The Lone Star Championships

 

The Lone Star Championships are comprised of social competitions – focused on improvised, non-choreography dancing. Not only does that showcase amazingly talented social dancers, but it allows you to spend your precious time having fun and not prepping for contests!

Swing Dance Battle

How versatile are you? Can you kill it fast and slow? Well this may be your comp. You and a partner will dance to different tempos: slow, mid, and fast. Any-swing-goes for each round. Finalists dance to a live band!

OPEN – $30 entry fee (covers both partners)

This division is open to all non-professional dancers. In the prelims, the judges scores from all three rounds will be combined together and the top overall dancers will be selected for the finals!
Prizes: $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd

INVITATIONAL – Invitation Only

Invitational is for dancers invited by the organizers. This is for dancers who have placed in the top 3 at national contests such as Lone Star, ILHC, ULHS, WLHC, Camp Jitterbug, NJC or other competitions determined by the organizers. Dancers professionally and consistently teach on a national and international level.
Prizes: TBD


Balboa Draw

The Open Balboa Draw is a social dance competition in which you dance pure balboa and bal-swing. Draws are fun social dance competitions where you join as an individual. In the prelims, you will dance with random partners and be rotated in heats; each dancer is judged individually. In the finals, you will randomly draw a partner and be judged as a couple. The finals will be danced in spotlight format.

OPEN – $30 entry fee (covers both partners)

This division is open to all dancers.
Prizes: $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd


Team Performances

If you have a group of 8 or more people that would like to perform at Lindyfest, we want you to perform on Thursday night! Read more about the team performances here.

Lindy Luck of the Draw

Draws are fun social dance competitions where you join as an individual. In the prelims, you will dance with random partners and be rotated in heats; each dancer is judged individually. In the finals, you will randomly draw a partner and be judged as a couple. The finals will be danced in spotlight format.

NEWCOMER – $5 entry fee

Newcomer is for dancers who have never placed in a Draw competition and are relatively new to competing.
Prizes: $50 for 1st, $30 for 2nd, $20 for 3rd

INTERMEDIATE – $15 entry fee

Intermediate is for dancers who have competed in at least a few competitions – potentially even at national competitions. If you have placed in a competition, you must dance in this division.
Prizes: $80 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, $30 for 3rd

ADVANCED – $15 entry fee

Advanced is for dancers who compete at national events.
Prizes: $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, $30 for 3rd

ALL-STAR – $15 entry fee

All-Star is for dancers who compete and have consistently placed in the top 10 at national or international level competitions. You know who you are.
Prizes: $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd

INVITATIONAL – Invitation Only

Invitational is for dancers invited by the organizers. This is for dancers who have placed in the top 3 at national contests such as Lone Star, ILHC, ULHS, WLHC, Camp Jitterbug, NJC or other competitions determined by the organizers. Dancers professionally and consistently teach on a national and international level.
Prizes: TBD

Crossover Draw

The Crossover Draw is a contest in which the 1st and 2nd place winners of the Newcomer and Intermediate Draw contests will randomly draw and dance with invitational-level dancers. The dancers will be judged as a couple.
Prizes: Pride