Rhythm City Productions

RCMA 2024 Competitions

Competition schedule

  • Switch Strictly: prelims and finals Friday night dance
  • Mix & Match: prelims Saturday night dance; finals Sunday night dance
  • Solo Jazz: prelims Saturday night dance; finals Sunday night dance

Registration for the competitions requires $10 from each dancer. Prizes include passes to local and regional events and half the pot from that competition's fees. Competition registration is through the weekend registration link. Only weekend registrants (dance pass or full weekend) are eligible to enter the competitions.


The Switch Strictly

Dancers will sign up with a partner and dance Lindy hop to Swing era music at tempos between 130 and 180 beats per minute. Prelims and finals will be to DJ music. Couples must switch lead/follow roles with each other throughout each dance and will be judged by how well they dance Lindy hop, connect with each other and the music, express themselves as dancers, and by how well each partner dances both roles and how smoothly and musically they conduct role switches.

The Mix & Match

Dancers will be randomly paired with a partner and dance Lindy hop to Swing era music at tempos between 130 and 200 beats per minute. In the prelims, dancers will be judged individually, and in the finals couples will be judged as a pair by how well they dance Lindy hop, connect with each other and the music, and express themselves as dancers. Prelims will be to DJ music; finals will be danced to live music.

Note: Mix & Match competitors may be required to wear a mask, if the partner they are randomly assigned requests it.

Solo Jazz

Dancers will dance solo to Swing era music at tempos between 130 and 220 beats per minute. Dancers will be judged individually by how well they dance Vintage Solo Jazz, connect with the music, and express themselves as dancers. Prelims will be to DJ music; finals will be danced to live music. Prelims are on Saturday night and finals are on Sunday night, both at the Russian Hall.