Learn to Dance Swing, Beginners Vol.1 - A Beginners Swing Dancing Guide to East Coast and City Swing
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5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Swing Dancing Made Easy Sep 25, 2010
By L. Brighton
I was excited when I received this DVD. I've been interested in Swing Dancing since watching an episode of "Dancing With The Stars" that featured swing dancing. I put the DVD in and I've been dancing ever since. I'm a child of the 1980s so I didn't have much experience with this type of dance. The instruction on the DVD was helpful and moved slowly through the paces including partner connection and style. My girlfriend and I have practiced several times with it and have even gone out to one of the clubs to try out some of the moves. The music is great and really sets the mood. Cool!
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Fun for me, but not for my fiance May 01, 2011
I bought this video as a starter for practicing for the wedding. We are both beginners to swing. I enjoy it and find it easy to learn from, but my fiance is having a harder time (maybe since he really does not like to dance!) He says that the steps are hard for him to follow. I think that they do a great job breaking down each step, showing the male version, then the female version, then together. The male instructor's pants are hilious and worth the money just for that!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Wonderful for Beginners Jan 14, 2015
By Mikayla Waters
I have always loved the way swing dancing looks, there is something so poetic about it. However, I am cursed with two left feet and going to dance classes would be both embarrassing and add some serious stress to my bank account. I work pretty much full time and go to school full time so I would definitely not be able to find a class that would fit into my hectic schedule. Luckily, Dance Crazy resolved this problem for me.
With their dance mastery systems you can learn just about any dance in the comfort of your own home. When I received the Swing Dance Volume 1 video in the mail, I could not wait to try it. I am happy to say, this video is so comprehensive that even someone as uncoordinated and clumsy as me was able to follow it with great ease.
Of course, I did have a few mishaps attempting some of the steps the first time but it was all in good fun. This video allows you to learn the art of this dance at your own pace and on your own schedule without having to break the bank or commute to and from classes. This video is 2 hours long but the instructors in the video take you step-by-step through the moves, helping you learn the technique you need in order to build a foundation to grow upon.
The instructions are very clear and basic so it isn't hard to understand what you are supposed to be doing. I was surprised by how quickly I was able to pick up on these steps! I would definitely recommend this video to anyone who loves the style of Swing Dance and wants to learn how to dance it themselves.
Good for beginners and non-beginners a like. Dec 12, 2014
By Melanie Snyder
I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Before watching this DVD, I was pretty much only aware of Swing from what I've seen on TV and in movies. Of course, those are never reliable sources and so what I'm used to seeing is the more showy version of Swing. This DVD covers the practical Swing so you can get started dancing for real life situations right away. This is very very basic. I found the Basic Steps very easy to do, and very intuitive. These were easy for me since I've been doing Zumba for years. Even with my little experience with dance I do have, I found some of these moves to be quite challenging! Fortunately, I like how the instructions are broken down: they show you the move first, then go over the leader's role, the follower's, give some tips and finally show the move along with music. I'm definitely going to have to practice a lot more to work my way up to dancing along with music. So while this is a good DVD for beginners, it can be quite challenging as well and does take some practice. The instructions are given in multiple camera angles which can be helpful, but also gets a little bit redundant after awhile.
This DVD is fun, and the music set along with it I felt was perfect. The only thing I didn't like was I wish it were chaptered a bit differently. They do have it nicely chaptered by individual pattern, and each pattern is then broke down into the different parts (leader's role, followers, so on.) That could be useful if you were only focusing on one pattern at a time, for instance. For me, I think it would be helpful if they had the entire DVD sectioned into follower's role, leader's role, and tips sections that way you don't have to skip around so much once you've watched it a few times all the way through.
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You WILL be able to dance! Nov 26, 2014
This DVD is awesome! I have 2 left feet - and this worked for me. They go through the steps nice and slow and the camera work is amazing. I never thought it would be possible to learn to dance well from a video - but these guys did it!
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