Prerequisites

For Level 3 (Intermediate)

Completion of SoTango's Level 2 course (or equivalent) and ability to lead, or be lead into the following moves:
  • Ochos - Forward and Back
  • Sandwich 
  • Forward Ocho from Parallel Cross
  • Parada
  • Cross - Parallel 
  • Medialuna from backward Ocho
  • Giro to the right from Parallel Cross
Level 4 (Intermediate / Advanced)

Completion of a series of  Level 3 seven-week courses or equivalent.

Typically our students attend between four to eight Level 3 courses before progressing to Level 4. The amount of Level 3 courses completed can not be specified as it varies greatly between students. Some students prefer to take longer than eight courses and some progress to Level 4 earlier. It all depends on prior dance experience (even a martial arts or yoga background or similar can help), and, most importantly, how much effort you put into practice! 

In addition to the Level 3 prerequisites - the following abilities are required:
  1. Be able to walk with sound technique. This is essential as all moves are based on a good walk!
  2. Be able to lead turns and pivots effectively.
  3. Be able to dance in close embrace (no air between the chest when walking linear)
  4. Be able to walk a giro solo with good balance (followers and leaders)
  5. To lead or follow the following moves
    • Cross System Cross
    • Americana
    • Ocho Cortado
    • Change of Direction for turning
    • Giros from Backward Ochos 
    • Giros from side steps
Please feel free to contact Sophia to express your interest or to discuss further.

Private lessons can be arranged to cover any skill gaps, prior to commencing Intermediate or Advanced level.