Dance with Julianne: Cardio Ballroom
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One-On-One Personal Dance Lesson With Julianne! This is your chance to learn from the best! In this bonus feature Julianne will break down key steps at a slower pace and refine those little details that will make your dance “ballroom beautiful!” Take this personal dance lesson before your first workout to make your dance flow smoother. Or do it any time you want some extra fine-tuning for your steps.
Selected as Shape Magazine's DVD of the Month for December 2009.
Hough is perfectly charismatic on camera, and though her lean dancer body may at first seem intimidating, in fact, Hough's approach is so down-to-earth and inclusive that even true beginners will feel comfortable and right at home. The moves revolve around several key ballroom styles, including the cha-cha and the jive. All the moves are chosen, Hough says, for their ability to raise the heart rate and burn calories--but also because dance moves create "a lean, sleek body--not chunky or awkwardly shaped." (And if one can get even halfway toward Hough's own sleek physique, that's plenty of inspiration right there.) The steps are very easy to follow, and Hough keeps the routines simple, stepping up the intensity with optional hops, squats, and spins. "If you feel awkward," she says, especially to beginners, "then you're doing it right." Each subsequent time of doing the workout becomes more fun, as the viewer/exerciser feels more like part of Hough's "troupe."
The 55-minute workout includes good warm-ups and stretches, will get your heart rate up, and will also work key areas like the hips and waist, which can become stiff in a sedentary lifestyle. Extras include a step-by-step "lesson" from Hough so the viewer can truly understand specific moves, and a very engaging interview with Hough on why she chose this workout: "You can do this with friends, and laugh at the same time," Hough says. "You can't really laugh while lifting weights." --A.T. Hurley
Personal Dance Lesson with Julianne
Behind The Scenes Interview
Top Customer Reviews
1. Julianne is facing you so you are dancing to a mirror image. It would have been nice to have her break down the moves by following her footwork exactly. Matter of fact while teaching a move she says to always cross right over, yet in the video she was doing left over right?? Confusing
2. Too fast from the start. Most instructors start at a slow pace so you are comfortable with the moves before moving on to a faster tempo. I have trouble keeping up with the music because I don't have my footwork down yet.
3. Camera doesn't show the footwork enough. OK, it's bad enough I'm trying to follow a mirror image but what's worse it that the camera is constantly zooming in on Julianne's face. She is a beautiful girl, but it's her FEET I need to see to learn the dance! At least show a full body shot or something.
4. Julianne is poor at teaching you HOW to do the moves. Again, she is just too fast. Basically just showing you what to do, not how to do it. She may be able to teach those stars how to dance, but in this video she doesn't think of beginners. Slow it down girl! Show me step by step please.
I do believe that if I were able to learn the routine and keep up with her moves, this would be a fun and fantastic workout. Sadly, this video just makes it too hard to learn. I give it one star because it is NOT for beginners! Had it not been marketed for beginners, I would have given it an extra star or two, blaming myself for not being able to keep up.
I would recommend this DVD to anyone who wants to dance away their weight. It really is a great workout!
This video is challenging at first, especially if you haven't had professional dance lessons, so I would recommend taking Julianne's private dance lesson first (also on the DVD) before starting the routines. She breaks down the footwork, making it easier to learn and practice before putting all of the steps together. Once you move onto the routines, you will definitely feel your muscles working with all of the twists, turns, and flirty moves! This is a must have for any DWTS fan or for those who want to learn how to Latin or Ballroom dance in the comfort of their own home. Get ready to sweat and shake that booty - so fun!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Don’t expect to do the moves the she does them, she’s way too fast and springy. I was a little disappointed because her tutorials aren’t really that helpful if you are trying to... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Nakomiah
This video feels more like an advertisement for Julianne Hough than an actual workout. I was literally uncomfortable doing some of these moves alone in my house. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ashbash
Ordered this twice. Both times it came with a defect on the disk that didn't allow it to play. Some kind of problem in manufacturing.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I have purchased several dance videos but I am not a dancer. In fact I have two left feet. This I must admit is one of the best videos I have ever seen. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alice Ceballos
Great and fun workout! It's great that she has a separate section to break down a few steps so you learn then quickly for the routine. I think she explains things well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A.M.
Well she is nice to look at but hard to keep up with her. She is a great dancer and in great shape but she is not an instructor. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Annie
I was excited to get this workout, but it was very fast-paced. You need a little dance background for this one.Published 6 months ago by Mrs Cotton