West Coast Swing Basics Pack (4 DVDs)

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If you're ready to learn West Coast Swing, these are the videos for you!


West Coast Swing videos for beginners that take you through intermediate level moves & patterns in four (4) complete DVD lessons! This West Coast Swing video set can best be described as "show & tell" to music - not only do Shawn & Joanna Trautman 'show' the West Coast Swing basics (including the Sugar Push & Anchor Steps) and all the 'survival' skills, they 'tell' you everything you'll need in the form of a proven lesson plan that's put to great West Coast Swing music throughout the video!

  • West Coast Swing Basics & Steps for Beginners
  • Complete set of West Coast Swing video lessons
  • Includes Sugar Push, Tucks, Whips, Rolls, Anchor Steps, & many variations & hand changes
  • Taught to a full compilation of West Coast Swing dance music
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This West Coast Swing Video set is perfect for beginners who want a fun experience while learning from Shawn & Joanna Trautman, one of the top instructors in the world. It starts out with West Coast Swing 101, a creative look at the dance as a whole with some great dance-along music to practice and learn to. You'll get a first-hand look at everything you need to get started: the Basics, the Sugar Push, Inside Turns, Left Side Passes, Right Side Passes and even a whip variation.

After West Coast Swing 101, you'll move to the three (3) West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns DVDs (videos). Here, you'll have a different core focus for each DVD and you'll get the nuts & bolts of all the hot West Coast Swing moves you'll need for quite some time. Each DVD is complete with several build-up sections that lead to a full review and then a bonus/challenge move is added for some extra fun as you progress with your lessons.

Dance Lesson Videos Included in this Set

All four (4) of the West Coast Swing videos in this set are taught and danced to some great blues and dance music specific for West Coast Swing. All things considered, if you want to learn how to dance the West Coast Swing like the pros, either for the clubs, ballrooms, or competitions, there are many things in this video package you won't find anywhere else - not on Youtube, not on other instructor's videos, and not at your local group classes. Save yourself both time and money and get the right West Coast Swing instruction today!

Customer Reviews
Average Rating
5(based on 5 reviews)

By: J. Apgar (Florida)
DVD: West Coast Swing 101
On: March 23, 2013
An excellent DVD if you are starting out

I have been dancing West Coast Swing for a few years, but I still like to go back and review the basics before I go out dancing, or learn new moves. As a teacher I know the importance of having a good foundation, and this DVD provides that foundation. I feel more confident after reviewing the basics with Shawn and Joanna's DVD.

As with all of their DVD's (I own several), they clearly are having fun teaching, and their humor makes it more enjoyable to learn with them. This is an excellent DVD if you are starting out, or reviewing the basics. You can clearly see where your hand placement should be, and what your feet should be doing, and they review everything they taught.


By: D. Browne-Hunter (Austin Texas)
DVD: West Coast swing 101
On: April 2, 2013
Easy to learn from

The video is easy to learn from, breaks the dance steps down for easy viewing before going on to more complicated steps.


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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