This DVD is intended to teach you the basics of the Ottawa Valley Stepdancing style. No experience or special equipment is required, just a desire to move to the music and have fun! Stepdancing is great exercise and was what some of the earliest settlers in Canada used to relax, socialize and have fun. April will teach you the basic moves, and then a routine comprised of sixteen steps. She breaks each step down both slowly and quickly, both with and without music. Through April's clear method of teaching you will learn proper technique and how to practice effectively. She also leaves you with some tips on the "double shuffle", a more advanced technique, that will be very useful when you progress to the next level. The DVD ends with April improvising a stepdance routine to give you a sample of what you can look forward to as you continue along your stepdancing journey. Whether you are looking for exercise and fun, or hoping to develop a strong base for this style of stepdancing, this DVD will leave you with the fundamentals you need!