Competition Rules

Eligibility:

All competitors must have a full weekend pass to compete in the leveled Jack and Jill or Strictly divisions.

Entry deadline for all Strictlies is 8pm PST Friday March 17th

Entry deadline for all Jack & Jill's is 5pm PST Saturday March 18th

 

 

Divisions:


Novice J&J:

- Has less than 15 Novice Level WSDC Points

 

A competitor with 15 or more points in the Novice division may select to remain in novice IF:

-They have never competed in a higher WSDC division, and

-They have less than 30 Novice Level WSDC Points

 

Intermediate J&J:

-Has fewer than 30 WSDC Intermediate points

 

A competitor with 30 or more points in the Intermediate division may select to remain in Intermediate IF:

-They have never competed in a higher WSDC division, and

-They have less than 45 Intermediate Points

Sophisticated J&J

- Competitors must be 35 years of age or older

- They may be of any skill level

 

Advanced J&J:

-Has fewer than 45 WSDC Advanced points

A competitor with 45 or more points in the Advanced division may select to remain in Advanced IF:

-They have accumulated less than 60 Advanced points in the past 36 months, or

-They have less than 3 All Star points earned within the last 36 months

 

All-Star J&J:

-Has at least 45 WSDC advanced points accumulated after March of 2017*
 

*Point/Division status was frozen by the WSDC as of March 2020 and currently remains in effect. If this freeze is rescinded prior to our event, we will update this page. 

  Strictly Swing Duck Season:

Each strictly partnership must consist of 1 Novice Competitor and 1 Intermediate Competitor. 

This may be Novice lead/Intermediate follow or Intermediate Lead/Novice follow

 

Strictly Swing Rabbit Season:

Each strictly partnership must consist of 1 Advanced Competitor and 1 All Star Competitor.

This may be Advanced lead/All Star follow or All Star lead/Advanced follow

 

Switch-It-Up J&J:

Each entrant is randomly paired with a partner of any level. Open to all levels, beginner to professional.

Partners will be expected to switch lead and follow throughout the dances. 

Additional Allowances

Role:

All Star SwingJam is a gender neutral event. All competitors may select the role(s) to dance in which they feel most comfortable. In accordance with recent WSDC rule changes, competitors may now dance in both roles in Strictly & J&J, provided they are eligible for different divisions in each. 

(for example, a person may enter as an intermediate follow and an advanced lead during the same event).

*ALL COMPETITORS MUST COMPETE AT THE SAME LEVEL FOR EACH ROLE ACROSS STRICTLY AND J&J*(Example: an Intermediate follow in J&J is Intermediate as a follow in Strictly, but may also compete as an Advanced lead in J&J and/or Strictly if eligible)

Petitions:
All Star SwingJam will consider all petitions to dance at a different level than the above qualifications.

Decisions of the Chief Judge to grant petitions is final. 

All petitions must be submitted on the official WSDC Petition form
Per current WSDC rules, petitions are only considered on a dancer's primary role, the secondary role may be only one level below the primary role. 

Dress Code:

Dress Code for all competitions is casual and comfortable. Informal clothing such as jeans and T-shirts will not be penalized, however, judges may still consider the aesthetic and technical effects clothing choices have on a competitor's dance. 


J&J Finals theme: Wear your favorite WCS Event T Shirt! 

Strictlies theme: Pajama Party! 

 

Points:
All Star SwingJam is approved to award WSDC Points in 2023! 

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