03 - Dancing

2011 Compendium categories in blue are activities with MET values supported in published literature.
2011 Compendium categories in red are estimated MET values.

*References can be downloaded from the references page.

1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Dancing
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description
03010 6.0 03010 4.8 03010 5.0ballet, modern, or jazz, general, rehearsal or class
    03012
6.8
ballet, modern, or jazz, performance, vigorous effort
    03014
4.8
tap
03015 6.0 03015 6.5 03015 7.3aerobic, general
. . 03016 8.5 03016 7.5 aerobic, step, with 6 - 8 inch step
. . 03017 10.0 03017 9.5aerobic, step, with 10 - 12 inch step
    03018
5.5
aerobic, step, with 4-inch step
    03019
8.5
bench step class, general
03020 5.0 03020 5.0 03020 5.0 aerobic, low impact
03021 7.0 03021 7.0 03021 7.3 aerobic, high impact
    03022
10.0
aerobic dance wearing 10-15 lb weights
03025 4.5 03025 4.5 03025 4.5 ethnic or cultural dancing (e.g., Greek, Middle Eastern, hula, salsa, merengue, bamba y plena, flamenco, belly, and swing)
03030 5.5 03030 5.5 03030 5.5 ballroom, fast (Taylor Code 125)
. . 03031 4.5 03031 7.8general dancing (e.g., disco, folk, Irish step dancing, line dancing, polka, contra, country)
    03038
11.3
ballroom dancing, competitive, general
03040 3.0 03040 3.0 03040 3.0 ballroom, slow (e.g., waltz, foxtrot, slow dancing, samba, tango, 19th century dance, mambo, cha cha)
. . 03050 5.5 03050 5.5 Anishinaabe Jingle Dancing
    03060
3.5
Caribbean dance (Abakua, Beguine, Bellair, Bongo, Brukin's, Caribbean Quadrills, Dinki Mini, Gere, Gumbay, Ibo, Jonkonnu, Kumina, Oreisha, Jambu)