FAQ

What is Lindy Royale?
Lindy Royale is Melbourne, Australia’s newest swing dancing competition and social dancing weekend.

Is this the new AJC?
This event has effectively replaced AJC, but is a new event with a new format.

Why is this event over multiple days?
This gives more time for social dancing and allows competitors a clearer focus by having the teams and showcases categories on a separate day.

What happened to Fast Foot?
Fast foot has been effectively replaced by the Lindy Royale. If you’re looking to throw aerials, this is the place to do it.

Do I have to throw aerials in the Lindy Royale?
No, of course not – there’s more to incredible swing dancing than just aerials.

What happened to Blues?
We love Blues and all that it brings to our swing community. Unfortunately we’re not able to run a blues comp this year due to some logistical constraints. We are open to running a Blues comp again in the future. However we would love to see Blues represented in the Teams and Showcase divisions.

Do I have to buy a pass if I don’t want to compete?
All social dancers and competitors require a pass. Competitors pay for each category they compete in, capped at 4 categories. Non-dancing spectators can purchase a spectator-only pass.

Will tickets be available at the door?
Single day passes and spectator tickets will be available at the door (unless sold out). All competitors must register online in advance. Registrations close on Friday 9th August.

Can I enter multiple Lindy categories?
You should only enter ONE of the Open Strictly Lindy or the Lindy Royale. Competitors eligible for Beginner Strictly Lindy are also eligible for Open Strictly Lindy or the Lindy Royale.

Can I enter both Mix & Match categories?
No, you should only enter one of the Mix & Match categories. Please see the event descriptions on the Competition Categories page for guidance about the appropriate category for you.

Can I enter the Open Strictly Lindy or Open Mix & Match in my non-dominant role?
Yes, but please consider if it would be appropriate to compete in a lower level in your non-dominant role. Leading and following skills are only one aspect of dance – other skills like musicality, stage-presence, etc may not always be an equivalent fit for that level.

Can I enter the Beginner Lindy in my non-dominant role?
The Beginner Lindy category is only for people who started swing dancing on or after January 1st 2018. This category may only be entered once. If you have entered in a previous year you are no longer eligible, regardless of which role you have previously competed in. If you began learning your non-dominant role after this date but commenced swing dancing before this date you are not eligible.

I’m a teacher or troupe member – can I enter the Open Mix & Match?
Yes, there are no specific restrictions – anyone who feels they are not suited for the Advanced Mix & Match may enter the Open Mix & Match. We would encourage anyone who has previously placed (first, second or third place) in a Mix & Match, Jack & Jill or Merry-Go-Round competition to enter the Advanced Mix & Match.

A category I wanted to enter is sold out – is there a waiting list?
Yes, you can email info@lindyroyale.com.au to be added to the waiting list. If any places become available within sufficient notice of the event date, they will be released in the order of the waiting list.

My grandma wants to come to watch me dance. Are there going to be spectator tickets?
Yes, there will be a spectator-only ticket for family and friends who are not competing or social dancing available on line in advance or at the door (unless sold out).

If I’m in the Teams division, do I need to pay the competitor fee?
Yes, each member of your team needs register and pay individually.

Can I be involved in more than one Showcase, or more than one Team?
Yes. Note, when registering, you will be asked to nominate how many individual teams or showcase routines you’ll be dancing, and the names of each team (or the names of your team mates) or your showcase partner. If you select multiple teams or multiple showcases, each will appear as an “additional item” in your registration.

If I’m in 2 teams (or 2 showcases), does this count as 1 category or 2?
This counts as 2 categories.

Do you need volunteers at the event?
If you’re interested in getting a little cash back on your pass in exchange for helping out please email info@lindyroyale.com.au. If you’re planning to compete as well as volunteer, please go ahead and register for your competition categories asap to avoid missing out.