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Two-Step Moves & Patterns Volume 1

Two-Step Moves & Patterns V1 is an intermediate 2Step course that will have you mastering the entering and exiting Promenade position, Mirrored Vines, Promenade to an Open Release, and bonus material to incorporate these combinations into your Two-Step with ease.

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  • Level: Intermediate 38% 38%

This series of video lessons launches Shawn’s Two-Step Moves & Patterns Series with a fresh look at a staple of intermediate social Two-Step: the Promenade dance position. Using his signature step-by-step instruction style, Shawn and Nicole will dance along with you as you master the Promenade position itself, how to get into it, how to exit from it back to closed dance position, how to add some style with a variety of exits, and how to incorporate the Promenade into your own personal social dance routine so the group of Moves and Patterns taught in this course join the steps you mastered on Two-Step Basics in your long-term memory.

This is the first DVD in the Moves & Patterns series, on the intermediate level, concentrating on the promenade, mirrored vines, and skater’s position. These moves are easy to follow and detailed very well. Nicole gives pointers for the girls, such as how to hold a strong frame. Mirrored vines is something I’ve never actually seen anyone else do on a country dance floor so I couldn’t wait to try it out, especially since I know others haven’t seen it much either. (Tip for the guys, if the girl you’re dancing with is a new two-stepper, you might wanna give her a heads up & show her how to do the mirrored vines before just going out on the dance floor, off to the side of the floor. This gives girls a better chance of keeping in rhythm with you when it counts, and keeping everyone’s confidence up, so she’ll wanna dance more). Shawn and Nicole demonstrate how to move into and out of each of these three patterns, plus how they can be connected with each other when dancing, including the proper release (exit) from these positions. At the end of the video in review, bonus material, and practice, Shawn adds a ton more ways to build on these patterns, such as where to include a turn for the girl, switching from side to side (in skater’s), torque turns, explaining what steps to add in, what extra steps you can take out, etc. Another hint for the guys, try to practice at least one of these moves with each person you dance with on a given night when you go out two-stepping, until you’ve mastered that move. Don’t try to do too much to the point you confuse yourself. One step at a time. I dance with 10-15 people a night, which is good practice. BTW I carry a cheat sheet in my wallet to remind me which moves I’m practicing, otherwise I tend to slip into old moves I wasn’t intending on doing.

– Gary Lee