Unhesitatingly, I'd say this is a lovely DVD. Great value for money because of all the content it gives you, easy to use because of how well it's structured, and really nice to have because of the variety that's on it.
That Sadie is a wonderful dancer is no secret, even for those who haven't seen her live performances - like me. She's got so many DVDs out that it's also impressive that each has unrepeated intensive content. And she's a great instructor, experienced at breaking down things, giving safety tips and getting the learner to repeat and practice. The one thing I sometimes wish she would be is a little more lightened up and friendly on her DVDs, but that would only be icing on the cake as I wouldn't want her to lose the focused, lets-get-down-to-business approach either.
In this video, Sadie teaches you three "mini choreographies". Each is a different type of dance -- beledi, drum solo, and oriental style. Each of these has 5 combinations, small, but challenging. The structure of this video is so nice that you just click into the style you want to learn that day, select a combo, and learn the breakdown, and then go to the follow along - which you can just loop to practice a million times over. Normally, I like moves to be called out even in a follow-along, but as the combos here are short, there's no real need.
As for the moves themselves, I really like them, but they just are not for beginners. Which is fine as there's enough content for beginners on hundreds of DVDs and actually not nearly enough for intermediate dancers. So, you have to come to this DVD with all your isolations in place, including stomach isolations. There's no breakdown of basic moves here, so you just have to get down to work with the combos.
The combos can be obviously used in your own choreography or to modify into more combinations, but each is nice and typical of the style it comes from.