Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Broadway Dance Center Jazz for the Beginner to Advanced Beginner|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Push yourself to the limit! Frank Hatchett, internationally celebrated Master Jazz teacher, brings his VOP style to you in this energetic 60 minute video. Join Frank in three easy to follow routines that are perfect for th... more »
Not for beginners
YogaGirl | san francisco, ca United States | 01/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I did the Afro-Jazz routine last night. This is definitely not a class for beginners. First, he teaches the routine in segments with 2 students, without music and then with music. The students are facing away from you so that it seems like you are in the back of the class, facing the mirror. Just like in a real class. I liked that part. No warm-up or cool down, just routines. The instruction is fast. Did I say fast! Super fast for me. AND if you are not familiar with dance terminology, you will be lost, I mean completely lost. Don't think that the teacher is going to break down chasse or pas de bouree (sp) or tendu. because if you don't know ballet terms, forgetaboutit.
The routine is fun and fast. It ends with a fall to the floor. Sort of like if someone shot you and you fell stretched out on your side. I could not get this routine. It will take many stops and rewinds. It takes him 15 minutes to teach it and 2 run thrus at the end. By the way, if you have carpet, don't get this DVD. You can not do turns on carpet. Yes I said turns, and leaps.
I've taken classes at Broadway Dance and the classes are labelled basic, beginnger, intermediate, and advanced. Their beginner classes are really slow intermediate classes. So you have been warned. Don't think that this is easy, because it is not. Fun, I guess so once you get it. I have a long way to go."
Great ! Just Like Dance Class!
K. Mccormack | Upstate New York | 09/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great DVD. There are three routines, each a different style. I am a beginning dancer and I loved the routines. I have learned so much! Yes, I had to repeat over and over but that is beauty of doing it at home. The music is good. The directions are good and fun. I highly recommend this one!"
Not for Beginners.
Lauren E. Campbell | santa b! california | 04/06/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The instructor is clearly a master of his work, however, until you're very familiar with the dance terminology and correct performance of key moves, you're not ready for this DVD."