What does the 1a or 1b mean?
Looking at our class schedule you may wonder what 1a or 1b vs 2 & 3 are all about. These notations are the way that we categorize our dance classes and lay out the progression pattern for our students.
Our Level 1 (Beginner Dance Classes)
This is the starting foundation level for all of our dances (bronze level or beginner). You can come in to any of these classes with little or NO experience . . . the instructors will start off with the rhythm and count of each dance and continue on through how to connect with your partner and lead/follow. In a beginning level class you will learn many moves and turns and build confidence in the dance style.
Our Level 2 (Beyond Beginner Dance Classes)
*Requirement: You must complete both Level 1a and 1b at a minimum of once each. (We recommend 2 or 3 times each for many new students. There is a great discount for repeating, 25% off 2nd time, 50% 3rd time and beyond. Line Dancing has a different discount)
Now take your introductory/beginner material to the next level . . . refining your level 1 moves as well as progressing your skills through more complex moves & patterns (upper bronze & silver or Beginner Plus or Beyond Beginner).
Our Level 3 (Intermediate/Advanced Dance Classes)
*Requirement: You must complete Level 1a and 1b and all Level 2 classes.
Once you are comfortable with all the Level 2 dance classes (and with instructor permission) you can move in to our Level 3 Classes where the sky’s the limit (upper silver & gold+) . . . material at this level includes more advanced styling and syncopations.