Requirements for Competitions

1. All competitors must hold a weekend pass to Swingin' Dance Party.
2. All competitors must check-in prior to competition and have a Bib Number assigned to them at the time of registration. 
3. All competitors must sign a waiver and are responsible for reading these guidelines.   Contestants under the age of 18 must-have parent/guardian sign a waiver.
4. All contests must have a minimum of five (5) couples to be a valid contest.  


  • The cost is $10 to enter by August 26.
  • Open to all levels.
  • Leaders must be male, followers must be female.
  • No lifts.
  • Competitors must be at least 16 years of age. 
  • Winners (1st place) at a qualifying event can not participate in any other qualifiers until after the finals.
  • Scoring will be based on solid swing content and technique.  Musicality and showmanship will be used as tie-breakers at each judge's discretion.

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RISING STAR TOUR - Please click HERE for rules and guidelines.


This division is offered for all styles of Swing: West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Hustle, Shag and Hand Dance or any other style of popular swing dance. Students enter with their teacher and perform a choreographed routine to the music they choose. Couples dance in a solo format. Both the teacher and amateur's performance is considered by the judges. Dance order will be chosen at random and posted prior to the division start time. Music provided by the competitors must be emailed in advance to Head DJ, Tim Johnson at 24 hours prior to competition.  Music must be at least 2 minutes long and no longer than 3 minutes. Limited to the first 15 entries received. 

  1. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. 
  2. Lifts, drops, tricks, and stunts are allowed but not required. 
  3. Choreographed entrances will count towards time limit. 
  4. No props are allowed. 
  5. Routines must include at least 75% recognizable of the style of the performance. 
  6. The cost to enter is $25 by August 26


Swingin' Dance Party Statement of Swing: “Swing is an American Rhythm Dance that is identified primarily by 6-beat and 8-beat patterns that incorporate a wide variety of rhythms. 6-beat patterns include, but are not limited to, passes, underarm turns, push-breaks, and open-to-closed/closed-to-open position patterns. 8-beat patterns include, but are not limited to, whips, swing-outs, Lindy circles, and Shag pivots. Although they are not part of the foundation of the dance as stated above, 2-beat and 4-beat rhythm breaks may be incorporated to phrase the music, to extend a pattern, and/or to accent breaks." This statement will be used only to identify the presence of Swing content in the performance. It is not intended to be a full definition of Swing or to be used to evaluate the quality of the performance. Each Judge will evaluate the presence of Swing content, which will be one of the criteria that determines a final score. 


Swing 16 Tournament
Pro-Am Routines Open Division
Rising Star Tour​