Open Solo Jazz: Battle Style Competition
Solo jazz may be an individual activity in the strictest definition, but the real fun comes from playing off of your fellow jazz dancers. Our Open Solo Jazz competition celebrates that improvisational creativity with a Battle Style format!
Prelims will be danced in all-skate format. Finals will be Battle Style - pairs of finalists face off until only one remains! Contestants will be judged as individuals in both prelims and finals. We are looking forward to watching dancers improvise while finding inspiration from the other dancers on the floor.
Level: Open (novice). Each contestant may only sign up for one division. Please consider your previous competition experience when choosing a level. If you have won or placed at a solo jazz competition, we suggest that the advanced competition might be a better fit.
Advanced Solo Jazz: Jam Circle Competition
New this year! The jam circle has some of the highest energy and collaborative creativity in all of swing dancing. We want to celebrate and support this form of dance creativity with our Advanced Solo Jazz competition this year!
Prelims will be danced in all-skate format. Finals will be Jam Circle Style - live music, tight circle, and no counting in. Contestants will be judged as individuals in both prelim and finals. While skill obviously plays a part, connection to the music and to your fellow dancers will be high in the judging criteria. We are looking forward to witnessing the improvisational creativity and expression that comes with the high energy of a jam circle environment.
Level: Advanced. Each contestant may only sign up for one division.
- Preliminary rounds are on Friday evening.
- Finals are on Saturday evening.
Graciously sponsoring passes for our Solo Jazz competitions are:
- Kind of a Big Deal Weekend, Boston
- Others to be announced!