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Learn to dance with Shawn Trautman Dance DVDs - country western, two step, west coast swing, line dancing, ballroom and swing.

Slow Dancing for Beginners Volume 1 DVD

Slow Dancing for Beginners Volume 1

Slow dance with style! Learn today … dance tonight! Easy and fun slow dance lessons on DVD from the authors of Picture Yourself Dancing!

Slow Dancing for Beginners Volume 1 is a remarkably simple DVD that teaches the guys how to lead the dance, the ladies how to follow it, and more importantly, how both can look good doing it. Your instructors, Shawn and Joanna Trautman, will have you dancing along with them as you learn to lead and follow several basic steps, left turns, right turns, underarm turns, momentum turns and more!

This volume is for everyone, though designed specifically for beginners with one and a half hours of easy-to-follow instruction. Owning this DVD is the equivalent of having your own private instruction at home. Filmed and presented with multiple camera angles and Picture-in-Picture technology, you'll be surprised at just how easily you'll learn with the right instruction. Whether you are learning for an event like a wedding or a cruise or if you simply want to try something new, Slow Dancing for Beginners Volume 1 is a great place to start!

Video: 90 mins. (2007)
DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; Bermuda)


Slow Dancing for Beginners Volume 2 DVD

Slow Dancing for Beginners Volume 2

Learn today … dance tonight! Easy and fun slow dance lessons on DVD from the authors of Picture Yourself Dancing!

Slow Dancing for Beginners Volume 2 picks up where Shawn Trautman's Slow Dancing for Beginners Volume 1 leaves off. This volume is for everyone ready to add a few more steps to their slow dancing, though designed specifically for beginners with one and a half hours of easy-to-follow instruction. Your instructors, Shawn and Joanna Trautman, will have you dancing along with them as you learn to lead and follow "magic turns", the lunge, promenade pivots, dips and more!

Owning this DVD is the equivalent of having your own private instruction at home. Filmed and presented with multiple camera angles and Picture-in-Picture technology, you'll be surprised at just how easily you'll learn with the right instruction. Whether you are learning for an event like a wedding or a cruise or if you simply want to try something new, Slow Dancing for Beginners Volume 2 is for you!

Video: 90 mins. (2007)
DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; Bermuda)


Country Western Dance Sampler DVD

Country Western Dance Sampler

The Country Western Dance Sampler is professional, easy to follow, designed specifically for beginners and fun for anyone wanting to get started on the dance floor.

With nearly 1½ hours of instruction, four camera views, and the five most popular Country Western dances, Shawn and Joanna Trautman will build your confidence and have you dancing along with them… literally. The design of the curriculum and camera placement for the DVDs allows the leaders to do the EXACT movements that Shawn presents, and it allows the followers to mimic Joanna in real time without having to turn away from the screen. In addition to learning along with the instructors with split-screen formatting, you’ll also get to dance each dance with music alongside the instructors at the end of each section.

With nearly two decades of experience, a number of World Champion students to their credit, and their recently published book “Picture Yourself Dancing: Step-by-Step Instruction for Ballroom, Latin, Country, and More”, Shawn and Joanna have perfected the basic elements of each dance while specializing in the leading and following aspects which are extremely hard to find.

Shawn and Joanna will demonstrate, explain, and teach you to lead and follow the Two-Step, Swing, West Coast Swing, Polka, and the Triple Two-Step so you can dance anywhere with anyone, rather than just learning a single step that can only be done with your partner. This innovative DVD compilation teaches the basics and the most essential steps for beginners, which is perfect for gift-giving to friends, family, co-workers, or yourself. This DVD is best used as a starting point that will help you quickly accelerate your way through Shawn Trautman’s Dance Collection in its entirety where you’ll have your choice of more than 20 highly-rated full-length beginner dance instruction DVDs. Owning this DVD is the equivalent of having your own private instruction at home – over and over and over. If you’re looking to learn to dance from proven instructors and not just see flashy moves that are impossible to execute, then the Dance Sampler series is for you.

Video: Aprox 90 mins. (2006) Shawn Trautman
DVD - All Region


West Coast Swing for Beginners Vol. 2 DVD

West Coast Swing for Beginners Vol. 2

West Coast Swing for Beginners Volume 2 offers the same great instruction that you found in Volume 1, and then some, as you’ll add a number of essential moves and leadable patterns to your repertoire. Each volume in the series is professional, easy to follow, designed specifically for beginners and fun for everyone.

With nearly 1½ hours of instruction, multiple camera views, and an easy navigational menu, Shawn and Joanna Trautman will continue building your confidence as you dance along with them. Just like Volume 1, the design of the curriculum and camera placement for the DVDs allows the leaders to do the EXACT movements that Shawn presents, and allows the followers to mimic Joanna in real time without having to turn away from the screen. In addition to learning along with the instructors with split-screen formatting, you’ll get to dance each dance with music alongside the instructors at the end of each section.

What you’ll learn in WCS for Beginners Volume 2 will stick with you throughout the rest of your dance career. In an easy-to-follow and logical presentation you’ll go through several moves originating from the left side pass, then you’ll go through several off the underarm pass, a few more to add on to your tuck turns, the two basic whip patterns, and a couple of fun bonus moves that you’ll find only in Shawn Trautman’s Dance Collection. As usual, you’ll spend enough time learning the lead and follow elements to each move that you’ll be able to dance anywhere with anyone, rather than just learning a single step or two that can only be done with your partner.

With nearly two decades of experience, a number of World Champion students to their credit, and their recently published book “Picture Yourself Dancing: Step-by-Step Instruction for Ballroom, Latin, Country, and More”, Shawn and Joanna have perfected the basic elements of each dance while specializing in the leading and following aspects which are extremely hard to find. Their demonstrations, explanations, and teaching abilities regarding WCS will impress you and leave you wanting more. This innovative DVD series teaches the basics and the most essential steps for beginners at a slow and steady pace, which is perfect for gift-giving to friends, family, co-workers, or yourself.

This DVD is best used in conjunction with Volume 1 to help you quickly accelerate your way through Shawn Trautman’s WCS Dance Collection and/or Shawn Trautman’s Dance Collection in its entirety where you’ll have your choice of more than 20 highly-rated full-length dance instruction DVDs. Owning this DVD is the equivalent of having your own private instruction at home – over and over and over. If you’re looking to learn WCS from proven instructors and not just see flashy competition moves that are near impossible to execute, then Beginner Volume 2 is for you. Once you’re comfortable, you’ll want to look into Intermediate Volume 1 as it seamlessly adds on to everything you learned here in Volume 1.

Video: Aprox 90 mins. (2006) Shawn Trautman
DVD - All Region


West Coast Swing for Intermediate Dancers Vol. 1 DVD

West Coast Swing for Intermediate Dancers Vol. 1

West Coast Swing for Intermediate Dancers Volume 1 builds a whole new level of excitement for WCS dancers. As you’ve seen in West Coast Swing for Beginners Volumes 1 and 2, each volume is professional, easy to follow, fun, designed with the viewer in mind, and the equivalent of having your own private instruction at home.

With nearly 1½ hours of instruction, multiple camera views, and an easy navigational menu, Shawn and Joanna Trautman add to your proficiencies while having you dance along with them. Just like in the first two DVDS, the design of the curriculum and camera placement for the DVDs allows the leaders to do the EXACT movements that Shawn presents, and it allows the followers to mimic Joanna in real time without having to turn away from the screen. In addition to learning along with the instructors with split-screen formatting, you’ll get to dance each dance with music alongside the instructors at the end of each section.

The moves you’ll learn in this DVD will take you from feeling average to extremely proficient, practically overnight. The leaders will face the challenge of learning three basic whip patterns, three standard exits, and then a whole slew of non-standard whips and exits found only in Shawn Trautman’s Dance Collection that’ll be sure to make you stand out on the dance floor – in a good way!

In all, you’ll have nearly 60 new combinations of leadable moves that will definitely be enough to keep your mind busy on the dance floor. And, as usual, the moves aren’t just shown once, they’re demonstrated, broken down, and explained using lead and follow techniques so you can dance anywhere with anyone, rather than just learning a single step or two that can only be done with your partner.

With nearly two decades of experience, a number of World Champion students to their credit, and their recently published book “Picture Yourself Dancing: Step-by-Step Instruction for Ballroom, Latin, Country, and More”, Shawn and Joanna have perfected the basic elements of each dance while specializing in the leading and following aspects which are extremely hard to find. Taught at a nice steady pace, this DVD is perfect for gift-giving to friends, family, co-workers, or yourself.

This DVD is best used after Swing Dancing for Beginners Volume 2. Once you’ve completed the series, you’ll want to check out Shawn Trautman’s Dance Collection in its entirety where you’ll have your choice of more than 20 highly-rated full-length dance instruction DVDs. Owning this DVD is the equivalent of having your own private instruction at home – over and over and over. If you’re looking to learn WCS from proven instructors and not just see flashy competition moves that are near impossible to execute, then Intermediate Volume 1 is for you.

Video: Aprox 90 mins. (2006) Shawn Trautman
DVD - All Region


Hot Country Dancing for Couples DVD

Hot Country Dancing for Couples DVD
 Hot Country Dancing for Couples

If you're looking for a truly awesome way to learn several different country dances and dance types, this DVD is for you.

This program was designed to get you feeling great about couples dancing and have no problem getting out on the dance floor. Your instructor, Shawn Trautman, has been dancing and teaching in country nightclubs since the early 1990's. Shawn truly walks the walk as he doesn't come out of a 'Ballroom'.

This program includes the following dances: Cactus Cha-Cha for Couples (Neon Moon); the Ten Step (Couples Style); the Sweetheart Schottische; the Barn Dance (Wild, Wild, West); some fun Two Step Dancing; and East Coast Swing.

HD footage complemented by multiple camera angles and Picture-In-Picture technology make this DVD an easy Must-Have if you're wanting to explore the different dances. Don't miss your chance to vastly improve your Country Dance knowledge by passing this one by.

In addition to teaching in the clubs, Shawn Trautman has been a coach and mentor to numerous World Champions as well as countless social dancers since the early 1990's. Shawn welcomes people of all shapes, sizes, or ability to his classes. His broad experience in both dance and Advanced Learning Techniques makes his methods of instruction innovative, easy, and fun. Order Hot Country Dancing for Couples, and be ready for your next outing!

Video: 80 mins. (2005)
DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; more)


Line Dance 101: A Quick Start Guide to Line Dancing DVD

Line Dance 101

By introducing what beginners need to know, in an order that makes sense, and at a pace set for everyone, this DVD will quickly become one of your most useful. Never danced before? No problem! This DVD is a "Must See" for beginners as the instruction is clear, understandable, and steps completely attainable. This DVD was designed to get absolute beginners looking good and confident in less than 2 hours.

Filmed in HD and complemented by multiple camera angles and Picture-In-Picture technology, this program is perfect for bringing the Line Dance class to your living room! Broken into clear, logical lessons that introduce more than 30 steps in five carefully chosen dances specific for learning and practicing, you'll wonder why you waited so long to start. In no time at all, you'll learn the Electric Slide, the Cotton Eyed Joe, Slappin' Leather, Ole', and Swing Time. Plus, as a Special Bonus, both Monterey Turns and the 8-count Applejacks illusion, two advanced dance sequences, are broken down and taught if you're up for the challenge!

This DVD includes a complete breakdown of over 30 steps individually, and then a thorough understanding of how to apply and dance them to the following dances and songs:

  • Electric Slide (Beginner) Suggested Music: Electric Boogie by Marcia Griffiths (the original); That's the way (I Like It) by KC & The Sunshine Band; Tuff Enuff by The Fabulous Thunderbirds; Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top; The Hey Song Rock and Roll Part II by Gary Glitter.
  • Cotton Eyed Joe (Beginner) Suggested Music: Cotton Eyed Joe (the original) by Isaac Payton Sweat; Cotton Eyed Joe (remix) by the Rednex.
  • Swing Time (Beginner / Intermediate) Suggested Music: C'est La Vie by Bob Segar; Dont Rock the Jukebox by Alan Jackson; Baby Likes to Rock It by the Tractors; Whole Lot of Shakin Goin On by Jerry Lee Lewis; Swing The Mood (dance mix) by Jive Bunny.
  • Ole' (Beginner/Intermediate): Suggested Music: Ole (The Soccer Song); Centerfield by John Foggerty.
  • Slappin' Leather (Beginner/Intermediate) Suggested Music: Reggae Cowboy by the Bellamy Brothers; Can be done fast to Born to Boogie by Hank Williams, Jr.

Shawn Trautman has been a coach and mentor to numerous World Champions as well as countless social dancers since the early 1990's. Shawn welcomes people of all shapes, sizes, or ability to his classes. His broad experience in both dance and Advanced Learning Techniques makes his methods of instruction innovative, easy, and fun. If you're ready to learn and have fun, Shawn Trautman's Learn To Dance Series is the way to go. Order A Quick Start Guide to Line Dancing today, and be ready to dance the next time you go out.

Video: 87 mins.  (2005) Shawn Trautman
DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; Bermuda)


Ballroom and Latin Dance Sampler DVD

Ballroom and Latin Dance Sampler

The Ballroom and Latin Dance Sampler is professional, easy to follow, designed specifically for beginners and fun for anyone wanting to get started on the dance floor.

With nearly 1½ hours of instruction, four camera views, and five very popular Ballroom and Latin dances, Shawn and Joanna Trautman will build your confidence and have you dancing along with them… literally. The design of the curriculum and camera placement for the DVDs allows the leaders to do the EXACT movements that Shawn presents, and it allows the followers to mimic Joanna in real time without having to turn away from the screen. In addition to learning along with the instructors with split-screen formatting, you’ll also get to dance each dance with music alongside the instructors at the end of each section.

With nearly two decades of experience, a number of World Champion students to their credit, and their recently published book “Picture Yourself Dancing: Step-by-Step Instruction for Ballroom, Latin, Country, and More”, Shawn and Joanna have perfected the basic elements of each dance while specializing in the leading and following aspects which are extremely hard to find.

Shawn and Joanna will demonstrate, explain, and teach you to lead and follow the Salsa, Cha-Cha, Fox-Trot, Hustle, and the Tango so you can dance anywhere with anyone, rather than just learning a single step that can only be done with your partner. This innovative DVD compilation teaches the basics and the most essential steps for beginners, which is perfect for gift-giving to friends, family, co-workers, or yourself. This DVD is best used as a starting point that will help you quickly accelerate your way through Shawn Trautman’s Dance Collection in its entirety where you’ll have your choice of more than 20 highly-rated full-length beginner dance instruction DVDs. Owning this DVD is the equivalent of having your own private instruction at home – over and over and over. If you’re looking to learn to dance from proven instructors and not just see flashy moves that are impossible to execute, then the Dance Sampler series is for you.

Video: Aprox 90 mins. (2006) Shawn Trautman
DVD - All Region


Hot & Spicy Salsa for Beginners DVD

If you're ready to learn the basics of Salsa this DVD is for you. Hot & Spicy Salsa offers instruction that burns up the floor for an hour and a half. No experience is necessary. With a strong focus on Lead & Follow Dancing, you'll be amazed at how quickly you can learn the Salsa when the instruction is well thought out and presented in ways that is easy to absorb. Filmed in HD and presented with multiple camera angles and Picture-In-Picture technology, you won't want to miss how easy this dance can be with the right instructors.

Shawn Trautman has been a coach and mentor to numerous World Champions as well as countless social dancers since the early 1990's. Shawn welcomes people from all walks of life regardless of shape, size, or ability to his classes. His broad experience in both dance and Advanced Learning Techniques makes his methods of instruction innovative, easy, and fun. If you're ready to learn and have fun, Shawn Trautman's Learn To Dance Series is the way to go. Order Hot & Spicy Salsa today, and be ready to dance by next weekend!

Video: 90 mins.  (2005)
DVD - All Region


Swing Dancing for Beginners Vol. 2 DVD

Swing Dancing for Beginners Vol. 2

Swing Dancing for Beginners Volume 2 offers the perfect follow-up of the thorough instruction presented in Swing Dancing for Beginners Volume 1.

Anyone who’s comfortable with the basics and the understanding of leading and following will find this DVD to be a necessity for rapidly increasing your Swing knowledge. Each volume in the series is professional, easy to follow, designed specifically for beginners and fun for everyone.

With nearly 1½ hours of instruction, multiple camera views, and an easy navigational menu, Shawn and Joanna Trautman will build your confidence and have you dancing along with them. The design of the curriculum and camera placement for the DVDs allows the leaders to do the EXACT movements that Shawn presents, and it allows the followers to mimic Joanna in real time without having to turn away from the screen. In addition to learning along with the instructors with split-screen formatting, you’ll also get to dance each dance with music alongside the instructors at the end of each section.

This beginner DVD covers leadable patterns such as the Ladies Inside Turns, the Guy’s Inside Turns, Wraps, Fake Wraps, Behind the Back Hand Changes, Tuck-Turns, Touchbacks, and a number of other fun and easy tips for the leaders and followers that you’ll only find in Shawn Trautman’s collection.

Taught at a slow and steady pace for beginners, this DVD is perfect for gift-giving to friends, family, co-workers, or yourself. This DVD is best used after Swing Dancing for Beginners Volume 1 and before Swing Dancing for Intermediate Dancers Volume 1.

With nearly two decades of experience, a number of World Champion students to their credit, and their recently published book “Picture Yourself Dancing: Step-by-Step Instruction for Ballroom, Latin, Country, and More”, Shawn and Joanna have perfected the basic elements of each dance while specializing in the leading and following aspects which are extremely hard to find. Shawn and Joanna will demonstrate, explain, and teach you more about leading and following the Swing so you can dance anywhere with anyone, rather than just learning a single step that can only be done with your partner. As you’ve experienced from Volume 1, these DVDs are the equivalent of having your own private instruction at home. If you’re looking to add on to everything you learned in Swing Dancing for Beginners Volume 1, then Beginner Volume 2 is the absolute next step for you. Once you’ve completed the series, you’ll want to check out Shawn Trautman’s Dance Collection in its entirety where you’ll have your choice of more than 20 highly-rated full-length dance instruction DVDs.

Video: Aprox 90 mins. (2006) Shawn Trautman
DVD - All Region



  

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