Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dance with Julianne Cardio Ballroom|
Actor: Julianne Hough
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
CARDIO BALLROOM — Two-time ?Dancing with the Stars? champion Julianne Hough is ready to share her best-kept secrets and techniques for getting a lean, toned dancer?s physique! Known for her standout choreography, contagious... more »
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One of the best Dance Workouts EVER!
Fran C. Heller | New York, New York | 12/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Drenched and happy. That's me after doing Julianne Hough's Cardio Ballroom for the first time today. (I was lucky enough to get an advance copy.) What a wonderful and challenging workout...and what a wonderful and adorable instructor! Julianne's directions are clear, easy to understand, and she builds her routines easily, cleanly, logically and so quickly that, before you know it, you feel like you're doing the cha-cha, jive and paso doble on Dancing with the Stars with her. I've done ballroom and latin dancing as an amateur and definitely recommend that everyone - even dancers - start by taking the private lesson first, before trying out the full workout, to become familiar with the basic movements and steps. Then, the first time you do the full workout, don't try to copy her every move immediately -- learn it gradually: get the "footwork" down first, then add the arms and then the styling as you become more comfortable with the choreography. This is a workout that you'll get better at and have more fun with each time you do it. Great warm up and cool down too. Best of all, when you work out with Julianne, you'll sweat profusely and you'll have a ball, but you won't feel like you're exercising. You're dancing. And if you love to dance, this is the workout for you."
Now That's What You Call a Ballroom Workout!
Lauren | South Florida | 12/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Julianne Hough as a dancer to begin with, and especially her teaching style, so I would have bought this DVD regardless. After just trying it for the first time, I can honestly say I am exhausted. I have been a dancer since the age of 3, and this was a a challenging DVD at first. I love how you are constantly moving, but it is not a beginner DVD where you only learn steps like in the DTWS DVDs (those are great for beginners). You a learning a routine, which is more fun.
I would recommend this DVD to anyone who wants to dance away their weight. It really is a great workout!"
So excited to have this video!!
Barbie Girl - Michigan | 12/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Dancing with the Stars fan like me, and always wish after each show that you could dance like the stars, but don't have a partner to take lessons with -this video is just what you need! Julianne Hough is such a motivating instructor and wanting a body like hers will keep you dancing right along with her!
This video is challenging at first, especially if you haven't had professional dance lessons, so I would recommend taking Julianne's private dance lesson first (also on the DVD) before starting the routines. She breaks down the footwork, making it easier to learn and practice before putting all of the steps together. Once you move onto the routines, you will definitely feel your muscles working with all of the twists, turns, and flirty moves! This is a must have for any DWTS fan or for those who want to learn how to Latin or Ballroom dance in the comfort of their own home. Get ready to sweat and shake that booty - so fun!"
Fun and Effective and ADDICTIVE!
S. Ratsavong | CLEVELAND, OH, US | 01/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had never done any videos on my own, least of all dance videos, so I was a little hesitant at all. I also have zero formal dance experience. Also, I rarely comment on products I buy, even if I like them. Finally, while I am not large, I have not worked out regularly in awhile and was scared I would fail. Once this got started, however, I knew instantly that I was a fan and that I had to share it with others. In fact, my roommate, who was at first not interested in doing it stood around watching and doing it in her jeans until she could not stand it and changed into some workout clothes to join me--I ended up doing the video for 2 hours and didn't even realize it! Okay, to the video: Julianne is perky and adorable, like a sweet friend. She is encouraging, but not demeaning or pretentious, speaking to you like the adult you are, which I found to be very important. This helps because 1) you do not mind listening to her, and 2) I can see the longevity of the video because I won't get bored or annoyed at her telling me step-by-step each time. This has some disadvantages, I can imagine, if you absolutely must have counting and verrry slow step by step approach--I like to just get into the nitty gritty, so to speak. Even with the practice, it was a bit difficult to pick up, but I don't think it will take long, and is more fun and challenging this way. The three dances she teaches, the cha cha, jive and paso are a ton of fun, and the music is great. I was thinking after we got good at this video we could even change it up and turn on our own latin music later. BTW, the jive is a killer workout, and gives you great cardio! So the conclusion: 1) Julianne is a great easygoing instructor 2) the moves are challenging and potentially complicated for beginners, but because they are difficult to learn and pick up, the video has greater longevity 3) the dances are a workout and you will sweat a lot 4) the dances are so fun you won't even realize you're working out! If anyone fails to sweat or feel their body work doing this video, I do not believe they are really trying, doing the moves correctly or generally putting energy into it. I highly recommend this video. You will sweat, but you will have fun!"