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Tracks & Levels

You and your booking partner do not need to be of the same level to register.



Lindy Hop - Intermediate
Lindy Hop - Advanced
If you have been going to your local classes regularly and want to experience a wonderful transformation in your dancing at one of the friendliest international weekends, this is the festival for you and this is the level for you!

At Intermediate level, you'd be expected to lead/follow/communicate the different steps and not just triple steps and you are able to combine them freely into basic, well-known figures such as the Passby, Send Out, Swing Out and Circle. You should be able to dance to faster songs in Charleston and to medium-tempo songs in Lindy Hop.
You can comfortably lead/follow Swing Outs to a high tempo (at least 180bpm) as well as lead/follow the free combination of steps, triple steps, kicks, ball-changes etc as you are not limited to set patterns. You are familiar with transitions between Lindy Hop and Charleston variations. Moves such as Texas-Tommy, Sugar-Push, and Tuck-Turns and are in your dance toolkit.
Your passion for Lindy hop is strong and you’ve been spreading the joy of swing dancing by taking part in small performances in class or at social events. Perhaps you enjoy showing moves to your friends regularly or maybe even assist in classes.
You want to work on more challenging variations, including different types of turns and spins and you know how to use your arms to both match your movements and add some style to your look.
Basically, if you think you’re an advanced dancer you should be able to dance comfortably with anyone to any music.

Although we do not plan to hold auditions, anyone who is clearly not coping will be asked to move to the intermediate level. We want to make sure that everyone has the best learning experience possible!
Balboa Level - Intermediate
Solo Jazz - Intermediate
You have been social dancing all of the key Balboa steps such as Cross Overs, Transition steps, Throw Out, Paddle, Lollies etc, plus a range of key Bal-Swing moves on a regular basis and take weekly Balboa classes and intermediate level workshops at Balboa Festivals.

You attend weekly Balboa classes and have been social dancing reguarly, as well as taking workshops at balboa festivals.

You can lead/follow complex Bal-Swing Steps with tricky footwork and don't feel afraid to dance with a wide variety of dancers. 
You are a comfortable social dancer but you really want to tune in on dance technique such as posture and balance, and improve your creativity and rhythm within the dance. You already know some Charleston steps from Lindy Hop and you want to explore them more. You know that taking a Solo Jazz class is not about memorising routines, rather it's about improving your movement skills and your rhythm. If you can carry out the moves from the Shim Sham comfortably, then this Solo Jazz track is for you! 


New for DJam 2018 – Lindy Hop and Balboa Masterclasses

If you feel that you are one of the most advance dancers at DJam and you want to learn more challenging technique in an intimate learning environment, then the Masterclass could be perfect for you! The Lindy Hop and Balboa Masterclasses will be scheduled during taster classes so taking part in the Masterclasses may result in missing out on some taster classes. 

To apply for a place in the Masterclass, simply tick the Masterclass box when you register and we will send you some information.
Arts Council Tel: 07719174544  Email:
Lindy Jazz HQ, Brancepeth Close, Durham DH1 5XL
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