Levels

Who can join us?

There will be no group for beginners this time (P0/P1 levels, sorry!)

You can join one of the levels described below:

If you’re not entirely sure which level to choose, let us know. Please, try to be realistic when assessing your own dance skills – if you want to make the most of the workshops, it’s important that you join the right group, with the classes adapted to your level of advancement. If our instructors ask you to change levels, be understanding and remember – it’s for your own good ☺

If you need some advice which level would be best for you, send us an email or give us a call (See: Contact Us)!

P2 – for those who are familiar with the basic 6-count and 8-count patterns (left side pass, underarm, sugar push, sugar tuck, whip, reverse whip, tuck turn, free spin/spinning pass, starter step) and their varieties, but still feel somewhat uncomfortable dancing to songs with very slow or rapid pace. If you want to learn more patterns and feel more at ease with your West Coast Swing, and/or were encouraged by your dance teacher to take this level, choose P2!

(For Skalski Dance School students: this is the level for our P1/P2 students)

P3 - for those who are familiar with the WCS concepts mentioned in P2 descriptions but still feel somewhat uncomfortable dancing to songs with very slow or rapid pace. As a P3-level dancer you should be familiar with: roll in roll out slingshot, shadow position, sweetheart, telemark. If you know those patterns but don’t feel entirely comfortable using them and you would like to work on that, join P3!

Also, if you were encouraged by your dance instructor to take this level, don’t hesitate and join in!

(For Skalski Dance School students: this is the level for our P2/P3 students. Don’t worry if you do not recognize some of the concepts mentioned above – we’re going to cover them all in our classes before August)

P4 – for those who are familiar with the WCS concepts mentioned in P2-P3 descriptions, have been dancing WCS regularly for quite a while now and feel comfortable dancing to both slow- and fast-paced songs, as well as to any genre of music (including blues :-)

As a P4-level dancer you should be able to control the distance between the leader and the follower, use any kind of rock’n’go and apply musicality to your dancing. Your stretch, constant connection and continuous movement (with proper weight transfer) are beginning to work automatically but you still need to work on them. If you feel that this description reflects your WCS level and/or you were encouraged by your dance instructor to take this level, don’t hesitate and join P4!

(For Skalski Dance School students: this is the level for our P4/P5 students)

P5:

- minimum 10 WSDC Novice points

- your instruktor sugested you this level

- also there will be audition to get this level ;)

Please remember that we will do final levels (groups) division after we will close registration. We'd like to be sure that every group will be on the same level. Of course there will be possibility to change group up on the audition ;)