The Balboa Dayz will again have 4 levels. A description about level requirements can be found below.

Workshop Level

Beginner

If you have never taken a Balboa class, or have taken just a month or two of classes, we recommend you register for our Beginner’s workshop. We start from the very beginning and teach you how to put the shuffle in your step.

*Yes you can join our SOCIAL DANCES. Try to pick up the basic steps from dancers on the floor, or perhaps find someone to help you, and explain how to begin. We can as well recommend you to participate our tiny weekend workshop BALBOA SNACKS.

Beginner/Intermediate

You are not an absolute Balboa beginner. You have taken at least 2-6 months* of Balboa and you know the basics: in- and outs, lollies, come around, and perhaps throwouts. We hope you have been out dancing and enjoying what you know. If you want to reach the next level join for our SOCIAL DANCES and train you dance vocabulary.

*This year we cannot offer classes for Beg-Int. For classes please ask at your local dance school. Or join our local BALBOA SNACKS in February.

Intermediate/Advanced

You have been taking classes consistently and social dancing for about a year*. You have been introduced to terms like connection, musicality and improvisation. Solid Balboa basics (Send-out, Toss-out, Pure Bal, Cross steps) are necessary. This level is about solidifying as a Balboa dancer and improving your lead/follow skills, connection, improvisation, movement and musicality.

You will take classes labeled Int/Adv or below.

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing. **If you register for the Int/Adv track, you will have to try out Saturday morning.

Advanced

This is where things heat up a little. You have a couple years* of Balboa experience, taken lots of classes, workshops, and social dance frequently. You have a nice repertoire of moves with possibly a few tricks here and there. You have good connection and can adapt to different techniques. In these classes you will learn a lot of new material to expand and improve your dictionary of moves and technique.

You will take classes labeled Advanced or below.

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.**If you register for the advanced track, you will have the opportunity to try out Saturday morning. Not everyone who tries out will be selected for Advanced.

Advanced+

Stuff starts to get really hard around this level. You understand that to become an advanced+ or master dancer you need to go back to the basics. Advanced+ is not about memorizing patterns, but really understanding challenging techniques and how to move your body. You are a confident dancer, you can create new moves right on the floor. You can handle fast tempos and tricky moves, if necessary. You possess musicality, originality, and the ability to dance well to all tempos. These classes will be fast paced and challenging.

 

You will take classes labeled Advanced+ or below.
**If you register for the advanced+ track, you will have the opportunity to try out Saturday morning. Not everyone who tries out will be selected for Advanced+.

Master

Same as Advanced+ 

You will take classes labeled Master or below.
**If you register for the master track, you will have the opportunity to try out Saturday morning. Not everyone who tries out will be selected for Master.