Ready for SMACKDOWN?

Tonight’s the last night of preparations for two Columbus dance teams in preparation for the big Midwest swing dance team competition, Dayton Swing SMACKDOWN! It all goes down this Saturday, February 27, 2010!

The Ohio State University Swing Dance Club as well as central Ohio non-profit SwingColumbus will BOTH be sending teams to compete against six other teams from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Dayton, and other Midwestern cities. The competition is looking to be more fierce than ever. Videos have been leaked online of some of the routines and they’re looking pretty clever!

The Dayton Swing SMACKDOWN is an annual one day event. Local and regional instructors will teach two tracks of swing dance workshops during the day. In the evening, teams and individual competitions are interspersed with social dancing.

Team SwingColumbus has taken this competition quite seriously from the very beginning, as is clearly demonstrated in our first routine. You’ll notice the slow motion fight sequence, spanking, and words spelled out across the butts of the ladies. We are nothing if not a classy, traditional group of Juilliard* trained dancers.

*One of us used to work for Juilliard, but most of us don’t even know where it is. We had a gig last year where we were introduced as ‘Juilliard trained dancers’ so you can take their word for it!

Last year we pulled off a pretty frickin’ sweet routine (if I don’t say so myself) to win again. Here’s video from all six teams who competed in 2009 (playlist will go through automatically):

This year we’re really excited that OSU is joining in on the competition! We had a preview night last week and they did one hell of a clever job on their routine!

Columbus is ready to represent!

I’ll post videos of the competition as soon as they become available. You can still join us in Miamisburg – there are $5 spectator passes available!