Collegiate Shag Beginners = you just discovered this dance exists and you want to learn the basics.
Collegiate Shag Intermediate = you have been visiting regular CS classes for more than 6 months and/or you have attended few local/international CS workshops. You know the basic step and some variations and breaks, and figures such as camel hops, sugar push or shag-out very well. You can manage higher tempo too. You want to learn more variations, breaks and new figures.
Collegiate Shag Intermediate-Advanced = you have been attending regular classes for more than 1.5 years and/or you have attended a number of local/international CS workshops. The basic step and its variations and some fun breaks are no problem for you, and you’re certainly not afraid to make the most of them. You’ve mastered figures such as tandem, shag-out, kick variations or vomit comet. The high tempo is your best friend. You want to refine your technique and improve your shag vocabulary to shine more on the dance floor.
Collegiate Shag Advanced= there is no requirement for this level since the dancers will be selected through and audition, done at the beginning of the festival by our lovely teachers. This level will play more with musicality, different techniques and improvisation and will become more self-reflective. Be surprised!
St.Louis Shag Beginners = you just discovered this dance exists and you want to learn its basics.
St. Louis Shag Intermediate = you have been attending regular SLS classes for at least 3 months or you have had few hours of local/international workshops of St.Louis Shag for beginners. You know the basic step, some variations of the basic step, breaks and simple turns. You are craving for learning more figures and technique to extend your SLS vocabulary.
St. Louis Shag Intermediate-Advanced = you have been attending regular SLS classes for at least 1 year or you have had few hours of local/international workshops of St.Louis Shag at intermediate level. You are confident to dance SLS on social dance floor, you know basic steps and various figures such as sliding doors, shag-out, various turns and you start improvising your own stuff. You can manage faster tempo without a problem. You want to learn more figures and smooth your technique.