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SIMPLY TAP: Learn how to Tap Dance !
SIMPLY TAP Learn how to Tap Dance
Actor: Germaine Salsberg
Director: Bob Rizzo
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
G     2005     1hr 0min

Studio: Bayview/widowmaker Release Date: 09/18/2007 Run time: 55 minutes


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Actor: Germaine Salsberg
Director: Bob Rizzo
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Dance, Educational
Studio: Riz-Biz Productions
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Full length
DVD Release Date: 01/10/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Eddienyc1 | NYC | 11/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I must say that i LEARNED how to Tap Dance with Germaine Salsberg ! Granted , it was from a DVD, not a class, but nonetheless her instruction is clear and concise. Even for someone like myself who has never had a professional dance class, I was able to pick up the steps and exercises as Germaine really does break down the steps along with the counts. She has a pleasant voice, warm personality and a nice sense of humor. She talks briefly about the importance of rhythm and how one steps develops into another. Whats nice about this information is that she explains it all AS she is teaching, and no time is wasted on idle chit chat. Its also easy to learn as she turns away from the camera when she teaches each step. I started out following along with my hard soled shoes, but eventually purchased a pair of tap shoes as i wanted to HEAR my results. The tape is jam packed with information and I still have several steps to master yet. Highly recommended-Go Germaine !!!"
Way too Fast
Ben Kingsbury | Port Vila, Vanuatu | 09/05/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I am an absolute beginner to tapping, and found the dvd not suitable at all.

Germaine Salzburg launches into a rapid progression of steps and after 5 minutes, says, OK now lets do them quicker. You are not given the opportunity to practice. Her approach feels condescending and shallow, (at one stage she makes a mistake in her instructions for a step, but didnt even bother to reshoot the piece.)

I felt totally overwhelmed when trying to follow and gave up.

It feels like she tries to hurry through the basics at top speed without showing you properly how to do the basics.

I felt totally out of my depth and exactly how I felt when attending a public tap class where I was the only beginner.

Thankfully I bought "I hate to exercise, I love to Tap." If you are an absolute beginner and are rythm challenged then try that instead. Once you have worked through that DVD you can then move onto this one.

Simply tap
Michele Romano | Rochester, N.Y. | 02/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This dvd was excellent because it very simply both clearly explained and clearly demonstrated the moves. I was able to apply the moves immediately."
Great introduction to tap dancing!
R. Leinberger | 03/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Simply Tap is a great introduction to tap dancing. Germaine Salsberg is a great teacher. She starts with the basics and works up to a time step. She explains everything clearly and starts out slowly and works up to a faster tempo. She has a great personality and makes tap dancing fun. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn the basics."