Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Lets have a Hip Hop Party

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000TJ6OZ2/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=130&s=dvd I picked this baby up yesterday on my way out of Walmart. I remembered reading a review that said it was a kick butt workout. I love to dance & I like it to be easy enough to follow ... Dancing with the Stars is just to hard to follow for me. I got it for under $10 which is always a great deal to me.
I own a number of dance workouts, all of the Dance of the Inches series and this is my favorite so far. There is a step guide in a separate chapter, which can be used to learn the steps in half time. Silly me forgot to watch this portion first but as luck would have it I picked up the steps pretty quick. This is great because Jennifer does not have to slow down the tempo of the workouts to teach the steps in half time. The step guide is a fabulous idea and makes this DVD superior to most dance workout routines on the market. Because of my familiarity with dance DVD's, like I said earlier I didn't use the step guide, but I can see where it would be very helpful to those who don't pick up moves quickly who aren't familiar with dance moves.

During the workouts, Jennifer still introduces each step with the feet first, followed by adding the arms. And she does the typical build of multiple steps for each routine. To learn the routines, I focus on learning the steps first and then I add the arms in later attempts.

Jennifer is an excellent instructor. She does a great job of providing good advance cues for step changes. She also cues "left or right" that is the opposite of her left or right (mirror form), so it is easy to follow her lead.

Potential customers may be put off by the fact that this is a hip hop dance routine. Never fear. I really liked mixing things up from the usual Latin and Jazz routines. But, be ready for a lot of hip action and a TON of sweat!

I am at an age (35.10) and weight where my knees do not tolerate a lot of abuse. I was still able to do all of the routines or I could easily modify what Jennifer was doing to be a little more knee friendly. (No frog stretches for me!)

All in all, I highly recommend this DVD for people who want some exercise with a lot of variation and a high fun factor.


  1. I'm going to look for this one.  I love dancing and I love hip hop.

  2. crazybabygirl716July 8, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    I have that dvd. It's a good one! I was still skimming through your page... What are the meters for on the side of your jounral?

  3. Emmi, I'd have a party with you anyday, Hugs Lisa