Get ready for some serious jazz and some fancy Charleston…

The Big Apple Contest

Just like back in the day, our MC will call out some classic solo jazz moves and competitors have to dance them! This is a bit more like the traditional Big Apple Contest, rather than the Big Apple routine. If you don’t know the moves you can make it up or take inspiration from those around you. This competition is all about repertoire, confidence and panache, and judges will tap you out if you don’t make it to the next round. Competitors dance to two songs, approx 200-240 bpm, in two rounds. Entry is £5 per person. Competition takes place on Friday night.

The winner receives free contest entry to the Balkan Lindy Hop Championships 2018


Do I need to have any other pass or entry ticket?

All competitors need to register for their chosen competition and also have access to the Friday social via either:
-Full Weekend pass
-Social pass
-Friday ticket
Competitors without one of the above will not be admitted and will need to purchase a ticket on the door (if there are any left!).

Can I register for a friend?
You can register as many competitors as you like, be sure to include their email address.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No need to print your ticket, just be sure to check in at the competition desk when you arrive.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
You can transfer your ticket to another person, please email
Only one transfer per ticket is permitted.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Yes! If you don’t have time to transfer your ticket to another person they can attend under your name.

What do I do when I arrive?
Check in at the Front Desk and get your pass for the event, and also be sure to sign in on the competition sign up sheet.

Where will the competitors meeting be and who needs to attend?
Please attend the Competitors’ Meeting 30 minutes before the competition starts. For any information on the night ask the volunteers at the Front Desk.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No ID or minimum age required. Alcohol will be sold at the event to over 18s only.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is limited parking in the Limehouse area – but some spots available after hours. There is limited parking in the Toynbee Studios area but some paid parking may be available.

What’s the refund policy?

We will refund you if:
–  the event is cancelled

We will not refund you if:
–  you no longer wish to attend
–  you are no longer able to attend
–  the teaching or band line up changes

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email: or call Swing Patrol on 020 3151 1750