This is a general indication for what we teach. This may change based on the groups of that year. The teachers will advise you on what level is appropriate for your skills. It is now allowed to follow multiple levels. For more information and the rules about that, scroll down.
You don’t need any dancing experience for beginners, we begin really slow by explaining the steps. In one year of beginners, we try to teach you the basic steps and some basic figures. You will start to work on: rumba, cha cha cha, jive, English waltz, samba, quickstep, tango and Viennese waltz. (No clue what these dances look like? Visit the home page to get a promo video about WuBDA and its dances). In this document we have a list of figures that will be taught at this level. Basic figures
You only need to know the basic steps and some basic figures of the rumba, cha cha cha, jive, English waltz, quickstep and tango. A start in the basic steps of the Viennese waltz and samba is assumed, but not necessary. In intermediate, you will improve the technique of the above-mentioned dances and learn the basics of foxtrot and paso doble. The list of these basic figures here above are the figures what you will be assumed to know.
For advance, you need to dance the rumba, cha cha cha, jive, English waltz, quickstep, tango, Viennese waltz and samba at a higher level, and know the basics of foxtrot and paso doble. Here you will improve your technique but also learn more complicated figures and routines.
All ten dances will be danced. knowledge about basic steps and technique is required. Basic technical skills will be honed in this level and figures that showcase these techniques will be taught. The level of the six basic dances (CC, RB, JV, QS, SW, TG) is assumed to be higher than that of the other four.
How to: Follow multiple levels!
Why? Meeting people on other levels, improving your basics, helping others with their moves or learning some new skills! Even though there are many things that make following different levels a lot of fun, there are some rules to make sure every level stays high quality.
When dancing on a lower level than you are used to:
Don’t: Ask questions about figures you learned in higher levels.
Do: Ask questions that are adjusted to the level you are dancing.
Don’t: Stick to one partner.
Do: Switch partners regularly.
Don’t: Take over the class.
Do: Give tips to your partner.
When dancing on a higher level than you are used to:
Don’t: follow levels that are too high for you (max. one level higher).
Do: follow the advice of teachers.
When you follow multiple levels, you’ll have to pay for both levels. Simply sign up twice, once for each level, and you’ll be able to join both lessons!