Class Curriculum


Beginner

The beginner level introduces members to the fundamentals of Ballroom Dancing, including frame, some musicality (finding the beat), and basic patterns within the dances. Beginners learn the basic pattern as well as a couple extra patterns in seven dances: Jive, Salsa, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, and Rumba. The classes are 1 hour long and will usually go over one pattern in two dances within that hour, though this may change based on the wants and needs of the class members. It is recommended that members take at least one full year of Beginners before deciding to move on to Intermediate.

Curriculum Year

Intermediate

The Intermediate Level builds off of the fundamentals learned in Beginners, adding some more patterns to the dances taught in Beginners, as well as learning the basics and some additional patterns in West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, and Samba. Classes are 1 hour and 15 minutes long. The Intermediate curriculum follows a two year rotation so it is recommended that members take at least two years of Intermediate before considering a move up to Advanced so as to get the full amount of patterns and lessons that are taught.

Curriculum Year

Advanced

The Advanced Level is the highest level a member can join within the club. Along with learning new patterns of the dances learned in the previous two levels, members are also introduced to Quickstep and Viennese Waltz. With a class length of an hour and a half, more focus is able to be given to technique and perfecting the fundamentals of the dances. The curriculum follows a four year rotation, allowing for many years of new learning.

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