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Group Class Levels

Beginner

This is the starting point for all ballroom dancers. It is where you sort out both of your left feet and gain a basic understanding of the movement and feel for partnership dancing. The classes will focus on the most basic figures and concepts to get you started. At the end of this level, students will be able to dance the basic steps of the dance which will provide a good springboard into our level 1 classes. There is no prerequisite for this level.

 

 

Level 1

At this level, students will be introduced to many of the basic figures and concepts in the dance. They will be exposed in greater detail to the characteristics of the dance and what makes it different from the rest. Upon completion, students will have basic knowledge of the dance in question. As this will be the foundation of your dancing, we encourage students to repeat Level 1 before moving on to Level 2. There is no prerequisite for this level though completion of the beginner level is highly recommended. Within the medals system, this would be a “Newcomer” level class.

 

Level 2

This is the intermediate level of classes. It builds on the skills and figures learned in the level 1 class, adding not only new figures but a new layer of technique. Class speed will be faster, with intermediate level combinations. By the end of this level, students will have a firm grasp of the concepts set forth in level 1 and will be able to apply the new techniques learned to all their current figures. Completion of the level 1 class (or its equivalent) is a prerequisite for this level. Within the medals system, this would be considered a “Bronze” level class.

 

Level 3

This is the advanced level of classes. It will build on the figures and techniques acquired from the previous two levels. A good understanding of the figures in both prior levels is highly recommended before registering for level 3 classes as they will be frequently referenced and used. Near the end of this level, students will be proficient at the dance with a good working knowledge not only of the figures, but also of the technique. Completion of level 1 and 2 classes (or their equivalent) is a prerequisite for this level. Within the medals system, this would be considered a “Silver” level class.

 

Level 4

Our most advanced level of classes. It will build on the figures and techniques acquired from all of the previous levels. A good understanding of the figures in all levels is highly recommended before registering for level 3 classes as they will be frequently referenced and used. Near the end of this level, students will be proficient at the dance with a good working knowledge not only of the figures, but also of the technique. Completion of level 1, 2 and 3 classes (or their equivalent) is a prerequisite for this level. Within the medals system, this would be considered a “Gold” level class.