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TSS October 19, 2013 Event Info – DJ Heather Eide 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: Heather Eide, Vicky Chan

Making another special guest appearance, one of the most popular DJs in the southland, based out of OC, it’s Heather Eide!

Third Saturday Swing DJ Heather Eide
Plus our swiss army knife DJ that always plays fantastic dance music for present company, Vicky Chan!

Third Saturday Swing DJ Heather Eide

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

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 CBC team has come up with some goodies!

1st Place:
Awesome First Place Trophies
Weekend Passes to California Balboa Classic ($50 each)
Private Lessons with Laura Keat ($80 each)

2nd Place:
Spectacular Second Place Trophies
Passes to Inspiration Weekend ($75 each)

3rd Place:
Stupendous Third Place Trophies
Passes to All The Cats Join Event ($50 each)

Balboa Jack and Jill Competition DETAILS Balboa Jack and Jill Competition

Presented by California Balboa Classic and Third Saturday Swing, our October TSS will feature a 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)

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!



  • Leads will be called out to the floor in pseudo-random order.
  • Follows will be called out to the floor in psuedo-random order.
  • Number of leads and follows will generally be about 10 to 12 each heat, more heats added as needed
  • 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


  • Leads making finals will be called out in bib number order
  • Follows making finals will have their names go into a hat
  • As each lead is called out, he will draw a name from the hat to determine the follow he will dance with
  • Once all finals couples are determined, three all-skate songs will be played (no spotlight) ranging in tempos from 180bpm to 210bpm
    an all-skate song will be played (approximately 160bpm to180bpm)

  • Judging criteria is technique, timing, and teamwork. Dancers are judged as couples
Balboa Jack and Jill Celebrities! EMCEE:
Mikey Pedroza

Tise Chao (Contest Coordinator and Chief Judge)
Laura Keat
Beth Grover
Augie Freeman
Jeremy Otth
Jacob Wigger
Chris Grover

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:
Do Something Blue
Atomic Ballroom
Swing Pit

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