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lucky dip


£6 per person plus admission.


Number of places available in this category: 144 individuals (72 male / 72 female)


In this section no-one knows who their partner will be until the day itself, they may be a complete stranger they may not! They may synchronise with you as a dancer - they may not.


There are 72 men and 72 women. Only the men have dance numbers. The ladies are allocated pink slips which they must bring with them on the day. Couples are allocated on a random basis on the day. The men's dance number is recorded on the ladies pink slip as a record of the partnership. It is important that you are able to be at the venue on the day before 10 am to register and be ready, on the dance floor for partnering at 10am.


Competition Rules


  • This category is open to all, amateur and professional.

  • Couples will dance to music chosen by the organisers. This could be anything from the 40's to current day charts music.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This section is open to everyone including teachers/professionals.

  • Partners will be allocated on the day.

  • Competitor numbers are strictly limited 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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