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CHOOSING THE RIGHT LEVEL

Choosing the right Dance Class Level is a start to a great experience.

When looking at the studio schedule you’ll see offerings such as ‘Beginner’, ‘Novice’, ‘Advanced’ and 'Pre-Bronze' etc.

How do you choose?

Our Levelling System

Club Latin System - Salsa, Bachata and Merengue

Beginner

This level requires NO previous experience or knowledge. And remember... NO partner needed.

Novice

We recommend 8 of our 'beginner' level classes, or some prior experience in the selected dance style before entering this level. This level indicates that you understood the fundamentals and are able to execute them without hesitation.

Intermediate

We recommend 12-16 of our 'Novice' level classes, or substantial prior experience in this dance style. This level indicates that you're familiar with both Rhythms and Patterns of the dance as well as the technique that comes with the genre. This level will both try to improve on the execution of basic material, but also provides more challenging steps and choreography. 

Advanced

This level is for experienced dancers. Students at this level are confident, technically knowledgeable and fluent in the rhythmical language around the dance. The material in this level will be challenging from all aspects: rhythmically, technically, stylistically and with nuances in partner work.

International and American System - Cha Cha, Samba, Tango, Waltz etc.

Newcomer

This level requires NO previous experience or knowledge. And remember... NO partner needed.

Pre-Bronze

We recommend 8 of our 'Newcomer' level classes, or some prior experience in this dance style before entering this level. This level indicates that you understood the fundamentals and are able to execute them without hesitation.

Bronze

We recommend 12-16 of our 'Pre-Bronze' level classes, or substantial prior experience in this dance style before entering this level. This level indicates that you're familiar with both Rhythms and Patterns as well as the technique that comes with the chosen Dance. This level will both try to improve on the execution of basic material, but also provides more challenging steps and choreography. 

Silver / Gold

This level is for more experienced dancers. Students at this level are technically knowledgeable and fairly fluent in the syllabus terminology around the dance. The material in this level will be more of a challenge from all aspects: rhythmically, technically and stylisticlly. 

Advanced

This level is for experienced dancers, typically with 5-10 years experience. Students at this level are confident, technically knowledgeable and fluent in the rhythmical language around the dance. The material in this level will be challenging from all aspects: rhythmically, technically, stylistically and with nuances in partner work.

Don't hesitate to ask and/or then observe any class through a trial to get a good idea of what level is best for you.

Don’t assume that if you danced to a certain level many years ago, that you can automatically start dancing again at the same level. It is far more beneficial that you start by taking classes that are for beginners or are at least a couple of levels down from where you used to be, in order for your body to reacquaint itself with the dance.

You can always progress quicker if you wish, once you’ve got your rhythm back and if you find that you progress quickly, speak to the teacher about moving to a different level. This also goes for being a higher level that you find is more of a challenge than you are ready for at the time. Private lessons are a great way to progress more quickly.

Levels are all about learning so if you are happy at a particular level, feel free in continuing in that class for as long as you would like.

Beach Ballroom prides itself in offering all of our classes with no strict restrictions as to who can join. However, we hope that students can understand the importance of putting their time and effort in at the lower levels, to ensure the best possible outcome at the higher levels.

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