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How to 2-Step: Country Two-Step Dance Lessons on Video (DVD)

Ready to learn how to 2-Step? Below you'll find the
best country two-step dance lesson DVDs you'll find anywhere!



First time Country Dancing?
2-Step Dance Instruction That's all right,
the Two-Step Basics 3-Pack
was created just for folks like you!


not your first rodeo?

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Country 2-Step Dance Lesson DVDs

Check out the Two-Step master Collection

The Two-Step Basics 3-Pack

2-Step Basics 3-Pack


Learn how to dance Two-Step w/ Shawn Trautman's All New 3 DVD set with over 4 hrs of non-stop video lessons. Teamed with former champion Nicole Frye, Shawn unveils a new teaching format, tons of tips & tricks, bonus sections & much more!

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Been out Two-Step Dancing
but need a better grasp of the basics?

Check out Two-Step 101, great for beginner Country 2-Step lessons. Two-Step 101 is the lesson for you
as it is packed with great
music and at a faster pace than the
Basics 3-Pack.

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Are your skills beyond the basic Two-Step?

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Country 2-Step Dance Lesson DVDs

How to Two-Step Dance

Shawn Trautman's Two-Step 101 for beginner Country Dancers

Two Step 101


Two-Step 101 takes the best beginner two-step moves & gives a quick & fun overview that has you dancing just minutes into it. Follow Shawn & Joanna Trautman as they quickly guide you to mastery while you learn to dance the all-time classic Texas 2-Step!

Learn how to country 2-Step



Already know how to Two-Step?
Take your skills to the next level w/ the
Two-Step Moves & Patterns 8 Pack

Country 2-Step Moves & Patters 8-Pack

Take your skills from
non-existent to MASTER


Country 2-Step Moves and Patters 8 DVD Set

Two Step Moves & Patterns 8 DVD Set

Two Step M&P 8 Pack


Two-Step Moves & Patterns! This is Shawn Trautman's Long-Awaited, All-New, Country Western Two-Step Video Series! This is an incredibly powerful set of two-step dance lessons that will do wonders for both leaders & followers with moves, patterns & much, much more.

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Want to Master the Two-Step?
This is the Ultimate Country Two-Step Learning System:





How to WOW your dance partner, look great, & impress the crowds while dancing Two-Step. Guaranteed.

how to country two step

Are you ready to Two-Step and look good doing it? Do you have what it takes? Have you seen that cowboy or cowgirl out the dance floor and wondered what it would be like to dance with him or her? Would they: (Option 1) stumble off the floor clutching crushed toes and a wrenched shoulder, or (Option 2) tug you to the side of the floor beaming, asking you if they could have the next Two-Step as well?


Now you can have Option 2 every time!

‘Yeah right’, you say. ‘Shawn hasn’t seen ME dance.’ Or, if you are thinking of your special someone, ‘Shawn hasn’t seen [Fill-In-The-Name] dance.’ No, Shawn may not have, but Shawn has definitely taught thousands of wall-hugging, toe-crushing, rhythmically-challenged non-dancers to Two-Step with style over the past 20 years. Are you country from the crown of your Stetson to the tips of your boots? Are you just country enough to find the radio station and shop for boots online? Doesn’t matter. Shawn’s Two-Step dance lessons were created to get you looking great on the dance floor fast!

Are you country from the crown of your Stetson to the tips of your boots? Are you just country enough to find the radio station and shop for boots online? Doesn’t matter. Shawn’s Two-Step dance lessons were created to get you looking great on the dance floor fast!
Start with the 2-Step Mastery System

Jump in with both feet today and WOW the crowd tonight!


Don’t let the opportunity fly by.

Now is your chance to pick the brain of the creator of the most popular Country Two-Step Lessons in the world! Read on for some of the biggest questions Two-Step dancers (new and experienced) should ask when choosing their dance lessons:

New to 2-Step & not sure where to start?

You are in the right spot. If you are looking for a fun, upbeat dance that will allow you to dance the night away at your favorite country hot spot this is it, and Shawn Trautman will get you going quickly with fun easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on everything you need to know to about Country Two-Step. Whether you want to figure out how to survive a basic step, spice up your moves a bit, or even burn the floor with never-before-seen advanced lead-and-follow combinations; Shawn and his Country Two-Step Mastery Systemhave just the right lessons for you. Shawn Trautman is a proven instructor with students around the world singing the praises of the Shawn Trautman Instruction method. The secret to his students’ success is Shawn’s well-known knack for making the basics, nuances, leads, and turns that make Two-Step fun simple enough all of us can grasp them. In the words of one of Shawn’s students: “…Quite frankly, Shawn provides the best and most comprehensive instruction of anyone I’ve seen. Shawn’s DVDs are so detailed and thorough that it would be almost impossible not to be able to learn from them…” – E. Adams, Wisconsin Gathering knowledge and applied experience from more than 20 years of teaching Country Two-Step into 14 phenomenally successful Two-Step Dance Lesson DVDs, Shawn created the Country Two-Step Mastery System, the confident Two-Stepper’s Best Kept Secret. If you are new, and just know that Two-Step is a country dance, and it is the dance that you want look good dancing, then start with the Two-Step Basics. This 3 DVD set launches the Two-Step Mastery System and has you dancing along in minutes. The lessons ease you into the world of country partner dancing one easy-to-follow step at a time.

The country Two-Step dance floor is a wild place if you don’t know the rules of the road. Learn from the best, dance with confidence, and make your own dancing success with Shawn Trautman’s Country Two-Step Mastery System.

What is the Country 2-Step?

A staple at every honky-tonk bar with anything that resembles a dance floor, two- step (or Texas two-step) is arguably the most popular country-western couples dance. The origins of the two-step are murky at best, but the two-step of today was popularized by fans of country-western music. However, the root dances were transported out West with the covered wagons during the nineteenth century with the emigrants who populated the Great Plains and beyond. The two-step is a smooth progressive dance created for four-quarter and two-quarter time music. It has a six-count basic that is counted quick-quick-slow-slow or one-two-three (four)…five (six). The time is the same as in the fox trot; however, the contemporary two-step does not use the box step as the fox trot does. Also, each step progresses forward around the dance floor, unlike in the waltz and the fox trot. The constant forward progression creates an illusion of acceleration rather than a pause in a dance such as the waltz. The music that the two-step matches has a steady, even tempo with about 160 to 200 beats per minute. If you were to clap along, you would find yourself clapping evenly on every beat (one-two-three-four, and so on), unlike the waltz, where you would clap heavily on the first beat and lightly on the second and third beats. The two-step is occasionally referred to as the Texas two-step; however, it is done throughout the country-western world. Most histories agree that the deep roots of the two-step are the same as the waltz, with the predecessors of the two-step being the folk dances performed in the Bavarian and Austrian Alps. It appears that the waltz was adapted in the United States to match four-quarter time and half-time music. These dances grew into the fox trot and the two-step, with the two-step arising from the country-western subculture. As a uniquely country-western dance, the two-step is typically done at a country nightclub. You will see two-steppers at any venue with anything close to a dance floor where country music is played. If you happened across a barn dance, you would most likely see line dance and two-step. You can also find a version of two-step in various ballrooms around the country, but it is not a staple dance in the ballroom circuit. Often, you’ll find the two-step as part of a themed program for a country night or performance at a ballroom.


Where is the best place to learn Country Two-Step Dancing?

The best place to learn Two-Step is wherever you are comfortable, as long as you are learning with Shawn Trautman Instruction, starting with Two-Step Basics and the Country Two-Step Mastery System. Remove the barriers to learning, the distractions, the excuses, and get up and dance with Shawn Trautman. You CAN learn to dance at home, from DVD, and Shawn Trautman’s Dance Collection is the only way to go. If you are ready to leave behind awkwardness and bad rhythm, and start your dancing success, get your Country Two-Step System now!


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Most Popular Two-Step Multi-Pack Deals

Country Two-Step Mastery System
  ***ALL NEW***  Two-Step Master Collection Dance lesson videos included in this set:

Key Features of these DVDs:

This is the ultimate set of 2-step videos in one easy to follow collection! You get Shawn Trautman's 3 Two-Step Basics DVDs, the 8 Two-Step Moves & Patterns DVDs, and the 2 Advanced Two-Step DVDs all at once and you'll be able to tear right through them.

Country Dance Starter Pack
  How to Country Dance for Beginners Country Dance Videos included in this set:

Key Features of this Country Dance Video Set:

The most highly recommended set for country dance newcomers! This pack includes 6 highly rated beginner DVDs that will kick your country dancing lessons off the right way. This set of videos will create a solid foundation for anyone who's ready to hit the country dance floor!

Two Step Basics 3-Pack
  ***ALL NEW***  Two-Step Starter Pack Dance lesson videos included in this set:
  • Two-Step Basics Volume 1
  • Two-Step Basics Volume 2
  • Two-Step Basics Volume 3

Key Features of these DVDs:

Learn how to dance Two-Step with Shawn Trautman's All New 3 DVD set with over 4 hrs of non-stop video lessons. Teamed with former champion Nicole Frye, Shawn unveils a new teaching format, tons of tips & tricks, bonus sections, practice music, & much more!

Two-Step 6-Pack **Beginner - Intermediate**
  Two-Step 6 Pack Dance lesson videos included in this set:

Key Features of these DVDs:

  • Fast & easy dance lessons that fit your schedule
  • Tips to make you look fantastic on the dance floor
  • Wide Variety of carefully selected Two-Step dance moves
  • All you need to bring your Two-Step from beginner to an impressive level
Two-Step Moves & Patterns 8 Disc Set
Two-Step Moves and Patterns 8 Disc Set  Dance lesson videos included in this set:
  1. Two-Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 1
  2. Two-Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 2
  3. Two-Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 3
  4. Two-Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 4
  5. Two-Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 5
  6. Two Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 6
  7. Two Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 7
  8. Two Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 8

Key Features of this set:

Two-Step Moves & Patterns! This is Shawn Trautman's Long-Awaited, All-New, Country Western Two-Step Video Series! This is an incredibly powerful set of two-step dance lessons that will do wonders for both leaders & followers with moves, patterns, connections, understanding & much, much more.
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Two-Step Advanced 2-Pack
Two-Step Moves and Patterns 8 Disc Set  Dance lesson videos included in this set:
  1. Two Step Advanced Vol. 1
  2. Two Step Advanced Vol. 2

Key Features of this set:

Advanced 2-Step lessons at their best! Get a whole new perspective on two step while putting these incredible moves under your belt. This 2 DVD set will give you material that will challenge you for quite some time.

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Two-Step Moves, Patterns & Advanced
  Two-Step Moves, Patterns & Advanced Dance lesson videos included in this set:
  1. Two-Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 1
  2. Two-Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 2
  3. Two-Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 3
  4. Two-Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 4
  5. Two-Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 5
  6. Two Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 6
  7. Two Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 7
  8. Two Step Moves & Patterns Vol. 8
  9. Two Step Advanced Vol. 1
  10. Two Step Advanced Vol. 2

Key Features of this set:

This is the ultimate set for Two-Step dancers who have mastered the Basics! It includes the 8 DVD Moves & Patterns set as well as the 2 Advanced Two-Step DVDs that Shawn Trautman and Nicole Frye put together specifically for learning at home.

Most Popular Two-Step Single DVDs

Nightclub Two-Step 101
Nightclub 2-Step 101

How to Nightclub 2-Step! This DVD makes a graceful and romantic slow dance a reality for beginners of all ages! Easy to follow and fun lessons on the moves of Nightclub Two-Step will have you dancing in no time!

Country Dance 101
Country Dance 101

Country Dance 101 is a must-have survival guide for anyone who wants to kick up their heels and dance country-style! A fun lesson & overview of line dancing, two-step, swing, and more! A Guaranteed Good Time.

Two-Step Moves and Patterns V.1
Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 1

Two-Step Dance Lesson Videos - Intermediate Moves & Patterns Vol 1. Teamed w/former champion Nicole Frye, Shawn shows you how to dance several 2-step moves & steps using lead/follow techniques based on the promenade position.

Two-Step Moves and Patterns V.2
Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 2

Learn how to dance the Country two-Step w/V2 of Shawn Trautman's video lessons. These intermediate dance lessons show how to get into & out of skater's position, wraps, tuck turns, as well as several lead/follow drills for making the most of your 2-step.

Two-Step Moves and Patterns V.3
Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 3

Learn how to dance the Country two-Step w/V2 of Shawn Trautman's video lessons. These intermediate dance lessons show how to get into & out of skater's position, wraps, tuck turns, as well as several lead/follow drills for making the most of your 2-step.

Two-Step Moves and Patterns V.4
Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 4

Country Two-Step Dance Lesson Videos. Moves & Patterns V3. Learn how to dance different 2-step moves like skaters, open releases, reverse partner turns, & more! Shawn Trautman Instruction teamed w/Nicole Frye guarantee dancing success w/this DVD.

Two-Step Moves and Patterns V.5
Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 5

Two-Step Dancing Lessons for Country Music fans! Learn how to dance the best social dance out there! Moves & Patterns V5 shows the latest advancements in 2step and focuses on lead/follow concepts perfect for any country dance floor.

Two-Step Moves and Patterns V.6
Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 6

How to dance the Two-Step. Dance Lessons via Moves & Patterns V6. Shawn Trautman Instruction gives lessons in this video to the best country western music at the clubs. This DVD focuses on lead/follow dancing that can be done w/any partner.

Two-Step Moves and Patterns V.7
Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 7

Country Western 2-Step Dance Lesson Videos. Two-Step Moves & Patterns V7 - Shawn Trautman Instruction. In this DVD you'll learn how to dance Texas style to the best country music on the market. Better than private lessons, you'll truly learn to 2-step!

Two-Step Moves and Patterns V.8
Two-Step Moves and Patterns Volume 8

Country Two Step Dance Lesson Videos. Moves & Patterns V8 - the final intermediate dance lesson video that's packed w/lead & follow dance concepts perfect for dance clubs. This video shows how to dance the Texas 2-Step (not ballroom) on this DVD.

Two-Step Advanced Volume 1
Two-Step Advanced Volume 1

Advanced 2-Step dance lesson videos. Shawn Trautman Instruction's All-New Two-Step Advanced Volume 1 is the best on the market. Teamed w/former champion Nicole Frye, you'll learn how to dance some incredible country western moves w/speed & precision.

Two-Step Advanced Volume 2
Two-Step Advanced Volume 2

Two-Step Dance Lessons for Advanced Dancers! Two-Step Advanced Volume 2 is an awesome display of leadable country western moves that anybody in a dance club or saloon would be proud of. Shawn Trautman Instruction shows you how to dance these steps w/ ease!




Answers to the most common Country Two-Step questions



Are you new to Two-Step and don’t know where to start?

You are in the right spot.  If you are looking for a fun, upbeat dance that will allow you to dance the night away at your favorite country hot spot this is it, and Shawn Trautman will get you going quickly with fun easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on everything you need to know to about Country Two-Step. Whether you want to figure out how to survive a basic step, spice up your moves a bit, or even burn the floor with never-before-seen advanced lead-and-follow combinations; Shawn and his Country Two-Step Mastery System have just the right lessons for you.  Shawn Trautman is a proven instructor with students around the world singing the praises of the Shawn Trautman Instruction method.  The secret to his students’ success is Shawn’s well-known knack for making the basics, nuances, leads, and turns that make Two-Step fun simple enough all of us can grasp them.

In the words of one of Shawn’s students:
“…Quite frankly, Shawn provides the best and most comprehensive instruction of anyone I’ve seen.  Shawn’s DVDs are so detailed and thorough that it would be almost impossible not to be able to learn from them…”
– E. Adams, Wisconsin

Gathering knowledge and applied experience from more than 20 years of teaching Country Two-Step into 14 phenomenally successful Two-Step Dance Lesson DVDs, Shawn created the Country Two-Step Mastery System, the confident Two-Stepper’s Best Kept Secret. 
If you are new, and just know that Two-Step is a country dance, and it is the dance that you want look good dancing, then start with the Two-Step BasicsThis 3 DVD set launches the Two-Step Mastery System and has you dancing along in minutes.  The lessons ease you into the world of country partner dancing one easy-to-follow step at a time. 

The country Two-Step dance floor is a wild place if you don’t know the rules of the road.  Learn from the best, dance with confidence, and make your own dancing success with Shawn Trautman’s Country Two-Step Mastery System.





What is Country Two-Step?

A staple at every honky-tonk bar with anything that resembles a dance floor, two- step (or Texas two-step) is arguably the most popular country-western couples dance.

The origins of the two-step are murky at best, but the two-step of today was popularized by fans of country-western music. However, the root dances were transported out West with the covered wagons during the nineteenth century with the emigrants who populated the Great Plains and beyond.

The two-step is a smooth progressive dance created for four-quarter and two-quarter time music. It has a six-count basic that is counted quick-quick-slow-slow or one-two-three (four)...five (six). The time is the same as in the fox trot; however, the contemporary two-step does not use the box step as the fox trot does. Also, each step progresses forward around the dance floor, unlike in the waltz and the fox trot. The constant forward progression creates an illusion of acceleration rather than a pause in a dance such as the waltz. The music that the two-step matches has a steady, even tempo with about 160 to 200 beats per minute. If you were to clap along, you would find yourself clapping evenly on every beat (one-two-three-four, and so on), unlike the waltz, where you would clap heavily on the first beat and lightly on the second and third beats. The two-step is occasionally referred to as the Texas two-step; however, it is done throughout the country-western world.

Most histories agree that the deep roots of the two-step are the same as the waltz, with the predecessors of the two-step being the folk dances performed in the Bavarian and Austrian Alps. It appears that the waltz was adapted in the United States to match four-quarter time and half-time music. These dances grew into the fox trot and the two-step, with the two-step arising from the country-western subculture.

As a uniquely country-western dance, the two-step is typically done at a country nightclub. You will see two-steppers at any venue with anything close to a dance floor where country music is played. If you happened across a barn dance, you would most likely see line dance and two-step. You can also find a version of two-step in various ballrooms around the country, but it is not a staple dance in the ballroom circuit. Often, you’ll find the two-step as part of a themed program for a country night or performance at a ballroom.


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