An Importer weekend consists of four dances, two on Saturday and two
on Sunday. Each dance consists of 8 tips of approximately 10 minutes
each. There are no star tips. Callers are requested to use new
The Sunday Dances
The two Sunday dances are both C4, beginning at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
The Sunday dances usually end about 4:30 pm. The "Importer level C4"
is a more relaxed level than something like the Berkshires. Callers are
requested to use all the C4 calls, but to not stack the concepts as
deeply as they might.
The Saturday Dances
The two Saturday dances can vary in level. Starting with the September
8/9, 2001 weekend, they will be hard C3B. This means the dances are
fast, hard, and there is no cueing. Dances start at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
What does this mean to me?
This means that if you are a good C3B dancer but are still working at
improving your C4 skills, you are a good match for Importers. If you
live within the greater Chicagoland area, you must be a member of
Importers to attend the C4 dances. If you are from outside the area,
you need to be invited to visit, but invitations are easy. Just click
the Contact Us link and
ask someone if it's appropriate that you attend.