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Courses 1 through 4 are six week progressive classes. Every week is a building block to the next lesson and we will spend the first 45 minutes on Salsa and the second 45 minutes on Bachata. All students, no matter what their level of dance prior to UV training, must start from level 1. All classes are 6 week progressive courses. No drop in students allowed. No partner necessary. In order to move on to the next level your UV Instructor must evaluate you at the end of each course and decide whether you are ready to move to the next level or repeat the same level again. Most students at some point in the their UV training will most likely be asked to repeat a level. We encourage our students to look at this as a good thing. Our culture at UV promotes repetition and constant study of technique. It is our hope that students feel confident in the curriculum before moving on to the next level. If a student misses a class, it is up to them to make up the material before the following week. We highly recommend taking a private lesson in order to catch up before returning to the course.
All students must sign up to be on a monthly "class pass" membership before starting and there are no refunds or credits (Please make sure that you are able to attend the whole session prior to paying, if not, please be aware that you will not be refunded for any classes missed) The monthly "class pass" membership fee is $125 per month. As you move through levels 1-4 this membership allows you to retake any of the past levels you have already graduated from, in order to continue to polish those skills. For example, if a student is in level 3, they are welcome to take levels 1 and 2 over again or drop in to these classes as they need, at no extra cost.
The purpose of level 5 and level 6 classes are to begin work on creating turn patterns utilizing all the skills you have learned in levels 1-4. In this class you will begin to become a more skillful social dancer as you learn how to "put the pieces together". Now that you have learned how to execute all the foundational moves, these classes will teach you how to combine them in order to make the dance more varied and interesting. At this point students will move to the VIP membership which includes levels 1-4, all specialized technique classes, and all UV parties for $150 per month. You can also choose to upgrade to a Platinum membership which includes all VIP benefits plus one private lesson per month. Level 5 and level 6 classes are ongoing classes that you will continue to take each week until your instructor feels you are ready to move to the next level. Some of our students are in level 5 classes for several months and some for several years before moving to level 6 classes because of the big jump in difficulty. Level 6 classes use all multiple spin techniques such as double inside and outside turns as well as twist prep technique for multiple spins within all combinations where as level 5 classes use mainly single turns and only start to introduce the concept of multiple spinning.
If you are looking for another challenge and are ready to take your dancing to the next level, we welcome you to audition for our performance teams which are on the advanced level. All team members are required to meet once a week to rehearse their choreography and a second time to take company class. Our team members also attend levels 1-4 on a regular basis to maintain their foundational skill set. Company Class is an intense training program for the dancer who has mastered level's 1 through 6 and who is ready to take their dancing to the next level. Each week Company Class focuses on a different aspect of on2 Salsa and Bachata such as spin technique, arm movement, connection, footwork, etc. The combo classes and special skill classes are the bridge between the intermediate and advanced curriculum. All Team Members, UV Class Pass holders and VIP or Platinum Members, are required to be on auto debit.
UV VIP Membership $150 + processing fee
UV Platinum Membership $200 + processing fee
UV Team Membership (one team) $150 + processing fee
UV Salsa, Bachata, Zouk Combo Pass $200 + processing fee