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Fevah Modern Jive

We want everyone to have fun and be safe at our dance classes. To help with this we have a Dance WoF (Warrant of Fitness) that we ask everyone to pass before joining an intermediate class.

We ask that people have an assessment or dance WOF before they move up a level e.g. from Beginner to Intermediate to help improve the safety and enjoyment of dancers at our classes and events. The lowest class people need an assessment for is Intermediate.

We use your dance level to list which workshops are available for you to book. For higher level workshops it's important that all attendees are of an appropriate level to handle the workshop material and not hold up others.

An intermediate dancer is someone who can dance beginner level moves with good timing, balance and lead and follow technique. To ensure your safety and that of other dancers, all attendees must have passed their Dance WoF by a teacher.

We are here to help! We want you to improve and grow and continue to enjoy your time spent with us, therefore the WoF can be a little bit like a private lesson during freestyle. Benefits include:

  • Personal coaching.
  • Extra technique and style tips.
  • Expert advice.
  • Free credit once you pass.

So feel free to ask a teacher for a dance to get any assistance with your dancing.

The WoF for leaders and followers are very similar with a couple of minor differences so please check the one that applies to your role.

Leaders

We want everyone to have fun and be safe at our dance classes. Below are a few skills you need to have before you move up so that you and your partners get the most from an intermediate level class.

Timing
Stepping to the beat of the music.
Safety
Your dancing is safe and you don't endanger your partner.
Handhold
Correct and comfortable hand hold (not gripping with thumbs).
Hand hold is steady (not bouncing).
Footwork
Use a walking step & start on right foot.
Bring your feet together at the end of the slot/on the step out.
Take small steps.
Frame
Body upright with a bend in your arms.
Lead with your body (not just your arms).
Maintain frame, e.g. throughout the Manhattan.
Movement
Adjust your lead to your partner.
Body faces partner at the end of a move.
Able to dance on a 'slot'.
Move knowledge
Can lead all the beginner moves clearly.

Followers

We want everyone to have fun and be safe at our dance classes. Below are a few skills you need to have before you move up so that you and your partners get the most from an intermediate level class.

Timing
Stepping to the beat of the music.
Safety
Your dancing is safe and you don't endanger your partner.
Handhold
Don't grip your partner (no thumbs used).
Maintain connection - pressing in to match the tension of the lead.
Footwork
Use a walking step & start on left foot.
Bring your feet together at the end of the slot/on the step out.
Take small steps.
Frame
Body upright with a bend in your arms.
Protect your shoulders from injury by not letting your arms go behind you.
Slight tension in the shoulders to hold your frame.
Movement
Can complete a return on the spot.
Body faces partner at the end of a move.
Able to dance on a 'slot'.
Does not anticipate lead.
Move knowledge
Can follow all the beginner moves.