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Dancing Grounds presents....the FIRST EVER DANCING GROUNDS SHOWDOWN! Come watch the best of New Orleans dancers compete for cash prizes while supporting Dancing Grounds' transformative youth programs.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

VIP TICKETS

$150 VIP Fundraising Ticket - supports a $75 Youth Scholarship
$75 VIP Standard Ticket

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

$25 Early Bird Tickets - on sale through October 1, 2018
$35 General Admission Tickets - one sale through October 12, 2018
$40 Door Tickets - on sale October 13, 2018 from 4-8:30pm at the Civic Theatre box office

CHILDREN & YOUTH TICKETS (AGES 16 & UNDER)

$10 General Admission - limited number available

CAN'T ATTEND BUT WANT TO SUPPORT?

Click on the green ticket button on the eventbrite page, scroll down, and make a donation!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

6-7:30pm VIP Pre-Party & Fundraiser ($75-150 tickets)

A private celebration with FOOD, OPEN BAR, and EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES by Dancing Grounds' students. VIP ticket holders will have access to reserved seating and a speciality cocktail all night long. 

7:30pm Doors Open

8-10pm Showdown Competition ($10-40 tickets)

9 finalists compete in four categories: youth solo, adult solo, youth group, adult group. Watch as the dancers show off their skills, judges provide feedback, and the winners are awarded 1st and 2nd place prizes. Plus: the audience (YOU) will vote on the winner of a special $1,000 FAN FAVORITE prize! We'll also have a special opportunity for audience members to win a cash raffle.

After the show, head to Ace Hotel New Orleans (600 Carondelet St) for the ~official after party~, 
NOJO 7 performing at the Three Keys!


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MEET OUR HOSTS

Sheba Turk

Anchor, WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News

Frederick ‘Hollywood’ Delahoussaye

Poet & Educator, Ashé Cultural Arts Center

MEET OUR JUDGES

Big Freedia

Recording Artist & Reality Television Star
Big Freedia Bounces Back on Fuse TV

Michelle Gibson

Performing Artist & Choreographer
Founder of New Orleans Original Buckshot

 
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HOW CAN I THROW DOWN FOR THE SHOWDOWN? 

CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

EMAIL leigh@dancingrounds.org or call 504-535-5791 with questions.

 

 
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The 2018 Dancing Grounds Showdown is made possible with support from: 

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DG SHOWDOWN PLANNING COMMITTEE

Aminisha Ferdinand, Brittney Williams, Cara Romanik, Camille Roane, Eli Burrows, Heather Nolan, Jeanette Donnelly, Kristal Jones, Kurston Melton, Lisanne Brown, Nicole Hutchinson, Pam Blackmon

DANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORS

Chi, Hip Hop Artist
Derik and Mariangel Dolis, Liquid Rhythm Inc.
Gianni Reid, Belle Chasse Academy and Melangé Dance Company
Janae Neely, Dance Team
Janet & Jamani Andrews, New Orleans Dance Collective
Leslie Smith, Art in Motion
Monique Brogan, POSH Expressions
Kesha McKey, KM Dance Project
Kristy C Lewis, Chosen Vessels Dance and Performing Arts, Inc
Shannon Stewart, The Screaming Traps
Shanda Domango Brown, Sweet Mango
Paul Sampson, Dance 4 Lyfe LLC

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