WORKSHOP

LINDY HOP

This workshop is for those who never danced Lindy Hop.

This level is dedicated to those who dance for at least 6 months/1 year. You need to know the basics of Lindy Hop in both 8 count and 6 count and the basics of Charleston.

To access this level you must have attended classes for at least 1/2 years and started dancing regularly. Good ability to lead/follow the most common steps (such as Swing Out, Texas Tommy, Inside, Outside, Swivels for followers), the most common variations on 6 and 8 counts, charleston and lindy-charleston. This level will improve your movements and your connection.

To access this level you must have attended classes for about 2/3 years, dance regularly and attend workshops with a certain diligence.

To access this level you must have attended classes for about 4 years, dance regularly and have taken part in national and international Workshops/Dance Camps. You must have the ability to lead/follow with confidence and fluency, and know multiple variations.

To access this level you must have attended classes for about 4 years or more, dance regularly and have attended various national and international Workshops/Dance Camps. In particular, you must be able to lead/follow smoothly on both slow and fast times. You must show a developed musicality and improvisation ability.

BALBOA HAPPY FEET STEPS

First steps Balboa. 

In this level the basic figures of the Balboa and the rhythm are studied and deepened. It also works on connection and technique through the figures.

This level is for dancers who regularly dance for 6 months/1 year, who know, both as a leader and as a follower, the key movements in social dance including up/down hold basic step, such as come around, throw out, lollies, and in&out. You will work on the footwork, on various figures and on the improvement of technique and connection.

Aimed for dancers who regularly dance for more than 2/3 years. To access this level you must feel completely comfortable with the basics of the Balboa and you must be able to lead/follow different rhythmic variations on all times, slow and fast.

Aimed for dancers with experience of at least 3/4 years. Leaders at this level should have a fairly solid vocabulary of movements, beyond the basics, and be able to work on how to handle the movements they already know to adapt to the music and adapt to the skills of the follower. Followers of this level must be able to work on weight variations and transitions so that they can achieve that consistent connection, whatever is the level of the leader. At this level you will enrich your Bal Swing with the Pure Bal technique.

LINDY HOP - COMPETITIONS AND SHOWS (LCS)

Notice: Couple registration required. This class will take place with at least 3 couples and will have maximum 15 couples admitted. No partner rotation is foreseen during this classes. 

Lindy hop is mainly social dance but sometimes it is also competition and/or show. Policoro in Swing cares a lot about the social dance but this year wants to expand the space dedicated to experienced dancers who want to improve their competitive skills and show.

The program of this special class is designed for dancers with a specific goal in mind: to improve, not primarily as social dancers, but as competitors and performers. The program is designed for couples who have an advanced level. 

If you want to access this level you need to write us about yourself and your experiences as a dancer. Please write to policoroswing.team@gmail.com, with the subject “LINDY HOP COMPETITIONS”.

LINDY HOP - TEACHERS MEETING CLASS (LTMC)

Notice: Couple registration required. This class will take place with at least 3 couples and will have maximum 12 couples admitted. No partner rotation is foreseen during this classes. 

The program of this special class is designed for dancers with a specific goal in mind: to improve as teachers through a dynamic exchange of experiences and practice of teaching with the teachers of our dance camp. The program is designed for couples who have an advanced level. 

If you want to access this level you need to write us about yourself and your experiences as a dancer. Please write to policoroswing.team@gmail.com, with the subject “TMC Lindy Hop”.

BALBOA - COMPETITIONS AND SHOWS (LCS)

Notice: Couple registration required. This class will take place with at least 3 couples and will have maximum 12 couples admitted. No partner rotation is foreseen during this classes. 

Like Lindy Hop, Balboa is mainly social dance but sometimes it is also competition and/or show. Policoro in Swing cares a lot about the social dance but this year wants to expand the space dedicated to experienced dancers who want to improve their competitive skills and show. In the 2019 edition we introduced this type of class for Lindy Hop for the first time. With Policoro in Swing 2022 also the Balboa will have this special class  abbiamo introdotto per la prima volta questo tipo di classe per il Lindy Hop. Con Policoro in Swing 2019 anche  il Balboa avrà questa classe speciale.

The program of this special class is designed for dancers with a specific goal in mind: to improve, not primarily as social dancers, but as competitors and performers. The program is designed for couples who have an advanced level. 

If you want to access this level you need to write us about yourself and your experiences as a dancer. Please write to policoroswing.team@gmail.com, with the subject “BALBOA COMPETITIONS”.  COMPETITIONS”.

BALBOA - TEACHERS MEETING CLASS (BTMC)

Notice: Couple registration required. This class will take place with at least 3 couples and will have maximum 12 couples admitted. No partner rotation is foreseen during this classes. 

The program of this special class is designed for dancers with a specific goal in mind: to improve as teachers through a dynamic exchange of experiences and practice of teaching with the teachers of our dance camp. The program is designed for couples who have an advanced level. 

If you want to access this level you need to write us about yourself and your experiences as a dancer. Please write to policoroswing.team@gmail.com, with the subject “TMC Balboa”.

A TRAVEL IN THE BLUES

You want to try this fantastic dance, or start with it. You've taken a few tester classes or maybe it is your first time. If you have some experience in other dances, like lindy hop and you want to try the Blues, this is the best opportunity you will get.

You know the basics, you've already taken some courses before, you dance blues and you want to improve your moves and also learn new vocabulary and different blues styles.

You´ve travelled to many blues events; you´ve been dancing some years and you feel confident with many kinds of blues music, the different tempos are not a problem and you enjoy them all. You are ready for the next step, improve your musicality, your moves, your connection and your solo.

JAZZ SOLO TO HAVE FUN

You have started a Jazz lessons this year or have been dancing Lindy Hop for at least a year. The level is also suitable for those who already have experience in other dance disciplines and want to experience the Jazz of the origins and the Charleston.

You dance Jazz and Charleston dances for at least 1/2 years. Learn the basic steps (suzie-q, applejacks, shorty george, 20’s charleston…) and many variations. You feel more confident about improvisation and you try to be musical in your dancing; you learn quickly new routines.

SHAG FOR REBEL DANCERS

The basics of Shag and some nice, smooth moves.

For this level a good knowledge of the different figures and the basic rhythms of the Shag is required.