Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jennifer Kries New Body Ballet|
Actor: Jennifer Kries
Director: Razor Fitness
Genres: Educational, Sports, Musicals & Performing Arts, Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Razor Digital Ent Release Date: 04/15/2008 Run time: 45 minutes Rating: Nr
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Just like ballet class
Elizabeth Armenta | Dallas, TX | 07/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I did ballet for about 12 years. I hadn't taken a class since I was 17, although I have taken other forms of dance since. I am 27 now. This DVD was like transporting myself back into ballet class. The dancers are beautiful, the music is nice, and Jennifer Kries is pleasant to watch as always.
I just tried it for the first time, and started with the Intermediate workout. It was challenging! I very much enjoyed the workout. I got a decent cardio workout from it too.
My only complaint, and reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5, is that it was too short. At 15 minutes or so, you are just getting going! The DVD is over quite suddenly, and your heart is pumping, and you're left going "that's it? no!" In my opinion 15 minutes is hardly enough time for a good workout, even though you will be sweating by the time the 15 minutes is up.
I think this will be great for days that I want a shorter, but good, all over workout. Maybe on days I do yoga as well. I think this would be a good place for beginners to start, considering the length of the workout and the different workouts for each level (beginner, intermediate, advanced). This will be one of my favorites. I've looked at other ballet DVDs out there and I think this one may be the best. Too bad it's not longer!"
Good techniques but TOO short
Missbruingal | West Los Angeles, CA | 10/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This Ballet DVD is broken down into beginner, intermediate, and advanced. However, both the intermediate and the advanced are the exact same workout. In other words, the advanced portion is the exact recording of the intermediate, with a disclosure at the start saying to "just kick higher". I was so extremely disappointed because I was soooo hoping for more challenging ballet moves. Also, each segment is only 15 minutes long. So it's hard to get a full, challenging ballet workout with this disc, unless you're willing to play the same sequence of moves twice. Elise Gulan's Ballet Conditioning is a far more challenging and full length workout."
Interesting Ballet DVD
S. Rubin | 03/08/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The DVD is perfect for the individual seeking gentle stretches and some work on body grace and poise. But if you are seeking to truly develop tone using ballet moves, this one will be too basic. If you are not really seeking more than stretches, this one adequately will give you a safe and easy workout."
Not the Best, Not the Worst
F. Georgianna | Bs As, Argentina | 05/28/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I did like the workout but it's quite dissapointing at the end. When you reach Advanced level, you find the exactly same repetitions as in Intermediate. In fact, it's the same recording with an innitial cue to raise your legs higher. For beginners it's very good because of it's reps and explanations. For more intermeidate or adavanced levels you get to feel the workout but you will also probably feel like you wanted a more variate group of excercises or combinations. If you expect coreography, this is not the workout for you. I only recommend it for those who want to learn the very basic ideas and names of the steps and put it into practice throughout constant repetition. Otherwise, try something different. The workout is too short if you want to adress all levels: 15 minutes each. Overall, I think there are better ballet workouts, like NYC Ballet."