Compete

We offer several divisions of swing for you to compete in.

Register for contests at The Open by clicking on the button below

Online Registration

Registration for some divisions is required prior to the event, so please check details below.

If you have questions, please call 800-537-8937 toll free or 941-371-4042 outside USA.

2016 Rules

Last updated 10/05/2016

  1. 2016 Rules & Competitions (PDF)
  2. Petition for US Open Competitions (PDF)
  3. WSDC Jack & Jill Petition (PDF)

Important Dates

Date Deadline
July 1, 2016 Registration opens: lowest entry fees and guaranteed entry
October 2, 2016 Contest entry fees increase
October 10, 2016 Deadline for Opus Division to get your PHOTO/BIO listed in the Program*
October 10, 2016 Deadline for Star Division to get your NAME listed in the Program*
November 11, 2016 Deadline to enter a OPUS routine division
November 15, 2016 Last day to purchase a competitor’s discounted ticket
November 23, 2016 STAR contest entry fees increase, last day to enter Pro Am Routine

* Must register online, and then follow instructions to submit info online after you register.

Planned Divisions for 2016

Some divisions may be closed to number of entries or cancelled due to lack of entries.

Opus Divisions

Division Thru Oct 1 Oct 2 thru Nov 11 After Nov 11 Full & Partial Sponsors
Classic $77.00 $129.00 N/A Liza May & Genieboy Collins
Showcase $77.00 $129.00 N/A Lynn & Benson Malto (partial sponsor)
Lindy Showcase $77.00 $129.00 N/A  
Sophisticated Swing $77.00 $129.00 N/A  
Masters $77.00 $129.00 N/A  
Rising Star $77.00 $129.00 N/A Annie Hirsch
Young Adult $77.00 $129.00 N/A Jim & Dale Hern
Young America $77.00 $129.00 N/A Allen & Stanley Magnone
Teams $129.00 $177.00 N/A  
Cabaret
Solo & Couple $77.00 $129.00 N/A  
Three or More $129.00 $177.00 N/A  

Star Divisions

Division Thru Oct 1 Oct 2 thru Nov 23 At Event Full & Partial Sponsors
Strictly Swing
Strictly Swing – Champions $52.00 $62.00 $67.00 Anonymous
Strictly Swing – Open $52.00 $62.00 $67.00  
Strictly Swing – Masters $52.00 $62.00 $67.00 Bob & Beverly Budzynski
Strictly Swing – Juniors (6-17) $52.00 $62.00 $67.00 Reis Evans & Kathryn Hoffmann
Strictly Lindy $52.00 $62.00 $67.00  
Strictly Shag $52.00 $62.00 $67.00  
Strictly Shag – Juniors I (6-14) $52.00 $62.00 $67.00 Reis Evans & Kathryn Hoffmann
Strictly Shag – Juniors II (15-20) $52.00 $62.00 $67.00 Global Dance TV
Strictly Hand $52.00 $62.00 $67.00  
Jack & Jill
Jack & Jill Swing – All Star $26.00 $36.00 $41.00 Jim & Cathy Tigges
Jack & Jill Swing – Advanced $26.00 $36.00 $41.00  
Jack & Jill Swing – Intermediate $26.00 $36.00 $41.00  
Jack & Jill Swing – Novice $26.00 $36.00 $41.00  
Jack & Jill Swing – Masters $26.00 $36.00 $41.00 Lou Szed (partial sponsor)
Jack & Jill Swing – Juniors (6-17) $20.00 $30.00 $35.00 George & Pat Pavlatos
Jack & Jill Shag – Juniors I (6-14) $20.00 $30.00 $35.00 George & Sharole Negrete
Jack & Jill Shag – Juniors II (15-20) $20.00 $30.00 $35.00 Ashley & Tobitha Stewart, Brennar Goree
Jack & Jill Lindy $26.00 $36.00 $41.00  
Pro Am
Pro Am – Leader Am $52.00 $62.00 N/A Winifred Carnegie
Pro Am – Follower Am $52.00 $62.00 N/A

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