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Dancing with the Stars: Dance Body Tone (2009)

Kym Johnson , Lacey Schwimmer , Cal Pozo  |  NR |  DVD
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kym Johnson, Lacey Schwimmer, Dmitry Chaplin
  • Directors: Cal Pozo
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: December 1, 2009
  • Run Time: 51 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002P8LKB8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,474 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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On ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS™, contestants shed countless pounds and inches, and now you can too! With three fun routines – a sizzling Latin combo, a tantalizing Tango, and a jazzy-funk Freestyle – pro dancers Kym, Dmitry and Lacey will teach you to dance like a star as you shrink your waistline and sculpt lean muscle. Transform your body with this body-sculpting routine and achieve a stronger, sexier you!

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Toning? Not really. December 8, 2009
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This dancing workout is different from all of the other DWTS workouts. I was expecting it to be like "DWTS: Dance Off the Pounds" but it was totally different. While in "Dance Off the Pounds" each of the three dances was a full routine, some of these dances were not full routines. Yet, they weren't just moves taught to you. Let me explain. . .

There is no warm-up so you go directly to the first workout.

Latin-This 15 minute workout is divided into three 5 minute workouts. The first one is Rumba, the second Cha-Cha, and the third was a Cha-Cha/Merengue mix. The back of the box said to expect Mambo, but I didn't really see any Mambo steps except for maybe one. Maybe. The Rumba is easy and beginners could probably do it. Cha-Cha is a bit quicker and it slightly resembles the Cha-Cha routine on the "Cardio Dance" DVD. The Cha-Cha Merengue was nice, but it features some moves that are more ab toning and less dance. Kym Johnson leads this, and she is a better instructor than in the other video. However, this section just seemed too feminine. There were no male backups and the moves were a little slinky. Focuses on toning abs.

Tango-I LOVED this section! Led by Dmitry Chaplin, it had the same format as the Latin with three 5 minute workouts. The moves were SO fun. The music was GREAT! You really felt like you were really dancing! Unfortunately, this routine has no real purpose except for teaching some really fun steps. It is not cardio at all, and while it tries to tone legs, it fails. At least it does for me.

Freestyle-This routine, led by Lacey Schwimmer IS a full routine. It has NO toning whatsoever, but it takes Jive, Latin, and other steps and adds a hip-hop style to them.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better workout than it appears! December 21, 2009
I purchased this with the other DWTS DVD. I definitely prefer "Dance off the Pounds" to the "Dance Body Tone" DVD.

However, it was hard to go into DVD with an open mind since I loved "Dance Off the POunds" so much, but if you do, you will find that it is actually a good workout, if you put the energy the instructors have for these moves into it.

The first section was Latin dance with Kym. It's called an "ab blast" but honestly, I didn't feel as though I was doing anything really strenuous. There is Rhumba, Cha Cha and Merengue here. The moves are pretty good, not fast paced and easy to get down on the first try. But that was the problem I had. It felt more like I was swaying my hips continuously for 15 mins and that's all. I was a little let down with this section and worried that they were reverting back to the older DWTS DVDs. But I was pleasantly surprised that the next day, my abs and hips did feel like they were worked, albeit not sore exactly, but "stretched out". So this section DID serve it's purpose.

Second up was the Tango/Argentine Tango section with Dmitry. This section was a lot of fun and I felt sexy doing it. I didn't work up a huge sweat since the tango is not a fast dance, and the moves are broken down slowly. But doing the leg flicks you see them do on the show was a lot of fun. Great little section but I really didn't think it was toning anything. Well here I am the day after and let me tell you, was I wrong! My legs and butt are a little sore and I am really surprised. The thing with this section is, you are doing a lot of lunges and steps that you "sit in" so you are doing a lot of thigh and glute work! And you don't realize that. So it was a really pleasant surprise.

Last up was the Freestyle section with Lacey.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hard to follow January 3, 2010
I was quite disappointed with this video. I workout on a regular basis and was hoping to add dance into my routine to change things up. However, this was not the DVD to start with.

The other reviews did a good job of explaining the different sets on the DVD so I won't talk to much about those. i will say that I feel like I got the best workout from the first routine, the Latin routine, which was focused on abs. The other two didn't do much for me.

But the real issue I has was not being able to keep up with the steps. I am no a dancer at all, but my sister has been dancing all her life and is in a show choir now and she had a hard time keeping up with the steps. Often times you only see the steps once before you do them at tempo. I also felt like I needed a lot more space than would be available anywhere in my home.

If you want to learn the dances this may be a good DVD for you. If you are a beginner or are looking for a good workout I would suggest skipping this video.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better...A little disappointed January 7, 2010
I borrowed this DVD from the library to preview it before I purchased it. Some other reviewers commented on the lack of a warm up and the type of instructions given. I do have to agree with these comments. The DVD does have a cool down, which is a plus. First up is Kym, who leads some Latin-style moves. Not too inspiring, just a lot of hips swaying; I wasn't sure if it really counted as a dance or a workout. This segment was quite disjointed. Next was Dmitri, who leads a tango style routine. His instructions are clear and he does go slow- at least 3 times so you get it. His routine is more of a routine, but I didn't feel too challenged. Last is Lacey with Freestyle. Now, while I didn't care for this style of dance, sort of hip-hop/jive/bouncy, it IS the best workout. First, it's VERY aerobic and secondly, it is a whole little routine from start to finish. She breaks it into sections and builds upon what was done. Then she goes through the whole routine several times. There's some jumping, so it's not quite low impact. Of the 3 dances, this one made me feel like I was working out.

All in all, I was disappointed and a, glad that I did not purchase this DVD.

What I do recommend is the DWTS Latin Cardio with Maks and Cheryl. It's not perfect and sometimes her instructions are a bit fast, but you feel like you've exercised. There is a nice warm up and cool down and 4 dances to choose from.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by johnny b
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not the dvd for people new to dance ...
This is not the dvd for people new to dance or cardio dance. I have some background, but these workouts assume a significant amount of prior knowledge of dance types and steps and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Emily M. Rasely
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun easy workout
I won't break down the sections as that is already done nicely here. REgarding the no warm up complaint many had I used the cool down as a warm up and it worked nicely. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bird Lover
2.0 out of 5 stars A little more explanation...
I suppose this "workout" would be fun if it weren't so frustrating. I'm admittedly not a dancer, but I'm not a dunce and I am able to follow instruction. Read more
Published on July 13, 2011 by GoodMusicJunkie
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Fun!
This exercise video is a lot of fun but challenging enough that I'm still not bored with it. It's been at least six months since I bought it! Read more
Published on July 2, 2011 by Adrienne G. Stone
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
It was too difficult for me to catch on to the first time so now I'm not interested. Maybe if you are really motivated and keep trying or if you have dance experience it would be... Read more
Published on June 21, 2011 by Dee
3.0 out of 5 stars Not great for beginners
You really need to know somewhat how to dance to this.. It's very fast paced, with little instruction. Read more
Published on October 4, 2010 by Mary
4.0 out of 5 stars Great exercise for those who love to dance
I have all the DWTS workout videos and they are all good and they get you to sweat and burn off so many calories while having fun and doing something I love...dancing. Read more
Published on August 2, 2010 by Ivette
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money.
Somehow the creators of this DVD managed to find BORING latin dance music! IMHO a difficult task! Other than that, reviews by Rayna, B.Glass and Justin Bailey said it all. Read more
Published on July 7, 2010 by Patricia A. Benson
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this DVD!
In reading the reviews I see that a lot of people are comparing this to the Dance Off the Pounds DWTS DVD. Read more
Published on July 6, 2010 by Katie
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