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Levels - Just Swing It!

levels

for Just Swing It!



Balboa

Livello Open

This level is actually not a real level. It means that, in order to successfully follow the class, it is not necessary to have former experiences since the material covered in this class is suitable for both experienced dancers and anyone approaching this dance for the first time.



Livello 1

If this is the first time you approach Balboa and you want to learn it in the best way, this is your level.
No former experience is requie to access this level.



Livello 2

You have been dancing balboa for at least 6 month.
You know the basics of balboa (down hold & up hold), come around, out and in.



Livello 3

Your basics are strong and you have no difficulties with dancing in close and open position at different paces.
If you have been dancing balboa regularly for at least a year, you already attended at least a balboa workshop and you want to deepen you technic, this might be your level.



Livello 4

Your basics are really strong, you have no difficulties with dancing in close and open position at different paces and you know quite a lot of variations.
If you have been dancing balboa regularly for at least 2 years, you already attended several International workshop of balboa and you want to deepen your technic, this might be your level.



Blues

Livello Open

This level is actually not a real level. It means that, in order to successfully follow the class, it is not necessary to have former experiences since the material covered in this class is suitable for both experienced dancers and anyone approaching this dance for the first time.



Livello 1

This level is designed for those who have never danced blues, or that have tried other disciplines (lindy, balboa, tango). In this level you will learn the basics and some basic shapes and moves, you will practice to slow rhythms with clear and simple structure.



Livello 2

You have been dancing blues from at least 6 months and/or you have already attended some blues workshop: Even though your vocabulary of blues steps is not huge, you can follow or lead and enjoy playing with the music. You have basic notions of creativity and occasionally try to improvise on the music.



Livello 3

You have been dancing blues for at least one year, you are able to dance both basic and more articulated steps and shapes to different musical rhythms and speeds, ranging from slow to fast. You can recognize the different blues styles, from chicago to boogaloo, and interpret them through figures and improvisation. You're also starting to try role switching between leader and follower. You have already attended national and international blues festival and you are madly in love with blues scene.



Livello 4

You have been dancing blues for at least two years, you attend classes regularly, you have participated in so many international workshop that you can't remember them all and maybe you also challenged yourself with some competition... that is, blues is your choice. You are able to learn quickly and you are trying to bring your dancing to a higher level.
You are focusing a lot on technics, musicality, connection with your partner and you like to explore the boundaries of your expression.



Lindy Hop

Livello 2

You have taken regular classes of Lindy Hop for at least one year and a half. You understand the basic concepts of following and leading; in social dancing, you can move easily from 8 counts and 6 counts basics and you can easily understand all the key figures: Swing out, Circle, Outside, Inside, Texas Tommy, Tuck Turn and their variations. You know the basics of Lindy Charleston (tandem, hand-to-hand and their main variations) and you find yourself comfortable dancing at almost all paces.
If you feel you fit in this description, then this is the level for you!



Livello 3

You have been dancing Lindy Hop for more than two years, you take regular weekly classes and participate steadily in social dancing, you have already attended at least one camp. You are familiar with the basic figures of Lindy Hop and Lindy Charleston. You can move smoothly and consciously on different rhythms and you are aware of concepts such as connection and musicality.
If you do not recognize yourself in this description, we recommend that you register to the previous level and give yourself the chance to significantly improve your dance! If instead all this sounds good to you, this is your level!



Livello 4

You've been dancing Lindy Hop for at least three years, you are almost always on the dance floor. You’ve attended Intermediate classes at international camps.
You are at ease with all basic moves, and you add variations to your dance.
Following/leading is no longer an issue, you know how to handle a social dance and you can improvise during a song.
If all that matches with your level, you are in the right place!


Livello 5

You've been dancing Lindy Hop for at least four years, you are always on the dance floor, even abroad.
You’ve attended various camps, in the higher classes.
You know tons of moves and you do variations in Lindy and in Lindy Charleston.
You are no stranger to authentic jazz steps during your dancing, and you do variations. You have a personal style characterized by the interpretation of the music. You are at ease with fast and slow songs.
Is this you?