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
Not very good, it appears they are making up the routing as they are going along. Also some awkward flirting.
Very little repetition.
I've done this DVD a couple of times now and like it a lot. I've been doing dance workouts on a regular basis since the beginning of February and I have found the workouts in these... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good workouts, if only it did the workout for me! Ha!Published 4 months ago by Burlap and Butter Knives
Not a terrible dvd, but don't bother if you're looking for something to give you a good workout.Published 5 months ago by Jessica
horrible, maybe if you are a beginner you will like it, I am somewhat advanced workout 7 days a week 45 min a day.Published 5 months ago by been
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 6 months 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 6 months ago by Debra A Bender