PSDC Progressive Jack & Jill Contests

We’re in our 2nd year of progressive Jack & Jill contests, and we’ve expanded!

In the 2017/2018 series, we’ll be competing in 4 divisions:

  • Newcomer
  • Novice
  • Masters
  • Intermediate/Advanced

We will hold one pair of competitions each month, usually at 2nd Saturdays at Sunnyside Grange, with makeup nights at Norse Hall only as necessary (see schedule link).

Jack & Jill competitions are great to participate in and fun to watch too!

Randomly paired couples dance to DJ-selected songs to test their skills as leads and follows.

A progressive J&J builds over the course of the series with points awarded to the winners at each contest, culminating with a final J&J of the top scorers.

Prizes are also given out at each contest, so even if you can’t compete in the entire series, you are welcome to join in at any time.

The separate contest entry fee feeds the prize pool, both for that night and for finals. See the rules link for details.

We hope to see you on the dance (and competition) floor!


Novice and Intermediate/Advanced contests will be held on the same night approximately every other month, alternating with Newcomer and Masters the other months. Finals will be held in mid-to-late 2018.

View the current series schedule (subject to change)

Divisions and Rules

The three skill level divisions (Newcomer, Novice, and Int/Adv) are based on WSDC and/or PSDC points. The fourth division, Masters, is not a skill level – it is a division for dancers age 50 and over.

Points are awarded at each contest to determine who competes in finals. Cash prizes are also awarded throughout the series.

View the division definitions and series rules

Current Standings

Track your points as we build toward the finals!

View the current J&J series standings

Portland Swing Dance Club BridgeTown Swing National FastDance Association Through the National FastDancde Assn., this event is licensed by ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC