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Class Levels

Our Level 1 classes are open to everyone. Participation in Levels 2 and higher require instructor approval, or a "progress check". When your instuctor feels that you are ready to advance to the next level, your private lesson instructor will recommend a progess check. Once you are in the higher levels you are encouraged to continue attending lower level classes for practice and to cheer on the new dancers just getting started!

Every School has different criterion for their levels. At Spokane Dance Company, our level of instruction is far superior to most dance "studios." We are a dance "school" and we focus on "teaching" dance.  If you have taken classes somewhere else, please call us to schedule a Progress check if you desire to enter level 2 or higher.   One of our private lesson instructors will be happy to help you figure out which of our levels is right for you.


Level 1:  For beginners and those who would like to brush up on their basics.
In level 1 classes, you will learn the basic rhythm and patterns of the dance. You must be able to dance all the patterns in level one (by yourself) before you will be able to advance to level 2.

 

Level 2:  For intermediate dancers who have a solid understanding of the material and concepts taught in Level 1.
Level 2 is a program where you will learn more technique and more complicated moves. Each dance is the same level of difficulty so you may enter level 2 with any dance that you have successfully passed a progress check in. You must complete at least one 6-month cycle of level 2 before advancing to the next level. Some individuals may choose to stay in level 2 for up to a year before they feel they are ready for level 3 classes.


Level 3: For intermediate/advanced dancers who have a solid understanding of the material and concepts taught in Levels 1 and 2.
Level 3 is a  program where you will learn new techniques as well as exciting new steps to prepare you for Silver Level Dancing. Each dance sequence is the same level of difficulty so you may start with any dance that you have successfully passed a level 2 progress check in. You must complete at least one year of Level 3 before advancing to the next level and many dancers are in level 3 for 2 years before they are ready for level 4 classes.


Level 4:  For advanced dancers who have a solid understanding of the concepts taught in levels 1, 2 and  3.
Level 4 is an ongoing program with new material each dance and is for the accomplished social dancer who has been dancing 1.5 – 3 years. Level 4 is the entry level for the Silver Medals Standard and will challenge you for many years. If you’ve made it this far you are officially a dance-aholic!


LEVELS OF AMERICAN BALLROOM DANCING:

BRONZE: The first complete level of the American Ballroom Syllabus, representing beginning to intermediate patterns with a focus on the foundation of movements and basic dance concepts. ( Dance Group Class Levels 1 ,2 & 3.)

SILVER: The second complete level of the American Ballroom Syllabus, representing advanced patterns and concepts.  (Dance Group Class Levels 4, 5 and 6.)

GOLD: The third complete level of the American Ballroom Syllabus, representing very advanced patterns and concepts. Gold is generally not a level associated with social dancing and is used for advanced competitive dancing, performances, and instructors.


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