Inspiration Weekend 2014 Contests

Amateur Jack & Jill

NEW for 2014! If you are new to competition or do not regularly place in regional Lindy Hop competitions, this is the contest offers you the traditional Jack and Jill experience with a twist. Finalists will be randomly paired with a professional dancer!

All Star Jack & Jill

NEW for 2014, the All Star Jack & Jill is specifically tailored to competitors that regularly place in regional Lindy Hop competitions. This division is not intended for those new to competition.


NEW for 2014! Anything goes, just keep it PG-13. Minimum 2 minute performace, maximum 3 1/2 minutes.

30 Second Showcase

In an attempt to make serious competition more accessible to social dancers we are hosting The 30 Second Showcase. A showcase competition is when a couple performs a routine to a song of their choice. So find a partner and create a jammin’ 30 – 45 second routine of your favorite lindy hop. You will find that it goes very quickly. You will showcase it in front of everyone at the dance! You can either edit your music or plan a fade at 30 – 45 seconds. Email your music to by 5pm Saturday March 1st, 2014.

Lindy Hop Tournament

Enjoy this new-ish Lindy Hop contest format to showcase throw-down swing outs and every trick in the book.


Round 1 is an all skate. Judges pick the top 8 to go to Semi-Finals.
Semi-finals are a side by side jam format where you are judged only against the other couple dancing across from you. You will dance to live music. The 4 winners move on to the finals.
Competitors in the finals will take turns dancing phrases to live music. The 2 winning couples move on to the last battle. Winner take all.

Apple Jacks to Apple Jack Solo Jazz

Compare the style and timing of your jazz steps directly with other competitors as the announcer calls the steps in our easy prelim round.

Possible called steps are: Apple Jacks, Suzy Q, Shorty George, Boogie Back, Boogie Forward, Drop Boogie, Low Downs, Sits (aka fish tails), fall off the log, staggers / drunken sailor, break a leg, jump charleston, spank the baby, knee slaps, or tackie annies.

Finals are jam format.

Free to enter, registration not required.

Blues Battle

Grab your partner and show us what happens when the lights go down low. Prelims with finals to follow immediately after.

Free to enter, registration not required.