This year we will be operating a waiting list for single leaders and follows (we felt our experiment with mandatory booking partners in 2017 was not a success). Please do try to find a booking partner if you can as it is the surest way to swift confirmation of your spot. Note that if you are registering for a full pass then your booking partner also needs to be registering for a full pass.
A full pass at the slightly cheaper “earlyworm” price will be £160 and a party pass will be £75. Full pass tickets go up to full price from Sunday 4th March. We don’t at this stage plan to sell single night tickets and we will definitely not be selling tickets on the door. Note that you both need a ticket. The full pass includes classes and parties.
There will be three levels:
Please note that the classes are not suitable for complete beginners.
All placement into levels will be by audition on the Saturday and no exceptions will be made unless you’re happy to be in the Intermediate level in which case you need not attend the audition. As the numbers are fixed, the class levels will be relative to those of your fellow students overall - but please bear the following in mind as a guide to our expectations for the class material:
As an aspiring Intermediate dancer you should have experience of dancing on the social floor as well as in the classroom. You should be capable in the core vocabulary of pure Balboa and Bal-swing. In Bal-swing your come-arounds, toss outs, lollies, and swivels are all solid. You are comfortable switching into and out of pure-Balboa. You are interested in new figures and better technique.
As an aspiring Intermediate-Advanced dancer you should have experience of the above but you also attend workshops when the opportunity arises. You are comfortable using counter-body motion in your dancing, you enjoy rhythm variations in your pure-Balboa and Bal-swing, and while you are interested in learning more challenging figures your main focus is now better connection and technique.
As an Advanced dancer you can pick up a new figure pretty easily - but you are keen to improve your technique and to learn new techniques for material that you have already otherwise mastered. You attend workshops and international events frequently. You practice your dancing on a regular basis.