Competition

General Information

There will be both line dance and Country Swing competitions

$7 competition entry fee

Line Dance Competition

The Line Dance Competition will be composed of multiple rounds.  Competitors will be chosen by judges to advance to the next round. The top three finalists will be given their choice of prize package! 

DANCES

Competition dances will be The Walk (aka The Murica Walk) and We Are Tonight. Click HERE for step sheets, walkthrough and demos!

LEVELS

All competitors will compete together.

ROUND

The first round will be a full song and the following rounds will be half a song.  Number of rounds will be determined based on number of the competitors.

SCORING

There will be a panel of five-seven judges. They will be looking for:

Dance Knowledge

Timing

Floor Presence

PRIZES

The top three individuals in each level will receive their choice of prize package!

Country Swing Competition

The Country Swing Competition will be composed of multiple rounds. The first  heat will be “strictly” where you will dance with the same partner of your choice. The final heat(s) will be “Jack and Jill” style (random partner).

 

PARTNERING

For the qualifying round, you will dance with the partner of your choice.   You are welcome to come with a partner, find someone at the event, or one can be assigned to you.  For subsequent rounds, partners will rotate, "Jack and Jill" to showcase their ability to lead/follow. 

LEVELS

Depending on the number of competitors their will either be two levels, novice and intermediate, or a single "All American" level which means mixed.

ROUNDS

Each round will consist of 90 seconds of music. Number of rounds will be determined based on number of couples.

SCORING

There will be a panel of five-seven judges. In qualifying rounds, competitors will be judged individually inside their partnership.  For finals, each couple will be judged as a unit.  Judges will be looking for (in order of importance):

1.  Timing/Rhythm

(Using the music provided) 

2.  Stretch and Momentum 

(creating and maintaining connection with partner)

3.  Musicality 

(Creativity to go with the music)

4.  Teamwork

(How well you and your partner dance together with connection)

5. Complexity/Variety of Patterns

(utilizing different movements to accentuate the music)

PRIZES

The top three couples in each level will receive their choice of prize package!