Two-Step 6-Pack (6 DVDs)
From the Basics in 2-Step 101 to the Impressive Lead & Follow MOVES in Vols. 1-5
Now you can learn how to Country Two-Step with the guaranteed best instruction videos you'll find online or in-stores!
This is part of Shawn Trautman's Long-Awaited, All-New, Country Two-Step Video Series! This is an incredibly powerful set of two-step dance lessons that'll do wonders for both leaders & followers with moves, patterns, connections, understanding, & much, much more. You'll get everything from the very basics of the Two-Step all the way to in-depth moves and patterns that will challenge you and impress everyone around as you dance the night away.
- Best step-by-step Country Two-Step lessons available
- 6 DVDs of Popular Moves
- Eye-Catching Patterns
- Impressive Two-Step Turns
- Multiple Camera Angles
- By Far, the easiest way to learn Country Two-Step
- Takes the 'Next-Level' to a NEW LEVEL
- Shawn Trautman at his Best!
Here's what excites me about them. Each of these country two-step videos is a complete hour plus lesson in and of itself. Two-Step 101 is the perfect video for any beginner to pick up and run with the basics of Two-Step. It is packed with music and the energy level is thru the roof! The Two-Step Moves & Patterns series is built on a very structured lesson plan that allows for multiple levels of success, yet the sum of each lesson is greater than the individual lessons themselves. In other words, yes, you'll get some incredible two-step patterns and moves throughout this series, but what you'll get that's even more powerful is the connection between all of them that will absolutely blow your mind. It's not just about learning new patterns, it's about a whole new way of thinking and dancing two step to really make it enjoyable and easy to dance with anyone (assuming, of course, they know the basics).
This series is about connecting with people on multiple levels and really adding some depth to the 2-step. A leader can fully expect to know how to get into and out of every single pattern with ease by the end of the series while being extremely well-versed on how to lead in an effective manner, not one that 'manhandles' someone. A follower can fully expect to understand her role in the two-step like never before and be ready for many different situations as well. Followers should be able to help break down any miscommunications with her partner to help them as well as a result of these lessons.
No joke, this material is awesome! I'm quite certain I'll be picking my own brain by watching these videos anytime I have to teach a two-step lesson in the future.
Country Two-Step Dance Lessons that go beyond the basics and the simple 'how-to' of the most popular country western dance of all time. Shawn Trautman's All New 6 DVD two-step series with over 6 hrs of non-stop lessons will have you dancing like you never thought possible.
Teamed with former country two-step champion Nicole Frye, for the Moves & Patterns videos and instructor extraordinaire Joanna Trautman for Two-Step 101, Shawn unveils a new teaching format with two-step lessons packed with country 2-step patterns perfect for anyone who enjoys dancing to country music. In addition, each two-step video has tons of tips & tricks on looking good and lead/follow concepts,
bonus sections with exclusive country two-step lessons that'll keep you challenged, plenty of two-step music for practicing, & much more!
This incredible all-inclusive two-step series teaches everything you need for true lead & follow country two-step; and does so using easy time-tested practice drills you won't find anywhere else... in no time flat you'll be up & dancing along to your favorite 2-step dance music.
Each of the country two-step videos are set up like a private 'how-to' dance lesson in your living room. Simply pop the disc in, push play, stand up, and dance along with Shawn and Nicole as you learn the new two-step moves and patterns, train your body with proper exercises, and practice to country two-step music.
By the end of this set you'll be confidently dancing Two-Step and doing the steps, turns, and spins you never thought were possible. With this impressive 6 DVD series on country two-step, we guarantee you'll have the time of your life and you'll enjoy two-step more than you ever imagined!
Country Two-Step Videos Included in this Set:
- Two-Step 101
- Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 1
- Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 2
- Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 3
- Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 4
- Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 5
5(based on 6 reviews)
By: 'Chanel's Chananegans' (Healdsburg, CA)
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: March 12, 2013
Shawn is a terrific teacher. So glad we found him.
"The Two-Step is a dance that I have been fascinated with for years, but could never 'get' it. We finally bought this cd and have seen the 'light'. Shawn explains that the Two-Step is 4 steps on 6 beats. When you see experienced 'two-stepers' move across the floor, the rhythm is magical. Shawn and Joanna break it down in beats, then stepping in place. You practice this until your head memory, muscle memory and foot memory learn it. Then he goes on to teach you styling and techniques. I have given up on trying to take Two Step lessons locally, because they switch it from Quick quick, slow, slow, to Slow, slow, quick quick. They say it doesn't matter, but it does. That is why they changed it in the first place, to throw the ballroom dancers off. Shawn is a terrific teacher. So glad we found him."
By: J. Apgar
DVD: Two-Step: M&P Volume 1
On: October 9, 2011
Two-Step Moves & Patterns Volume 1 ROCKS!
"I absolutely love this DVD! The primary topics covered are how to get into a promenade, and then how to exit the promenade into mirrored vines or skater's position. Shawn Trautman continues to show what a wonderful dance instructor he is by showing the foot-work while explaining what he did to lead each move. I especially enjoyed the Bonus section of the DVD where Shawn Trautman and Nicole Frye shared other options to exit the previous moves, such as torque turns and faster mirrored vines. I will continue to purchase Shawn Trautman's instructional dance videos-they are always exceptional."
By: Gary Lee
DVD: Two-Step Moves & Patterns V2
On: May 13, 2013
Nice Volume, Use the Tips & Tricks
"Vol. 2 continues to build off Vol. 1., focusing on hand changes, special techniques for outside torque turns/ guy turn/ lady free turn/ wrap.
This is another of my favorite volumes because these moves are very popular in the country dance halls, which some guys do incorrectly. It's one thing to go through the motions on the dance floor, sure you can stumble through it on a dance floor, but it's quite another to hit the move with good hand placement, in step, with rhythm. Shawn and Nicole teach you key micro hand movements along with many tips that guys MUST do (and girls MUST learn what the guys are trying to do) in order for the moves to work properly.
You simply cannot pick up the subtle hand changes or hand placements by observing people on the dance floor because it all happens way too fast; the moves will be invisible to you. The instruction from Shawn and Nicole are superb, as usual! They breakdown these subtle moves piece by piece so you can perfect them.
Let me give you an example of what happens if you do NOT use the tips Shawn teaches in the video: When I practiced the sequence of dance moves (in Section 1 of the DVD, outside torque turn + 1 guy turn + lady free turn) over the weekend at my local country dance hall, the girls spun too fast, or too many times, or were confused. Why is that? Because "I" failed to execute the moves correctly! When I went back to the DVD to see what happened, I noticed I was not using the tips Shawn taught me! I needed to stop the girl from turning by using the little trick (for guys) Shawn taught in the video. That's why it's so important to use the tips Shawn/Nicole give you, otherwise you're just going through the basic motions. You should practice exactly what's in the DVDs, and go back to review to check if you've missed anything, often you'll see that extra tip you need to add into your moves."
By: Gary Lee
DVD: Two-Step Moves & Patterns V3
On: June 4, 2013
Adding Exciting New Turns and 'Switches'
"My favorite part of the Two-Step Moves & Patterns dvds is the Introduction - because that's when you see for the very first time what dance moves are gonna be taught, at full speed, just like you'd see the moves you like for the first time in the country dance halls; it's that type of moment when it hits you just how cool those moves are that you wanna learn!
Starting from the closed position, Shawn & Nicole teach side-by-side (sweetheart) switches, and btw these switches are very helpful for navigating around drunk people on the dance floor. Along the way, Shawn & Nicole show you other modifications and adjustments for when people are in your way on the dance floor.
Shawn also talks about different kinds of leads (guys pay attention to this); plus rotating side-by-side switches from the cape (sweetheart) position, a.k.a. 'the run around'; and ending with an open release (free turn). For fun, Shawn adds a couple turns for the ladies into the pattern right before the 'rotating side-by-side switch', thus naming it the 'triple-turn with two 1-hand connections'. The bonus material teaches you techniques on how to speed up the turns.
You definitely want to watch this DVD at least a couple of times before trying the moves out because the familiarity you get from viewing it more than once really helps cement the moves into your head so they become more natural and memorable... the more you watch it, the easier it becomes. It's like a learning a new line dance, the more you see it, the more it becomes ingrained into your dance routine."
DVD: Two-Step Moves & Patterns V4
On: July 26, 2011
Detailed instructions to help you accomplish the move
"Volume 4 shows presentations both front and back with open release and underarm turns. It shows moves that build to very graceful presentations. The combination turns and especially the back turn for the leader can really be challenging. This is where the stop and pause buttons on the DVD Player come in handy. Shawn really gives detailed instructions to help you accomplish the move the way it is intended to be done. This move really looks great and is well worth the extra effort it took us. Now it flows so smoothly, it seems like we have been doing it forever."
By: Ronald A Broadhurst
DVD: Two-Step Moves & Patterns V5
On: August 3, 2011
One of the very best things I ever did!
"I have just finished going through the fifth DVD of this intermediate two-step dance DVD set. This one presents several patterns for the promenade position, one of the basic positions in the two-step dance. I really liked this one as it taught some moves where the man gets to do turns. Like the previous DVDs in this set, one section's pattern builds on the previous section's lesson. And there are chapters after the three pattern lessons for review and practice and a bonus chapter with variations on the pattern lessons presented earlier. I would continue to highly recommend this new DVD set to anyone wanting to improve their Two-Step knowledge."
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