Big part of the fun during Sofia Swing Dance Festival is classes as our Main and Taster Teachers are simply amazing. In order to achieve high effectiveness, classes will be divided in different levels, according to the participants’ experience and knowledge.

TRACKS & LEVELS:

 

LINDY HOP TRACK
4 Levels – (Intermediate, Intermediate/Advance, Advance, Invitational)

 

SOLO TRACK
3 Levels (Intermediate, Intermediate/Advance, Advance)

 

N.B.: Auditioning for all Tracks & Levels (excluding Lindy Track Intermediate & Intermediate Advance) is required!

 

LEVELS DESCRIPTION

 

LINDY TRACK

Intermediate

You’ve been taking Lindy Hop classes for at least 1 year – cca 30 classes. You can lead/follow basic steps with no hard efforts, but might make mistakes when it comes to more difficult figures. You feel comfortable doing steps/figures such as: basic 8-count, swing out, 6-count figures, inside/outside turn, Texas Tommy, flying Charleston, tandem Charleston. You should also be familiar with basic jazz steps.

Intermediate/Advance

You’ve been taking Lindy Hop classes for at least 2 years – cca 80 classes. You go to international camps/workshops in intermediate/advance level. You manage to cope with leading/following very well. You’ve got a variety of figures in your arsenal and can improvise to music from time to time. You can handle fast music, as well. You should be also familiar with jazz steps and some choruses such as Shim Sham Shimmy.

Advance

You’ve been taking Lindy Hop classes for at least 3 years – cca 120 classes. You go regularly to international camps/workshops in advance level. You have no problem with leading, following, improvisation, really fast and also slow music. You are skilled in jazz steps and also other dance techniques such as balboa, shag, Charleston, etc.

Invitational

You are а well known dancer, who made a difference in your local swing dance scene. Different rules are applied here. If you register for this level, you will have to participate in the audition to receive that place.

 

SOLO TRACK

Intermediate

You’ve been taking swing dance classes for at least 1 year – cca 30 classes. You can do basic Jazz/Charleston/Lindy steps with no hard efforts, but might make mistakes when it comes to more difficult figures.

Intermediate/Advance

You’ve been taking swing dance classes for at least 2 years – cca 80 classes. You go to international camps/workshops in intermediate/advance level. You’ve got a variety of figures in your arsenal and can improvise to music from time to time. You can handle fast music, as well. You should be also familiar with Jazz/Charleston/Lindy steps and figures and routines such as Shim Sham, Big Apple.

Advance

You’ve been taking swing dance classes for at least 3 years – cca 120 classes. You go regularly to international camps/workshops in advance level. You are skilled in Jazz/Charleston/Lindy steps and figures and have no problem with solo improvisation on both really fast and slow music.

 

*During workshops, teachers will be able to move people from one level to another, if they realize that this is not the suitable one for them.