Learn to Dance Swing, Beginners Vol.1 - A Beginners Swing Dancing Guide to East Coast and City Swing
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9 of 9 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!
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Learn to Swing Dance! Dec 08, 2014
By Coffee Addicted Writer (Billy)
Dancing workouts and learn-to-dance DVDS have become more popular thanks to reality shows, such as Dancing With The Stars. Personally, I haven't taken much interests in dancing, mostly because I have two left feet. However, I do like exercising and beginner dancing workouts are more low intensity than other at-home workouts, so I have been trying out some dancing workouts including Learn to Swing - Beginning Volume 1 from DanceCrazy.com.
If you have every seen an older movie with swing dancing in it, then you know the steps in it are fast, so attempting to learn such a dance may seem like a bit of a challenge. The two instructors in Learn to Swing - Beginning Volume 1 give a step-by-step guide to learn several dance patterns.
You'll learn how to:
Basic Step (City Swing)
East Coast Step
Right Underarm Turn
Left Underarm Turn
Right & Left Turn
Most the patterns have the male and female instructors showing the steps separately and then the combine the moves as they dance together. All the patterns are put together in the end for two dance sequences (City and East Coast).
Overall, the dance steps in Learn to Swing - Beginning Volume 1 are easy to follow and anybody who watches the DVD will be able to learn how to swing dance quickly. I have enjoyed trying out the DVD and I recommend it to others.
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
5 of 5 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
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.
*I received this product complementary in exchange for my unbiased review
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Fun! Nov 21, 2014
A great thing about knowing someone who loves to dance is getting them DVD's to help them improve that they will love! When I saw this Swing Dance, Volume 1 - Beginning Swing Dance by DanceCrazy I loved it. I couldn’t wait to get it and give it to my mom and her boyfriend who are in love with Swing Dancing! She loved it and does it every chance she can get! She has always loved Swing Dancing and now with this DVD she can better herself and her Swing dancing!
The instructor on the DVD breaks steps down, and repeats them. The instruction on the DVD was helpful and moved slowly through the paces including partner connection and style. Before you know it you will be dancing entire Swing Dance patterns. My mom picked up pretty quickly and I even decided to join her! These DVDs are easy to follow and good for anyone! I would highly recommend this product to anyone especially as a Christmas Gift!
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