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Diversity - Dance.Fitness.Fusion [DVD]
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on 8 January 2011
The only other dance DVD I have ever tried to follow was dance the S Club Way when I was 13 and I found it hard to follow mainly because I was trying to do everything the opposite way around because they face you and because the choreographers didn't explain very well. Diversity's is so much easier to follow. There are two disks; disk one - the workout and disk two - the tour routine.

Disk one is brilliant. Ashley, Warren and Ian take you through everything. Its the same format; they are still facing you but the camera shots and explanations make so much sense and what looks extremely difficult even on the Easy mode is simple once its broken down for you. Even my mum can do it and we've had a laugh learning the routines. It's broken up into sections which you learn and then right at the end you can put all the sections together to make one epic fitness routine. My favourites are 'Fast and Slow' and 'Funky Fusion'. Don't expect to jump straight into the workout because you need to learn the routine first at your own pace, but once you've got it down the workouts are nackering but so fun. And you actually remember it the next time you come back so you can do a quick refresher tutorial if need be and jump straight back into it.

Being a bit amateur I've only tried the Easy routines so far but once you have learned and are confident with Easy, the Hard routines combine what you've already learnt with new moves, which is clever because you can progress upwards at your own pace. The Diversity routine on the second disk is really fun. Its cool to try out their moves in my living room. and theres no pressure so you just learn it at your pace.

Hats off to these guys, they really thought this one through. If you want to have a lot of fun, be challenged and work out then I would recommend this DVD. Its difficult but so rewarding once you can do it.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2010
Check this out. Although there are a few others out there teaching the moves we wanted to wait to get Diversitys one. Got this at HMV this morning (oops sorry amazon). Me and a few of the guys just been messing around with Ashley's how to. Just SUPERB! He is like the best teacher. Already learnt a few of the poppin moves. Finally got to learn what the Fresno is!! Anyway its superb. Were getting together later for another go. Gonna nail their tour routine. See you all on Glasgow's Got Talent!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 3 April 2011
I bought this DVD because I love Diversity and dancing. It looks impossible when you first begin the routines (even the warm up and cool down appear difficult) but it was surprising how much easier it was the second time I tried it. You may need to use the rewind button a lot if the moves get complicated but he does point that out. The moves are well explained and because there are always three people performing the steps if one doesn't make it clear maybe looking at the others may help.
The most complicated bit is learning to do all the moves the opposite way to the dancers on screen. It's hard at first but you get used to it after a few tries. The most important thing is to keep trying - once you get the routines it feels great going through them all.
I would reccomend that anyone buying this DVD should a) be willing to learn the routines before working-out (this can take a while) and b) focus on one routine at a time so you don't get confused. Also I now think "Funky Fusion" is actually more difficult than the other two work-outs so I suggest starting with "Fast and Slow" instead. There may be only three work-outs but there are two levels so it seems like six and the routines themselves don't get boring.
Haven't tried the second DVD yet - I'm saving it until I've completed the first so I can't say what that's like but I love the first one. Even if you don't get a work-out the Diversity boys aren't bad to look at either ;D
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2010
I bought this as a Christmas present for my 14 year old daughter and she loves it! The routines are well thought out and easy for her to follow. She has learnt lots of new moves to add to her dance club performances. Well done Diversity!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 19 May 2011
As an experienced dancer, I do like a challenge. However, there is a difference between something being 'challenging' and it just not being taught very well.

In my opinion, the first disc is unengaging and unhelpful. The warm-up is very slow, repetitive and basic. But then you are suddenly thrown into a very fast-paced and technical routine. There's no build up. Also, the 'work-out' movements are taught all in one go, without music. Dance lessons are always successful when you get the chance to go over small sections, and even better when you can try each section with the music. This does not happen. I would most certainly NOT recommend this for beginners either! The 'basic' routine is actually very technical, and the 'advanced' routine is just the same routine again, but with a few movements changed. To me, that's not two routines...that's just one routine with differentiation.

The second disc is where Diversity Dance Fitness Fusion redeems itself. The teaching here is much better. Ashley explains each movement very clearly, which means that you know exactly which part of the body you ought to be working and how to make the movement look good. The routine is also broken down into sections, which really helps. You get to see a performance of the routine so you know what it ought to look like. You also get to perform the routine section by section slowly, as well as with the music. This is really helpful because it helps you to remember the movements. Also, because you get to try each section with the music, it makes it much more interesting, and you feel like you're achieving progress.

Overall, I rate this DVD with 3 stars. I don't think I'll be using disc 1 again, but I am using disc 2 every day. I am determined to perfect that routine!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2011
omg i actually love this when i first done it it was fun and it still. most fitness dvds get boring and you feel like you dont want to do it eney more but this one is just AMAZING!! i go on it everyday when i come home from skl and i just love it and i actually feel better in myself but the most thing is that your having fun and geting fit at the same time haha ilovediversity :)<3
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2011
I got this a few days ago from my partner as a present as he knows i like street dancing etc. I think it's really good however it does take some time to get used to, it really does make you sweat and it does work your body, you can't expect to know it straight away but i think once you get into it, it will pay off even more, as long as you are moving, even if the moves your doing isn't the same as diversity's your still going to work your body by feeling the music and dancing. It all depends on patience, when i started it i got very annoyed with myself that i couldn't move exactly like them, or do most of the moves,but in time I've found that with practice it can be achieved. I'm very happy with it and i think the lads have done well :) (don't forget they do the dancing all the time so they probably do get carried away! lol)
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on 20 October 2012
I was really excited when I ordered this but was so disappointed. I have been belly and swing dancing for years so thought that this would be a nice addition, and that a DVD 'taster' would be a good way to try it out. I chose the Diversity DVD because they are really well known and I like their routines. However, this DVD is atrocious. The diversity guys fly through the instructions waaaay too quickly and the cameras constantly change angles, often not showing you what the chaps are actually doing with their feet. It wouldn't be impossible to do this routine but it is very very frustrating and I would say buy a different DVD...
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on 2 September 2014
Great routines but quite hard, even when they go slow, but then I am 47! Just thought it would be more fun to try than a standard exercise video, but I was kidding myself when thinking of my abilities. Still it made me laugh and not realise I was actually exercising, but I do think it helps to do this in a room with laminate or shiny floor, not carpet! (And definately move the coffee table out of the way and ban all cats/dogs/children/husbands from the room!
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I love dancing and thought this would be a fun way to work out. You go through the moves nice and slowly but they're quite complicated and when you do it to speed I just can't keep up with it all, it's so fast! Teenagers or kids with dance experience would probably be find but if you're like me and just wanted to have a fun workout without killing yourself trying to remember a routine then I wouldn't recommend this.
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