Many fun dance contests are offered. There are divisions for many skill and experience levels from 1st time rookie competitors to seasoned professionals. Winners receive cash prizes, gift certificates, peer admiration and customized ribbons or plaques. All contests will be judged by well respected judges and scored using the relative placement system. Below is a simple summary of the contests. There are entry requirements and limitations specific to each contest. Read the complete rules
and Code of Conduct if you would like to participate.

Strictly Swing

Enter with your partner, we pick the music. No costumes or choreography allowed.

Levels: Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Allstar.

Age Divisions: Sophisticated(35+), Masters (50+)

Switch: Lead, Follow, Switch! Requires role switching between partners. All levels welcome to enter.

Jack & Jill

The ultimate social dance contest with cash prizes! Enter without a partner, couples are randomly paired, we pick the music. There will be multiple rounds of competition for each division.

WSDC Levels: Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Allstar

Age Divisions: Sophisticated(35+), Masters(50+),

All In Everyone should enter this just for fun contest.


Bring your partner, your music, your costumes and routine. Enjoy 3 minutes of fame in the spotlights with a live audience and 1000s more watching online. FREE professionally produced video too!

Rising Star – Any swing style. Lifts are allowed but not required.

ProAm Spotlight – Teacher/Student couples, any swing style. Exhibition, Leader & Follwer contests.

DCSX is a member of the World Swing Dance Council (WSDC). Points awarded to winners and finalists in the leveled West Coast Swing Jack & Jill divisions determine which level you are eligible to enter. See Rules.


Rising Star Routine $500
1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100

Strictly Swing $1700 in Cash Prizes

Jack & Jill winners receive cash prizes based on entries (over $5000 awarded in 2022).

All In Jack & Jill Win a pass for MADjam

Any contest with fewer than 5 entries may be cancelled or prize payouts reduced.