Swing

All competitors are required to purchase a weekend pass.

Chicagoland Country and Swing Dance Festival reserves the right to combine or cancel divisions with five or fewer entries.

Cash prizes for the top 3 places all Strictly Swing and Jack & Jill divisions based on number of entries.

Top teacher cash prizes for swing and hustle pro-am.

Registration deadlines:

WSDC Jack & Jill:  August 18, 7PM  Prelims are Friday night!
Strictly Swing:  August 19, 8 PM
ALL Pro-Am Swing and Hustle contests are now SUNDAY!  
Pro-am Swing and Hustle:  Registrations accepted until Saturday, August 18 at noon.

Pro-Am Swing and Hustle

  • There are 3 Open categories: Newcomer, Novice, and a combined Intermed/Advanced.
  • The pro partner is limited to a maximum of 5 different am partners per division.
  • This is a lead/follow category and choreographed routines are not allowed.
  • This contest will be danced in a heated format. No lifts, drops or aerials.
  • Couples will dance to music provided by the Chicagoland Country and Swing Dance Festival.
  • The music will be selected at random at the time of the contest

Strictly Swing

  • There are three categories: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.
  • This is a lead/follow category and choreographed routines are not allowed.
  • Same-gender leaders/followers are allowed.  However, each person is allowed only one partner per level.  (ie, same person cannot dance as a leader AND a follower at the Novice level).
  • This contest will be danced in a heated format.
  • No lifts, drops, or aerials.
  • Couples will dance approximately 2 minutes to music provided by the Chicagoland Country and Swing Dance Festival.
  • The music will be selected at random at the time of the contest

WSDC Jack and Jill Swing

  • Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced and All Stars.
  • This contest will be danced in a heated format and comply with the regulations and expectations of the World Swing Dance Council.

Rising Star Division

Contact Chief Judge, Mike Topel, for the rules for this contest.  Email him at Miketopel@yahoo.com.