If you can't get to a Zumba class, this is the next best thing, almost like being there. The first step-by-step DVD in the package is not necessary if you've done Zumba before but would be great to pass along to a friend who's never taken a class. I like that you can opt to follow the instructors facing forward or backward. Plus, the instructors on the various DVDs are not annoying in the least! Excellent purchase, highly recommended. Amazon shipped it immediately and I was dancing in less than 48 hours!