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dance off the inches we ve made it easy. Just 10
moves are all you need to dance this hip hop routine
and we ll show you how. No matter what your age or
fitness level, you can have a great time while dancing
your way into great shape. You ll want to do this
workout because it s FUN and that s the secret. The
more you do it, the more inches you ll lose. It s that
simple. Losing inches has never been so easy!
Welcome to Dance Off the Inches Hip Hop Party. This
fun and funky dance workout will help you melt
calories plus tone and tighten your abs. We all know
that dance is an effective way to slim down, but here
you get an extra bonus: the motion used in hip hop
dance is known for developing unparalleled flat, sleek
abs without crunches! Who doesn t love that? For this
program, dancer Jennifer Galardi has created a routine
using three different styles of hip hop that will have
you losing inches, gaining confidence, feeling good
and looking great.
Top Customer Reviews
During the workouts, Jennifer still introduces each step with the feet first, followed by adding the arms. And she does the typical build of multiple steps for each routine. To learn the routines, I focus on learning the steps first and then I add the arms in later attempts.
Jennifer is an excellent instructor. She does a great job of providing good advance cues for step changes. She also cues "left or right" that is the opposite of her left or right (mirror form), so it is easy to follow her lead.
Potential customers may be put off by the fact that this is a hip hop dance routine. Never fear. I really liked mixing things up from the usual Latin and Jazz routines. But, be ready for a lot of hip action.
I am at an age (54) and weight where my knees do not tolerate a lot of abuse. I was still able to do almost all of the routines or I could easily modify what Jennifer was doing to be a little more knee friendly. (No frog stretches for me!)
All in all, I highly recommend this DVD for people who want some exercise with a lot of variation and a high fun factor.
Unlike the previous DOTI's (which have pretty simple choreography), with this one you might want to actually view the step guide before jumping in...there are several moves that Jennifer says she covered in the step guide, she just starts the move in the workout with very little instruction and I was lost a couple of times!
The music in this DOTI is Much Better than the music in the other ones...it very much matched the routine. Hip Hop Party is also more intense than any of the other DOTI's...and more fun as well!
The only reason I didn't give this one 5 stars is that it's quite difficult to do on carpet. Lots of twisting movement that can torque your knees if you're doing this one on a carpeted surface. I had to modify LOTS to make this workout work on my living room carpet.
Highly recommended to intermediates with dance experience AND a non-carpeted surface to work out on!
The Sexy Smooth Hip Hop portion is my least favorite. The steps aren't particularly hard to understand, but that section has a lot of hip rolls and body rolls. As someone who's not so good at pulling off hip rolls, it makes that section of the DVD frustrating for me. I can always skip that section, though.
The Basic Hip Hop section was the easiest in my opinion, especially after going through the step guide. I also liked the World Hip Hop section, which I thought had the most interesting moves.
CHAPTERS (Note: The chapter listing in the booklet is incorrect and leaves out the World Hip Hop chapter. This is the chapter listing from the DVD itself with my notes on the contents and length of each section.)
1. Introduction - This is basically what you see in the video preview on this page - Jennifer's introduction of the DVD. (1.5 minutes)
2. Warm Up - Marching in place, shoulder rolls, isolation stomach moves, hip rolls (4 minutes)
3. Basic Hip Hop - Slides, punches, butterfly, throw down, pelvic thrusts (10.5 minutes)
4. Sexy Smooth Hip Hop - catwalk, hip rolls, kickball changes, body rolls, drags (11.5 minutes)
5. World Hip Hop - lunges, salsa twists, box step, chest pumps and pops, heel digs, shimmy shakes (11 minutes)
6. Cool Down - breathing exercises, pliés, stretches (4.5 minutes)
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The Old-School style of dance is my favourite here. She takes some time to help you learn the moves, but you'll possibly need to watch this several times to get it right. I like the Throw Down moves and the Slithers. The 15 minute tutorial on how to do the hip hop style is helpful, but as long as you don't concentrate too hard on perfecting your moves, you'll have fun too and enjoy this as much as I do.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started with Jennifer Galardi and a few other dvds. This one is super fun though I feel silly doing it now. I'm not one to do dance videos for exercise but its really good. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Piper
I'm a very average at zumba - definitely nothing special, with no background in dance. I got this video for the weeks I can't get to my class, but it was just a little too easy for... Read morePublished 11 days ago by ShopperLiz
thanks came in timely manner in good condition tho not what expectedPublished 1 month ago by Barbara L. Gregory
As a beginner, I do find it difficult to follow and am not a fan of the music (cheesy and dated), but it is still good workout:)Published 2 months ago by Saj
Received on time, decent work out. However, from who I bought it from, it was a little dirty. Something fell out of the package when I got it... Read morePublished 3 months ago by EmiliaWink
This video is great. Challenging but fun. She breaks down the steps so you know what to do. I didn't use it to lose weigh, just tone up. You definitely feel the burn!Published 3 months ago by Samantha Rose