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Dance yourself slim – no partner needed! You’ve seen celebrities shed pounds on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and now it’s your turn! Join professional dancers Kym Johnson and Mark Ballas for Cardio Dance for Weight Loss. Start dancing your way to a lean body with three easy-to-follow routines based on the fat-burning moves from the show! Learn the basic dance steps in the Warm-Up, and then really burn some calories with the sexy Samba, hip-shaking Salsa and high-energy Swing!
WARM-UP: Get ready to dance by learning the signature moves that make up Cardio Dance for Weight Loss
SAMBA: Boost your heart rate and blast calories with this rhythmical Brazilian dance routine that works your abs, thighs and butt.
SALSA: This Cuban dance focuses on a 1-2-3 rhythm to give you a full-body workout and a tight tummy.
SWING: This upbeat American dance combines the Jitterbug, Lindy Hop and Jive all in one for the ultimate leg workout.
Dancing with Stars: Cardio Dance for Weight Loss
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: Complex
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.
Instructor: Kym Johnson (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Mark Ballas (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 55 min.
Street Date: 03/02/2012
A high-energy fat-burner with three different dance segments: samba, salsa and jive/swing. It's a great way to have fun, learn new steps and reshape your body. The workout has a fast pace and natural flow (you won't spend a lot of "dead time" slowly learning each move; instead, the basic steps are demonstrated and practiced in the warm-up). The workout begins with a variety of hip shakin', ab-movin' Brazilian samba dance routines. Then it's salsa — from basic side steps and "figure 8s" to "cross salsas" and "lock steps with flick kicks." The jive/swing segment is the most complex; it includes moves like triple kicks, "Suzy Qs" and jump claps. ©2012.