Baltimore lindy hop championships
Started in 2017, the Baltimore Lindy Hop Championships is the world's newest and grandest Lindy Hop competition. In classic Baltimore fashion, we take it seriously enough to push ourselves, but not so seriously that it isn't fun. Everyone is encouraged to compete. We are unabashed in our cheering. The judges are picked for their dancing expertise, their values, and their independence from the international Lindy Hop scene. There are prizes.
Open to all levels. Partner required, obviously. Judges will be encouraged to look for skill, style, creativity, energy, engagement with the crowd, and general non-douchery. The point is: if you dance safely, you're not going to win. Prelims and finals are both on Saturday night during the band breaks. While the true reward for winning is receiving accolades from the world’s most infamous local Lindy Hop scene, there are also real prizes.
$20/couple to enter, must have at least a dance pass.
mix + match
Enter this contest solo and get randomly paired with a partner. We will rotate three times so that each contestant dances with three different partners in the pre-lims. Contestants will be randomly paired with a single partner for the finals. Both prelims and finals are on Friday night. You'll be judged using the same criteria as the strictly, but with a special emphasis on partnering and improvisation.
This competition is open to dancers of all levels.
Enter this by yourself and dance your heart out. This competition will happen during the Friday late night, and it will be a “tap in” format. Everyone will dance for a few songs, the judges will tap in the finalists, and we will immediately go into finals. Judged on awesomeness, so be awesome.
$10 to enter. You must have a dance pass to Lindy 500.
Simple. Elegant. Enter as a couple and dance until you can’t anymore. The music will increase in tempo progressively. Last couple standing wins. You must be doing full out Lindy Hop. Moderators will tap you out if you stop or get lazy. It will be awesome, and everyone should enter.
The endurance comp will happen late on Saturday night, is free, and doesn't require registration. The winners each get a $50 tab at our bar (good for drinks, classes, and our weekly dances). Start training now.