How the track groups & level checks work:
Our workshop classes are organized in level-based track groups. If you are a newcomer, your track group is the Newcomers Special.
Otherwise, we will use your answers from the level check questionnaire to assign you to a group of similar peers for your Level Check Class (Saturday early afternoon). We will send you your Level Checks group one week before the event. This is not your final placement. The SATS audition team will determine your track group after they evaluate your dancing during Level Checks. Once you are assigned a track group, you must stay in this group for the whole workshop.
If you want to audition for the Scene Leader track, you will need to send us a video audition. Details are below.
You are completely 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 a lot of fun. This track will provide just the right amount of classes.
You have been dancing Lindy Hop for at least a couple of months. You can dance the foundational moves of Lindy Hop (e.g. the swingout, lindy circle, basic charleston), and you sometimes may have trip-ups. You enjoy social dancing and find yourself craving for more. Swingin' at the Savoy might be your first weekend event. You are looking to expand your vocabulary to have more fun social dancing.
You regularly dance Lindy Hop in your local scene about weekly, and have been doing so for between a couple of months and a couple of years. The foundational moves of Lindy Hop (e.g. the swingout, lindy circle, basic charleston) are familiar and improvisation is comfortable for you, and you find yourself thinking about dancing even when you're not out at a dance! You're developing your dancing by traveling to weekend events, joining a regular practice group, or taking private lessons.
Socially, you talk about 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, and if you enter competitions you're best matched with the amateur or open level.
You are looking to expand your vocabulary to have more fun social dancing.
You regularly dance Lindy Hop in your local scene, and have attended 5 or more events outside of your local area in the last 2 years. You're among the best dancers in your local scene and perhaps teach classes or organize events. If you enter competitions you're best matched with the amateur or open level. You are looking to expand your technique by pursuing teaching styles outside of your comfort zone.
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, your attention is now on what the music is doing, and less about what moves are going to be led next or how you'll move. You have taken private lessons from a variety of teachers, have learned and performed choreography, and can dance a variety of swingout 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 find new ideas that don't fit in your personal style to be 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 requires a video audition. 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 your audition videos to YouTube as unlisted and then send the links to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name in the title of each video. Audition submission deadline is February 7th, 2018 at midnight.