I love the show So You Think You Can Dance. Sure, the title is a tad cheesy, but the dancing and choreography is good enough for even my husband to stop, watch and say “wow” without a hint of sarcasm. (I also have delusions of grandeur about going on the show and wowing producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe with my sweet Paula Abdul-esque moves.)
When I heard that SYTYCD was coming out with a workout DVD series, I was skeptically psyched. See, I’d been excited by other dance-based DVDs (Dirty Dancing and Dancing with the Stars) and been burned. Badly. However, I was pleasantly surprised from the get-go with the SYTYCD Get Fit series. Okay, pleasantly surprised doesn’t express it. I was FREAKING OUT it was so good! Yes, I had low expectations, but it didn’t matter. Someone finally made a dance DVD that’s easy to follow, fun, funky and with enough variations and options to keep you totally engaged. Somehow—and I know it’s not easy—these DVDs perfectly walk the fine line of making the moves totally do-able even for beginners while still being actual “dancing” (read: not aerobics) and fun. Lots of funny fun fun.
All of the dance routines are excellent, although I really, really liked Lauren’s Hip Hop routine, Travis’ Contemporary moves and Twitch’s Hip Hop session (I do kinda have a thing for Twitch though, so I can’t be totally trusted on this). There wasn’t a singleone though that I didn’t like—not even Courtney’s Disco (I thought both disco and Courtney would annoy me, but I was so very wrong), Katee’s Jazz or Dmitry’s Cha Cha. Each and every routine had me sweating and thinking that I sooo could dance.
FBG Rating (Out of 5):
Long-Term Likeability: ★★★★★
Fun Factor: ★★★★★
Meets Expectations: ★★★★★
Fit Bottom line: If you thought this would be another lame dance workout, think again. Both SYTYCD Get Fit DVDs are fun, funky and fresh, and provide a good cardio workout. They’ll make you think that, yes, you can dance! —Jenn
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