NJC 2013Lindy hoppers and Balboa dancers  swing on down to Camp Hollywood this weekend. Now in its 16th year, the weekend begins with a pre-event visit to Pasadena’s LindyGroove on Thursday and then moves to LAX Marriott in Los Angeles for international dance instructors, live music and the National Jitterbug Championships.

Classes in Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa and various swing line dances are offered at all levels, beginner to advanced. There will be live music jams all over the hotel and other types of “spontaneous shenanigans.”

Classes run from 10 .m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Dance contests to watch or participate in are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. From 9 p.m. to 1 .m., live bands will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and if you still want to jump and jive, the DJs will spin the tuns from there.

Contest Schedule:

Friday, August 30th:

  • 9:45 PM – Shag Division
  • 11:00 PM – Open Balboa division

Saturday, August 31st:

  • 4:00 – 4:30Open Lindy Prelims
  • 4:30 – 5:30 – Am Lindy Prelims
  • 5:30 – 6:00 – Am Balboa Prelims
  • 6:00 – 6:30 – Am Classic Lindy Prelims
  • 9:45 PMTeam Division
  • 11:00 PM – Open Lindy Final

Sunday, September 1st:

  • 4:00 – 4:30 – Adv Jack and Jill Prelims
  • 4:30 – 5:00 – Open Classic Prelims
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – Am Jack and Jill Prelims
  • 6:00 – 7:00 – Showcase
  • 9:45 PM – Open Classic Final
  • 11:00 PM – Am Lindy Final

Monday, September 2nd:

  • 4:00 – 4:30 – Am Classic Finals
  • 4:30 – 5:00 – Am Bal Finals
  • 5:00 – 5:30 – Am Jack and Jill Finals   
  • 5:30 – 6:00 – Advanced Jack and Jill Finals
  • 6:30 – Awards / Camp Hollywood Hall of Fame / presentation to 2012 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame winners
  • Intergenerational – sign ups @ 8:30, contest at 9:45
  • 6:30 – Awards / Camp Hollywood Hall of Fame / presentation to 2012 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame winners

WEEKEND PASS RATES

Complete weekend package is $215 and includes entrance to all classes, dances & competitions (separate competition fees may apply for those who want to participate in a dance contest).

$100 – Junior’s rate – full weekend pass rate for those under 18 as of 8/30/13.  No rate increase.

$165 – International (+ Hawaii & Alaska) rate – Complete weekend package, includes entrance to all classes, dances & competitions (separate competition fees may apply for those who want to participate in a dance contest). This pass is for those flying in from another country or Hawaii or Alaska to attend Camp Hollywood. $175 at the door.

$125 – Competitor Pass – includes entrance to all dances & competitions but not classes.  You must sign up for at least one contest when you purchase your pass. Pass will not be available at the door, so the cut off is 12:01 AM August 30th, 2013. Cash prizes for first through third and categories include: showcase, team, open Lindy, open classic Lindy, Amateur classic Lindy, Advanced Jack and Jill, Open Balboa, Amateur Balboa, Shag, Amateur Lindy, Amateur Jack and Jill.

$115 – Party Pass – don’t want to take classes, don’t want to compete, but want to hang out and have fun all weekend?  This new pass is the one for you!  Now instead of buying your $90 “all nights” pass and $35 “all days” pass at the door, register in advance and get one wristband for both, no muss, no fuss, no price increase.

Refund policy: No refunds offered after July 31st, 2013.  Passes can be refunded prior to August 1st subject to a $25 fee per pass refunded.  You may also transfer your pass to someone else (be sure to notify us so we can change the name on the door list) OR keep your pass for 2014 with no fees involved.  Contest fees can be refunded up until August 29th – once the event is underway we will be unable to refund contest fees.

EVENING DANCES

Friday, August 30th – Welcome to Camp Hollywood!  Tonight check in begins at 7 PM, then join us in the ballroom for Jonathan Stout and his Rhythm Busters, starting at 9 PM.  Tonight’s 1930’s theme is The Age of Flight – dress as your favorite daring young man or woman who first took to the skies during this exciting era! Meet your instructors, fellow campers, and potential dance partners!  Thrill to the fast feet of the NJC Open Balboa and Shag divisions! Band plays 9 PM – midnight, after hours DJ dancing until? – $30 night ticket

Saturday, August 31st – Tonight let’s go down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland Night! Don’t be late for a very important date with The Jonathan Stout Orchestra! Enjoy the NJC Team division and Open Lindy finals. Band plays 9 PM – midnight, after hours DJ dancing until? – $35 night ticket. After hours live music from 1-3 AM with The Hi Fi Honeydrops!

Sunday, September 1st – Tonight get your skinny ties and cocktail shakers ready to celebrate the best vintage era TV drama, Mad Men, while dancing to our very special musical guest from Seattle, Casey MacGill!! Tonight we also feature the Open Classic Lindy and Am Lindy finals. Band plays 9 PM – midnight, after hours dancing until? – $25 night ticket.  After hours live music from 1-3 AM with Falty & The Camp Hollywood Quartet!

Monday, September 2nd – It’s closing night of Camp Hollywood – tonight we’re delighted to welcome Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys! Get in those final dances, get that girl’s phone number, visit your vendors for some last chance dance shoes and souvenirs, and cheer on the Intergenerational Jitterbug Contest. Band plays 9 PM – midnight, after hours dancing until? – $20 night ticket

*You can purchase each of these tickets starting at 8:30 the night of the dance at the door; these tickets not available in advance. 

Save $20 by buying all four nights for $90 on Friday night!*

DAYTIME CONTEST SPECTATING TICKETS

Saturday, August 31st – If you would like to view the Open Lindy prelim, Amateur Lindy prelim, Am Balboa prelim, and Am Classic prelim, this is the ticket for you.  Contests run 4:00 – 7:00 PM, cost $15.

Sunday, September 1st – If you would like to view the Amateur Jack and Jill prelim, Advanced Jack and Jill prelim, Open Classic plreim, and Showcase, this is the ticket for you.  Contests run 4:00 – 7:00 PM, cost $15.

Monday, September 2nd – If you would like to view the Amateur Jack and Jill final, Advanced Jack and Jill final, Am Classic final, Am Balboa final, and Awards ceremony, this is the ticket for you.  Contests run 4:00 – 7:00 PM, cost $10.

*You can purchase each of these tickets starting at 3:30 the day of the contest at the door; these tickets not available in advance.  Save $5 by buying all four days for $35 on Friday afternoon!*

*To view the Open Balboa, Am Lindy finals, Shag finals, Team division, Open Classic finals and Open Lindy finals, see the night dance tickets above*

Los Angeles Airport Marriott is located at 5855 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. They offer a free airport shuttle every ten minutes to and from LAX so there’s no need to rent a car!

Camp Hollywood has a reduced parking rate for each day of $8.

To get this rate: During peak hours, you will be directed to an attendant who will take the $8 cash up front and then direct you to our parking area. If you miss the attendant and park in an area that requires a ticket, on your way out go to the valet booth with your ticket, ask to pay the Camp Hollywood rate, and upon payment you will be given a chaser ticket so you can get out of the ticketed area without being charged the full rate. If there are any problems with this system please see the valet booth for any applicable refunds.

If you are a guest of the hotel, you can use your room key to get in and out of the parking lot each day and will only be charged $8 per day on your final bill. If you are not staying at the hotel, you will be charged $8 every time you park.

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