Camp Hollywood XX will take place September 1st - 4th, 2017 at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles, CA

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Registration opens Feb 1st, 2017
Camp Hollywood is one of the largest and longest running swing dance camps in the world.  Now in its 20th year, we're proud to offer the finest selection of international dance instructors, live music and competitors which provide a fun-filled long weekend with something for everyone!  We offer classes in Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa, and various swing line dances in levels from Beginner to Advanced, dance contests for all levels, afterhours dancing, live music jams all over the hotel, and lots of spontaneous shenanigans!The Camp has a three-tiered daily structure, with classes running from daytime on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (Labor Day), followed by dance contests you can either participate in or spectate from 3 PM - 7 PM on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and live bands Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 PM to about 1 AM, with afterhours DJ'd dancing until the wee hours.   Go To Full Site
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Schedule

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE FOR 2017 - CHECK BACK OFTEN AS NEW COOL STUFF IS ADDED!

How the class levels work this year: the Beginner Track is progressive, so if you want to optimize your experience in this track we recommend sticking with it throughout the weekend.

**All classes are Lindy Hop unless otherwise indicated**

You don't have to choose a level or sign up for classes, just go to the ones you want, when you want. 

The Advanced Plus Track is *partners only* to allow for more advanced material with no rotating.  We suggest only those dancers with a good fitness level and advanced dancing skills (and a partner) take these classes as the material will have a high level of difficulty and move quickly.

The Follows track is open to all to drop in when you want. You can exclusively take this track, or mix and match with the partnered classes. Just know that these classes will focus on non-partnered, follow-centric material.

**This year we're delighted to offer for the first time our Music Track, for budding musicians and music fans alike - check out complete info on the Music Track here**

Friday, September 1st 

No classes today - check in begins at 8:00 PM at our registration table in front of the Marquis Ballroom.

9:00 PM - Mora's Modern Rhythmists

10:00 PM - Open Teams

12:30 AM - Solo Teams

1:00 AM - ? DJd dancing until?

Saturday, September 2nd

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Yoga with Giselle

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Beginners' Track - Mike & Casey - Lindy I

Intermediate Track - Chris & Beth - Style & Grace the Jitterbug Way (Balboa)

Advanced Track - David & Kim - Redirection Connection

Advanced Plus Track - Mikey & Nikki - Tricks of the Trade

Bonus Track - Mike & Irina - Shag (Advanced)

Follows' Track - Giselle - Call & Response

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Beginners' Track - David & Kim - Lindy II

Intermediate Track - Erik & Sylvia - Hollywood Style Classics

Advanced Track - Kenny & Delilah - Beginning Air Steps

Advanced Plus Track - Mikey & Nina - Slide of Hand and Redirection

Bonus Track - Mike & Tise - Shag (Intermediate)

Follows' Track - Jo - How to Be a Top Level Competitor

Music Track - John & Giselle - Music and Dance As One

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Lunch break

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Beginners' Track - Mike & Casey - Beginners' Guide to Dancing With the Music

Intermediate Track - Chris & Beth - Unlock Your Musicality

Advanced Track - Erik & Sylvia - Advanced Hollywood Style Classics

Advanced Plus Track - Mike & Irina - Shag

Bonus Track - Todd & Nikki - Teachers' Choice (Advanced)

Follows' Track - Adam - MGM Solo Jazz

Music Track -John & Giselle - Jazz Genres for Dancers

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Beginners' Track - Mike & Tise - Beginning Shag

Intermediate Track - 1940's Hollywood Style with Lindy Hop legend Jean Veloz, with Rusty Frank and Adam Brozowski

Advanced Track - Nick & Sylvia - Maxie's Stop Variations (Balboa)

Advanced Plus Track - Kevin & Jo - How to Strictly

Bonus Track - David & Kim - Tandem Charleston (Intermediate)

Follows' Track - Nikki - Swivels

Music Track - John - Showcasing with Live Music

3:00 - 3:30 - Open Lindy Prelims

3:30 - 4:00 - Shag Prelims

4:00 - 4:30 - Open Balboa Prelims

4:30 - 5:00 - Am Lindy Prelims

5:00 - 5:30 - Am Balboa Prelims

5:30 - 6:00 - Am Classic Lindy Prelims

6:00 - 7:00 - Student Teams

9:00 PM - The Jonathan Stout Orchestra

9:45 PM - Shag Final

11:00 PM - Open Balboa Final

1:00 AM - 3:00 AM - Afterhours band The Grand Slam Sextet

3:00 AM - ? - DJd dancing

Sunday, September 3rd

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Beginners' Track - Todd & Nikki - Turns

Intermediate Track - David & Kim - Gimme Some Sugar

Advanced Track - Kevin & Jo - It's All About the Motion

Advanced Plus Track - Kenny & Delilah - Dancing Into Air

Bonus Track - Mikey & Nina - Rhythm & Footwork (Advanced)

Follows' Track - Giselle - Girl Jam History

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Beginners' Track - Kevin & Jo - Connecting the Transitions

Intermediate Track - Todd & Nina - Lead & Follow Techniques

Advanced Track - Mikey & Nikki - Stretch Armstrong

Advanced Plus Track - Kenny & Delilah - Hard Air Combos

Bonus Track - David & Kim - From the Lab of David & Kim (Intermediate)

Follows' Track - Giselle - Jazz Steppin' & Tappin'

Music Track - Michael G - Identifying Musical Legends

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Lunch break

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Beginners' Track - Nick & Sylvia - Begninng Balboa

Intermediate Track - David & Kim - Letting it all Hang Out

Advanced Track - Mike & Casey - The Best Things Come in 3s

Advanced Plus Track - Mikey & Nikki - Creativity

Bonus Track - Kevin & Jo - Spinning & Turning (Advanced)

Follows' Track - Giselle - Body Expression

Music Track -Michael G - Jamming Standards and Taking Solos

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Beginners' Track - Mikey & Nina - Classic Moves

Intermediate Track -Mike & Casey - Thing I Learned From Camp Hollywood '98

Advanced Track - Nick & Sylvia - Dean & Jewel Moves

Advanced Plus Track - Todd & Nikki - Dallas Forth Worth Swingout

Bonus Track - Kevin & Jo - Swing Out Variations (Intermediate)

Follows' Track - Giselle - Vintage Jazz

Music Track - Michael G - Idiomatic Riffs and Backgrounds

3:00 - 4:00 - Adv Mix & Match Prelims

4:00 - 5:00 - Am Mix & Match Prelims

5:00 - 5:30 - Open Classic Prelims

5:30 - 6:00 - Amateur Showcase

6:00 - 7:00 - Open Showcase

9:00 PM - The Jonathan Stout Orchestra

9:45 PM - Am Lindy Final

11:00 PM - Open Lindy Final

1:00 AM - 3:00 AM - Falty & the Defects

3:00 AM - ?  - DJd dancing

Monday, September 4th

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Beginners' Track - Kevin & Jo - 6 ct vs. 8 ct

Intermediate Track - Min & Stefanie - Black Bottom

Advanced Track - Mike & Casey - Swing Out Intensive

Advanced Plus Track - Nick & Sylvia - Modern Marvels (Balboa)

Bonus Track - Todd & Nina - Jig Kicks (Intermediate)

Follows' Track - Nikki - Burlesque

Music Track -Michael G - Active Listening

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Beginners' Track - Nick & Sylvia - Flowmentum

Intermediate Track - Min & Stefanie - 20s Charleston with the Breakaway

Advanced Track - David & Kim - Classic Moves from a New Perspective

Advanced Plus Track - Kenny & Delilah - Back Flip Extravaganza

Bonus Track - Mike & Casey - Rhythms (Advanced)

Follows' Track - Jo - Big Apple of Inspiration

Music Track - Michael G - Music Literacy & Q&A

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Beginners' Track - Todd & Nina - Fundamental Focus

Intermediate Track - Nick & Sylvia - Dean's Flying Lindy

Music Track - Jonathan's College of Musical Knowledge

Advanced Plus Track - Kevin & Jo - Other Side

Bonus Track - Mike & Casey - Turning in all the Wrong Places (Advanced)

Follows' Track - Giselle - Chorus Line

12:30 - 3:30 - Join us for our Camp-wide pool party and 20 year celebration featuring Dave Stuckey and The Three Castaways!

All of today's contest finals feature live music by Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five

4:00 - 4:30 - Am Classic Finals

4:30 - 5:00 - Am Bal Finals

5:00 - 5:30 - Open Classic Finals

5:30 - 6:00 - Am Mix & Match Finals  

6:00 - 6:30 - Advanced Mix & Match Finals

7:00 - Camp Hollywood Hall of Fame followed by Awards

8:30 PM - signs ups for Camp Hollywood Jitterbug Contest at front desk

During dance: 9:45 PM Camp Hollywood Jitterbug Contest

9:00 PM - Michael Gamble & his Rhythm Serenaders

1:00 AM - ? - DJd dancing

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2017 NATIONAL JITTERBUG CHAMPIONSHIPS DIVISIONS

"where it's not winning or losing, but who places above you that counts"

*You must be a full weekend or party pass holder to compete in all contests except the Camp Hollywood Jitterbug contest - see info about the Jitterbug contest at the bottom of this page*

Although this is technically a Lindy (Shag, and Balboa) competition, the main focus of this event is the concept of "jitterbug" - the idea is to have fun, dance to the music, work with your partner, and capture the joy of swing music and swing dancing that we all experience. We'll make no distinctions as to what is or is not "lindyhop" – as long as you have the spirit of the jitterbug, this contest is for you!  We use the "Relative Placement" system of tabulating scores.  To view a comprehensive explanation of this system, visit this link - http://www.swingdancecouncil.com/library/relativeplacement.htm

Your NJC Master of Ceremonies is Tim "Wolfman" Wollman

Your NJC Head Judge is Tise Chao

Your NJC tabulator is Bill Butler

NJC division rules & formats:

* please note these are preliminary formats & music tempos for the following contests - be sure to check back in as these may change.*

*our new Open divisions are to allow for more flexibility for Pros and Ams to dance together and keep the Amateur divisions truly Amateur.  We only ask that you be in only one of the same type of division - as in, you can be an amateur that dances in the Open Lindy, but you can't also be in the Am Lindy (but you can be in the Open or Am Classic Lindy). However if you are a Pro we ask that you stick with Open divisions*

Open Showcase - this division is open to Pro couples, Amateur couples, or Pro/Am couples to perform a routine to their own music, song length to be between 2 and 3 1/2 minutes.  Dance order to be determined by random computer draw.  Limited to 15 couples, but additional couples may be added at the discretion of the Head Judge.

Amateur Showcase -this division is open to Amateur couples only to perform a routine to their own music, song length to be between 2 and 3 1/2 minutes. Dance order to be determined by random computer draw.  Limited to 15 couples, but additional couples may be added at the discretion of the Head Judge.

Open Team - minimum of three couples to perform a routine to their own music, song length to be between 2 and 4 1/2 minutes. Open Teams may comprise any combination of pro and amateur dancers. For 2017 we ask that teams pay one flat fee per team of $150 and submit a roster of dancers for the team by 8/30/17. Open Team division is limited to 12 teams but more may be added at the discretion of the Head Judge.

Student Team - minimum of three couples to perform a routine to their own music, song length to be between 2 and 4 1/2 minutes. Student Teams may consist of no more than four "pro" competitors within the group (teachers, top placing competitors, etc). This division is for dance instructors or studios to compile teams of their students but can also include all-amateur teams, junior teams, etc not connected to a studio or set of instructors. For 2017 we ask that teams pay one flat fee per team of $150 and submit a roster of dancers for the team by 8/30/17. Student Team division is limited to 12 teams but more may be added at the discretion of the Head Judge.

Solo Team - minimum of three dancers to perform a routine to their own music, song length to be between 2 and 4 1/2 minutes. Solo Team may be comprised of any combination of pro and amateur dancers. Some partnered content is allowed but the majority of the choreography must be solo. If you prefer to do a partner dance team routine, please see the Open or Student Team definitions above. For 2017 we ask that Solo Teams pay one flat fee per team of $75 and submit a roster of dancers for the team by 8/30/17. Solo Team division is limited to 12 teams but more may be added at the discretion of the Head Judge.

Showcase and Team competitors! For ease of performance, please send your song via email to Kyle at djkylesmith@gmail.com up until Thurs 8/31, otherwise it must be submitted to Kyle Smith via CD/thumbdrive up to 2 hours before the competition; any time after that it must be on CD. Thanks for your cooperation!

Open Balboa - this division is open to Pro couples, Amateur couples, or Pro/Am couples. For prelims, dancers to dance in groups to two 1 1/2 minute songs, first song about 210 bpm, second about 235 bpm. Finals to start with a short warm up song at about 220 BPM, followed by a phrase battle with one couple out at a time for 16 8 counts, twice (tempo 240). Bal-swing or pure Balboa permitted.  Dancers in this division may not also participate in the Am Balboa division.

Amateur Balboa - this division is open to Amateur couples only. For prelims, dancers to dance in groups to two 1 1/2 minute songs, first song about 195 bpm, second about 220 bpm.  Finals to start with a short warm up song at about 210 BPM, followed by a phrase battle with two couples out at a time for 16 8 counts, twice (tempo 220). Bal-swing or pure Balboa permitted. Dancers in this division may not also participate in the Open Balboa division.

Shag - this division is for collegiate shag or double rhythm shag. For prelims, dancers to dance in groups to two 1 1/2 minute songs, first song about 205 bpm, second about 230 bpm. Finals to start with a short warm up song (tempo around 210), then 2 couples out at a time for 16 8 counts, twice, tempo 240 with a possible final song after the phrase battle.

Amateur Lindy - Dancers to dance in group heats to three songs for 1 1/2 minutes each, slow to fast. We pick the music, you pick the moves. Finals will consist of a warm up dance followed by a "phrase battle" to live music where couples will enter the circle for 8 eight counts twice to show off their stuff, followed by an allskate if there's any song left.  Prelim tempos 130/185/205, final tempo 220.  Dancers in this division may not also participate in the Open Lindy division.

Open Lindy - This division is open to Pro couples, Amateur couples, or Pro/Am couples. We pick the music, you pick the moves. Dancers to dance in group heats to three songs for 1 1/2 minutes each, slow to fast. Finals will consist of a warm up dance followed by a "phrase battle" to one looped song where couples will enter the circle for 12 or 8 eight counts twice (this year we'll decide the number of eight counts on the fly just to keep you on your toes) to show off their stuff, followed by an allskate if there's any song left. Prelim tempos 160/190/220, final tempo 240.  Dancers in this division may not also participate in the Am Lindy division. 

Open Classic Lindy - this division is open to Pro couples, Amateur couples, or Pro/Am couples.  This is a "just dance" division intended to focus on musicality & style rather than flash.  Dancers will dance in group heats to slow to mid tempo music in prelims (prelim tempos 130/155).  Finals will consist of a warm up dance followed by a "phrase battle" to live music (160 bpm) where couples will enter the circle for 8 eight counts twice to show off their stuff, followed by an allskate if there's any song left.  Dancers in this division may not also participate in the Am Classic Lindy division.

Am Classic Lindy - This is a "just dance" division open to Am dancers intended to focus on musicality & style rather than flash.  Dancers will dance in group heats to slow to mid tempo music in prelims (prelim tempos 130/155).  Finals will consist of a warm up dance followed by a "phrase battle" to live music (160 bpm) where couples will enter the circle for 8 eight counts twice to show off their stuff, followed by an allskate if there's any song left.  Dancers in this division may not also participate in the Open Classic Lindy division.

Amateur Mix & Match - As invented by swing dance legend Jack Carey, in this contest dancers rotate to partners randomly drawn - partners will rotate four times in four heats of about 24 dancers, song length about 1 minute. This contest does not require a partner and is for dancers with little or no contest experience. Aerials not permitted but minor drops, lifts, slides etc OK.  Finals will consist of 3-5 rotations of one heat of music of varying tempos and lengths.  You will be judged as individuals, not as couples. Open to 60 leads and 60 follows.

Advanced Mix & Match - For advanced dancers who are experienced competitors.  As invented by swing dance legend Jack Carey, in this contest dancers rotate to partners randomly drawn in four heats to four 1 minute songs.  Finals will consist of 3-5 rotations of one heat of music of varying tempos and lengths including a phrase battle style dance where each couple gets one 8 eight section; you will be judged as individuals, not as couples.  Open to 60 leads and 60 follows.

If you are on a waiting list for a contest - Be present in the room as the contest starts.  If a couple is not there to dance in their slot, you're up!  Be ready to compete, and have your contest fee for us!

Although we recommend you sign up for contests in advance (in particular, the Amateur Classic Lindy and Mix & Match, which always fill up about a month before the event), you may still sign up, change, or drop contests in front of the ballroom from 12:00-2:00 Saturday and 12:00 - 2:00 Sunday. Please note the cut off time of 2:00 PM - we will not be able to add any contestants after this time.

    * Each division limited to 40 couples; exceptions are Mix & Matches to 60 leads & 60 follows, Amateur Showcase and Open Showcase limited to 15 couples, but additional couples may be added at the discretion of the Head Judge. Teams are limited to 12 teams.

    * Fees are $40 per couple for couples contests, $20 per individual for Mix & Matches and Open and Student Team is a flat fee of $150. Solo Team fee is $75.

    * All contests are "anything goes" - lifts, drops, aerials permitted, except in Amateur Mix & Match.

    * We reserve the right to cancel any contest that does not have at least five couples as of the day of the event.

    * Please note formats of all contests subject to change without notice, as determined by number of competitors.

    * Costumes are encouraged and appreciated!

    * We may promote some Pro couples to the finals of the Open Lindy or Classic divisions at the organizer's discretion

Cash prizes: (1st-3rd also receive trophies, 4th & 5th place medals - cash prizes broken down 1st-3rd place):

Open Showcase - $1000

Amateur Showcase - $500

Open Team - $1000

Student Team - $1000

Solo Team - $500

Open Lindy - $500

Open Classic Lindy - $400

Am Classic Lindy - $300

Advanced Mix & Match - $300

Open Balboa - $300

Am Balboa - $300

Shag - $300

Amateur Lindy - $400

Amateur Mix & Match - $200

Don't forget to go for the Golden Budgie - our Rock the House Award for exceptional performance, given to couples, groups or individuals who exemplify the Spirit of the Jitterbug!  Previous winners - AJ Howard & Jennifer Runyan (CA, 2016), Kenny Nelson & Delilah Williams (CO, 2015),  James Bennett (CA, 2014),  Amy Denissen (CA, 2013), Soochan Lee & Hyunjung Choi (Korea, 2012), Morgan Day & Emily Wigger (CA, 2011), Tip West & Mike Mizgalski (CA, 2010), David Frutos & Kim Clever (CA, 2009), Nick Peterson (NV, 2008), Filippo Bucomino & Titty Sperzagni (Italy, 2007), Joanne Harrold (CA, 2006), Ben Yau & Sheri Kang (CA, 2005), Ben Morris (CA, 2004), Narusi Oki & Naoko Terada (Japan, 2003), Dabney Hopkins and Tracie Jones (AZ, 2002).  Make yours the next name on this list!

Pro and Am definitions:

An Amateur is defined as someone who does not regularly teach dance and has not placed 1st in any major three day swing dance weekend contest (ie, US Open, ILHC, Camp Jitterbug, etc). If you competed as an Amateur in any previous NJC and placed 1st, you must now move on to the Open or Advanced division - if you have placed 2nd or 3rd in any major weekend contest or previous NJC, you MAY opt to move up to the Open or Advanced division but can continue to compete as an amateur if you prefer.

A Pro is defined as someone who has placed 1st in any of the above 3 day swing weekends, 1st in any Pro or Amateur Lindy NJC divisions, and/or is a regular dance instructor.  You may consider yourself a Pro if you have placed top 3 in any of the above mentioned contests; you MUST compete as a Pro if you have placed 1st.

With regards to the Mix & Match contests - if you have won the Amateur Mix & Match but not placed in any other contest, you are not required to then be a Pro in all other divisions although you must move up to the Advanced Mix & Match.  If you have won or placed in previous Pro/Ams, you are not required to then be a Pro in all other divisions from now on.  You should only participate in the Advanced Mix & Match if you placed 1st in the Amateur Mix & Match (formerly Jack & Jill), are a seasoned competitor and/or are an advanced dancer. 

Not permitted - being in both the Adv and Am Mix & Matches, dancing in both Open and Am Classic, Open and Am Showcase, or Open and Am Lindy or Balboa divisions, dancing twice with different partners in the same division (the exceptions are Showcase and Team, where a Team member may dance on more than one Team, and participants may be in more than one Showcase routine with a different partner), being a Pro dancer and participating in Amateur divisions.

Not sure if you're a Pro or an Am?  E-mail us at info@camphollywood.net - we'll be happy to help!

Camp Hollywood Jitterbug Contest - sign ups begin in front of the Marquis Ballroom at 8:30 PM, Monday night.  Contest is free and does not require a weekend pass to participate.  Limited to 30 couples. We're bringing our old anything goes Jitterbug contest one time only to see what you're made of! Finals to be audience judged. 1-3 place to receive trophies. 

Our Head DJ (and picker of contest prelim music) is Kyle Smith, AKA BalFoot (see rare photo of BalFoot in his natural habitat below):

"Bringing my deep passion for classic big band swing, I am honored to have been a part of hundreds of swing events throughout my career. As the head DJ at All Balboa Weekend and The Balboa Experiment, I have been instrumental in guiding the balboa music landscape.

Despite being a part of many great balboa events such as Balboa on the Promenade and The Experiment, I share an equally strong passion for lindy hop. Starting as a lindy hopper in 1996, I have been a part of Camp Hollywood since 1999 and have had the pleasure of bringing my music to such great lindy hop events like ULHS, Snowball, Inspiration Weekend, and Lindy Focus.

Even though I am often stationed behind a DJ booth, I still enjoy dancing. So when you see me out at an event, be sure to ask me for a dance. Just beware, I do get a little sweaty : )"

Contest Schedule:

Friday, September 1st

 

10:00 PM - Open Team

12:30 AM - Solo Team

Saturday, September 2nd

3:00 - 3:30 - Open Lindy Prelims

3:30 - 4:00 - Shag Prelims

4:00 - 4:30 - Open Balboa Prelims

4:30 - 5:00 - Am Lindy Prelims

5:00 - 5:30 - Am Balboa Prelims

5:30 - 6:00 - Am Classic Lindy Prelims

6:00 - 7:00 - Student Teams

9:45 PM - Shag Final

11:00 PM - Open Balboa Final

Sunday, September 3rd

3:00 - 4:00 - Adv Mix & Match Prelims

4:00 - 5:00 - Am Mix & Match Prelims

5:00 - 5:30 - Open Classic Prelims

5:30 - 6:00 - Amateur Showcase

6:00 - 7:00 - Open Showcase

9:45 PM - Am Lindy Final

11:00 PM - Open Lindy Final

Monday, September 4th

4:00 - 4:30 - Am Classic Finals

4:30 - 5:00 - Am Bal Finals

5:00 - 5:30 - Open Classic Finals

5:30 - 6:00 - Am Mix & Match Finals  

6:00 - 6:30 - Advanced Mix & Match Finals

7:00 - Awards

During dance: 9:45 PM  Camp Hollywood Jitterbug Contest (sign ups start @ 8:30 at the registration desk)

 

 

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WEEKEND PASS RATES

$275 - 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). Price at the door will be $299.

$100 - Junior's rate - full weekend pass rate for those under 18 as of 9/1/17.  No rate increase.

$200 - 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. Price at the door will be $225.

Our old "Competitor Pass" has now been incorporated into the Party Pass - see below:

$160 - Party Pass - includes entrance to all events except classes. This pass now includes the option to add contests at any time including during the event (just keep in mind many contests, especially Amateur divisions, will be full by the time of the event weekend). Pass will also be available at the door.

Refund policy: No refunds offered after July 31st, 2017.  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 2017 with no fees involved.  Contest fees can be refunded up until September 1st - once the event is underway we will be unable to refund contest fees. If you would like to downgrade your full weekend pass to a party pass at any time there is a $10 fee.

HOW CAN I ATTEND THE CAMP WITHOUT BUYING A WEEKEND PASS?

To attend classes you do need to be a weekend pass holder - we are unable to offer day passes for classes or individual classes at this time.  If you would like to compete in any of the contests other than the Camp Hollywood Jitterbug contest, you must be a weekend or party pass holder.

You can also buy your night tickets or daytime spectator tickets on a day to day basis, starting a half hour before the event.  The below tickets cannot be purchased in advance. 

Although we don't sell out, do be aware that for daytime contest spectating the seating is VERY limited, so be sure to arrive early to get a seat!  If you would like to reserve a table for the night dances for a special event, let us know at info@camphollywood.net!

DAYTIME CONTEST SPECTATING TICKETS

Saturday, September 2nd - If you would like to view the Open Lindy prelim, Amateur Lindy prelim, Am Balboa prelim, Shag prelim, Open Balboa prelim, Am Classic prelim and Student Team divisions, this is the ticket for you.  Contests run 3:00 - 7:00 PM, cost $15.  

Sunday, September 3rd - If you would like to view the Amateur Mix & Match prelim, Advanced Mix & Match prelim, Open Classic plreim, Open Showcase and Amateur Showcase, this is the ticket for you.  Contests run 4:00 - 7:00 PM, cost $15.

Monday, September 4th - If you would like to view the Amateur Mix & Match final, Advanced Mix & Match final, Am Classic final, Am Balboa final, Open Classic final, and Awards ceremony, this is the ticket for you.  Contests run 4:00 - 7:00 PM, cost $15.

*You can purchase each of these tickets starting at 3:30 the day of the contest at the door (2:30 Saturday); these tickets not available in advance.*

*To view the Open Balboa finals, Am Lindy finals, Shag finals, Open and Solo Team divisions, and Open Lindy finals, see the night dance tickets below*

Your NJC Master of Ceremonies, Wolfman

NIGHT DANCE TICKETS

 

Friday, September 1st - Welcome to Camp Hollywood!  Tonight check in begins at 8 PM, then join us in the ballroom for the return of one of the bands that started it all - Mora's Modern Rhythmists, starting at 9 PM.  Dust off your letter sweaters, plaid skirts and saddle shoes for our tribute to the 1930s collegiate scene and meet your instructors, fellow campers, and potential dance partners! Enjoy our exciting NJC Open and Solo Team divisions! Band plays 9 PM - midnight, after hours DJ dancing until? - $25 night ticket

 

Saturday,September 2nd - Tonight it's an homage to one of the greatest Lindy Hop shorts of all time, the Groovie Movie, featuring one of our very special instructors, Lindy Hop Legend Jean Veloz! Join us for a special musical tribute to the Palomar Ballroom, featuring the music of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw laid down by the fabulous The Jonathan Stout Orchestra! Thrill to the fast feet of the NJC Open Balboa and Shag finals. Band plays 9 PM - midnight, after hours live music with The Grand Slam Sextet from 1-3 AM - $35 night ticket.

 

Sunday, September 3rd - Arrrrg! Avast ye, mateys, it's our Treasure Island themed Sunday night, with a tribute to Harlem's famous Savoy Ballroom with music from Count Basie and Duke Ellington featuring The Jonathan Stout Orchestra, with special guest Russ Wilson! Wear your best Pirate wear to dance the night away and enjoy the NJC Amateur and Open Lindy finals. Band plays 9 PM - midnight, after hours live music from 1-3 AM with Falty and the Defects - $35 night ticket.  

 

Monday, September 4th - It's closing night of Camp Hollywood - get comfy in your jammies for our Pajama Game night featuring Michael Gamble's Rhythm Serenaders! Get in those final dances, visit your vendors for some last chance dance shoes and souvenirs, and cheer on the one time return of The Camp Hollywood Jitterbug Contest. Band plays 9 PM - midnight, after hours dancing until? - $25 night ticket

 

 

**In town early? In town already? Be sure to join us Thursday, August 31st for our pre-party at the world famous Lindy Groove!**


 *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.*

Your evening Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Maxwell DeMille

WEEKEND PASS RATES

$275 - 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). Price at the door will be $299.

$100 - Junior's rate - full weekend pass rate for those under 18 as of 9/1/17.  No rate increase.

$200 - 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. Price at the door will be $225.

Our old "Competitor Pass" has now been incorporated into the Party Pass - see below:

$160 - Party Pass - includes entrance to all events except classes. This pass now includes the option to add contests at any time including during the event (just keep in mind many contests, especially Amateur divisions, will be full by the time of the event weekend). Pass will also be available at the door.

Refund policy: No refunds offered after July 31st, 2017.  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 2017 with no fees involved.  Contest fees can be refunded up until September 1st - once the event is underway we will be unable to refund contest fees. If you would like to downgrade your full weekend pass to a party pass at any time there is a $10 fee.

HOW CAN I ATTEND THE CAMP WITHOUT BUYING A WEEKEND PASS?

To attend classes you do need to be a weekend pass holder - we are unable to offer day passes for classes or individual classes at this time.  If you would like to compete in any of the contests other than the Camp Hollywood Jitterbug contest, you must be a weekend or party pass holder.

You can also buy your night tickets or daytime spectator tickets on a day to day basis, starting a half hour before the event.  The below tickets cannot be purchased in advance. 

Although we don't sell out, do be aware that for daytime contest spectating the seating is VERY limited, so be sure to arrive early to get a seat!  If you would like to reserve a table for the night dances for a special event, let us know at info@camphollywood.net!

DAYTIME CONTEST SPECTATING TICKETS

Saturday, September 2nd - If you would like to view the Open Lindy prelim, Amateur Lindy prelim, Am Balboa prelim, Shag prelim, Open Balboa prelim, Am Classic prelim and Student Team divisions, this is the ticket for you.  Contests run 3:00 - 7:00 PM, cost $15.  

Sunday, September 3rd - If you would like to view the Amateur Mix & Match prelim, Advanced Mix & Match prelim, Open Classic plreim, Open Showcase and Amateur Showcase, this is the ticket for you.  Contests run 4:00 - 7:00 PM, cost $15.

Monday, September 4th - If you would like to view the Amateur Mix & Match final, Advanced Mix & Match final, Am Classic final, Am Balboa final, Open Classic final, and Awards ceremony, this is the ticket for you.  Contests run 4:00 - 7:00 PM, cost $15.

*You can purchase each of these tickets starting at 3:30 the day of the contest at the door (2:30 Saturday); these tickets not available in advance.*

*To view the Open Balboa finals, Am Lindy finals, Shag finals, Open and Solo Team divisions, and Open Lindy finals, see the night dance tickets below*

Your NJC Master of Ceremonies, Wolfman

NIGHT DANCE TICKETS

 

Friday, September 1st - Welcome to Camp Hollywood!  Tonight check in begins at 8 PM, then join us in the ballroom for the return of one of the bands that started it all - Mora's Modern Rhythmists, starting at 9 PM.  Dust off your letter sweaters, plaid skirts and saddle shoes for our tribute to the 1930s collegiate scene and meet your instructors, fellow campers, and potential dance partners! Enjoy our exciting NJC Open and Solo Team divisions! Band plays 9 PM - midnight, after hours DJ dancing until? - $25 night ticket

 

Saturday,September 2nd - Tonight it's an homage to one of the greatest Lindy Hop shorts of all time, the Groovie Movie, featuring one of our very special instructors, Lindy Hop Legend Jean Veloz! Join us for a special musical tribute to the Palomar Ballroom, featuring the music of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw laid down by the fabulous The Jonathan Stout Orchestra! Thrill to the fast feet of the NJC Open Balboa and Shag finals. Band plays 9 PM - midnight, after hours live music with The Grand Slam Sextet from 1-3 AM - $35 night ticket.

 

Sunday, September 3rd - Arrrrg! Avast ye, mateys, it's our Treasure Island themed Sunday night, with a tribute to Harlem's famous Savoy Ballroom with music from Count Basie and Duke Ellington featuring The Jonathan Stout Orchestra, with special guest Russ Wilson! Wear your best Pirate wear to dance the night away and enjoy the NJC Amateur and Open Lindy finals. Band plays 9 PM - midnight, after hours live music from 1-3 AM with Falty and the Defects - $35 night ticket.  

 

Monday, September 4th - It's closing night of Camp Hollywood - get comfy in your jammies for our Pajama Game night featuring Michael Gamble's Rhythm Serenaders! Get in those final dances, visit your vendors for some last chance dance shoes and souvenirs, and cheer on the one time return of The Camp Hollywood Jitterbug Contest. Band plays 9 PM - midnight, after hours dancing until? - $25 night ticket

 

 

**In town early? In town already? Be sure to join us Thursday, August 31st for our pre-party at the world famous Lindy Groove!**


 *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.*

Your evening Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Maxwell DeMille

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Location / Map

We are pleased to return to the LAX Marriott, featuring free shuttles to and from LAX, a terrific 12,500 sq. foot ballroom, restaurants, Starbucks, a pool and hot tub!

Our room block at the Marriott is currently sold out, and since the hotel has already added over 100 extra rooms to our block and rooms in general are limited this year due to hotel renovations, they are unwilling to continue to extend our rate at this point. You can still book rooms at the Marriott outside of our block rate by calling Marriott Reservations at 1 (888) 228-9290 or by clicking here. Our discounted parking rate is $13/day. Guests of the hotel get free in and out privileges per 24 hour period.

We have also arranged for an overflow hotel within walking distance at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045. They have offered us a Camp Hollywood rate of $129/night and $18/day parking which you can get by calling and asking for our rate at 1 (800) 468-3571 or (310) 337-2800. You can also book online by clicking here. This rate expires on 8/11/17 but will most likely be sold out much earlier, so book today!

If you would like to connect with potential roommates, try this Facebook page, Camphollywood Room finder.

We are able to have lots of dance space and this great location because of all the people who book overnight rooms at the Marriott, which offsets costs. So if you can, stay at the Marriott!

The fabulous 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!


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