Leveled, Concept-Based Workshops
There are many mixed opinions on creating and enforcing levels within an event’s workshop structure. There are the distinct advantages of learning with a group that has a smaller range in experience and skill level. There are more similar goals within the student group that the teacher is able to focus on and help that group make the most progress that they possibly can. Swingtacular wants to take advantage of this while still being as inclusive as possible. To do this, we have continued to make adjustments based on people's experiences each year, and this year is no different. Here are a couple of things we are focusing on this year to facilitate the most positive learning experience possible:
We are going to organize the levels a bit differently. We are going to use WSDC points as an immediate reference point to the level of material that will be taught, however students are allowed to take any workshop they want.
No points in Novice or above
Any number Novice points or above
Any number Intermediate points or above
Any number Advanced points or above
All Star/Champions track ONLY
Everyone will have the same color wristbands. There will not be anyone at the door telling students that they aren’t allowed in because they didn’t get into the appropriate level. That said, we ask that attendees use their best judgement in taking the workshops that are appropriate to their experience. If you aren't sure that you will succeed, and be a qualified partner for those you are rotating to and from, you always have the option to take the class with one partner, and not rotate. You also always have the option to sit and simply audit the class, and take notes.
We have amazing instructors lined up for this weekend. Please take every opportunity that you can to soak up as much knowledge as you possibly can. This is meant to be a learning experience that keeps you occupied until at least Swingtacular next year.