This 3 pack of West Coast Swing Moves is the absolute next step if you've just completed West Coast Swing 101!
Once you get through basic West Coast Swing moves, you'll be itching for more and this set will serve as the scratching post! You'll quickly learn how simple West Coast Swing Moves can be if it's taught in this sequence & you'll love the West Coast Swing music used (assuming you like dancing to upbeat Blues & Dance music, of course).
- Best Intermediate West Coast Swing Moves
- Does a fantastic job of building from the basics you already know
- Dance Lessons cover several essential foundation pieces for the social dance floor
- Delivers an excellent framework for true West Coast Swing dancing
This Preview is of West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns Vol. 1
This West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns Video set is the ultimate answer to "What's next?" to those who've taken their first couple of lessons on West Coast Swing (including those who've just completed West Coast Swing 101). The West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns series starts out with three (3) different videos that are critical for early success in this dance.
Dance Lesson Videos Included in this Set
Each video starts out with a core 'foundational' piece or two that you build upon. In West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns Vol. 1, you'll take a look at things like starter steps, inside turns, and wraps and how to spruce them up. In Volume 2 you'll get a great lesson on whips: basket whips, open whips, reverse whips, extended whips, how to dance whips with anyone, and how to do some impressive slot changes during your whips (as well as several other little things). In West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns 3, you'll get several variations of fake turns (how to dance them effectively), side-to-side switches, prances, and much more!
All in all, if you're ready to take your West Coast Swing Moves beyond just the basics, you've found what you need! This isn't just some random collection of one instructor's 'favorite' moves, this is the kind of moves & patterns you should be learning at this point and in the right order (and did we mention these are FUN lessons that are done to great West Coast Swing music?).
5(based on 3 reviews)
By: J. Apgar
DVD: West Coast Swing M&P 1
On: March 23, 2013
Great new moves!
I am not new to West Coast Swing but I am certainly not an expert. I thoroughly enjoyed the light-hearted (they have FUN teaching) and informative DVD Moves and Patterns Vol. 1, and look forward to the rest of the series. If you have already gone through beginner DVD's or classes, this it a good next choice. One of my favorite parts was at the beginning where you learn how to start a dance without being arms-distance apart.
Shawn and Joanna Trautman explain the moves completely, and show close-ups of both hands and feet so you get a good snapshot of what you should look like doing the moves. I have also been lucky enough to attend more than one of his live classes, and even dance with Shawn Trautman personally. He is just as patient and fun to dance with in person as he is on the DVD!
By: Shelley Chiong
DVD: West Coast Swing M&P 2
On: August 17, 2012
EXCELLENT! Very clear instructions & fun to watch
"I've watched a number of dance videos, from the DVDs I purchased online (I now own 12!) & a few loaned from the libraries. Got to say that the videos produced by Shawn Trautman Dance Instructions are by far The BEST!!! The instructions are very clear, & the arrangement & pace are just PERFECT for a beginner/intermediate dancer like me. Shawn & Joanna deliver the moves the simplest way so everybody gets it regardless of one's tyle of learning. Stay active & be entertained on your own or with a partner using S & J Trautman's videos. I guarantee you will be satisfied with the contents of all his videos as I truly am. WCS DVDs by S. Trautman - a great investment for health!
Further, I've taken so far 30 hrs of group lessons on WCS & 22 hours of Ballroom. I can now assert that 50% of my learning is attributed to my religious practice with Shawn Trautman's DVD instructions, 25% on group lessons & 25% over practice with other dancers. 'So lucky that I get to watch & practice with friends over again & anywhere using Trautman's videos. Dancing is a great form of exercise & entertainment to stay healthy. So, I strongly recommend to buy!"
By: J. Wilkins
DVD: West Coast Swing M&P Vol. 3
On: January 2, 2012
Beyond the basics
"I haven't seen the first two videos in this WCS Moves and Patterns series but I can say that I found this one very helpful and enjoyable. I've been doing WCS for a few years and have learned lots of patterns but I still have much room for improvement. This video will take you beyond the basic sugar pushes, side passes and whips, so if you haven't mastered the basics this will be too advanced for you. I would rate this video squarely between beginner and intermediate. There is a nice variation on the sugar push that I had never seen. The ladies I dance with seem to like it. There are a variety of side to side switches which look very nice. I had seen them before but now I understand them much better. There is also a simple timing change which raises the coolness factor a bit. The Review section is very useful and there are a couple of nice bonus moves at the end. If you are an upper level novice like me you will be pleased with this video. Shawn is good about answering questions if you have them."
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