At Austin Blues Party, we want to keep things a little more informal (it's a party, yo), so you're not going to see the usual levels in the standard class schedule. What does that mean?
Well, that means that our teachers will provide descriptions for the classes they want to teach, and you'll read the description and decide whether or not you think you're ready to take that class! If the teachers think the material might be a little more challenging, or that you should think about bringing a partner, that will be in the description, so you know what you're getting into before you show up. But there are a couple exceptions...
On Saturday, we're going to once again offer a Blues Fundamentals Bootcamp!
Our instructors will bring four hours of custom-built, progressive blues classes, designed especially to drill the skills we all need to dance our best. As a bonus, it should serve as both an awesome way for beginners to jump-start their blues dance AND a way for experienced dancers to work on those oh-so-important fundamental skills. These classes are available to All-Access passholders and Bootcamp Passholders. However, if you buy our Bootcamp or Bootcamp+Dance Only passes, these are the only classes you can take.
You'll notice a few classes are labeled "Intensive", and these classes are going to live up to that description. Our instructors have designed these classes to really push even the most experienced dancers to their limit and move at a fast past while throwing some really challenging concepts at their students. Because of this, and because the intensives really will only work best with an artificial top limit of participants (to give a better student-to-teacher ratio), we're going to have an audition process for the intermediate classes. But we'll try to make this as painless as possible!
Prepare to have your minds blown.
Some of our classes are... a little out of the box.
Audition for Intensives
If you'd like to take our Intensives this year, make sure you preregister and select Intensive. As always, we'll be filling some slots through an online pre-selection process. If the instructors are familiar with your dancing and a majority of them vouch for your placement in the Intensive track, you're in! If the instructors are not familiar enough with your dancing, you will have a chance to audition in-person on Saturday at 11:45 am and dance with the instructors. If you cannot make auditions, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. We will send out notifications at least one week prior to the event notifying you whether or not you need to show up for auditions on Saturday. If you do, please show up early and ready to audition.
Note: In-person auditions will be held on Saturday morning at 11:45 am. If you can't make auditions, please email us before the event and we'll try to make sure you get a fair shot.