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Don't waste your money
on 16 September 2014
I consider this a waste of money and I am very disappointed. One is better off searching on YouTube (see comment below).
The DVD covers 5 basic steps and three turns (only). All of these were covered far more effectively in my first salsa class so the DVD is already obsolete. However, I found the video hard to follow: the guy clearly is a good dancer and explains nuances that are not covered by many other sources, but for a beginner, these actually distract and make even basic steps seem more complicated than they really are. Also, I found his steps differ slightly to most other sources, and his didactic style is non-existent.
There is a CD but I have not listened to it. Any large music store has a few Cuban compilations that get you moving anyway - so I think this is outdated.
There are some very good websites or Youtube instructional clips covering all the basics right through to advanced. Furthermore, it seems there is minor variation in individual styles and explanations, which for a beginner can be confusing. By searching on the internet, within JUST A FEW MINUTES, I had found instructors who were clear and on my wavelength. And if you're hi-tech, these can be downloaded to your phone for a brief recap in the powder room before taking to the floor!