Competitions
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Competitions

COMPETITIONS

JACK N JILL (WSDC)

  • The Jack’n Jill is a dance competition like in the USA where the emphasis is on social dancing.
  • The principle is that couples are formed randomly by drawing lots and dance on music that they do not know in advance.
  • During the prelims: At each change of music (3 or 4) You will dance on 3 or 4 songs. For each new song, the couples change. The dancers are judged separately.
  • During the final: After a first draw, the couples do not change and the couple is judged as a whole.
  • Judging Criteria: The judgment will be based on technique, musicality but above all the interaction between partners.
  • Costumes and accessories are not allowed, but proper attire is recommended.

Jack & Jill Rules

WSDC Categories

  • Newcomer
  • Novice
  • Intermédiaire
  • Advanced
  • AllStars / Champions
  • Juniors -18 ans
  • Sophisticated + 35 ans
  • Masters + 50 ans New

STRICTLY SWING

Same principle as Jack’n Jill but you choose your partner and you will be judged as a couple, on imposed music.

  • Strictly Novice / Inter: reserved for competitors with a maximum of 29 intermediate points.
  • Strictly Open : open to all but not with the same partner if competed in strictly Novice / Inter
  • Costumes and accessories are not allowed, but proper attire is recommended.

Strictly High & Low: open to all, but you must choose your partner according to these criteria:

  • An All Star or Champion can only dance with a Novice or less.
  • An advanced can only dance with an Inter or lower.
  • An inter can only dance with an advanced or less
  • Other categories can dance without level restrictions

The selected category is the one where your WSDC points allow you to dance even if you do not yet have points in this category.

  • All Stars: +60 points in advanced
  • Advanced: +30 points in inter
  • Inter: + 16 points in novice

STRICTLY SWING

Same principle as Jack’n Jill but you choose your partner and you will be judged as a couple, on imposed music.

  • Strictly Novice / Inter: reserved for competitors with a maximum of 29 intermediate points.
  • Strictly Open : open to all but not with the same partner if competed in strictly Novice / Inter
  • Costumes and accessories are not allowed, but proper attire is recommended.
  • Strictly High & Low: open to all, but an All Star can only dance with a Novice or less. An advanced can only dance with an Inter or lower.

ROUTINES

Rising Star

You choose your partner, your music. you prepare a beautiful choreography and you will perform in public.
This category will only be judged if it has at least 3 couples or more participants.
Scene costumes  are recommended.

Pro Am Leader & Follower

The rule in pro am is to have at least two categories of difference (example Advanced J&J and Novice J&J). For the rest it is identical to Rising Star

 Registration fees

  • Jack n Jill Juniors Free
  • Jack n Jill 15€/pers
  • Strictly High & Low 20€/couple
  • Strictly 30€/couple
  • Rising Star 50€/couple
  • Payment on the spot when collecting you bib.
  • Competitors must have a PASS to compete.

Awards

+4000€ in Prize money
Trophies for the first 3 places

 Competition Rules

  • Competitors must be in possession of a pass that allows them to compete and pay entry fees for each competition.
  • Competitors must register before the start of the competition, usually 2 hours before. Competitors should be present in the ballroom at least 15 minutes before the start of their competition.
  • competitors cannot participate in two categories in the same role except for those related to age. 
  • Competitors must demonstrate good behaviour at all times, both on and off the dance floor.
  • Competitors can not speak to judges about their placements or results until the award ceremony.
  • The organizer will make every effort to conduct all competitions in accordance with these rules.
  • However, the organiser might very well make changes in the schedule if necessary.