Rose City Blues

Competitions

 

Rose City Blues Comps

Ready to compete?

We will be hosting three competitions at Rose City Blues:

Friday

Social - This competition is free to enter and no partner is required!  We want to create an opportunity for you to tell us who your favorite social blues dancers are.  So show up and just have a great time dancing with folks from 9pm to 12am, then cast your vote for your favorite lead and/or follow (1 vote per role) between 11:30pm and 12:30am.

Saturday

Show Us Your Blues - This is not your typical strictly competition.  We want to give you an opportunity to showcase your favorite blues dancing. You pick your partner and pick 2 blues idioms, genres, or rhythms to dance to.  Prelims during the practica: check-in at 8pm, competitors/judges meeting at 8:15pm, prelims at 8:30pm. For prelims couples will be dancing to a variety of blues styles.  Finals during the first band break around 10pm, where finalists will dance the 2 idioms/genres/rhythms of their choosing to appropriate music of our choosing. You must register and submit idioms/genres by Nov 30, additional entries may be accepted at the Friday main dance choosing from a selected list of idioms/genres/rhythms. Entry fee of $10 per person.

Below is a list of blues idioms, genres, and rhythms, but is not intended to be all inclusive, and you select two out of all the lists that you want to represent.  Please submit two idioms, genres, or rhythms as well as your partner’s name with the subject “Show Us Your Blues” to rosecityblues@gmail.com

Blues Idioms: Boogie, Buck Dancing, Fishtail, Four Corners, Funky Butt, Grind, Mess Around, Mooche, Piedmont Triple, Rock Steady, Rocks, Savoy Walk, Shake & Bake, Shuffle, Slow Drag, Stride, Stroll, Strut, Struttin', Texas Shuffle

Blues Genres (slow-mid or mid-fast): Boogie-Woogie, Delta Blues, Chicago Blues (electric or acoustic), Gospel Blues, Hill Country Blues, Jump Blues, New Orleans Blues, Piedmont Blues, Swamp Blues, Texas blues (electric or acoustic)

Blues Rhythms: Boogaloo, Boogie, Drag Blues, Jungle Beat, Latin Blues, Shuffle (straight or swung), Slow Blues, Stroll, Surf Beat, Two-Beat


Sunday

Solo Riffin' - Riffin' is an exchange of movement between dancers used to inspire new and creative expressions of movement.  We want to see competitors solo dancing and playing back and forth to create something new together. Prelims during the practica: check-in at 8pm, competitors/judges meeting at 8:15pm, prelims at 8:30pm.  Finals during the first band break around 10pm, where finalists will solo dance and have opportunities to riff with their fellow finalists. Entry fee of $10 per person.

* Competition schedule and details are subject to change.

Prizes!

The winners of the Social Competition, one follow, and one lead, will each receive $50 and a pass to Rose City Blues in 2019!

Strictly Competition prizes are as follows:

Third Place - each partner will receive $50 and a pass of their choice from a selection of blues dance events from around the country.

Second Place - each partner will receive $100 and a pass of their choice from a selection of blues dance events from around the country.

First Place - each partner will receive $200, a pass of their choice from a selection of blues dance events from around the country, and a pass to Rose City Blues in 2019.


Solo Competition prizes are as follows:

Third Place - will receive $50 and a pass of their choice from a selection of blues dance events from around the country.

Second Place - will receive $100 and a pass of their choice from a selection of blues dance events from around the country.

First Place - will receive $200, a pass of their choice from a selection of blues dance events from around the country, and a pass to Rose City Blues in 2019.


(The First place winners of both the Strictly and Solo competitions will get first choice of passes, then second place from the remaining available, and so on.)

In addition, all prize winners will receive passes to events around the country.

Where could I win a pass to?

Austin Blues Party 12

Mile High Blues 2019

BluesSHOUT! 2019

And more to come...


Don't miss your chance to show off your dance moves! and possibly have a chance at the big prize!


The Portland Blues & Jazz Dance Society is a sports non-profit, and as such, competition is a part of our core required activities. We feel friendly competition motivates the blues scene to progress in terms of dance skill, as well as giving participants a sense of achievement. Competition is also a means through which PB&J can provide scholarships as prizes, helping us invest your money back into the community.