Swing Dancing for Intermediate Dancers Volume 1 is now available and is ready to take you where you want to go! This is the fun and impressive part of Swing that everyone takes note of and where you start to separate yourself from the ‘newbies.’
Lucky for you, you’re up for the challenge as you’ve either completed Swing for Beginners 1 & 2 or you’re an accomplished dancer already. There’s plenty of fun and refreshing combinations that include more advanced techniques and turns based on the extensive set of moves you already know. This DVD shows you how you give those moves the "WOW" factor and really impress your partners or your audience as the complexity goes up at the same rate as your confidence.
This DVD extends the thorough instruction that’s trademark to the Shawn Trautman Dance Collection. As is the norm, this video is easy to follow and provides hours of fun for anyone ready to pick up the pace and really heat up the dance floor. With clear instruction, multiple camera views, and an excellent curriculum, Shawn and Joanna Trautman get you moving the moment you hit play. Filmed and presented with multiple camera angles and Picture-in-Picture technology, you will be surprised at just how easily you learn with the right instruction. In addition to just learning the steps, you’ll also get to dance each of the moves with music alongside the instructors at the end of each section.
“Shawn Trautman’s Swing Dancing Intermediate Volume 1 is a definite must have. What I found most useful were the moves taught from hand change positions like the shoulder roll and pretzel which enable me to keep dancing with style in between hand changes instead of just going back and forth from one hand change to the next. Other moves like the inside turn and outside turn he/she added further complexity to what I could do by showing how to execute simultaneous moves by the leader and follower. I believe this DVD is appropriately labeled Intermediate because you’ll need a bit more experience and balance to be able to do some of the moves, so if you have little or no experience swing dancing make sure you can handle the material in the Swing Dancing Beginners Volume 2 before you dive into this lesson. The moves are still laid out nicely, step by step, as in the Beginner DVDs with tips for both leaders and followers throughout. Since I bought the 3 disc Swing Dancing set I’ve learned in a relatively short period of about a month all the material from Beginners Volume 1 to the Intermediate Volume 1 and I’ve gone from barely being able to do the basic steps of swing dancing to dancing to blues, country, and rock and roll in bars and big band music at ballroom events. From a guys perspective take my word for it, if you make it through this DVD you won’t be spending any songs sitting down by a dance floor once the ladies see what you can do.”
“We have many of Shawn Trautman’s DVD on various dances. They are well produced and easy to follow. I recommend without hesitation. We are high intermediate level dancers.”
“This is a fun DVD with instruction that is repeated and easy to follow. The dancers repeat the steps several times from different views so that you can practice the steps with them, rather than having to stop the DVD constantly to “watch it again.” My husband and I took dance lessons and were looking to learn some new figures with this DVD. We learned 3 or 4 new moves that we do use when we dance.”
“This DVD goes all out with new moves to use on the dance floor. The instructions for Touchbacks, Kick steps, and Pretzels were easy to follow and the steps are fun. This is a great exercise tape, high energy, easy to master and fun to learn. A perfect companion tape to Swing Dancing for Beginners 1 and 2.”