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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
Age Divisions: Sophisticated(35+), Masters (50+)

 
ProAm - Enter with your teacher
Levels: Novice, Intermediate

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.
WSDC Levels: Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Allstar, Champions
Age Divisions:
Sophisticated(35+), Mastsers (50+),
ProAm Jack & Jill: Novice, Intermediate
NEW! Switch It Up - Requires role switching during songs
NEW! Novice Shootout - details coming soon

 
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. Separate Amatuer Leader & Follwer contests.
Team - Swing based choreography with 4 or more couples

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 WCS Rising Star Tour. 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

Strictly Swing $2,100 cash prize purse + Event passes for many divisions.

Strictly Swing Open $900, cash prize purse.
1st $400, 2nd $300, 3rd $200

Jack & Jill winner recieve cash prizes based on entries (over $5000 was awarded in 2016). All winners recieve a custom medals 1st - 3rd placements.

ProAm Spotlight - Top 3 Leaders & Top 3 Followers recognized with custom plaques

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