Contests

Many fun contests are offered at Swing Fling! There are divisions for all skill and experience levels from first time newbies to seasoned professional competitors. Win cash prizes, gift certificates, peer admiration and customized medals or plaques. Electronic scoring provides instant results. Below is a simple summary of the contests. There are entry requirements and limitations specific to each. For important contest details read the Rules and Code of Conduct. Early registration is encouraged. The absolute last change to enter is one hour before the session begins. Good luck!

ENTRY FEES (by July 31/ on August 1st)

  • Jack & Jill, including Pro Am $20/$25
  • Newcomer Jack & Jill $5/$10
  • Masters-Novice Jack & Jill $5/$10
  • Strictly Swing Couples $40/$50
  • ProAm Strictly Swing $20/$25
  • Bridge The Gap Strictly Swing $10/$20
  • Rising Star $75/$100
  • ProAm Spotlight $75 /$100 
  • Read the rules!

Enter with your partner we pick the music. No costumes or choreography allowed. 
Levels: Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, AllStar

Enter at the level you dance for Jack & Jill. If you and your partner are different levels, enter at the higher level. You can enter a second Strictly Swing level by ‘dancing up’ or [NEW!] by ‘dancing down’ in the opposite role.

Age Divisions: Sophisticated (35+), Masters (50+)

Bridge The Gap: Dancers must be at least 20 years apart in age. Higher level dancers may not compete together as a couple but may enter with a partner from a lower division. No minimum age to enter. Everyone that enters has a chance to win a DJP dream pass drawn at random.

Switch (Dual Role) – Lead, follow switch roles. fun!

Complete rules

The ultimate social dance contest with cash prizes! Enter without a partner, couples are randomly paired, we pick the music. There will be multiple rounds of competition for each division. Prize pool is determined by number of entries.

World Swing Dance Council (WSDC) Levels: 

Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Allstar. You may enter more than one level in different roles.

Age Divisions: Masters-Novice (50+), Masters-Open (50+, WSDC)

Switch (Lead, Follow and Switch in this contest!)

Complete rules

PROAM JACK & JILL – Enter individually. Dance with three randomly drawn Allstar/Champion partners. Levels: Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate

PROAM STRICTLY SWING – Dance two songs with your teacher or a favorite Allstar/Champion partner. Levels: Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate

Enter a second time in the other role.  

Prizes include medals, photo opportunities and superstar dance moments.  Complete rules

Bring your partner, your music, your costumes and routine. Everyone receives a FREE professionally produced video of their performance!

RISING STAR – This division is for couples that have limited experience with choreography competition and do not yet want to compete against professionals. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd place.

PRO AM SPOTLIGHT – Students enter with their teacher. Prizes include medals and the admiration of your peers.

Complete rules