Please be aware that there is no “zero level” on this festival, so all the participants should know at least a basic step and basic moves also they should be able to lead/follow. The classes will not cover fundamentals. Please read the levels descriptions carefully before registration. Please analyze your own level critically and think about your colleagues’ comfort during class before you make a decision about your level.
You’ve participated in at least one weekend Collegiate Shag workshop in the last 3 months and you dance Shag on parties on a regular basis or you are taking regular classes for at least 3 months. On this level we assume you’re familiar with Collegiate Shag basic step and some of it’s basic variations, you know the concept of phrasing, you know the lines and body posture, as well as the fundamentals of connection, leading and following.
You meet all the Bunny Hop level requirements plus… fast tempo causes you no problems, you play around with different basic step variations using a wide scope of moves you can clearly lead or easily follow. You know which of them match the music you’re dancing to. You took more than one Collegiate Shag workshop and you dance Shag on parties on a regular basis or you are taking regular classes for 6 – 12 months. You can tell in a second on which foot your partner is standing, with your eyes closed. If so, welcome to the Sugar Push group!
You meet all the Sugar Push level requirements plus… you often travel for Collegiate Shag events around Europe, you’re taking regular classes for more than 1 year and you’ve participated in 3 or more Collegiate Shag workshops in the last 12 months. You easily adapt to any partner’s level on the social dance floor, you’re not afraid to participate in jams, competitions or performances. You know most of the Collegiate Shag videos on YouTube by heart.