Friday, December 12, 2014

Swing Dance, Volume 1 - Beginning Swing Dance by DanceCrazy Review + Giveaway

I was provided with this product in exchange for an honest review. Sponsored giveaway.
Image source, Blurb source

Today I have the first in a series of dance DVDs to review for you. I'm extremely excited and happy to share these with you. About a month ago I was thinking I wanted to learn some actual dance techniques instead of just doing my typical free form dance, and then I saw Dance Crazy was looking for bloggers. So while I know this is a bit off topic for my blog, I do try to blog about beauty in general sometimes and dancing is a great way to keep in shape, stay healthy and therefore maintaining your natural beauty :)

So, first up... let's get busy with some Swing!

Swing Dancing - One of the single most prolific styles of dance, you'll find it everywhere. Get ready to swing dance with DanceCrazy's extensive introduction to Swing Dancing, a 2 DVD Series! This is the first of two DVDs, and covers the fundamentals of the dance, as well as a few beginner patterns.
If you can't help tapping your feet to the amazing rhythms you hear in Swing music (think Count Basie, Duke Ellington, or Ella Fitzgerald) then this step by step dance instructional DVD is for you! Designed from the ground up as a true beginner's dance instructional video, this DVD (The first of a 2 DVD Series available on guarantees that no experience is required. Two left feet? No rhythm? No Problem! This swing dancing DVD series is for you.You'll be showing off some amazing Swing Dance steps in no time at all. "There's no other DVD series that is this in depth, this step by step, or this fun..."
Swing has earned its reputation as one of the most versatile and energizing forms of popular music and continues to attract new converts to its catchy tunes and syncopated beats.
This completely full, two hour dance instruction video take you from your very first steps in swing dance, and teaches a solid foundation from which to become an amazing swing dancer. Your experienced Swing dancing instructors take the time to break each pattern down thoroughly, providing you with essential information on technique, style, and connection.
Not only are your dance teachers, Eldon and Alison clear and accurate, but they also making learning to Swing fun and exciting! It's time to learn a great skill, have a fantastic time, and dazzle your friends. Once you begin, you won't be able to stop dancing Swing! You'll learn how to Swing Dance with ease and style... An absolute must have for anyone interested in Swing Dancing. Note: This is part of of a two part swing dancing instructional series, find part two also available on DanceCrazy and SalsaCrazy also have a whole line of instructional dance DVDs and videos available on amazon.

Review: Before watching this DVD, I was pretty much only aware of Swing from what I've seen on TV and in movies. Of course, those are never reliable sources and so what I'm used to seeing is the more showy version of Swing. This DVD covers the practical Swing so you can get started dancing for real life situations right away. This is very very basic. I found the Basic Steps very easy to do, and very intuitive. These were easy for me since I've been doing Zumba for years. Even with my little experience with dance I do have, I found some of these moves to be quite challenging! Fortunately, I like how the instructions are broken down: they show you the move first, then go over the leader's role, the follower's, give some tips and finally show the move along with music. I'm definitely going to have to practice a lot more to work my way up to dancing along with music. So while this is a good DVD for beginners, it can be quite challenging as well and does take some practice. The instructions are given in multiple camera angles which can be helpful, but also gets a little bit redundant after awhile.

This DVD is fun, and the music set along with it I felt was perfect. The only thing I didn't like was I wish it were chaptered a bit differently. They do have it nicely chaptered by individual pattern, and each pattern is then broke down into the different parts (leader's role, followers, so on.) That could be useful if you were only focusing on one pattern at a time, for instance. For me, I think it would be helpful if they had the entire DVD sectioned into follower's role, leader's role, and tips sections that way you don't have to skip around so much once you've watched it a few times all the way through.

The list price for this DVD is $39.95 but it is currently on sale on for $14.95!

Today though, Dance Crazy is giving 1 lucky reader the chance to win this DVD.


Winner will be selected on December 30, 2014. Shipment date is set for December 31.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

No comments:

Post a Comment