Experience the magic of dance and learn to move like a star in this dancing DVD! As the head judge on Dancing with the Stars]]>
Dance with Len Goodman
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Also, for Rhumba, the beginning basic move in my class has been the box-step, but this shows another (easy) move (that I learned later.)The Foxtrot shown in the DVD was SO different it really threw me, but later Len shows a variation called the Social Foxtrot, which is what I've learned.
Watching the DVD again, after a total of 4 weeks of studio training, I could make much more sense of what was being shown. But if you are a female just beginning ballroom dance, there have got to be better DVD's.
First, the previous reviewer is correct. They do demonstrate the man's steps and then expect the ladies to do the "natural opposite." I found that to be quite easy if I learned the male version first, and then reversed it. If I tried to think "His left is my right," etc. as I was first learning it, it was hard. On the video the lady does the male version as they teach the steps, and then when they get into the holds and face each other, she does her version. (You can pretty much watch her feet the whole time.)
Next, the professional dancers do have exhibition dances to demonstrate what a Fox Trot, Quick Step, Waltz, etc. CAN look like. Do not expect to be able to follow them after five to ten minutes of instruction per dance! This is a demonstration of THE BASICS.
(For some reason I can't edit the number of stars.) I gave it five stars originally right after I had watched all of the instructions, but before I had clicked on the part of the DVD that said practice. I would take a couple of stars off for that. When I first clicked on that, I thought the DVD was stuck! The practice portion for each dance is just a still picture with music! Couldn't they have just filmed the dancers doing the basic steps to music for a few minutes of practice time? How hard would that be? This way you have to flip back to the instructions to remind yourself of the steps and then go back to the music section if you want to practice.Read more ›
The basic steps are given for the various styles of dance, but often Len just says in reference to the female part that it is "the natural opposite". A couple provides demonstrations of the steps, as does occasionally Len Goodman. Opportunities to practice in a simple and easy-to-follow format are provided.
This DVD is for a beginner and not intended for an advanced dancer. Some simple routines are provided in order to help the beginner look nice on the dance floor and know enough to "just get by" when called to dance at a party.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fun and information video. While we may not actually practice the dance moves (our living room is the size of a postage stamp) it helps you understand how Len judges.Published 1 month ago by Richard L. Wilmoth
Outstanding.. Good examples.. just very short Time for the small dance selections!Published 9 months ago by W. E. Sullivan
It was what I expected, and even more. This is a nice teaching tool.Published 22 months ago by Irene Neuenfeld
It is difficult to learn the dance with this DVD. I wished there was more detailed explanation of the steps of the dance.Published on April 3, 2013 by Kindle Customer
I own more than 15 excellent dance instruction videos. I thought that this would be a good one to add to my collection. Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Tom H.
My husband and I have been ballroom dancing for at least 22 years having taken lessons at a dance studio for 20 of those years. We find Mr. Read morePublished on March 5, 2009 by S. Adame
Great entertainment from a special guy. The dances are not done in the standard American Ballroom style, but I got some ideas from them. Read morePublished on December 16, 2008 by Fred in NC