Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dance Off the Inches - Calorie Blasting Party|
Actors: Juliane Arney, Julianne Arney
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Special Interests, Sports, Exercise & Fitness
Welcome to Dance Off the Inches Calorie Blasting Party. This party is for EVERYONE, so set aside your inhibitions and let?s groove! Dance leader Julz Arney and her friends take you through four different dance sequences th... more »
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Fun dance workout which can easily be broken into shorter se
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 04/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Calorie Blasting Party is a fun, 42-minute dance workout which is made up of the following segments: a 4-minute warm up, four choreographed dance sequences (each consisting of about 4-5 individual dance patterns), and a 3-minute cool down. Instructor Julianne "Julz" Arney teaches the dances using a unique, 3-tempo format. First, she will introduce the steps at the slowest tempo, Tempo 1. Then, once you have the basic idea, she will speed it up a little to Tempo 2, giving you some additional time to practice. Finally, you'll perform the dance at full tempo, Tempo 3.
As mentioned above, the dance sequences (about 8 minutes each) consist of 4-5 individual dance patterns which Julz teaches one-by-one. I have trouble with complex choreography, but I generally found the steps here to be simple, easy-to-learn, and fun as well; there were a few times during the workout that I struggled to follow along, but that didn't seem to matter much as long as I was moving. I do think that doing the steps at the slowest tempo sometimes made them actually HARDER to replicate; I would have preferred moving more quickly to Tempo 2. Furthermore, it would have been great to have a Tempo 3 only option on the DVD for once you are already familiar with the workout.
The DVD is well-chaptered, which is nice because you can easily do only a couple of the dances if you're looking for a shorter workout. In addition, a 5-minute bonus "Dance Off" combines some of the moves previously learned, in an all Tempo 3 segment--I liked this but would've liked it even better if it was longer. The first time I tried this workout, I had trouble keeping my heart rate in my target zone, but the second time (which was following a strength workout), my HR definitely stayed elevated; I expect that it will be even easier to keep my HR up once I become more familiar with the moves.
Overall, I am happy with this workout and believe that I will get a lot of use out of it."
Good workout but boring...
Y. Li | 06/07/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"What I like about the workout is that it is easy to follow. The instructor breaks it down slowly first then do the moves up-tempo. It provides a decent workout for beginners.
On the downside, the workout must be targeted toward an older crowd because the decor/outfits/and routine are just uninspiring. I just could not bring myself to do it again."
Much the same
Miss Mia | KY | 07/21/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have been looking for something to help me get started on a regular exercise routine. So, I checked out this DVD from my local library and I am so glad I didn't buy it first.
I thought this video would be very different from all the rest, but it just reminded me of a slightly updated version of the old Kathy Smith dance video, but at breakneck speed. I would rather learn dance than jazzercise. Sorry.
I didn't even finish the first work out. I recommend you try it before you buy."