How about a little competition? On July 11th, 2018, Swingin' at the Sons will be the host of what we hope will be an annual event.
«The Swing Palace in Dallas — Swing Dance Championships»
This will consist of «Mix and Match» competitions. You enter as a Leader or a Follower and you will dance with several partners during the preliminaries. The best will advance to the finals where you will be assigned a partner for the duration. There will be three divisions:
«Newcomer» — New to competitions. Style of Dance: East Coast Swing, Lindyhop, Charleston. No aerials allowed in prelims or finals. $5 / person entry fee, limited to 30 leads and 30 follows.
«Open» — Competed before, may have even placed in a comp. All forms of swing dancing allowed, ECS, Lindyhop, Charleston, Balboa, Shag, etc. No aerials allowed during prelims or finals. $5 / person entry fee, limited to 30 leads and 30 follows.
«Invitational» — Hand picked, highest level dancers. Any Swing Goes. No preliminaries, just finals where you will draw for partners.
In addition to bragging rights, the winners will receive cash prizes.
More details coming soon.