SalsaCrazy Presents: The Complete Salsa Dance Mastery System, 5 DVD Package. Learn to Salsa Dance!
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18 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Good Purchase for One or Couple Jun 08, 2007
By Peter Noble
A friend who is a good dancer and salsa teacher recommended these DVD's including the beginner ones. I like them. Produced in the Bay Area the instrucion is 'on 1'. I have been taking lessons 'on 1' in clubs and in a local studio since end of 2006 and I am an intermediate dancer. I thought I would not learn much from the first videos in the series but would only use them to get friends interested and started. In fact I have picked up a bit of styling for basic moves as well as some valuable tips in the first week of just watching. Really I have also picked up some new moves from the beginner videos which surprised me. I have watched once with some friends and we had fun with it and learned together.
Most of my dancing in the clubs has been in the open position, but much of the videos teach from the closed position with many of the turns lead into with an open break. The dancers are very smooth. The first videos go slow but some of the tips with details about hand positions, angles,and connection are helpful. The teachers give many variations of the same move which I appreciate as a lead. The teacher is silly and that keeps it entertaining. I plan to go through the videos by myself and with friends to add to my and our dancing repertoire, especially in the closed postion. I will update this if I can as I spend more time with the videos.
In addition to instruction I liked the history of salsa interview at the end of the first video. The history is not just the music but on the origin of the body movements. Nods are given to Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, ballroom dancing in US especially in New York. Additionally there is info on etiquette from the teacher which is either helpful or funny.
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Salsa Crazy 5 CD Set Mar 29, 2007
By Waliki Tata
I bought this 5 set CD thinking I could probably skip most of the beginner stuff. I was wrong! I had been taking private lessons for 2 years on and off. The 3 beginner tapes were more than just informative. I had been learning more of a ballroom style, and these tapes have the kind of moves I actually see on the dance floor. I was leery of learning by a CD method because I had checked out a tape from the library and did not feel like I had learned anything. The leader role is well explained in these tapes, from hand position to feet - step by step. And the progression from different leads and moves is very logical and easy to develop upon. There are some places where the instructor misspeaks and says one thing and does another, so the tape could be improved upon - that is a criticism. The 3 CD beginner set might be as far as you want to go, because the intermediate tapes are too advanced for me so far (after a month of having the tapes). I think this is a good way to learn Salsa. My partner did not want to go out and dance with me for 4 years, but when I started learning with these tapes we went out and had a good time on the dance floor for the first time! Thank you Salsa Crazy!
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
The best course ever May 19, 2007
By J Sanchez
We've tried several salsa courses, but this is by far the best.
Despite being at intermediate level with other courses, we started from the beginning with this one and we're really glad we did so. In this DVD they really take their time to teach you everything, and we've discovered and understood now many things that are not clear in other courses.
This is a must if you want to learn salsa on your own.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Good way to begin learning salsa Jan 01, 2012
By J. Torres Jr.
I used this as a way to learn some turns I didnt know how to do. It is a set of DVD's which contain a couple guiding you from the basic "123,567", Cross-body lead, into a more solid flow. The vibe I got from the DVD is it's an instructional set on how to dance "club salsa", which in most cases most latinos will teach you that anyways. Ballroom salsa is just that....BALLROOM. This is for the clubs. Have your remote handy, because you will have to rewind and redo the move. Remember, practice makes perfect, and if you want to tear it up at the clubs, you need a partner. So if you are single, dont get this. This is defintely made for couples.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
The Salsa dance system is so beneficial for your moves and your health Jan 23, 2015
By Jenny J.J.I.
"A New Yorker"
I consider myself a rusty, beginner at Salsa dance. I have previously taken live classes and use to dance Salsa socially over 10 years ago. I also do a lot of other types of dance–dancing as a hobby. My husband and I has been on this for a couple of weeks now and its awesome. As for this set it comes in a case that holds the five, very colorful, DVD’s, ranging from the very basic steps to some really hard ones that me and my hubby can’t seem to master yet, but we have faith that we will.
So the first disc that you will put in is the beginner disc. This will give you the very basic steps for Salsa Dancing, and they will be repeated many times throughout it. They go through the moves by telling you about them first, then walking and counting out the steps. They really make sure you have it down before moving on, but you could always skip back if you don’t have it yet! That is the beauty of having it on disc, plus, you get to do it in the comfort of your living room instead of learning in a class or at the gym in front of everyone! When just learning the moves, they just have you concentrate on your feet and your steps rather than your hips. Everyone knows, salsa dancing means hip shaking! Lol but you do not have to worry about that at first. Even if you have never danced before, ever, you will be able to follow along and learn these moves. If my husband can do it, you all can do it! Plus what I like most about these disc is the way the instructor breaks down the rhythm and verbally cues help to remove some of that over thinking from your practice. It may be a little annoying to some who intuitively understand the music and have no issues dancing to the music, but I think it is an excellent teaching tool for beginners. I mention this for anyone who secretly wishes to dance, but feels intimidated.
Now once you have mastered the first disc, it is time to put the second disc in where it gets a little more tricky, but don’t worry, they won’t leave you hanging! They are with you every step of the way. This is the disc my husband and me stand right now. He can’t get passed this one, but that’s ok, he will get it. He gets better every time I put it on! Someday I have high hopes that my husband and I can actually tear up the dance floor with our new salsa dancing thanks to SalsaCrazy.
On top of all the fun we are having together, we almost always end up out of breath, which means on top of learning to dance, and having fun, we are getting a nice workout. My calf muscles are killing me in places I thought I work on, but it feels good! Overall, Salsa Dance Mastery System is a very well done with comprehensive instructions and content at a good value. Received this item in exchange for an honest review. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.
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