Floor Play Swing Vacation Rules

Entry deadlines are FIRM.  There will be no exceptions.  (You’re cute.  We love you.  Those deadlines still apply to you, too.)

All competitors must purchase a weekend pass.  The weekend pass gives you access to all competitions, open dancing, shows, and most workshops.

All competitors are responsible for reading and following the rules below.

General

  1. Waivers:

Each competitor must sign an entry/waiver form and pay in full BEFORE competing.

  1. Weekend Pass:

All Entrants are required to purchase a weekend ticket and may be asked verify event pass purchase.

  1. Costumes:

Costume are not allowed in any category except Pro-Am Routines. Strictly swing partners may choose to coordinate outfits.

  1. Swing Definition:

This is a ‘Swing Dance’ competition and all recognized swing styles are allowed, including Whip, Push, West Coast, Swing, Shag, Lindy Hop, Imperial, Swingout, Jitterbug, Stepping and others.

  1. Entry Limits and Requirements:

Dancers may compete in multiple swing contest categories, during the weekend. However, NO dancer may compete or enter a particular contest more than once.

There is no limit to entries to any division with the exception of pro-am routines and pro-am strictly swing. A professional may dance with up to five (5) amateurs at each level of pro-am strictly swing or pro-am routines.

If there are fewer than five (5) entries in any division, Floor play Swing Vacation reserves the right to combine or cancel that division.  Floor play Swing Vacation also reserves the right to have any and all lead/follow categories run in a heated format in lieu of prelims or spotlight format to facilitate event schedule constraints.

  1. WSDC Jack and Jill Contents:

WSDC points will be used to determine the level for all Jack & Jill competitors. Masters will compete in the appropriate WSDC level.  This contest is de-gendered.

  1. Lifts, Drops, and Aerials:

Lifts and aerials are only allowed in Floor play Swing Vacation’s routine divisions.  Drops that are considered ‘safe’ and that work within the realm of ‘lead/follow’ are allowed in the Florida Annual State Championship, Advanced, All-Star and Masters Divisions ONLY.

Definition of a LIFT: That point when both feet are off the ground, and weight is not self supported.

Definition of an AERIAL: The point at which one partner is off the ground due to the other partner and not maintaining contact with their partner.

Definition of a DROP: The point at which the head goes below your partner’s waist and weight is not self supported.

  1. All rules will be strictly enforced:

Scoring and penalties will be at the discretion of each individual judge.

Novice & Intermediate Strictly Swing Divisions
Novice & Intermediate J&J Divisions

  1. Any dancer who qualifies may enter these categories. (See General Rules)
  2. These are Swing categories and dance content must be 90% swing. It is a lead/follow category and no choreographed routines are allowed.
  3. No lifts, drops or aerials and no planned entrances or exits allowed.
  4. Couples will dance to music provided by Floor play Swing Vacation. The music will be selected at random and couples will be given no prior music information.
  5. No Costumes Allowed. (See General Rules)

Advanced Strictly Swing
Advanced & All-Star J&J Divisions:

  1. Any dancer who qualifies may enter these categories. (See General Rules)
  2. These are Swing categories and dance content must be 90% swing. It is a lead/follow category and no choreographed routines are allowed.
  3. No lifts or aerials and no planned entrances or exits allowed. Drops are allowed with restrictions. (See General Rules)
  4. Couples will dance to music provided by Floor Play Swing Vacation. The music will be selected at random and couples will be given no prior music information.
  5. No Costumes Allowed. (See General Rules)

Florida Annual State Swing Championship

Strictly swing format.  Gender neutral. One partner must be from Florida.  All levels welcome.