During the Fast Swing Weekend there will be Balboa and Collegiate Shag classes on two levels, with a total of 4 Balboa classes (2 classes x 60 mins for first level and 2 hours x 60 min for second level) and 4 Collegiate Shag classes (2 classes x 60 min for first level and 2 hours x 60 min to the second level). Attending any lesson requires a BI level in the selected style: you need to know the basic steps and moves. Your level will be determined by the organisers based on the information you submit in the registration form.
You have started dancing Shag recently. You are familiar and comfortable with the basic Double-Rhythm (6-Count) footwork patterns (e.g. Hop Hop, Step Kick and Double Kick) and the basic connection in Closed, Open and Side-by-Side. You want to learn new step patterns and techniques.
You are already dancing Shag for a while now and find it easy to switch between a variety of different Double-Rhythm (6-Count) footwork stylings (e.g. Double Kick, Heel Toe and others). You dance comfortably up to 200 bpm or even more and have social danced Shag on many occasions. You can lead/follow extended Slows and Quicks according to music and know some complex moves. Now you want to take it to the next level and refine your technique and expand your repertoire.
Balboa Level 1
You are taking weekly classes in Balboa for a few months and you know Pure-Bal and Bal-Swing. You know Down-hold and Up-hold basic steps (also known as single and double time), Out-Ins, Come-around, Toss-/Throw-out and Lolly Kicks and you can’t wait to explore more Balboa moves and techniques.
Balboa Level 2
You dance Pure-Bal and Bal-Swing comfortably in the range of 175 to 225 bpm. You master Down-hold and Up-hold basic step (also known as single and double time), Out-Ins, Come-around, Reversed-Come-Around, Toss-/Throw-out (with variations), Lolly Kicks and Swivels. You feel comfortable to dance Balboa socially at parties.
There will be three parties during the weekend:
On Friday 23.11 the party will be in the ARSi Maja studio featuring DJ music and a theme class, on Saturday 24.11 the party will be at Nõmme Cultural Center with LIVE music (Estonian Dixieland Band) and a theme class, and on Sunday 25.11 there will be an afterparty in the ARSi Maja studio featuring DJ music.
|Standard pass (2 Balboa classes + 2 Collegiate Shag classes*, 1 theme class at the Friday/Saturday party and 3 parties)||60 EUR||70 EUR|
|Mini pass (2 Balboa or 2 Collegiate Shag classes**, 1 theme class at the Friday/Saturday party and 3 parties)||40 EUR||50 EUR|
|Maxi pass 1 (4 + 2 Balboa/ Collegiate Shag classes***, 1 theme class at the Friday/Saturday party and 3 parties)||75 EUR||75 EUR|
|Maxi pass 2 (4 Balboa classes + 4 Collegiate Shag classes***, 1 theme class at the Friday/Saturday party and 3 parties)||90 EUR||90 EUR|
* Standard Pass includes 2 Balboa and 2 Collegiate Shag classes of your level. Your Balboa / Collegiate Shag levels may be different. Your level will be determined by the organizers based on the information you submit in the registration form. You can register to both tracks with the same or different partners.
** The Mini Pass includes 2 Balboa or 2 Collegiate Shag classes of your level. Your level will be determined by the organizers based on the information you submit in the registration form.
*** For registration, please contact the organizers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Maxi Pass is for dancers with advanced dance skills who want to attend lower level classes too. Depending on the package (Maxi 1 or Maxi 2), you can attend 6 to 8 dance classes, in both your level and the lower one. The organizers will confirm your registration to the Maxi Package if there are vacancies in the lower level groups. If there are none, you will be moved to the Standard Package.
Single tickets for FSW parties
|Party||Pre-sale||At the door|
|Fr. 23.11. FSW Opening Party ARS-i maja, various DJs||–|| 10 EUR
ARS-i maja FSW registration desk (cash only)
|Sat. 24.11. FSW Main Party Nõmme KK, Estonian Dixieland Band, various DJs||10 EUR Nõmme KK ticket office||15 EUR Nõmme KK ticket office (cash only)|
| Sun. 25.11. FSW afterparty
|–||5 EUR, ARS-i maja FSW registration desk (cash only)|