Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Ballet Workout Vol 2 Strength and Conditioning|
Actor: Melissa Lowe
Genres: Television, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Exercise & Fitness
Discover the joy of movement and the beauty of dance with the second program in this series by Instructor Melissa Lowe. Melissa introduces two new workouts that will help you strengthen your muscles, get rid of cellulite,... more »
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Even better than the Ballet Workout!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Melissa Lowe tops herself with this sequel workout tape which emphasises several major exercises, and all of the positions. However, this tape also has a downfall, Ms. Lowe doesn't explain the steps as well as she did in the first video. But, if you are wanting to start ballet or need a guide to practice at home, I recommend her to everyone!"
A good follow-up to the first Ballet Workout
Jocelyn R. Davis | Santa Fe, NM | 12/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you don't have any ballet training, this video probably isn't for you. If you do, though, it's a good follow-up to the first Ballet Workout. The exercises are a little more elaborate and faster-paced -- also more engaging -- than in the Workout I. There is more emphasis on balance, and a greater variety of steps. M. Lowe does not explain or demonstrate the exercises in advance, which is what would make this tape frustrating for a beginner. (But it would get pretty boring listening to her explain them every single time you ran through the tape, which is why I think she leaves out the explanations. The first few times through, I just watched each exercise and then rewound.) The pink and blue leotards are indeed headache-inducing, as someone else commented. Overall, though, it's a good ballet class for intermediate or advanced dancers, with a good model to follow."
Melissa does a great job teaching beginners to advanced.
Jocelyn R. Davis | 10/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the fact that she has people facing forward and backward, giving you the ease to follow along. Having taken minimal ballet I find it easy to follow, yet very challenging with an overall body work out."
Claire | 01/31/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I fail to find any value in this video for a beginner or advanced student. At 39 years old I classify myself as a beginner, though I've taken many classes. I enjoy ballet for it's posture and toning benefits. An advanced student would be bored by this workout-- #1- Very poor stretching and warm-up. #2- Other than a lenghthy discription of the english translation for the french term before each step, the instructor fails to give the most basic instructions--(4xxx followed by a x in 1st, 2nd, 5th repeat with the left side.) #3- May as well be using a book as the instructor doesn't call out the steps as your doing them-- nor the basic reminders of "stretch your spine, pull in your stomach, etc" #4- The many dancers and camera angles I found distracting #5- Certainly not the cardio workout I've received in past classes or even with a book. In short I can't think of anyone who would find this tape beneficial."