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Two-Step BASICS Vol. 1-3 (3 DVDs)



Get the Rhythm, Master Leading & Following. The BEST 2-Step Foundation!

Dance Instruction: 1st Time, Beginner
Lesson Style: Country
Dance Video Focus: Two-Step

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Product Overview

Country 2-Step Dance Lessons at their best!


2-Step Basics is a one-of-a-kind starting point that allows you to get deep into the best country 2-step dance lessons you’ll find anywhere. Not only will you learn the tricks of leading & following so you can dance w/anyone, you’ll learn the most popular beginner 2-step moves that you’ll be proud of on the country dance floor & that others will compliment you on over & over again. You’ll start out by learning the basics themselves & then you’ll get tons of tips, tricks, drills, & everything else you need for success & practicing through more than 4 hours of instruction.


  • Best 2-Step Dance Lessons
  • Multiple camera angles
  • Created for beginners
  • Easy to follow 2-Step Video
  • Great Exercise
  • Go at your own pace
  • Costs much less than private lessons






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Shawn's Take

I wanted to wait until I'd spoken with at least 10 customers who've gone through their pre-release versions of the 2-Step Basics. Well, yesterday, I spoke with #10 and I cannot be more pleased with what came of it all.

Jim H. from Texas said "If you can't dance the 2-step after these lessons, you don't belong on the dance floor!", while James B. from Oklahoma stated "These DVDs should be mandatory for everyone, whether you think you know how to 2-step or not!"

Truthfully, 9 out of 10 people were absolutely thrilled with the instruction. What about the other person? Well, I'm glad you asked: the person who didn't like it said "I had no idea it would be this detailed on the basics. I guess if you didn't know anything about 2-step it would be perfect, but we're already dancers. Even though we were bored for a lot of it, we also picked up a number of things we'd never heard before and really liked the practice drills." So, not a fan, but still one I guess? :) The better news for this guy is that we're about to release the next set of DVDs, one geared towards people who know how to 2-step and want to take it up a notch.

2-Step Basicsif you want to be the best 2-step dancer out there, invest a few hours of your time into this series...2-Step Dance Lessons

Now, my take: I just finished watching the final versions (again) and I'm absolutely satisfied! This is the 3rd time we've done a beginner 2-Step Dance video and this time we nailed it. What's different about this set is that we taught the lessons as though it was the ONLY 2-step dance lessons you'd ever take. That said, we made sure to cover all the 'little' things and give you all the practice time that you'd need (we now know that telling someone to practice & practicing with them are two VERY different things - in these DVDs, we make sure you get it!

We start out assuming you know nothing about 2-step and teach you how to dance, step-by-step, literally, until it's completely in your head. I'm not talking about doing the same thing over and over and over in a boring, monotonous way, I'm talking about mixing things up, coming back to the concepts you just went through, reviewing, adding new stuff, practicing, giving examples, drills, etc., etc. If you've never danced the 2-step before or even if you still call yourself a beginner, you're gonna' love these DVDs!

In this 3 DVD set on 2-Step, you'll get over 4 hours of fun, interactive well-thought out lessons that'll force you to have fun. Truly, once you "GET" this dance, there's no stopping how much fun you'll have. Now, that ONLY happens if you really understand what the leader's roles are and what the followers are supposed to do. It's absolutely critical & once you've seen these DVDs, you'll understand & insist every dancer you know go through them as well. We even emphasize etiquette, both with your partner & with others on the dance floor (don't you wish everyone followed the rules?).

My take wouldn't be complete without saying that if you want to be the best 2-step dancer out there, invest a few hours of your time into this series. It'll be a prerequisite to the next series that'll blow you away when it comes to learning moves & patterns. Hope you all enjoy this one as much as we enjoyed making it.

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Product Details

These are 2-Step Dance lessons with an all-American feel! 2-Step BASICS gives you the hottest new style with a fresh look at a classic Country favorite.

Now, you can learn how to 2-Step with Shawn Trautman's All New 3 DVD set that'll give you hours of fun 2-step lessons sure to give you the look of a confident dancer.

Teamed with former dance champion Nicole Frye, Shawn unveils a new teaching format, tons of tips & tricks, bonus sections, practice music, & much more! Whether you have street shoes, custom boots or a ten gallon hat, Shawn & Nicole will have you 2-Steppin' with ease just minutes into your first lesson

Lessons set the way these are make an instant impact on your look, style, & overall grasp of the 2-Step and the skill-set you develop will blow your mind! These 2-step lessons give you the look of a champion and you'll be a true pleasure to dance with. You'll hone your navigation skills, build a full range of 2-Step moves, and get amped by the driving 2-Step Dance rhythm as you effortlessly join in on Country Music’s most popular dance.

2-Step BASICS is chock full of fun & easy practice drills you won't find anywhere else and guarantees to deliver success! In no time flat you'll be up, dancing, & jamming to your favorite Two-Step music. This all-in-one 3 DVD set teaches everything you need to have complete 2-step dance success!


Customer Reviews
Average Rating
5(based on 10 reviews)

By: Chris Collins
DVD: 2-Step Basics V. 1-3
On: Janary 25, 2011
One of the very best things I ever did!

"I purchased the 2-Step basics videos Vol. 1, 2, and 3 and it is one of the very best things I ever did! I liked the single focus and how in depth it got. After using these instructional videos for a couple of weeks, I went out and danced the 2-Step very well. Many of the women I danced with thought I was an experienced dancer. When I told them this was my first time, they could not believe it!! I have been a classroom teacher for forty years and I know the value of learning something right the first time! If you want to learn the 2-Step the right way, Shawn's videos are the way too go!!"


By: Gary L., Las Vegas NV
DVD: 2-Step Basics V. 1-3
On: April 6, 2013
Worth As Much As Private Instruction!

"These DVDs are so good. With 3 discs, Shawn has time to dive into the numerous fundamental details of 2-step, instead of cramming everything onto 1 disc. Each DVD is divided into several sections for easy use.

Volume 1 is a complete breakdown of the 6-beat, 4-step count (quick/quick/slow/slow). Shawn covers a lot of material you need to know: your speed, the size of your steps, positioning, he gives you drills, details the four connection points you and your dance partner will share, he shows you a mirroring exercise, how to turn left and turn right, and more.

Volume 2 covers the different types of leads, the left turn, side by side into cape (sweetheart) position, left turn into wrap, promenade, and more. Shawn gives you little pieces to practice, demostrating with and w/o music, breaking down each hand or foot movement. BTW it's nice to listen to today's country music songs Shawn plays in the background as he instructs.

Volume 3 introduces prep steps, torque turns, 1/2 turns, single turns, 1.5 turns, and more. Shawn ties all of the prior 2-step concepts together, such as when to use the moves, and what happens as a lead that can cause you to not stop her turn, and there are plenty of drills to help you practice.

It's also very helpful that Shawn repeats the moves he teaches, so you don't necessarily have to stop or pause the dvd every few seconds, you can keep it running forward, and each time he repeats a move, he adds new tips each time. These 3 DVDs also help prepare you for the longer moves and intermediate/advanced pattern dvds in Shawn's collection, I can't wait to order them and practice!"


By: Linda, Houston, TX
DVD: 2-Step Basics V. 1-3
On: May 2, 2013
Take the fear out of leading!

"My husband and I have been trying to learn to dance at the old age of 50 - "It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks!" Shawn's break down of how to do the steps & how to confidently LEAD them has given my husband the courage and skill to keep learning! Shawn teaches how to put the moves together. The result? A husband less overwhelmed by his responsibilites of leading, and more FUN on the dance floor! Our teens have preferred the faster moving "Two-Step 101". They both have different moves beyond the basic step taught on them so it is worth it to own both if you have different ages learning in your house. It has been SO great to be a able to practice in our own home, and on our own time. The teaching is so well done we will be getting more for the different styles of dance."


By: Tawannae, Mesa, AZ
DVD: 2-Step Basics V. 1-3
On: April 30, 2012
YOU CAN LEARN TO DANCE!!

"This DVD set is excellent for learning the two-step. Shawn breaks the basics down in such a way that it is almost like having private lessons. Shawn makes you feel like he is right in your living room!! I am attending group lessons but I learned so much more from watching Shawn in this video. I am so excited I am going to order the complete set and the WEST COAST SWING and share with friends! I had a friend who I thought was hopeless and after watching volume one he got up and danced exactly to the beat... something he did not do at the actual lessons we attended! Thank you SHAWN!!"


By: Bob & Shirley H., Tulsa, OK
DVD: 2-Step Basics V. 1-3
On: January 11, 2012
Great Stuff

"We were new to country dancing when we bought our first set of Shawn Trautman's videos several years ago, which literally got us out on the floor and dancing. We recently bought the new 3 Disc Set 2-step basic video series and, just like the other videos that we already own, this set is great. We are now planning to order the 10 video 2-step Intermediate and Advanced series. Thank you Shawn Trautman for getting us on the flooring and dancing the 2-step."


By: Joe Parks, CA
DVD: 2-Step Basics V. 1-3
On: October 2, 2012
These Basics are Solid!

"I also want to add that the basics was an excellent foundation and here's why. My girlfriend is an experienced solo dancer in multiple styles (line, hip hop, lyrical, etc.). But she is not very experienced in couples dancing. When I was using your basics DVDs the very beginning of the summer, I had near no knowledge of dancing. I just started some line dancing at country western bars. With that background considered, I looked at your DVDs mainly by myself. My girlfriend was very busy but also a little impatient to sit through the DVDs, she'll admit. She would say, "I'm a good follower, just lead and spin me." She is generally great at winging-it since she is a fast learner and adjuster. I'm the opposite, I am a slow learner but I have a great memory. Here is my point. After I got a solid understanding of the steps by myself, I practiced my garage a few times with my girlfriend and it was incredibly easy for me to describe what I was going to do, whether a step, prep, or turn. Because the DVDs move at a snail's pace, it was very easy for me to understand not only where to step, but weight shift and hand position. I have tried picking up line dances on youtube but the steps and weight shifting runs together and I cant pick it up properly. Also, because you reveal common misconceptions and bad habits, it was easy to spot. Next thing you know, we go dancing and I only do half turns the entire night. Then, I work on cape and wrap only. We start cleaning up the steps. The basics you gave me were so solid, that it has been very easy to add more to my dancing menu. Thank you!"


By: tcagle, Seattle, WA
DVD: 2-Step Basics V. 1-3
On: August 27, 2011
Two Step Basics Vol 1 thr 3

"This is the best two step video I have seen.We have been through the basic set of dvd's and they were great. It shows the basic moves much better than the local two step class that we took. The class will rush through the basics way too fast and move on to other moves before you are ready to move up. This is much better than group two step class although the practice with different partners in the class is good. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give these videos a 9.8 only because I never give a 10. Thank you Shawn for the wonderful work you did on these DVDs. It was better than i hoped for.

We have some good two step instructors but I think using the DVDs in addition to the class is better than either one alone because you can watch it again and again until you understand what you missed the first time. We watched the dvd's one at a time about one a month. It is most important that you go out and dance after learning from the video to get the steps burned in to your memory. I am 63 so if you are younger it might be easier for you. Even if you know how to two step already this is a good review and might help get rid of some faults you don't realize you have."


By: AK Hunter, North Pole, AK
DVD: 2-Step Basics V. 1-3
On: January 8, 2013
2-Step Made Simple Enough For ANYBODY

"This 3 Volume set of dance instruction was very well organized in not only the dance instruction, but also in the way the DVDs were formatted. A lot of the material (especially on disc 1) is extremely slow paced and basic which is good if you're a beginner that needs to learn 2-Step from the ground up. Each DVD is broken up into 3 separate lessons. If you get bored with the slow paced, step by step instruction you can skip the lesson and go strait into the moves by selecting "review" from the main menu on each DVD. Additionally, each lesson is followed up by bonus and practice features that you can select to learn additional moves and positions as well as receive suggestions of how to practice and master the 2-step in a variety of drills that you can do at home, while seated, or even while pushing a cart at the grocery store. This DVD set is a must whether you are an absolute beginner or you already know the 2-Step but don't want to be stuck just dancing a basic around the dance floor in a circle without any moves."


By: John E. Traynor
DVD: 2-Step Basics V. 1-3
On: August 30, 2012
Basics, Basics, Basics!

"Shawn Trautman's 2-Step Basics is in two words is, The Best! In this 3 DVD set Shawn breaks down 2-Step basics in three separate sections. On the Vol. 1 he shows you the four connection points for a great lead & follow connection. He then has you practice the rhythm pattern of 2-Step (quick,quick,slow,slow) forward, backwards and side by side so that muscle memory starts to take over. Then he takes you in to a simple left turn.

In Vol. 2 Shawn expands on the Left Turn taking you into three different turning positions. Cape, Wrap, and Promenade positions, which all will advance your dancing to the next level.

Finally in Vol. 3, Shawn and his lovely partner Nicole Frye who is also a great dancer with a beautiful smile, will take you through Prep Steps to get you into Cape, and other side by side positions plus the One & A Half exit to get you back to close position. All these Basics lead to a much better dance experience when you finally hit the floor.
I too have Shawn's other 3 DVD sets on Country 2-Step and West Coast Swing. All I can say is they are all great. I keep going back to them to refresh my mind as I become a better dancer.

This 2-Step Basics DVD set does that also. It keeps reminding me of the simple basics that I've forgotten and have to fix. Add in a visual pleasing studio set, beautiful Nicole Frye, (who I don't mind watching) and many camera angles so you will always see the feet, and you have a wonderful learning tool. Shawn in his simple yet commanding teaching method had me learning right out of the box and he'll do the same for you. He has made me a happy 2-Step dancer!

Do yourself a favor and get this DVD set!."

By: Ronald A. Broadhurst
DVD: 2-Step Basics V. 1-3
On: February 8, 2012
New 2-Step DVDs

"Just went through Shawn Trautman's Country 2-Step Basics DVD set and I really enjoyed it! I also have Trautman's older set of 2-step dance lesson DVDs and I can honestly say this set is even better. The new set breaks down the basics into manageable pieces and really encourages you to practice and do the exercises between the training sessions. Each pattern is shown several times and from different angles. Definitely highly recommended for beginners and even for people who know some 2-step already. These videos will give you enough to get out and go dancing and give you the foundation that's needed for the more intermediate videos."


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