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Overall very good and exactly what I was expecting
on March 13, 2014
I would have given this 5 stars except for the music, which is a few very boring, repetitive songs on loops the entire time. Maybe they chose that so the viewer wouldn't be distracted and could instead focus just on the dance moves, I don't know.
Anyway, the lead instructor is adorable, and gives very good cues. She breaks every move down first by going slowly and explaining it, then breaks it apart even more by focusing on the various body parts involved. Then, they quicken the pace and show it at regular speed. I think they spend just enough time on each move. Some reviewers have complained that they don't break it down enough, or that you need prior experience to learn moves. I disagree. If they spent more time with each move, the video would be way too long! That's the whole point of a video...you can watch it over and over and practice on your own and then watch their explanations again. Don't expect yourself to be perfect at it on the first viewing. Take your time, have fun.
The moves are indeed very sexy. Some, I've seen friends do over the years (like the body roll), and always wondered...how do they DO that!? I thought they were just magically born with the ability. :-) Others, are more on the trampy side, like exotic dancing. I personally may not do them, but still like to know them, as even just incorporating a few seconds of a really sexy move can spice up your night. :-)
This video requires so much lower body strength that even if you're just going through the video slowly, stopping and rewinding to get the moves down, you WILL USE and strengthen your legs. Lots of bending knees squating while rolling and swinging the hips type of stuff. Great core and leg workout, and I thought my legs were already pretty strong.
One other complaint...one of the backup dancers is HORRIBLE. It's distracting. She's not tight with her movements and just overall looks sloppy and trampy. It's one thing to look cute and sexy, it's another to look tacky, cheap, and easy. And I am no prude. But I just try to not focus on her too much and stay focused on the lead girl, who somehow manages to teach sexy dance moves and remain approachable and classy. :-) I feel bad saying that, but honestly, it's so bad that if they make more of these videos, they should remove her. Or somehow get her to tighten up her moves. Maybe they have her there to show all levels, and make the rest of us not feel bad if we look awful at first too? :-/
Overall, definitely recommend, I'm really enjoying this video!