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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 custom plaques or trohpy. 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 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+)
$30 entry fee
(by 11.13.15) or $35 onsite
ProAm - Enter with your teacher
Levels: Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Youth (under 15), Sophisticated(35+).
$30 entry fee
(by 11.13.15) 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, Open Role $20 entry fee (before Nov 13) $25 onsite. 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
Open Swing -
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 11.13.15) or $85 onsite
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 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 each year.


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. 

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

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, Advanced ($1,100)
1st $100
2nd $80

3rd $50

Jack & Jill Contests (over $5000 was awarded in 2014)
Cash prizes for 1st - 3rd place are based on the number of entries

1st - 5th placements receive medals

ProAm Spotlight
Top 3 placements recognized with custom plaques

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