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Get ready for some serious jazz and some fancy Charleston…

Teams Solo Showcase

Solo Royal Rumble

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Teams Solo Showcase

Get together with your team and put on a dazzling solo routine! Minimum 3 people, no maximum.

Judging criteria: musicality, quality of movement, creativity, teamwork, authentic jazz movement and/or Charleston and/or vintage-inspired movement, costume and showmanship. Songs must be submitted no later than 20th February midnight, and be no longer than 3 minutes.

The winning team gets to take home The London Jump trophy and get a free bar tab!

Solo Royal Rumble – Get Ready to RUMBLE!!!!

The Solo Royal Rumble will feature an all skate warm up and three exciting rounds of solo jazz challenges!

1st Round: 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 round 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 one song, approx 200-240 bpm

2nd Round: Trio of Solo
Time to work as a team and take inspiration from those around you! The remaining competitors will be randomly assorted into small groups in a triangular formation. Each group will have a spotlight to showcase their team. If you’re at the point of the triangle facing forward you lead the group and your team has to follow along in unison. Each time the person at the front changes to face a different direction a new leader of the group takes charge – so there are three possible leaders in the group.

Groups will be judged on their ability to work as a team, overall entertainment and performance, as well as quality of movement and creativity.
Two or three out of the four teams will be chosen to go to the final round.
This round will be one song with up to 4 spotlights from the different groups,16x 8s per group, standard jazz phrasing, approx 200-240 bpm

3rd Round: Duet Battle
The final battle round! You’ll be paired up with another dancer and you will compete the finale as a duo! Take it in turns to battle the other duos and out-dance each other, playing to your strengths as an individual and as a partnership. This round finishes with a final all-skate with your partner.

You’ll be judged on your teamwork, overall entertainment and performance, as well as quality of movement and creativity.
The judges will rate their favourite pairs in order and the winners will be announced at the end of the night.

This round will consist of spotlights of 8x (8x8s) per pair, plus approx 16 x 8s of all skate, standard jazz phrasing, approx 200-240 bpm

Winners get a full pass to the London Throwdown 2017.

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FAQs

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 and team names as appropriate.

Can I change the number of team members in my team?
You can add as many team members as you like to your team, but we cannot offer refunds on tickets if you reduce the number of team members.

Can I transfer tickets to a different ticket type?
If you registered for the wrong division we can change the ticket over to another division no problem, just let us know the ticket types to swap and the name that you’d like on the ticket.

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 festivals@swingpatrol.co.uk
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 check in at the Competitions Desk and get your number. If entering as a team only one person needs to check in the team. The team captain is responsible for ensuring the team is present and ready to perform.

Where will the competitors meeting be and who needs to attend?
Individuals entering the Solo Royal Rumble should attend the Competitors’ Meeting before the division. You will receive a notification about when this will be via email and there will be announcements on the night. For any information on the night ask the volunteers at the Competition Desk or 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 area – you can find a car park on Old Street
Bishopsgate Institute is on Bishopsgate in the City of London. We are just a few minutes walk between Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields Market.

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:  festivals@swingpatrol.co.uk or call Swing Patrol on 020 3151 1750

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