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Dance With Len Goodman (Special Interest/BBC Home Video/DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Main Program: B-



I am no fan of the series Dancing With The Stars, but there is no doubt that its lead judge Len Goodman knows the classic moves in what (like many good things popular not that long ago) looks like yet another artform or something of distinction being forgotten or lost.  Dance With Len Goodman (2006) offers about 90 minutes of programming to learn all the classic ballroom moves.


Though I see his hit show as nothing more than a passing fad since there is no sign it is causing any kind of dance revival that will rival Hip Hop anytime soon, but I though this special interest program was far more interesting than any five minutes of that other series.  You too can see the Foxtrot, Waltz, Samba, Quickstep and Rumba (among others) and how to do them.  Beyond that, who knows, but it is the first dance DVD we’ve covered and that is better than none.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image was shot in digital High Definition video and is colorful, but this DVD is a little softer than it should be for such a good shoot.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 is simple stereo, both adding up to a more than adequate playback presentation for an instructional program.  There are no extras, though the eight bonus tracks to dance to are nothing to write home about.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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