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iMprover LeveL
This classification is referring to choreography that will assume some previous dance experience and basic skills. Improver level dances will introduce additional step patterns, such as Electric Kicks, Rolling Grapevines, Ronde Sweeps, Swivets, and Figure Eight turns. Syncopation like Anchor, Coaster, Mambo, Sailor, steps will be used together with more turning techniques. At this level choreography will use various rhythms and tempos. For example Samba, Tango, Swing, Rumba reflecting different timing and styling.
Dance routines at this level could be up to 64 counts and will almost certainly have several turns. If not already achieved, dancers would be introduced to routines that feature tags and restarts.
interMediate LeveL
This classification will feature dance routines suitable for experienced dancers. Those who have mastered a comprehensive range of step patterns and movements. An Intermediate routine is likely to feature interesting step combinations, pauses, syncopations, body movements, timing variations and styling.
Routines could embrace any amount of turning techniques and run up to 64 counts as normal but, at this level, counts can be considerably more as routines may be phrased to the music and contain tags and bridges.
This is the most popular dance level. It is where experienced social dances feel the most comfortable. It offers a wide variety of dance routines that should satisfy most dances and often feature new challenges that will be fun as well as rewarding.
advanced LeveL
Choreography at this level contains the full spectrum of step patterns in any combination and will embrace all tempos and rhythms. The routines are likely to include complex dance moves that push the boundaries.
Advanced level dances can range from a quite short routines, to very complicated, lengthy or totally phrased choreography.
Invariably they will feature a range of turns and direction changes and a host of step patterns all of which will require good technique and co-ordination.
Choreography at this level will be challenging for most people but very satisfying when mastered. Dances can go beyond a social dance routine and feel and look like an accomplishment dance performance.
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