Tracks & Organisation

We will offer 4 tracks. They are based not only on your current level of dancing (Intermediate or Advanced), but as well on your learning speed (Comfort or Challenge track).

Please read our descriptions carefully. We won’t have auditions and trust your own decision on what level and track you sign up. When in doubt please ask your dance friends/partners, which level and track they think would suit you.

Please note that we have 2 levels (Intermediate and Advanced) that each can be chosen with a different teaching pace (Comfort or Challenge).  The Comfort class will be more leisurely and will provide everyone participating with a sense of achievement quite easily, while the Challenge class is more for the ambitious dancers who are not afraid of some frustration while dealing with rather difficult exercises that require your full attention.

Depending on the number of registrations we might have to close tracks at some point in the regitration process, and/or need to re-assign you to a different track according to your second best choice stated in the registration form.

Intermediate – Comfort (Strawberry)

You have taken regular weekly classes for at least 6 months to 2 years and have been dancing socially a couple of times. Maybe it is still a challenge for you to ask for dances and/or accept invitations from unknown dancers, and you maybe haven’t been dancing in a jam yet. But you are enthusiastic about Lindy Hop and search for an opportunity to be part of an (maybe even your first) international workshop in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. You know how to lead or follow basic 6- and 8-counts and a mix of it, some Side-by-side-Charleston, Tandem Charleston and a couple of classic moves, like Sling-Shot, Send Out, and Circles. You should feel comfortable to do Swingouts, Tuck-Turns and Texas Tommies in slower tempo.

You like to have a relaxed time and don’t want to be stressed in class, and/or you already know that you are not a very fast learner regarding new moves and technical details. In the comfort class teachers take a lot of time to answer all questions, give you individual feedback, and help you to fully understand and master the topic of class. Teachers will start at the same point like in the Challenge track, but there will be less learning material, more room for questions and a slower teaching speed.

Intermediate – Challenge (Apple)

You have taken regular weekly classes for at least 12 months to 3 years and have been dancing socially a lot of times. Maybe it is still a challenge for you to ask for dances and/or accept invitations from unknown dancers, and you maybe haven’t been dancing in a jam yet. But you are enthusiastic about lindy hop and search for an opportunity to be part of an international workshop in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. You know how to lead or follow basic 6- and 8-counts and a mix of it, some Side-by-Side-Charleston, Tandem Charleston and a couple of classic moves, like Sling-Shot, Send Out, and Circles. You should feel comfortable to do Swingouts, Tuck-Turns and Texas Tommies in slower tempo.

You like to be challenged in class, and if you don’t get that footwork/turn/rhythm in the third attempt you are still really motivated to get it done any moment. You don’t mind a high teaching speed and you are able to work through problems without getting frustrated.  In addition to that you already know that you are a fast learner regarding new moves and technical details. In the challenge class teachers try to answer all questions, but might not stay on the details for too long. They will try to give you individual feedback, but will move on if most people got it. Teachers will start at the same point like in the Comfort class, but there will be a lot more material to work on at a faster teaching speed.

 

Advanced – Comfort (Cherry)

You are dancing more than 2 years, and dancing socially is a general habit of you. You are happy to dance in a jam sometimes and feel more than comfortable dancing with unknown leads/follows. But still Lindy Hop is a relaxing hobby for you and you don’t take it too serious. You should be able to easily lead/follow Swingouts in different variations to higher tempi. Variations like Dips, Stops, Sugar-Push, the free combination of steps, Triple Steps, Kicks, Ball-Changes and some other fancy steps are on your menu, and styling doesn’t only mean hairdressing to you.

You like to have a relaxed time and don’t want to be stressed in class, and/or you already know that you are not a very fast learner regarding new moves and technical details. In the Comfort class teachers take a lot of time to answer all questions, give you individual feedback, and help you to fully understand and master the topic of class. Teachers will start at the same point like in the Challenge track, but there will be less material, more room for questions and a slower teaching speed.

Advanced – Challenge (Pear)

You are dancing more than 3 years, and dancing socially is a general habit of you. You are happy to dance in every jam that appears and feel more than comfortable dancing with unknown leads/follows. You constantly work on your dancing skills and are very much interested in working on basic techniques in detail as well as on complex moves and improvisation techniques.  You should be able to easily lead/follow Swingouts in different variations to higher tempi. Variations like Dips, Stops, Sugar-Push, the free combination of steps, Triple Steps, Kicks, Ball-Changes and some other fancy steps are on your menu, and styling doesn’t only mean hairdressing to you anymore.

You like to be challenged in class, and if you don’t get that footwork/turn/rhythm in the third attempt you are really motivated to get it done any moment. You don’t mind a high teaching speed and you are able to work through problems without getting frustrated.  In addition to that you already know that you are a fast learner regarding new moves and technical details. In the Challenge class teachers try to answer all questions, but might not stay on the details for too long. They will try to give you individual feedback, but will move on if most people got it. Teachers will start at the same point like in the Commfort track, but there will be a lot more material to work on at a faster teaching speed.

Auditions

We won’t have a formal audition. In the first class our teachers will take a closer look at the level of all our participants. After the first hour they will address the organizers. Somebody from the organizing team will talk to you after the first class, if the teachers feel that it is better for you and the group if you change tracks (both up and down). With your registration you agree that the judgement of the teachers is not questionable.

If you feel like changing the level yourself, please talk to the organizers after the first class. If class size and role balance is not affected too badly we are happy to help you re-organizing your schedule to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Please Note: To provide the best learning environment and a preferably homogeneous level within the groups, eventually the level you dance in will not only depend on your self-evaluation, but as well on the level of most of your fellow class mates.