Dancing With the Stars - Cardio Dance
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1) 5 minute warmup led by all three- Ashly, Maksim, and Kym. Pretty good warmup but too short to be of much benefit.
2) 10 minutes- paso doble led by Maksim. Not too bad. Pretty easy to follow along. A lot of lunges- hard on joints, especially knees. For me, I would do a different step for that part.
3)10 minutes- an extremely fast cha cha led by Ashly. I found her voice too high and chirpy; she kept repeating steps ie. back, back, back. Very annoying. Ended up skipping all together because too hard to follow.
4)10 minutes- samba led by Kym. Fairly easy to follow. A lot twisting and jumping type moves- you definitely feel the "burn" in your hips and buns! After more practice it'd probably be easier. I'm a bit uncoordinated so I may need more time than most.
5)10 minutes- jive led by all three. Really fast, more complicated steps. Needed to be broken down and done slower (at least to start out with). A lot of jumping and kicking. Not too bad on your joints. Again, following along may become easier after more attempts. This dance is probably easier for more experienced dancers... At least I'd hope- the pros make it look so easy, their movements smooth and fluid... Gotta give credit to the stars that manage to pull off this dance- it's not easy!
6) 10 minutes- "improv" led by all three. This section is a complete waste of time. They're just doing whatever they feel like. The other two have a hard enough time following the one leading- and we're supposed to follow?? I'm going to be skipping this part in the future.Read more ›
This is one of the best workout DVD's I've ever had (definitely the best dance DVD), and the previous reviews don't do it justice. Yes, it's a DANCE workout -- and yes, they just show you the steps and then get it on with the routine. However ... if you've EVER done any formal dance moves, you'll know or can pick up most of these moves anyway.
I'm not a dancer, but I've taken aerobics dance classes, a line dance class, and recently an intro to ballroom (yes, because of DANCING WITH THE STARS). I had no problem at all following this tape. When they showed a cha-cha step or a triple step or a turn, for instance, I already knew it. (BTW, it was not the ballroom class that taught me this, but the more general dance aerobics). The few steps I didn't know I just watched. The dancers repeated them several times (and the camera shows them full body), even if they didn't break them down and show them to you slowly. I caught on.
The workout was incredible! The individual dances are really long (ten minutes each of continuous movement), plus a warmup and cooldown which were each five minutes. The DVD has some excellent features, among them the opportunity to program your own custom workout. I did the warmup, the cha cha, the jive and the cooldown, which was 30 minutes total, and I could feel it in every single muscle when I was done.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Overall, I like this DVD, but it's not one to start with if you don't have dance experience or haven't tried the other Dancing With the Stars DVDs. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L.K. Campbell
I bought this video a number of years ago and didn't have time to use it! I finally did today and it is a really good workout. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Debra A Bender
I love the workouts. I think its a little challenging but really great workout.Published 3 months ago by Kaitlynn Ramirez
Great workout a little fast for someone older but great music on it. Packaging and arrived on time.Published 4 months ago by Deborah Godfrey
After I ordered this video, and before it got here, I shattered my knee so, I haven't had a chance to use it.Published 6 months ago by lady kroft
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|Dancing with the stars work out||
Its almost an hour but is broken up into dance segments so you can do as little as 15 min. to the full hour. It takes up quite a bit of space, lots of walking, turning, and moving around. I suppose you could just stay in one spot even though they are moving around the floor. You could make it... Read More
Sep 3, 2007 by Amazon Customer | See all 3 posts
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it's 60 minutes total if you do all the parts. I did the workout in my bedroom which has hardly any floor space- so that shouldn't be an issue.
May 5, 2007 by C. Widman | See all 2 posts
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