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CONTESTS 

Prizes -  Rules  -   Winners
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.

Strictly Swing - Enter with your partner, we pick the music. No costumes or choreography allowed.
Levels: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Open, Sophisticated(35+), Masters (50+)
 
ProAm - Enter with your teacher
Levels: Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Youth (under 15), Sophisticated(35+).
 
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 Jack & Jill finals at DCSX will be danced "Spotlight" format!

 
Choreography - 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
ProAm Spotlight - Teacher/Student couples, any swing style
Team - Swing based choreography with 4 or more couples

Read the Rules!

DCSX 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

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 each year.

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DCSX is licensed with Ascap, BMI and Seasac through membership in the National Fast Dance Association.

PRIZES! All winners recieve a custom trophy
* Any contest with fewer than 5 entries may be cancelled or prize payouts reduced. 

Swing Team $500
1st $250
2nd $150
3rd $100

Rising Star Routine $500
1st $250
2nd $150
3rd $100

Masters(50+) Routine $500
1st $250
2nd $150

3rd $100

Strictly West Coast Swing Open $500
1st $400
2nd $300
3rd $200

Strictly West Coast Swing
Sophisticated, Masters, Novice, Intermediate, Advance $1,100
1st $100
2nd $80

3rd $50

Jack & Jill Contests (over $5000 was awarded in 2015) All winners reciee a custom medal.

  • Newcomers JJ 1st - 3rd win event passes
  • Sophisticated, Masters, Novice, Intermedieate, Advanced 1st - 5th place
    win cash prizes based on the number of entries
  • Allstar & Open 1st - 3rd place cash prizes

ProAm Spotlight - Top 3 placements recognized with custom plaques

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