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The guidelines below are designed to help you choose the right level for yourself but we understand that many people will not fit precisely into these descriptions and we encourage you to contact us if you have any question about your level. We reserve the right to move people to the correct levels if we believe they have placed themselves incorrectly.

Advanced dancers who would like to try out for the Masters level must audition at 10:00am on Saturday morning. Please do not be late for auditions.

Beg/Int students should be new, but not brand-new dancers. They should be familiar with 6-count and 8-count basics as well as Charleston.


Students in this level must have completed all Level 1 courses at Uptown Swing prior to the event (or an equivalent beginner course). 

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2-6 months experience
(Equivalent to Level 2 at Uptown Swing)


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likely 6 months to a year experience
(Equivalent to Level 3 at Uptown Swing)

Intermediate students are getting comfortable with the basics and are working on putting moves together and going out social dancing.


They will work on and refine your core skills, and introduce some new vocabulary to help you feel more comfortable dancing Lindy Hop socially.


Int/Adv students have probably been dancing Lindy Hop for a couple years, taking lots of classes and/or traveling to workshops and camps. You are into learning not only new vocabulary but also refining your basics, getting more musical, and improving your lead and follow connection.


If you are still getting comfortable with Swing Outs, Circles, and basic Charleston please sign up for Intermediate.

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likely several years experience
(Equivalent to Level 4 at Uptown Swing)


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Over 4 years experience
(Level 5 at Uptown Swing & up) 

Advanced students have been dancing Lindy Hop for several years, and travel to several workshops and camps each year. They like to be challenged in class, really working on the quality of their basic movement, as well as their lead and follow connection at a more refined level. They have probably done ok in some competitions around town and may even teach a bit.


Masters students have probably been dancing Lindy Hop for a long time now, and likely travel and teach around a decent bit. This track will be a small group of dancers who are ready for a big challenge.


We hope that this level can be the food that some of our more advanced dancers need - a venue to work on themselves for once and get that fire in your belly for this dance we love!

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over 8 years experience
(possibly invited)


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