What level class should I take?
*Remember - choose the appropriate level for the different types of swing dance. Your level may be different for West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop/Jitterbug/East Coast Swing.
If you're constantly not getting the material in class you may want to move down a level or try some private lessons. If class is always easy and you retain all the material you should consider moving up. If the material is challenging but you're getting it by the end of class or with some practice then you're probably in the right place.
You're not yet comfortable dancing the basics. You may be completely new to the dance, or you may be familiar with some of the basics but still need to work on them. People usually stay in the beginner track for at least 1 to 3 months.
You know the basics and are starting to work on social dancing and refining your basics. Your vocabulary beyond the basics is fairly limited, and you are not familiar with much of the in depth technique and styling of the dance.
You're comfortable social dancing and with your basics, but you're ready to take your dancing to the next level with better technique, syncopations, patterns, and movements.
You are an experienced social dancer. You're comfortable with variations, patterns, and syncopations building from the basics and are looking to really challenge yourself and push your dancing.