Contestants please note: Time limit is 1:30-4:00 for each division. Any swing goes means that any style of swing is allowed, i. e. Lindy, Bop, Shag, West Coast Swing, DC Hand Dancing, etc. Contest times are relative to the band break it is scheduled between. There is general dancing between all contests. It takes 3 couples to run a division and 5 or more couples for that divisijn to pay out cash prizes.
CABARET Dancers perform any dance style but couplesí swing in the allotted time.This includes Blues, Jazz, Adagio, Theatre Arts to name a few
CHAMPIONSí STRICTLY Dancers who have placed at ALHC, Camp Hollywood, , ILHC, ULHS, US Open and/or WLHC show off their lead/follow best. Anything goes in this division.
CLASSIC Couples - no air steps or aerials please - are judging on timing, teamwork, technique and choreographic content.
JUNIORS For couples 18 and younger; any swing style is allowed.
MASTERS For couples 35 and older; any swing goes
OPEN JACK & JILL Leaders and followers have a blind draw on a partner.
PRO-AM Amateur follower/leader dances with a professional dancer/teacher.
SHOWCASE Couples may be do any manner of air steps/aerials while maintaing timing, teamwork, technique an showing choreographic content.
STRICTLY BALBOA Couples show off their best Balboa lead/follow skills. No choreography please.
STRICTLY LINDY Couples show off their best lead/follow skill in Lindy. No choreography please.
STRICTLY SHAG Couples show off their lead/follow best in Shag. No choreography please.
TEAM 4 couple minimum; formations, choreographic, timing, teamwork are needed in this any swing goes division.
Beginning January 1, 2014 full entry fee of $50/couple come into effect. Couples may enter at the event. Couple entry fees at the event are $60/couple per division. Cabaret and Team have special entry fees. Please refer to registration page for pricing.
In keeping with the spirit of the Swing Era contestants are asked to dress at least in upscale casual attire.Please do not to wear jeans or sweat clothes while competing. And again this does not mean that you have to dress vintage. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.You might allow consider using public domain music from one of the two following sites:
http://www.archive.org/index.php and http://www.jazz-on-line.com. Using music from one of these
sites helps avoid copyright conflicts on YouTube and Facebook.