Essential Line Dances Vol. 1

"This is where you'll Learn 7 of the MOST Essential Line Dances in one DVD"

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These are some great dances. Not too hard, not too easy...just right! It's dances like these that have kept me interested in line dancing over the years. The Cactus Cha-Cha is a dance that we always knew as "Neon Moon" back when the song first came out. It also happened to be the name of the dance club I had opened with my parents back in '93 and was the theme song for our dance team in competitions. I loved those days!

The Cowboy Twist and the Ten Step are probably the most upbeat and most

every single one of these dances on this DVD were played in the 3 hours I was there...
fun to do in a crowd. I've always loved doing the Cowboy Twist to Swing The Mood (dance mix) by Jive Bunny. It's not exactly country, but the song sure fits the dance and that's often times more important to me.

Now, with the longest dance being only 32 counts on this DVD, it's easy to go through and learn them all quickly. A few of the dances have a wide variety of songs they go to (Cactus Cha-Cha, the Ten Step, Boardwalk, County Line Cha-Cha, & West Coast Shuffle); while others are specific and usually don't fluctuate (Redneck Girl, The Cowboy Twist). Remember: no absolutes here - the music may change depending on your instructor and your DJ.

NOTE: I went out dancing at the Dallas Bull in Tampa, FL here recently and every single one of these dances on this DVD were played in the 3 hours I was there. Just a great testament to these being the right dances for this DVD.
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Part of the best How to Country Line Dance Video series available, Essential Line Dances Volume 1 delivers 7 new dances!

Assuming you've mastered Line Dance 101 or Party Line Dances, this DVD is your next step to learn 7 of the most popular line dances of all time. The instruction speed picks up a bit, more of a beginner/ intermediate level, but still maintains the same Trautman formula.

How to Country Line Dance Videos that work - the Essential Line Dance series will rapidly increase your line dance knowledge, expertise, and proficiency. Essential Line Dances Volume 1 contains a variety of fun line dances including:

  • Cactus Cha-Cha (Neon Moon) - 26 counts
  • The Cowboy Twist (Hey Bartender) - 28 counts
  • Redneck Girl - 24 counts
  • Boardwalk (La Grange) - 24 counts
  • The Ten Step - 24 counts
  • County Line Cha-Cha (Darlene) - 20 counts
  • West Coast Shuffle - 32 counts

Filmed in HD and presented with multiple camera angles and Picture-In-Picture technology, you won't want to miss how easy these country line dances can be with the right instructor and a unique learning setup using a "what you see is what you dance" format.. If you've never danced before, Shawn Trautman's "Line Dance 101: A Quick Start Guide to Line Dancing" should precede this video. Otherwise, this DVD is best complemented by Essential Line Dances Volume 2.

* Note: Shawn moves a little bit faster through these country line dancing lessons than he does in Line Dance 101 as well as in Party Line Dances being that he's not explaining how to do each and every kind of step; however, the instruction is still very thorough and set up for beginners. The Essential Series was put out to help provide a foundation of popular line dances that you can find anywhere. Shawn makes it easy enough for anyone to pick them up as it's presented many different ways in a professional and fun manner.

Customer Reviews
Average Rating
4.75(based on 9 reviews)

By: Cori (Austin, TX)
DVD: Essential Line Dances Vol 1
On: May 3, 2013
I NEARLY gave up but then I gave this guy a try.

"Now, I've taken a few of line dancing classes in my day, and always missed a step or two because it always seems like instructors rush through the hard parts and dawdle through the easy parts of a dance, so I never learn anything and I keep my two left feet, never gaining a right.

I had no luck with instructors for the same reason--bad pacing. I NEARLY gave up but then I gave this guy a try.

Amazing. Even a screw-up klutz like me can dance to this stuff. He went through all the moves relentlessly until I could memorize them enough that I was actually practicing by myself and doing it *right*. My only regret is that I didn't find him until this year. It's pricey, but it's worth it to have good instruction for once. I'll be buying more of his videos in the future, for sure!"

By: Annette Wilhoyt
DVD: Essential Line Dances Vol 1
On: March 13, 2012
I completely recommend this to anyone

"I am a beginner learning line dances and I bought this CD to get myself started. The lessons are taught step-by-step and are easy to follow since the instructor shows you a few moves at a time and shows them from different angles. You build on previous moves and before you know it, you're dancing! I have already applied some of the dances at a local club, and I was so proud that I was able to do them! I completely recommend this to anyone, beginner or not, if you want to learn the dances on this CD. I never floundered, never got lost and practiced a few times and had it down pat. The instructor really knows how to teach."

By: Rex G
DVD: Essential Line Dances Vol 1
On: January 18, 2012
Excellent Instruction

"I'm a teacher and I can tell you first-hand that Shawn is an excellent instructor. This was my first Shawn Trautman DVD and I'll tell you it's worth taking a look at. The way Shawn presents the material is extremely easy to follow and he does a great job of breaking the dances into manageable pieces that build on top of one another. I was surprised at how easy the dances were once they were completed. Only change I'd like to see is to have the actual recommended songs on the DVD itself for practice purposes. Other than that, nice job! I look forward to other DVDs soon."

By: Debbie C
DVD: Essential Line Dances Vol 1
On: October 24, 2011
Great instruction

"Great instruction. I plan to purchase more of his videos."

By: L.L.
DVD: Essential Line Dances Vol 1
On: April 5, 2011
Very easy to learn

"I've been looking for a way, other than the treadmill, to get some exercise indoors and I remembered what fun and what great exercise line dancing was. A long time ago I used to go to a country line dancing bar and I had so much fun there. I searched the internet for a Learn to Line Dance DVD and decided to get this one because I knew if I liked it, there were more in the series. I've gone through the DVD two times now and I feel like I can do the dances to "real" music already. The dances are broken down in a way that make them very easy to learn. You can also get a play list of suggested music on Shawn Trautman's website to practice the dances with. I do have to admit, I feel a little ridiculous line dancing all by myself in the living room. But who cares, right? Now that I have the play list I'll just turn the music up loud enough so that I won't hear the neighbors laughing at me when they drive by and see me through the windows."

By: Jan D
DVD: Essential Line Dances Vol 1
On: February 24, 2011
so easy to follow Shawn's instructions

"I loved that it was so easy to follow Shawn's instructions and learning in my own home. I am more confident when I get out on the dance floor. That is how I learned Boot Scootin' Boogie."

By: Kim Miller
DVD: Essential Line Dances Vol 1
On: September 9, 2010
Great DVD

"Great DVD!! Fast shipping!!! Thanks!!"

By: Valerie C
DVD: Essential Line Dances Vol 1
On: August 6, 2009
The best!

"The best! Absolutely these dvds are the best. It's like having Shawn in your living room. Very clear and easy to learn from."

By: DustyDave
DVD: Essential Line Dances Vol 1
On: April 15, 2009
Excellent Instructions!

"Excellent Instructions! I have two of your DVD's, Line Dance 101 & Essentials Vol 1, and they are the best. I bought Christy Lane's - hated it. Two of my fellow dancers also bought your DVDs - we aren't very good, but we have a good time dancing. Your instructions are excellent."

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