Class levels

This year we have four levels of dance class being run throughout the festival. You can pick your own path using these levels to guide you!

Taster: these classes are suitable to people who have no previous dance experience.

Open level: these classes are suitable for dancers (in that style) who know the basics but are still learning to be comfortable on the social dance floor. With a focus on moves and shapes, open level classes are also designed to have a bunch of fun stuff for more experienced dancers, but the learning pace will be at a level that suits and stretches beginner dancers.

Challenge: these classes are suitable for dancers who are prepared to take on whatever hard stuff, technical challenges or sweet-but-tricksy moves the teachers have prepared. Most suited to intermediate and advanced dancers (in that style), challenge classes require confidence and experience, as well as the ability – or willingness – to improvise when called upon.

Advanced: we’re running one advanced Lindy Hop class taught by the Kara and Evan. This is a small extra cost. Dancers who qualify for the advanced class will need to be most (if not all) of these criteria:

  • Regulars in their hometown advanced classes
  • Teachers in their own dance scenes
  • Regular performers and competitors
  • Advanced social dancers
  • Confident solo jazz jammers
  • Developers of personal style
  • Champions of great technique
  • As all of this is pretty subjective, we’ll probably check-in with your hometown
  • dance scene to make sure you’ll be able to make the most of the class.

Classic Moves from Classic Grooves: nearly three hours of class with breaks (challenge level) – you cannot join this stream halfway through the day. You must sign up to this stream with a partner. Spaces may be limited.

Single workshops:
If you are planning on coming along to one or two of the workshops please make sure that you head to our Festival Office at Nga Maara Hall and pay for you class there before heading to the appropriate class space.

Here’s what the class schedule is looking like for the weekend!

Class Planner 2019