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Ballroom Starter Kit (3 DVDs)



3 Great Videos, 14 Classic Ballroom Dances and all for 1 low price!


MSRP: $119.97
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Product Overview

Start your ballroom dance lessons off the right way with the Ballroom Starter Kit, an incredible 3-DVD set for beginners!


The Ballroom Starter Kit is a complete beginner course for learning how to ballroom dance! Not only do you get 3 easy to follow DVDs, but you get several hours worth of ballroom dance lessons that make learning enjoyable while you get to try out over a dozen dances.




  • The perfect way to start ballroom dance lessons
  • Step by step lessons that are easy to follow
  • Learn how to ballroom dance from a complete beginner's perspective
  • Packed with fun tips & drills for all couples



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Shawn's Take

The Ballroom Starter Kit. Where do I start? This set was put together to get people interested in ballroom dancing by providing everything beginners need on 14 different dances through 3 DVDs. It's a collection of "sampler" DVDs, which simply means you'll get to 'sample' each dance by getting to dance it. So, let me first say that there's full instruction on each of the dances and each ballroom dance lesson starts from the beginning. This set will truly give you a nice mix of dances to go out and practice on the dance floor.

Now, a couple of things:

It's better to know each dance and not need them than it is to need the dance and not know it...

1) This set teaches intro beginner lessons on each dance. Each intro lesson will get you comfortable with the basics and excited about your progress. Keep in mind it's 3 DVDs, not 14.

2) Learn each dance that's included. Whether you ever use that dance or not, you'll gain a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills just by exposing your mind and body to each dance. Each dance you learn will make you stronger in the particular style of dance you really like.

3) It's better to know each dance and not need them than it is to need the dance and not know it. You never know when you just might need to know how to Tango or do a Foxtrot with that long-lost relative or newfound friend at an important event.

Last, I've been dancing for some 20 years now and I'll be completely honest with you. The dances you learn on this set are all usable. These are dances that are practical and that you'll find in ballrooms, at social events, at country night clubs, and many other places. Many of the dances I learned while taking ballroom lessons are useless. I never used them outside of a performance or one of the ballroom socials where only a few 'elite' people knew the steps. If you don't believe me, talk to an ex-ballroom dance instructor and they'll tell you about some of what you'll go through and why. For me, I want to dance the dances that are popular and that are common, not some hoity toity dance that no one seems to know except the instructors and their students who've been dance lessons taking with them for what seems like 'decades'. This is simply my opinion and if yours is different, that's okay. I've lived both sides of it and I'm much happier on the side I'm on which is how our whole collection came about.

Get the Ballroom Starter Kit if you want to give yourself an advantage of knowing the different dances without worry of what you should learn first or next. Give yourself a chance to 'get to know' the dances and figure out for yourself what you really like and why. As always, if you have any questions once you go through the DVDs, feel free to give me a call at my studio (877-DANCE-01). Enjoy! Shawn Trautman


Product Description

The Ballroom Starter Kit will give you a solid sense of "well-roundedness" as a dancer. Fourteen (14) dances are taught during several hrs of Shawn's fun and easy step-by-step ballroom dance lessons.

In the Ballroom and Latin Dance Sampler you'll learn how to dance the Salsa, Cha-Cha, Fox-Trot, Hustle, and the Tango to get you looking good at the ballroom and at the clubs. In the Slow and Romantic Dance Sampler, you'll learn what it takes to look good during special events such as weddings, parties, and the next night out with your spouse. Dances include the Slow Dance, Rumba, Waltz, and Nightclub Two-Step. In the Country Western Dance Sampler, you'll learn favorites such as the Two-Step, Swing, West Coast Swing, Polka, and even the Triple Two-Step.

Key features of these DVDs include multiple camera angles for optimized viewing, picture-in-picture formatting, practice time with music alongside the instructors, multiple dances that will keep you having fun for hours, and easy to follow instruction on lead and follow dancing for beginners.


Customer Reviews
Average Rating
5(based on 6 reviews)

By: June W
DVD: Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler
On: September 6, 2011
Easy-to-follow

Besides covering the dance steps in an easy-to-follow way, the instruction for beginners also covers leading and following. The dance videos I checked out of the library showed dance positions, but didn't explain how these positions are used to lead the lady and follow the man. The instructors seem like very nice people. Keep up the good work."


By: J. Sheffer
DVD: Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler
On: December 5, 2006
Excellent!

"My wife and I are new to ballroom dancing in the last year. We've taken some lessons, but found that we needed the extra help of videos that we can use on our own schedule in our home and we've tried a bunch of them. This DVD and the whole series of new videos from Shawn Trautman have been a godsend and much more useful to us than the others we've tried. We are actually doing the dances within a short time and having fun, rather than getting aggravated with one another. Trautman's emphasis on the differing roles of leader and follower and the very clear demonstrations of those roles have helped us enormously. These DVDs include much more music and time to practice the new steps than most videos, rather than just watching an instructor do a step and go to another step. We like this video a lot and strongly recommend it. On a side note, the logistics/timing of shipping and subsequent email communications with the company were, after many frustrations with other online outfits, the best we've seen. "


By: Raymond Jones
DVD: Slow and Romantic Dance Sampler
On: January 25, 2007
Start Dancing with this DVD

"Do you want to dance? Start here. I guarantee you; this DVD is exceptionally well done. As instructional material goes Trautman and his wife are incredibly easy to learn from. I watched the "Slow and Romantic Dance Sampler" and was really impressed with the clarity of instruction and the helpful comments on dance etiquette. The camera angles shift between the male and female perspectives which is really interesting. You will learn enough of the basic dance moves to feel confident on the dance floor. I would eagerly recommend this to anyone who wants to get a jumpstart on their dance moves. Honestly, I believe you could watch this one night and be out dancing the next. It gives a man immediate skills he can use the same weekend. If you want to dance, start here."


By: A. Van Taylor
DVD: Slow and Romantic Dance Sampler
On: January 3, 2007
Great for beginners!

"Like all of Shawn's DVD's that we have purchased, this one is also terrific for beginners who want to learn to dance. This particular one is for slow dancing to many different types of music."


By: J. Sheffer
DVD: Country Western Dance Sampler
On: December 5, 2006
First rate!

"My wife and I are new to ballroom dancing in the last year. We've taken some lessons, but found that we needed the extra help of videos that we can use on our own schedule in our home and we've tried a bunch of them. This DVD and the whole series of new videos from Shawn Trautman have been a godsend and much more useful to us than the others we've tried. We are actually doing the dances within a short time and having fun, rather than getting aggravated with one another. Trautman's emphasis on the differing roles of leader and follower and the very clear demonstrations of those roles have helped us enormously. These DVDs include much more music and time to practice the new steps than most videos, rather than just watching an instructor do a step and go to another step. We like this video a lot and strongly recommend it. On a side note, the logistics/timing of shipping and subsequent email communications with the company were, after many frustrations with other online outfits, the best we've seen."


By: Ann M.
DVD: Country Western Dance Sampler
On: August 11, 2011
Excellent Instruction.

"Another great DVD. Shawn Trautman has a unique ability to give excellent instruction that is detailed, clear and presented in a logical order that is easy to learn from. All of the lessons on this DVD were easy to follow and the picture-in-picture close-up shots of their feet were very helpful. The lessons move at a pace well-suited for someone who likes detailed instruction yet wants to keep moving forward at a good clip. I love country music, and the music selection on this DVD was energetic and kept my interest. During the 2-step lesson, I was inspired to pick up my guitar to see if I could figure out the picking pattern - VERY COOL! We went through this DVD just one time and felt very comfortable, even though the polka wore us out (who would want to dance that one over and over??) :-) Five stars."

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