Social Dance Program:
Again this year, we’re striving to make the social dance portion of Worlds the most outstanding dance opportunity you’ll find anywhere. We no longer wait until competition is finished to start social dancing at Worlds! Instead, we’ll start no later than 9:00 pm each night. We’ve got two ballrooms dedicated nightly to social dancing:
Swing & Country Room:
In the Swing & Country (Tennessee C) Ballroom, we’ll begin at 9:00 pm and play a mix of country music and swing music (real swing…not “country swing”). The mix will be mostly country during the earlier hours, but as the night gets late there will be a gradual change to mostly swing. Naturally our outstanding deejays (both swing and country) will monitor the crowd and play whatever the dancers want. You’re going to love the variety of music and dances, and you’ll also love having the opportunity to dance with people from all over the world.
Line Dance Room:
In the Line Dance (Presidential AB) Ballroom, we’ll begin at 9:00 pm each night and play a mix of old and new line dances. Our dedicated line dance deejays will also play your requests until the wee hours each night.
Special Dance Paries::
There are two nights of social dancing that will receive special emphasis and more detailed planning - the Farewell party, and the post-event party.
On Saturday night, just after our show and Master’s competition is over, we’ll meet for a final night of socializing and social dancing. Our party will again be held in both the Tennessee and Presidential ballrooms. This is the “stress free” night that we all look forward to and we’ll again have snacks and a “no host” bar to embellish the experience.
For everyone staying over on Sunday night, we’ve made special arrangements with the Nashville Palace, just across the street from Opryland, to hold a special night of dancing from 8:00 pm to midnight. Worlds customers will get in free and we’ll be able to use our own deejay for yet another night of social dancing.
No, it’s not a contradiction in terms. Lots of social dancers enjoy testing their lead and follow skills in a competition format that is less formal than our UCWDC contests. For our social competitors, we’re offering informal Jack & Jill contests in two step and west coast swing. A Jack & Jill contest is one in which male participants of a given skill level are paired randomly with female participants of the same skill level. The couples then compete against each other and are judged by a panel of knowledgeable dance professionals. The winners receive cash and/or other types of prizes.
Two Step Jack & Jill
On Friday afternoon, we’ll hold our two step contest in the main ballroom. Worlds is a Country Two Step Tour (CTST) member event which means any points earned at Worlds counts toward graduation within the CTST. You may sign up to participate in advance or when you arrive at Worlds. You don’t have to be a member of CTST to participate. Registration will close about two hours before the contest start time. Click Here to visit the CTST website to learn more.
West Coast Swing Jack & Jill
Also on Friday afternoon, we’ll hold our west coast swing contest in the main ballroom. Worlds is a World Swing Dance Council (WSDC) member event which means any points earned at Worlds counts toward graduation within the WSDC. You may sign up to participate in advance or when you arrive at Worlds. You don’t have to be a member of WSDC to participate. Registration will close about two hours before the contest start time. Click Here to visit the WSDC website to learn more.