Dance Lessons 101
Start dancing now with Shawn Trautman’s top rated beginner dance course. Learn Waltz, Swing, Slow Dancing, Two-Step, Hustle, Salsa, Cha-Cha, West Coast Swing and more!
Dance Lessons 101 is the #1 rated all-in-one, how to dance lesson, and now these videos are available to you instantly, anywhere in the world. After extensive planning, Shawn Trautman built Dance Lessons 101 by combining the starting points for Ballroom, Country, Swing and Latin Dancing into one easy-to-understand program.
This set of beginner lessons is proof that you can learn to dance without live instruction - and in a fraction of the time. You'll be dancing the Slow Dance, Waltz, Swing, Salsa, 2-Step, Cha-Cha, West Coast Swing and the Hustle in a matter of minutes.
Dance Lessons 101 features just over two hours of an incredibly simplified dance instruction video with picture-in-picture technology, optimum clarity, and multiple camera angles to ensure that you, the student, get the best view and truly learn how to dance.
Each step and move is taught for both the leader and the follower as well as together, allowing you the option of learning with or without a dance partner. Already know how to dance the Cha-Cha and can't wait to learn the Swing, Salsa, or Hustle? Skip to the lesson of your choice. Having access to the Dance Lessons 101 collection of instructional videos is the equivalent of having your own private dance instruction for a fraction of the cost, and it's ideal whether you want to learn to dance for a special event or simply achieve better fitness. Feel good about your new hobby, and take your skills ever-further...Dancing Success Starts with Dance Lessons 101!
7 reviews for Dance Lessons 101
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James (verified owner) –
very good for many uses!
“I like the precision to learn the steps. The music is sometimes a bit low, but it’s a good buy. I bought it to use in a center for old people suffering from PD or other disorder. These people need to laugh, to have a good time, and if they don’t remember the steps, no problem : after many viewing, they are as delighted as at the first one. And it reminds them of the good old time, when music and dancing were not the deafening brouhaha we are hearing now…”
D. Danner (verified owner) –
Great Introductory Sampler for Beginning Dancers
“My wife and I bought this dance lesson after beginning local dance classes. We thought it would be helpful in giving us a chance to study ahead for the upcoming classes that would follow our first which was the Night Club 2 Step (NC2S). We have since used it for the Cha Cha and the Slow or Rhythm Step. Their dance lessons have been extremely helpful to us. Shawn and Joanna do an excellent job of combining their instruction and the video and audio are top quality. Their instructions and pointers regarding framing, contact points, and leading and following were wonderful and something that our local instructor had only covered briefly for us because of the varied levels of the other students in our group class.
We found this introductory sample of their instruction to not only be very helpful, but it has quickly become our best reference source during our weekly practice sessions. One warning: use of this dance lesson has resulted in our purchasing several additional ST 101 Dvds (Swing, NC2S, Waltz, Salsa and Cha Cha) to further progress in our learning so budget appropriately and have fun dancing!”
Floyd Beatty (verified owner) –
Great Dance Lessons!
“My wife and I were planning on our Granddaughter’s wedding and it had been years since we danced so we tried this dance lesson. I highly recommend it! It is easy and he goes over the steps multiple times. The greatest asset with this video is the little tips and pointers he gives you that make it so much easier.”
Amanda Fisher (verified owner) –
This video was easy to understand and use
“This dance lesson was easy to understand and use. After watching the videos and practicing for a few days, I felt much more confident in my personal dance lessons. This video does a good job of breaking down techniques used and gives you understanding of why certain moves are done. I feel like I still have a long way to go in the dancing field, but this dance lesson definitely help me to learn the basic foundation of dancing.”
BAM (verified owner) –
No dance background? You can do it!!!! One step at a time…
“Shawn Trautman’s Dance Lessons 101 is a GREAT place to start!
He covers a lot of territory on this dance lesson!
The lessons starts with the “rules of engagement,” how to hold on to your partner, where to stand, which foot to start on and then progresses through the different dances from the easiest to the more difficult.
While ladies are always right and guys get what’s left, the guys get to lead. They should take advantage of it! Shawn explains the WHAT and HOW of being a good lead. Ladies, we don’t get to be our partners “coach” on the dance floor. This too is a learning process.
There is no need to master all the dances or moves in this lesson before you go dancing. If you want to learn “something” in a hurry, start with slow dance and if you have time, add the waltz. The ability to pick the different video lesson will be your friend as you review each lesson. Add additional dances when you are ready to move on.
Shawn has done a great job of “condensing” each dance lesson that is taught in this lesson. If the same lesson for each dance were taught in a ballroom setting, it would probably encompass at least a one hour lesson–possibly more than one lesson–just to get the basics.
So, don’t be discouraged if you have not mastered all the dances in 124 minutes! Unless you have a dance background, each dance will need to be reviewed over and over again and practiced.
If you only want to learn the basics of each of the dances–slow dance, waltz, two-step, swing, hustle, salsa, cha-cha, west coast swing–this dance lesson will be enough to satisfy that desire. You will be able to go dancing anywhere with a decent repertoire so that you will look good and feel confident on the dance floor.
After you have mastered the basics given in each video in this dance lesson, additional lessons and courses are available that will allow you to expand your horizons if you wish. If you love Two-Step or West Coast swing for instance, Shawn offers several lessons for each of those dances that will take you from beginner to intermediate. The individual lessons in the courses can be purchased seperately.
This dance lesson can be used to replace ballroom dance class instruction or used as an enhancement for ballroom classes. It may also serve as a refresher course if you haven’t been dancing in awhile and want to “brush up” on your skills before a big date or a night dancing.
We have viewed a number of other dance videos. I always find something to take away and use. However, when selecting a dance lesson to buy and gift, it is hard to beat Shawn’s teaching. The inclusion of eight dances on this lesson makes it a winner. If you can only afford one dance lesson and need it to cover a lot of territory, this is the one to buy.”
Roetchen (verified owner) –
Still a work in progress….
“…we have started to travel and what we danced in younger years is no longer “in”. so we tried this dance lesson. We like the way Mr & Mrs Trautman explain everything clearly. It isn’t stiff and formal. Well to understand and I think when we have the Basics down the Rest of this work in progress will work out fine. We’re looking forward to being able to dance a bit on our next trip, rather than just tapping our Toes to the music. Dance Lessons 101 is great and i’d recommend it for anyone who wants to learn at home.”
Shopaholic (verified owner) –
I CAN DANCE!!!!
I love these video dance lessons. Dance Lessons 101 is a sampler to get you started. The instruction is easy to follow and fun.
Some reviews complain that this video is advertisement for other products by the Trautmans. It is not. It teaches real dance steps that you can use within minutes.
It is a sampler that teaches dance steps with information telling you exactly where to go to get more of a certain dance style you are interested in.
At the end of each dance style, the instructors demonstrate some more advanced moves and explain which of their additional videos will teach them.
This method teaches different dance steps and how to combine them to truly do a lead/follow dance rather than a bunch of disjointed movements leaving you not knowing how to proceed.
If you know what dance you wish to learn, then get that video specifically.
If you are like me and just wanted to dance but didn’t know where to start, this is a great video to get you started. I am glad I bought it as my husband and I are trying dances that I erroneously believed we would not be interested in.
Shawn and his wife do an excellent job of teaching both lead and follow to every dance. This was so much easier to follow and learn then other products I have seen.
Do a little research into Shawn Trautman Instruction and you will not be disappointed.”