Jack & Jill competitions are designed to showcase a competitor's skills in spontaneous swing dancing and their ability to dance well with a variety of partners. Competitors enter individually and are randomly assigned to several partners.
- All dancing in Jack & Jill competitions is to be lead/follow.
- Partner selection is luck of the draw.
- During the preliminaries, couples will be judged in heats and will rotate partners as many times as deemed necessary by the judges.
- Should there be an imbalance in the number of leaders and followers entered in the contest, some contestants may be required to dance twice.
- If semi-finals are required, an announcement will be made regarding the time and number of dancers chosen to advance. Couples will be judged in heats and will rotate partners as many times as deemed necessary by the judges.
- In the finals, dancers will be randomly paired with one partner. The dancers will not rotate and will be judged as a couple. All finals will be judged in heats.
- Contest music and the order in which it is played will be selected by the Head DJ's.
West Coast Swing
- No routines, lifts, aerials, planned entrances or exits are allowed.
- Breakaways and drops are permitted.
- There are five levels:
- No routines, planned exits or entrances are allowed.
- Lifts, drops and aerials are allowed (Advanced Division Only).
- Breakaways are permitted, but not required.
- There are three levels: