Dancing With The Stars is back on DVR schedules ready to inspire the dancer within. Over 17 seasons, die-hard fans have watched some of their favorite celebs get into tip-top shape looking hotter than ever.
Whether you have a passion for dancing or not, you, too, can hit the dance floor in Your Neighborhood Dance Studio’s Dance It Out class. One of the best workouts to hit the Westside, this one-hour class torches calories and literally keeps you on your toes the entire time.
Dance It Out is the creation of America’s “first family of fitness” husband and wife duo Billy Blanks Jr & Sharon Catherine Blanks. The total body, high energy cardio dance workout infuses more than 20 dance styles such as hip hop, African, jazz, funk, Bollywood, line dancing, ballroom, disco, 80s, Broadway, and a whole lot more.
“Dance uses the body and the mind while also allowing you to be free and express creativity via movement and community. It also, gives people an outlet to step outside of self and be a part of a show where everyone around you is in sync and energized.” Says Tor Campbell, choreographer and dance instructor, Dance It Out. "Dance It Out is a 4D experience."
You don’t have to know how to dance. Seriously, every age, fitness level, and body shapes and sizes CAN do this. Tor demonstrates and leads easy-to-follow choreography that repeats throughout each song. And, he also calls out modifications for low impact movements.
Tor’s favorite music selections range from oldies to hip hop to Top 40s songs and World genres. He selects approximately 15 songs each class featuring a curated playlist that may include:
- All That Jazz
- Can’t Hold Us
- How To Burlesque
- Echa Pa Lante
- Dancing Machine
- Still Standing
- The World’s Greatest
You'll see both guys and gals in Dance It Out. The music is fun, upbeat and will for sure put a smile on your face.
Born and raised in Milwauke, Wisconsin, Tor Campbell, choreographer, dancer and instructor teaches several classes each week at the dance studio. Tor’s background includes graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, touring as the lead in “The Wiz” (directed by the original choreographer George Faison), and most recently was the lead choreographer for the Venetian Hotel.