How track groups work

Our workshop classes are organized in level-based track groups:

  • If you are a newcomer, your group is TRACK A – Newcomers Special.
  • For the other tracks, read up on our level check process we will use to place you in a group with dancers of similar level.

If you want to audition for the TRACK F – Scene Leader, you will need to send us a video audition. Details are below.

You are fairly new to Swing dancing, or have only taken a handful of classes. This is your first Lindy Hop workshop weekend. You’re looking to learn a lot and have a lot of fun. This track will provide just the right amount of classes.

You can dance the foundational moves of Lindy Hop (e.g. the swingout, lindy circle, basic charleston), and you want to improve the consistency of your basics. You enjoy social dancing and find yourself craving more. You have been dancing Lindy Hop for at least a couple of months, and Swingin’ at the Savoy might be your first weekend event. You are looking to build your vocabulary to have more fun social dancing.

You are very familiar with the foundational moves of Lindy Hop (e.g. the swingout, lindy circle, basic charleston), and you are comfortable with improvisation. You’ve taken on a practice of developing your dancing (e.g. lessons at weekend events, a regular practice group, private lessons, etc). You have been dancing Lindy Hop about weekly for at least six months to a year (perhaps much more). You are looking to expand your vocabulary to have more fun social dancing.

You talk about musicality, connection, momentum, and jazz artists with your friends. You know variations and jazz steps, and are excited to incorporate them into your dancing. You may have started traveling out of town or out of state for dance events. If you enter competitions, you compete at the the amateur or open level. You regularly dance Lindy Hop in your local scene, and have been learning at events outside of your area. You are looking to expand your technique by pursuing teaching styles outside of your comfort zone.

You have been a Lindy Hopper for a few years (at least!), you regularly travel to dance and take classes, and you are one of the better dancers in your scene. You are well versed in the dance, and you have familiarized yourself with the music, jazz structure, music vocabulary (e.g. ‘bar’, ‘phrase’), musical instruments, jazz artists. As you dance, you pay more attention to musicality, than how to execute moves. You may have taken private lessons from a variety of teachers, you’ve learned and performed choreography, and you can dance a variety of swing out styles.

You are among the most practiced and experienced dancers in your scene, and you most likely compete and teach in addition to dancing socially. You have skills, a developed personal style, and are interested in continuously improving both. You experience new ideas that don’t fit in your personal style as an opportunity to grow. You are looking for a challenging class with peers of your level who are as prepared to work for it as you.

This track will audition via video. You will need to send in two videos of you dancing, one to a song slower than 180 bpm, and one to a song faster than 180 bpm. Please upload videos to YouTube as unlisted and then email us the links at auditions@nullswinginatthesavoy.com. Be sure to include your full name and whether this is the slower or faster song in the title of each video.

The deadline to submit videos is February 1st, 2019 at midnight.

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FULL WEEKEND

All non-newcomer track groups are folded into a single pool for registration called Full Weekend. Once registered, you have to fill out our Level Check Questionnaire.

Track group descriptions are available here.

NEWCOMERS SPECIAL

This track is for you if…

You are fairly new to Lindy Hop, or have only taken a handful of classes. This is your first Lindy Hop workshop weekend. You’re looking to learn a lot and have a lot of fun. This track will provide just the right amount of classes.

It is a more affordable track perfect for new dancers. The track will be taught by instructors Adam Brozowski & Joshua Mclean.

PARTNERED SWING DANCING ROLES

Partnered swing dancing is a role-based dance. There is a leader and there is a follower. Both partners contribute equally to the dance, but in different ways. The leader is the one usually initiating movement and thinking about the dance in terms of shapes. The follower interprets the lead and moves accordingly, adding their own contributions to the dance. The dancers send each other cues about their movements and intentions through their connection as well as visually. The dance becomes an unspoken conversation between the dancers.