Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|How To Dance Like A Pop Star / Paulette Minott|
Actor: Paulette Minott
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
How to Dance with Choreographer to the stars Paulette Minott, is a unique instructional dance program. That will teach you how to dance like your favorite pop star! Have fun, learn great moves, get in shape and impress you... more »
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Wasn't what I expected
S. HARRIS | Jefferson, GA United States | 01/03/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I expected this DVD to contain a bit more information than just simple dance moves like walking in a circle and clapping your hands to your heart. I also was disappointed because it had choreographed dance moves to particular songs - and only a handful of songs. It was also boring to watch and listen to - the songs were not even sung by the popular artists that sing them on the radio."
Simplified choreography to 7 songs
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 04/08/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is done on an all white stage you see demonstrated by the 3 preteen & teenage girls & 2 guys you see. The production & sound quality are great. The songs demonstrated are: Rock your body, You make me wanna, Don't stop movin', Just a little bit, Sound of the underground, The tide is high, Opps, I did it again.
Paulette is only a voice over counting & telling you the move like "snake, shake your body, left kick & right arm out..."
Each song starts with the music playing softly with one of the dancers show you ONLY the chorus moves with a break in between, the moves themselves are still done in normal speed. The chorus is only 10-15 moves, most are repeated. Then the song is started again in full volume & the rest of the dancers start the routine. They all dance normal speed & up to you to watch & figure out the moves & do them. Considering most videos have dancers doing different moves at once, you see this hear to & up to you to pick which dancer you want to concentrate on. When they do the chorus 2-3x, least then you have no problems. The pace of the dvd is ok overall, I didn't get bored.
This may seem practically impossible, but what helps is the camera doesn't move too much, the lighting doesn't blink too much to be any distraction, etc. which is a huge difference from the videos.
But from what I can tell, the moves seem to have been simplified a bit from the original. Half the time I thought the moves were a bit... like fake punching, etc. Some moves are cool, some taught, most not. But even in the normal speed, if you have the patience to watch it over & over most people should get it.
The walking around a lot IS in the videos & also since on the video the choreography is almost never done all one shot, that's probably why there's even more aimless walking around & stepping forward & back.
If the dvd actually showed the full out moves in all it's complexity, showed the move a little slower &/or built it up if very complex, no annoying 5-7 second rests in between each move, I would give it 5 stars.
I rented this dvd since I want to learn how to dance no matter the style or who teaches it, as long as it's not boring."