There is one good thing about this video. The blonde teaching it is likable and positive (too bad her back up dancers kind of sucked out the level of enthusiasm in me). I was rooting for this one to work out, but it didn't for me. Now for the negatives.
I wish I didn't waste my money on this crap. Here's a summary.
- Music is lame.
- Production quality is worse.
- Limited instruction
There is almost nothing Urban about this music. For too long of a time, they played warm up music when the warm up was over. The warm up itself was boring. Just basic stuff you learned in third grade. Then I guess the "Urban" part was the crappy Jazz they were playing. Also, I had to wait like 17 mins for it to get interesting. I actually stopped exercising at about 12 mins in because I was so BORED! I watched the rest to see if it was interesting. It had maybe 4 - 15 second interesting moments.
Production value made me think of my community college's channel and their exercise program. Only the community college channel was more interesting. The room that they probably paid for was too small. The back up dancers obviously didn't practice in the room they had chosen. There were definite times where the two back up dancers seem to almost knock into each other. Also the back up dancers look bored and confused at some points, especially the male one. I don't care if they have to fake having a good time. That is their job.
The instruction was very limited. Don't make this your first belly dance video. It's not hard, but if you weren't born with natural dancing talent (like myself) don't bother with this video. They assume you know how to do a figure 8, sashay and so forth. Even now, I like a lot of instruction. Even if I know all the moves already.