£30 per entry plus Saturday All-day Pass
1st Trophy + £125. Trophies for 2nd and 3rd places, medals for all finalists
Open to amateurs only who are 45+ and prepared to prove it. Teachers and professionals are not eligible. This is a freestyle dancing competition.
Senior Freestyle category and for mature dancers (over 45).
Couples will dance to music chosen by Britroc Ltd.
Judging will be based on a points system. Points will be awarded for Style, musical interpretation, presentation and technique.
Air Steps; you are permitted to do a move where both feet leave the floor as long as one foot remains below the waist of your partner; it would be counted as an air step if both feet were to be above the waist of your partner. Disqualification from the competition will be automatic should a couple attempt any air steps.
Seducers and drops are permitted but should be delivered in a safe manner. No extra points will be awarded for these moves.
70% of dancing must be recognisable as Modern Jive and definite lead and follow demonstrated.
The judge’s decision is final.
Teachers and professionals are not allowed to enter this category. Britroc Ltd’s definition of a teacher or professional is anyone who has been paid for teaching any form of jive-orientated dance.
Proof of age must be provided in the form of photo ID (passport or drivers licence) that will be required when couples register on competition day.
The Judge’s decision is final.
Britroc Ltd reserves the right to change the programme and competition if necessary without consultation.
The event will be recorded by film, video and photograph; these may be used for Britroc Ltd promotional purposes without any obligation.
Britroc Ltd accepts no responsibility for loss or injury to persons or possessions in relation to this event.
To help you get the most out of the competition the details below indicate what the judges are looking for and how you will be scored on your performance.
What the judges are looking for:
Costume Have the couple made an effort to dress up for the competition? Is there good interaction between the couple? Are they smiling? Do they look like they are having fun?
Marks available = 1 - 3
Are the couple dancing to the style of the music? Are the moves they are doing in keeping with the rhythm and character of the music? Are the couples just dancing or are they performing the moves? Does the personality of the couple show through the moves they are dancing?
Marks available = 1 - 5
Is the move/s technically correct? Are the moves performed with good pattern and direction? Are they using the floor well? Are they considerate to others on the floor? Is there a clear lead and follow?
Marks available = 1 - 5
Is there a good variation of moves? Is the difficulty and complexity of the move relevant to the category the dancers have entered? Are the moves executed correctly? Do the moves flow? Marks available = 1 - 5
Couples, trio and team will be marked individually. Not against the people you are dancing next to in your heat.
All the scores are entered into the computer and the competitors with the highest scores will be put through to the next round.
Dependent upon the number of judges the maximum score each competitor will vary. However the maximum number of points awarded to an entrant from any one judge is 18 points.
All scores will be recorded and any competitor can contact Britroc Ltd to find out how they did. They can also request feedback from the judges after the competition has ended.