COMPETITION

The Snowball 2018. Photo by Sabina Tabak

Sign up during The Snowball will only be possbile if there are spaces left in the diffrent divisions. All competitors must hold minimum a Bronze pass in order to participate in the competitions.
 

Registration/Contest desk hours (outside Main Ballroom)
Here you will be able to register for competitions (there is still space in all divisions at the moment), pay your participation fee and get your number.

 

26th of Dec: 8pm – 10pm

27th of Dec: 2pm – 4pm

28th of Dec: 2pm – 4pm

29th of Dec: 2pm – 4pm

30th of Dec: 2pm – 4pm

Champions Cup Sweden qualifier

The Champions Cup is one of the most prestigious competitions in the Lindy Hop community and will take place at the Savoy Cup, 23-26 of April 2020.
The winners of the Champions Cup Sweden qualifier will be directly qualified for the Champions Cup.
Finals at Snowball will have two rounds. A Semi-final round in battle format where couples will dance 16x8, two times through in 220 Bpm. The final round will be in Jam format, either 8x8 or 12x8.
Winner takes it all and also wins a Party pass to Savoy Cup.

Entry fee: 20 Euro per couple

Prelims: Evening of 27th of Dec, 7.30pm - 10pm, Clarion Upper
Finals: Evening of 28th of Dec, 10.30pm-11.15pm, Clarion Ballroom

Awards: Evening of 28th, 12.15am - 12.30am, Clarion Ballroom

 

Lindy Hop LoTD Open

Leaders and Followers sign up individually. Partners are chosen at random. You will dance with more than one partner and to different tempos. Individuals will be chosen by the judges to dance the final. This division is open for everybody. Anything goes for content.


Entry fee: 100 SEK per person
Prelims: Evening of 28th of Dec, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Clarion Upper

Finals: Evening of 29th of Dec, 10.30pm-11.15pm, Clarion Ballroom

Awards: Evening of 29th, 12.15am - 12.30am, Clarion Ballroom

 

Lindy Hop LoTD Advanced

Leaders and Followers sign up individually. Partners are chosen at random. You will dance with more than one partner and to different tempos. Individuals will be chosen by the judges to dance the final. This division is open for advanced dancers. Anything goes for content.


Entry fee: 100 SEK per person

Prelims: Evening of 28th of Dec, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Clarion Upper
Finals: Evening of 29th of Dec, 10.30pm-11.15pm, Clarion Ballroom

Awards: Evening of 29th, 12.15am - 12.30am, Clarion Ballroom

 

Balboa LoTD Open

Leaders and Followers sign up individually. Partners are chosen at random. You will dance with more than one partner and to different tempos. Individuals will be chosen by the judges to dance the final. Any level of dancer may enter. Any form of Balboa and/or Balswing is allowed.


Entry fee: 100 SEK per person

Prelims: Evening of 30th of Dec, 8.15pm - 10pm, Clarion Upper

Finals & Awards: Evening of 30th of Dec, 11.15pm - 12.30am, Clarion Upper

 

Balboa Invitational

This will be an invitational dance competition open to dancers determined by the organizers. Dancers register as couples and will dance to live music.


Entry fee: 300 SEK per couple

Prelims: Evening of 30th of Dec, 8.15pm - 10pm, Clarion Upper

Finals & Awards: Evening of 30th of Dec, 11.15pm - 12.30am, Clarion Upper

 

Slow Jam

Dance competition to slow swing and blues music, open to all levels and any slow dance style.You will dance to music selected by the organizers. You can participate as a couple or as a solo dancer. The prelims are done through a ”tap in” format. The finals will be in a spotlight format. Good slow dancing technique, musicality and partnership will be rewarded.

Prelims, Finals & Awards: Evening of 30th of Dec, 3am - 4am, Clarion Upper

 

Fast Feet Throwdown

Dance competition to fast swing music, open to all levels and any swing dance style. Dancers will dance as couples and will dance to music selected by the organizers. The prelims are done through a ”tap in” format. The finals will be in a spotlight format. 


No entry fee

Prelims, Finals & Awards: Evening of 29th of Dec, 2.30am - 3.30am, Clarion Upper

 

The Minute Challenge

Perform a maximum 60 second showcase in Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, Saint Louis Shag, Balboa, Charleston, Burlesque, Tap, Solo Jazz, Blues or any other swing related dance styles. Both group and solo showcases are encouraged. Dancers are allowed to participate in more than one showcase. 

Showcases will be chosen by the judges to dance in the final.

 

Email song submissions to DJ@thesnowball.se with the subject line beginning “The Minute Challenge", by the 26th of December at the latest. Your song must be cut or faded out before the 60 second limit and be in the format of a high quality mp3 file. 


Entry fee: 300 SEK per showcase

Prelims: Evening of 27th of Dec, 7.30pm - 10pm, Clarion Upper

Finals: Evening of 27th of Dec, 12.15am-12.30am, Clarion Ballroom

Awards: Evening of 27th, 1.15am - 1.30am, Clarion Ballroom

 

Solo Jazz/Charleston

This will be a traditional solo Jazz/Charleston contest. Sign up individually. The solo dancing can include dances as vernacular jazz steps, charleston, black bottom, soft-shoe, tap etc. Individuals will be chosen by the judges to dance the final.  

Entry fee: 100 SEK

Prelims: Evening of 27th of Dec, 7.30pm - 10pm, Clarion Upper

Finals: Evening of 28th of Dec, 10.30pm -11.15pm Clarion Ballroom 

Awards: Evening of 28th of Dec, 12.15am - 12.30am, Clarion Ballroom

The Snowball 2018. Photo by Sabina Tabak
 

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All photos except where mentioned are by Sabina Tabakovic or Alexandre Light eX Machina!