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.

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.

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 Beginner Strictly Lindy or Open Strictly Lindy in my non-dominant role?
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 be an equivalent fit for that level. Whilst it is not expressly prohibited, it often creates as uneven playing field.

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.

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.

I’m not an Australian citizen or resident – can I still enter?
Yes, absolutely! Please do!

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 your showcase partner. If you select multiple teams or multiple showcases, each will appear as an “additional item” in your registration, but you will only be charged once per event.