September 25-27, 2020
Welcome to the limited version of the 7th edition of The Swing Challenge. For this year renamed The Local Challenge!

25th-27th of September 2020

UPDATE: the event is canceled due to new COVID-19 restrictions

Copenhagen, Denmark

Registration

UPDATE: The event is canceled due to new COVID-19 restrictions.
We hope to see you next year though!

General rules of the event

  • Due to the nature of the current health conditions in Denmark, participants are only allowed to dance with their fixed partner and/or small closed social groups during classes and parties. This is for everyone's safety.
  • In case of government health restrictions, the event can be cancelled on short notice. In that case all passes will be fully refunded.
  • Face masks are encouraged, but not mandatory. Hand sanitizers will be widely available during classes and parties.
  • When you check in to the event, you will get a wristband. Please wear it through the whole event. We cannot grant you access to parties and/or classes if you don't have the wristband on.
  • By participating at our event, you give us consent that we can use and publish photos and videos from the event, which might include you.
  • If you want to record a video or take pictures during classes, ask for teachers' permission first.
  • We do not take responsibility for your valuables at the event. Please make sure to keep an eye on your things. In case you lose something, we will have a Lost&Found box, where we will store all found items for two weeks after the event.
  • We reserve the right to change the class schedule or evening schedule due to unforeseen events such as flight delay, sickness, accidents etc., which might cause that some of our teachers, bands and DJs will come to the event later than planned, or will not be able to come at all (in which case we will do our best to find good substitutes for them).

Payment options

You can pay online with your credit card. All payments are processed securely by PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to pay. You can choose to pay directly by entering you credit card info, like in any online shop. (Note: the option of paying without a PayPal account is available in Denmark, but it might not be available in your country.) Read more here.

Confirmation of ticket purchase

Once you have made a registration to the event, you will get a booking confirmation. This booking confirmation does however not mean your registration is accepted. Your registration is only accepted once you have payed, at which point you have secured your spot. Thus, your proof of purchase is your PayPal receipt, which you receive from PayPal after you have payed.

When you check in, we will have your name in the door, but to be on the safe side, you can bring your PayPal receipt as your proof of purchase (either printed or in electronic version).

Cancellation policy

Tickets will be fully refundable in case the event has to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets will also be transferable. In case participants feel sick, or can't come for other reasons, they can give or sell it to another person (read more below). Due to the special circumstances of this year's event, passes cannot be transferred to future events.

Ticket Transfer rules

If you cannot attend the event yourself, you can transfer your pass to someone else, under these conditions:

  • The person taking your place must be of the same role (leader or follower) as you are
  • You can transfer your pass no later than Tuesday the 22nd of September 2020
  • The transfer is only valid after you fill out the online form below where you notify us of the new pass holder:

Note: You can only transfer the whole pass. You cannot give away parts of it to someone else. Once you have checked in to the event, your pass is not transferable anymore.

  Transfer Your Ticket

Class Schedule

We are still finalizing the class schedule. But have a look at the exciting theme classes we have confirmed so far:

Please note:

To join the event, you should have a minimum of 8 months of Lindy Hop experience. Enough so that you feel comfortable with mixing between 8-count and 6-count figures. You know the basic moves: Swing-out, Lindy-circle, Tuck-turn ect. As well being able to dance 30s Charleston (Kick-step) with the classic figures of Hand-to-Hand and Tandem.

The recommended experience for classes will range from a minimum of 8 months up to a minimum of 1,5 years of active Lindy Hopping. Please note that you will be able to learn from many of the classes, even if you have danced for a much longer time.

We will aim towards always having a class suited for newer dancers as well as more experienced dancers at the same time, so you will have something to chose from.
Some of the more concept-based classes will be open to all with the minimum requirements of the event.

There will be no regular partner rotation in the classes. Instead, you can join with either the partner you registered with or you can rotate partners inside the weekend teams (the teams will be formed at the Friday party).
This also means that if you and your partner/group wants to take on extra bonus challenges in the classes, you can do so without having too much of an effect on the overall group progression.

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Party Schedule

* The schedule is subject to change.
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Competitions

Everyone is encouraged to join our fun competitions, regardless of dance experience. It's about having fun, and at the same time challenging yourself.




We will have 2 competitions: 


SOLO JAZZ - no signup needed

This is a solo dance contest. You join the competition as an individual, and dance solo. You will not know the music beforehand

  • Level: open for all levels
  • Sign-up: no signup needed, you join the competition on the spot
  • Prelims: all-skate format, with dancers judged individually
  • Finals: Battle format with dancers judged individually. Four dancers will make finals (finals directly after prelims, to live music)
  • When: To be announced
  • Prizes: To be announced

SHOWCASE - signup via email

This is a performance contest. You can dance any dance style you want in this competition, but your performance / routine must be max. 3 minutes long

  • Level: open for all levels
  • Sign-up: You need to send an email to info@theswingchallenge.com latest by September 23rd to register for this competition
  • Type of participation: Solo, one couple or multiple couples/dancers
  • Format: showcases will be performed one after another. We have space for max. 10 performances in our program
  • When: To be announced
  • Prizes: To be announced

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Contact

Feel free to contact us at anytime, by writing to
info@theswingchallenge.com

The Swing Challenge
Copenhagen, Denmark


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Organizers

The Swing Challenge is organized by Happy Feet Studio.
The organizers team consists of: Eiki, Kuno and Gosia.