COMPETITION DIVISIONS

 

Lindy Hop Open

 

Balboa Open

 

Collegiate Shag Open

Open Mix & Match

(formerly known as Jack & Jill)

Collegiate Shag Mix & Match

West Coast Swing Jack & Jill

(Swing California is a gender neutral event)

& More

Competition registration can be done while registering for the event.

All competitors must purchase either an All Weekend Pass or a Dance Pass.

 

Competition Entry is $10 per person, per competition.

Door Price: $20

 

Friday Night: Collegiate Shag Championships and                               West Coast Swing Jack & Jill

 

Saturday Night: Lindy Hop Championships and                                        Open Mix & Match, West Coast                                        Swing Jack & Jill and Collegiate                                        Shag Mix & Match    

        

Sunday Night: Balboa Championships

Swing California is a gender neutral event. All competitors may select the role to dance in which they feel most comfortable. In accordance with WSDC rules, competitors may only enter a single leveled J&J division that they are qualified for regardless of role.

(for example, a person may not enter as an intermediate follow and an advanced lead during the same event)

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Trophies made by 

Champion Awards

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Competition Divisions &  Description

Collegiate Shag Open - this division is for collegiate shag or double rhythm shag and is open to Pro couples, Amateur couples, or Pro/Am couples. For prelims, dancers to dance in groups to two 1 1/2 minute songs, first song about 205 bpm, second about 230 bpm. Finals to start with a short warm up song (tempo around 210), followed by a phrase battle with one couple out at a time for 16 eight counts the first round and then 8 eight counts for the final round (tempo 240).

Lindy Hop Open - this division is open to Pro couples, Amateur couples, or Pro/Am couples. We pick the music, you pick the moves. Dancers to dance in group heats to two songs for 1 1/2 minutes each, slow to fast. Finals will consist of a warm up dance followed by a "phrase battle" to one looped song where couples will enter the circle for 8 eight counts twice to show off their stuff one couple at a time, followed by an allskate. Prelim tempos 170/200/220, final tempo approximately 240. Aerials allowed.

Balboa Open - this division is open to Pro couples, Amateur couples, or Pro/Am couples. For prelims, dancers to dance in groups to two 1 1/2 minute songs, first song about 210 bpm, second about 235 bpm. Finals to start with a short warm up song at about 220 BPM, followed by a phrase battle with one couple out at a time for 16 eight counts the first round and then 8 eight counts for the final round (tempo 240). Bal-swing or pure Balboa permitted. 

Open Mix & Match - as invented by swing dance legend Jack Carey, in this contest dancers rotate to partners randomly drawn in two heats to four 1 minute songs. Finals will consist of 3-4 rotations of one heat of music of varying tempos and lengths; you will be judged as individuals, not as couples. Open to 60 leads and 60 follows.

Collegiate Shag Mix & Match -  this division is for collegiate shag or double rhythm shag. In this contest dancers rotate to partners randomly drawn for prelims, finals will consist of 3-5 rotations of one heat of music of varying tempos and lengths. You will be judged as individuals, not as couples.  Open to 30 leads and 30 follows.  

West Coast Swing Jack & Jill - as invented by swing dance legend Jack Carey, in this contest dancers rotate to partners randomly drawn in two heats to four 1 minute songs. Finals will consist of 3-4 rotations of one heat of music of varying tempos and lengths; you will be judged as individuals in prelims and as couples in finals.  Open to 60 leads and 60 follows.

* Please note there may be changes based on the number of competitors.

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