Private classes and theme classes
Most of the classes during the weekend are private classes: perfectly tailored to the level of the participants. So these don’t require dividing the group into levels. In the group classes of non-Lindy-Hop disciplines we are all (presumably) beginners, so we don’t need levels there either.
This year we will offer two switch classes: beginner and advanced. To join the beginner switch class, you need some experience in both leading and following (but no experience with switching is needed!). To join the advanced switch class, you need to be comfortable in both leading and following, and have some experience in switching (such as the beginner switch class).
Lindy-Hop group classes
However, there are also 6 Lindy-Hop group classes, and each participant can take 2 of those, in different roles if they want, at their most suitable level. We will divide all participants into these groups, based on the number of months/years that they are dancing, and the number of dance hours they make per week. We require you to fill in this information on the registration form.
When registering we ask you whether you want to follow both Lindy-Hop classes as a follow, both as a lead, or one as a follow and one as a lead – you decide! Because this asks for some complicated scheduling on our side, we cannot promise that you will have a lindy hop class with both of our main lindy hop teaching couples. You can fill in your preferences in the registration form though, and we will take these into account.
If you feel the level you’re assigned to is not right for you, you can discuss this with us on Saturday morning before the start of the first group class.
In order to join the lowest level, we would like you to have at least six months of weekly Lindy-Hop classes in your pocket so that everybody knows their basics.