Strictly Competition Guidelines

Up & Comers Strictly Lindy

This competition goes straight to finals

  • You will dance for one or two songs with your partner in an all skate format – everyone on the dance floor at the same time
  • You will be judged as a couple
  • Winners will be announced the same night as the competition at the end of the night

Rising Star Strictly and All Star Strictly

Prelims:

All competitors will take part in the preliminary round.

Heats 1 and 2:

  • Wait for your names 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 judged as a couple

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 your partner in two spotlights – 16x8s the first time, 8x8s the second time
  • There will be a final all skate
  • Each spotlight will have one couple dancing at a time
  • 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 Strictly

This competition is straight to finals

  • 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

Balboa Strictly

This competition is straight to finals

  • You will dance with your partner in two spotlights – 16x8s the first time, 8x8s the second time straight into all skate
  • Each spotlight will have one couple dancing at a time
  • 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

Shag Strictly

This competition is straight to finals

  • You will dance with your partner in two spotlights – 16x8s the first time, 8x8s the second time straight into all skate
  • Each spotlight will have one couple dancing at a time
  • 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

Blues Strictly

This competition is straight to finals

  • You will dance with your partner in two spotlights – 6 x 8 in both rounds with an all skate at the end of the second song
  • Each spotlight will have one couple dancing at a time
  • 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

Fast & Furious

Prelims:

All competitors will take part in the preliminary round.

Heats 1 and 2:

  • Wait for your names to be called for your heat
  • You will dance for approximately a minute to three different songs of increasing tempo.
  • You will be judged as a couple
  • You can dance any vintage style – lindy hop, Charleston, Collegiate/St Louis Shag, Balboa… as long as you dance with your partner

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:

  • You will dance with your partner in two spotlights – 16x8s the first time, 8x8s the second time straight into all skate
  • Each spotlight will have one couple dancing at a time
  • 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