ALL LEVELS (minimum level
Improver. Combines what was previously called 'all level' and 'improver')
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (minimum
BEYOND INTERMEDIATE (minimum level Beyond Intermediates)
ADVANCED (minimum level Advanced)
Beginner or Very New) - This level will have Separate Beginners BootCamp Taster
2018 FESTIVAL LEVELS GUIDANCE
At our festivals, we promote 'happy tango'
with fun learning and no snootiness or elitism. There will always be a strong programme of tuition for you whatever your
level and social events where everyone comes together and happily share the same floor.
However, for tuition we believe it incredibly important and insist that students select tuition at their appropriate
level. This is based on effectiveness of teaching and continual feedback from attendees.
We offer clear
guidance and clarification for levels. Please see grid below to help you to select the appropriate level of tuition.
There are 5 general levels of tuition: Beginner (separate Beginners Bootcamp Taster) , All Levels (previously
Improver), Intermediate, Beyond Intermediate and Advanced.
- It is fine for someone at a higher level
(see grid below) to take workshops of a lower level ie to brush up on something.
- In fairness to yourselves,
other dancers and the teachers PLEASE DON'T put yourself in a higher level of tuition than your ability/experience.
Teachers have been requested to
design and teach classes aimed at the advertised level, not at the lowest level within the room.
-If Booking as a couple,
BOTH partners must be at the correct minimum level for theworkshop. If you aren't at the correct minimum level, it isn't
possible to book with a more experienced partner who will 'look after you'
- In tango, everyone is at a
different stage of their journey and miles on the clock is still probably the best general guidance for level suitability.
We know that it is not foolproof and there will always be the odd exception but for general guidance it is
the criteria we use.
|INTERMEDIATE ||BEYOND INTERMEDIATE||ADVANCED|
known as improvers)|| ||(previously known as intermediate/advanced)|| |
|TIME GUIDANCE||0-6 Months
Tango Dancing||At least 4-6 Months Regular
Tango Dancing||At least 18-24 Months
Regular Tango Dancing||At least 3 Years
Regular Tango Dancing||At least 4 Years
Regular Tango Dancing|
|FOCUSES ON||Fundamental basic patterns, walking + technique.||Incorporates more sophisticated patterns, technique, musicality and styling||More advanced concepts, patterns, techniques musicality + styling||Challenging concepts, musicality and styling.||The most technically challenging patterns, concepts, musicality + styling|
who have never danced a step and want to learn quickly and intensively||Tango Dancers who have practiced many times the basics and are hungry to progress their dancing. Happy
to dance in busy milongas but still perhaps a little tentative||Confident and experienced Tango Dancers who have mastered basics and have a wide repertoire and solid
musicality. Very comfortable in most milongas.||Tango Dancers who have mastered most of the intermediate level workshops and content. Also have detailed repertoire
and excellent musicality. At home in any milonga. ||Very experienced Tango Dancers who have mastered all other levels, have a very wide repertoire, exceptional musicality
+ can navigate with ease any busy milonga|
|ALSO IDEAL FOR||* Near Beginners, anyone who has been dancing a short
while but would like a top to toe workover||* Intermediate Dancers to refresh their knowledge, technique and styling||* Beyond Intermediate or Advanced Dancers
to refresh their knowledge, technique and styling||* Advanced Dancers to refresh their knowledge, technique and styling|| |
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|* Rusty Dancers. People who have learnt tango a while ago and have forgotten most
of it.||* Beyond Intermediate Dancers
to refresh their knowledge, technique and styling. |
Advanced Dancers will likely benefit from the Musicality workshops
|NOT SUITABLE FOR||Intermediates, Beyond Intermediates,or Advanced||Beginners||Beginners or Improvers||Beginners, Improvers or Intermediates||Beginners or Improvers or Intermediates or Beyond Intermediate|
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|RECOMMENDED TUITION||Beginners Bootcamp||All Level|
|All Level or Intermediate Workshops||All Level, Intermediate or Beyond Intermediate Workshops||All Level, Intermediate, Beyond Intermediate or Advanced Workshops|
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