CLASSES AND LEVELS
All the classes will be held at venues within 5 minute walking distance inside City of Celje (on-site).
We will offer levels from intermediate to advance. It is very important to us, that the levels on the classes are good and precise, so you will get the best learning environment and schoolmates that you will love to dance with, that is why we will have an AUDITION. Teacher will choose you in to 5-7 different groups.
At registration we will ask you to choose you level (intermediate, intermediate-advanced and advanced), so we get the better picture and info how to build groups.
To join the intermediate level you need to have been dancing that dance for a while and are expected to be absolutely confident in your basics and in leading or following different variations. Mixing different basic steps and footwork should not be a challenge for you anymore. You want to improve your dance vocabulary by learning new steps and variations, but also want to improve your overall technique and improvisational skills to be able to express yourself better.
INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED
To join the intermediate/advanced level you already understand that the quality of movement is more important than a large number of figures. You are striving to become a better dancer and to be able to dance well with anybody. You’d like to improve the quality of your movements, your musicality, and your leading or following. Your technique and basics should be at the level where you can use different rhythmical variations and improvise without fear. You can dance fluently to slow and faster music without throwing off your partner while maintaining your balance and your timing.
The advanced level is the highest level and shall ensure a working environment on a very high standard. Therefore you absolutely need to be sure that you belong in this level. Be fair to your classmates. For an advanced class you need to be dancing on a high level for a long time or have joined several competitions. Be reminded that you are not on an advanced level just because you took the intermediate or intermediate/advanced level the year before.
You are able to quickly master new steps and variations, because you already draw on a big repertoire of figures and variations, but you are always up for new challenges. You can easily adjust to different partners and their different styles. You understand that dancing is a communication between you and your partner. On the one hand your are able to lead or follow without effort and are able to change patterns at any time making transitions natural and comfortable. On the other hand you are able to give your partner enough freedom and space to express themselves, and are able to play off of each other. You can dance hassle-free, fluently, and dynamically from slow to very fast music. You maintain your balance and your timing even in complex movements. You’d like to play with the quality of your movements, improve your improvisational skills, use different levels of musicality, and bring the finesse of your leading or following to a new level. At this level self-criticism is probably your greatest asset. The best advice we can give you is to not rush to get to this level. If you are not put off, yet, then you either have a serious lack of self-awareness or you are a good candidate for the advanced class 🙂