There will be auditions for the levels Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced and Advanced.
The best advice we can give you from here is to not rush to get to a higher level. If you dance with someone it is not important what class level you take, but rather how well you dance and how much fun it is to dance with you. If you want to become better you will benefit the most in the correct and not in the highest level.
When you sign up to the Swing Break Camp, we will ask you to register to a specific level. Please read the level descriptions carefully and pick the level that suits you best. Levels are always relative to the level of the people attending the event.
Note: This is not a class for total beginners.
You started classes in between December 2016 and February 2017. You are dancing up to 6 months. You have taken some beginner courses and want to experience your first international workshop in a friendly and fun environment, this is the camp and level for you! You have been dancing Lindy Hop for around 4 – 6 months and you are familiar with 6 and 8 count Swing out, Inside and Outside turn, Lindy Circle, Tuck Turn, Change of place. The level indicates an understanding of fundamentals and a basic ability to dance on a social floor.
You have been dancing for up to a year (you started dancing before November 2016) and you attend classes and night parties regularly. You are familiar with both rhythms and general mixing of patterns (six counts, eight counts, charlestons…), as well as the technique that comes with it. You should be able to both dance to faster songs in Charleston feeling and to medium-tempo songs in Lindy hop feeling. You can lead/follow clearly.
You have been dancing between 1 – 2 years and you attend classes and dances regularly. Sometimes you improvise on the rhythm of the music and you can handle medium-fast music fairly well. You should be able to comfortably lead/follow swingouts (also to higher tempos), tuck-turns, and transitions between Lindy hop and Charleston feeling. You want to improve your dance vocabulary by learning new steps and variations, but also want to improve your overall technique and improvisational skills to be able to express yourself better. The material in circulation on this level will be challenging from all aspects: rhythmically, technically and tempo wise.
You have been dancing more than 2,5 years and you regularly attend classes and night parties, as well as international workshops and festivals. You are able to quickly master new steps and variations, because you already draw on a big repertoire of figures and variations, but you are always up for new challenges. You have no problems improvising and handling really fast music. You already understand that the quality of movement is more important than a large number of figures. You can dance fluently to slow and faster music without throwing off your partner while maintaining your balance and your timing.