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Dance Instructor Barbi Powers focuses her brilliant instruction on the most popular movements of modern Dance and Ballet. The workout challenges you by incorporating fluid dance movements that are gracefully designed to teach the intermediate to advanced dance student. Each new dance posture is repeated multiple times until every movement is layered together on each respected side of the body. At the conclusion of the cardio portion of the workout, Barbi introduces a wonderful core fusion interval which is then followed by a peaceful yoga stretch.
Barbi Powers is a brilliant Professional Dance Instructor and graduate of NYU Tish School of Dance and presently teaches Yoga. Barbi has toured and danced with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co. and was an Instructor at Mirror Image Dance Academy.
The Barbi Powers Workout
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: Higher
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: Abs
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: Barbi Powers (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 60 min.
Street Date: 02/24/2012
Certified instructor description:
A truly unique program with moves inspired by modern and contemporary dance plus ballet. It ranges from arabesques and pliés to handstands and jumping turns. The constant motion and free spirited movements make it both effective and fun. You're gracefully gliding across the room, leaping in the air, rolling on the floor — moving through every possible plane (definitely not your typical "dance aerobics" workout).
Barbi Powers' smooth transitions and add-on teaching makes it doable. She teaches a "phrase," adds on something new, then repeats both routines. By the end, you'll be performing all five phrases in a flowing, non-stop sequence. Perfectly paced classical music. Note: Requires lots of floor space! ©2011. Formerly item #6159