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Fun To Know: Ballroom Dancing
Fun To Know Ballroom Dancing
Actor: Sylvain Cardinal
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2004     1hr 0min

Instruction on how to ballroom dance, presented by Canadian dance champion Sylvain Cardinal.


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Actor: Sylvain Cardinal
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Dance, Educational
Studio: Tapeworm
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 02/02/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

TaskMaster | Chicago | 05/26/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I am just beginning to learn ballroom, and have had a few lessons and watched another one of the DVD's available (which was much better than this one). This DVD holds out the promise of teaching a person the basics of several ballroom dances. What it delivers is a sequence of home-quality videos of confusingly conducted dancing class sessions. There are two instructors(a man and a woman) and several student couples. The two instructors do attempt to explain the very basic foot moves for Cha Cha, Samba, Fox Trot, Waltz, and Quick Step, but in a most confusing fashion. They talk over and interrrupt each other, so that their verbal instructions are almost impossible to follow, and the demonstrations are very brief. The students in the class do not seem to be getting it very well either. The segments are amateurishly produced, but are connected by very brief clips of some apparently professional dancers, with no relationship to the instruction being presented. It is hard to believe that a person could learn much about ballroom dancing by watching this DVD."
Not fun to do!
JRae | Chicagoland, IL, USA | 07/23/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"My fiance and I are taking dance lessons to prepare for our wedding and borrowed this DVD from our public library to supplement our practices. I am so glad we didn't buy it! I wholeheartedly agree with the other review--the instruction is confusing at best and the segments of each dance are very short. If you try it, you need to have your own music to practice with, as there isn't much on the DVD.

Overall, we are disappointed and will be returning the DVD as soon as we can get back to the library!"
Weak, Low Budget - Don't Bother
New Dancer | 12/28/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"We've used a dozen instructional videos as we've been learning ballrom dancing, and this one is by far the worst. It is low budget with very little detail and lots of confusion. The Nancy Hays dance videos are still the best."