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|Dancefit Cardio - Latin and Retro Mix|
Actors: Mallet, Pozo
Director: Cal Pozo
Genres: Educational, Exercise & Fitness
In DanceFit Cardio: Latin & Retro Mix — Join dance/fitness expert Tracey Mallet in several short heart-pumping routines that combine basic dance steps with aerobic and jazz dancing. These fun, invigorating, fat-burning work... more »
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Samantha Robertson | Cordova, TN United States | 04/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I started this DVD once and stopped it because the warm up seemed SOOOO slow. This weekend, I had some extra time, so gave it another try. While I may not burn as many calories as with, say, a Turbo Jam video, but it's a lot of fun and one I can see keeping in my rotation."
Fun, retro dance workout for beginners
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 06/30/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Menu: basic play/chapter choices & bonus partner dance
Presentation: Professional w/large stage in industrial w/moving graphic back screen w/four women in 20s in great shape as backup dancers.
Latin & Retro Mix Warm-up (7 min) - Cal Pozo w/the four women at first VERY slowly, then normal tempo of basic "break step" that is the basis of mambo, salsa, etc. Latin dance moves. He also does the salsa front/back, then side step, cha-cha, samba & triple step (used in swing.) Cal does move a bit too slow at first, but he instructs well.
Salsa Sizzle (10 min) - Tracey Mallet instructs w/four women immediately w/the salsa, etc. steps in tempo you just learned, she adds other cross steps, a couple hops, dancing in a circle w/moves you learned in the warm-up, figure 8s, clubby chest thrusts, a flamanco move, quick step knee shifts, a foot in front of foot side step that really tones the middle, a couple of others. She doesn't tell you the names of the moves, but she starts slow on new moves & is great at cuing & telling you how to move your body.
Swing & Hustle Mix (10 min) - Tracey w/the four women a wide triple step (east coast), fwd/back jumps, fwd fast tiny step fwd w/emphasis on hips, several modified Charleston moves, mostly done at a slower tempo.
Retro & Disco Mix (10 min) - Mostly disco/early 80s. Tracey w/the ladies again, cross arms, cross back or hell fwd feet, quick triple steps w/rolling hands, turn/clap, pointing down/up w/body lean, hip bumps w/arms up, Funky Chicken (kick fwd, knees out, kick fwd, slide, repeat), "Pocket Hips" a hip only Macarena w/shoulder roll, Saturday Night Fever pointing & hips, 3 small hops w/wide straight legs & single shoulder roll. These moves can be very silly, but Tracey has so much fun even though moves are old, daring you to not worry about how cool you look & just have fun like a kid & relax.
Rumba/Cool Down (5 min) - Tracey alone, figure 8s, single hip rolls, standing arm stretches, standing spinal stretches, calf & hamstring stretches.
Bonus Swing Dance w/Partner 101 (5 min) - Cal Pozo & partner teaching the basic steps, underarm turn, how hands are held.
This was a lot of fun I think because of Tracey, she really had fun, is a good instructor & she helped the backup women to let go as well & just have fun. I wish they would have said what the names of each step was or explained what part of it or that is was modified in tempo or style. This is great for those who don't work out regurally, or new to dance workouts, or others who are for light days. This is a much faster & more movement then DanceFit Cardio Salsa Sizzle after the warm-up, but still easy for many to do."
Fun and easy to pick up!
Fit Gal | NJ | 08/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Loved this fun workout. Don't be fooled by the slow warm-up there are three 10 minute workouts that will get you in shape while you have fun at the same time. I loved the disco which got a sweat going. Tracey Mallett is such a breath of fresh air, she is a great instructor with a lot of personality but not over the top. I found this workout energizing and most of all FUN. Worth a purchase!!"
Lots of Fun!
VAC | New York, NY USA | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Skip the (extremely slow, boring, and misleading) warm-up and start with the salsa segment. Seriously, the salsa's relatively slow so that makes a good warm-up on its own. Once you get to the dance combinations, this DVD's really entertaining and easy to follow. Definitely not for exercise beginners but for those of you who enjoy cardio-dance, you'll get a lot out of this one."