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Disappointed - Not for Beginners
on June 22, 2011
I have been dancing for 1.5yrs now and struggle with shimmies, accordingly I was looking forward to a DVD to help me out. I have Sarah's veil DVD, and whilst I haven't worked through it thoroughly I was impressed enough to buy the Shimmy one. I am really disappointed with it - regrettfully!
It is excellent quality, Sarah is lovely to learn from and watch, the chapters etc. are great for navigation but the content is NOT for BEGINNERs!!!!
Sarah gives a quick and I mean quick overview on technique for the moves which if you are a beginner you would be struggling quite frankly. Then the first drill on shimmies has layering shimmies over figure 8's (and others) and moving arms quite a bit. Now this is my big bug bear.
She doesn't teach layering (she mentions it, but no instruction) and layering over those moves is NOT BEGINNER.
So instead of feeling encouraged with some good basic shimmy breakdown and drills I am left discouraged and will put the lovely DVD away for a year till I find something to get me up to that level!!!!
If you are clever and can do shimmy layering already then this is an excellent resource but if you are a beginner so far as shimmies then this will probably be too hard ......
If anyone can recommend a DVD for me then that would be great!