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Jack and Jill Competition and Dance Party!

The Dance Shack
Event organized by The Dance Shack

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Join us for The Dance Shack’s 3rd semi annual Jack & Jill on Saturday the 28th at 7pm! 'Jack & Jills' are a super fun social dance competition - Leaders and followers are randomly paired to dance together and test their skills while being cheered on by the crowd! You don’t know who will be your partner or what music you will dance to, just like at the parties!

We’ll have competitions in Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Zouk, and new this year, Lindy! You’ll be judged on Timing, Technique, Teamwork, and Creativity – with the winners receiving Dance Dollars to use towards your lessons, and all the glory!

Competing gives you a chance to have fun, show off, increase confidence, and overcome shyness. It also gives you a goal in your dancing, and is a great motivator to make improvements and track your progress!

Don’t want to compete? That’s fine, we’ll have plenty of open social dancing, too! Come dance the night away and cheer on your fellow Shackers!

Participation in the Jack and Jills is FREE with admission!

Competition Information & FAQ

Tentative Schedule
7pm Party Starts with Open Dancing
7:45 Deadline for signing up for competitions
8 - 9:45 Jack and Jills
Open Dancing

Each dancer will be judged individually as a leader or follower. Dancers will rotate so that everyone has the opportunity to dance with at least 2 different partners.

Do I need a partner?
Nope! Your partner and the music will be randomly chosen.

What level dancer do I need to be to compete?
ALL levels are welcome!

How do I sign up?
A sign-up sheet will be available at the door – you can sign up for one dance or all of them! Competitions will start at 8pm, and the cutoff time for signing up is 15 minutes beforehand at 7:45pm.

How much does it cost?
Competitions are included for FREE with admission to the party!

No choreography is allowed
Jack and Jills are meant to highlight lead & follow and improvisation. No cheating!

Have FUN!
It's all about the fun of the unexpected: unknown music, dancing with new people, and improvising on the dance floor!