The Northwest Lindy Hop Championships

Welcome to The Northwest Lindy Hop Championships 
Sign ups for competitions will be available during your registration process.
You must be registered for either a Full Weekend Pass or a Dancer/Competitor Pass
in order to enter the competitions.
 
You will get your competition numbers at the evening dance of that competition during the competition check-in.
Please arrive promptly to ensure we start on time.

COMPETITION LIST AND FEES

*All competitors must purchase a competitors pass or full weekend pass

Lindy Hop Couples:  $50 per couple

Beginner Lindy Hop Social:  $25 per person

Open Lindy Hop Social:  $25 per person

Solo Challenge: $25 per person

Showcase:  $50 per couple

Balboa Jam:  $50 per couple

 
Competition Prizes (Team division and Solo Challenge will have different prize formats)
1st Place winners will receive a prize pass to an event, cash and trophies.
2nd and 3rd Place winners will receive cash and trophies. 
Here are the prize passes that first place winners will win for the following divisions
Please visit our SPONSORS page for more info and links to these fabulous events:
Short Showcase - Herrang dance camp in Sweden
Lindy Hop Couples - Lindy Focus
Balboa Couples Jam - California Balboa Classic
Beginner Lindy Hop Social - Big Sky Weekend   or Lindy Bout
Open Lindy Hop Social - Inspiration Weekend  or Canadian Swing Dance Championships
Solo Challenge - Emerald City Solo Jam

Competition Schedule
Friday

Balboa Jam
Competition fee: $50 per couple

Location: Century Ballroom

FINALS Start Time: Friday 11:00 PM

Check-in Time: 10:30 PM

This will be an open Balboa/Bal Swing Jam that is open to all levels of couples.  Couples will dance a prelim round and there will be

5-7 finalists who dance off at the end.

Competition will be danced to live music.

Winners will be selected for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placements.

 

Saturday

Beginner Lindy Hop Social Prelims
Competition fee: $25 per person

Location: Century Ballroom 

PRELIMS Start Time: Saturday 5:30 PM

Check-in Time: 5:00 PM

The Beginner Lindy Hop Social will be open to NEW competitors only.  Campers registered for Advanced or Advanced Plus levels will not

be allowed in the Beginner Lindy Hop Social.  No partner required.  You will rotate partners three times and will be

judged individually in the prelims.  

Open Lindy Hop Social Prelims
Competition fee: $25 per person

Location: Century Ballroom 

PRELIMS Start Time: Saturday 6:00 PM

Check-in Time: 5:30 PM

The Open Lindy Hop Social will be open to all dancing levels.  No partner required.  You will rotate partners three times and will be

judged individually in the prelims.

Beginner Lindy Hop Social Finals
Competition fee: $25 per person

Location: Mitchell Athletic Center Gym

FINALS Start Time: Saturday 10:00 PM

Check-in Time: 9:30 PM

In the finals, you will be randomly paired with someone and you will be judged as a couple.

Finals will be danced to live music.

Winners will be selected for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placements.

Open Lindy Hop Social Finals
Competition fee: $25 per person

Location: Mitchell Athletic Center

FINALS Start Time: Saturday 11:00 PM

Check-in Time: 10:30 PM

In the finals, you will be randomly paired with someone and you will be judged as a couple.

Finals will be danced to live music.

Winners will be selected for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placements.

 

Solo Challenge 
Competition fee: $25 per person

Location: West Hall

Start Time: Saturday 12:30AM 

Check-in Time: 12:15 AM
This contest is open to everyone and is a lot of fun. We will play different types of music

(Charleston, Swing, Jazz, maybe a surprise style mixed in).  Bring your best SOLO dancing.  

The preliminary heat will be danced as an all-skate.  Judges will select competitors to advance to the finals.  

We will continue immediately to the finals with a jam-style battle to DJ'd music.  The final winner will be selected by

audience applause. Whoever captures the audience's attention and admiration will win! 

Sunday
Lindy Hop Couples Prelims
Competition fee: $50 per couple

Location: Century Ballroom

PRELIMS Start Time: Sunday 5:00 PM

Check-in Time: 4:45 PM

This contest will be a lindy hop contest for couples. Sign up with a partner. There will be 2 heats to DJ'd music.  

Each heat will have three songs: slow, medium, fast.  Each song will be played for approximately one minute.     

 

Short Showcase
Competition fee: $50 per couple
Location: Century Ballroom
Start Time: Sunday 5:30 PM
Check-in Time: 5:00 

Couples will choreograph a routine that is approximately 60 seconds long to a song of their choice.  

The Showcase routine can be solo or a couple.  If you have more than 2 people, you should enter the Team division.

Lindy Hop Couples Finals
Competition fee: $50 per couple

Finals

Location: Century Ballroom

FINALS Start Time: Sunday 11:00 PM

Check-in Time: 10:30 PM

Finals will be battle and jam-style format to live music.  Two finalist couples will battle until we have half of our

finalists remain and then it will be jam style format.  No competitor numbers will be needed.

 

Spirit of Lindy Hop

This has been our most important award of the weekend for many years.  This award goes to a special someone

at the camp who exemplifies the Spirit of Lindy Hop by participation, positive attitude, friendliness, spreading

the love of Lindy Hop and overall awesomeness.  The Spirit of Lindy Hop is announced at the Awards Ceremony

on Sunday night and is awarded a full weekend pass to the following Camp Jitterbug year as well as a pass to the

American Lindy Hop Championships.

 

Awards Ceremony

Location: Century Ballroom

Sunday 12:30 AM 

 

All of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place competition winners will be awarded trophies and cash prizes.  

The first place winners will receive prize passes to awesome Lindy Hop events.  

Our Spirit of Lindy Hop will be announced and receive a free pass to next year's Camp Jitterbug!

 

Presented by Camp Jitterbug LLC

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