Get ready for some serious jazz and some fancy Charleston…

The Big Apple Contest


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 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

The Big Apple Contest Champion wins a medal and free contest entry to London Throwdown 2018.

Registrations for Competitions open in January 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 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?
Please 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: or call Swing Patrol on 020 3151 1750

Registrations for Competitions open in January 2018