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Waltz 101

(6 customer reviews)

A beginner Waltz course that will have you mastering the rhythm, timing, connection, basic steps, and more of Waltz with ease.

Original price was: $79.99 USD.Current price is: $34.99 USD.
Original price was: $79.99 USD.Current price is: $39.99 USD.
Original price was: $84.99 USD.Current price is: $44.99 USD.

You'll soon be dancing the Waltz by working through several rhythm & timing drills both in place & around your practice area to ensure you understand and feel it the way you should. Next, you'll get 'hands-on' as you work your way through the specific Waltz connection points & style tips that help make you look the part! It's easy to overlook a lot of the detail, so pay attention to the "little things" as you go (i.e., posture, timing, hand positions, flexed knees, rise and fall, where to look, etc.). When you're ready, you'll learn & test your skills with several fun moves like the box step, natural turns & right turns you can use with anyone & take to the floor immediately. Plus, you'll have a full soundtrack of elegant Waltz music playing through the entire lesson that doubles as a practice tool each time you play the lessons - just turn it on and practice until you're ready to go out.

6 reviews for Waltz 101

  1. Diane Brighting, (Fleming, GA) (verified owner)

    Shawn is an excellent teacher

    “I am totally pleased with the 101 Waltz dance lesson. My friend and I are truly beginners and learned enough to feel confident on the dance floor at our friends formal 70th Hilton Hotel birthday party. We continued learning with the 101 Cha-Cha-Cha and have friends wanting to know our secret to success. Shawn is an excellent teacher and explains the dances so simply that anyone can learn after practicing with his instructions. We are now ready to order other dances and continue feeling good about dancing and getting the exercise with enjoyment.”

  2. D. Danner “dd” (Roanoke, VA) (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 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 lesson videos 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 Dvd may not seem as much “fun” as their Swing 101 Dance 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 videos 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.”

  3. sailorjoe (verified owner)

    A great way to get started

    “This dance lesson gave me sound basics and enough confidence to get on the dance floor at a social event. It covers all aspects from posture to connection and leading in an easy to follow step by step fashion. A great way to get started.”

  4. Sean Gregory Smith “Navy Vet” (verified owner)

    Dancing Success DOES Start Here!

    “Fun and Friendly! Perfect for all the right reasons! Whether you only have a few minutes a day to learn and polish for a specific event, or you want to invest significant time to build a great base for regular, ongoing dance sessions…Waltz 101 is PERFECT. No matter what your style or reason, Waltz 101 is perfect for Country or Ballroom, formal social events, “date nights” out, or intimate evenings at home…. Waltz 101 gradually builds you up AT YOUR PACE from the basics to many of the finer points of posture, position, timing, leading, following, etc., without overwhelming… I can not recommend this dance lesson video enough!”

  5. PK (verified owner)

    Great instructions

    “I am a beginner. Bought this video lesson recently after checking the reviews of many dance instruction videos. I found it to be very thorough and well structured so that I could learn at my own pace without rushing. Very well made.”

  6. Ray W. Southworth (verified owner)

    Easy to understand and follow along

    “One of the first Dance videos I have bought from Shawn Trautman. The video is easy to understand and follow along. He has a way of presenting dance instruction that puts a person at ease. Shawn and his wife seemed to love dancing and doing dance instruction. I am impressed and I am learning the Waltz. Another great thing about Shawn is I emailed him about a question on foot work with the waltz. He answered my email right a way. Of course I didn’t explain it well and it took a few more emails to explain my self better. Mr. Trautman treated me with great respect and tried the move with his wife on a Friday evening at his dinner time. That is first class professionalism and the guy really cares about his customers. I would recommend anyone wanting to learn any type of dance to give Shawn’s dance videos a try. You won’t be sorry…”

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