We are pleased to announce that on June 7, 2014 the Boogie by the Bay committee approved the following proposal: all dancers may enter our Jack & Jill competitions as a leader and/or follower regardless of gender or gender identity. This change to our rules will be in effect at Boogie by the Bay starting with the 2014 event.
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club (sponsor of Boogie by the Bay) is a strong supporter of inclusive dance competitions. For more than 15 years, our rules for Jack & Jill competitions at Next Gen’s monthly dances have been gender neutral.
At Boogie by the Bay, we have offered gender neutral Strictly Swing competitions for many years. We also allow non-traditional couples in our Young America and Young Adult routine divisions, as well as in our new Rising Star routine division.
We have also been a strong advocate for changing the policies of NASDE and WSDC and will continue to do so.
See you in October!
Andy Bouman and Beth Bellamy, Co-Directors, BbB