2C Country Contest

2C Country Contest

2C Country Contest


Indian Creek Plaza and Dirt Road Dancing have teamed up to bring the First Annual, Country Swing Dance Contest on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Contest is FREE for all contestants. All competitors will need to register online, by midnight September 25th. Dancers will be required to check in no later than 4PM at the Dirt Road Dancing booth, next to the main stage.


  • All contestants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Must be registered by midnight, Friday, September 25th.
  • This is an open competition for all skill levels.
  • All competitors must check in and sign liability waver day of contest by 4:00PM.


The overall top three highest scores will be awarded prizes.

  • 1St Place: $100 Cash, Prize Pack
  • 2nd Place: $75 Cash, Prize Pack
  • 3rd Place: $50 Cash, Prize Pack

Contest Regulations:

  • Judges will be selected prior to contest.
  • Judges are not allowed to compete in contest.
  • Lifts, drops and aerials are allowed but not required. There are no lift maximums.
  • Judging starts at first movement of performance with or without music.
  • Contestants will be divided into separate dance heats (groups) to start.
  • The number of heats will depend on total number of contestants.
  • Each heat will dance 1-2 songs together.
  • Judges will determine the overall top five competitors.
  • The overall top five couples will dance one song individually on the stage.
  • The overall five finalists will choose their final song from a predetermined song list provided by contest officials.

**Due to Covid-19, and Canyon County regulations, face masks are not required, but recommended. Social Distancing will be practiced. **Note: All subject to change based on city safety ordinances.

Judging Criteria

Total possible score is 45 points. All judges' scores are final. Unsportsman like conduct to other contestants, judges, or audience will be immediately disqualified. In the event of a tie, contest coordinators will choose song for "dance off."

Technique: How well couples execute transitions, complexity, maintaining contact with partner (Score 1-10)

Teamwork: Lead/Follow dynamics, balancing space and time, and connection (Score 1-10)

Musicality: Movement to music, suitable pace of stepping, overall fluidity of dance (Score 1-10)

Attire: Must be tasteful and appropriate, themed outfits encouraged, no wardrobe malfunctions (Score 1-5)

Showmanship: Entertainment value, audience engagement, overall dance and partnership (Score 1-10)