6th Annual Swing Central Tradition Continues

6th Annual Swing Central at Central Market - Swing Dancing Competition
We’re so excited to announce our 6th year of collaborating with Central Market to put on a local swing dance competition.

ALL LEVELS are welcome to compete, and we highly encourage it! This is a great opportunity to get a taste of competing before the Lone Star Championships at Lindyfest in mid-March!

The Swing Central contest is a Jack-and-Jill format. What’s a Jack-and-Jill, you say? The format includes 2 parts, prelims and finals. During prelims, contestants are randomly paired into couples and judged individually. Usually they rotate and each individual gets 3 different dance partners during prelims. Then once finalists are announced, couples are again randomly chosen, but are then judged as a couple.

When is Swing Central, you ask? Saturday, March 2nd from 6 to 9 PM. The schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM – Registration
7:15 PM – Prelims
8:00 PM – Finals
9:00 PM – Band finishes playing

Who’s the band? Alice Spencer and Her Rubber Band, and they are FANTASTIC.

Where will the contest be held? At the Lamar Central Market location on the outdoor deck area.

Is there an entry fee? Nope! It is free to compete!

Is there a prize? YES! A $500 cash purse in total, disbursed as following:

  • 1st Place Couple: $125/each
  • 2nd Place Couple: $75/each
  • 3rd Place Couple: $50/each

We hope to see you all there representing our lovely and diverse Austin swing dance scene! Let your friends know if you’re going via Facebook!