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:
beginners indeed = just what we needed Nov 03, 2014
Just back from a wedding (seriously - it's sunday night) and FINALLY got my husband to even TRY to dance because we watched this a few days before we left to drive down. That is a miracle. He was sure that he could never dance -- and SAT on the couch and watched me do the moves alone! before he finally caved and admitted : They make it easy.
They show the guy's ("the leader's") part - S L O W L Y (and repeat and repeat). Then they show the gal's part, same - step by step, repeat for you, seen from front / back.
Really, there's no excuse for not getting up & at least trying it. Once he got up -- it was fun, learning together and then dancing together at the wedding (nothing fancy but he DID it!)
(I also ordered Vol.2 but haven't seen it and he doesn't know yet...)
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.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
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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