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Jack & Jill

Jack and Jill (J&J) is a format of competition in partner dancing, where the competing couples are the result of random matching of leaders and followers, this means that you are improvising a dance with a random partner to a random song. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills and creativity. But the most important thing is that you will have fun!

Saturday, during the Preliminaries, participants will be randomly paired for 3 rounds of 1min each. Participants will receive a unique number sticker before the contest. Dancers will dance together and receive rankings. The top 3 leaders and followers will advance to the finals, on sunday.

Schedule J&J

Prizes

Amateurs: surprise

Professionals: T-shirts Forró Samba Zouk + Tickets 2025 + 50 CHF/each

LEVELS

  • AMATEURS: You have under 5 years of experience.

  • PROFESSIONALS: You have been compensated to teach forró OR have been dancing forró for more than 5 years.

Rules & requirements

  • You must hold a full or a party pass.

  • Places are limited. The subscription is mandatory.

  • Check-in at the event registration desk prior to the competition.

  • Wear the assigned competition number throughout the competition.

  • In the preliminary round, dancers will be judged individually. In the finals, you will be judged as a couple with a judge selected partner.

  • The organization is available in case of doubt about which level to enroll. We may suggest a change of the participant’s choice in order to maintain a balance in the contest.

  • Get ready to showcase your talent and embrace the competition at our festival!

  • Music will be randomly chosen.

  • Lifts are not allowed.

  • Partners will be randomly selected.

Judging Criteria

  • Rhythm: This is simply your ability to step/transfer weight on the beat of the music.

  • Technique: Technique is how you perform your dance actions and movement.

  • Connection: Quality of guidance and cleanliness of dance

  • Musicality: The ability to synchronize dance movements with the nuances of the music being played

  • Creativity: Let your personality and energy shine on the dance floor!

Vem Vem

For our first Jack and Jill forró game in Europe we are so glad to be partners with this amazing Swiss brand: Vem Vem!

The winners of both categories will receive a VemVem kit! Thank you VemVem!

 

How will it work?

In the preliminaries on Saturday, 6 couples will dance to 6 random songs and will be judged individually.

In the final on Sunday, 4 drawn couples will dance to 2 songs each, one slow and one fast.

It's going to be a lot of fun!

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