Event & Social Passes

The Event pass will give you access to compete in any of our competitive events, it will also include all workshops, social dancing and special activities happening on Saturday, Sept 28th, only. The Event pass does not include the post event intensive & social happening on Sunday, Sept 29th at Downtown Dance & Movement.

  • $124.99 – LAHC Event Pass: This pricing is valid Aug 29th – Sept 27th.

  • $134.99 – LAHC Event Pass: This pricing is valid the day of the event, Sept 28th.

  • $40.00 – S&S (Social & Spectator) Pass: This pass will cover entry to watch the competition and participate in all of the social dancing on Saturday night the 28th. This pass is valid from 5:00PM – 2:00AM.

  • $25.00 – Social Pass: This pass covers entry in to all of the social dancing (in both rooms) on Saturday night. It’s valid from 8:30PM – 2:00AM.

Competitions

All competitors must have an event pass to compete! Competitions will be available in Hustle, Salsa & West Coast Swing dance styles.  We are excited to feature traditional  and new exciting Jack & Jill competitions.

  • Pro-Am competitive events

  • Strictly Hustle events

  • Traditional Jack & Jill Events

  • Showcase & Exhibition

  • New Bird-Box, Roulette & One Armed Jack & Jill Hustle Events

Competition Results

Rules & Regulations

General rules for competitions.

  • All competitors must have an event pass to compete in any and all dance competitions. Competitors must also pay for entries into all competitions. The only exclusions are for activities or competitions during the late night social dancing.

  • Competitors must sign a waiver acknowledging their compliance to the rules for this event.

  • Contest deadlines for entering all competitions is at 2:00PM on Saturday, Sept 28th.

  • During competitions, competitors must wear their bib numbers that will be assigned to them at the time of check in.

  • Good Sportsmanship is expected and must be exhibited at all times (Keep it 100)!

  • All competitors must be ready to compete 15 minutes before their expected heat for any competitions.

  • Costumes are preferred and recommended for Pro-Am, Am-Am and Showcase competitive divisions. Costumes are not required for Jack & Jill divisions. Please do dress appropriately for Jack & Jill divisions. Remember you are being judged.

Dance level guidelines for competitions.

  • Novice Dancers- This division is intended for beginner and newcomer dancers with 1 to 2 years of dance experience. Competitors are expected to demonstrate solid basics. 

  • Intermediate Dancers- This division is intended for dancers with 2 or more years of dance experience. This is the most common level of dancing seen at most socials or parties. 

  • Advanced Dancers- This division is for dancers that have extensive knowledge of patterns, technique, musicality, and four or more years of dance experience. This dancer should be able to handle more complex patterns and syncopated footwork. 

  • Masters Division- This is an open skill level dance division for dancers over the age of 55.

  • Open Division- This division is for dancers of all levels, excluding professionals.

Rules for Pro-Am Competitions.

  • A Professional at the LA Hustle Congress, is defined as Professional dance instructor who specializes in teaching Hustle, Salsa or Swing for monetary gain; a reputable dance instructor known for teaching professionally throughout their respective dance community, and considers dance to be a primary or secondary means of income. An apprentice or assistant is not considered a Professional at the LA Hustle Congress.

  • An Amateur at the LA Hustle Congress, is defined as a dancer who considers dance to be their social or recreational hobby. A dancer that does not fall under the definition listed above for professionals.

  • A couples is defined as one leader and one follower. There are no gender restrictions at the LA Hustle Congress.

  • Amateurs are allowed to compete in two Pro-Am divisions only, per dance. Amateurs are allowed to compete at their skill level, and or one level above or masters division. Pros are only allowed to dance with 2 students max, at the same skill level, per dance.

  • Pro-Am skill levels should be determined by the Professional for their competitive Amateurs.

  •  No lifts or aerials allowed. When competing, each dancer must have at least one foot on the floor at all times with the exception of an unassisted jump, skip, or hop. Couples must maintain physical contact with one another except for certain, spins, turns, break-a-aways, common visually lead patterns, and recoveries.

Rules for Am-Am Competitions.

  • An Amateur at the LA Hustle Congress, is defined as a dancer who considers dance to be their social or recreational hobby. A dancer that does not fall under the definition listed above for professionals.

  • Amateur competitive couples must consist of one leader and one follower, with no restrictions on gender.

  • Amateurs competitive couples are to use their own personal assessment, or that of a professional, to discern their skill level for competition.

  • Bib numbers are to be worn by the Leader and not the follower.

  • No lifts or aerials allowed. When competing, each dancer must have at least one foot on the floor at all times with the exception of an unassisted jump, skip, or hop. Couples must maintain physical contact with one another except for certain, spins, turns, break-a-aways, common visually lead patterns, and recoveries.

Rules for Jack & Jill Competitions.

  • Traditional Jack & Jill competitions (Nov, Int, & Adv) are sanctioned by the Hustle Dance Tour (HDT). These divisions are eligible for earning points rewarded by HDT. Competitors are only allowed to compete once at their own level. If you are unsure of what level to compete in, consult a professional for their discernment. For competitors competing in intermediate or advanced, please make sure you have enough points to compete at that level or have been approved by a professional. For more information about HDT, their rules, and guidelines, please visit HustleDanceTour.com.

  • Masters Jack & Jill: This is an open Jack & Jill division (amateurs only) for competitors over the age of 55.

  • Bird Box Jack & Jill: This is an exciting new Jack & Jill event that is open to professional and amateurs. In Bird Box Jack & Jill, leaders can see and followers can’t see. Followers will be blind folded for the entire heat. Partner changes can happen during a heat. Judges are looking for the best leader and follower. Let the fun begin!

  • Roulette Jack & Jill: This is an exciting new Jack & Jill event that is open to professionals and amateurs. Roulette Jack & Jill is similar to traditional jack & Jill until the role change siren is played. Once the siren is played, leaders must now follow and follower must now lead. This can happen multiple times within a heat. Let the good times roll!

  • One Armed Jack & Jill: This is an exciting new Jack & Jill event that is open to professionals and amateurs. In One Armed Jack & Jill, Leader must choose one hand to lead with before a heat starts. Once the music starts, Leaders must lead with that one hand for the whole heat. The follower is able to use both hands to follow.

  • Open Salsa and WC Swing Jack & Jill divisions: These Jack & Jill divisions are open to amateurs only (no professionals) for Salsa & Swing only.

Rules for Showcase, Solo Exhibitions and Team Competitions.

  • Pro- Am Showcase Division: This division is for Pro-am couples only.  Routines must be choreographed and consist of a minimum of 50% Hustle, Salsa or Swing. Music is supplied by the competitor. Costumes are highly recommended. Routines shall be no longer than three minutes and a minimum of two minutes.

  • Open Solo routine: This division is open to professionals and amateurs. No restriction on dance composition. Routines shall be no longer than three minutes and a minimum of two minutes.

  • Team Competitions: This division consists of teams of 3 or more dancers comprised of any combination of gender and/or skill level.  They will be judged as a group.  A minimum number of 3 entries are required to run a division for full prize money to be awarded. Two or less the division will be cancelled and entry fees refunded. 

    Routines must be choreographed and consist of a minimum of 50% Hustle, Salsa or Swing. Music is supplied by the competitor. Costumes are highly recommended. Routines shall be no longer than three minutes and a minimum of two minutes.