Swing Dance Basics+3
Style: Swing/Lindy Hop
Target Group: adults and teens with a moderate degree of previous 6&8-Beat Swing/Lindy Hop Dance experience, who are dancing/practicing two or more times per week and desiring a higher level of challenge than that presented in Swing Dance
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
In "Basics+3", we "raise the bar" for beginner level dancers. Here you are presented with a stronger "work ethic", including a more intensive weekly group practice experience, and higher level requirements for greater "precision", to help polish your basic dance . You will be taught 6 & 8-Beat Basic footwork patterns with simple variations and practice integrating both 6 & 8-beat patterns into your dance routines.
You will learn about music structure, about hearing changes that occur within the music. As you learn to recognize these changes, you will find yourself (with increasing frequency), beginning to dance differently as a function of the changes in the music.
As the level of your individual dancing increases, so will the demand for a more consistent partner connection. There is considerable attention given at this level to creating and maintaining a strong partner connection throughout your dance, as you are taught to lead & follow increasingly complex moves.
If you are serious about your dancing, and desiring to dance very well at an advanced beginner level, this class is for you.