Contests

Your cheer determines the winner!

We will stage our open Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Shag, Charleston, Solo Dance / Authentic Jazz and Slow Dance competitions at Rock That Swing in the true spirit of the Savoy Ballroom of the 1930s, where the dancers enjoyed showing off their hottest new dance steps in weekly contests. The competitors will strive to impress you aiming for the loudest cheers in order to win the battle for the greatest honours and best prizes.

Anybody who attends an evening and likes to compete can take part in the open RTSF contests. Each participant needs to register individually through our online order system. If a contest is not full you can register at the daytime Check-In or at the contest desk at the night venues. The registration fee is 10 Euro per person and per contest. You will receive your number at the evening of your contest. To issue your number a deposit of 5 Euro will be charged.

Regular Competition Format

Prelims will run in all skate format. Finals will run in jam format. Depending on the number of particpiants one or two spotlights will be danced (solo or battle). Finals normally start with an all-skate round to warm-up and finish off with an all-skate round. Anything goes. Impress the audience and judges. Prelims are judged by a judging panel. Final rounds are judged by the audience applause.

Special Competition Formats

Fast Feet Jack’n’Jill

The Fast Feet Jack’n’Jill contest is a very special competition. In each round the contestants will dance with various randomly assigned partners as in regular Jack’n’Jill style. Additionally the music will speed up. The best leaders and followers will reach the finals. The finals will be danced according to the principle of the “Weakest Link.” Each round the judges will take out the weakest couple and new partners will be assigned, until three couples are left. The audience will choose the winners with their applause. The Boogie Woogie contest will be danced to 50s and the Lindy Hop contest to 40s music.

Swing Goes Pop Jack'n'Jill

This is a regular Jack'n'Jill contest, but the music selection is modern music that you can swing to.

Lindy Hop Cup

The Lindy Hop Cup is furthermore one of the international qualifications rounds for the Champions Cup. The winners qualify for the finals at the Savoy Cup beginning of April and receive free party passes as an additional prize.

Contests

Thursday

Shag Jack’n’Jill (In The Mood)

Friday

Lindy Hop & Boogie Woogie Fast Feet Jack’n’Jill (Hep Cats Night)
Balboa Jack’n’Jill (Hep Cats Night)
Solo Dance / Authentic Jazz Battle (After Hours)
Blues / Slow Dance Couples (After Hours)

Saturday

Lindy Hop Cup (Rock That Swing Ball)
Shag Battle (Rock That Swing Ball)
Swing Goes Pop Jack'n'Jill (After Hours)

Sunday

Boogie Woogie Cup (Jambooree Ball)
Solo Charleston Challenger (Jambooree Ball)

Monday

Jack’n’Jill Lindy Hop Contest (Jitterbug Hop)

Prizes

The contestants await free entrance for major dance venues around the World, Bleyer shoes and other prizes. We thank all event organizers and companies for their donations. If there are more main prizes for a contest the winning couples can select in the order of their placements. The assignemnt of the prizes to the contests will be published later.