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.
$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!
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.
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
WHEN IS THE SHOWDOWN HAPPENING?
MAY 23 - SEPTEMBER 3
Contestants submit dance videos
20 semi-finalists announced
Wild card slot online voting period
8 finalists and wild card winner announced
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-535-5791 with questions.
The 2018 Dancing Grounds Showdown is made possible with support from:
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