A (Beginner): You have never danced lindy hop before. Or you have tried a little bit and know the basic step with a couple of figures. Anyway, here we will take it from the beginning with basic step on sixes and eights, and you will get to learn some fundamental figures like change-of-places, swingouts and Charleston.
B (Beginner-Intermediate): You have participated in at least one lindy hop basic course and know the fundamental figures like change-of-places, swingouts and Charleston. You have probably danced regularly less than a year and perhaps dared to dance out on the social dance floor. Now you want to try new fun steps, figures and techniques in your swing dance.
C (Intermediate): You have participated in several continuation courses and probably danced regularly, both courses and socially, for 1-2 years. You can easily mix six count and eight count, are starting to get used to higher tempos and are not afraid to challenge yourself with new figures, technique and musicality.
D (Intermediate-Advanced): At this point you have danced regularly for several years and thrive like a fish in the water. You listen to the music, can vary your footwork, dance at higher tempos and add styling and variations to your dance. This is a level that you can stick around on for a while.
E (Advanced): You have been swing dancing for a loooong time and on an advanced level, perhaps you are also an instructor yourself. You have probably taken every course in your local community, participated in workshops at other places and want more! At this level the tempo of the instruction is higher, and the instructors can suggest you switch to another level, if they believe you can do better there. If you are unsure if this is the level for you – ask your local instructor or an advanced dancer that you trust.
Audition: If you are aiming for Level E (advanced) you will register for level D/E. Before the event you will be participating in an audition where you will be placed in either D or E. If you are only registering for D you do not have to participate in the audition.