There are 3 tracks to choose from:
* The Balboa track (4 levels)
* new: The ELEF track (Every leads/Everybody follows)
* The Special track for Follows only: Learn to lead!
What’s new in 2018:
We got rid of the Master’s track in order to cater to a format we truly believe in: The ELEF track, in which everybody will lead and follow – more infos below!
As always you will have 16 sessions (20 full hours of classes!) with our main teachers over the whole week. All classes will be taught in English. NOTE: There are no classes for absolute Balboa beginners!
The Balboa track will be divided into four groups according to your answers in the questionnaire: from intermediate-advanced to advanced plus. There will be no audition. If you are unhappy with your level after having taken the first two classes you can talk to us and the teachers.
As we know you want to enjoy the late night parties as long as possible you may sleep all morning: classes will start at noon. The classes take place in the beautiful ballroom and other light-flooded rooms in- and outside the castle. And as the teachers will reside at the castle as well there’s plenty of opportunities to get private lessons from them to get personal feedback on your dancing. And for whom that ain’t enough: there will be various evening classes held by our distinguished guest teachers to choose from…
After introducing the Follows learn to lead track so successfully we want to give the dudes an option of horizon-expanding classes as well! As Anna is teaching her regular classes in Berlin as Everybody Leads Everybody Follows since looong time, we had the chance to try out that concept on an international basis at last years’ Bal Harbor… And it went very very well!
As the name suggests everybody can take part in that class – provided they are able to lead and follow the basics. (If you can’t do it yet: You know what to aim for until September!) As we will consistently switch between both roles, you will profoundly deepen your understanding of dynamics and transition from a rather move-oriented approach towards a way of dancing that features partner communication and fluidity of idea exchanges above all. Due to the fact that you will take part in both roles, the basic ambiance of these classes is at the same time more focussed (you listen ALL the time) and pleasant than it often is: You know the problems the other person is dealing with yourself and can help instead of moaning the lack of better dance partners… It makes everybody being a tiny little bit more humble – and that is when the fun and the friendliness truly begins!
For Follows only: Learn leading!
This track is designed for experienced Follows that are eager to learn the other role. You will finally learn leading in a small class – and therefore fast and efficient. You will enjoy training with other experienced dancers that already know how to follow! You will automatically receive a better understanding of both roles. And as you will be able to learn from your partners’ good and bad habits, you will also deepen your own following skills profoundly.
You will have enough time (a whole week of classes and social dancing!) to get confident as a lead on the dance floor. And you will finally be able to dance the whole night through whenever YOU want – and wherever you will be after the castle…
If you already know how to lead: Take the ELEF track where you can deepen both skills instead!
NOTE: There are no classes for absolute Balboa beginners!