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Dancing With the Stars: Ballroom Buns & Abs (2010)

Cal Pozo  |  NR |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Cal Pozo
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0042FDCK4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,106 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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On ABC’s "Dancing with the Stars," contestants shed pounds and trim inches, and now you can too! Follow along with the gorgeously fit pro dancers Chelsie, Edyta and Kym, and you will Tango, Paso, and Rock your way to sexy dancer’s curves. Learn how to dance like a star while tightening the belly, sculpting the waistline, and lifting those buns. Each workout includes easy-to-follow steps that gradually develop into complete, body-sculpting routines.

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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was surprised at how good this was! December 6, 2010
Having done every DVD in the "Dancing with the Stars" (DWTS) workout series of DVDs and not being too impressed with the last toning-focused DVD, I was very surprised when I popped this one into the DVD player and found out that I got a great cardio workout, felt my legs tone up, AND had fun all at the same time in this DVD.

"Ballroom Buns and Abs" is divided into four sections: Rock, Paso Doble, Argentine Tango, and the Cooldown. Here is what I thought of all the routines seperately:

Rock'n Abs - Led by Edyta Sliwinska this routine is largely composed of Jive moves with a few other styles of moves mixed in. Edyta, who is upbeat and encouraging the whole time, teaches very well by slowing down the moves to half tempo and doing them with the viewer several times slowly before moving onto tempo and then the next step. The first 5 minute section is spent teaching you combo 1, and the second 5 minute section teaches you the first part of combo 2. Then the third 5 minutes finishes combo 2 and puts both combos together for a high cardio routine that you do a few times through. Although the moves are taught slowly, you will still get a cardio workout because the moves are really fast and high-impact with kicking, triple-stepping, and twisting included in them (very reminiscent of the moves in Jive sections of the previous DWTS DVDs). These moves are designed to work the abs, but I mostly felt this workout in my calves even though the twisting worked my abs a bit, too.

Paso Doble - Next up is the Paso Doble with Chelsea Hightower. The majority of the moves are traditional Paso Doble and Flamenco moves taught with leg-toning in mind. Chelsea is just as chirpy (without being over the top) as Edyta is, but she has a different teaching style.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tango, Paso & Rock your way to sexy dancer's curves? February 22, 2011
The DVD: Dancing With the Stars: Ballroom Buns & Abs

The PROMISE: Tango, Paso & Rock your way to sexy dancer's curves.

If you watch Dancing With The Stars (or So You Think You Can Dance), there's no denying that the lady dancers have, well, insano-bods. I mean seriously. LOOK at them! No wonder their outfits are so, barely there. Hell, if I were them, I'd be naked all the time!

Aside from wanting to live in their abs, I also wanted to learn how to move the way they do. I've been on a bit of a dance kick lately, so I was really excited to try this workout. Like most new dance workouts, I did this one twice before writing this review. And while my dreams of being ballroom dancing superstar are perhaps a little unrealistic at this point (lol, who am I kidding!), I might still be able to get a ballroom bum bum. Bring on the Tango!


* Running Time: 60 minutes total, broken up into 3 sections.
* # of Workouts: 1-3
* Equipment Needed: A chair for the Argentine Tango & a mirror will help.
* Trainers: Chelsie Hightower, Edyta Silwinska, Kim Johnson
* Bonus Features: Ability to customize your workout & a music only option (YAY!)
* Approx. Cost? $10 - $15 on

Music: Instrumental ballroom, matched to the style of dance. Very much in the background.

Style: Choreographed cardio & dance, with a focus on sculpting & repetition.

Difficulty: Intermediate. Moves are fast at times and not always well explained. Unless you're a dancer, expect a few run-throughs before you feel confident.

Best Suited For: Dancey peeps or those not afraid of a challenge.

The Morning After: Really felt some soreness in my tush & thighs. It wasn't terrible, but noticeable.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fun and entertaining April 5, 2011
By amy
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I have no prior dancing experience and read the reviews that said you would need some but bought this product anyhow. I do like this dvd, i am not very good at it but i strive to do better and it is fun. I would hate to have put it in and been able to do everything right the first time i like a challenge and this is. I have not had the dvd for very long but i have had fun learning and laughing while i make mistakes but also i feel the burn and my heart is racing when i am done.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just for the stars? January 3, 2011
When I first bought this dvd, I tried the Paso Doble combination, and after stumbling through the first 5 minutes, stubbing my toe on everything in my path (and on the ground itself) and catching a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I laughed and gave it up for lost. But later on when I was more motivated and energized I picked it back up and kept trying. And it turned out to be a lot of fun! Challenging, but very rewarding. This is definitely not a workout video that's very easy to do the first time around, but if you have some rhythm and some will power, you can shape up, and get your heart pumping. (And maybe learn a few very sexy dance steps to go with those abs in the process *wink*)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Yet January 25, 2011
By jlu
I have never reviewed any workout DVD before, but I was so impressed with this one I had to let people know. I have bought previous Dancing with the Stars workout DVDs before, and if you're in the right mood they are a nice modest workout. This one, Ballroom Buns & Abs, is much tougher and much more enjoyable. Coming from a dancing background, I love that it feels like an actual routine versus just learning steps and doing them consecutively, AND that the routines are fun! If you want a dancing workout video with good cardio and toning, give this one a try. You won't be disappointed,
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I didn't like it at the beginning, but after a while, I love it!
Published 2 months ago by L. Chu
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Workout - Beginner to intermediate
I am starting to work out more to get back in shape. I have not worked with this video to long, but out of the videos I have, this is one of my favorites so far. Read more
Published 4 months ago by eaytech
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Impressed
I am a fan of dance work out DVDs, but this one did not impress me. As a dance instructor, I can tell you that the instruction in this DVD is subpar, not to mention the fact that... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kelley Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Workout
If you are looking for a great intense workout, this is it! Just what I was looking for. Fast shipping. Great value. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tina H.
3.0 out of 5 stars Very intense, but a little dancing background helps
I got these with the thought of doing them at home. I have a 2 and 4 yo and they will not give you the time or space to do them :) You need A LOT of room to get the full impact of... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Heather
4.0 out of 5 stars love it!!!
love the show and love the workout video as well. everything arrived on time and in great shape. can't wait to start losing
Published 8 months ago by Tammy R. Trivett
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard Work
This video offers a great workout. I am proof that you don't have to be a dancer to do it. I make sure that I am home alone as I feel like a duck out of water. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Marylin Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun time
I ordered this DVD as my - toning - DVD . I like the fact that I can get in shape in the comfort of my home .
Published 13 months ago by Silent
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners
I am a very regular exercises, I have zumba, dancing with the stars, crunch cardio and 10 min solutions. I found this dvd to be ok. Read more
Published 15 months ago by been
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners
I found this somewhat too challenging. Good workout though, even if you almost keep up. Best of luck to you.
Published 17 months ago by Becquart Sandra
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