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Two-Step 101


Two Step is the dance all country fans need to know before heading to the clubs!

Dance Instruction: 1st Time, Beginner
Lesson Style: Country
Dance Video Focus: Two-Step

MSRP: $39.99
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Two-Step Dance Lessons that'll rock the country dance floor!


Put on your boots, dust off your cowboy hat & get ready to learn some fun two-step dance moves! Shawn and Joanna get you moving to a country beat within minutes with fun and easy to follow two-step dance lessons. As you dance along, you'll be mastering the beginner moves you need to know to have a great time country dancing. Shawn helps you master the fundamentals of Texas Two-Step including rhythm and timing, connection and style, and lead and follow moves. This beginner dance lesson is perfect whether you’ve never danced a step or simply looking for a fun refresher on your long-forgotten Two-Step dance moves.


  • Two-Step Dance Lessons
  • Perfect for Beginners
  • Multiple Camera Angles
  • Tips for Leaders & Followers
  • Packed with Great Two-Step Dance Music
  • More Effective & Less Cost than Private or Group Lessons



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Shawn's Take

Two-Step DanceTwo-Step is a fairly simple dance that has a number of rules that, if you know them, make the dance exceptionally easy to dance with anyone!learn-dance-triple-2-step

Two-Step 101 is the perfect starting point for anyone wanting a quick, easy, and perfectly timed lesson on the basics of Country 2-Step! This is our fourth intro DVD on this product, and it's one that combines what we do with all the user feedback we've received over the years to make improvements (in other words, it's well done).

The Two-Step (aka Texas Two-Step) is a fairly simple dance that has a number of rules that, if you know them, make the dance exceptionally easy to dance with anyone or, if you don't know them, make the dance difficult and frustrating. Joanna and I took all the best pieces for beginners and packaged it into a fun 'first lesson' on how to dance the two-step in such a manner that it keeps you engaged, interested, and entertained.

The entire DVD is done with Two-Step music playing in the background so you have a constant reference point as well as a dance track to follow along with. We start out with the rhythm & timing of the dance and really push you to fully understand the dance. From there, we build your dance frame and ensure both partners know what to do, how to 'look like you know what you're doing', and most importantly, how to impress the people watching you before you even start. Last, we look at a number of lead & follow elements to ensure you're able to do a bit more on the dance floor. This is where you have to put it all together and actually 'do something' with your partner. Along the way you'll pick up numerous tips about style, positioning, and music and you'll quickly move into the realm of "I get it now" status.

Two-Step Dance Lessons Video & Instruction

Product Details

Two-Step 101 is the video all country dancers should go through at least once - even if it's just to ensure you're not overlooking the details most people take for granted. If you care how you look when you're on the dance floor, this is for you! Two-Step (aka Country Two-Step or Texas Two-Step) is the absolute staple when it comes to country music & dancing and Two-Step 101 delivers exactly what you need to get started. These two-step dance lessons are fun, easy-to-understand, step-by-step, and are filled with danceable music throughout! It's designed for beginners, starts with the basics, & is absolutely the best Two-Step Dance Instructions you'll find anywhere!

Two-Step 101 starts with you seeing & experiencing Two-Step to get a good feel for how it's danced. From there, the Two-Step is broken down into simple, yet manageable lessons that make the instruction easy to follow along with. You'll soon be dancing the Two-Step by working through several rhythm & timing drills both in place & around your practice area to ensure you understand and feel it the way you should. Next, you'll get 'hands-on' as you work your way through the specific Two-Step connection points & style tips that help make you look the part! It's easy to overlook a lot of the detail, so pay attention to the "little things" as you go (i.e., posture, timing, hand positions, size of your steps, dragging your feet, where to look, etc.).

How about some two-step dance moves? When you're ready, you'll learn & test your skills with several fun moves like partner turns, outside turns & torque turns you can use with anyone & take to the floor immediately. Plus, you'll have a full soundtrack of great Two-Step dance music playing through the entire lesson that doubles as a practice tool each time you use the video afterwards - just turn it on and practice until you're ready to go out.

Two-Step Dance Lessons (aka the Texas Two-Step) just became easier thanks to this video.

Finally, and important to note, this is one of two beginner products we have for Two-Step. The other is a 3-DVD Set called Two-Step BASICS and it was put together for folks who need much more detail on the 'little things' that make the dance work. Try Two-Step 101 first and give yourself a chance to practice and work on the pieces you need. If you feel you need more instruction before moving into the 2-Step Moves & Patterns series you should get Two-Step BASICS. No matter which one you choose, we'll make sure you're taken care and we'll get you dancing, fast!


Customer Reviews
Average Rating
4.8(based on 10 reviews)

By: Chris Morgan
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: April 30, 2014
Excellent instruction

"Alright so we were brand new to the 2-Step and decided we would try it and for the money this DVD cost we had no problem in making the decision to go this route. These instructors really break down the steps in a way that is really easy to follow along to. I really liked that they started with just the rhythm of the dance because that is one thing I often have issues with other dances.

Great instructional tool to learn the two step. Highly recommend it. Also try out some of their more advanced moves dvds as we had great success with those as well."


By: Elizabeth Lillard
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: April 25, 2014
Easy to learn

"Purchased so we could go dancing. And this makes it so easy. We used to just sit and watch from the side in amazement now we are out there two stepping it up! Date nights are much more exciting now!"


By: L Olson
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: May 2, 2013
Dancing made EASY!

"A great way to pick up new skills for the next dance! I love Shawn's teaching & Joanna's exuberance. The DVD setup makes it easy to go directly to the section you need to practice."


By: Gary Lee
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: March 29, 2013
A MUST HAVE DVD, enjoyable to watch, enjoyable to practice

"It can be frustrating buying a dance instruction DVD not knowing if you'll enjoy it, but you should take that chance with Shawn Trautman's DVD series, which are professionally put together in HD, with great camera work, excellent lighting, clear audio, and fabulous speakers. Shawn and Joanna are naturals at communicating with the audience, great chemistry, and both have a great sense of humor. The two-step 101: beginner country dance lesson DVD is very good and very enjoyable.

I've been dancing for years, having learned on my own, but that doesn't mean I learned all of the basic fundamentals. Watching this DVD shows how much I've missed. And if you miss out on the fundamentals, you'll have trouble over time in different areas of your two-step with rhythm, timing, how to lead (men), and how to follow (women), etc.

Guys, when you dance with a girl, but she declines to dance with you again, she won't tell you why, and often times it just may have something to do with how you lead, maybe you were difficult to follow, or maybe your hand placement is wrong (too high or too low) and uncomfortable to her. Fix the basics!

This DVD is great for both men and women. Ladies, instead of waiting for guys to teach you two-step on the dance floor, why not impress him by having an idea what you're doing ahead of time? As fun as it is for some guys to teach new girls how to dance when you meet, it's even more fun when she already knows the basics, so we can move on to other intermediate dance moves w/o fumbling around. Besides, there just isn't enough time to teach someone the basics on a dance floor during a 4 minute song, teaching has to be done out of a nightclub one-on-one, or you can use this DVD.

It's also very difficult if not impossible to master other intermediate/advanced two-step moves w/o getting the basics down. One step at a time, this two-step 101 DVD is truly the first step!"


By: 'nmisenti'
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: March 28, 2013
Great Introduction to 2 Step

"The DVD is easy to follow and focuses on the fundamentals of 2 Step, i.e., foot movement, connection points, and movement. At the end there is an introduction to something more advanced, turning to change leads and then back again. While the other DVD's in the 2 Step collection are needed to master the 2 Step, I plan on buying those other DVD's based on the quality of the introductory DVD. A discount may be offered after the first purchase. An added bonus is that you can learn in private and for less cost than private lessons."


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: Linda J Heilbel Pridgen
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: August 5, 2012
Fast Shipping!

"This package arrived as if it sprouted wings. I got it in just a couple of days! Wow! Can't wait to get started refreshing our dance moves so we can get back on the dance floor. We've just been too busy to practice but I'll write another review when we use this product. Just can't believe how quickly this arrived for us. Thanks!"


By: Dianne L
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: January 3, 2012
..instruction is great..

"I think Shawn's dance instruction is great. I have been wanting to learn to two-step for a long time. I do not want to just go out on the dance floor without some practice and instruction, so these DVDs work perfect for me. I practice in the privacy of my own home… Now, I can't wait to hit the dance floor. Thanks Shawn"


By: Karen H
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: May 8, 2012
Very easy to follow. ..

"Very easy to follow. I really like how you break down the steps for both the leader and the follower."


By: Savannah
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: May 8, 2012
Really good at what they do

"Learning Two-Step is nothing like line dancing and my head is still spinning as there are so many little things we were unaware of. There's a certain freedom that comes from dancing with your partner and there's also a certain fear I didn't know existed; as in I now have to trust him to lead me correctly. This has made for an interesting weekend project for us and we have worked our way through this video from start to finish two times as we are determined to get it down.

Shawn and Joanna are really good at what they do and make it a point to show the steps in a way that's easy to see and at a pace where we could keep up (mostly). We especially liked the rhythm and style sections where it gave us a lot of things to work on and feel before trying it together. The lead and follow section has us a bit challenged at the moment but we are having fun. It's going to take a little time but this video is definitely worth it as it provides a really neat starting point."


By: Terry
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: May 25, 2012
Having fun learning

"We don't have a dancing background but we are having fun learning the basic two step, and the other transitions included in the training: the Basket (or Wrap), the Promenade (with side step and vine step), the One and a Half Torque Turn, and Sweet Heart (side by side). Currently planning on purchasing additional training DVD's by Shawn."


By: Sam
DVD: Two-Step 101
On: April 27, 2012
It's Wonderful

"I just purchased this item and me and my husband love it(: very detailed!!! and you get your money's worth!!

I would recomend it:) and Shawn is very nice! I got to talk to him on the phone! ;)"


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