Country Western Dance Sampler


A fun intro that gets you dancing the most popular dances on the country scene!


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Always wanted to learn Country Dancing but not sure where to begin? The Country Western Dance Sampler is your answer and it's chock full of great dances!

You already love the music, now love the dancing too! This DVD provides hours of fun for the whole family ~ even if this is your first time on the country dance floor, you'll quickly learn to Two-Step, Swing, & Polka with the best of them. You'll be surprised how easy it is when you have the right instructor...

Get ready for the next event or a hot night at the club as you learn the five most popular country western dances from Shawn Trautman, world-class dance instructor and author, with Country Western Dance Sampler.

Country Western Dances included in this DVD are:

  • Two-Step
  • Swing
  • West Coast Swing
  • Polka
  • Triple Two-Step

The Country Western Dance Sampler is packed with tons of easy to follow instruction. More than just the basics, you’ll learn about connection points, proper hand placements, creating the lead, transitions, combining moves, & much, much more! To further enhance the instruction, a full breakdown of footwork for each move from both the leader and follower perspectives is given.

  • Great starting point for Country Western Dance
  • User-friendly step-by-step dance lessons
  • Fun & easy dances for beginners of all ages
  • Guided practice-time with instructors & music

Filmed and produced with Picture-In-Picture technology from multiple camera angles, you'll be impressed at how simple this DVD makes country western dancing for you.

Shawn Trautman has been a coach and mentor to numerous World Champions as well as countless social dancers since the early 1990's. Shawn welcomes people from all walks of life regardless of shape, size, or ability to his classes. His broad experience in both dance and Advanced Learning Techniques makes his methods of instruction innovative, easy, and fun. If you're ready to learn and have fun, Shawn Trautman's Dance Collection is the way to go. Order your copy today, and be country western dancing by next weekend!

Customer Reviews
Average Rating
4.7(based on 6 reviews)

By: Dawn Gruber
DVD: Country Western Dance Sampler
On: February 18, 2013
GREAT! Loved this DVD Shawn, thank you!
"Looking forward to your full DVD series on the triple two. Thanks again!"

By: Naomi M
DVD: Country Western Dance Sampler
On: November 22, 2012
Great for beginners.
"I have no country western dance experience at all and thought this DVD gave me and my partner a great foundation to work from."

By: Lisa D.
DVD: Country Western Dance Sampler
On: July 1, 2007
Excellent beginner instruction!
"The Trautman videos are the easiest to follow dance instruction I've ever seen. The higher price is just about the only reason I can't give the Country Sampler a 5 star rating. Here are the things that will keep me buying Trautman videos despite the higher-in-comparison pricing:
1. The sampler videos are a great way to get exposed to many different kinds of dancing and to decide which ones to explore more fully. (If you find a dance style you really want to learn about, you can always buy the DVD specifically for that dance with the more advanced instruction)
2. From the very beginning Shaun and Joanna are dancing together. (In other series like "Invitation to Dance" the lady spends half the time standing around doning nothing while the male instructor shows the leads what to do.)
3. The tidbits that Joanna throws out for the follows are very helpful. It's nice not to having everything in a dance video taught from the leads point of view -- instead both parts are taught together as they are meant to be danced together.
4. There is a good focus placed on how the leader lets their partner know what's coming by using the proper holds, arm positions, pressure in the hands, etc. After all, fancy steps are no good if you and your partner aren't dancing the same ones.
5. The demonstrations generally use a sideways position that lets both partners see what their feet should be doing, but they also show you from different views when this is needed.
6. The basic steps that are taught are easily enough for me to go into a dance hall and not feel like an idiot, and it leaves me competent enough that I can seek out the competent and better dancers to partner with and I can then learn the more advanced moves from them. (This probably only works for the following partner and not the leader....)"

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."

By: Peggy W.
DVD: Country Western Dance Sampler
On: November 25, 2006
BOOTS AND HAT TIME!
"I FOUND THIS DVD PUTTING ME IN THE MOOD FOR BOOTS AND HATS.THE WAY SHAWN AND JOANNA TEACHES HOW TO HOLD EACH OTHER MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.IT'S ALL IN THE PATTERN OF STEPS THEY TEACH.THIS ONE IS ENERGICING AND INTERTAINING.JUST GREAT. "
Shawn's Take

This was a fun DVD for Joanna and I to do. We love country dancing and this was a natural fit for us.

The style is very relaxed and comfortable and is one that welcomes almost anyone to the dance floor. This DVD includes nearly an hour and a half of dance instruction on the Two-Step, Swing, West Coast Swing, Polka, and Triple Two-Step, and provides a great intro lesson into each of the dances.

Learn dancing todayThe country dance lessons you'll get out of this one will be enough to get you started and you'll be happy with...learn-dance-fun

We put this DVD together because we had a number of requests for folks who wanted to learn country dancing, but had no idea what that meant. It's very common. What we did in this DVD is provide a broad overview of country dancing in general (how to dance it, what to look for, etc.) and then broke down each of the dances into manageable pieces that get you comfortable. For example, we teach the basics of Swing in a way that allows you to dance along with us. Just like in the Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler and the Slow & Romantic Dance Sampler, we go through the basics and then a couple of turns, then we practice it with music. It's broken up so you can spend a few minutes a night learning and working on a single dance, then go on with your day or go out dancing.

The country dance lessons you'll get out of this one will be enough to get you started and you'll be happy with your purchase. You'll enjoy the dancing and look forward to going out and dancing with your friends. Shawn Trautman Country Western Dance

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