Dance Style: East Coast Swing, Jitterbug
Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Target Group: Adults and Teens "Casual"
or "Serious" dancers with
some prior Swing
At least one (previous or concurrent),
introductory (novice) level Swing Dance Class.
Consistent ability to hear and dance to a basic swing
Consistent control of your individual 6-Beat Dance
through simple moves and turns
Basic lead/ follow abilities, consistently maintained
through beginner level moves and turns.
In "Basics+2", you will be exposed to
a somewhat more intense practice experience, one
helping you master skills learned in "Introduction to
We will help you strengthen your connection to the music,
while, at the same time, you work to
gain more control (mastery), of your own individual movement patterns. More attention is given
too, to strengthening your connection to your partner as we focus
on maintaining a dynamic
partner connection throughout
You will also be taught simple sequences (moves and turns) to
help you have fun with your dancing
both during class time and
out into public. Several opportunities for group (dance) outings
typically offered, to encourage you to take your dancing out
into public and to help you connect to
the larger dance
communities of Syracuse and Central New York.
Individual progress will vary depending on attitude, aptitude,
and motivation. You will receive lots
of individual attention, encouragement and ample practice time while you are allowed to
at your own pace.
Casual Dancers, individuals looking for a
pleasant night out once a week, are welcomed here
and may choose
to stay with this class indefinitely. More serious
dancers, dancing and practicing
several times a week,
will find this class a good "stepping stone course" and
will likely progress
The emphasis is on dancing very well, at a basic
beginner level, before moving on
to higher level classes.
3-6 months is a good average length of time to spend in this