DVDs & Videos

FAQs



Q. What are your methods of payment?
A. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express from all countries,
personal checks, money orders and cashier’s checks from the USA, and drafts/checks payable in U.S. funds from all countries. All checks should be made payable to Dance Vision and mailed to:
Dance Vision
9081 West Sahara Ave.
Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89117-4803
USA

Q. Who are the best teachers?
A. Of course, all the instructors are equally great and each are World Class teachers in their own right. What is most important to you? What do you want to learn from the video/dvd? Do you want to learn patterns, techniques, choreography, or advanced patterns for social dancing? Each video/dvd is developed with a specific purpose, and if you know what you want this will help you select the video/dvd that best fits your needs. Remember, there is no single video/dvd that will teach everything you want to learn.

Q. How are Dance Vision videos/dvds formatted? Are they taped seminars or workshops?
A. No, our videos/dvds are not taped classes. All videos/dvds are produced with one instructor and assistant only. We ask all instructors not only to demonstrate the steps, but to teach the steps as they would in a private lesson. When videos/dvds are not produced by Dance Vision, we state who produced the videos/dvds.

Q. Can you explain the different levels?
A. There are many studios that use the medal system Bronze, Silver, Gold & Gold Star. We hope the following comparisons will help you: Beginning and Intermediate are similar to the Bronze Level, Advanced I is similar to the Silver Level & Advanced II is similar to Gold and Gold Star Levels.

Q. Why would I need a technique video/dvd?
A. If you want to be a good dancer, it’s important to know the proper posture, lead, etc. Although our syllabus videos/dvds touch on these topics, technique videos/dvds explore them thoroughly. Some of our technique videos/dvds target a single dance while others give you a firm basis in an entire style.

Q. Do your videos/dvds coincide with the syllabi of competitions?
A. It depends on the organizer of the event. First you should get the rules for the event. Most events usually use the same criteria. The Dance Vision DVIDA Syllabus videos/dvds are in the range of most events. Problems can occur when you are dancing open figures in a Closed Division. Closed Division means that you MUST dance the syllabus/figures at the level you enter: Open Division gives you more freedom to dance open figures.

Q. What is Syncopation from the Dancer's Point of View?
A. Ways of doing “fancy footwork” or an alternative way of dancing basic patterns or steps you have already learned.

Q. What is the difference between American Style and International Style?
A. American Style is most popular in the United States, whereas the International Style, which is also known as the English Style, is danced throughout the rest of the world. The American Style Smooth dances, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, and Viennese Waltz, experience more freedom and expression. They may be danced in closed or open position, allowing for additional innovative tricks and creative arm and hand styling. The International Style Standard Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, and Vienesse Waltz are danced only in closed position. The technique for both styles is similar. The American Style Rhythm dances, which are Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Samba, Mambo, Bolero, and Merengue, have a greater variety of patterns, and are more suited for social dancing. The International Style Latin Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble and Jive are more disciplined and technical. The technique is different between the styles and changes throughout the years. American Style dancing has always been more popular for social dancing in the United States.