Atlanta Kids Dance Competition & Food Festival - Cash Prizes up to $2000

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Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre

5239 Floyd Road Southwest

Mableton, GA 30126

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Atlanta Back 2 School Kids Dance Competition & Food Festival

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Kids Dance Competition Registration:

We are only accepting online registrations. Your group my register on

Rules and Requirements for Participation

This competition is for amateur dancers. Children must be under the age of 20 at the time of performance to participate. Judges decisions are final. Groups are required to participate in our Toiletries For Teens Fundraiser. Dance Groups must raise a minimum of $150 online on our website to compete in the competition. Deadline to raise the monies to participate in the competition is August 18, 2018.


Small Groups and Primary Groups

Prizes per Category:

Small Group (2 to 4 dancers): Ages 6 - 19

1st Prize: Trophy + $400

2nd Prize: Trophy + $300

3rd Prize: Trophy + $200

Primary Group (5 or more dancers): Ages 6 - 19

1st Prize: Trophy + $500

2nd Prize: Trophy + $300

3rd Prize: Trophy + $200

Competition Entry Fee: (fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable)

Application Fee: $12 (nonrefundable)

Registration Fee: Waived for each group that raise the required minimum of $150 on our fundraiser website. Groups that do not raise the minimum required amount will not be able to compete in the dance competition. Donated monies CAN NOT be used to pay a registration fee for the group.

Winner Selection

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be selected by a panel of Judges.

The judges will be voting on choreography, precision, technique, originality, stage presence, and attire.

People's Choice Award:

Award amount: $100

The people's choice award is awarded to the performing dance group by the audience and online voting. The winner is selected by popular vote. One winner will be selected to win the People's Choice Award.

In order to qualify for the online voting of the People's Choice Award category, the dance group must create a 2 - 3 minute video announcing their participation in the Atlanta back to school dance competition.

Video Submission Steps:

  1. Create a short video announcing your participation in the Atlanta Back 2 School Dance Competition scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Mable House Amphitheatre.

  2. In the video ask your followers and supporters to vote for your dance group on ATLFoodFest Facebook page.

  3. You may mention in your video that you can receive additional votes by your followers by making a $2 tax deductible donation to the #ToiletriesForTeens drive on website.

  4. Upload your video to YouTube.

  5. Hashtag the video #ATLFoodFest and #Atlfoodfestvote

  6. Email us the url for the video. We will place the video on our Facebook page for online voting. They sooner you send the video the more exposure you will have before the voting begins.

People's Choice Award Voting Methods and Points:

Online Voting: 1 point. One vote per person per email address or Facebook account. This voting method starts May 1, 2018 at 12:00 am and ends on August 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Voters may vote online on . There is no donation requested for this voting method. A video is needed for online voting.

Donations: Donations above the $150 per group minimum will count for 2 points toward a dance group of your choice. Donations must be made on website by August 24, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Any donations after 11:59 pm on August 24, 2018 will not count toward the People's Choice Award. Proceeds benefits Inside Out Center, Inc.'s #ToiletriesForTeens initiative.

Note: Voters can use one or all of the methods above for selecting the People's Choice Award recipient. All voting methods will be combined to make up the total number of votes. Winner of the People's Choice Awarad will be announced by September 8, 2018


We are only accepting online registrations. Your group may register on

Video Submission:

With your registration, upload a video no more than three minutes long with your choir singing or your dance group performing. Can be a private performance, practice, or public performance. You may submit a YouTube video link in the registration.

Photo Submission:

Upload a photo of your dance group during your registration. The photo must be a high resolution photo.

Dancer Group Requirement:

All dance acts must not exceed 4 minutes in length. Please edit your music to meet the time requirement for this competition.

All music must be cut, edited and of the correct pitch. Our staff is not capable of making music edits or alterations onsite. All tempos, pitches and keys must be correct on each track. Music containing inappropriate lyrics will disqualify your performance. Music must be of a reasonable volume and submitted at the START of the event. Groups should have at least two backup copies of all music

Day of the Show:

Performance Music Submission:

You may submit your music via CD, IPod, IPad or USB. All music must be organized and prepared prior to the event. CD Submission: CD’s must contain one single track per CD and be individually labeled with the entry number and entry title.

IPod/IPad Submission: Please remove cases, place on airplane mode and provide a charger. The IPod/IPad must contain an individual playlist for EACH entry containing a single track labeled with entry number and entry title in numerical order. Example: “99 – I Want To Rock with You.” In addition, all CDs and IPods must be labeled with the group name. USB Submission: 1 USB accepted per studio. The USB must contain individual files for each entry (WAV or MP3 files). Please have each file labeled with entry number and entry title in numerical order. Example: “99 – I Want To Rock with You.”


For safety measures, a dancer may not be physically placed on a prop/scenic piece that is more than 6ft high. All props must be mobile and under the watch of someone from your organization/ group at all times. Props must be built off-stage and carried, not dragged, onto the stage. Props must have the proper protection on its’ bottom surfaces to prevent damage to the floor surface Props must be brought on and off stage in a timely manner (1 minute maximum). -Props may not be in the backstage area for more than a few numbers prior to the routine (based on the stage manager’s discretion). -Props must be removed from the backstage area immediately after the routine.

Props must be stored away from pedestrian & vehicle traffic & NOT back stage, in the lobby or any inconvenient location. Prop coordinators are required to follow ALL instructions as per the Competition stage crew at ALL times. -All props must fit through a standard 36 inch wide doorway -Props cannot be stored in the venue until the day of the performance

Substances which alter the condition of the stage are prohibited. Liquids, gel, paint, aerosol, glitter, excessive small items, fire, swords, hay, feathers, knives, guns, live animals, powders, sand, leaves, confetti, etc. are NOT allowed. In the event that the stage requires a break (longer than two minutes, or it’s allowed extended time if applicable) in the performances to clean off the stage, a cleaning fee will be charged to the group. If the stage is damaged as a result of misuse, the group will be liable for damages.

Competition Environment:

All performances, including music, type of dance, and attire/costumes in the Atlanta Back 2 School Kids Dance Competition must be family friendly. No music with profanity. Any presentation that does not meet the family friendly standard will be disqualified. No refund of registration fee will be offered to groups that are disqualified.

All competitors, teachers, studios owners, family members and audience members are required to show respect, courtesy and sportsman-like behavior to all competitors, staff, teachers, etc. at all times during the competition. We aim to create a healthy competitive environment in which the performers can enjoy themselves while gaining valuable performance experience as well learning the nature of healthy competition and enjoying their experience. We reserve the right to remove anyone from an event if he/she is hindering the achievement of any of the above goals. No air horns, bells, whistles or other noise making devices are allowed.

Lost Items:

Inside Out Center, Inc., and all other sponsors or partners of the Back 2 School Kids Choir and Dance Competition do not take responsibility for lost or stolen articles including personal items

Cancellation of the Event:

Inside Out Center, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any and all events due to lack of registration, inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Furthermore, Inside Out Center, Inc. reserves the right to change an event’s location, venue and/or date(s). Upon changing a location, venue and/or date(s), a representative from Inside Out Center, Inc. will contact your organization. Inside Out Center, Inc. will not be held liable for any costs endured for any type of travel arrangements made upon cancelling an event or an event selling out, including but not limited to: hotel fees, transportation costs or bank fees. We HIGHLY recommend registering for an event prior to making ANY travel arrangements.


The Inside Out Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to lending a helping hand to our veterans, homeless, unemployed and the working poor. We focus on providing clothing, food, emergency financial assistance, job training, budgeting techniques, small business seminars, and interviewing skills for our clients. One of the ways we assist our families is with our annual back to school festival. The proceeds from the event will help our #ToiletriesForTeens program.

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5239 Floyd Road Southwest

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