You may have seen Jack & Jill competitions or J’n’J competitions at other events and the Lead’n’Follow fits into a similar vein. We see in our community that gender doesn’t determine what role you’re playing in a dance and so we’ve opted for more clear language: Lead’n’Follow.
In the Lead’n’Follow competition, you choose the role in which you’d like to compete. Then, you’ll dance with 3-4 partners of the other role to show how you express your voice within differing partnerships, how you connect with partners of different abilities and connection styles, and how you express the music all within the Blues aesthetic.
In finals, you’ll be paired randomly with a partner and then judged as a partnership. AllStars will get one spotlight song each while Open finalists will dance to a combination of all skates and phrase spotlights.