Here are the competitions we’ve got planned for SwingTime 2018! You can register online for any of the events below except for the One Foot Spin strictly which will be cash on the floor at the time we run the competition.
Jack & Jill Competitions:
WSDC Jack & Jills ($21)
What is a WSDC Jack & Jill? It’s a World Swing Dance Council (WSDC) sanctioned West Coast Swing improvisation competition. You’ll be randomly paired up with other dancers in the opposite role and the DJ will choose your dance music.
Dancers who advance to finals will compete with one randomly selected partner in the opposite role. This competition is gender neutral which means you can register as a leader or as a follower. You must qualify to be in the division per WSDC rules. If you’re 11 or younger by the end of SwingTime, you are eligible to compete only in Juniors unless you have attained at least 1 point in Novice. To compete in the Masters division, you must be 50+. Masters
Divisions: Juniors, Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Masters, Advanced, All-Star, & Champion
Pro-Am Jack & Jill ($25)
What is Pro-Am Jack & Jill? This is another West Coast Swing improvisation competition. You’ll be randomly paired up a professional wcs dancer and the DJ will choose your dance music. This competition is gender neutral which means you can register as a leader or as a follower but you can only compete in one role.
Available Competitions: Pro-Am J&J Leader, Pro-Am J&J Follower
Time Warp Open Jack & Jill ($25)
What is the Time Warp Open JnJ? WCS improv competition and the DJ will choose your music. Leaders will be lined up from lowest to highest level according to their WSDC points and followers will be lined up going the opposite direction. That means the lowest level leader according to WSDC points will be paired with the highest level follow according to WSDC points. And vice versa. While it’s not required, we suggest you dress up as someone from any time period in the past (ex: Caveman, Midevil queen, cowboy, someone from the 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90s, etc). Alternatively, you can dress up as a time traveler from your favorite time travel movie. This competition is gender neutral which means you can register as a leader or as a follower but you can only compete in one division and dance in a single role.
Note: You must have a different partner for every strictly you register for. For example, for “High-low Strictly Swing” & “Pro-Am Strictly”, you can’t dance with the same partner for both of those competitions.
Strictly Swing ($40 per couple)
What is strictly swing? This is also a WCS improv competition, however, you sign up with a partner. You and your partner must register for the highest level division of the partnership according to WSDC rule. In other words, if you’re a Novice dancer and your partner is in the intermediate division according to WSDC rules, you must both register to compete in the intermediate division. This competition is gender neutral which means you can register as a leader or as a follower but you can only compete in one division and dance in a single role.
Divisions: Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate, Masters, Advanced, & All-Star
Pro-Am Strictly ($40 per couple)
What is Pro-Am Strictly? This is another WCS improv competition. One person in the partnership must be an amateur and one must be a professional. One person must register as a lead and the other must register as a follow. In other words, if you’re an amateur and you register as a lead, your professional partner must register with you as a follower. You must sign up according to the amateurs WSDC level according to WSDC rules. This competition is gender neutral which means you can register as a leader or as a follower but you can only compete in one role.
Leader divisions: Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate
Follower divisions: Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate
Switchly Strictly ($20)
What is the Switchly Strictly? It’s a WCS improvisation competition where you select your partner and the DJ chooses your music. This competition is gender neutral and both you and your partner should be comfortable dancing the leader and follower roles. First song one person leads and one person follows. Second song you reverse the rolls you danced in song one. The third song you must switch your leader/follower roles throughout the song.
One Foot Spin Strictly (TBD)
This will be cash on the floor and the rules will be finalized before the start of SwingTime. You pick your partner. One person will be spinning and the other person will be leading the one-footed spin.
Routine Divisions Offered
Rising Star (Free), Pro-Am ($50), Classic ($50), & Showcase ($50)
You and your routine partner perform a choreographed dance to a cut of music.
Note: SwingTime elected to drop it’s NASDE partnership this year so all routine divisions are now degendered. SwingTime will be participating in the Rising Star Tour for 2018. For complete division rules, see SwingTime Rules page.
Invitational Footwork Battle (TBD)
This will a “cash on the floor” late night footwork battle performed by the pros on Saturday night. The rules on this will be finalized by the start of Swingtime.