In week 99 of streaming the TAVA routine is presented by Olivia and Lashonna. This dance is structured slightly differently from the previous TAVA routines in that the the first 16 minutes the dance is performed by repeating different sections over and over which is a great on the go learning technique, similar to the Thanksgiving Cardio. Then there’s a 4 minute step by step breakdown section if you need extra guidance followed by the remaining 2 minutes of the dance being performed in full. This is also different in that you get 18 minutes of cardio time, whereas the longest streaming TAVA routine prior to this was Beyonce 7/11 at 8 minutes, with the rest being 3 minutes or under.
The dance itself isn’t too challenging, although I’m by no means perfect, I think the sheer amount of times you perform the routine throughout this makes it a lot easier. The routine is performed to dance versions of “Me Too’ by Meghan Trainor. “Erotic City” by Prince, “Good Girl” (unfortunately) by DJ Jessie Cole, “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson, “Holding Back the Years” by Simply Red, “Holding On” by Disclosure and “Throb” by Janet Jackson
In week 96 of streaming the TAVA routine is from the London team (yay gooo the Brits!). It’s aptly named LDN and is performed to “Can’t Go Wrong” by Wiley.
The breakdown is pretty short as is the dance. The dance sequence is short which makes it easier, it’s very hip hop (matching the music), I didn’t nail the moves on the first go but they’re definitely a lot easier than some of the other TAVA dances.
In week 95 of streaming we got this fun dance. I like that the music matches the choreography of the dance- handclaps performed to Fitz and the Tantrums “Handclap”. This dance is performed in the newishly opened Church Street studio. This dance is quite simple, although I say that having not mastered it the first time around! There isn’t a thorough breakdown but hopefully the simplicity of the dance makes up for it. There is quite a bit of jumping so it’s not as low impact as I would like, but thankfully it’s not all the way through. The positive energy from the trainers is a definite bonus and love that one of them’s English 🙂
In week 94 of streaming, TAVA returns to the more traditional Latina TAVA style. The breakdown does offer a bit more explanation than previous weeks but it would be great to have some more run throughs before it’s done to music.
After missing a week of TAVA it’s back again in week 91 and I’m so happy that this week’s dance is to Tinie Tempah’s “Girls Like”, I’m a massive Tinie Tempah fan and this is one of my favourite of his songs.
Once again we’re not getting much of an explanation of the breakdown section, yes sections are explained twice, but there isn’t any real detail work. It’s a shame that the cardio time is only one minute and it wasn’t repeated through at least until the end of the song as it’s a pretty good dance but you definitely need more than one minute to get the hang of it. I really like the moves and that there’s some unusual ones like when you rotate backwards and there’s lots of nice stretches in there as well.
In week 89 of streaming we got our second portion of streaming TAVA cardio. Keeping with the Beyonce theme this dance is to Destiny’s Child “Lose My Breath”. I really love this dance, I definitely didn’t master it but I hope with time that I do. The breakdown section could have done with being more thorough- last week’s breakdown section was 9 minutes long so it’s quite a difference. The breakdown in this section was similar to that in the TAVA DVD in that it was just going through the moves once and saying what you were doing as you were going on, which I’m sure is great if you’re a dancer but if you need more than one movement explained in each move you definitely need more detail. Unlike last week’s 7/11 TAVA you only got to dance to this song once, making the cardio time only 3 minutes with a bit of a party time free for all at the end.
In week 88 of streaming we were blessed with the new option of TAVA cardio as a cardio alternative to the dance cardio.
So how has this come about? Despite the advertised “new cardio every week” with streaming there have been huge gaps with no new cardio uploaded- as much as 18 weeks in a row with no new cardio material. This no doubt encouraged many tammers to jump ship to KP Dance Body, which Tracy has been openly upset about. Tracy has said that she was hesitant to put out new high impact dance cardio material as she is moving towards lower impact dance cardio hence the release of TAVA. The reason for this is that she is concerned about the impact that non stop jumping cardio has on our joints especially as we age- a concern brought up by Tracy’s client Jennifer Lopez as well, so Tracy has advised that people should only perform her non stop jumping cardio on her Cardio Fly Super G Flooring or otherwise do TAVA. To reconcile this Tracy has now started releasing new “weekly” TAVA dances with her streaming, thus providing us with a new low impact option on a weekly basis.
Another appeal that KP Dance body has, on top of offering a plethora of dance cardio options, is that KP Dance Body’s dances are a lot more current, mirroring the style of moves you’d see in for instance Beyonce music videos (KP Dance Body has an awesome “Run the world (Girls)” routine). Tracy’s new streaming TAVA seems to respond to this too, as rather than a latino theme which her TAVA DVD had, these moves are choreographed by her dancers and are also in a more current style, which is a definite departure from Tracy’s ballet-mix dance cardio we’re used to… and low and behold the first two weeks of TAVA are performed to Beyonce songs.For this dance we definitely feel like we’re in safe hands learning a routine to Beyonce from Lashonna as she has performed with Beyonce as one of dancers at the VMAs!!! Swoon!!
This dance is one you’ll actually want to perform, lots of great moves that not only burn calories, are kinder on the joints but you won’t be embarrassed to perform in public! Like the rest of TAVA it won’t get your heart beat up as much as the normal jumping dance cardio but it’ll involve your brain more as you try to master the moves. This dance is repeated from the back as well followed by a split screen of from the front and back so you’ll get lots of practice.