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Dress Code for Competitions – Dressy Casual

Palm Springs New Year’s strives to be a classy affair, so it really delights us when our competitors look the part. At a bare minimum, we ask competitors to avoid T-shirts, ripped jeans, hoodies, muscle shirts, or shorts, and ladies – please be mindful of the short tops/bra shots . . . we’re already impressed with your ah-mazing dancing; no need to dazzle us beyond that.  馃檪  

*A big shout-out to our Hustle and Rising Star competitors for bringing beautiful style and costuming to the floor! You always present so well! 



WSDC Jack & Jill

      All Star

WCS Age Division Jack & Jill

      Master 50+ 

*Level 1 = Novice, Intermediate
*Level 2 = Advanced +

      Sophisticated 35+

HDT Hustle Jack & Jill



All American Jack & Jill


Rising Star


Strictly WC Swing

      Sophisticated / Master
      Champion / All Star 

PRO-AMS West Coast Swing & Hustle

NOTE: Competing as both Leader and Follower is 
allowed in Pro-Ams. Contact your pro’s today!

      Master – Hustle Only



To compete in our Champion Strictly Swing division, one partner must be qualified to dance in All Star or Champion divisions.


Discount Pass

Champions and All Stars receive a discount off the Full Event Pass when they dance in [both] the All Star and All American competitions at THIS Event. Please purchase the “All Star Full Event Pass – Open Seating” AND register for both competitions at the same time to qualify for the discount.


Rising Stars

For your convenience, you can email your performance music to Chief DJ, Shawn Jessup at with Subject: Palm Springs Rising Star Performance Music. Please include your name and contact information in case he has any questions.


Dance Team Performances

Calling all JT, Hustle and Other dance teams! If your team is interested in performing at the Event, kindly contact Jay Byam at, Subject: Dance Team Performance at Palm Springs New Year’s as soon as possible. We would love to have you perform, but act fast because the Schedule is tight.  馃檪


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