6th Annual Swing Central Tradition Continues

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6th Annual Swing Central at Central Market - Swing Dancing Competition We’re so excited to announce our 6th year of collaborating with Central Market to put on a local swing dance competition.

ALL LEVELS are welcome to compete, and we highly encourage it! This is a great opportunity to get a taste of competing before the Lone Star Championships at Lindyfest in mid-March!

The Swing Central contest is a Jack-and-Jill format. What’s a Jack-and-Jill, you say? The format includes 2 parts, prelims and finals. During prelims, contestants are randomly paired into couples and judged individually. Usually they rotate and each individual gets 3 different dance partners during prelims. Then once finalists are announced, couples are again randomly chosen, but are then judged as a couple.

When is Swing Central, you ask? Saturday, March 2nd from 6 to 9 PM. The schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM – Registration
7:15 PM – Prelims
8:00 PM – Finals
9:00 PM – Band finishes playing

Who’s the band? Alice Spencer and Her Rubber Band, and they are FANTASTIC.

Where will the contest be held? At the Lamar Central Market location on the outdoor deck area.

Is there an entry fee? Nope! It is free to compete!

Is there a prize? YES! A $500 cash purse in total, disbursed as following:
  • 1st Place Couple: $125/each
  • 2nd Place Couple: $75/each
  • 3rd Place Couple: $50/each
We hope to see you all there representing our lovely and diverse Austin swing dance scene! Let your friends know if you’re going via Facebook!


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Austin Swing Syndicate

The Austin Swing Syndicate is a non-profit, all-ages organization devoted to the care and growth of the Austin swing and Lindy Hop dance community. Austin is blessed to have one of the largest, best, and friendliest swing dance communities in the United States. Our goal is to maintain this supportive and welcoming environment for as diverse a group as Austin has to offer!

Comments (5)

  • John Collins


    Central Market North Lamar? or Central Market South Lamar.


    • Jonathan Jow


      John, the event will be at Central Market North Lamar. The address is:
      4001 N. Lamar Boulevard
      Austin, TX 78756

      We'll update the blog post to clarify the info. We just stated the Lamar location. 🙂


  • Lisa Holden


    Could I please just dance with my dad? It will be my 40th birthday and he is driving from New Braunfels. It would mean a lot to me.


    • Austin Swing Syndicate


      Lisa, feel free to dance with your dad. We'll have live music through out the night and the contest is only a small portion of the evening. So during the social dance portion you're more than welcome to dance with who you want. However during the contest we will have all participants follow the contest rules of Jack and Jill.


    • Lisa Holden


      Ok. Thank you.


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