This event is gender neutral, noting that a competitor qualifies for their dance level based on either Leader or Follower points, whichever is highest. This defines their primary role as a leader or follower throughout the event.
Competitors are allowed to also compete in their non-dominant role one level down in Jack & Jill competitions (only), as long as they don’t qualify in both for the same division in which case competitors will not be permitted to dance both roles in the same division
For strictly competitions, a competitor may only dance in one category. They may choose to partake as a leader or follower in the appropriate category based on their skill level for the role.
Strictly competitions are designed to highlight skills in spontaneous WCS dancing and the ability to dance well with a chosen partner. Dancers enter the competition as a couple and dance to music pre-selected by the DJ.
Jack & Jill competitions are designed to highlight skills in spontaneous WCS dancing and the ability to dance well with a variety of partners.
Competitors enter as individuals, are randomly assigned partners, and dance to music pre-selected by the DJ. Dancers will be judged individually in the heats & as a couple in the final.
A couple should compete in Novice Strictly when both dancers are eligible for the Novice Jack & Jill division.
A couple should compete in Intermediate Strictly when at least one of the dancers in the partnership is eligible for the Intermediate division.
A person should compete in Novice if they have earned fewer than 16 Novice points and do not otherwise qualify for the Intermediate category. They may compete in Novice if they have earned 30 or fewer Novice points.
A person should compete in Intermediate if they have already competed at the Intermediate level and hold Intermediate points (and don't qualify for a higher category) or when they have earned 30 or more Novice points. They may compete in Intermediate if they have earned 16 or more Novice points.
Novice division finals will be an All Skate, and Intermediate division finals will be clustered spotlights.
Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 placings of each category. To enter a competition please pre-register when you purchase your event pass. In the event you require changes to your competition entry please contact the Swing Central team. Please refer to competition registration deadlines to ensure you are signed up for all the contests you are interested in participating in.
Competition Entry fees: Please note that the competition entry fees are already included in the Full Event Passes price. If you do not hold an event pass you will not be eligible to partake in the competitions.