Step Quest

Marcos Prolo

Categories: Step Aerobics

This video (from Sara's City) had the potential to be fabulous. Done by another producer, it probably would have been. The step choreography is advanced and flows very well -- and the best part is, the instructor is exceptionally good at cueing and teaching. He makes it easy to learn. I have to admit that when I previewed this, I thought I'd have trouble with it. But I was delighted to find myself doing most of the steps the first time through! Sure, I stumbled a bit, but by the second or third run-through I was fine. There was only one part I didn't quite get, and I just did the previous variation which worked great. Half of the fun I was having was due to the sheer delight of feeling like I'd accomplished something I didn't think I'd be able to do. The routine is really fun and it "flows" -- there are no awkward breaks or transitions. Now for the downside. As a Sara's City production, the set is not all that great. I've seen a lot worse, but I've also seen a lot better. And the music is really bland. If it had better music, I'll bet this could become a VF favorite. I was torn between keeping this video and putting it up for sale on eBay. I really enjoy the choreography, but the music and production quality make it seem "lesser" somehow. So that, in conjunction with the fact that I'm on a mission to weed out my 200-plus video collection, made me decide to let the video go. But I hope to see Marcos in the future with some better quality production! Grade A for choreography, C for production.

Instructor Comments:
Extremely clear cueing and breakdowns. His personality isn't "Mr. Charisma," but he definitely teaches well!

Annie S.