Competition
WSDC Registry Event

You could compete if you hold any of these passes: Workshop Pass, Weekend Pass, Party Pass, International or Overseas Pass. Participation in competitions are paid in addition.

Category Before 28 Feb 2018 At the door
Jack n' Jill, per person 600 RUB 800 RUB
Strictly Swing, per couple 1 000 RUB 1 200 RUB
Rising Star Routines, per couple 1 000 RUB

Rules

West Coast Swing Jack n' Jill

Jack n' Jill competitions are designed to highlight skills in spontaneous WCS dancing and the ability to dance well with a variety of partners. Competitors enter as individuals, are randomly assigned partners and dance to music a few times. Some ‘luck of the draw’ comes into play as well.

Please take a close attention to your appearance. Decent elegant suit welcomed and strongly supported. Jeans and T-shirts may well come to practice on classes and parties, but not at the competition.

Russian Open West Coast Swing Championship is a World Swing Dance Council Registry Event. As such, points are awarded to the winners and place getters (and possibly finalists) of our Jack n' Jill Competitions. The WSDC records and tracks points for every competitor and these points are used to identify the category a person should compete in. There must be a minimum number of five couples per category for points to be recorded. Points will be recorded and tracked as follows:



Tier (number of competitors) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Additional
Tier 1 (5–15) 5 4 3 2 1
Tier 2 (16–39) 10 8 6 4 2 6…10 places — 1 point
Tier 3 (40 and more) 15 12 10 8 6 1

Newcomers Division

Newcomer division is open to any dancers,who have been dancing West Coast Swing for less than 18 months and have no points. Points will not be tracked for this category.

Novice Division

Novice division open to any dancers, even if they are brave enough and going compete for the first time.Competitors with fewer than 15 novice points should dance in this division. Competitors with 15 or more novice points and/or a win in novice must dance in a higher division.

Intermediate Division

Intermediate level is open for dancers,who have already competed at the Intermediate level and hold Intermediate points(less than 30), (and don't qualify for a higher category) or they have earned 15 or more Novice points.

Advanced Division

Competitors with 30 or more intermediate points should dance in this division. Competitors with fewer than 30 intermediate points who have any advanced points may, but are not required to, dance in this division.

All Star Division

A person should compete in All star if she/he has already competed at the All star division or she/he has earned 45 or more Advanced points with at least one winning.

If you want to enter a category for which you do not meet the entry requirements stated or want to change categories (If you are not comfortable dancing in the division and would like to dance up or down), you may submit a petition by sending us an email with a brief explanation of the reason(s) for your request. The Chief Judge will consider your petition and approve or deny your petition based on your reasons and dance history. Please note, if you have petitioned to dance at a higher division at one event you may still need to petition at future events until you can prove you worth it getting placed.

Sophisticated Division

This category is open for dancers at the age of 35 years and older. There are no restrictions on the level of the competitors. Points will not be tracked for this category. You can also participate in one of the rating categories.


Strictly Swing

Open Strictly Swing

Strictly Swing competitions are designed to highlight skills in spontaneous WCS dancing with a chosen partner. Swing dancing that encourages lead and follow partner dancing at its best. Although swing includes amalgamations and patterns that are familiar to many dancers, the essence of lead and follow must be maintained in and out of these patterns. Competitors enter as couples and dance to music selected by competition DJ. Improvised choreography is the objective. Pre-choreographed routines are not allowed. Couples must maintain physical contact except for spins, turns, short breakaways, and recoveries. Drops, leans, circular movements and other partner weight support moves are allowed.

Costumes are not allowed. However, matching or complementary outfits suitable for social dancing are acceptable. This division will be danced in heats, semi-finals and final as deemed appropriate by the organizers.

Intermediate Strictly Swing

Same rules like in Open Strictly, but this category for Intermediate level dancers only.

Novice Strictly Swing

Same rules like in Open Strictly, but this category for Novice level dancers only.


Rising Star Routines

Competitors in this division select their own music and have choreographed routines. Dance Costumes are required. Performance time is a minimum of 2 minutes and maximum of 3 minutes. Timing starts with movement with or without music.

  1. Rising Star guidelines for expected swing content are 75%. It is at the judges’ discretion to determine that the swing content requirement has been met.
  2. Participants select their own music, which should be given by them to the Deejay prior to their performance.
  3. Lifts and aerials are allowed, but not required.
  4. Separate entrances are permitted but the couple must physically join together within 32 beats of music.
  5. Couples must maintain physical contact except for spins, turns, short break-a-ways, and recoveries.
  6. Order of performances is determined by draw.