LEVELS

CHECK THE GUIDELINES BELOW TO SEE WHICH LEVEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU!
LEVEL 1 - BEGINNER
LEVEL 2 - BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE

Our level 1 lessons are progressive, building from week to week (no drop-ins) and we offer two different 4-week series:

 

  • Level 1 (6-Count): Starting from zero we work on basic 6-count Lindy Hop (much like East Coast Swing) and learn lots of 6 count moves and technique

  • Level 1 (8-Count): Starting from zero we build our way up to the swing out, the basic of Lindy Hop with some other moves and breaks along the way.

 

New students are welcome to start with either the 6-count or 8-count series as they both start from zero, assuming no prior knowledge but students must complete both 6-count and 8-count series before moving on to level 2. We alternate between the two from month to month.

Our level 2 lessons are also progressive, building from week to week (no drop-ins) and we offer four different 4-week series:

 

  • Level 2 (Swingout): This series will focus on refining the swingout and adding variations and moves based on the swingout. The swingout is what makes Lindy Hop Lindy Hop so it pays to do it well.

  • Level 2 (Charleston): We’ll start with basic Charleston technique and build to more and more challenging moves. It will be a sweaty good time.

  • Level 2 (Mixing 6 & 8): This series focuses on how to switch smoothly between both 6-count and 8-count moves and how to stop worrying about the counts period so you can lead and/or follow better.

  • Level 2 (Musicality): This series is about the music. How to dance to it better and how to enjoy it more. We’ll show some fun moves and breaks and work on using them to accent the music. The more we listen to the music the better we dance.

 

Students are welcome to begin level 2 lessons with any of the series offered but students must complete all 4 series before moving on to level 3. The series will rotate in order from month to month.

LEVEL 3 - INTERMEDIATE

Level 3 lessons are for experienced dancers and students who have completed all of level 1 and level 2 at Uptown Swing. Students must be comfortable and competent with 6 and 8-count basics including the swing out and Charleston. These lessons are not specifically progressive and new material is offered every week.

LEVEL 4 - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Level 4 is our most challenging level and we ask that students talk to (or email) one of our teachers before signing up for this level. We’ll have new material every week and challenges galore.