Come join us the third Saturday every month for a night of lessons, snacks, awesome music, fun dancing, and good times with great people!

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TSS July 19, 2014 Event Info – DJs Augie Freeman and Peter Flahiff PLUS Balboa Jack and Jill

LOCATION Fred Astaire Dance Center
1368 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
Click Here For Map and Parking
Free Lesson Free lesson from 8pm to 8:40pm, great for people brand new to swing dancing as well as experienced beginners and intermediates!

Brought to you by Roy and Jasmine

Your DJs! Guest DJ: Augie Freeman and Peter Flahiff

Spinning the best in Balboa and Lindy music, we bring you two of the most popular and versatile DJs in the southland: Augie Freeman and Peter Flahiff!

It’s A Balboa Celebration! So Cal Bal Social

This month Third Saturday Swing is a part of the So Cal Bal Social weekend!

So Cal Bal Social is 6 hours of awesome Balboa workshops with nationally recognized instructors Jeremy Otth, Laura Keat, and Chris & Beth Grover. It takes place on July 19 & 20 and bookends our fantastic Third Saturday Swing evening dance on July 19th.

Which means you can dance the night away to a fantastic misc of Balboa and Lindy friendly music with DJs Augie and Peter. Also featuring an Amateur Jack and Jill with some SWEET Cal Bal Classic prizes and of course our trademark awesome TSS contest trophies to spice up the night!

Check out all details of the So Cal Bal Social on their official website and facebook page

Join Jeremy, Laura, Chris, Beth, and Third Saturday Swing for an awesome weekend of learnin’ and dancin’!

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Balboa Jack and Jill Competition PRIZES Balboa Jack and Jill Competition PRIZES

prizes subject to change

In addition to this being a TSS contest where we always get some fantastic prizes, this Balboa Jack and Jill Competition is sponsored by California Balboa Classic, and the So Cal Bal Social

1st Place:
Awesome First Place Trophies
$50 gift certificates towards Cal Bal Classic 2015
Cal Bal Classic Drawstring Shoe Bags

2nd Place:
Spectacular Second Place Trophies
Cal Bal Classic Tee-Shirts
Cal Bal Classic Drawstring Shoe Bags

3rd Place:
Stupendous Third Place Trophies
Gordon Webster CDs
Cal Bal Classic Drawstring Show Bags

Come compete and get a piece of the price pie!

Balboa Jack and Jill Competition DETAILS Balboa Jack and Jill Competition

Presented by California Balboa Classic, So Cal Bal Social, and Third Saturday Swing, our October TSS will feature an Amateur Balboa Jack and Jill Competition!

Contestant Criteria

“No Pros Please”: Pros, you know who you are. Non-pros, you also know who you are. If you need some guidance on the criteria, this competition is open to all competitors who have not placed in the top three of any advanced-level or higher Balboa competition at any camp. For you pros, please come and cheer and holler (“or heckle!” teases Tise)

Schedule:
Sign-ups: 9:30pm
Prelims: 9:45pm
Finals: 10:50pm
Trophy Presentation: 11:30pm

Entrance Fee:
$5 per individual lead or follow. You’re signing up as an individual, not as a couple!

JACK AND JILL COMPETITION FORMAT AND RULES (rules subject to change)

PRELIMS

  • Leads will be called out to the floor in pseudo-random order.
  • Follows will be called out to the floor in psuedo-random order.
  • There will be two heats. Number of leads and follows will be split as evenly as possible amongst the two heats.
  • Three to Five songs will be played per heat of varying tempos, approximately 160bpm to 200bpm. After each song, follows will ROTATE a pseudo-random number of spots. So each person will dance with three to five different people
  • Judging criteria is technique, timing, and teamwork. Dancers are judged as individuals and given a “Yes”, “No”, or “Alternative” vote for moving on to the finals

FINALS

  • Leads making finals will be called out in bib number order
  • Follows making finals will be called out in bib number order
  • One rotation to determine pairings. Finals will be judged as a couple
  • One warm-up all skate (medium tempo)
  • “Battle Style” spotlights (2 couples dance at the same time to a medium-fast song)
  • One final all skate (fast tempo)
  • Judging criteria is technique, timing, and teamwork. Dancers are judged as couples
Balboa Jack and Jill Competition Celebrities! JUDGES:
Tise Chao (Contest Coordinator and Chief Judge)
Laura Keat
Beth Grover
Jeremy Otth
Jacob Wigger
Chris Grover

          

EMCEE:
Ben Yau

DON’T GET TOWED OR TICKETED! We love having you at our dance! Please don’t leave with a ticket or a tow!

(Click Here to get a hi-res printable version of the below parking guide, handy to keep in your car!)
Other Free snacks
Lots of parking
Free door prizes
Lots of great music, great dancing, and great people!
Cover Charge GENERAL EVENT: $8 at the door, $3 after 11:00pm
THANK YOU! Many thanks to our regular prize donors to our raffle prizes:
LindyGroove
Do Something Blue
Atomic Ballroom
Swing Pit

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