Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|You Can Dance - Tango|
Actor: Vicki Regan
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
The most passionate and dramatic of ballroom dances is the Tango. It originated in Argentina and became popular in the US in the 1920s. The Tango doesn't need words. You communicate with your eyes and your body. Dramatic m... more »
Excellent supplementary material
Partho Bhowmick | 09/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are taking tango lessons, this video can be very helpful to show some of the basic tango moves in a very straight forward fashion. This is best used as a supplementary guide outside the studio for couples or individuals to practice. It features 4 different tango steps, all pretty basic but what's good is that they show you how to thread the steps together. What's missing is hints on how to lead & follow but I suppose that can come only through personal instruction & not by verbal instruction or visual demonstration. Bar that, this video gets you started on your way."
Ballroom tango is not Argentine tango
Partho Bhowmick | 01/04/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This video teaches ballroom tango, which does not look like or sound like or has anything in common with real Argentine tango. Don't be confused by ballroom teachers who don't know the difference."
Too Slow Paced
H. Tao | 11/11/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought several of Vicki Regon's tapes. She seems to be a very fun teacher and very good dancer. But the instructions are too slow-paced. There are a lot of repeats which are not necessary for DVDs and video tapes. With only 4 or 5 steps taught in each tape, if you are a beginner, I doubt "you can dance" comfortbly on the floor after you've learned from those tapes. In terms of steps per dollar, you can find much better deals on market than this series."
This tape is just OK, and for beginners only.
Partho Bhowmick | 12/04/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought 3 tapes from this instructor (Swing, Tango, Foxtrot) and found the steps are pretty basic. I doubt you can dance Tango and Foxtrot this way in social dancing due to the progressive nature of these dances (meaning going counter clock wise around the dance floor like Waltz).
I have learned ballroom dancing from many other tapes and virtually able to use most of the moves on the dance floor, but not these, except a few basic move in the Swing tape . Maybe it's just me. For 20$ a tape, it's a lot more expensive than what I pay for other instructional tapes."