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WSDC Points Registry

Swingtimate is a World Swing Dance Council (“WSDC”) Registry Event. As such, points are awarded to the winners and place getters (and possibly finalists) of our Jack & Jill Competitions (except the Open category). The WSDC records and tracks points for every competitor and these points are used to identify the category a person should compete in. There must be a minimum number of five couples per category for points to be recorded.

Points will be recorded and tracked as follows:

Tier / # of Competitors

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Additional

Tier 1
5-10

3

2

1

0

0

0

Tier 2
11-19

6

4

3

2

1

0

Tier 3
20-39

10

8

6

4

2

1pt (up to 12th place)
Tier 4
40-79

15

12

10

8

6

1pt (up to 15th place)
Tier 5
80-129

20

16

14

12

10

2pts (up to 15th place)
Tier 6
130+

25

22

18

15

12

2pts (up to 15th place)

The guidelines for each category are set out on this page. If you want to enter a category for which you do not meet the entry requirements stated or want to change categories, you may submit a petition by sending us an email with a brief explanation of the reason(s) for your request.

We will consider your petition and approve or deny your petition based on your reasons and dance history. Please note, if you have petitioned to dance at a higher division at one event you may still need to petition at future events.

Jack & Jill

Jack & Jill competitions are designed to highlight skills in spontaneous WCS dancing and the ability to dance well with a variety of partners. Competitors enter as individuals, are randomly assigned partners and dance to music selected by Raw Connection. This is a degendered competition.

Novice Category 
WSDC Novice Category Competitors who have less than 15 points in Novice.

Intermediate Category 
WSDC Intermediate Category Competitors who have 16 Novice points and more, but less than 30 Intermediate points should compete in this division.

Advanced/All Star Category
WSDC Advanced Category Competitors who have more than 30+ Intermediate points and less than 45 Advanced points accumulated within 36 Months.

PLEASE NOTE, each category will only proceed if 5 or more leaders and 5 or more followers register for the relevant category.

Workshop Structure

Swingtimate is designed to ensure the continued growth and development of each and every dancer who attends. We believe it is important that everyone is provided with a challenge so they remain motivated and inspired. With this in mind, Swingtimate has different levels of workshops to cater for everyone attending.

Open Workshops
These workshops are suitable for everyone who is attending the event. They are designed to provide important information while catering for a range of dance levels and experience.

Intermediate/ Advanced Workshops
These workshops are aimed at providing more experienced WCS dancers with upper level concepts and techniques at a faster pace. Due to the challenging nature and pace of these workshops, they are limited to those dancers who qualify for Intermediate competition level or above according to the World Swing Dance Council requirements.

If you have any questions concerning the format of the workshops, please contact us at allan@rawconnection.com.au

Fun Competitions

ALL-INTERNATIONAL JACK & JILL

Dancers of ALL levels are welcome to enter regardless of how many WSDC points you have. So it is possible for an Adv dancer to draw an Adv dancer or a Novice and Adv to draw each other etc. Once you draw your J&J partner, you will be judged as a “Couple” whether it is a prelim or a final. Places will be limited to the first 30 leads and 30 follows to register.

Sophisticated Strictly Swing

This competition is for persons over the age of 35 years

Winners Invitational Tournament

The top 2 couples from our Novice J&J comps will be partnered up with our pros. The top 2 couples from Intermediate will be partnered up with the top 2 couples from Adv/AS. Our 8 couples will battle it out in an elimination style tournament over three rounds. Our Novice, Intermediate and Adv/AS J&J finalists will be invited to be our judges, only 1 couple will emerge victorious!