Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Camp Jitterbug Jack and Jill

Here's footage from the recent Camp Jitterbug Jack and Jill. This clip features Shaheed Qaasim (in the tie) and Kristi Clark (in the skirt ;) ). They dance a lot together, but I imagine that this draw was random as that is the way of the Jack and Jill.

Most of the Jack and Jills I've seen have given about half this time per heat, meaning that the judges get half the time to look at the dancers. I think it's cool that the contest coordinator chose to give use to whole songs. It's harder work for the dancers, but the judges get to actually see something.

If you're considering entering the world of competition, Jack and Jills are a great place to get your feet wet. If I were to guess, I'd say this was from an amateur level competition. I could be wrong there. Divisions are pretty muddy in the Lindy Hop world.


  1. yea they are fantastic. did they win!?

  2. Seriously, I don't know. I haven't been able to find the news anywhere either.

  3. This was an open Jack and Jill so I think anybody could have entered.
    This was a preliminry round and I think each heat dance 3 songs, each song they would have switched partners. If I remember correctly there were 3 heats. Each heat had aproximatly 60 couples on the floor. It was insane.
    Nor Kiristy nor Shaheed made it into the finals, But it's not a sriprise when there were almost 200 couples to choose from and only 8 couples were in the finals !

  4. Video of the finals: