Auditions (levels B though F)Please note that auditions happen first thing Friday morning. See more info about audition below.
February 20th-23rd 2020
Concept classesPlease note that concept classes are only for full pass holders, and are interleaved with the regular classes during the day.
Winter Jump 2018 classes will have 6 levels, starting on beginners/intermediate, going to infinity and beyond. All Lindy Hop. All awesome. Some groups will be split by audition.
You have been dancing Lindy hop for at least six months and know the basic steps, as well as the swing out, circle, side by side charleston and a few patterns.
B and C (split by audition)
You have a strong grasp of your basics, and have been working on your lead-follow connection through social dancing. You are familiar with terms like connection, musicality and improvisation. You are interested to add new moves to your repertoire, but also work on your fundamental technique and style. The higher level dancers are comfortable dancing at all tempos, have probably taken classes with a number of different teachers, and maybe even some weekend workshops or private lessons.
D, E and F (split by audition)
These three groups will consist of experienced dancers who have attended several international workshops already. If you sign up for these three groups you are ready for a quicker and more challenging teaching pace. You have a clear idea of what you need to work on in order to improve your dancing, and you are ready to put in that extra work to become the best. The top level of these three groups will be accompanied by some of our concept teachers.
There will be very limited possibilities to change levels, both up and down. We want to keep a good lead/follow ratio, and keep the groups at a reasonable size. So please read the level descriptions carefully and choose wisely…
The relative level at a camp is very unpredictable, and auditions help to get more even groups, which create a better learning environment. At the audition you will be asked to social dance with different people who signed up for the same level, and the teachers will assign you in groups with roughly the same dance level. We know a lot of people don’t like auditions, but you’ll be fine, we promise. Just stick to the basics, smile and relax. We provide hugs and reassuring smiles for those who need them. 🙂
This year we will have two separate auditions.
The middle levels B/C will have an audition to be separated into two groups. The audition will be held by some of our main teachers. If you cannot attend the audition, you will be placed at the lower level.
The highest levels, D/E/F will have an audition to be separated into three groups. This audition will also be held by some of our main teachers. If you cannot attend the audition, you will be placed at the lowest level.
BLS / Bygdelagssamskipnaden
Nordahl Bruns gate 22
St. Olavs gate 25
BUL / Bondeungdomslaget
Rosenkrantz’ gate 8