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ALHC 2017 Contest Entry

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National Black Theater of Harlem

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Please Note: All contestants require a weekend pass. Weekend pass are not refundable but may be transferred to another person after notifying the event. The American Lindy Hop Championships Swing Dance Festival in Harlem, New York is planning for the following dance contest divisions:

The American Showcase Harvest Moon Ball Division has two rounds. First round contestants are asked to do their lead/follow best with no movement restrictionsas in the original Harvest Moon Ball Lindy Division contest. The second round features spotlight performances. Routines may be choreographed, but are not required. Any couple frm any country may enterthis division if they feel they can successfully compete.

In Cabaret dancers perform any dance style except couples’ swing. So Blues, jazz, Latin, adagio, Tango, Chop, Hip Hop, Salsa, Latin Hustle, etc. should be in this division.

In Classic Division couples’ are judged on timing, technique, teamwork, musicality and choreographic content. No throws, air steps or aerials are permitted in this division.

The Junior Swing Championship is for couples aged 10-17. 18 year olds are allowed if they are still in high school. This is a showcase division but lifts, drops, throws, air steps and/or aerials are optional.

Adult Adult (formerly called Masters) Couples 35 and older perform any kind of swing. This is a showcase division but tricks are not required.

The Match Game (formerly called the Open Jack & Jill) Leaders and followers receive a blind draw for their Lindy partner.

Pro-Am
Amateur leaders and followers dance with their teacher or other professional dancer.. It is open to any dance style - Balboa, Shag, Lindy, West Coast, Blues, etc.

Showcase couples are judged on timing, technique, teamwork, musicality and choreographic content. All manner of tricks are allowed.

Strictly Lindy c ouples show off their best lead/follow skills in Lindy. No choreography please.

The Team Division asks for a minimum of 4 couples who are judged on timing, teamwork, technique, musicality and choreographic content while doing formations.

The Truckin' division is basically a solo jazz competition with a twist. It is a strutting dance that, like cakewalk, uses ANY vernacular steps available to the mover as fair game. Feel free to be as inventive as possible - while carrying a tray.

In keeping with the spirit of the Swing Era contestants are asked to wear upscale casual clothing. This does not mean that you have to wear vintage clothing. ALHC asks you not to wear jeans or sweat clothes while competing. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Routines should be at least 1:30 and no longer than 4:00 in any division. Any kind of swing is allowed in Classic and Showcase. Couples’ entry fees are $60 in advance/$75 at the door. Special entry fees apply for the Junior Swing Championship. Cabaret, Team and Truckin'. For more information on the divisions go to ALHC's Contest Info page. All contests must have one of the following weekend passes - Lindy Lead, Lindy Follow, Jazz & Tap or Youth. For tyour convenience you are able to register for both on this [age via Facebook. Otherwise see ALHC's Registration page to obtain a weekend pass.

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