Level 2 and 3 classes are typically called “Lindy Hop 2” and “Lindy Hop 3”, and usually have a theme associated with each series. Level 2 assumes you have taken 12 to 20 hours of regular instruction in Lindy Hop over the past two years (ie, completed Level 1 classes). Level 3 assumes you have taken 20 to 40 hours of instruction, which may include workshops, Lindy Hop 2 classes, and instruction in other dance scenes. Especially at level 3, knowledge and enthusiasm does not necessarily equate to your skill level: as such, we level-check all Level 3 students.
At this stage, we encourage you to begin “cross training” in related dances such as Solo Jazz, African, Balboa, Tap, Blues, and Charleston in order to further your skills as a Lindy Hopper and Swing Dancer. Also, we want you to please study your fundamentals of Lindy Hop, such as the Swing-Out, so that you can do it well at both very fast tempos of 270 beats-per-minute and very slow tempos of 100bpm.
Level 2 Topics
- Charleston (X-hand, Tandem)
- Blues and Slow Lindy
- Solo Jazz
- Competition and Show
- Fast Dancing and Jam Circles
- Up-Tempo Dancing
- Advanced Fundamentals
The Level 2 classes are designed to build off the framework set in level 1. While our level 1 classes are considered basic introductory, level 2 helps to refine and shape your dancing as a lindy hopper. Better connection, more efficient movement, increased balance, improved posture, and better lead/follow skills will be the focus here.
Part A: We focus mostly on lindy hop at mid-to-slow tempos, but we do take a class to teach some slow dance/blues.
Part B: Covering mid-tempo to up-tempo Lindy Hop in both 6-count and 8-count forms
Part C: Our focus is split between Charleston and Lindy Hop at an up-tempo
From Level 2 to Level 3
At this point in your dancing, it may be more beneficial for you to start exploring other ways to improve in preparation for Level 3 and onward. While “the gate is wide open” for Level 2 entry, we level check and audition Level 3 and 4 students. Here are things to consider:
- Taking the level 1 courses as a volunteer
- Retake the level 2 classes at a 50% discount (6 month expiry)
- Book a private lesson or two for feedback
- Social dance regularly to reinforce good, natural lead/follow skills
- Practice and rehearse to reinforce material you’ve learned
Level 3 Topics
The Level 3 classes are very diverse and are typically left up to the discretion of the instructors. Consider that the more your learn about Lindy Hop, you realize how HUGE and DIVERSE this dance really is!
All class topics and content are by “instructor’s choice”, and taught by our veteran dance instructors.
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When you arrive at your first class, come 10-15 minutes early so that you may complete your registration, sign the liability waiver, and pay for the series. During the series, please arrive on time so we can end on time. Never give up, and stick it through! You’re rewarded personally for perseverence. Keep in mind that we really do care about your success; at any time, please come to us or your fellow students for help. Also, feel welcome to share your skills and knowledge with other students. We’re all in it together!