Many fun dance contests are offered. There are divisions for
many skill and experience levels from 1st time rookie competitors to
seasoned professionals. Winners receive cash prizes, gift
certificates, peer admiration and customized ribbons or plaques. All
contests will be judged by well respected judges and scored using the relative placement
system. Below is a simple summary
of the contests.
There are entry requirements and limitations specific to each contest.
Read the complete rules and Code of Conduct if you
would like to participate.
- Enter with your partner, we pick the
No costumes or choreography allowed.
|Levels: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Open,
Sophisticated(35+), Masters (50+)
$30 entry fee (by 11.13.15) or $35 onsite
Enter with your teacher
Levels: Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced,
Youth (under 15), Sophisticated(35+).
$30 entry fee (before Nov 11) or $35 onsite
Jack & Jill
- 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.
|Levels: Sophisticated(35+), Mastsers (50+), Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate,
Advanced, Allstar, Champions $20 entry fee (before Nov 11) $25 onsite. Jack & Jill finals at DCSX will be danced
- Bring your partner, your music, your costumes and routine and
enjoy 3 minutes of fame in the spotlight for our
live audience and 1000s more wathcing online. A chance to win big prize money!
Rising Star - Any swing style lifts are allowed but not required
Masters (50+) - Any swing style lifts are allowed but not required
Juniors (YASDA) - Any swing style, both partners must be under 18. ($5 entry fee)
ProAm Spotlight - Teacher/Student couples, any swing style
Team - Swing based choreography with 4 or more couples
$75 entry fee (by Nov 11) or $80 onsite
Read the Rules!
is a member of the World Swing Dance Council (WSDC)
Points are awarded to winners and finalists in the
West Coast Swing Jack & Jill
contests. Points earned determine which level contest you are eligible to enter. see rules
is a member of the MASTERS tour. Dancers earn points for Choreography, Strictly Swing, Jack & Jill for dancers over 50.
DCSX is a member of the YASDA tour supporting youth dancers under 18. An annual tour provides prize money and travel stipends.
DCSX is a member of the AANCE tour.
The Americas Amateur National Championship Events tour is a circuit
devoted to Novice and Intermediate level dancers. Points are earned by
dancers at qualifier events. A National Championship is held in January
DCSX is licensed with
Ascap, BMI and Seasac through membership in the National Fast Dance
All winners recieve a custom trophy
Any contest with fewer than 5 entries may be cancelled or prize
Swing Team $500
Rising Star Routine $500
Masters(50+) Routine $500
Strictly West Coast Swing Open $500
Strictly West Coast Swing Sophisticated, Masters, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced ($1,100)
Jack & Jill Contests (over $5000 was awarded in 2015)
Cash prizes for 1st - 3rd place are based on the number of
1st - 5th placements receive medals
ProAm Spotlight - Top 3 placements recognized with custom plaques