American Smooth DVIDA Bronze
Tango Syllabus

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Tango Syllabus

Produced by Dance Vision 2006. Approximately 145 minutes.

  • Jim & Jenell Maranto
  • Item No:
    DASJM148

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Customer Reviews

  • Boulder, Colorado 5 Stars

    I was very impressed by the degree to which Jim & Jenell go about discussing the details of each step. It's not just a video of movement for you to de-code. There's footwork, legwork, bodywork and framework that all gets talked about to do it correctly. Although an absolute beginner should probably take some dance lessons to learn the basics about frame and movement, this DVD will allow anyone with the basic understandings of dance to really absorb the material. This was my first dance DVD after 3 years of dancing and I was very skeptical I'd be able to learn from this format. This has been the best $50 I've thrown toward my dancing in the last 3 years. Now I'm confident that this format will work for me. Cheers to Jim & Jenell.

    Mike Shelton
    Boulder, Colorado

  • Titusville, Florida 5 Stars

    I can't praise Jim and Janell Maranto enough for this video. The presentation of the steps, the simple detailed explanations, the logical order in which each figure is presented and equally important their obvious pleasure in teaching dance to others has made learning the Tango great fun for me. I practiced with this video before my first private lesson. My dance pro was astonished at how will I did on my first Tango session. After two weeks with this video Tango is no longer a struggle for me. Thanks Jim and Janell. I am a fan.

  • Wheaton, Illinois, USA 5 Stars

    Bronze American Smooth : Jim and Jenell combine to make a solid and enjoyable team as they each break down details necessary to make steps work for the beginning and intermediate dancer. Technique is a big part of making American Smooth steps work, and these Bronze level DVDs address this requirement without information overload or presenting frame technique too advanced for Intermediate level dancers. As in all Dancevision DVDs, steps are demonstrated multiple times from different angles, broken down individually for the man and lady, with additional time spent on details necessary to make the steps work in partner position. In addition to 2 different multiple-step demonstrations done to music, a nice touch is the dance at the end of their DVDs, where they dance an entire song using all steps covered in the DVD.

    Just learning the 15+ steps and technique covered on these Bronze level DVDs puts you in the top quarter of social dancers at any event you'll attend in the future. The secret: if you're teaching yourself from these DVDs, pay attention to all the visual details. Learn the steps by listening and practicing, then come back again and notice things that are different between your steps and what you see on the DVD (a video camera during practice is excellent for this). Make corrections and be prepared to graciously take compliments on your dancing the next time you're out.

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Individual Steps

  # Title Time Price  
  Posture, Frame, Movement and Dance Hold 11:14 $2.99
  1A Basic Straight 5:39 $2.99
  1B Curving Basic 4:20 $2.99
  2A Promenade Turning Left 5:57 $2.99
  2B Promenade Turning Right 3:55 $2.99
  3A Single Corté 3:53 $2.99
  3B Double Corté 6:11 $2.99
  4 Progressive Rocks 5:35 $2.99
  5A Open Fan 7:37 $2.99
  5B Open Fan with Underarm Turn 5:48 $2.99
  6 Running Steps 5:25 $3.99
  7 Checked Promenade 5:14 $3.99
  Demonstration - Figures 1-7 2:44 $0.99
  8A Reverse Turn 6:05 $3.99
  8B Reverse Turn with Outside Swivel 7:34 $3.99
  9 Right Side Fans 7:30 $3.99
  10 Contra Rocks 8:12 $3.99
  11 Continuous Left Rock Turn 6:48 $4.99
  12 Twist Turn to the Right 7:06 $4.99
  13 Check & Corté 7:17 $4.99
  14 Promenade Pivot 7:19 $4.99
  15 Oversway 7:20 $4.99
  Demonstration - Figures 8-15 3:02 $0.99
  Dance Demonstration 2:12 $0.99