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On ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, you’ve seen celebrities tone and sculpt their bodies by grooving to sexy Latin dances. Now you can achieve a smoldering slim-down with the same sizzle power featured on the show! Complete with three sultry dance routines that feature the best fat-burning moves of the Salsa Paso Doble and Samba, prepare to shed pounds, shrink your waist and sculpt a lean, sexy body. With no partner needed, and pro dancers Karina Smirnoff and Kym Johnson leading your every step, you’re sure to shine like a star!
WARM UP Get moving and grooving with infectiously fun Merengue moves to limber up, and loosen and awaken your entire body.
SALSA SIZZLE Tune up that Cuban beat with a low-impact cardio routine that will shake your hips slim.
PASO FIRE Super-sculpt your core, legs and buns to a powerful marching rhythm of Spanish Paso Doble.
SAMBA FUSION Dance your way to a hot Brazilian body with a cardio dance party that trims and tones to a sizzling Cumbia beat.
COOLDOWN Slow your heart rate to a soft, romantic Rumba rhythm, as you lengthen your spine and muscles with gentle dance stretches.
Dancing with Stars: Sizzle & Groove Latin Dance
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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.
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: Karina Smirnoff (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Kym Johnson (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 63 min.
Street Date: 08/29/2013
Three high energy Latin dance techniques: Paso Fire, Salsa Sizzle and Samba Fusion. While these fast-paced moves are true calorie burners, they also keep your arms, abs and legs totally engaged. Each section is taught add-on-style.
After starting slowly with the basics, Karina and Kym quickly bring it up to tempo. Then they add in the complex choreography. Sometimes it's just simple arm swings, hip rolls and hop outs. Other times, it gets really interesting — "Cuban breaks with spot turns," "box steps with knee ups" and "Brazilian voltas" ("like you're using a hula hoop"). The instructors' cuing is always clear and non-technical ("here's where your core is switched on..."). Lively Latin instrumental music. ©2013.