Take A Chance

£10 per entry plus Event Pass.

Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

Open to all levels of dancer

Open to all, this category is designed to highlight the social dancing skills of the dance partners. As a freestyle dance a definite lead and follow must be demonstrated. A minimum of 70% is to be recognisable as modern jive. Competitors must be at least 15 years old. In general the judges will be looking for the flow of the dance and the connection between the partners in tune with the music.

In the starting round no one knows who their partner will be until they meet on the dance floor. Perhaps a complete stranger, perhaps someone you know – that is the chance you take. Couples will consist of 1 male leader and 1 female follower, who will dance to music selected by the organiser. Airsteps are not permitted. A move where both feet leave the floor is permissible provided that one foot remains below the waist level of your partner. "The waist level is the waist level whatever position you adopt"

During the heats a couple will be tapped on the shoulder and informed they are through to the next round. In the semi-finals and the final, competitors will be judged in accordance with the internationally recognised Relative Placement scoring method.