About bluesSHOUT! Classes
Levels & Auditions
As part of the registration process, you will need to indicate your desired class level. Levels will be assigned by audition; however, to cut down on the time for auditions, we’d make some assignments beforehand. Our instructors will review your requested level before the event. You can change your selected level in the registration system until March 9th (after that date you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to make changes). If a majority of the instructors are familiar with your dancing and feel that you fit into the level you have selected, you will not need to audition. If the majority of the instructors are not familiar with your dancing, or have some questions about the level you requested, you will have the opportunity to audition for that level. All registrants will be notified of level placement or audition status before the workshops, so you will know whether attendance at auditions is necessary or not.
About the Auditions
Auditions will occur on Saturday morning. You will be auditioning for placement in the level you requested during registration, and you will be evaluated by ~two instructors. You’ll be dancing with the instructors, and they will be evaluating you based on the descriptions of the class levels above. Please be familiar with the descriptions and be sure to aesthetic, musicality, and technique you need to demonstrate that you possess the skills described for that level. If you miss auditions, the highest level you can be placed in is level 2, regardless of what level you requested.
These classes go into great detail about how to do specific blues dances correctly. There will be a lot of explaining, but also time to practice. Classes may move slowly so that you can be sure to get things right.
These classes will be diverse, but will all focus on creating movement in direct response to the music.
These classes will discuss the social, political, historical, and cultural aspects of The Blues.
These classes will focus on helping you to express your own personality, story, perspective, or reaction to the music through movement.
These classes are meant to bring variety and depth to your dance education. We highly encourage you to branch out from your usual partnered class experience and learn something out of the box!