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"Learn to dance at home" DVD Series

Welcome to our "learn to dance at home" DVDs page. When you purchase a copy of our "learn to dance at home" DVD,
you will learn all the most popular step patterns in each dance. We teach you the leads and follows in these dances.
We highlight special exercises to master the skills you need to become a better dancer...
See the list of available DVDs below.
To order your copies click here...or call 630.355.1188

Slow Waltz
This great dance dates back to the Victorian era. The Waltz is a ballroom dance which travels in a counter clockwise direction around the dance floor. It is the only dance that has 3/4 timing ~ thus making it the ultimate box dance that's user friendly on large or small floors, allowing dancers to move in a straight line, in a zig-zag movement, or ultimately rotate in large circular patterns around the dance floor. Click here to order
1. Beginner DVD   Basic Step patterns and timing

2. Intermediate DVD
Next level up in turns and cool moves.

Foxtrot
Little did Harry Fox realize that this new dance that he created the summer of 1914 the Foxtrot would become the most danced dance on earth. The calming tempo and 2/4 rhythm make this dance easy to dance. We teach you how to navigate the dance floor moving in a counter clockwise direction. The Foxtrot can be danced on an open ballroom floor or very small wedding dance floors using the step patterns demonstrated in this DVD.

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American Tango
The highly seductive, dramatically passionate moves of the Tango give it drama and power. The Tango gained popularity in the US after the First World War, as America's first Latin dance. It's no wonder the Tango is a favorite with generations of dancers. The sensual moves of the Tango make it a very popular dance. We make sure you can lead/follow your partner in this wonderful dance.
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Argentine Tango
The Argentine Tango was initially danced in bars, cafes, gambling houses, and quilombos. Later on, "Dancing Houses" gave many dancers the opportunities to express their emotions to characterize this great dance. We specialize in leads and follows and also help you study the look of this dance.

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Peabody
Peabody was a foxtrot type ballroom dance in the United States of the beginning of the 20th century. It was essentially a fast One-Step danced under lively ragtime music. It was named after a police lieutenant, a William Frank Peabody, an active dancer. [1] The dance was characteristic of its prevalent use of the Right Outside Partner position. This peculiarity is explained by the fact that Lt. Peabody was a man of considerable girth, so that for the freedom of movement he had to keep the lady to the side, rather than in front.

Ballroom Technique
This DVD is for all levels of dancers. Improve your dance position hold, leaders strengthen your shoulder lines and followers improve your poise, posture and head lines. Leaders and followers learn better foot movements. Improve your floor craft and work on your rise and fall as well as your body flight.
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Latin Technique
This DVD focuses on foot placement in Latin dancing. Learn how to keep your feet looking like the professional's feet do. We also teach Cuban hip movement and cover the basic elements of arm styling. This DVD is for the dancer who would like to perfect the basic elements, NOT learn more step patterns.
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Cha Cha Cha
Do you like Latin music? Do you like the Cha Cha Cha?
These DVD's will teach you the basics and some great variations. We demonstrate in detail the different leads and follows. We break down the patterns so you can see how to dance this great dance. Learn the social basic, crossover, open breaks, stop & go, offset breaks, and much more...Click here to order
1. Beginner DVD   Basic Step patterns and timing

2. Intermediate DVD
Next level up in turns and cool moves

Rumba
The Rumba is considered the romantic dance of the Latin dances. The Rumba can be danced to a large variety of music, especially from the 60's to the present. Once you have mastered the basics, underarm turns, rock steps, back to back, and leads and follows, you will impress your partner.
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Samba
Originally from Brazil
, the lively Samba always gets feet tapping!  the festive Samba was popularized in the movies of Carmen Miranda.The Samba is characterized by a steady bounce in 2/4 meter achieved by flexing and straightening the knees while weight is transferred from the ball to the flat of the foot. Learn some basics and fun movements.

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East Coast Swing
The East Coast Swing is the most popular of all the dances to come out of the 50's and 60's. Triple timing makes for a challenging dance, but once mastered, the variations are fun and enjoyable. Again, we teach you the basics and make sure you understand the leads and follows. Just like the Jitterbug, the East Coast Swing is fun and can be danced to most types of Swing and Foxtrot music.
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1. Beginner DVD   Basic Step patterns and timing

2. Intermediate DVD
Next level up in turns and cool moves

West Coast Swing
To round off the Swing dance craze, West Coast became most popular with the advent of the Beach Boys and their special style of music. West Coast Swing has a specific style where the dancer dances move up and down in a slot. The leader keeps the follower in the slot while he moves her from one side to the other. This dance became popular as a country dance as well. We will show you the basics steps and styling of this great dance.
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1. Beginner DVD   Basic Step patterns and timing

2. Intermediate DVD
Next level up in turns and cool moves

Jitterbug
Do you love music from the 40's and 50's? If so, you need to learn this great dance. Jitterbug is the most popular dance of that era. We teach you basic movements, lady's turns, man's turns, promenade steps and much more. Learn leads and follows, spins and turns. Learn open basics, promenade basic, man's & lady's underarm turns, two hand underarm turns and many more step patterns.
1. Beginner DVD  
 
Basic Step patterns and timing    Click here to order


2. Intermediate DVD
Next level up in turns and cool moves

Hustle
Do you like the 70's, 80's and 90's music? Is disco music your style of music? Then this is your dance!! The Hustle is one of the easiest of all the dances to learn. With it's four beat count the step patterns are easy to master. Again, we go into detail with the leads and follows so you can master these great variations.

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Salsa

1. Beginner DVD   Basic Step patterns and timing 

This DVD focuses on foot placement in Latin dancing. Learn how to keep your feet looking like the professional's feet do. We also teach Cuban hip movement and cover the basic elements of arm styling. This DVD is for the dancer who would like to perfect the basic elements rather than learn more step patterns.    Click here to order



                                                                            

2. Intermediate DVD
Next level up in turns and cool moves

NEW NEW...  3. COOL MOVES 1
Learn the latest cool moves being danced at clubs in the comfort of you home

Cumbia
Near the end of the 17th century in the Caribbean coastal towns of Colombia, slave owners gave their human property – men from Africa, as well as the men and women the conquistadors had taken from local Amerindian tribes – permission to play music and dance on certain holidays. On those days, they danced the cumbia...
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Bachata
The earliest bachata was originally developed in the Dominican Republic around the early part of the 20th century, with mixed Cuban boleros and, which originated from Son. With African elements, combined with traditional Latin/Caribbean rhythms. During much of its history Bachata music was denigrated by Latino/Caribbean society and associated with rural backwardness and delinquency. As recently as 1988 Bachata was considered too vulgar, crude and musically rustic to enter mainstream music. In the 1990s, bachata's instrumentation changed from acoustic guitar to electric steel string. The new electric bachata (New York Style) soon became an international phenomenon, and today bachata is as popular as other Afro latino music and dance like salsa and merengue in some Latin American dance halls.

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