First the alert:
I've come up with the basic of what I think is a do-able plan to get some more 'casino rueda' action and Bachata action and some Kizomba action here in S.Korea. I'll be telling you more about it pretty soon and I think those of you who like those dances will like my plan. More later.........:-)
This morning I've been taking notes on the comparative content of the two major instructional DVD series I have of casino rueda. One is the Dirty Guide To Salsa and the other is the set from Salsa Lovers.
For my plan which I referred to above, I'm going to possibly/probably be using one or the other of them and I wanted to look at them both to get an idea exactly what they had, and how they presented it.....relative to complete beginners in Casino Rueda.
After looking at the first three DVDs in Dirty Guide and the first two DVDs in the Salsa Lovers set, I've come to the conclusion that the Salsa Lovers set is better for my purposes. Here's why:
I'm going to be working with relative beginners and I just realized that the Dirty Guide set does not show any live application of the patterns it teaches in an actual rueda. On the other hand, even though it's only with two couples, the Salsa Lovers set is still better because it at least shows two couples. And real partner changes. I think that's important for beginners.
The only advantage I see with the Dirty Guide set is that it does contanin more patterns per DVD. But that's about it. Plus......I do kinda feel that Rene's connection with the viewer is a little more personal and relevant to the social aspect of casino rueda (I can't decide whether to capitalize that word or not.....any opinions?).