Learn more about the different styles of competition at ISDC! Click each heading below to see the description

CHOREOGRAPHY

Classic (Houston Two Step)

Competitors will display their choreographed creativity without aerials, air-steps, acrobatics and lifts in this division. “On the ground” moves (such as leans, drops, slides, and splits) are allowed. Competitors will select their own music. Routines must be a minimum of two-minutes and a maximum of four minutes in length. Expected Houston Two-Step content is 80%. It is at the judges’ discretion to determine that the content requirement has been met. Entry Fee: $30/couple Prizes: 1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

Classic (DFW Swingout)

Competitors will display their choreographed creativity without aerials, air-steps, acrobatics and lifts in this division. “On the ground” moves (such as leans, drops, slides, and splits) are allowed. Competitors will select their own music. Routines must be a minimum of two-minutes and a maximum of four minutes in length. Expected DFW Swingout content is 80%. It is at the judges’ discretion to determine that the content requirement has been met. Entry Fee: $30/couple Prizes: 1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

Juniors (All Styles)

Competitors will display their choreographed creativity without aerials, air-steps, acrobatics and lifts in this division. “On the ground” moves (such as leans, drops, slides, and splits) are allowed. Competitors will select their own music. Routines must be a minimum of two-minutes and a maximum of four minutes in length. To enter your Juniors into the Junior program please email info@theisdc.com Entry Fee: $0/couple Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Mr. and Mrs. Showcase

This competition is open to all married couples consisting of one Leader and one Follower. Routines must be a minimum of two-minutes and a maximum of four-minutes in length. Competitors select their own music. This is a SHOWCASE STYLE no-holds barred competition for all Styles of Partnered Swing. All lifts, drops, dips, aerials, airsteps and acrobatics are allowed and encouraged. Limited to 10 couples

Open Swing Showcase

This competition is for couples consisting of one Leader and one Follower performing one of the following partnered dances (Detroit Ballroom, DC Hand Dance, Lindy Hop, Bop, Zydeco & Chicago Stepping) Routines must be a minimum of two-minutes and a maximum of four-minutes in length. Competitors select their own music. This is a SHOWCASE STYLE no-holds barred competition for above listed Partnered Swing (No Houston Two-Step or DFW Swingout) All lifts, drops, dips, aerials, airsteps and acrobatics are allowed and encouraged. Limited to 12 couples. 1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

PRO-AM STRICTLYS

Pro-Am Strictly Description (All Styles)

Instructors, Champions and Pros dance with their students. Couples entering the Pro-Am divisions must have a prior student/teacher relationship. Leaders will dance with their Amateur follows. Follows will dance with their amateur Leaders. Amateurs are defined as someone with less than 4 years dance experience, has not won or placed in Pro-Am or any other ISDC category, does not compete at the Invitational level, and who does not teach dancing on a regular ongoing basis or make a significant amount of income from teaching. Only the amateur will be judged. This division is designed to highlight social dancing skills at a performance level with an emphasis on lead/follow technique. Just Dance rules apply. Music to be selected by ISDC. Entry Fee: $30/couple Prizes: 1st – $200 2nd – $100 3rd – $75

Pro-Am Strictly (Houston Two-Step)

Pro-Am Strictly (DFW Swingout)

Pro-Am Strictly (Chicago Stepping)

JUST DANCE STRICTLYS

Strictly Just Dance (DFW Swingout)

This will be a social dance competition open to all levels, EXCEPT inviational dancers. Dancers register as couples and will dance to music selected by ISDC. Couples will dance spotlights for 1 minute 30 seconds. Competitors will not know the music prior to the competition. This is your opportunity to show your creativity and JUST DANCE! Expected DFW Swingout content is 75%. It is at the judges’ discretion to determine that the content requirement has been met. Entry Fee: $30/couple Prizes: 1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

Strictly Just Dance (Houston Two-Step)

This will be a social dance competition open to all levels. Dancers register as couples and will dance to music selected by ISDC. Couples will dance spotlights for 1 minute 30 seconds. Competitors will not know the music prior to the competition. This is your opportunity to show your creativity and JUST DANCE! Expected Houston Two-Step content is 75%. It is at the judges’ discretion to determine that the content requirement has been met. Entry Fee: $30/couple Prizes: 1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

Strictly Just Dance (Chicago Stepping)

This will be a social dance competition open to all levels. Dancers register as couples and will dance to music selected by ISDC. Couples will dance spotlights for 1 minute 30 seconds. Competitors will not know the music prior to the competition.This is your opportunity to show your creativity and JUST DANCE! Expected Chicago-Stepping content is 75%. It is at the judges’ discretion to determine that the content requirement has been met. Entry Fee: $30/couple Prizes: 1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

Strictly Just Dance (Detroit & Ballroom)

This will be a social dance competition open to all levels. Dancers register as couples and will dance to music selected by ISDC. Couples will dance spotlights for 1 minute 30 seconds. Competitors will not know the music prior to the competition. This is your opportunity to show your creativity and JUST DANCE! Expected Detroit Ballroom content is 75%. It is at the judges’ discretion to determine that the content requirement has been met. Entry Fee: $30/couple Prizes: 1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

JACK AND JILL (OPEN CATEGORY)

J&J (Chicago Stepping) Open

This will be a social dance competition open to everyone except Invitational dancers. Leaders and followers will be randomly drawn to dance together to several songs of varying styles and tempos, but will be judged as individuals in the preliminary rounds. Dancers selected to dance in the finals will be randomly assigned a partner again, but will be judged as a couple as they dance in a spotlight format. Entry Fee: $20/individual Prizes: 1st – $250 2nd – $150 3rd – $100

J&J Houston (Two-Step) Open

This will be a social dance competition open to everyone except Invitational dancers. Leaders and followers will be randomly drawn to dance together to several songs of varying styles and tempos, but will be judged as individuals in the preliminary rounds. Dancers selected to dance in the finals will be randomly assigned a partner again, but will be judged as a couple as they dance in a spotlight format. Entry Fee: $20/individual Prizes: 1st – $250 2nd – $150 3rd – $100

J&J (DFW Swingout) Open

This will be a social dance competition open to everyone except Invitational dancers. Leaders and followers will be randomly drawn to dance together to several songs of varying styles and tempos, but will be judged as individuals in the preliminary rounds. Dancers selected to dance in the finals will be randomly assigned a partner again, but will be judged as a couple as they dance in a spotlight format. Entry Fee: $20/individual Prizes: 1st – $250 2nd – $150 3rd – $100

INVITATIONALS

INVITE ONLY COMPETITIONS WITH DANCERS SELECTED BY THE ORGANIZERS

Invitational Strictly Just Dance (DFW Swingout)

This will be a social dance competition for invitational dancers . Dancers register as couples and will dance to music selected by ISDC. Couples will dance spotlights for 1 minute 30 seconds. Competitors will not know the music prior to the competition. This is your opportunity to show your creativity and JUST DANCE! Expected DFW Swingout content is 75%. It is at the judges’ discretion to determine that the content requirement has been met. Prizes: 1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

Invitational Showcase (DFW Swingout & Houston Two-Step)

Routines must be a minimum of two-minutes and a maximum of four-minutes in length. Competitors select their own music. This is a no-holds barred competition for DFW Swingout Style. All lifts, drops, aerials, airsteps and acrobatics are allowed. This competition is for Lead Instructors, Pros, etc. This is an invite only competition with dancers selected by the organizers. In addition to the invitees, you may petition the organizers to compete in this division. Please email info@theisdc.com. Expected DFW Swingout content is 75%. Expected Houston Two-Step content is 75%. It is at the judges’ discretion to determine that the content requirement has been met. Entry Fee: Free to Invitees Prizes: 1st – $700 2nd – $400 3rd – $200

Invitational J&J (DFW Swingout)

This will be an fun Invitational social dance competition open to dancers selected by the organizers This will be a social dance competition open to dancers who are Lead Instructors and/or compete at a high level. Leaders and followers will be randomly drawn to dance together to several songs of varying styles and tempos and judged as a couple as they compete in spotlight format. Competitors are allowed to dance with “regular” partner (one that they dance and/or have competed with in a choreographed routine in the last 2years, Team routines do not count) if selected and will be considered “luck of the draw”. Entry Fee: Free to Invitees Prizes: 1st – $400 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

Invitational J&J (Houston Two-Step)

This will be an fun Invitational social dance competition open to dancers selected by the organizers This will be a social dance competition open to dancers who are Lead Instructors and/or compete at a high level. Leaders and followers will be randomly drawn to dance together to several songs of varying styles and tempos and judged as a couple as they compete in spotlight format. Competitors are allowed to dance with “regular” partner (one that they dance and/or have competed with in a choreographed routine in the last 2years, Team routines do not count) if selected and will be considered “luck of the draw”. Entry Fee: Free to Invitees Prizes: 1st – $400 2nd – $200 3rd – $100