You feel comfortable with the swingout, lindy circle, tuck turn, charleston variations, and other basic 8 and 6 count material. In this level you will build up your lead and follow technique, musicality, learn classic lindy hop moves as well as new more challenging material, and improve your styling.
You have been dancing for a couple of years and you can confidently dance all the basic patterns mentioned for the Intermediate level as well as variations on those patterns. There will be a lot of new material and different tempos to expand and improve your vocabulary of moves and technique.
To be in this level you will have to dance in the audition, with the chance you may be moved down if another level is a better fit.
Register for Advanced and you have the chance to get in to The Top during the Audition for Advanced lindy hop.
You are regularly taking classes and attend balboa workshops whenever you can. You are confident with your basic movements in both pure bal and bal-swing and want to learn more interesting patterns, improve your basic footwork as well as learn new variations. You are working on making your dancing more fluid and musical.
Same as the above description but you also have a good idea about your own styling. You practice balboa regularly, not only in the classroom but also by yourself. You like challenges like competitions and teaching other people the dance.
You have taken Solo Jazz classes before and probably been to a solo workshop or two. Learning steps in a sequence is not a problem and you like to be challenged with new steps. These classes will focus on expanding your dance repertoire and building your musicality and technique.
In this level we expect you to have taken several Solo Jazz classes and workshops. You are already experienced, used to solo movement, and want to challenge yourself even more. You know and remember such routines as the Shim Sham, Tranky Doo, and Big Apple. An intense and exciting level if you are ready for it!
We want to close the gap between slow dancers, lindy hop and blues, for that reason we want to add to our traditional slow track an extra spice. This year, the slow track will cover 50 percent of blues and 50 percent of slow dancing. On the 50 percent of blues, we will work in some blues idioms, like savoy walk, strut, texas shuffle and all of them in slow tempos. On the 50 percent slow dance we will work on Slow Lindy, Slow Bal and a modern way of interpretation of the blues dance. Together we will learn to dance and enjoy this beautiful dance in a safe environment, where the dance, the rhythm, and the respect are the most important things. You will need lindy experience.
Additional Taster Classes
Additional taster classes are for students that are already signed up for a track. Some examples of additional class subjects are: charleston, footwork, shim sham, jazz, blues etc.