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Open 'Dragon' Trophy

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£26 per couple plus admission.


Number of places available in this category: 16 couples


This is the Open category section where competitors compete for specially commissioned pewter dragon trophy. It is recommended for those advanced dancers who want to dance Ceroc with no holds barred! 

Competition Rules


  • This category is open to professionals.

  • 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, musical interpretation, innovation, synchronisation of dancers, quality of dancing as well as the variety and complexity of moves. Judges will also award points for dress and presentation.

  • 2 major airsteps or inverted move per track will be permitted plus drops, leans and baby aerials of any kind. (Please see definitions in FAQ sub section). The major airsteps or inverted move should last no longer than 7 seconds (That is the ladies feet should not be off the floor for more than 7 seconds from the beginning to the end of the move).

  • 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 allowed to enter this section.

  • Competitor couples or partnerships from the Intermediate & Advanced Freestyle Trophy sections are not permitted to enter this section.

  • Competitor numbers are strictly limited to 16 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.

  • There will be no refund for entrants who pull out of this category either before or during the event.

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