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Competition Rules


All competitors must have a full weekend pass to compete in the leveled Jack and Jill or Strictly divisions.
All American may be entered with a single night pass. 

Entry deadline for all Strictlies is 7pm PST Friday March 15th

Entry deadline for all Jack & Jill's is 6pm PST Saturday March 18th

All competitors must check in at registration and pick up your wristband & bib number at least 1 hour prior to your first competition. 





Novice J&J:

- Has less than 16 Novice Level WSDC Points


A competitor with 16 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 60 WSDC Advanced points

A competitor with 60 or more points in the Advanced division may select to remain in Advanced IF:

-They have accumulated less than 90 Advanced Points, and
- They have no All Star Points


All-Star J&J:

-Has at least 60 WSDC advanced points or have at least 1 All Star point

  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


Switchly strictly:

Strictly partnerships may consist of any level and gender combination. 

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


Additional Allowances


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)


Example: If you select to compete as an intermediate follow in J&J, then you will be considered an intermediate when registering as a follow for all other competitions. You may not follow as an intermediate in J&J and follow as advanced in strictly. 

All Star SwingJam will consider all petitions to dance at one level higher or lower than your WSDC points qualification. 

All petitions must be submitted on the official WSDC Petition formDecisions of the Chief Judge to grant petitions is final. 
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. 



All Star SwingJam is approved to award WSDC Points in 2024! 

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