CIA 8002: DCAC SteppingSuzanne Olson, Mary Lee Kintner
Year Released: 1996
Categories: Step Aerobics
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I like this video the more I do it. At first I thought the moves needed to flow together better; but the next time I did, I couldn't figure out why I thought that. First is the hi/lo. Nothing complicated about the choreography. Charles uses full range of motion to get the most out of this routine. I like the music(it's an old CIA sound track from CIA 6002) and the moves seemed to go well with it also ( which is kind of funky). Grapevines, side leg kicks, lunges, ham curls and lots of jumping make it fun and you can get the intensity higher by exaggerating them. The step segment is great. Charles sort of builds a combo, but it's a slow build (meaning he starts with a move which eventually turns into the combo move, but you don't get bored from doing the same move over and over). It has a few of my favorite moves in it: the scissors on the floor, shuffle repeater (that's a "Cathe term - I can't remember what Charles calls it), cha-chas and lots of jumping (there seems to be a theme here). I found it fun, but not complicated and a good cardio WO. There is a short ab section, but quality is not compromised - he really works it! I give the overall WO an A.
I thought Charles cueing was qutie good. I also believe he must have been a dancer(or took dance lessons). He is graceful and dramtic.
Instructors Suzanne Olson and Mary Lee Kintner are likeable and enthusiastic. If only their choreography was up to snuff, I would have enjoyed working out with them.