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 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
Learn the basics of what makes Blues and its movements.
Level 2 - open to any dancer
You know the basics, but now you want to know what you can do with the basics.
Level 3 - video audition
You’ve got some moves, but now you want to add some musicality and personal style.
Level 4- video audition
You’ve got some style, but now you want to really delve into the nitty gritty of building movement.
Level 5 - invitational
You know the movement, the music, and the history - Now you want to make it your own.
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.
STAY TUNED FOR VIDEO UPDATES!
vIDEO AUDITIONS - deadline april 22
If you would like to be in Level 3 or 4 this year, we require a 1-minute video submitted to [firstname.lastname@example.org], 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 APRIL 22