2019 LEVEL PLACEMENT
We’re doing level placements a bit differently this year!
We understand that your dancing may look and feel different depending on style and idiom. You may know LOTS about Struttin’ but only a bit about Texas Shuffle. Your Savoy Walk could be on point but your Stride may need some fine-tuning. To accommodate where you are in your dance journey, BlueGeek will have fluid level placement!
What does fluid level placement mean? It means that we want to help you get the MOST out of idiom classes that you can. To that end, we are giving you the option to switch between levels depending on the class content. We have a number of resources that can help you determine your placement for any given idiom.
Flowchart - Don’t know what to look for? Here are some questions you can ask yourself!
Level 1- open to any dancer
You need to learn fundamentals, including aesthetic and basic movements.
Level 2 - open to any dancer
You have had a primer in fundamentals and you can execute basic movements with a partner. You have experienced some styles of dance and can sometimes differentiate between styles of music.
Level 3 - video audition
You have an expanded vocabulary (aesthetic and movements) and have started to incorporate musicality. Your movements typically match the song style. You can safely execute movements with a partner.
Level 4- video audition
You consistently demonstrate, describe, and differentiate between a range of styles and movements, while maintaining blues aesthetic. You include some layered movements. You can observe and work out movement execution.
Level 5 - invitational
Have you ever wanted a visual idea of what levels look like? Well you’re in luck! Adam and Krystal Wilkerson teamed up to provide you with these wonderful practice videos exploring idioms at different levels.
REMINDER: While the Wilkersons are demonstrating skills for Levels 2, 3, and 4, only Levels 3 and 4 require audition.
vIDEO AUDITIONS - (Deadline 2 weeks after you register)
If you would like to be in Level 3 or 4 this year, we require a 1-minute video submitted to [email@example.com], with the subject line “2019 Audition.” In your message, please indicate which level you are auditioning for. A team of judges will evaluate your video and provide you with a “Peak Level” placement. “Peak Level” means that this is the highest level you may take, and we trust you to move to a lower level if you need to work on a particular idiom.
If you think you were misplaced in a level, you have the option to go through an appeals process. This will take place Saturday morning during the first class period.
Due to the video auditions and appeals process there will NOT be an audition class during the weekend.
DEADLINE - Two weeks after you register. Last accepted APRIL 28