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|Honey Kalaria's Bollywood Workout|
Actor: Honey Kalaria
Director: Steve Kemsley
Genres: Educational, Exercise & Fitness
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Jacquie P. from ST CHARLES, IL
Reviewed on 9/29/2008...
This is a decent cardio workout. I recommend skipping past the hand movement techniques in the beginning; she suggests keeping your hands flat during the actual workout, anyway. The instructor is very cute and her assistants look healthy.
Great Challenging Dance Work Out
starry1001nights | USA | 04/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD with apprehension after reading the unflattering reviews posted on Amazon.
Here is some advice to enjoy this lovely work-out:
1-Ignore the hand positions at first: they are well broken down at the beginning, but you will become very confused if you focus on getting the hand positions right. Keep your hands flat.
2-Modify, modify, modify: At the beginning: concentrate on the footsteps and add fancy arm movements only after you have mastered the footsteps.
3-The Second Work Out is much easier than the first one, even though it is presented as more advanced.
I would recommend to buy the Masala Bhangra Work Out Volume 2 as a companion to this DVD.
I use both of these DVDS, the Masala Bhangra Work Out Volume 2 is a FANTASTIC work out that will have you burn lots of calories(Sarina Jain the creatrix, said that on average, these work out burn up 500 calories.)
When you feel you want to dance and have fun but are too tired to do a challenging work out: use Honey Kalaria's work out.It will give you a reasonable burn if you do the 2 work outs back to back.If you feel tired: doing just one will put you in a good mood."
I WANTED to like it, but....
M. V. Haley | Alaska | 01/13/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a bellydancer and a big fan of Bollywood movies, I've been trying to find ways to teach myself Bollywood dance techniques. When I saw this video, I thought it would be a good fit. Unfortunately, it is not.
The camera work is jerky, often focusing on Honey's face or feet, rather than giving the viewer an overall look at the movement. Honey explains some of the moves in the beginning, but not all of them. She calls out new moves without demonstrating them. Finally, the video is not really a good workout, not really a good instructional video.
With that said, I'd encourage you to buy this video if:
You have some experience with dance and can pick up an unexplained move or rhythm change quickly on your own.
You want a basic overview of Bollywood dance, but are not expecting to learn a whole lot.
You like to dance for exercise and want something a little different.
I'd encourage you not to buy it if:
You want to learn lots of Bollywood moves and routines.
You have bad knees, as the hopping and squatting can aggravate them.
Overall, I've learned more from Bollywood dance DVDs purchased through an auction. They cut right to the dance scenes and offer up to 70 dance sequences on a single disc. Sure, they don't explain the moves, but with my dance background, they are easy to pick up."
Rosie | Kirksville USA | 11/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I like that Honey takes time to demo hand and head movements in the introduction even if they are just genaric motions. Traditional Indian dance conveys meaning through hands and head and the wrong movement can be 'profane' or just ridiculous.
My biggest problem with the video is that the dances aren't 'clean'. The choreography is sloppy and I would expect a professionally choreographed piece to be more exact. The timing is ever so slightly off and the dancers aren't doing *exactly* the same movements.
I had no problems following along, but I have a background in traditional dance from Hawaii, Nepal, China, India, and Persia in addition to ballet and other performance arts.
It does go from high impact to higher impact, so be careful with injuries."