Level description 2019
☆ BRAND NEW TO SHAG? ☆
PLEASE NOTE: There is no complete beginner track in the FULL PASS LEVELS. It´s assumed that for the most basic level you’ll already be familiar with the classic basic double-time Shag footwork patterns, basic connection, etc. If you are brand new to Collegiate Shag or you only had a few classes, we recommend to attend a beginner / improver Shag intensive class and get a lots of Shag practice by social dancing to be ready to sign for a FULL PASS. Alternatively it is necessary to have attended the Friday beginners class ☆ Landlubber ☆.
☆ The FRIDAYS BEGINNERS CLASS: LANDLUBBER ☆
This is a beginners crash course of 1,5 hours. We also welcome those who already know some Collegiate Shag to remind you of the basics and/or get you in shape for the rest of the weekend. If you are brand new to Collegiate Shag and want to participate in FULL PASS LEVELS, it is needed to attend this class to get the basics.
Landlubber is one of our favorites classes – we love the moment when people have their very first Collegiate Shag experience. It is fantastic to see all those happy faces after classes.
The Landlubber Class is only bookable in combination with a FULL PASS.
☆ The FULL PASS LEVELS ☆
Full Pass Levels won´t start with the Basics! If you are brand new to Shag, please read the information above!
We have noticed in recent years that some participants significantly develop their abilities after registration so that the initially chosen level no longer fits well when the event takes place. Based on this experience, we have changed the registration process a bit this year.
As you might know from the previous years, there will be four different levels from Beginner – Advanced.
But: You cannot sign up for a specific FULL PASS LEVEL We will invite all of you to a level check for the first time this year. A level check is nothing terrible, nothing to be afraid of. In particular, if you have not been dancing that long, it may be that you feel under pressure by the level check.
A level check is not a competition; it’s not about winning or losing.
It’s about providing you all in the classes with the best possible learning situation.
Participating the adequate level will increase the learning and fun for you and your dancing partners in the workshop! Homogenous classes are best for everyone! Please be sensitive and open to the teachers’ decision as to which level you belong in.
If – during the classes – the teachers find that another level (more experienced or more basic) fits you better, they will recommend a change after the session. We ask you to follow the teacher’s recommendation.
Due to the level check we cannot guarantee that you will be in the same level as the partner you registered with. But do not worry, the classes will take place at the same time for all tracks. So, even if you are not in the same classes, you can plan your day together.
Here you can find the schedule