Courses

Four degree courses are available, some with different specialisations. Are you pursuing a Bachelors of Swing, or maybe a Masters of Following? You can even do a Doctorate of Swing with a specialisation in technique. Please use the info below to help decide which stream would best suit you.

Masters of Following

For those who want to spruce up their following (this will be a mixed gender class). A special intensive track focusing on variations, posture, swivels, arms, and upping your following game: no lead required. This track is suitable for followers who are intermediate level or above.

Bachelors of Swing - Improvers

After one to two semesters, you’ve earned your GSCE in dancing. You have obtained the basic concepts (such as footwork) taught in beginners and improvers classes, though still need to fine-tune these basics. You can now continue their learning of the same topics by working with slightly more challenging material.

  • Regularly attend social dancing.
  • Attend classes every week.
  • Have solid basics: Partnered Charleston, 6-count and 8-count.
  • Ready to learn new variations and increase ease of mixing 6-count and 8-count.
  • Looking to improve connection and comfort with your partner.
  • You love Lindy and can’t wait to dance!

Masters of Swing - Intermediate

You’re a over a year or three (or more!) into your dance studies and you want to to know what to do make yourself a star on the social dance floor. You are comfortable with, but working to fine-tune more advanced capabilities, such as body movement, connection with a partner and more advanced rhythms.You should:

  • Meet all points in BSwi.
  • You feel like one of the more advanced dancers in your scene.
  • No problem mixing 6 and 8-count variations when social dancing.
  • You regularly social dance with people of all levels.
  • You are comfortable with the idea of incorporating “musicality” into your dancing.
  • You don’t mind going back to basics and improving the core of your dancing.
  • You easily watch and learn sequences and choreography.
  • You have attended workshop weekends at an intermediate level and know what is expected.

Doctorate of Swing: Flash & Trash - Advanced

This course will focus on advanced, flashy moves and stylings. You put the work in for all the relevant years, have graduated, and are now seeking to explore the particulars of what makes Swing Dancing so tremendously enjoyable. Dancing comfortably with a partner is second nature for you now. You have done the advanced stream at other camps, and felt challenged, but not overwhelmed. You are one of the top dancers in not just your scene, but when you go visit other scenes as well. You know the benefits of the basics, but are beginning to feel a little stagnant in some of your moves and styling. You want to be able to do something a bit more flashy and impressive in your partner dancing, maybe looking towards impressing the audience and judges performance and competition.

  • You meet all of the BSwi & MSwi criteria,
  • You are worried about how challenging this level might be.
  • You are an extremely confident dancer within your local scene: teaching or performing.
  • You want to fine-tune technical issues such as pulse, stretch, connection, movement, rhythm etc.
  • Your dancing has extremely strong fundamentals onto which they can add their own styling, individuality and passion.
  • You social dance with ease and are a strong dancer in a student troupe, or are capable of dancing complex performance sequences.
  • You do not blame your partner when having difficulty making a move work in class.
  • When dancing with any level, you look comfortable and smooth on the dance floor.
  • You are comfortable with fast tempo and slow tempo songs.

Doctorate of Swing: Back to Basics - Advanced

This course will focus on detailed technique. You put the work in for all the relevant years, have graduated, and are now seeking to explore the particulars of what makes Swing Dancing so tremendously enjoyable. Dancing comfortably with a partner is second nature for you now. You have done the advanced stream at other camps, and felt challenged, but not overwhelmed. You are one of the top dancers in not just your scene, but when you go visit other scenes as well. You love doing some fancy moves, but are wanting to dig deep into your technique. The thought of pulsing for an hour fills you with joy. You know that you will never master the swing out, but you’ll be damned if you aren’t going to keep breaking it apart until the day you die. You want to be able to dance with anyone on the social floor and look technically flawless in performance and competition.

  • You meet all of the BSwi & MSwi criteria,
  • You are worried about how challenging this level might be.
  • You are an extremely confident dancer within your local scene: teaching or performing.
  • You want to fine-tune technical issues such as pulse, stretch, connection, movement, rhythm etc.
  • Your dancing has extremely strong fundamentals onto which they can add their own styling, individuality and passion.
  • You social dance with ease and are a strong dancer in a student troupe, or are capable of dancing complex performance sequences.
  • You do not blame your partner when having difficulty making a move work in class.
  • When dancing with any level, you look comfortable and smooth on the dance floor.
  • You are comfortable with fast tempo and slow tempo songs.

(Not Offered This Year) Masters of Solo Jazz

You should feel comfortable with basic solo jazz steps included in routines like the Shim Sham, Trankey Doo, and Big Apple. While you may not know all of these routines, the steps should look familiar and be comfortable. You are looking to push your solo jazz technique and feel comfortable dancing on your own without a partner.