Dance Competitions

2019 Head Staff
Host Drum: The Boyz
Invited Drum: Cozad
Master of Ceremonies: TBD
Arena Director: TBD
Head Dance Judge: TBD
Head Drum Judge: TBD

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 18, 2019 and 11 a.m.–Noon on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Wisconsin Center located at 400 W. Wisconsin 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.