Dance Styles

Kooly Kat Open

This championship is only open to people that have registered to participate and have purchased a Competitor Ticket.

 

Kooly Kat Open (Lifts)

Two (2) Songs: One (1) fast & one (1) slow

 

  • This is a freestyle dance section.

  • All dance styles are permitted.

  • Lifts, drops, props and slides are permitted.

  • Minimum of 3 different lifts are required per song. "Throws" are not classified as "lifts".

  • Failure to meet these requirements will result in a mark down.

  • No acrobatics (eg. no free falling flips).

  • Dress Code must be appropriate to the era (per Dress Code in the Competition Rules).

 

  • Juniors             Under 18 yrs

  • Adults              18+ yrs

 
Kooly Kat Open (No Lifts)

Two (2) Songs: One (1) fast & one (1) slow

 

  • This is a freestyle dance section.

  • All dance styles are permitted.

  • Drops, props and slides are permitted.

  • No lifts, jumps, nor acrobatics (eg. no free falling flips).

  • Dress Code must be appropriate to the era (per Dress Code in the Competition Rules).

 

  • Juniors             Under 18 yrs

  • Adults              18+ yrs

 

The winners of the Kooly Kat Open categories, Adult and Junior sections will win a cash prize!

Partnered Dances

Only dancers that have registered and purchased their tickets prior to 11:59pm (EST) on 15 May 2016 will be permitted to compete in the Partnered Dances.
 

Rock ‘n’ Roll (Lifts)

Two (2) Songs: one (1) fast & one (1) slow
 

  • Lifts, Drops, Props & Slides are permitted.

  • Minimum of 3 different lifts are required per song. "Throws" are not classified as "lifts".

  • Failure to meet these requirements will result in a mark down.

  • Competitor attire must adhered to (per Dress Code in the Competition Rules).

 

  • Juniors             Under 18 yrs

  • Adults              18yrs - 34yrs

  • Masters           35yrs - 44yrs

  • Platinum          45yrs - 54yrs

  • Golden             55yrs+


 

Rock ‘n’ Roll (No Lifts)

Two (2) Songs: one (1) slow & one (1) fast

 

  • Props, drops and slides are permitted.

  • No Lindy Hop or Swing accepted.

  • One foot must remain on the floor at all times.

  • Failure to comply with this rule will result in mark down.

  • Competitor attire must adhered to (per Dress Code in the Competition Rules)

 

  • Juniors             Under 18 yrs

  • Adults              18yrs - 34yrs

  • Masters           35yrs - 44yrs

  • Platinum          45yrs - 54yrs

  • Golden             55yrs+


 

Rock 'n' Roll (Traditional)

One (1) Song: medium/fast

 

  • Rock 'n Roll dance only.

  • Lifts, drops, props and slides are NOT permitted.

  • Footwork is only allowed to leave the floor during floor work such as shadow, mirror or in your general dance style.

  • Failure to comply with this rule will result in mark down.

  • Competitor attire must adhered to (per Dress Code in the Competition Rules).

 

  • Juniors                       Under 18 yrs

  • Adults/Masters        18yrs - 44yrs

  • Golden/Platinum     45yrs+


 

Rock ‘n’ Roll (Novice)

One (1) Song: medium/fast

 

  • This section is for 1st year dancers only. ie. both dancers must have less than 12 months dance experience each

  • Dance only. Lifts, drops, props and slides are NOT permitted

  • Competitor attire must adhered to (per Dress Code in the Competition Rules)

 

  • Juniors             Under 18 yrs

  • Adults              18yrs - 34yrs

  • Masters           35yrs - 44yrs

  • Platinum          45yrs - 54yrs

  • Golden             55yrs+


 

Rockabilly

One (1) Song: fast (180bpm or more)

 

  • This is a dance only category.

  • No back step allowed at all.

  • The couple must dance in an anticlockwise direction.

  • Competitor attire must adhered to (per Dress Code in the Competition Rules).

  • Follows take note of the rules relating to Rockabilly skirts.

 

  • Juniors             Under 18 yrs

  • Adults              18yrs+

 

Swing

Two (2) Songs: one (1) slow & one (1) medium

 

  • All styles of swing are permitted, including Triple Step, West Coast, East Coast, Hollywood and Swing Jive

  • Props and drops are permitted

  • Dress Code must be appropriate to the era (per Dress Code in the Competition Rules).

 

  • Juniors                       Under 18 yrs

  • Adults/Masters        18yrs - 44yrs

  • Golden/Platinum     45yrs+

 

 

Lindy Hop

One (1) Song: medium to fast

 

  • Lifts are permitted.

  • Basic actions:  Jitterbug, Boogie and Lindy Hop with Linear movements, (4, 6 and 8 beats)

  • Dress Code must be appropriate to the era (per Dress Code in the Competition Rules).

 

  • Juniors                       Under 18 yrs

  • Adults/Masters        18yrs - 44yrs

  • Golden/Platinum     45yrs+


 

Triples (Open Age)

One (1) Song: medium

 

  • Lifts are permitted

  • During performance each person in the Triples cannot be broken apart by more than 2 arms lengths from each other.

  • Competitor attire must adhered to (per Dress Code in the Competition Rules)


 

Girl/Girl

One Song


 

Boy/Boy

One Song

Novelty Events (Open Age)

These competitions can be entered on the day without having to pre-register, however spaces will be limited and preference will go to people that have registered.

 

Dancers that have purchased a Junior or an Adult Competitor Ticket may compete in all Novelty Events, except for the Jack and Jill Competition, without further cost.

 

Spectators that have not competed in any other category are required to register and pay for entry on the day of competition.

 

Tickets to these Novelty events cost $5.

 

Adult/Junior

One Song

Jack and Jill

The Jack and Jill event is an Open Age event, and can ONLY be entered on the day. However spaces will be limited and preference will go to people that have pre-registered.

 

Dancers that have purchased a Junior or Adult Competitor Ticket that wish to compete in the Jack and Jill event must purchase this ticket in addition to their Competitor Ticket.

 

Spectators that have not competed in any other category are required to register and pay for entry on the day of competition.

 

The Jack and Jill Competition Ticket costs $2. All proceeds for this competition will go to charity.

 

Jack & Jill

One Song

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