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Dance Lovers: Foxtrot Intermediate

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Starring:
Foster Lampert, Judi Lampert
Producer:
Dance Lovers USA
Level:
Intermediate
Genre:
Foxtrot
Format:
DVD
Running Time:
42 minutes
Release Date:
-
Availability:
Available
 

 Summary

Learn the Foxtrot with Dance Lovers! Your instructors, Foster and Judi Lampert, have many decades of teaching experience to make learning quick, easy, fun and effective. The following figures are covered:

1. Basic w/Bridge Ending
2. Conversation Rock Turn Right
3. Closed Twinkle
4. Single Twinkle
5. Back Twinkle
6. Triple Twinkle
7. Spiral Forward
8. Open Left Turn
9. Twinkle (w/Rock Turn, w/Reverse Ending)
10. Twinkle w/Grapevine (8 count)
11. Quickvine (6 count)
12. Hip Lift
13. 6 Count Reverse Grapevine
14. Triple Fan
15. Twinkle w/Pivot Turn
16. Twinkle w/Cork Screw
17. Conversation Cork Screw

Note: The video quality is below average, but the quality of instruction and organization of material is very good. Discs are DVD-R format and may not play in some DVD players.

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Member Reviews

LJH - December 1, 2015

If you’ve seen and practiced to the Lampert’s similar Intermediate Waltz DVD - also available at Danceflix - you may be happy to discover that you already know most of the moves taught here.

Meanwhile, the Lamperts’ dry style doesn’t change on this DVD – Judy smiles and Foster tells you what he’s going to do, does what he says, tells you what he did, then moves on. Coffee helps.

If you don’t get up and practice (after seeing the DVD all the way through at least once first) then you’ll completely miss the boat here. This is, “See this…? Try this!” instruction and it’s very effective if you jump up and do it.

As I’ve said before, these aren’t great DVDs, but they are simple and much less bother than attending beginner classes that too often move at the speed of the worst student.

Important: if you have no experience at all, these will help tremendously if you are taking classes.

Note too that there’s little said here about how to dance to “Foxtrot” music and you’ll have to find some to practice to after you begin get the moves down. Also, you’ll need a lot of room for practice as you’re generally taking nine to twelve walking steps with many of the patterns, which, of course, connect to other such patterns.

Which brings up the issue of, “floorcraft,” knowing where to start and stop different movements without, as Foster puts it, “bumping into other people.” Pay attention to his words about starting “diagonal to the line of dance” and so forth. It’s how you’ll get around on the dance floor and very (self) confusing if you don’t take these matters into account before starting a pattern. In other words, you’ll get lost and wind up starting over.

We generally practice each “part” at home and put things together at the various dances we’re going to anyway. It only takes a little practice to learn a lot. We’ve noticed that after working in the smaller space at home, a ballroom feels like a playground!

Work, then play…

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