Note: 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.
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They were a big hit last year! Win first place in the WSDC JnJs, Rising Star, Classic, or Showcase and you'll be going home with one!
Below are the competitions we've got planned for SwingTime 2019:
Jack & Jill Competitions:
WSDC Jack & Jills ($25)
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+.
Divisions: Juniors, Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Masters Novice & Open, 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
Jack & Jill - The Time Traveler All-American ($25)
• All skill levels and ages welcome to enter!
• Very fun social competition where anyone can place!
• You'll be randomly paired up with a partner
• Dance to songs from different time periods (Example: 1960s, 1990s, 2019)
• Costumes are encouraged but not required. (Caveman, medieval, queen, cowboy, someone from the 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90s). Alternatively, you can dress up as a time traveler from your favorite time travel movie. Prior to the start of the contest, we will do a costume contest and couple with the best costumes wins.
Jack & Jill - Switch It Up ($25)
• WCS Jack & Jill competition
• This competition is gender neutral
• Both participants dance 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.
• Third song you must switch lead/follow roles throughout the song.
Note: You must have a different partner for every strictly you register for.
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
Strictly Swing - Footwork Battle ($40 per couple)
• Limited to 16 couples! First come first serve
• Gender neutral competition
• Open to all levels except champion dancers
• Participants will be judged 100% on your WCS footwork.
• Competition will be run in a tournament bracket style
• The upper half of your body will be hidden from the judges
• Judges will only focus on your footwork.
• Winners will be invited to compete in the pro footwork battle on Saturday night
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. As an amateur, you must sign up according to your WSDC level. 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
One Foot Spin Strictly (TBD)
This will be cash on the floor. You pick your partner. One person will be spinning and the other person will be leading the one-footed spin. The last person standing takes all the cash entries!
Routine Divisions Offered
Rising Star ($20), 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 2019. For complete division rules, see SwingTime Rules page.
SwingTime is a WSDC Registry Event