The Jazz 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 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: Ann Coombes (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 50 min.
Street Date: August 30, 2005
Certified instructor description: The Jazz Workout is the exciting new, fun and upbeat exercise DVD which is also an introduction to jazz dancing!
Ann Coombes, a dance instructor for over 10 years, leads a class that helps beginners develop a routine and paces accomplished dancers through their workouts. The workout is divided into a warm-up section, floor progressions and dance combinations.
The warm-up session stretches, flexes and strengthens your legs, stomach and thighs to prevent muscle pulls. You are then introduced to a variety of jazz steps which are later incorporated into a jazz dance. You can progress at your own pace to get the most enjoyment from your exercise.
Regular and frequent use of The Jazz Workout will strengthen and shape the legs and total body, as well as increase flexibility. You will also gain a sense of accomplishment from learning new dance skills and will improve your social dance abilities as you get into shape.