American Rhythm DVIDA Bronze
Cha Cha Syllabus - WATCH ONLINE ONLY
- Ron Montez assisted by Karla Montez
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- Fairview, Utah 5 Stars
I'm 21 years old, attending college, and I've 'danced' all my life. I know how to do a box-step in waltz, and a few rough patterns here and there. I've always wanted to learn how to dance properly, but I don't live near any dance studios, and picking up patterns from my peers never seems to work very well. So, I decided to give Dance Vision a try, even though I fall under the 'starving college student' category.
Ron and Karla do an amazing job in this DVD. The steps are clearly shown, as well as key points and things to avoid. Ron takes plenty of time to show exercises one can practice to learn the Cha-Cha 'motion'.
What impressed me the most is the way that the figures are demonstrated. Ron and Karla don't just show how to dance 15 patterns, they show how to enjoy the dance. Each time they demonstrated the previous 5 figures my jaw dropped, I could just feel the love they have for dancing, and that I can have too.
Definitely worth every penny. I'm so excited to start mastering these steps. I've since ordered 7 more DVDs in Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing, and Waltz, (remember, starving college student) I'm so confident in Dance Vision's products.
6 Stars if I could!
- Wheaton, Illinois, USA 5 Stars
Bronze American Rhythm: Ron's explanations are detailed and clear, which makes learning a joy. Despite his years of advanced experience, he is able to reach back and recall details necessary to make steps work for the beginning and intermediate dancer. 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. Ron's expertise and explanations are the primary focus on these DVDs, but it should be mentioned that Karla is a beautiful and extremely professional dancer as well. 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.
- Muncie, IN 5 Stars
My name is Joe Kaufeld, an instructor-in-training of ballroom dance at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. As part of learning the steps to teach, I was granted access to the DVIDA bronze syllabus as well as the videos. My partner and I wanted to tell you that out of all of the videos we've seen, we find the ones you have taught to be, by far, the most helpful and easy to understand. We look forward to "working with you" whenever we start a new dance (in this case, merengue).
We just wanted to say thank you for helping to bring your considerable talent to a place where people like I and my partner can learn, and thank you both for showing us how beautiful the dances can (and should) be.
Never stop dancing!
~ Joe Kaufeld and Laura Gray
- Portland, Oregon 5 Stars
I agree with the previously submitted 5-star reviews. You can't go wrong with any DVD or video by Ron and Karla Montez. I just wanted to register a small complaint about this particular DVD. The "stereo" separation was achieved by putting the music TOTALLY on one channel and the instruction, again TOTALLY, on the other channel. So when you listen on headphones, you hear the instruction in one ear only and nothing at all in the other ear. This is annoying to those of us who want to be able to block out external sounds in both ears while listening to the DVD.
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|6||Cross Body Lead||4:04||$3.99|
|7||Open Break Underarm Turn||6:40||$3.99|
|12||Alternating Underarm Turns||4:27||$4.99|
|13||Cross Body Pullback||4:21||$4.99|
|14||Three Cha Chas||5:36||$4.99|
|15||Crossover Flick to Side Break||6:17||$4.99|