LEVELS

SHAG

LEVELS

Intermediate


It is perfect for you if :

  • you dance Shag around a year, don’t have problems with basics and can lead/follow multiple quick or slows;
  • you can easily transmit from open to close position, dance moves/movements from those positions including Tuck Turns, Pass-bys, Collegiate kicks, Bunny Hops, Sailor, Shag Out, Sugar Push, Cross Kicks, Texas Tommy etc. You know some variations like the Superman move or Fish Tale;
  • you have attended a few workshops/events or taking regular classes;
  • you feel relaxed in mid-tempo and try to dance in faster tempos.

Intermediate/Advanced 1


It is designed for you when:

  • you dance Shag at least two/three years;
  • you finished several regular courses or regularly participate in local and international Shag workshops;
  • you feel comfortable with leading or following Shag to very fast music;
  • you are very confident with a few footwork variations and you easily lead/follow multiple quick, slows and turns in different ways;
  • you are comfortable dancing Shag on the social dance floor, play with musicality and try to create your own variations;
  • you know popular Collegiate Shag shapes like Tandem, Breaks, Collegiate Kicks (Double-Doubles), Camel Hops, Hesitation Kicks, Hand-to-Hand (Shag) Kicks (in Open) and others.

Intermediate/Advanced 2


It suits you if:

  • you dance Shag few years and you have no problems to dance everything mentioned in lower levels description;
  • you dance Shag whenever you have a possibility and you are not afraid of any tempo songs. You can easily do Shagouts, Vomit Comet, Multiple Turns, Footwork Variations and other fancy moves in 220 BPM and more;
  • you have your own unique style, play with music and shapes, create your own moves and variations;
  • you get to the local Shag competition finalas and sometimes it happens to you during international events;
  • you are well known as a Shag dancer in your local community, you are inspiration to other dancers;

Advanced


It’s design for you if:

  • you don’t remember anymore when you start dance Shag, you feel like you’ve been dancing it since birth;
  • you participate in international Shag events and gets to the highest levels;
  • other people recognize you as a advanced dancer, you are well known Shag dancer in your country;
  • you have your own, recognizable dance style and don’t think anymore about copy anyone;
  • you get to the international competitions finals and you have no problems with occurring and showing you skills;
  • you teach locally/internationally or a lot of people tell you that you should;

BALBOA

LEVELS

Beginners Intensive


You don’t need any experience in Balboa to sign to this level but experience in other dances is welcome (but not necessary if you are motivated to learn balboa dance).

During this classes you will learn from scratch Balboa basics and the most popular Balboa moves at an accelerated pace. Good luck!

Intermediate – Intermediate/Advanced


It is perfect for you if :

  • you dance Balboa more than a year and you have participated to several workshops of Balboa or you finished at least two semesters of regular Balboa course;
  • you dance Balboa regularly during parties, participe in Balboa events and feel comfortable in fast pace with your basics;
  • you are familiar with leading or following progressive forwards and backwards; up-holds & down-holds, paddle-turns, side steps, come-arounds, lolly kicks, out & ins, crab walk, multiple turns and different kind of throw outs;
  • you feel comfortable to switch between pure bal and bal-swing;
  • you are a Balboa lover and you cannot wait the Balboa workshops.

Advanced


It is designed for you when:

  • you dance Balboa few years and have developed your own style as a dancer;
  • you can dance everything mentioned in a lower level description being awakened in the middle of the night;
  • you take part in some Balboa workshops, usually at level that is higher than intermediate/advanced or you finished few levels of regular Balboa courses;
  • you are well known, perceived as advanced Balboa dancer in your Swing community;
  • you are easily able to dance Balboa to fast tempo, create your own shapes, do footwork variations and play with musicality;
  • you just want to know more and more of Balboa 🙂