Contests

Jitterbug Tournament
(Any-Swing-Goes Fast Feet Battle)

This tournament style contest allows dancers of any variety or number to go head-to-head and throw down. Each team consists of 1-6 dancers (solo or partnered). Any combination of Charleston, shag, balboa, lindy hop, and/or solo jazz is allowed. Safe air steps are allowed.

Finals will be tournament-style with dual-spotlight rounds. Each round will get progressively faster (music will start as low as 215 bpm and increase to speeds as fast as 240 bpm). Audience members (or a judging panel) will vote on the winner of each match in real time. Winners from round one will face each other in round two. Winners from round two will face each other in round three, continuing the eliminations until there is only one team standing, the Ultimate Fast-Feet Champion(s).

Each match will be approximately 30 seconds of a song. Winners will be selected in real time. Rounds are continuous so contestants must stay on deck if they win their match.

Please select a team name or persona (make it memorable for your fans). Team outfits optional.

*Prelims will be run at the discretion of contest officials dependent on registration numbers. In the case that prelims occur, contests will dance three all-skates, and finalists will be selected in real time using the tap-out format.

Winners will receive passes to Lindy Diversion in Denver Colorado!!

Balboa Mix and Match

Prelims:
Dancers will dance 3 songs from 190-220 bpm with three different partners in an allskate format. Follows will rotate the number of spaces selected at random by the contest official to determine their partners.

A judging panel will select finalists and results will be posted and announced before the contest.

Finals:
Dancers will dance 3 songs from 190-225 bpm with three different partners in an allskate format.
Dancers will be judged individually. Follows will rotate the number of spaces selected at random by the contest official to determine their partners.

Pure Balboa Speed Contest

This is an all-skate contest. The rules are simple: you must dance balboa the entire time, and you must stay on the beat, no matter how fast the music gets. Judges will tap out contestants when either of these rules is broken. The contest will continue, with progressively increasing tempos, until judges have eliminated all but one couple. The last couple standing can continue to dance as long as they wish or until the end of the song, whichever comes first.

Judging criteria:

-partnership (both dancers are working together and listening to each other)
-timing and technique (dancers are demonstrating a knowledge of balboa and are dancing in time with the music)
-showmanship (dancers are having fun and engaging the audience)
-musicality (styling and dancing choices highlight what it happening in the music).