Lindy hop levels

 

Lindy Hop (Beginners weekend) Prova på helg
No experience needed! – Teachers from WCJ

Lindy Hop (Beginners/Improver) Nybörjar/Fortsättning (FKA)
You are done with beginners level – Teachers from WCJ

 

Lindy Hop Improver/Intermediate 
(No audition) You have taken classes for 6 months to a year and are done with the beginner/improver’s level. (FKA in WCJ terms) You are ready to add some more figures and twists to your basic steps and lindy turns. You can lead/follow a series of movements with a partner that you know well, but after this weekend you will be ready to do some fancy variations with any stranger on the dance floor.

(FKB in WCJ terms)

There will be 6 hours of classes in this level over the weekend.

The level will be limited to 22 couples.

 

Lindy Hop Intermediate
(No audition) By now, you are a regular swing dancer in terms of social dancing and have taken classes for at least a year and are practicing inbetween classes. You have started to experiment with your dancing and can lead/follow new figures to faster music (160 bpm and up). You might add improvised jazz steps and are adding styling and variations to your lindyhop. Although you are confident with your leading/following, you are becoming aware of how much more there is to learn about footwork variations, being behind the beat, body awareness and different types of swingouts.

(M or started taking MA classes in WCJ terms)

There will be 6 hours of classes in this level over the weekend.

The level will be limited to 22 couples.

 

Lindy Hop Audition Level
All audition levels will audition to separate into different groups. There is one registration for all audition levels.  (A+ = Video audition)

Level description: In WCJ Level terms – Taken several MA classes, A, A+.

After several years of classes and workshops, you are well aware of your own strengths and weaknesses in dance and you prefer to take classes with dancers who can give you relevant feedback with humbleness in class. Even though you have an idea on how to dance proper lindy, you are happy to try different styles, change the dance to fit the music, and dance the moves you know but with different kinds of dynamics on the social dance floor. After all, it’s just a matter of polishing the basics and acing the fancy stuff. We think you have practiced with partners, taken privates and seen your own dancing regularly.

In the higher level groups there will be many experienced and ambitious dancers with a good awareness of their own skills, body, and there will most likely be teachers or competitors that are not scared of jumping into, and nailing a jam circle at a fast tempo.

We will split the classes based on the number of registrations.
Each group will have 15-20 Couples.

 

Video audition If you feel that you belong to the very highest level of Lindy hop, we would like you to do a video audition instead of a ‘dance up audition’. (Sign up for the “Higher levels with audition” and then submit a video to sisaudition@wcj.se)