Swing Dancing 101 is the perfect starting point for single time and triple time swing & includes the best dance lessons on everything you need to make your first experience at a Swing Dance, whether it’s big band or country, a success. Swing Dancing 101 is designed for absolute beginners, so get ready to feel the beat. To make this one even easier for you, this video can be done with or without a partner and it’s truly set at a pace for people who’ve never danced before.
Brush the dust off your dancing shoes, stand up, & get ready to dance along with Shawn and Joanna Trautman on Swing Dancing 101. As you get the hang of the swing dance beat of both single and triple time swing, you’ll find yourself dancing with your partner and looking great! Get ready for a fun night of swing dancing, whether it is for a wedding, cruise, country bar, or ballroom social. You’ll be ready with some great moves and have an awesome style!
Swing Dancing 101 is the go-to video for one of America’s most popular dances of all time as this DVD is easy-to-understand, step-by-step, and features the two most danced versions of the dance! This video was designed for beginners, it starts with the basics, and it’s the best way to learn how to Swing Dance! It all starts with you seeing & experiencing the dance to get a good feel for how it’s danced. From there, the Swing is broken down into simple, yet manageable lessons that make it easy to follow along with. You’ll soon be Swing dancing by working through several rhythm & timing drills 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 Swing 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, hand positions, foot spacing, placement, etc.). When you’re ready, you’ll learn & test your skills with several fun moves like underarm turns, open releases & reverses you can use with anyone & take to the floor immediately. Plus, you’ll have a full soundtrack of great Swing music playing through the entire lesson that doubles as a practice tool each time you use the DVD afterwards – just turn it on and practice your Swing until you’re ready to go out.
“What drew me to buy Swing Dancing 101 were a few things. First, the website is very user friendly and full of info. So it was easy to make a choice. I am a true beginner at dancing, and this dvd helped me A LOT. There is plenty of detailed information about every little thing, starting with rhythm & timing. I was really struggling with that before (sigh), but now it makes sense to me! It’s a well made video with good picture quality, which is important to me. Another thing I liked is that you can tell the pair dancing are having fun and enjoying doing these lessons. It kept me entertained and interested. So it is easy to watch and stay focused. I am looking forward to watching it again, probably a few more times, to soak up all the fine points. I look forward to getting out on the town with these skills.”
“I can not believe how much fun swing dancing is and wish we had learned it years ago. Shawn and Joanna did an excellent job of getting us dancing and laughing as this video was both instructional and fun. The fact that their 101 videos all have the same format is making this very easy for us as we know what we can expect. There is a lot that can be said about this video but I can sum it up by saying “Love it, Love it, Love it!”
“This is the 4th Trautman Dvd we’ve purchased. All of them in the 101 series have proven to be extremely helpful and successful in getting us started with dancing, but this one seems to be especially fun. I’m not sure if it’s Shawn and Joanna’s enthusiastic enjoyment of Swing that’s infectious, or just the upbeat tempo for the dance, but you will definitely find yourselves having a good time learning with this one. Like all the other 101 dvd’s their organization builds from the very basics and ends with some things to challenge you for repeated study. The claim in the editorial review that it will have you dancing the swing in minutes proved true. We were anxious to try the Swing at a local dance just this past weekend, and we only had an hour available on the afternoon before the dance for our first look together at the dvd. In just a few minutes of Shawn and Joanna’s combined instruction we had the basic step (both single and triple time), rotating the basic, and the ladies underarm turn mastered. Just that simple beginning was enough for us to jump in and enjoy the swing at the dance, and what fun it added! There is still a lot more for us to learn from the dvd so we will be watching it again as soon as we can. The Trautman 101 dvd’s have had us dancing to the Night Club 2 Step, Cha Cha, and the Waltz. Now we can add the Swing to the list. Our thanks go out once again to Shawn and Joanna.”