Tuesday, November 1, 2011

REVIEW: Samba Party: Brazilian Carnival Grooves with Vanessa Isaac

Samba Party: Brazilian Carnival Grooves
Vanessa Isaac, 2005

This is a 35 minute Brazilian dance workout. Vanessa works out in a super cute outdoor city set with 4 backgrounders. You won't need any equipment for this workout. From the main menu you can choose the chapter menu,  cast interview, and Vanessa's workout guidelines.

Many of the exercises in this workout are pretty basic floor aerobic steps with a dancy Brazilian flair added to them. You will learn each move, repeat a few times, learn a new move, and then string them all together for a fun Samba Party! Exercises include: samba, box step, grape vine add a twirl, pony, samba, and she adds in fun upper body movements.

I would rate this workout a low intermediate in terms of choreography and aerobic intensity. This workout was easy to catch onto so I dont see most exercises havinga  hard time following along. Vanessa does a great job of breaking down the moves but keeping the workout moving along. I like Vanessa as a lead and would recommend this w/o to those that like dance and for a lighter day. I received this dvd to review.


  1. Love the Halloween Hello Kitty! What costumes did you and hubby end up wearing?

  2. we ended up dressed in a casino theme so we went as our last name :) I was the queen of hearts & he was a high roller. I will post a pic this week :) Did you dress up?

  3. No, I was sick over the weekend so didn't go anywhere. What a drag!

  4. AHHH :( That sucks! Hope you are feeling better now!