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Swingin by the Sound 2024

This year we will have two competition divisions:

Amateur Mix & Match

Advanced Mix & Match


  1. There are no competition fees

  2. To be fair, if you have won an amateur collegiate shag competition in the past, you should not compete in our amateur competition

  3. Sign-up opens at 7pm on Friday at the registration desk

  4. Sign-up closes at 4:45pm on Saturday

  5. It’s first-come, first served

  6. Equal lead-and-follow ratios will be enforced via sign-up sheets

  7. Those who end up at the bottom of the sign-up sheet and who don’t initially make the competitor’s roster (due to unequal ratios of sign-ups) will be put on a waiting list

NOTE: Folks on the waiting list should stay near the front desk between 7:00 and 7:30pm on Sat in case someone on the roster drops or fails to show up. This is more common than one might think.


  1. Competitor check-in for both prelims starts at 7pm on Sat night

  2. Bib numbers must be picked up in person at the front desk during check-in

  3. If you do not check in by 7:20pm, Saturday night, your place in the competition may be given to someone on the waiting list

  4. You may not check in on behalf of someone else or pick up their bib for them

  5. At 8:00pm, after the check-in for prelims is complete, competitors and judges will walk to Brigid’s Loft for the competitor’s meeting; this is also where the prelims will be held


  1. For both competition finals, competitors must meet Ryan by the stage for check-in 10 min. prior to the competition start time!

  2. Finalists who fail to check in at that time will automatically forfeit their spot to an alternate

  3. We have a moderate but mandatory dress code for competition finals:

    1. no athletic shoes (keds, vans, etc. are fine)

    2. no graphic t-shirts (stripes are fine)

On the day of the competitions, please check the schedule to confirm meetings times and start times for your competition.

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