Reviews for the #1 Instructional Tap Dance DVD Series!
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Actual Customer emails and reviews of our DVDs:
An excellent video for beginners…the best one I have used. His explantions are easy to follow, along with his well prepared gradual demonstrations of each step. The demonstrations of each step are shown as a split screen, so one can see what his feet are doing from two angles.
The video is set up so that one can start at the beginning and go straight through without stopping, or one can pick and choose which steps to work on until you get one mastered. An outstanding instructional video!!
—-Customer in Illinois
This is exactly what I needed to support my occasional 1:1 lessons with my teacher. It would also be a good start on it’s own for soemone not having physical lessons. Good quality and the instructor is very clear and patient!
—-Customer in the UK
I received the tap videos and I was impressed with the presentation and content and they are not outdated in terms of music and instruction. They are very detailed, yet remain easy to follow as well as very professional. In addition, the commitment to customer satisfaction that I experienced is second to none and should be a model for businesses today. I am 50 years old and I am realizing a lifelong goal to learn to tap dance. It is never to late thanks to these people.
—-Customer in Stockton, CA
I find that tap dancing to the Tap Dance Made Easy DVD’s is a lot more fun, and a whole lot less expensive than a serious gym workout, and provides equally rigorous cardio exercise. In addition to the cardio benefits as evidenced by an excellent resting pulse and healthy blood pressure, Tap Dancing has definitely added muscle definition, tone, and strength to my lower body and because it is such a fun and gratifying experience, it helps lift away the doldrums of hectic city life or a stressful day, and I feel better! Tap dancing as a form of exercise takes the ‘work’ out of workout yet provides all the benefits of an aerobic exercise program.
—-Customer in Alexandria, VA
I have been looking for a way to exercise but hate to! I always loved to dance as a kid and teenager so I thought I have never tried tap dance why not even though I'm 38! I'm taking a beginner class with the city now but like you said it is only once a week and so far is more on getting a routine going than really going through the technical steps at first. I love your video 1 and and really learning a lot from your concise explanations and tips. I feel this is something I can grasp and do much more often than a once a week class alone. Thanks for making this video series. It is wonderful!
---Customer from 2012
I’m the one that ordered the tap cardio workout and
didn’t receive it and you sent me another one. Well I just wanted
you to know it arrived and I love it. It arrived right on time, first of
the year when it’s time to begin eating right and exercising and I’m
determined to exercise doing something I love!! The free shipping was just
icing on the cake. There’s so much instruction for the price and I
hope to be a repeat customer. This will surely be a fun but challenging
workout. Thanks again!!!
—-Customer in Arkansas
I had not tap danced since I was about 8 years old and I really wanted to try it again! Of course, 8 was over 20 years and…well, several pounds ago! But, even I can tap dance with this video instruction!! Eli’s patient and encouraging teaching style helps you feel as if you are actually in a one-on-one tap lesson. I strongly recommend picking up this video before signing up for tap dance class!! The price of this video is about 1/2 the going monthly rate of crowded tap dance classes and worth every penny!! Happy Tapping!!!
—-Customer in Albuquerque, NM
I am enjoying your classes so much. Before moving to Alaska I experienced a Savion Glover performance in Burlington, Vermont, and have wanted to try tapping since then. You are not only giving me the essentials, but the rhythm, the insight into choreography so that I can begin to ‘ad lib’ to my own music, and also a good workout as well!
—-Customer in Alaska
After nearly four years as a tap student, i still consider myself a beginner, and appreciate all the instruction I can get. Eli provided just that in a clear, meaningful, and useful progression of demonstrations, culminating with a doable “routine” at the end, which incorporated steps he taught throughout the video. It made me feel like “I can do this!” A definite sign of a good teacher. — Customer in Prescott, AZ.
I ‘m loving it! Eli Newsom made it so easy that a beginner could do it.
Out of all the DVD’s that I’ve bought in the past, they were not bad but “Tap Dance Made Easy” is the best one that I have so far. It teaches you every single step about tapping from the start at a slower pace then a faster pace so there is no way you’d get confused. It’s highly recommended.
- Customer in NC.
Like one of your customers, I was looking forever on the web to find a Beginners’ Tap instructional video.
I came across yours. What really sold me on this DVD was a sample(video insert) of a Tap move using 2 camera angles. You also explain so precisely each move. I have also lost some weight doing Tap. Which works for me. It has helped me gain confidence and self esteem. I’m ready for more. When is the next DVD coming? I can’t wait.
- Customer in Charleston, SC
Thank you! I love your videos and the guides! You are a talented teacher! It’s one thing to be able to dance, but it takes another skill set to be a good teacher and you have both! I have started 3 different “beginner” classes in local dance studios only to quit after 2 or 3 lessons each time because they were not truly for beginners. They taught me a couple of steps and then off to whole routines at full speed and they’d say, “just watch-you”ll catch on!" Now I know I will be able to go through your videos and then I will truly know the basics and be able to stay up with those “beginning” classes! You go step by step and start slow and then build. And if something is hard for me I can just do that part over a few times until I have it before moving on. Thank you so much for making it possible for me to tap dance! I have wanted to for years!
—-Customer in Santa Clarita, CA
My dad recently bought me the basic beginner’s tap dance DVD as a Hanukkah gift, and I absolutely love it! I’ve been tapping all weekend, with every spare minute I have, and Eli’s teaching technique, camera angles and easy-to-use menu options are exactly what I have been looking for. At all the dance studios in my area, the beginning tap classes seem to be aimed young children, and at fourteen I felt too old to join those classes. I now have a new pastime I love, and acquired new skills faster then I thought I could. I recommend this DVD to anyone who has ever dreamed of learning to tap dance—thanks!! — Customer in Los Angeles, CA.
Eli is a talented dancer/instructor who makes me feel like I’m in a real class. He has a very nice style of teaching that is so relaxed and encouraging. I love the music too; it makes me feel like dancing:) I highly recommend this dvd as it is so well done and makes learning to tap easy and fun! — Customer in Bismarck, ND.
We have LOVED Tap Dance Made Easy’s 1st DVD!
My 8 year old son has some learning challenges that rhythm training helps a lot. Not only is occupational therapy to accommodate his need expensive and a hassle, the sessions just get old. Tap has what he needs. While his tap classes have taught him steps, they haven’t been able to assure his rhythm and technique are right (he needs extra help there) – thus, he was not getting the full developmental benefit tap has to offer in classes..
Tap Dance Made Easy has saved the day! It had to be simple and concise because I am new to tap myself. It had to have room for challenges or we’d get bored. It had to be fun, well, just because it’s more fun and likely to get done that way. Tap Dance Made Easy covered it all wonderfully. We especially like the split screen with side and back views at the same time and how Eli makes it seem perfectly natural to need lots of practice. We feel challenged but not rushed.
Thanks so much for an awesome, affordable product! We look forward to the follow-ups! — Customer in Fort Worth, TX
I really like the way you lay out the foundation in Vol 1 and hope you keep the same format for Vol 2. I also like the window ‘count’ option. That’s quite helpful for those of us not formally musically trained. I’ve just getting to “shuffle” and I repeat each section as a review – fast fwd as necessary – prior to moving to the next new section. Your approach makes this re-found passion do-able. — Customer in Chanhassen, MN.
Simply Great!…When I received this DVD, I thought, ‘ok, I’ll have a look what it’s all about’. The next minute I felt I had to put my newly bought shoes on and couldn’t take them off for more than an hour! Eli’s instructions are so clear and his teaching style makes me feel so relaxed about the whole learning progress I feel like I’m in a real class where the instructor is focusing on me. (I found myself talking to him one stage :-) I just want to keep learning! As he teaches each step in different tempos it’s great for complete beginners like myself and others who need to perfect their steps they are already familiar with. I love the piano music during the ‘class’ too, because it helps a lot when I try to count the beats. Not to mention that you can view the steps in two different angles at the same time. Once you have perfected your step, you can focus on your body position. Looking at the whole body image helped me figure out the right body position and find my balance during a difficult step. So I can highly recommend this DVD to anyone who is passionate about tap dancing and I can’t wait to see the next level (although I have a lot to learn before I can leave this one behind!).
- Customer in Mission Beach, Australia.
I think this DVD is excellent for someone wanting to learn some basics of tap dancing. It is like being in a class but better because you can replay any bits you need as often as you need. The presenter is clear and concise and gives some pointers about technique. — Customer in Canberra, Australia.