Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dance for Weightloss With Patricia Moreno|
Actor: Patricia Moreno
Genres: Special Interests, Exercise & Fitness
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Julie L. from WASHINGTON, DC
Reviewed on 12/11/2011...
it was fun
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Actually a good workout
YogaGirl | san francisco, ca United States | 05/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok. I was skeptical about buying this dvd. I was the one who trashed her first video because of horrible music. I threw that dvd in the garbage. This dvd is actually good, music included.
Setting: The same studio and same dancers as in the Dancers workout video. The dancers wear sneakers or jazz shoes. I did it barefoot. Works best on hard wood floors
Music: Smooth jazz with a definite beat. You can actually groove to the music, sort of. Mind you it's not hip shaking music but it's better than that generic Kenny G stuff she used in her last dvd.
Choreography: There is a 60 minute and 30 minute workout. The longer of the two goes over each step over and over again. The shorter workout goes over the steps quickly and ends with 1 run through of all the steps.
The movement is jazzy, no ballet here. Some leaps, turns, chasses, large leg movements. She goes over each step many many times. She does the routine 2x at the end. My only minor complaint is so what happens after you learn the routine. You have to go through the whole class again learning the steps. She should have added a performance section where you can go through the routines as many times as you want until you break a sweat. One solution I found is that if you are watching this dvd on your computer, the full routine is chapter 21 (60 minute) chapter 25 (30 minute), on media player, and you can just repeat the chapters as many times as you want. On the Broadway dance dvds, they have performance, step by step and work it sections. That way once you learn the routine, you can just go to the other sections and do it x times.
Also, there is no warm-up, stretching or cool down. The moves are fast but doable. I got 95% of it at the tempo, the first time around. As you learn the steps, you can make the movement bigger.
Overall: Will I do this again? Yes but I don't know for how long. I have been doing Soul Sweat for 3 months and I am still not tired of it. That is because it's a workout instead of learning a routine and the real workout at the end. I can see myself getting bored with the learning part after I already know the steps. I could use another dvd to warm-up and just go to the performance chapters and to do the routine xtimes, but that could get boring too.
Fantastic, even for the unncordinated!
Amber D. Dyson | military | 05/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i'm really impressed with this video. i'm a horrible dancer, and every video to teach dancing that i've tried has made me cry with shame. in the extras, there's a section where she breaks down every single move in the dance routine. she breaks down every single movement and goes pretty slowly (plus, there's rewind). i haven't worked up to incorporating everything into the 30 and 60 minute dance routines yet, but i'm just excited i can actually learn a move at a time! that's more than i've ever accomplished before. also, she's fun to learn from. she has a contagious smile/mood and encourages you to enjoy yourself instead of worrying about getting everything exactly right. that's nice :)"
Carmel | Scituate, MA | 01/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a lot of fun, it's all dancing so you better like dancing. It's fun and energetic. Great ab workout included on dvd and there are two options for the dance workout, 30 min and 60 min. It goes by quickly and you get a great workout."