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Intermediate Freestyle Trophy​



£26 per couple plus admission.


Number of places available in this category: 48 couples


This section is recommended for those who have danced for six months or more but do not wish to compete with the Advanced dancers.


Competition Rules

  • This category is open to amateurs ONLY.

  • Couples will dance to music chosen by the organisers. This could be anything from the 40's to what’s in the charts today.

  • All judging will be by a points system. Dancers are encouraged to dance to the end of their heat. Qualifying dancers will be asked back to the next round. Judges decisions are final.

  • Points will be awarded for style, innovation, musical interpretation, quality of dancing and synchronisation of dancers rather than the number/difficulty of moves.

  • Judges will also award points for dress and presentation.

  • If in the opinion of the judges, entrants in the intermediate competition are of an advanced standard they will be asked to move up to the advanced category or disqualified.

  • Airsteps, (lifts, jumps and acrobatic moves), will not be permitted. Disqualification from the competition will be automatic should a couple attempt these moves.

  • No extra points will be awarded for drops but they will be permitted provided that the ball of one of the lady's feet remains in contact with the ground. Otherwise, the move will be defined as an airstep.

  • Partners must not release hand hold or break contact for more than eight beats.

  • The lead and follow aspect of the dance must clearly be demonstrated.

  • The dance must be recognisable as Ceroc. (Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, 50s style Rock 'n' Roll, Ballroom Jive etc are not Ceroc and therefore are not permitted.)

  • Dance Teachers/professionals are not allowed to enter this section.

  • Competitor couples or partnerships from the Advanced and Open ‘Dragon’ Trophy sections are not permitted to enter this section.

  • Competitor numbers are strictly limited to 48 couples so places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

  • CSW reserves the right to change the programme and competition if necessary without consultation.

  • The event will be recorded by film, video and photograph; these may be used for Ceroc promotional purposes without any obligation.

  • The organisers accept no responsibility for loss or injury to persons or possessions in relation to this event.


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