Regeln

Die Municorn Swing sind ein Internationales Event mit Teilnehmern aus mehr als 20 Ländern. Um eine bindende Version der (Turnier-)Regeln, werden eben diese ausschließlich in Englisch bereitgestellt. Solltest Du Verständnisprobleme bei Regeldetails haben, kontaktiere uns oder den Head Judge während des Events. Vielen Dank für dein Verständnis.

General rules for all competitions

Eligibility requirements

To compete at our event, you must:

Dancing in a non-traditional role

You are allowed to enter any competition in any role. You can dance different competitions in different roles. You can only compete in one role for leveled divisions (e.g. Jack & Jill Novice, Strictly Swing Novice). The level you compete in is determined by your WSDC point registry status. If you don't have points in your non-traditional role, you can compete 1 level down or petition for 2 levels down (e.g. male with leader points in advanced and no follower points can dance follower intermediate or petition for follower novice.)

Submitting a petition

If you want to enter a competition for which you do not meet the entry requirements, or want to change divisions, you should submit a petition. When you register, write a brief explanation describing the reason(s) for your request and submit it before the registration deadline. Include contact information (such as your cell phone number or hotel room number) so staff may reach you during the event. Our competition director and chief judge will review your petition and approve or deny your request. Our competition staff will notify you as soon as possible of the decision. If you are requesting to change divisions, you should be prepared to compete in the original division if your petition is denied.

Our verification of your eligibility

We will verify that you are eligible for the competitions you enter by checking the World Swing Dance Council (WSDC) Points Registry and other sources of information, if applicable. In some cases (for example, if you submit a petition or do not have the required WSDC points), we may reassign you to a different division. (See swingdancecouncil.com for details about points.) If you have concerns that other contestants are entered in an incorrect division or are ineligible, please inform our chief judge privately, as soon as possible. We will investigate and take appropriate action, if necessary. If we determine before or during a competition that you have registered for the wrong division or are not eligible, we will reassign you to the correct division (if possible) or allow you to withdraw. If we discover your error after the finals, we may drop you (and your partner) out of awards. If we made the error and assigned you incorrectly, no penalty will be applied.

Our responsibilities as the organizer

Your responsibilities as a competitor

Dance requirements for competitions

The following dance requirements apply to all our competitions. If our judges determine that you have failed to meet one or more of these requirements, they may assign a violation penalty.

Keep in mind that all ages (including young dancers) will be present at our event, and that your performance might be streamed live online and recorded. Any action that our judges believe would make them uncomfortable in social dancing (such as inappropriate touching or simulating sexual behavior) may earn a violation penalty.

Check with our chief judge in advance if you have any questions regarding the acceptability of your choreography or competition attire.

Competition music

Our judging criteria

You will be judged on the following criteria:

Competition attire

For all competitions, appropriate attire is required.

Jack & Jill

Summary

Our Jack & Jill competitions are designed to highlight skills in spontaneous West Coast Swing dancing with a variety of partners and music. A bit of “luck of the draw” comes into play as well. Competitors enter as individuals, are randomly assigned partners, and dance to music selected by our competition DJ.

Eligibility

To enter, you must be at least 13 years old. If you are under 18, you must have the consent of your parent or guardian to compete, and you should be comfortable social dancing with adults on a regular basis. We are offering 4 divisions. There is no limit on the total number of entries in each division. You may choose to enter as either a “leader” or “follower.” There are no gender restrictions for your chosen role as long as you meet the following criteria:

Jack & Jill divisions

  1. Newcomer Jack & Jill. This division is intended for dancers with no or almost no competition experience. Only people that are not listed in the WSDC point registry database are allowed to enter.

  2. Novice Jack & Jill. This division is intended for dancers with limited prior competition experience. To enter this division, you should know basic West Coast Swing (WCS) patterns like Starter step, Basic throwout, Tuck and turn throwout, Underarm turn, Left side pass, Right side pass, Push break, Whip. You may enter the Novice division if any of the following apply:

    • You are relatively new to competition, and you haven’t earned any WSDC points; or
    • You have earned fewer than 15 Novice points; or
    • You have earned 15 or more Novice points but have not won 1st place; or
    • You submit a successful petition to compete at this level.
  3. Intermediate Jack & Jill. This division is intended for dancers with some previous competition experience and success. You may enter this division if any of the following apply:

    • You have earned 15 or more Novice points and are ready to move up to the Intermediate level; or • You have earned 1 to 29 Intermediate points; or
    • You have earned 30 or more Intermediate points but have not won 1st place; or
    • You submit a successful petition to compete at this level.
  4. Advanced/All-Stars Jack & Jill. This division is intended for dancers with significant competition experience and success. You may enter this division if any of the following apply:

    • You have earned 30 or more Intermediate points and are ready to move up to the Advanced level; or
    • You have earned 1 to 44 Advanced points within the past 3 years; or
    • You have earned 45 or more Advanced points but have not won 1st place; or
    • You are an All-Star level dancers but the event does not offer an AllStar division; or
    • You submit a successful petition to compete at this level.

Format

Awards

We award the three highest placed couples in all competitions at the event. Additionaly, we award event passes to other international events. Unless stated otherwise for individual passes, the placeing competitors can choose between event passes in order of their placement (i.e. 1st place chooses first, then 2nd, and so on).

We will make every effort to conduct all competitions in accordance with these rules. However, we reserve the right to make any changes that we deem necessary for any competition. If we need to make any changes to our competitions or to these rules, we will post them on our website (if possible) or announce them at the event.

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