Competitions

Are you ready to compete??

Rose City Blues is hosting three competitions this year. These will be a Jack and Jill, a Strictly, and a Solo Movement Competitions. All competitions have an entry fee of $10 per person. Now, here's the best part:

There will be over $2,500 in cash prizes, with $1,000 going to the winning couple of the Strictly Competition!

In addition to prize money, you are competing for passes to blues events across the country, including the epic Austin Blues Party.


Don't miss your chance to show off your dance moves for your community and try for the big prize!

The Portland Blues & Jazz Dance Society is a sports non-profit, as such competition is a component of our core required activities. More than just a requirement, however, we feel friendly competition motivates the blues scene to progress its dance skill and gives participants a sense of achievement. Competition is also a means through which PB&J can provide scholarships as prizes.

To participate in our competitions, you must be registered for the event. During the registration process there is are options to sign up for individual competitions.


Specifics

Here are detailed rules from 2014: J&J Rules- Strictly Rules- Solo Rules

Friday:
2:30-7:30pm Comp Registration Desk Open
8:00-11:00pm Comp Registration Desk Open

Saturday:
9:30-2:00pm Comp Registration Desk Open
2:00pm J&J and Pairs Competition Registration Closes
2:00-4:30pm Pick-up your numbers
4:30-6:00pm Number Pick-ups or Solo Blues Registration only
4:45-6:00pm Prelims/Semis for both Jack & Jill and pairs
8:00-11pm Solo Blues Dance Registration Open
9:15-9:45pm Jack & Jill Finals
10:30-11:15pm Pairs Finals

Sunday:
10:30am-3:00pm Solo Blues Dance Registration, and Number Pick-ups Open
3:00pm Solo Blues Dance Competition Registration Closes
5:45-6:00pm Solo Prelims
10:00-10:45pm Solo Finals


Judges

This year, our amazing teaching staff--which just happens to include multiple winners from previous RCB events--will be lending their expertise to the judging pool.

-Rachel Stirling
-Andrew Smith
-Catherine Palmier
-Mike Legenthal
-Dan Legenthal
-Drew Robinson
-Jae Wilson
-Jim Vail