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|Dance off the Inches Hip Hop Party|
Actor: Jennifer Galardi
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Getting Fit Doesn't Have To Feel Like Work. Anyone can 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,... more »
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Missy B. (missindependent) from S WILLIAMSPRT, PA
Reviewed on 1/19/2010...
Fun! Fun! Fun! You will be having so much fun dancing that you won't even realize that you are working out! Jennifer is a great instructor and easy to follow.
Separate step guide makes this workout a keeper
Gail | Iowa | 02/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own a number of dance workouts and this is my favorite so far. There is a step guide in a separate chapter, which can be used to learn the steps in half time. This is great because Jennifer does not have to slow down the tempo of the workouts to teach the steps in half time. The step guide is a fabulous idea and makes this DVD superior to most dance workout routines on the market. Because of my familiarity with dance DVD's, I only had to do the step guide once, but it was very helpful.
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.
My favorite of all of the Dance Off the Inches workouts!
Fitness Fan | Fullerton, CA USA | 12/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"DOTI Hip Hop Party, led by Jennifer Galardi, is a party in a box! Very fun hip hop moves...time just flew by! The workout runs 41 minutes with warmup and cooldown.
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!"
Fun, but a little too dancy ;-l
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 11/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jennifer Galardi sure can dance. I cannot (well, not like her) and so this can be a little frustrating because you want to get the moves down, but some are involved. Having said that, this is a fun workout and even if you don't do the moves exactly, you will still reap the benefits of having done a half hour or so of cardio.
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."