Description of different levels of our dance classes.
Since there are so many ways to describe different levels of difficulty in dancing, each school decides to have their own set of levels to indicate where you are in your learning. The break down into levels is also in some way a reflection of school’s philosophy of dancing and teaching how to dance. Here are our levels, for ease of comprehension compared to something everybody is familiar with – school system we go through when we are growing up. Mind you it’s obviously not the same time line.
Newcomer – just starting – from the point you enter the dance studio for the first time to about first 3 months of dancing – you are still learning how to learn, how your body works on the dance floor and how to find your way around that “other person” in front of you. It’s the preschool of dancing.
Beginner – more or less your first year of dancing – you learn and get to try simple examples of most concepts in a given dance. Junior high school.
Improver – you understand most basic concepts and can execute simple examples in each. At this stage rather then learning about more new ones, you are focusing on how to dance those you already know better and learn more examples in each, adding more variation to your dancing. High school
Intermediate – this stage of learning is about more complicated stuff, but also about returning to basics, with understanding, that it’s the good basics that make the complicated stuff flow, dance well and look easy. It’s also time to start doing things that previously were – out of lack of control in basics – impossible to attempt. Senior high school.
Advanced – This would be comparable to university learning and working towards masters degree.