What level do I need to be for workshops?

This depends on the individual workshop. The workshop description should tell you what you need to know.

If it is a beginner workshop (Level 1), everyone is welcome.  All our beginner workshops are suitable for those in the early stages of learning and will also cater for total beginners with no prior knowledge. So whether you’ve been to several level 1 classes already or never danced before – you’ll be just fine!

For other levels, check the description on the workshop description. We will always indicate the level, and if you are unsure check out the “What level am I?” guide.

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