NEW in 2021:

SALSA jack & jill competition

AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL SALSA JACK & JILL COMP


The SSMC in collaboration with BAILANDO SENSUAL FESTIVAL is excited to introduce in 2021 the Salsa Jack & Jill Competition.

Our Australian National Salsa Jack & Jill competition allows individuals to enter without a partner and demonstrate their skills in spontaneous social dancing with a variety of random partners.

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OUTLINE OF COMPETITION

 Leaders and followers are randomly paired and there will be several partner changes during the preliminary rounds.

    • Competitors are ranked individually in the preliminary heats and semi-finals and couples are ranked in the finals.
    • Only highest ranked will be called back to dance in a finals Spotlight dance.
    • All Salsa songs used are listed for you on our Spotify channel.

2021 MUSIC PLAYLISTS

SPOTIFY – COMING SOON!


General Info

✍️  REGISTRATION

Secure your spot

All competitors are expected to:


  • Have Full Pass to SSMC 2021

  • Register on the link below
  • 📍 WHERE & WHEN

    Save the date

    • 29 - 31 Oct 2021

    • Registration closes 12pm (Fri)

    • Comp starts 2pm (Fri & Sat) & 10pm (Sun)

    • Venue: Round House

    ♾  DIVISIONS

    Pick your division

    The Salsa Jack & Jill is divided into the following 4 divisions:

    Novices
    Students who have been dancing for less than 12mths and have never competed.
    Amateurs
    Students who have competed or have been dancing for more than 12mths. Students may stay in this division as long as they are not placing in the top 2 of this division.
    Rising Stars
    To enter this division students have to be dancing for more than 3yrs and want to compete in a higher level.
    Stars
    Stars are Professionals that can compete by invitation only.

    📋  JUDGING CRITERIOR

    What's being judged
    All competitors will be judged individually. Male judges will judge the leaders. Female judges will judge the followers


    Timing & Musicality
  • Hitting the 1 beat and maintaining it and switching if the music changes.
  • Moving with the mood or sections of the music plus hitting accents or breaks.

  • Technique & Connection
  • Frame, Balance & Weight Shifting.
  • Salsa Movements – Contra Movement in Hips, Knees and Chest.
  • Leading or Following Connection

  • Attire & Showmanship
  • Fashionable Urban or Stylish Clothes.
  • Groomed to Compete (Hairstyles, Make Up).
  • Crowd pleasing movements, personality and energy.
  • ⚙️  HOW IT WORKS

    The Selection Format
    In the Preliminaries competitors will be randomly partnered for 3 rounds of 1min. Depending on the number of entries, groups of 4 – 10 couples will dance together and be ranked. Top 5 leaders and follower will dance in the finals.
      • Round 1: 100% fundamentals. You must demonstrate good Frame, Connection and Salsa Rhythm.
      • Round 2 and 3: Go for it with Crowd pleasing Moves and Footwork

    In the Finals 5 Competitors will compete in a spotlight dance.

      • They will be randomly coupled.
      • They will dance on their own for 2min.
      • They will be judged as a couple.

    DISQUALIFICATIONS
    Competitors will be disqualified for the following infringements:

      • Lifts – One foot must remain on the ground at all times.
      • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
      • Dancing dangerously or completely off key.
      • Inappropriate language or behaviour.

    ✔️  RULES & REQUIREMENTS

    All competitors:

      • Must hold a Full pass to SSMC 2021.

      • Pay the registration fee of $25.00 online or $30.00 at the event.
      • Check-in prior to the competition at the event registration desk.
      • Will have a competition allocated number assigned to them at the time of registration. It must be worn throughout the competition.
      • Must agree to conduct themselves in a sportsperson like manner, otherwise may at anytime be disqualified from the competition by the Head Judge.
      • Have to be ready to compete 15 minutes prior to the commencement.
      • Can compete if their divisions has a minimum of Four (4) couples to be considered a valid contest.
      • May only enter 1 division.
      • Agree to sign a waiver and are responsible for reading the rules and regulations for the competition.
      • Are responsible for entering the correct division and can be disqualified if caught not abiding by the rules.

    🏆  PRIZES

    What could be yours..

      There are significant prizes awarded to the winners:

        • 1st Place Novices Division: Prize (TBC) and Trophies.

        • 1st Place Amateurs division:  Prize (TBC) and Trophies.

        • 1st Place Rising Stars division: Prize (TBC) and Trophies.

        • 1st Place Stars division: 2 x Trophies plus Crowned Champions

    ☝️  COMPLAINTS OR INFRINGEMENTS

    What to do

      In the event we need to deal with a situation. The following procedures will take place:

        • Speak calmly and clearly to the competition organisers Tony Lara or Jaime Jesus at a convenient moment during the competition, not whilst the competitors are in the middle of competing.
        • If the problem is not resolved and you need to take matters further, organise a meeting with the competition organisers Tony Lara or Jaime as soon as possible.
        • Please refrain from posting unnecessary debates on social media without first giving the organisers a chance to rectify the situation
    Competition Schedule (FRI & SAT)
    12:00 PM
    Registration CLOSES
    1:00 PM
    COMPETITOR ARRIVAL
    1:30 PM
    COMPETITOR BRIEFING & MARSHALLING
    2:00 PM
    COMP STARTS
    Please note that the running order below is subject to change
    DIVISION SCHEDULE
    Time
    Order
    Style
    Novices
    2:00 PM
    1
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    2
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    3
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    4
    STYLE
    TBC
    Time
    Order
    Style
    Amateurs
    TBC
    1
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    2
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    3
    Salsa
    TBC
    Time
    Order
    Style
    Rising Stars
    TBC
    1
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    2
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    3
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    4
    STYLE
    TBC
    TIME
    ORDER
    STYLE
    STARS
    TBC
    1
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    2
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    3
    STYLE
    TBC
    TBC
    4
    STYLE
    TBC