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What is a Jack N Jill Contest ? The Jack N Jill Contest originated over 40 years age by Jack Carey in California. It is the ultimate fun lead/follow social dance contest you can enter. In the preliminary round a group (heat) of individual dancers will line up on the dance floor in two opposing lines, one line of leaders and one line of followers, each facing the other. At the "toss of the dice" one line of dancers (usually the followers) will move down there respective line the number on the dice until they line up with a partner in the opposite line that is not of there original choosing. The group will then dance for a 90 -120 second period to randomly chosen but appropriate dance music that fits the division and ability level of the dancers.
 

 

01/16/2009

Jack & Jill contest, what & why?

Jack & Jill contest, what & why? --

The Jack & Jill contests have become so popular that in many cases, they have gone beyond the random contest used to fill time & generate enthusiasm at a dance event. There are now many events that have Jack & Jill contests as the main or only competition. It's danced from Newcomer all the way to Professional level and even by invitation only!

So, what is this Jack & Jill?

In it's basic form you decide what level to enter & what dance. We will be offering two levels and one dance, East Coast Swing.

Then you pay the entry fee and line up opposite a partner.

You are then shuffled at random and the partner you now have will be your competition partner.

If you are fortunate enough to be with your normal partner we will leave you there. It's the luck of the draw.

You will have a chance to dance to two songs with different dance tempos then line back up with your partner awaiting the judges.

The judges will then choose a winning couple who, in our case, splits the pot between them.

So, why would you want to enter?

First of all it's really good fun.

You also get and opportunity to see how well your lead & follow works.

If there is even a remote chance that you will compete one day this is a great warm up.

There is also a chance that you will take home more money than you started with.

If you lose it's only a dollar.

And again, it's good fun.

Now, what are the judges looking for?

Good timing, good dance frame & posture.

Good teamwork with your partner (remember this is about Lead & Follow.) Knowledge of the basics.

Your presentation of good, clean dancing.

What are they not looking for?

Fancy moves not done well.

Lifts (prohibited)

Sloppy connection.

Bad timing.

Routines.
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