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Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler


Foxtrot, Tango, Salsa, Cha-Cha & Hustle - it's ALL in this one DVD!


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The Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler is a great tool for anyone wanting to get their feet wet in Ballroom Dancing. It's a fun introduction to ballroom dancing that gives you enough to get started and to start practicing with.

The reason we put together the Sampler DVDs was to introduce new dancers to a wide variety of dances so they could get a taste of what each dance looks and feels like and to give them a better idea as to what they like or want to pursue the most. Most people get into ballroom dancing not having any idea what the dances are and can quickly get turned off if they don't find a dance right off the bat that they enjoy. This DVD lets you quickly try several so you don't find yourself bored or in a rut with any particular dance before you've given ballroom dancing a decent try.

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Product Description
  • The perfect starting point for Ballroom Dancing
  • Step-by-step dancing lessons full of tips for success
  • Fun & easy moves for beginners of all ages
  • Guided practice time with teachers & music

Always wanted to take Ballroom Dancing but not sure where to begin?

The Ballroom and Latin Dance Sampler is your answer and it's full of easy to learn dances!

Absolutely no experience is necessary for this one. The Ballroom and Latin Dance Sampler is filled with over an hour of easy to learn dances, and set up for beginners. You'll amaze everyone on the dance floor with your exciting Tango, sensual Salsa, and elegant Foxtrot. Ladies, put your heels on and get out there and have some fun!

Get ready for an upcoming event or a hot night at the club as you learn the five most popular Ballroom and Latin dances from Shawn Trautman, world-class dance instructor and author, with Ballroom and Latin Dance Sampler.

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Dances included in this DVD are:

  • Salsa
  • Cha Cha
  • Fox Trot
  • Hustle
  • Tango

This Ballroom Dancing DVD includes five convenient dancing lessons in one easy-to-follow, step-by-step video. The Ballroom and Latin Dance Sampler is packed with instruction in a “what you see is what you dance” format. Designed for beginners who've never danced before, Shawn puts a strong focus on lead and follow dancing and the basics so you'll "get it.". To further enhance the instruction, Shawn delivers key points on connectionss, proper hand placements, creating leads, transitions and combining moves. Also a full breakdown of footwork for each move from both the leader and follower perspectives is given. Filmed and produced with optimized viewpoints from multiple camera angles, you'll be impressed at how simple this DVD makes ballroom dancing for you.



Customer Reviews
Average Rating
4.9(based on 10 reviews)

By: Starbuck "action drama junkie"
DVD: Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler
On: January 15, 2013
Know What You Are Buying (And Why You Need It)

I like Shawn Trautman's dance-instruction videos very much, but it gets expensive to buy all of the pieces that you must study to have confidence in the ballroom setting. My motive in buying the sampler DVD (and I have several of his other samplers) was to show my father what the Cha Cha, Salsa and Tango looked like. (Dad protested that he could already do the Foxtrot and I did not expect him to get much use from the Hustle steps -- because it is a fairly complex dance with many different steps.) We decided to concentrate on three dances: a slow-tempo [rumba], medium-tempo [cha cha] and fast-tempo dance [Salsa]. The product is introductory and does not teach many steps since the DVD is 77 minutes long, there are five dances to showcase and there is generic introductory material that eats up bandwidth.


By: Amy Tuckman "Gap Girl"
DVD: Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler
On: March 5, 2013
Affordable and convenient!

"We really enjoyed the dances taught in this one and would recommend this lesson to anyone! As we've recently taken private lessons from the Arthur Murray studio downtown, I'll say this option has many advantages and is a lot more affordable. We like that we can go back and practice as many times as we need to and it doesn't cost us more. It's a private lesson that you can take and repeat anytime. We'll defintely be back for more and we love what you do!"


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: Wayne
DVD: Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler
On: November 26, 2006
Great Lesson!

"This lesson is definitely worth taking! It's a private lesson that you can take and repeat anytime. I really enjoyed the variety of dances taught in this Ballroom & Latin dance sampler. While all of the dances are fun to learn and practice, the Tango steps were particularly fun for me and my partner!"


By: Naomi M
DVD: Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler
On: November 22, 2006
Turn a dance partner into a leader!

This DVD gives practical instruction to men on how to lead properly. We especially liked the "hustle" segment. We busted out our salsa skills at my high school reunion and really impressed my classmates!"


By: Dom V
DVD: Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler
On: December 5, 2006
EXCELLENT VIDEO

"GREAT INTRODUCTION TO BALLROOM DANCING! THIS IS AN EXCELLENT VIDEO IF YOU WANT TO START BALLROOM DANCING. THERE ARE ENOUGH STEPS IN EACH OF THE DIFFERENT BALLROOM DANCES THAT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF PRACTICE ONE CAN VENTURE TO THE DANCE FLOOR WITHOUT GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE DOING IT. THE BASIC STEPS ARE EASY TO LEARN AND REMEMBER. JUST GET YOUR MIND INTO IT AND START DANCING."


By: Rose J
DVD: Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler
On: November 28, 2006
Basics you can use again and again

"Before this Ballroom Dancing DVD I didn't realize there are so many common elements in different dances. Little things like how to hold your hands and where to place your hands can be used in more than one dance. I had no idea how important those little things could be, or how easy they can be to master. This is a good starting point for any beginner."


By: Mindy C
DVD: Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler
On: December 3, 2006
Excellent Instruction

"My favorite thing about Shawn Trautman's DVDs is the instruction provided individually for the leaders and the followers, so that each person learns what they should be doing. The camera angles are great too. This particular DVD has a lot of great variety (salsa, cha-cha, tango, etc)."


By: Megan N
DVD: Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler
On: December 5, 2006
Good foundation with a nice pace

"This DVD creates a nice foundation. Shawn teaches the moves clearly and slowly, giving the lead just enough information without confusing him. Although, I would have liked to see more tips for the follow. The pace was also nice, not overwhelming but not boring. The variety of dances made for an interesting and diverse dance DVD."

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