Actors:Lisa Wheeler, Michelle Dozois Genres:Exercise & Fitness Sub-Genres:Aerobics Studio:Peter Pan Format:DVD - Color - Closed-captioned DVD Release Date: 12/27/2005 Original Release Date: 01/01/2005 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005 Release Year: 2005 Run Time: 1hr 20min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 2 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
This DVD is definitely not for people who have not taken formal dance.
Danita M. from BRUCETON MLS, WV Reviewed on 9/1/2011...
What I like about this dvd is that it combines cardio, 5 different 10 minute segments, which you can combine for desired lengths, and then as a bonus an 18 minute, body toning and stretching segment which also doubles as the cool down. It is the best cued stretching I have seen, the different yoga and pilate poses, were better explained, body alignment and breathing than I have ever heard before, and even on the first time, I could acheive better results than experienced before. So one that I will definitely keep and use regularly. 4 stars!!
I love this DVD! Lost 60 lbs. so far...
K. Harrell | United States | 01/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is usually pretty hard for me to stay motivated with a cardio workout. However, I can do this DVD all the time. I consider myself an advanced beginner, and this DVD was perfect and I can see myself growing with and putting in more effort to make it even more challenging. It's not too hard but the choreography is intermediate level, so if you're not too coordinated you would have to stick with it a little bit longer to get it. However, you will work up a sweat even as your fitness level increases.
I have a dance background and she lost me for a few moves, but it was so fun that I just kept going until I got the hang of it. None of the movements are really high impact and this is great if your knees sometimes bother you. There is a lot of hip shaking, and you should feel free to just let loose and enjoy yourself.
The instructors are really upbeat without being too over the top and give great directions. They do not break the moves up so slowly that your heartrate goes down. The only problem I have is that there are brief stops between the various dance sections that give tips about drinking water, eating right, etc. I continue to march during this section so that my exercise is not interrupted.
It is so much fun. The DVD is broken up into five ten minute sessions: dance jazz, tribal funk, dance party, latin, and dance funky. There is also a warmup and cooldown. Using a feature on the DVD called Choose Your Cardio you can select how many segments you want do- in any order you desire. This keeps you from getting bored! I highly recommend this workout. :) Enjoy!"
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Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 12/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is another good workout from the people at Shape. It's fun and motivating and actually enjoyable (where some aren't). It starts with a 5 minute warm-up, 55 minutes doing floor work and then a 5 minute cool down (there is also a bonus standing floor workout - about 20 minutes). The primary workout is dance-based aerobics - ten minutes each of jazz, dance party, Latin, funky and tribal. Then there is a pilates/yoga relaxing toning workout. Both instructors are the same as the other workout dvd's and they do great cueing again. With this dvd you can also do the workouts in any order - I find this helps prevent the bordom that comes from repetitive workouts of the same dvd."
Good workout once you learn the routines
fit girl | 03/07/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD offers a solid cardio workout, though I understand the frustration of many other viewers. Michelle Dozois offers user-friendly instruction, where Lisa Wheeler tends to just perform a movement and expect the viewer the catch on. The routines are learnable, so don't give up! The pilates segment afterward is a great idea, but Lisa moves from one position to the next so quickly that I don't expect you get much benefit. I'd award Michelle 5 stars, and and Lisa, 3."
Burn Fat with Dance Aerobics
taarna11 | USA | 01/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Instructors Michelle Dozois and Lisa Wheeler lead you through this DVD of dance style aerobics designed to burn fat and lightly tone the lower body. The DVD itself is programmable, so you can do the five different dance routines in any order (jazz, dance party, Latin, funky, and tribal + a seperate warm up and cool down). Do them all if you've got an hour, or just do a 10 or 20 minute mix if you have less time. Either way, this DVD fights boredom to keep you motivated and on track. There is also an 18 min. bonus segment to gently stretch and tone your body with yoga & pilates to help maintain your "bikini body".
I found the guidance of both instructors to be fueled by high energy, infectious motivation, and clear demonstrations of the moves. The choreography is a little more complex than some, so it may be more tricky to pick up for beginners (i.e. chanees into a set of cross steps, ball changes followed by quick kicks...). I found Lisa's routines to be more "dancey". However, all the routines seem to be more dance aerobic than dance, so don't be intimidated if you've got two left feet.
I did the full DVD (minus the bonus segment), and by the end I had elevated my heart rate into an effective fat burning zone, worked up a sweat, and felt invigorated. I especially enjoyed this workout because it's longer than most, which can be a new challenge for beginners and a fun maintenance program for the more advanced. But remember, it still works if you're short on time!"
You'll need more than this to get into a bikini
Janny B. | Des Moines, IA | 03/05/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am an advanced kickboxer who works out at home. I bought this video because (a) I have already bought every kickboxing video on the market and (b) for some variety. This is very earnest and sincere and prettily done and the leaders are well known trainers. If you play it straight through and do all the dance routines, then do the short bonus pilates at the end, you will get a worthwhile one-hour intermediate workout. If you have never done a dance workout before, DONT do this one first. Go to Collage Video.com and get some beginning dance videos. While the choregraphy is simple and easy to pick up, it does use some dance steps (mambos, grapevines, etc.) assuming you know them, and in order to get that heartrate up, they don't spend a lot of time at a slow pace. So it's a good intermediate level workout."