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Saturday, October 13, 2018

6-7:30pm VIP Pre-Party Fundraiser
 8-10pm Showdown Competition

at the Civic Theatre
510 O'Keefe Avenue NOLA 70113


 

Dancing Grounds presents....the FIRST EVER DG SHOWDOWN
with celebrity judges Big Freedia and Michelle Gibson
and hosts, Sheba Turk and "Hollywood"!
Come watch the best of New Orleans dancers compete for cash prizes while supporting Dancing Grounds' transformative youth programs.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKET 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 September 30, 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, scroll down, and make a donation!

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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.

QUICK LINKS

BUY TICKETS

FAQS

OFFICIAL RULES

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

PRESS RELEASE

CONTESTANT INFORMATION

WHAT IS THE DANCING GROUNDS SHOWDOWN? 

A new citywide dance competition for the city of New Orleans: all ages, all styles, $1,000 cash prizes!

WHO CAN ENTER THE COMPETITION? 

Individuals or groups ages 7 & up
Residents of Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parishes

CLICK HERE FOR CONTESTANT INFORMATION

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A FILMING SESSION

 
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WHEN IS THE SHOWDOWN HAPPENING? 

MAY 23 - SEPTEMBER 3
Contestants submit dance videos

SEPTEMBER 4-16
Judging period

SEPTEMBER 17
20 semi-finalists announced

SEPTEMBER 19-22
Wild card slot online voting period

SEPTEMBER 23
8 finalists and wild card winner announced

OCTOBER 13
 Live SHOWDOWN at the Civic Theatre

HOW CAN I THROW DOWN FOR THE SHOWDOWN? 

The SHOWDOWN is a fundraising event for Dancing Grounds' community programs.

Become a corporate sponsor to give the gift of dance to New Orleans youth AND raise the visibility of your company! Current top sponsors include Red Bull, Kabacoff Family Foundation, Blue Cross Build Shield, ReMed, and Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix LLP.

 

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES INCLUDE:
VIP tickets and reserved seats at the DG Showdown
Dance, fitness, and team-building activities for your employees
Prominent logo placement on all promotional and event materials
1st & 2nd Place prize naming rights

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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