Join the Arizona Swing Dance Championships!

To compete in any contest, competitors must have a full weekend pass or a “Party Pass.” All contest sign ups will be taking place at the event.

Prizes – Subject to change

AZ Swing Dance Championship – (partnered contest) 

  • Cash prize for first place winners
  • Passes to SWINGdepenDANCE 2024

Strictly Shag

  • Cash prize (amount dependent on number of contestants)
  • Event passes to Bad AZ Balboa 2024

Lindy Mix and Match Contest

  • Event passes to Phoenix Lindy Exchange 2023

Solo Jazz

  • Event passes to Phoenix Lindy Exchange 2023

Wet and Wild Solo Jazz

Competition fee: FREE

This contest is open to everyone and is a TON of fun! Self expression is key! Don’t hold back– Charleston your heart out and show us what you are made of! Dancers will be judged as individuals and by audience applause. Whoever captures the audience’s attention and admiration will win! Limited to the first 15 people to sign up!

Mix and Match Contest

Competition fee: $5

Prelims are open to everyone! Dancers will switch partners 3 times and dance to various tempo-ed songs. Top 5 leads and top 5 follows will make it to the finals, be randomly paired, and judged as a couple!

Limited to the first 20 leads and 20 follows to sign up!

 Arizona Swing Dance Championships

Contest fee: $25/couple

This contest is open to everyone, this is a partnered contest! This will be the biggest throw-down AZ will see this year! ANY SWING GOES! Time to take out all of your stops and show AZ what you’re made of!! PRELIMS: Open to the first 20 couples. In 2 separate heats couples will dance to 3 different tempos in an all skate format. FINALS: Top 5-7 couples will make it to finals. We will have one all skate then it will be a phrase battle. Each couple will spotlight twice to throw their best tricks! First spotlight will be 16 eight counts (4 phrases) the second spotlight will be 8 eight counts (2 phrases)!

For the FIRST time ever the finals of this contest will be AUDIENCE JUDGED!!

Strictly Shag Contest

Contest Fee: $10/couple

This is a partnered contest. Partnerships can do any style of shag they want to and the best couple wins!! Prelims: Couples will dance to 3-4 songs of varying tempos. Judges will choose 5 couples for finals! Finals: Will be danced to 2-3 songs. One warm up song, One phrase-battle, and only if needed another song as an all skate. Judges will choose the best couple!