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Dance Lessons 101: The Basics and Beyond
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Dance Lessons 101 is the best starting point for Ballroom, Country, Swing, and Latin Dancing. This DVD is proof you can learn to dance without live lessons! You will be dancing the Slow Dance, Waltz, Swing, Salsa, Two-Step, Cha-Cha, Hustle, and West Coast Swing in a matter of minutes. Also referred to as the Ultimate Couples Dancing Instruction Video for Beginners, Dance Lessons 101 was designed and developed with the end-user in mind. Customer feedback received from Shawn Trautmans acclaimed DVD, the Couples Ultimate Dance Sampler, was the key to developing such a user-friendly and easy-to-follow curriculum. Now, with just one DVD, you can quickly learn eight of the most popular social dances. Dance Lessons 101 includes nearly two hours of instruction, picture-in-picture technology, HD filming for optimum clarity, and multiple camera angles to ensure that you, the student, get the best view. Each step and move is taught for both the leader and the follower as well as together, allowing you the option of learning with or without a dance partner. Also, menu selections in the DVD provide you with options of going from one dance to another without hassle. Your instructors, Shawn and Joanna Trautman, will have you dancing in a matter of minutes! Owning this DVD is the equivalent of having your own private instruction at home for a fraction of the cost. Whether learning for an event like a wedding or a cruise or if you simply want to try something new to get out and stay fit, Dance Lessons 101 is the best choice to start and feel good about your new hobby. From Dance Lessons 101 you can jump into one of Shawn and Joanna's newest additions to the Shawn Trautman Instruction line with Two-Step 101, Swing Dancing 101, Waltz 101, Hustle 101, Cha Cha 101, Salsa 101, Nightclub Two-Step 101, and West Coast Swing 101.
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Some people are gifted with the 'it' factor, and when it comes to dance & getting people dancing, Shawn not only has 'it', he literally wrote the book. Drawing on experiences from his country-western roots, time spent coaching on the ballroom & swing circuits, his MBA, corporate leadership training, & his expertise in senior level program mgmt, Shawn will get you dancing in no time. Once you step onto the dance floor with Shawn, you'll understand why students around the world submit success stories and clamor for more!See all Editorial Reviews
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I purchased Dance Lessons 101 and strongly recommend it! I already know some of the dances featured on the DVD, like West Coast Swing and Hustle, but have struggled to get the right techniques and footwork. Other dances I've seen, but not danced, so I was pleased. This DVD is very easy for me to follow, and I can replay and practice the footwork I need help with until it "clicks" for me. I really like how Shawn and his wife, Joanna, explain things thoroughly and demonstrate on the screen exactly as I see it; in other words, it's not the mirror image. Like excellent teachers of any subject do, they anticipate and answer questions you might have such as where your weight should be, or what to do with your hands. Joanna offers tips about things that make the dances easier for her to follow, and I find myself practicing those techniques as well. It's almost like being in your own 2 hour private lesson that you've recorded and can play back to review. I also liked that Shawn shows a little more of what you can learn in each dance from his other DVDs. You won't get to be an expert in any of these dances by this one DVD, but you can certainly learn enough to go out and have fun with each of the 8 dances. If you're new to dancing or just want to learn some new dances like I did, you should give Dance Lessons 101 a try.