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Samba Party Workout 1: Brazilian Rhythm Celebration
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"Her decade long effort to share the music and dance of her country has paid off." Melinda Ann Yao, Valley Voice Reporter
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The menu options are: Guidelines, Complete workout, Workout chapters, Learning the moves, About Samba, About Brazil & Credits
It's set on the street with 5 girls dancing backup & live band on the sidewalk.
She teaches the steps not only in it's own menu option: basic step (more open step back & forth), samba roll (hip circle), samba box (more open regular box step), samba (simplified samba easy step & raises heart rate), samba twist (twisted grapevine, really works the obliques & abs) & samba groove (easy step w/letting go of abs & chest back & forth) but also when she first introduces the dvd. She teaches in half times a few times with some basic cues which is enough to get it for almost anyone.
The pace is great, she doesn't let you take a break, only drop to basic step in between. She builds up the 6 different steps into a routine.
The only minor complaints I have is I wish there were more steps & the band is just percussion, so to me it can get boring/tedious after a while.
This is great for those who don't know how latin dance & moderately workout. Those who are in great shape & already know latin dancing might find this too easy.
There's a trailer of this & her other dvds at: collegevideo com
Vanessa is VERY thorough in going over each move. In fact, too thorough, in my opinion. You will go over one move several times, then go to the next one several times, then back to the first one several times, and so on. It keeps progressing like this, which is great the first few times you do it, but after awhile it can be boring because you've learned the steps already, and there is no option to skip the "instruction" part and just go to the dance. This is actually my problem with a lot of dance dvd's-it's nice to have thorough cues the first few times you do it, but after awhile it just gets annoying and boring. And-there aren't that many "moves" on here to begin with, so you almost feel as if she is just trying to fill in time by repeating everything a thousand times.
So, it is fun to do, and will get your heart rate up a bit. But after about 4-5 times, you may get sick of it. I do love samba though, so I hope she will release another video sometime soon!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is exactly what I wished for. Vanessa has an exciting way presenting the workout. I often do these exercises!"Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very easy to follow and you will learn how to dance samba :)Published 13 months ago by Keny Rodriguez
Moving and shaking with this dvd! You will get fit and learn sexy dance moves! Love it!Published 22 months ago by MamaSun knows best
I recommend this video to anyone who loves to dance and have fun. The instructor is very easy to follow, and makes you forget that you're working out at all. Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by S.E.T.B.
Already have Samba Party Workout 2 and this is just as good as it. I start with the second workout and go to this one next for a really good workout. Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by Jan R.
I tried to use at the beggining, but i forgat to coninue to exercesie. I need to be consistent to get results.Published on December 6, 2013 by cris
Samba Brazilian Workout it's a very simple and short workout. It incorporates samba beats and easy steps as well as resistance exercises. Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Fun and fast. Great for your legs. Easy to follow dance steps. A great beginner workout. Nice for off days.Published on May 16, 2013 by workoutnut