on 16 November 2006
The actual dance routines are good and easy to learn and will look impressive on the dance floor. However, you'll notice that they only teach you to dance to a small section of the song, so if you're out there n the track comes on, you'll end up stopping halfway thru. I reckon they do this to make you go visit their studio to learn more. At first I didn't think much of the work out/stretch routine but keep watching as it does get more interesting. Overall I would say this dvd is good if you just want a couple of moves to show off to your friends but don't expect it to last thru a whole song.
on 31 August 2005
This Dvd was really cool to do, the routines are excellant and real fun to do but also a challenge(that will take some time to master!) but as the instructors say "use the pause and skip back buttons as many times as you like" The dancers are awesome and the teaching is done very well and having enjoyed the other two pineapple dvds i think this one is the best by far and hoping to go to pineapple to take class with stuart and charlotte for real in the future.
on 22 August 2007
This dvd is a mish mash of different things, its part move tutorial, part routine tutorial, part performance, and part just plain showing off. This dvd isn't suitable for beginner dancers, and the routines require quite alot of space even to practice.
The moves themselves don't have a proper breakdown, and as it seems common in dance videos, the instructor prefers to do things in sets of 4 or 5 moves, which is alittle silly as if you have a problem with one of them, then it ruins the next move and the whole sequence. They would be much better taught individually and then linking them as with other dvds. The moves utilised go from basic to advanced, unfortunately all in one routine, so if you are an advanced dancer, this dvd doesn't have enough, if you are a beginner dancer, forget it.
If you had a choice between unicorn repellent and this, and you are a beginner, stock up on unicorn repellent as you'll simply use it more than you will this dvd. As a beginner you won't keep up and the moves are very complex at times and if its a 40 step routine and you aren't confident with move number 4, there is no way of slowing the routine down. The back button doesn't help because it teaches 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 in one go, so you can't isolate the problem.
This dvd does title itself ultimate street, dance masterclass, so if you're not up to that class, don't buy it. Dance dvds often mislead, this one only slightly but still, they always say anyone can do it :D! Reality check, no not everyone can do it, if you aren't fit, flexible, have good joints, co-ordination and most important, a stack of dancing experience, you will take one look and know "this ain't gonna happen". Better dance dvd's out there that break down the moves for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers, so I'd look elsewhere and use this purely for inspiration.
on 11 December 2010
This is not too bad - the routines that are that are very good, challenging, and you could use the moves elsewhere. i did find the routines extremely short - and when you get to the performance section, you're standing still for most of the song until your bit of the routine comes back in again. You could learn the other bits, or repeat what you learned - but as those bits are so short you'll be doing alot of repeats! Some interesting moves - although I wouldn't say that the more difficult locks and things were explained very well (for an instructional DVD)