Jack and Jill 2018
WHAT IS A JACK AND JILL?
A contest where you dance with a randomly chosen partner to random Salsa / Bachata / ChaChaCha songs.
WHY DO WE HAVE A JACK AND JILL?
For fun, that's it. We want all participants to have a fantastic time, while showcasing their Social Dancing "A" Game! Please read the "What will couples be judged on?" section below for further information on what we mean by "Social Dancing 'A' Game".
WHO CAN REGISTER? ARE THERE ANY QUALIFICATIONS?
Must have a SLOSX weekend pass.
Must be at SLOSX Saturday night for prelims. Check-in is at 9:00PM.
Dress casually for prelims.
No shows or late-comers will lose their spots to alternate dancers.
Registration is open to anyone, BUT.....
If you get paid to teach, perform, or choreograph dance, please do NOT register or compete.
HOW MANY SPOTS ARE THERE?
If you don't get a spot, add yourself to the waitlist just in case someone doesn't show up.
If you don't show up by 11:00 PM check-in time, your spot will be given to a waitlisted dancer.
WHAT WILL COUPLES BE JUDGED ON?
Every judge looks for something different. It will be a combination of these elements:
- Technicality: choose a beat and stay on it. Lead well. Follow well.
- Musicality: listen and pay attention to the song then dance accordingly.
- Creativity: explore the song with your partner and create something fun and wonderful together.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
You must register for Jack and Jill here on Eventbrite.
There will be no signups at the venue.
If all the spots fill up (ie Sold Out), then join the waitlist in case someone drops out.
SIGN UPS OPEN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 AT 10 PM
#1 piece of advice from the pros:
"DANCE, DON'T COMPETE! HAVE FUN, DON'T PERFORM!"
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
Be respectful of your partner and to other couples.
Keep it PG13. No overly sexual moves.
Keep your clothes on.
No lifts or aerials (one foot always on the ground).
No switching partners.
Stick to a part. If you signed up as a lead, you lead for the entire time. Same for follows.
PRELIMINARY - SATURDAY NIGHT - 9:30 PM (9:00 PM call time)
We start with 30 leads, 30 follows. Dancers will be judged as an individuals.
Judges will narrow it to at least 6 leads and 6 follows for Saturday night.
FINALS - SATURDAY NIGHT - 1:00 AM (Sunday technically) (12:30 AM call time)
We start with 6 lead, 6 follow finalists. Dancers will be judged as a couple.
Judges will choose 3 couples for 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place.
Winners will be announced later on Saturday night.
Dress for the Saturday night social which mean dress nice!
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
Remember, we're just doing this for fun. Here's what we'll award each couple that places:
- 3rd place: SLOSX T-shirt for each person. Well done.
- 2nd place: SLOSX T-shirt and pass to next year's SLOSX. Super duper!
- 1st place: SLOSX T-shirt and two passes to next year's SLOSX. Awesome sauce!