BALBOA Levels

 
BALBOA 1 - Beginner
If the following fits, then this is the right level for you:
You have never danced Balboa or at most you took part in a taster class.
or
You have danced a little bit of Balboa but it has been a while and you would like to refresh things to get back into it.
or
You already dance Balboa but you would like to focus on, refresh and improve your basics.
In this course the basic figures and principles of the dance will be the main focus.

BALBOA 2 - Beginner-Intermediate
If the following fits, then this is the right level for you:
You have participated in at least two Balboa beginner courses and you are pretty confident in the basic figures that you learned and you are ready to work on honing your technique.
or
You learned the basics of Balboa at a workshop and want to continue dancing more regularly.

In this course you'll work on improving the basics you already know while adding variations. You'll also combine further figures with each other and begin adding in some footwork variations.

BALBOA 3 - Intermediate:
This level is perfect for you if:
You have been dancing Balboa regularly for a good while. You feel comfortable combining basic and more complex steps and figures creatively on your own and you totally feel comfortable with faster tempos with different dancers.

BALBOA 4 - Intermediate-Advanced:
Your Balboa is at a high level and you have been dancing regularly and for quite a while. Basics and variations are no problem for you to fast music. You want to expand your repertoire and work on style at fast tempos. For this course you have to have solid basics, because we'll be challenging you with new figure variations and combinations as well as interesting footwork.

BALBOA 5 – Advanced:
This is where things heat up a little. You have a couple years of Balboa experience, taken lots of classes, workshops, and social dance frequently. You have a nice repertoire of moves with possibly a few tricks here and there. You have good connection and can adapt to different techniques. Your body stays in continuous flow. Your dancing has no edges or start/stop moments. You are able to exchange directions in the basic on the slows or on the quicks. You can stress/accent various parts in your basic or the music. Your body is relaxed, but toned enough for the task. Your comfort zone for dancing relaxed and on time is at least from 180 to 260 bpm. You can lead or follow between single, double and triple time footwork in Pure Bal and Bal-Swing. In these classes you will learn a lot of new material to expand and improve your dictionary of moves and technique.