Rate Points :4.0
Label :Bayview Films
Manufacturer :Bayview Films
Studio :Bayview Films
Publisher :Bayview Films
Lowest Price :$12.17USD
Customer Reviewsa west african dance for cardio fitness
Rating Point :5 Helpful Point :0
a great all round workout, not an easy one for sure. I just love all the moves, its great. My sister & niece tried it with me, we have alot of fun!
Instructions are lacking
Rating Point :2 Helpful Point :1
I love watching African dance and thought that this would be a great way to learn some of the moves and get a good workout at the same time.
Im sure this is a wonderful DVD for those who have done African dance before or who pick up dance steps REALLY quickly. My problem was that the insructor would demonstrate the step very briefly, launch into the move at full speed, and then go on to the next step without much opportunity for the student to practice. I need to do a new step 3-4 times before Im ready to tackle the next one. The pace was lightening speed which is too bad because the moves are beautiful.
I like this one
Rating Point :5 Helpful Point :1
Although I was afraid this would be easy because of the title "African Grace" I quickly discoverd that this DVD is very invigorating workout. (I thought is would be graceful and flowing) I have completed it three times so far and I sweat!
I appreciate the encouraging, clear instructions and the fact that the actual cardio workout is longer than 30 minutes (about 45 minutes total cardio with a 5 minutes warm-up and cool-down) If you want to work out for the 30 minutes, there is a break at about that point so that you can skip the second cardio section and go straight to cool down.
The moves are adv. beg to intermediate because of the steps and rhythms, but nothing to difficult that cant be mastered after a few plays.
Great Dance, Lackluster Instruction
Rating Point :2 Helpful Point :10
I had high hopes for the African Grace: A West African Dance For Cardio Fitness DVD. Im afraid I have been spoiled by the high quality instructions in some other dance DVDs (e.g., Crunch - Cardio Salsa by Giselle Roque de Escobar, Brazilian Dance Workout with Vanessa Issac).
Although the actual West African dance is beautiful, I had a hard time following the instructions. Some of my favorite dance DVDs first demonstrate a new step in full-tempo, then the viewer is asked to dance along to the new step in half-tempo, then full-tempo, then transitioned with the previous step, before dancing to everything learned up to that point. Other favorite DVDs have you repeat a step 8 times, then 4 times, then 2 times, then 1 time in order to get it. There were only a few steps in the African Grace DVD that offered such helpful instruction.
Another problem with the African Grace DVD was the costumes. Although the pants worn were attractive, their bagginess made it difficult for me to interpret what the instructor and other dancers were actually doing with their legs.
I would consider buying a version 2 of this same DVD if the instructions were improved, but could not recommend it as is.
The warm up was not very sufficient
Rating Point :3 Helpful Point :1
Just thought Id share my two cents here, I thought the video was great but what she said was the warm up section should have been much slower. It felt like I was jumping right into the faster aerobics portion. Muscles need time to be warmed up, stretched, etc., before jumping into fast paced work. I liked Debra and her helpers, and the dance is fun and great exercise. The only problem I had was that the warm up should have been more of a warm up.
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