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The Quick & Dirty Guide to Salsa - Part 2, Intermediate
The Quick Dirty Guide to Salsa - Part 2 Intermediate
Actor: Pedro; Gigi
Director: Debdoot Das
Genres: Indie & Art House, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Exercise & Fitness
UR     2005     2hr 30min

The Most Densely Packed, Award Winning Salsa DVD on the Market — Winner of Four Telly Awards and An Aegis Award This no-nonsense follow-up to the top selling Salsa DVD, The Quick and Dirty Guide to Salsa takes off right wh...  more »


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Actor: Pedro; Gigi
Director: Debdoot Das
Genres: Indie & Art House, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Exercise & Fitness
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Educational, Ballet & Dance, Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Digifilm Inc.
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 03/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 30min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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This is really really well done but read the fine print
H. Hwang | Cambridge, United Kingdom | 06/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you liked the Part I and found it useful, you should by all means get this DVD. All the excellent qualities of Part I, such as clear presentation, pleasant video and sound quality and multi-angle shots, can be found here except there is a lot more. It is jammed and packed with moves and you'll be spending a lot of time mastering them. Congratulations to the makers of this DVD for a job very well done; I don't know how they plan to top this one in their Advanced DVD.

However, there are some caveats that buyers should be aware. For beginners and even intermediate salsa dancers, this DVD may be difficult to swallow without buying the Part I DVD first. A big reason for this is that the style of salsa taught here is rather unique; I would almost say that it is new, except it really isn't new either. I'm tempted to call this a sixth style of salsa; others being LA style, NY style, Cuban style, Cumbria style, and Casino Rueda. The first four (LA, NY, Cuban, Cumbria) are for two people, while Casino Rueda is a synchronized dance where many couples dance together in a circle. Quick and Dirty salsa (which is apparently referred to as Cuban Miami style) is essentially Casino Rueda modified for couples. In fact, this DVD would work fairly well if you are interested in learning Casino Rueda; this video covers a large number of intermediate and advanced Rueda routines (although you do need to make some minor modifications). Thanks in part to this and its companion DVD, the Cuban Miami style is getting increasing attention elsewhere (even if it is just a rumor in many places).

So what does this all mean? Once you and your partner master the lessons in this DVD, you will look fantastic. However, you likely will have difficulty using the lessons here to dance with other people in your area initially. But then again, I also think it could be good to be a trend-setter, don't you think?"
Must buy Salsa dvd for 2005 | Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand | 02/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This dvd is a follow on from the World's top selling salsa dvd of 2004.
This dvd introduces the intermediate techniques of Miami Cuban Salsa dancing.
This dvd starts off straight into the techniques as it is assumed you have brought the first dvd.
This dvd is packed full of moves.
This dvd again uses the three angle view that the first Dirty Salsa dvd used. You can watch the dvd from the front, above, back angles of all the techniques.
The first Dirty Salsa dvd was hailed as a breakthrough in learning dance by dvd in 2004 for this ability.
This second dvd is a great way to learn how to dance Salsa.
It's our first must buy for 2005.
Highly recommended."
Much More than an Instruction Video
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 03/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As much as the Part I of this extraordinary DIGIFILM series impressed, this Part II is so fine that it goes beyond just being the excellent way to learn Salsa. This combination of attractive instructors, easy to understand movement demonstrations, and spicy music is the best of its kind.

But even more impressive than that is the giant leap forward in the three-angle camera work technology this disc represents. DIGIFIM is in the frontrunners category of maximizing the viability of filmed interaction. This DVD is so fine that it merits watching it just for the entertainment of the technology. It is almost like the superb salsa instructions by Gigi and by Pedro Curbelo are the bonus.

If you can't master Salsa with these two (Part I and II) DVDs, well...better look for another entertainment form! Grady Harp, March 05"
Miami style turns quick and easy | Sweden | 03/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"* Teaches a lot of miami style turnpatterns, se below
* The patterns are shown in a straight forward way and are easy to watch and understand
* There are not a lot of details about leading and following or other technique
* The counting of steps is 123 456 with no mentioning of the structure of the music. This could be confusing if you are used to counting 1234 5678 with steps on 123 567. No great disadvantage though - you soon get a hang of this way of counting
* You can't read which turns are on the DVD on the box. This is a disadvantage. Of course you can write out the list from the homepage
* The menu system when using a DVDplayer-remote is a bit complicated. You have to press a lot on the arrows on your remote if you want to select among the different turns. On your computer it is a lot easier
Medio Sombrero
Vacilense los Dos
Setenta Complicado
Enchufla con Coca Cola
Siete con Coca Cola
Siete Moderno
El Atrevido
Sombrero Doble
Juana la Cubana
Pasea Abajo y Arriba
Pasea Complicate
Dedo con Alarde
El Uno Complicado
Guarapo Largo
Siete Loco
Siete Setenta
Ponle Sabor
Moves With Music"