Mix & Match Guidelines

This year we are running the Mix & Match competitions slightly differently! Check out the full guidelines below:

Blues Mix & Match

All competitors will take part in the preliminary round.

Heats 1:

  • Wait for your name to be called for your heat
  • You will dance for approximately a minute and a half to three different songs of different style and tempo.
  • You will be randomly allocated a new partner for each song
  • You will be judged as an individual in your role (leader or follower).

We will post the results on Facebook and on the front desk as soon as we have the information ready and processed from the judges.

Final

  • You will dance with one partner for a spotlight of 6x8s, then with a second partner for another spotlight of 6x8s to a different song.
  • There will be a final all skate for you to dance with your third and final partner
  • Each spotlight will have one couple dancing at a time.
  • You will be randomly allocated a new partner for each section – 3 different partners in total
  • There will be no warm up song
  • You will be judged as an individual in your role (leader or follower)
  • Winners will be announced the same night as the competition at the end of the night

There is a chance that the winning lead and winning follow did not dance together in the final! But we like this format as it will give everyone a chance to shine with different partners.

Rising Star Mix & Match and All Star Mix & Match

Prelims:

All competitors will take part in the preliminary round.

Heats 1 and 2:

  • Wait for your name to be called for your heat
  • You will dance for approximately a minute and a half to three different songs of increasing tempo.
  • You will be randomly allocated a new partner for each song
  • You will be judged as an individual in your role (leader or follower).

We will post the results on Facebook and on the front desk as soon as we have the information ready and processed from the judges.

Finals:

Between 5 and 7 couples will be invited to the finals depending on number of entries and at the judges’ discretion.

  • You will dance with one partner for a spotlight of 16x8s, then with a second partner for another spotlight of 16x8s to a different song.
  • There will be a final all skate for you to dance with your third and final partner
  • Each spotlight will have two couples dancing at a time.
  • You do not need to battle the other couple or interact with them!
  • You will be randomly allocated a new partner for each section – 3 different partners in total
  • There will be no warm up song
  • You will be judged as an individual in your role (leader or follower)
  • Winners will be announced the same night as the competition at the end of the night

There is a chance that the winning lead and winning follow did not dance together in the final! But we like this format as it will give everyone a chance to shine with different partners.

Jedi Mix & Match

Prelims:

All competitors will take part in the preliminary round.

Heats 1 and 2:

  • Wait for your name to be called for your heat
  • You will dance for approximately a minute and a half to four different songs of different tempos.
  • The first two dances will involve followers being blindfolded
  • The last two dances will involve the leaders being blindfolded
  • You will be randomly allocated a new partner for each song
  • You will be judged as an individual in your role (leader or follower).

We will post the results on Facebook and on the front desk as soon as we have the information ready and processed from the judges.

Finals:

Between 5 and 7 couples will be invited to the finals depending on number of entries and at the judges’ discretion.

  • You will be randomly allocated a partner at the start
  • You will dance one spotlight of 16x8s to one song, then a second spotlight of 8x8s to a different song.
  • There will be a final all skate to the final song
  • Each spotlight will have two couples dancing at a time.
  • You do not need to battle the other couple or interact with them (this would be too challenging blindfolded anyway!)
  • There will be no warm up song
  • You will be judged as a couple
  • Winners will be announced the same night as the competition at the end of the night

Invitational Mix & Match

This competition is straight to finals

  • You will be randomly allocated a partner at the start.
  • Every couple will dance to a short song (no spotlights)
  • Every individual competitor will judge every other couple excluding themselves (no collaborating with your partner for opinions!)
  • There will be a final all skate at fast tempo for everyone to swing out! Competitors are not expected to judge this 🙂
  • Winners will be announced the same night as the competition at the end of the night