September 8-10, 2017

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Party Pass | $70

Access to all dances during the event and Saturday's LindyTalks.

Eligibility to compete (competition registrations must be purchased in addition to the pass).

Lindy Hop NOW! | $80

Access to Lindy Hop NOW! classes on Saturday.

Access to all dances during the event and Saturday's LindyTalks.

Eligibility to compete (competition registrations must be purchased in addition to the pass).

LEVEL 1: This is an introductory level track geared toward those with little or no experience. Don’t worry about bringing a partner, we will be rotating in class.

Full Weekend Pass | $150 | $175 | $200

(First 25)

(Second 25)

Access to classes.

Access to all dances during the event and Saturday's LindyTalks.

Eligibility to compete (competition registrations must be purchased in addition to the pass).

LEVEL 2: Dancer is comfortable dancing Lindy at medium tempos, has taken some classes, and regularly attends social dances. You are comfortable with fundamental Lindy basics: swing outs, tuck turns, and basic Charleston; basic swing rhythms: triples, steps, and holds; and regularly integrate 6 and 8 count patterns. You are ready to add more variation to your repertoire.

Audition is required for Level 3 and Level 4 classes. Auditions ensure that you're taking classes with other dancers of a similar level, helping you get the most you possibly can out of the weekend. We promise they'll be quick and low-pressure. Bring your energy and enthusiasm and just have fun! Auditions will be Saturday morning at 9:15am at the Eagles Ballroom.

LEVEL 3: (Audition) Dancer is comfortable with dancing to a variety of tempos and has started to travel to events outside of their home scene. You are starting to explore other genres outside of Lindy, including many styles of Charleston, Shag, Balboa, and Authentic Jazz movement. Concepts like connection, communication, and musicality are important to you, and you understand the importance of continuing to develop and refine these skills.

LEVEL 4: (Audition) Dancer is comfortable with all tempos and is familiar with a variety of dance styles. You incorporate Charleston, Balboa, Authentic Jazz, Shag, and Blues movement into your dancing in response to what you hear in the music. Musicality, creativity,personal expression, and improvisation are all important concepts to you, and you have traveled extensively to learn from a variety of instructors.

Group Discount | 10%

We want you and all your friends at our 15th Anniversary! The more, the merrier!

Groups of 5 or more, type "GROUP" into the coupon code section on the registration form to receive 10% off the going rate of your each of your passes.

Need-based scholarships and volunteer opportunities are also available. Apply Here.

Food

Lunch | $20 (includes both Saturday & Sunday)

Pre-order your lunch for Saturday and Sunday!

Delicious food will be catered by Veena's Indian Cuisine on Saturday and BBQ on Sunday. Save yourself the time and hassle of running out for lunch; let us bring lunch to you!

Purchase at the door for $12 per lunch; limited availability.

Dinner

Dinners are on your own. Check out the Food & Fun section on our Omaha page for some tasty ideas!

Late Night

Free food will be provided, while it lasts, at both Late Night Dances.

Friday's will feature a popcorn bar; Saturday's will feature a breakfast bar!

Hotel

Book a room at the partner hotel, next door to the main venue.

EVEN Hotels

2220 Farnam Street

Omaha, NE 68102

Discount Rate: $99/night

Deadline: August 11, 2017

To Make Reservations:

Online: Booking Page

Group Code: OJB

Phone: 402.345.3836

Mention: Omaha Jitterbugs

Housing

Limited space is available for free housing with local dancers.

Full Weekend, Lindy Hop NOW!, or Party Pass required.

Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017

T-Shirts

Register by August 31st  and receive a free

15th Anniversary Cowtown Jamborama T-Shirt.

(Lindy Hop NOW! & Full Weekend Pass Holders Only)

Contests (schedule subject to change)

Any Swing Goes | $30 (per couple)

Friday, September 8th | Check-In at 7:45pm | Prelims at 8:00pm | Finals 2nd Band Break

Grab a partner and cut a rug! Competitors will be judged on technique, musicality, and teamwork. This is intended to be an improvisatory dance, highlighting both partners' ability to respond spontaneously to a variety of music. In the preliminary round, couples will all-skate to songs of varying tempos. Dancers selected for the finals will warm up in an all-skate format and then spotlight to live music.

Each competitor must pay the $15 contest fee and hold a full weekend, Lindy Hop NOW!, or party pass.

Solo Jazz | $15 (per person)

Friday, September 8th  |  Check-In at 9:45pm  |  Contest 1st Band Break

Show off your best moves! Individuals will dance to at least two songs and will have the chance to showcase their individual technique and style. Competitors will be judged on creativity, quality of movement, and authenticity.

Competitors must pay the $15 contest fee and hold a full weekend, Lindy Hop NOW!, or party pass.

Showcase Competition | $15 (individual) | $30 (pair/team)

Saturday, September 9th  |  Check-In at 7:45pm  |  Contest at 8:00pm

10 Entries Only! Register Now!

Wow the audience with your prepared routine and compete for a cash prize! Competitors can enter as a soloist, pair, or group. Anything goes! Routines are limited to 3 minutes, and dancers will be judged both as individuals and (if applicable) as a group on technique, musicality, and creativity.

Competitors must pay the contest fee ($15 for a solo routine, $30 for pairs and teams) and all competitors must hold a full weekend, Lindy Hop NOW!, or party pass.

Luck of the Draw | $15 (per person)

Saturday, September 9th  |  Check-In at 9:45pm  |  Prelims 1st Band Break  |  Finals 2nd Band Break

Everybody dance! For the preliminary round, leaders and followers will be randomly paired with partners and dance to songs of varying tempos, but will be judged as individuals. Dancers selected for the finals will be randomly assigned a partner and judged as a couple. The finals will be spotlight format. Dancers will be judged on technique, musicality, and connection with their partners.

Competitors must pay the $15 contest fee and hold a full weekend, Lindy Hop NOW!, or party pass.

A La Carte (for purchase at the door)

Individual Class | $25 (each)

Main Dances | $20 (each)

Late Night Dances (including food) | $15 (each)

Lunch (limited availability) | $12 (each)

T-Shirt | $15

Magnet | $3

Registration Information

PASSES  |  FOOD   |  HOUSING & HOTEL  |  T-SHIRTS  |  CONTESTS  |  A LA Carte

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Contact Us:  [email protected]   |  402.208.3006  |  www.jitterbugs.org

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