American Lindy Hop Championships Secure
Complete the form below to buy weekend passes,
day passes, to enter contests.
Type in the quantity you would like to purchase then click the ADD button at
the bottom of the page. Passes are transferable. Passes are not refundable.
Day passes do not include classes. This page may also be printed and mailed
to Artspectrum, 52 Monterey St., Detroit, MI 48203 Children under 12 come
comes with the following waiver.
- I understand that Artspectrum/The American Lindy Hop Championships (ALHC)
intends to record my participation in the events/competitions on videotape,
film, online and in photographs for print, webcasts and/or broadcast. I expressly grant ALHC the unlimited right and authority
to use any such recording in any and all media by whatever ways or means
with no obligation to me. Such recordings are the sole property of ALHC. On
behalf of my heirs, I agree to forego, expressly waive and release any/all
rights for damages that I or my heirs might have against ALHC or its agents
for any/all injuries and damages I might suffer by participating in the
contest or in traveling to and from its location. I have read all the rules
contained in this application and the above waiver, fully understand them,
and agree to comply with their contents.
A - Weekend Pass + Waiver
B - Weekend Pass + Waiver
C - Weekend Dance Pass + Waiver
Includes your choice of Fri/Sat/Sun
workshops, pass to all general dancing, spectator pass to all
contests, pass to all late night parties on Fri/Sat/Sun + Sun after party.
All for $139.
Includes your choice
of Saturday and Sunday workshops, pass to all general dancing on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday + after party. All for $129
Includes pass to all
general dancing on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Sunday's after
$99.(This becomes $109 1/1/2014)
If you've completed your registration click the View Cart button o check out.
Day passes become available 1/1/2014. Day Passes do not come with
If you are buying a weekend pass feel free to ADD one of the following
couple divisions with
ALHC's compliments for $1 until 12/31/2013.
Click here to download or print a Couple's / Team Entry Form. Please read division definitions
underneath the division. In keeping
with the spirit of the Swing Era. ALHC asks competitors not to wear
jeans or sweat clothes while competing. Instead please wear clothes
that are within the spirit of what original swing dancers wore. That
does not mean that you need to wear a zoot suit or anything else
vintage. Please come on the floor dresses neatly, not in jeans or
sweats. All contests close one hour before each day's Competitors'
Couples in this division concentrates on footwork, musicality,
teamwork, timing, showmanship and technique rather than on
lifts or air steps. Short breakaways are allowed along with
separate entrances, but the majority of the 1:45 - 3 minutes'
emphasis should be on partnering and content. Couples are
asked to have a minimum of 75% recognizable swing content.
Showcase definitions apply but are
not required of contestants aged 18 years and younger
Couples aged 35+ dance in this
division from 1:45 to 3 minutes. Showcase definitions apply
but are not required to compete. $60 at door
Couples consist of a
professional leader with an amateur follower. Lift and drop are allowed
but no air steps. In all other ways Classic rules apply.
Couples consist of a professional follower with an amateur
leader. Lifts and drops are aloowed but air steps ar not. In
all other ways Classic rules apply.
Showcase asks for 60%
recognizable swing content. All manner of lifts, drops and air
steps are allowed. Couples are judged on timing, technique, musicality,
showmanship and teamwork.
In this division couples may perform any form of Balboa and Balswing.
This is a lead/follow contest so choreography is not allowed. Show your
best timing, technique, teamwork and footwork to do well in this
division with the partner of your choice.
Performed in a heat couples may
perform any form of Lindy. Thisis a lead/follow contest so
choreography is not allowed. Show your bst timing, technique,
teamwork, footwork and musicality with the partner of your
Individual dancers compete
showing off their Collegiate Shag skills. Judged on showmanship,
projection, timing, technique and musicality. All dancers are on the
floor in one heat.
Entry fees for the above division, with
the exception of the Junior Division, become $50 on January 1, 2014.
Cabaret - 1-2 dancers -
Cabaret - 3-4 dancers -
Cabaret - 5+ dancers -
This division is open to any style of dancing
performed by solo or duo dancers. All dancers must have total
involvement in entire piece of choreography. Time limit is 2-4
minutes. Couple's swing is not allowed.
This division is open to any
style of dance performed by 3 to 4 dancer. All dancers must have total
involvement in the entire piece of choreography. Time limit is 2-4
This division is open to 5 or more
dancers who may perform any style of dance for 2-4 minutes.
Open Jack & Jill -
Open Jack & Jill -
Open to followers who have a blind
draw on a partner. This division's level leans toward the
advanced because it is open to all levels of dancers.
Teamwork, timing, technique, musicality are important here.
Open to leaders who have a blind
draw on a partner. Because the division is open to all levels
it leans toward the advanced level dancer. Teamwork, timing,
technique and musicality are all important in this division..
A team consists of a minimum of 8
dancers. Dancers perform a minimum of 60% recognizable swing
content. Spins, lifts, drops, air steps, acrobatics and
breakaways are all allowed. Formations should be emphasized.
No heavy metal or techno or jazz music not in the swing idiom
music allowed. Teams dance for 2-4 minutes. Individuals may
compete on up to 2 teams.
this year - prepay your hotel!
Click here or the hotel picture to go to the hotel's ALHC group reservation page.
available for a limited time.
A - Friday/Saturday Stay
The Marriott Chicago O'Hare is a
free shuttle ride away from O'Hare Airport. Of course, you are
free to make your own hotel reservation.
Choose to stay at the hotel at $99 per night plus applicable taxes of
15%. Pay ahead and in installments. Avoid the last minute crunch.
B - Fri/Sat/Sun Stay
C - Thurs/Fri/Sat Stay
D - Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun Stay
Choose to stay at the event hotel at $99 per night plus applicable
taxes of 15%. Pay on the installment plan or in one lump sum.
All for $340
Choose to arrive a day
early to check out Chicago or rest up for the weekend to come. Stay 3
days at the event hotel for $99 per night plus applicable taxes of 15%.
Choose to day 4 days at the event hotel. All pre-paid for $455.
offers Bill Me Later
on purchases of $99 or more.
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