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Skills Check

We want everyone to have fun and be safe at our dance classes. To help with this we have a Skills Check that we ask everyone to pass before joining an intermediate class.

An intermediate dancer is someone who can dance beginner level moves with good timing, balance and lead and follow technique..

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Timing
Everyone
Stepping to the beat of the music.
Safety
Everyone
Your dancing is safe and you don't endanger your partner.
Handhold
Leaders
Correct and comfortable hand hold (not gripping with thumbs).
Hand hold is steady (not bouncing).
Followers
Don't grip your partner (no thumbs used).
Maintain connection - pressing in to match the tension of the lead.
Footwork
Everyone
Bring your feet together at the end of the slot/on the step out.
Take small steps.
Leaders
Use a walking step & start on right foot.
Followers
Use a walking step & start on left foot.
Frame
Everyone
Body upright with a bend in your arms.
Leaders
Lead with your body (not just your arms).
Maintain frame, e.g. throughout the Manhattan.
Followers
Protect your shoulders from injury by not letting your arms go behind you.
Slight tension in the shoulders to hold your frame.
Movement
Leaders
Adjust your lead to your partner.
Body faces partner at the end of a move.
Able to dance on a 'slot'.
Followers
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
Leaders
Can lead all the beginner moves clearly.
Followers
Can follow all the beginner moves.