Perform a Short Showcase at the April GJSpecial
Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at choreogrpahing
and performing? This Short Showcase Contest at the Groove Juice
Special on April 28 is the perfect opportunity to give it a try in
a fun, supportive envronment!
Here's how it works:
- Performances will occur during the first band break at the
April 28 GJSpecial with Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers, probably
- Competitors will perform a 60-second original choreography in
any style of swing. The routine may be partnered, solo, or any
combination of both. Each entry must have 1-4
dancers. Non-inverting airsteps are permitted*.
- Dancers will be judged on the creativity of their choreography,
their dance technique, and their performance quality.
- Music must be edited and submitted to the organizers by April
25, 2018. There are a selection of songs that have been cut to 60
seconds available for download
here. Please email us if you choose to choreograph to one
of these songs so that we can reserve it for you.
- GJS staff and faculty are not eligible to perform in this
contest. They'll be cheering you on!
Registration is FREE for this contest.
Please sign up here.
Prizes for winners are for events sponsored by Providence
Swings, Stompology, and Groove Juice Swing.
Is it your first time choreographing and do you want some
- Come to class! Intro to Choreographing: Musicality is on Wed.
March 7, and Intro to
Choreographing: The Creative Process is on Wed. March 14, both
7:15-8:45pm with Rebecca & Doriel.
- Schedule a private lesson! Rebecca and Doriel are making
themselves available for coaching sessions to help anyone who wants
some individual feedback. Rebecca is available anytime March 7-21
(daytime or anytime!) and Doriel is available Sundays, Mondays
daytime, or most evenings.
- We will be holding an optional stage trial on Wednesday, April
25 6-7:15pm. Performers may come practice in the German House
ballroom to prep for Saturday's performance!
*Airsteps: For your safety, we encourage
practice at gyms with mats well before performing (during
stage-trials and at the GJSpecial) your choreography at the German
House. Please note that airsteps are not permitted during social
dancing (at Lindy Jam, GJSpecials, and all other events hosted by
GJS). Please contact a GJS board member if you are curious whether
your choice of airstep is appropriate for this showcase, or if you
have any concerns. GJS is not permitting inverting (flipping)
airsteps for this contest.