Many fun dance contests are offered. There are divisions for many skill and experience levels from 1st time rookie competitors to seasoned professionals. 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, Champion

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. Champion.

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

All In Mixer Everyone should enter this just for fun mixer. No judging. You could win in a random drawing for a Dance Jam Dream Pass to your choice of events (MADjam, Swing Fling, DCSX).

Pro AM

PROAM JACK & JILL – Enter individually. Dance with three randomly drawn Allstar/Champion partners. Levels: Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate

PROAM STRICTLY SWING – Dance two songs with your teacher or a favorite Allstar/Champion partner. Levels: Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate, Masters. Enter a second time in the other role.

PRO AM SPOTLIGHT – Students enter with their teacher. Prizes include medals and the admiration of your peers.
Prizes include medals, photo opportunities and superstar dance moments.


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 Dance Jam Dream Pass – your choice of events (MADjam, Swing Fling or DCSX)

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