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On ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, countless pounds are shed and bodies transformed before our very eyes. Now it’s your turn to dance your way to fitness with three of the show’s favorite pro dancers Ashly, Kym and Maksim. With this fat-burning program you will learn four choreographed dance routines featuring some of the best moves from the show. Then shake things up with a bonus freestyle routine to test your new dance skills. Have fun and gain confidence on the dance floor while building a stronger, sexier, superstar body!
WARM-UP: This classic dancers’ warm-up prepares your body for an invigorating dance workout.
PASO DOBLE: Evoke the powerful image of the Spanish matador as you sculpt your arms and buns to the energizing rhythms of this low-intensity dance routine.
CHA-CHA: This lively Cuban dance routine gets your feet moving and hips twisting for a medium-intensity workout guaranteed to shape your midsection.
SAMBA: This rhythmical Brazilian dance routine fuses energizing hip action with all-out fun for a medium-intensity workout sure to shape your hips, legs and waistline.
JIVE: This upbeat American dance will get your heart rate pumping with the high-intensity combination moves of the Lindy and Swing!
BONUS CHALLENGE: Put your new dance skills to the test and freestyle with the expert trio as they lead an improvisational dance-along!
COOL DOWN: Lower your heart rate and increase flexibility with the grace and ease of a seasoned dancer.
DVD has programmable chapters.
Dancing with the Stars: Cardio Dance
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.
Instructor: Ashly Costa (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Kym Johnson (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 60 min.
Street Date: 06/01/2007
A totally dance-oriented fat-burner with four different dance styles. You'll be energized by the three instructors from the TV show — Ashley, Kym and Maksim. Their enthusiasm and interpersonal rapport make every step seem completely do-able (but there's not much "cuing;" you mostly just follow along). The four techniques are taught in separate segments. First: three sexy, hip shakin' Latin dances — Paso Doble, Cha Cha and Samba. Then it's Jive — the classic all-American dance (including the Lindy and Swing). You'll finish with a fast-paced freestyle segment that combines the moves you've just learned with a medley of upbeat improv variations. Excellent production with dynamic, truly foot-movin' music. DVD includes a short segment on healthy eating. ©2007.