Competitions
Competitions

Competitions are an exciting component of any West Coast Swing dance convention.  We are sanctioned by the National Association of Swing Dance Events and registered with the World Swing Dance Council and participate in the Rising Star Tour.

Competition Registration Desk Hours

Friday
3:00–7:00 PM

Saturday
10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Sunday
10:30–11:30 AM

Registration payment accepted in cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

Competition Rules

Competition Rules will be posted soon.  Please review the rules prior to competing. Rules are subject to change with, or without, notice. Rules are also available at the Competition Registration Desk.

Scoring by Mark Slater,  Step Right Solutions

Meeting for Jack and Jill Competitors

Saturday
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom warm-up floor

The competitors meeting is not mandatory but highly recommended for Newcomer and Novice level competitors. In addition, any changes to the competition rules will be announced during the competitor’s meeting. Petitioners must attend in order to hear petition results.

Egg Trophys

Competition Prizes

Over $25,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded, including our artisan glass egg trophies.

Competitions - Jack & Jill Divisions

Competitive Divisions

Jack & Jill

($20 entry fee per person)

This division highlights social swing dancing skills at a performance level for randomly paired leaders/followers who will dance with an emphasis on technique, timing and teamwork to music selected by the DJ. We offer Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, All-Stars, Champions and Masters (competitors at least 50 years old) and Easter Egg Scramble (any level competitor, also known as All-American).

* Foreign competitors receive a free leveled divisional J&J entry!  You must show your passport to qualify.

Strictly Swing

($40 entry fee per couple)

Contestants enter with a partner of their choice. Pre-choreographed moves are not allowed; choreography that is “on the fly” and strictly lead and follow is the essence of this division. Partner weight support moves (drops, leans, circular movements) are allowed as long as both partners keep at least one foot on the floor. Dancing must consist of at least 90% recognizable swing patterns. We offer Novice/Intermediate, Advanced/All-Stars, Champions and Sophisticated (competitors at least 35 years old).

Competitions

NASDE Classic and Showcase Routines

($60 entry fee per couple)

For Classic and Showcase, competitors enter as a couple, supply their own music, and perform a routine prepared in advance. Costumes are required.

Rising Star

($50 entry fee per couple)

The Rising Star division is for new routine competitors. Competitors enter as a couple, supply their own music, and perform a routine prepared in advance. Costumes are allowed and encouraged.

Competitions - Juniors Routine

Juniors Routine

(Free entry)

This division is for youth and young adults. Competitors enter as a couple, supply their own music, and perform a routine prepared in advance. Costumes are allowed and encouraged.