Take this level if you already have some experience in Authentic Jazz, are comfortable with plenty of basics and are searching for new challenges. You already took 6+ months of Authentic Jazz classes or several workshops. You know the Shim Sham well and probably also the Tranky Doo or similar routines. You have heard about musicality and may have experimented with improvisation. This level will be combined with Intermediate – Advanced level
Take this level if you have done plenty of solo jazz classes, but solo dancing still presents some challenges. You are currently extending your vocabulary, finessing your technique, you improvise and try to implement your knowledge of swing music in your dancing. You have done over a year of solo jazz classes. You are familiar with lots of traditional steps and you can dance numerous routines. You have experience in improvising.
Take this level if you are already an advanced solo jazz dancer and you are looking to push yourself to a higher level. You dance Authentic Jazz for several years. You learn new routines quite fast and might even choreograph your own. You probably have been in jam circles or performed as a dancer already.
Min 1 year Lindy Hop experience. Can comfortably lead/follow basic steps, 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. Familiar with basic jazz steps.
Approximately 2 years Lindy Hop experience. You are traveling to international camps/workshops at the intermediate/advance level and are comfortable with leading/following, dancing to music at/above 200 bpm, and are comfortable improvising. You have a variety of figures in your arsenal, know the Shim Sham, and are familiar with other jazz steps.
Approximately 3 years Lindy Hop experience. You’re regularly traveling to international camps/workshops at the advance level. You are very comfortable with leading & following, improvisation, dancing at 230+ bpm and 120bpm or slower. You are skilled in jazz steps and other dance styles such as balboa, shag, charleston, etc.