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Beginner Ballroom Dancing 6 DVD Set

(9 customer reviews)

$239.94 USD $169.99 USD

The Beginner Ballroom Dancing 6 Lesson Set includes the Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler, Slow & Romantic Dance Sampler, Waltz 101, Swing Dancing for Beginners Volume 1, Salsa 101, and Cha-Cha 101.

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This Beginner Ballroom Dancing 6 Lesson Set contains the best Ballroom Dance lessons on the market. Starting with the Ballroom & Latin Dance Sampler you will be fully enveloped in the basics of 5 all-time great Ballroom dances including Cha-Cha, Salsa, Foxtrot, Tango, and Hustle. Shawn and Joanna will take is slow, teaching you step-by-step throughout each lesson.

Dim the lights and get in the mood… up next is the Slow and Romantic Dance Sampler which is sure to get your heart pumping as you take on the all-time ‘must-know’ Slow Dancing, and the timeless Waltz. Turn the beat up next with Rumba and finish with the basics of Nightclub Two-Step.

Now enter the world of Waltz 101 where you will need to give your full attention to Shawn and Joanna as they guide you through one of the most graceful yet complicated dances in this set.

From there we recommend you move onto one of our personal favorite’s with Swing Dancing for Beginners Volume 1. Here you will become a fully efficient dancer as you master the basics of the highly popular ballroom dance, East Coast Swing.

Let’s get spicy with Salsa 101! Turn up the volume and get ready to blow your sweetheart’s socks off after you master this quint essential sexy latin ballroom dance.

Now get ready to really have some fun with Cha-Cha 101 as you follow along and enjoy the music while you engage in acquiring the skills needed to give the appearance you have been Cha-Cha dancing for years. Be sure to turn your speakers up for this one!

9 reviews for Beginner Ballroom Dancing 6 DVD Set

  1. J. Sheffer (verified owner)

    Excellent!

    “My wife and I are new to ballroom dancing in the last year. We’ve taken some lessons, but found that we needed the extra help of videos that we can use on our own schedule in our home and we’ve tried a bunch of them. This dance lesson and the whole series of new videos from Shawn Trautman have been a godsend and much more useful to us than the others we’ve tried. We are actually doing the dances within a short time and having fun, rather than getting aggravated with one another. Trautman’s emphasis on the differing roles of leader and follower and the very clear demonstrations of those roles have helped us enormously. These DVDs include much more music and time to practice the new steps than most videos, rather than just watching an instructor do a step and go to another step. We like this video a lot and strongly recommend it. On a side note, the logistics/timing of shipping and subsequent email communications with the company were, after many frustrations with other online outfits, the best we’ve seen. “

  2. Janet S. (verified owner)

    I was spending a fortune on private lessons

    “I came across Shawn’s cha-cha video lesson on Amazon and read the reviews. Because I had a multitude of questions, I called directly to the company and spoke directly to Shawn. The conversation was a long one… he answered every one of my questions… and then some! Now I still take private lessons; but I come home and practice with Shawn. My instructor is amazed how fast I’m progressing now. He keeps asking me what I’m doing… I’m not giving him my ace in the hole.”

  3. Amy T. (verified owner)

    Affordable and convenient!

    “We really enjoyed the dances taught in this one and would recommend this lesson to anyone! As we’ve recently taken private lessons from the Arthur Murray studio downtown, I’ll say this option has many advantages and is a lot more affordable. We like that we can go back and practice as many times as we need to and it doesn’t cost us more. It’s a private lesson that you can take and repeat anytime. We’ll defintely be back for more and we love what you do!”

  4. June W (verified owner)

    Easy-to-follow

    “Besides covering the dance steps in an easy-to-follow way, the instruction for beginners also covers leading and following. The dance videos I checked out of the library showed dance positions, but didn’t explain how these positions are used to lead the lady and follow the man. The instructors seem like very nice people. Keep up the good work.”

  5. John C (verified owner)

    they understand how to teach

    “I really enjoyed the beginner Salsa 101 lesson by Shawn and Joanna. I was new to Salsa and the steps are demonstrated slowly. Then the man’s steps and the woman’s steps are broken down and explained. I really appreciated the fact that they tried to demonstrate the various steps slowly. One aspect that is often lost in dance video lessons is that moves are explained too quickly. Unfortunately if one cannot do something slow, one cannot do it fast. In tennis, if one cannot hit forehands slow consistently, one will not be able to hit the ball fast consistently. The Salsa 101 lesson explains dance moves in the slower fashion. Only later are the dances done in real time to illustrate what they would look like on the dance floor. I have enjoyed a number of their dance lessons because I believe they understand how to teach. Thanks.”

  6. PK (verified owner)

    Very well made with easy to follow instructions

    “After taking a Salsa class recently, I felt the class did not cover enough moves for me to show at the dance floor. So I decided to get the Salsa 101 dance lesson and I am glad I did. It had enough moves for me to show on the dance floor and they were very well explained and demonstated. Being able to quickly rewind and watch the moves over was a plus.”

  7. Lorrie B. (verified owner)

    Now We Aren’t Afraid to get on the Dance Floor!!

    “My husband and I have been in love with big band music for years. When we find a group that is playing locally, we are there. we enjoy the night out to watch the dancers and the music. We never knew where to begin with the dancing so we enviously watched. Too afraid to make fools of ourselves on the dance floor. Dance lessons at some of the facilities near us were out of our price range. I am so fortunate that I found this collection. I ordered the Swing Dance Volume I and II set. We had so much fun learning comfortably in our own home (and privacy) and it wasn’t long before we got up and out on to the dance floor ourselves. AND, we noticed we were NOT the least experienced dancers out there. The fun we have had since being able to listen to the music as well as dance is amazing. and all of it so affordable. The instruction is so simple and easy to follow. We were amazed. We loved it so much we gave Volume I as a gift to our best friends. I can’t wait to learn more. I highly recommend Shawn Trautman dance lessons to anyone considering learning to dance. We went from no skill at all to feeling comfortable and having so much fun with it. Shawn and Joanna’s step-by-step demonstrations make it fun, easy and so not intimidating. Just do it!!! It’s fun!”

  8. D. Danner (verified owner)

    Is an Elegant and Romantic Waltz – Fun?

    “Yea! Thanks to the Trautmans we can now add another dance step to our growing collection as we climb up the beginning dancers’ learning curve. Waltz 101 is our fifth Trautman dance lesson video and it is every bit as good as the other four we’ve used.

    I especially like the organization of instruction (intro/rhythm-timing/connection-style/lead-follow/review) that they have employed across all their 101 lessons. It makes for a very clear and easy progression to learn the dance step, and it has proven very useful for easy returns to specific sections of the dvd for repeated study.

    Their combined instructional comments are extremely helpful for both partners and are well balanced for both the leader and follower. I enjoy the tasteful decor of their dance studio, the excellent video quality, the nice balance of music audio with their voice instruction, and the excellent camera tracking of their moves with respect to what is being taught at the moment. View it on a large screen tv and you will almost feel like you are right there with them.

    The only criticism I can offer is that the Waltz 101 lesson may not seem as much “fun” as their Swing 101 lesson that we are concurrently studying. But, I think that just comes with the differences in the rhythms and tempos of the two dances. In contrast, if you are more in the mood to learn how to flow gracefully and elegantly to a dreamy, romantic waltz, rather than to learn the fast footwork and turns of the Swing – then the Trautman’s Waltz 101 dance lesson will definitely fill the bill. They do their typical great job of teaching all the basics “plus” some extra challenges to get beginners confidently out on the dance floor to have both a “fun and romantic” time dancing.”

  9. Donna J. (verified owner)

    2 Thumbs Up!

    “I purchased the Complete Volume Set of Shawn Trautman’s Swing Dance Collection and it was a solid investment. He breaks down steps very nicely with a great attention to detail and ease of instruction. I love the “laid back” style, yet professionalism to show that ANYONE can dance and enjoy the benefits of social dancing. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to invest in solid teaching in a nonthreatening, non-intimidating, yet, fun manner. You can use his as a technical tool to enhance dance training or independently to learn new steps. I’ve been teaching for years and am always looking for different video lessons and teaching materials to enhance my library. I will be purchasing some other of his videos (Slow Dancing, West Coast Swing and others) to continue my training. Great job Shawn and Joanna! Keep up the good work!”

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