We teach two main dances, Salsa and Bachata. In general, assessments take about 30 seconds to a minute and the goal of an instructor is to test your general knowledge.
We don’t look for perfection. We know that everybody can grow at every single level in our school. For example in Salsa, for Salsa level one, you need to know a minimum of turns, crossbody lead, crossbody lead turns. In level two Salsa, we need our students to know how to swivel, how to do styling, how to do checks and a bunch of other things. And level three, things like double turns and break backs, etc.
When we do an assessment, it’s definitely an art. If that means that sometimes we’ll find that you’re somewhere between level one, level two, or level two, and level three. What we’re really want to make sure is a place because you’re coming in with already some knowledge, a place and a level that you can grow at but not feel overwhelmed.
So, you don’t have to prepare anything special. If you want, you can definitely ask the instructor. You can ask if we dance a full song or we do a little warm-up before we do an assessment.
The other thing that we want to make sure is that students dancing with you feel that you should be at that level.
Honestly, don’t worry about it. It’s not a test. We want you to feel great in the class that makes you feel challenged and helps you grow.
All you need to do is come into the studio with a smile that an instructor is going to assess you. Test a couple of things and see where your balance is. To see what you’ve been exposed to, and then from there, suggest what level you should take that you will feel awesome at.
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