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Health & Safety Policies

Swustlicious is a TESTING event in 2022

  • To gain initial entry to the event, ALL attendees, vaccinated or not, are required to show a negative
    COVID-19 result from either: a same-day rapid test OR a negative PCR test result within 36 hours of arrival.

  • Additionally, all attendees providing a same-day rapid test must: 
    * Take the test at home and take a picture of the negative test at that time.
    * Bring both the picture and the physical test with you. We will throw the test away at the event.

  • In addition to day-of-arrival testing, we may ask you to take an additional, supervised COVID test at any time. If you refuse to take a test upon our request, you will be escorted from the event without refund.
     

Mask Policy

  • Masks are mandatory for all Jack and Jill contests.

  • For Jack and Jill finals, all other contests, social dancing and event participation in public or private areas of the hotel, masking is at individual discretion. We strongly support and encourage individuals that choose to wear a mask any time throughout the weekend to protect yourself, or as a courtesy to those around you.

What If I Don’t Feel Well Right Before The Event?

If you are experiencing symptoms typically associated with flu or COVID, we ask that you self-isolate immediately and take a test. Please contact us at sparklage@gmail.com and we will refund your registration.

 

What If I Don’t Feel Well At The Event?

If you are sick, develop COVID symptoms or test COVID-positive, we will promptly refund your ticket purchase and require you to return home or self-isolate immediately.

Event Rules

Competitor Eligibility:

  • Must purchase a weekend pass.

  • Must sign a waiver (if you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must sign for you).

  • Must register by entry deadlines.

  • Must follow individual division guidelines as outlined in the rules.

  • Levels may be combined if there are not enough entries (e.g.,  Newcomer/Nov or Int/Adv)

  • We support dancing in non-traditional roles.  (Details below).

  • See Schedule for competition registration  deadlines.
     

Age Requirements:

  • If ages are specified, they are outlined in the specific qualification for each division.

  • Competitors must meet age requirement by the event date.

  • Competitors under the age of 13 are not allowed to compete at this event - All attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
     

Waiver Forms:

  • Every competitor must sign the appropriate waiver before being allowed to compete.

  • Competitors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign any required forms.

General Info:

  • There will be no dancers meeting. All competitors must attend the mandatory roll call 15 minutes before their division. 

  • A minimum number of 5 couples are required to run a division for full prize money to be awarded. If less entries are registered, the division may be combined or cancelled. If cancelled, entry fees will be refunded. 

  • All competitors must wear their assigned bib number during all contests. Leaders must wear their bib numbers in the upper back section (between their shoulders); and Followers must wear their bib numbers in their lower back section (at approximately hip level). 

Jack & Jills:

  • This is a random partner, random song format. The Jack & Jill competitions are designed to highlight social dance skills in spontaneous dancing and the ability to dance well with a variety of partners.

Format:

  • Competitors enter as individuals, are randomly assigned partners, and dance to music selected by the Competition DJ. Depending on the number of entries, preliminary, semi-final, and final rounds may be held and will be danced in a heated format. Each division must have at least 5 leaders and 5 followers. There is no maximum number of competitors.
     

Swing Jack and Jill Divisions (leveled):

  • All Swing Jack & Jills will follow World Swing Dance Council rules.  Please refer to https://www.worldsdc.com/library

  • Each competitor must enter his or her appropriate skill level.  Please refer to the WSDC rules and points registry to determine your level. 

  • Check your WSDC points BEFORE registering for the J&J competition.

  • PETITIONS should be directed to the chief judge BEFORE or at the time of registration. All decisions by the head judge will be final.

  • A competitor may enter one WSDC skill level, as either leader and as a follower, as long as they are not the same level.

  • Masters J&J, an age category, may dance in Masters, Sophisticated, AND one other Skill level.

  • Couples must maintain physical contact except for spins, turns, short break-a-ways, and recoveries.

  • Dancers must maintain their own physical contact with the floor during partner weight supported moves (one foot on the ground).

Hustle Jack & Jills (leveled):​

  • Each competitor must enter his or her appropriate skill level. (Ask if you have any questions on your level.) 

  • A competitor may enter only one level per role. You may compete as a leader AND follower, but not in the same skill or age division (i.e. leader in novice & follower in int., or leader in novice & follower in masters, or leader in sophisticated and follower in masters). 

  • Couples must maintain physical contact except for spins, turns, short break-a-ways, and recoveries. 

  • No lifts allowed. Dancers must maintain their own physical contact with the floor during partner weight supported moves (one foot on the ground).
     

Sophisticated & Masters Jack & Jill (50+):

  • These are age levels and all competitors may compete in one or both of these in addition to their skill level Jack & Jill.  

  • Sophisticated age level will be 35+ and Masters age level will be 50+.
    A competitor may dance in both (if age permits) but must only do one role per division.

  • Couples must maintain physical contact except for spins, turns, short break-a-ways, and recoveries.

  • Dancers must maintain their own physical contact with the floor during partner weight supported moves (one foot on the ground).
     

Crossover Jack & Jill:

  • This contest is designed to highlight social dance skills in lead/follow dancing in both Hustle and West Coast Swing  and the ability to dance well with a variety of partners. This contest is open to all skill levels.

  • Each competitor must compete in one role as leader or follower.

  • Competitors will be expected to dance one song of West Coast Swing and one song of Hustle, or alternate dances (50/50) mid-song on both songs. 

  • Competitors will be judged on their ability to dance as a team and ability to maintain the characteristics of each dance.

  • Dancers must maintain their own physical contact with the floor during partner weight supported moves (one foot on the ground).

  • Winners of the Crossover Jack & Jill will dance with the Pros on Saturday night!

J&J Chart:

WSDC Level Chart
 
 

Event Waiver

Swustlicious 2022 Waiver (to be signed at the Registration Desk)

My signature below indicates that I agree to hold the organizers of this event and their agents, heirs, and assigns harmless from all suits, claims or demands of every kind and character arising out of and in conjunction with this event arising out of and in conjunction with Sparklage Productions, Swustlicious, Stephanie Loveira, and/or Angela McCabe, individually or collectively. I hereby authorize the unrestricted reproduction, sale, exhibition, broadcast, and/or distribution of any event video and photos without limitation. I understand the physical risks of participating in the social dancing, workshops and dance competitions. I assume full responsibility for any injury, illness (including COVID-19), or personal damages resulting from the event named above. This also indicates that I have read and agree to Sparklage Productions Safety Policies and agree to the consequences if I do not follow it.  I certify that I am 18 years of age or older.  A parent or legal guardian must sign for a minor. 
 

 

Code of Conduct 

Our event is open to everyone regardless of race, age, level of dance, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, disability, physical appearance, religion, or any other attribute. Our goal is to make the event as fun yet as safe as possible for everyone. We cannot achieve this if we are not aware of safety concerns. Please tell us. Confidentiality and respect for guest safety is our first concern. Awareness of any risky situation is helpful so we can better protect you and other guests from any type of harm or injury and allow you to have a fun, carefree event!   See attached Code of Conduct PDF for details.  We have been operating with this code of conduct since 2019.