Workshop content will benefit dancers at all levels.
No previous experience necessary. This is an introductory level track. Includes classes on Saturday only.
Dancer should have at least a few months experience and be comfortable with the basics at medium tempos. Swing Outs, tuck turns, sugar pushes, and basic charleston should all be familiar to you while you learn to integrate 6 and 8 count patterns. You are ready to add more variations to your repertoire.
Dancer has been dancing for over a year and is comfortable with medium to fast tempos. Your Swing Out continues to improve and you are starting to add your own personality.The trust relationship between partner’s connection is dawning on you. The Texas Tommy, Footwork variations, tandem charleston, hand-to-hand charleston, shorty george, apple jacks, tacky annies, equal and opposite, and counterbalance, should be terms that you are familiar with. The dancer should also have an understanding of the importance of outside exposure, travel, and different dance styles, perhaps having already traveled or at least attended a locally hosted regional or national event.
Dancers have been dancing for several years. Dance theory and concepts are important to the advanced dancer. Dancer should be comfortable with musicality and movement concepts. No tempo frightens you. Creativity and expression on the floor is what you are looking for in your dances. Dancer has traveled and learned from a variety of teachers in a variety of places. Charleston, Balboa, Shag, Blues all have an interest to you and you work them into your dances as the music moves you. You understand that the fundamentals are key to this dance — maybe even having revamped your swing out several times already.
You enjoy a good butt-kicking and have been dancing for several years. Challenge Track dancers will receive more attention in a smaller, fast-paced setting. This is a partner-required track. Instructors will not require dancers to rotate and they will teach to the top of the class. Class size will be limited to 10-12 couples. Because there are extra fees for this class, there will be no auditions, volunteers and staff will not be allowed to audit this track, and drop-ins are not permitted.