Competitions

COMPETITIONS

Balloon Bash (Friday Night) Choose a partner or we'll pair you up, but no switching allowed in this endurance contest. We play music and you dance. Sounds simple, yeah? BUT ALSO each couple will have a balloon tied to one of the partner's ankles and the winning couple is the last one standing with their balloon still un-popped! This gives a whole new meaning to the term competitive dancing. $5/pair

Ambidancetrous Mix & Match (Saturday Night) Dance both roles in this mix & match competition, formerly known as the Jack & Jill where dancers are paired with random partners to showcase connection and creativity in a social dance context. This will run as a fairly regular Mix & Match competition but in semi's you must switch roles at least 3x during song and at least once during spotlight on finals. Judging will be on skill and proficiency in both roles, but special notice will be given to number of times you switch (the more the better!) and the balance of leading/following by each partner in the pair. $5/competitor

Team Throw Down (Sunday night) Gather 9 friends (up to 10 on a team) and prepare to throw down short bits of choreo either in pairs or sets of 2-5 couples. Interested but by yourself? Sign up as a lead or follow and if we get enough single registrations we'll put you in a team together. Email us at slx@savoyswing.org with your team name/member list and then each should register individually. Any people signed up and not on a member list will be put on the mixed team. Teams will go head to head, phrase by phrase with instant elimination at the end of the round (2 songs) and the choro doesn’t always have to be partner specific. Maybe you throw down a few eights of some sick solo moves as a group, live a little! $5/person.

Anything Goes Strictly (Semis Saturday/Finals Sunday) We will play a variety of music during the semi-finals and finalists will be chosen by those who can best embody whatever music is played in their dancing. Truly any dance style goes! In the finals, it'll be all-jazz-all-the-time but couples will be given special rules during each round of spotlights, to be kept secret until the rounds begin. Find a friend you enjoy dancing with or one who you’re down to get wild and weird with and revel in the extravagance! $10/couple