The Stricty Swing Competitions are designed to showcase a competitor's social dance skills with a chosen partner.
- Competitors enter as a couple.
- All dancing in the Strictly Swing competitions is to be lead/follow.
- Contest music and the order in which it is played will be selected by the Head DJs.
- Costumes are prohibited, though coordinating attire is permissible.
- An announcement will be made at the competitors meeting as to whether a finals round will be required.
- All rounds will be danced in heats.
West Coast Swing
- No routines, lifts, aerials, planned entrances or exits are allowed.
- Breakaways and drops are permitted.
- No routines, planned exits or entrances are allowed.
- Lifts, aerials, drops and breakaways are permitted, but not required.