At this level, there is no need for any blues dancing experience. If you’ve already had several teasers or participated in previous jamborees, you are also welcome in this level. You will be able to consolidate your basics, and to enrich your vocabulary and explore the many genres, rhythms and tempos.
No partner is required, and everyone will get the opportunity to dance with each other in both lead and follow roles.
We will work on solo movement, but also, we will dance in couple.
Since blues dancing often involves connecting in close embrace (a body to body connection between partners) consent will be prioritized at all times. Everyone has the right to say no to a dance and that right must be respected.
At this level, you would have had a steady harvest of blues dance classes and would have taken part in several classes, workshops or festivals. The intermediate level will take your skills up to the next and you will enlarge your vocabulary and refine the basic movements. Classes will focus more on musicality and technique the different blues dance idioms. By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools to express yourself in to the solo and partnered dance, with a more extended knowledge of blues dancing aesthetic and eventually its culture and history.