Dance Competitions

2018 Head Staff
Host Drum: Black Bear
Invited Drums: Cozad & Stoney Park
Master of Ceremonies: Artley Skenandore & Manny King
Arena Director: Ron Goodeagle Jr.
Head Dance Judge: Joe Young
Head Drum Judge: Dylan Jennings & Pwagen Frank

Tiny Tots

5 and under (must be in regalia)

Men's Traditional, Grass & Fancy / Women's Traditional, Jingle & Fancy

Jr. Boys (6–12), Teen (13–17), Adult (18–34), Senior Men (35–53), Senior Women (35–53), Golden Age Men's Combined (54–64), Golden Age Women's Combined (54–64), Platinum Men's Combined (65+), Platinum Women's Combined (65+)

"Old Time" Women's Scrub

18–39 & 40+

Men's Woodland Style

18–39 & 40+

Chicken Dance Category

18–39 & 40+

Prize Payouts

PLATINUM MEN'S COMBINED

(ages 65+)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

PLATINUM WOMEN'S COMBINED

(ages 65+)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

GOLDEN AGE MEN'S COMBINED

(age 54-64)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

GOLDEN AGE WOMEN'S COMBINED

(age 54-64)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

SENIOR MEN

Traditional, Grass, Fancy (ages 35–53)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

SENIOR WOMEN

Traditional, Jingle, Fancy (ages 35–53)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

ADULT MEN

Traditional, Grass, Fancy (ages 18–34)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

ADULT WOMEN

Traditional, Jingle, Fancy (ages 18–34)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

TEEN BOYS

Traditional, Grass, Fancy (ages 13–17)

  • 1st place: $400
  • 2nd place: $300
  • 3rd place: $200
  • 4th place: $150
  • 5th place: $100

TEEN GIRLS

Traditional, Jingle, Fancy (ages 13–17)

  • 1st place: $400
  • 2nd place: $300
  • 3rd place: $200
  • 4th place: $150
  • 5th place: $100

JR. BOYS

Traditional, Grass, Fancy (ages 6–12)

  • 1st place: $350
  • 2nd place: $200
  • 3rd place: $150
  • 4th place: $100
  • 5th place: $50

JR. GIRLS

Traditional, Jingle, Fancy (ages 6–12)

  • 1st place: $350
  • 2nd place: $200
  • 3rd place: $150
  • 4th place: $100
  • 5th place: $50

“OLD TIME” WOMEN'S SCRUB

(Split 18–39 & 40+)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

MEN'S WOODLAND STYLE

(Split 18–39 & 40+)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

CHICKEN DANCE

(Split 18–39 & 40+)

  • 1st place: $1,400
  • 2nd place: $900
  • 3rd place: $700
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

DANCE COMPETITION RULES

  • Dancer registration will be open 4–7 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018 and 11 a.m.–Noon on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena located at 400 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • The deadline for dancers to participate in the Dance Competition is 1 p.m. on Celebration Saturday.
  • Judges will be selected by the Head Judge.
  • Points awarded will be based on a point system designed by the Head Judge.
  • Points will be awarded starting with the 7 p.m. Grand Entry on Celebration Friday.
  • Dancers are allowed to enter in only one category (exceptions for dance specials) and will not be allowed to switch categories.
  • All Dancers competing must be in full regalia and dressed appropriately for the category in which they will compete.
  • Dancers competing for their category will be issued a number that must be worn and visible to those recording numbers in order to receive points.
  • Should any part of your regalia disassemble during your contest, points will be deducted.
  • Points will be deducted from a Dancer if he or she is seen leaving the arena before flags are posted or if the Dancer is observed holding up the Grand Entry procession.
  • Any Dancer suspected of consuming alcohol or drugs and acting inappropriately will be disqualified.
  • Competitors providing incorrect Social Security numbers or registration information will be disqualified from the contest and their numbers will be retrieved.

CELEBRATION ETIQUETTE

  • No disorderly conduct or disrespect directed at Celebration Committee Members, Judges or other guests will be tolerated.
  • No disorderly conduct will be tolerated at host hotels or Celebration Grounds.