2nd Ever...Single Step East Coast Swing Jack and Jill Competition

presented by the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society


We are SO excited to announce our first every Swing Dance Competition! The Grand Rapids Original Swing Society is all about mixing things up and having fun - what better way that a Jack and Jill Competition!! 


Jack & Jill Competition (What is it?)

The focus is on social dancing and improvisation. Leaders and followers are randomly matched and they dance to music they don't know before. J&J contests are first of all about having fun on the dance floor while spontaneously dancing with a variety partners. Competitors enter individually and are randomly assigned to several partners. Each dancer will be judged individually as a leader or a follower.

Each division will have a preliminary round (2-3 songs) and a finals round (2-3 songs). 


Registration 6:45pm-7:10pm. 7:15-8:45pm Competition.

Open dance throughout the night until 9:30pm

*Fundamental East Coast Swing Lessons for non-competitors 7pm and 7:30pm. 


Jack & Jill Divisions

  • Newcomers Division - less than 1 year of experience, $5

    • Includes admission + free admission April 3rd if register in advance

  • Novice and above Division - more than 1 year, $5

    • Includes admission + free admission April 3rd if register in advance


$5 for non-competitors (watch + open dance + lessons @ 7pm and 7:30pm )

What's included in your entry fee?

  • If register in advance

    • Free entry to Wednesday, April 3rd Swing Dance event

    • Free printed photo of YOU to be picked up April 3rd (recycled afterwards)

  • Fun chance to show off your stuff, meet new people, and have fun!

  • Prizes: Gift cards, T-shirts, "I Know TV's Steve Zaagman" shirts + bracelets, and hugs (optional)​

  • NOTE: $5 for anyone not competing (spectators and dancers). We will still have 2 fundamental East Coast Swing lessons, lots of OPEN DANCE, and more!


Rules + info​​

  • There will be awards and prizes given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division...as well as "Most Fun Dancer" "Most ridiculous shoes" and whatever else we can come up with :)

  • No lifts, please! Save those for after the competition.

Photo Credit:  Samantha Kunz Photography