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|Hot Salsa Lessons Vol 2|
Actor: Ken Baldwin
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Ken Baldwin, dance instructor to stars like Renee Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Celia Cruz, Pilar Montenegro, Paulina Rubio, Sofia Milos and Eriq La Salle, is back with "Hot Salsa Lessons - Volume 2" for the Intermediate to t... more »
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A great and uniquely organized salsa instructional DVD
DIJR | Buffalo, New York | 08/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After viewing tons of different beginner and intermediate salsa videos, I believe that this volume 2 of Hot Salsa is a great and uniquely organized instructional DVD. There was an attention to detail that I found helpful (particularly for those that are transitioning from beginner to an intermediate level); he managed to do this without dragging it to long like some other videos do. In addition, my partner and I really liked how he worked in variations; for example, he taught variations for open breaks and for cross body leads. Although they are not different patterns in of themselves, they are simple and easy to learn moves that add variety to one's dance, especially for beginners who have a limited number of patterns to work with. One thing that was also different that I liked about this video was that he included a section with music (very good music too). Therefore, instead of practicing when they practice, you have the ability to just select your music on the DVD and practice with your partner. The only thing that I would have liked in this video are more patterns; however, if you include the patterns taught in his first DVD, with that of his second, and include his variations, one actually has a decent amount of material to work with on the dance floor. For a long standing intermediate salsa dancer myself, I am looking forward to seeing what he can put forth in his advanced videos."
Highly Recommended Instructional Salsa DVD
BARRY Barton | Pasadena, CA | 07/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review applies to both volumes (Hot Salsa Lessons vol. 1 & 2). These are excellent salsa instructional DVDs for the following reasons:
I have seen 2 other top instructional salsa DVD series from two different but highly respected salsa instructors but by far Ken Baldwin explaines in such careful detail each aspect of each basic step, drill, salsa pattern or styling move that he teaches.
These other teachers tend to show you the moves or patterns rather quickly, and the way they teach/demonstrate the moves often has you wondering "How did they do that?" or "I don't get it" or "How do my feet move again?" or "What do I do with my hands again?" etc. I find myself having to replay them over and over again to try and figure out the moves mostly by obsevation.
But Ken Baldwin teaches in much more depth and shows that he cares by being serious in what he teaches. Foot-cam close ups, salsa patterns shown at regular AND slow-motion speed, original salsa music to practice to (Vol 2) are just a few of the many features and bonuses on these DVDs.
Although serious and professional in teaching, their is also an enjoyable light-hearted aspect as well and both volumes include some very humorous moments. I found myself laughing quite a few times. They are fun to watch and a great learning tool.
I highly recommend."
Confessions of an Addict
David R. Hughes | Cali | 07/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hello, my name is David and Im a 'Salsaholic'.I own over twenty instructional DVD's, but I can stop buying them any time I like. At least that's what I tell myself.
Ken's DVD's are at the very top of my most watched. You really get alot packed into this one. He spends alot of time with the small simple stuff which makes you a much more stylish dancer, (It's the small moves that get you noticed).
If you want fifteen complex patterns and not much else, this really isn't for you.(there are five cool ones at the end though).
I have to mention the music in this one,it's so fresh and will stay in your head for days after you first hear it.
If there is anyone who loves dancing & teaching Salsa more than Ken, I've not come across him. (although the dude from "the learn to dance salsa series" comes a close second) VIVA LA SALSA
Put A Smile On Your Face
Ed Castaneda | New York, NY USA | 09/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Within the plethora of Salsa dance instruction DVDs and videos, one series shines bright, Hot Salsa Lessons by Ken Baldwin. Ken's love of his craft resonates in his new Volume 2 DVD where he builds on lessons learned in his earlier edition. What sets Ken's instruction apart is his ability to teach Salsa dance in a way that is both clear and detailed without being lengthy and hard to memorize. Ken first shows you what the step or pattern looks like, again in slow motion, then breaks it down into easily digestible pieces for both the men's and ladies steps. In addition to the mechanics of the dance, Ken teaches you how to dance with style so that you'll look great, confident and not like you're executing a series of pattern steps painted on the dance floor. The last and, in my opinion, the most important thing imparted from Hot Salsa Lessons, Volume 1 & 2 and especially in Volume 2, is the joy of Salsa dancing. Ken will infuse you with the passion and excitement of Salsa dance and give you the know how and confidence to do so; it will show on your feet, your body and the smile on your face every time you're on the dance floor for all to see."