Donnie Burns is one of the highest authority in Latin American dancing. Former 14 times World Professional Latin American Champion and 5 times Grand Slam winner, not to mention British Open Champion and UK Open Champion.
On these DVDs Donnie uses Sergey Sourkov and Agnieszka Melnicka (2005 UK Open Amateur Latin Championships 5th place) to illustrate the most common errors and misunderstandings of the Latin technique which he sees judging competitions of all levels across the world. Sergey and Agnieszka first dance each group with those faults and although you may think it looks very good - Donnie still points out between 4 to 10 things in each group, which he changes to make the whole group look much better and far more competitive.
Cucaracha in Side by Side: Foot action and Leg action - Body action - Moving from muscle to bone - Cucaracha in hold: Left and Right arm - Position for the Lady
Back Basic - Hip twist - Fan position - Alemana - Opening out - Hip twist (closed) - Fan position (Rock fan) - Cuban rocks (slow)
Two types of Fan position
Back basic - Hip twist - Lunge - Fan position (Rock fan) - Rock movements
Fan position - Alemana - Opening out - Syncopated opening out - Over lap - Turn for Lady (Walk for man) - Delayed walk for man - Two syncopated Hip twists
Cha cha cha:
Basic - Hip twist - Fan position - Hockey stick - 3 steps of basic - Natural top (1 bar) - Opening out - Hip twist (closed) - Fan
Forward lock - Foot slip (Open hip twist) - Swivel basic (Fan) - Ronde basic with Foot slip (Hockey stick) - Ronde basic - Cross in front - Ronde basic (Opening out - closed hip twist) - Alternative Basic
check in Promende position - Split cuban break - Forward walk - Swivel - A kind of hip twist ending - Pas de Bourree - Shake - Pas de Bourree - Turn kick for Man (Shake for Lady) - Body shake - Pulse
Fan position - Changing weight for Lady - Turn for Lady - Leg lift for Lady - Walk for Lady
Promenade to Counter promenade runs - Volta
Promenade to Counter promenade runs - Pivots (overturned) - A type of whisk action - A type of Volta action
Beat value and bounce actions
Promenade position - Chassee cape - Solo figures
(Link Rock) Change of place R to L - Change of place L to R - American spin - Change of place L to R - Link rock - (1-5 of Link) - Whip
Change of place L to R - Right Side Pass - Overturn - Change of place R to L etc.
Left and Right side Pass
These DVDs can only be purchased as a complete set of 5.
Running time: Rumba 61 min, Cha cha 58 min, Samba 62 min, Paso doble 56 min, Jive 57 min.