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ATS Dance Volume 1 is the first level of three routines from Madonna’s cardio dances. Nicole breaks down each step in a tutorial, so you are able to practice and master the choreography before turning up the music and performing. You will learn signature dances, ‘Step Together,’ ‘Cha Cha’ and ‘Electric Slide.’ These are high-impact, intricate and high-endurance dances, but through Nicole’s teaching technique they are simple to learn and follow along. Nicole will train and guide you as she does with Madonna, to achieve results and learn about the body. As an added bonus segment, Nicole combines all three routines together, so you can perform without stopping – just like Madonna. By the end of the workout, you will be wet and addicted to sweat.
“I want to inspire people to move. Through movement you will find your inner strength to look and feel your best.” – Nicole Winhoffer, Madonna’s trainer
Addicted to Sweat - ATS Dance Vol. 1
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Mixed
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Moderate
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Nicole Winhoffer (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 36 min.
Street Date: 05/24/2013
Certified instructor description:
Three high-energy dance routines choreographed and performed by Madonna's personal trainer. There's no verbal cuing; the idea is to just follow Nicole and "get lost in the movements." But it's doable since the patterns are simple eight-count sequences (and each segment is preceded by a step-by-step tutorial option).
The first section is the easiest; it combines basic step-touches with low jumping jacks and "criss-cross legs." The next part is mostly cha cha dance with lots of wide-ranging turns. The final segment is a challenging series of funked-up Electric Slide moves. Filmed on a gritty, industrial-style set.
Note: each section is played individually; there is no "play all" option. ©2012.