DANCE SELECTION PROCESS

Primary Dance Selection Process

Primary Dances are the new dances selected each year for the Jam.
Listed below is the dance selection process.

December – February: The dance survey sites will be monitored. Fourteen (14) popular dances will be selected from this time period. Dances will be submitted to the Texas teachers on March 1st. Teachers will have until March 15th to vote for their seven (7) favorites. The seven (7) dances with the most votes will make it to the Jamboree as “primary dances.” (Note: during this period popular dances from September – November may be considered)

March – May: Fourteen (14) popular dances during these three (3) months will be selected by the same method as above and submitted to the Texas teachers on June 1st. The teachers will have until June 15th to vote for their seven (7) favorites. The seven (7) dances with the most votes will make it to the Jamboree as “primary dances.”

June – August: Fourteen (14) popular dances during these three (3) months will be selected by the same method as above and submitted to the Texas teachers around the third weekend in August. The teachers will have until August 31st to vote for their seven (7) favorites. The seven (7) dances with the most votes will make it to the Jamboree as “primary dances.”

September – November: Because this time period is close to or during the Jamboree, we will consider choosing dances during this period to be part of the December – February nominated dances. See NOTE above.

Favorite Dance Selection Process

The Favorite Dances are chosen from the previous years Jam Dances.
Voting is open to everyone.

Voting takes place immediately following the Jam,
usually in November or December.

Floor Split Tags & Restarts

In 2006, in an effort to ensure that the dances were suitable for all dance levels,
the use of floor splits was started.

Because of the very positive response, floor splits have continued to be used.

2020 Printable Dance List of Floor Splits with Tags & Restarts