Classes at Lindy Focus (Overview)
Your event pass includes all dances and special activities, but most folks will want to spend their days in class, honing their dance skills, socializing, and getting themselves as ready as possible for the evening dancing.
All classes are grouped into 2 or 4 hour units called Courses. You can add as many or as few of these as you like to your ticket when registering, or after the fact. We recommend snagging any high-priority courses when you first register to make sure you reserve a spot in that classroom.
Topics range from “core Lindy Hop” (and there is a lot of juicy Lindy Hop offered!) to Balboa, Blues, Solo Jazz, and much more! You can shape your classroom experience however you like depending on what you most want to study.
LEVELS AND AUDITIONS
There are no camp-wide level placements at Lindy Focus. Many of the courses are Open Level, which means anyone can register — though many of them do have suggested pre-requisites to clarify skill expectations. For certain more challenging Courses, a Skill Assessment Audition is required. Courses that require these are clearly marked and list pre-requisites that you will be asked to demonstrate during the audition session before class begins. For example, it might be as simple as requiring that you can demonstrate a clean Swingout from Closed, Swingout, and Circle. Or you might be asked to demonstrate the Shim Shim or Tranky Doo, or to execute a short routine for which the instructor has posted a video (or will soon). But the main thing is this: no surprises! You should be able to prepare for all auditions well in advance, because the expected requirements will be available.
In the case that you do not pass the Skill Assessment, there will be no refunds. You will have the option to instead take the pre-determined Course offered at the same time that was specifically curated by Lindy Focus to help you build essential and relevant dance skills. The exact course varies per time slot, but each of these are listed within the Course description for all Skill Assessed Courses.
That being said, we hope everyone will register with every intention of preparing for passing the Skill Assessment so as not to unnecessarily claim a spot in the class roster (capacities are of course limited). The intention is not to shut anyone out, but rather to bring everyone up to where you can get the absolute most out of every class session!
PLANNING YOUR CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE
We recommend you follow these steps to choosing your Courses:
Visit the Suggested Curriculums page in case one of our pre-fab curriculums happen to match your interests and experience. (Note: Not all courses will be listed here so be sure to check out the full catalog for additional options!)
Visit the Course Catalog (Schedule) page to view all Courses in the context of the event schedule.
Use the Course Catalog (by Style) page if you’re trying to find a course within a specific style of dance.
Make your selections prior to registering, then when it’s time to register use your notes for reference so you don’t need to keep track of a bunch of browser windows!