#ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! 2017 @ LA Sparks Halftime

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Los Angeles, CA 90015

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3rd Annual #ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance!®

Dance for self-acceptance during an LA Sparks Halftime at the Staples Center!

To dance, it’s mostly simple! You'll need to (not in order): BUY SPARKS TICKET - REGISTER w/#SHAKEIT - REHEARSE (fun!)- ARRIVE EARLY GAME DAY (Have special needs? Let us know about potential accommodations ASAP, please!) (**Court access is subject to Staples/Sparks approval**)


  • *Spots go fast and run out! Don’t miss out! To assure your opportunity to participate, purchase your game ticket and register—BOTH links—ASAP!
  • Dance participant physical activity includes but is not limited to rehearsals (up to 2 hours) and approx. 5 minutes "on court" - expedient court entrance/exit (approx. 30 seconds) and the dance performance (approx. 4 minutes -sample dance CLICK HERE). Game attendees, enjoy the basketball game!
  • Sparks have relayed specific limitations to on court floor access--materials that cannot touch the court floor include hard objects (e.g., hard heels) and wheels.

1. BUY an LA SPARKS TICKET ($22 each). (no refund policy)

  • You must purchase game tickets through THIS LINK (an LA Sparks link) in order to dance on court.
  • Anyone entering the Staples Center (dancing or not) needs to have a LA Sparks game ticket! YOUR SPARKS TICKET ENTITLES YOU TO A SEAT/YOU'RE A GAME ATTENDEE! Want to sit next to your friends? Purchase game tix together in one order!
  • YOU MUST PRINT YOUR LA SPARKS TICKET! Note: this is not your #ShakeIt Eventbrite registration. Sparks will assign seating. *No refund policy.

2. REGISTER with #SHAKEIT & ATTEND ONE REHEARSAL. Added on June 27, 2017: *Pending selling out before, registration will CLOSE at midnight on 7/9/17.

  • Register here on this Eventbrite page.
  • Attend a super fun mandatory rehearsal occurring prior to July 13th to secure your court position and to submit for your commemorative T-shirt (only those dancing may be eligible to receive commemorative T-shirt, while supplies last).
  • Level of physical involvement involves, but is not limited to, quick court entrance, 2-hour dance rehearsal, and the dance performance (sample of dance CLICK HERE).
  • See "REHEARSAL" section below for rehearsal details, dates, & locations.

3. ARRIVE EARLY on EVENT DAY, JULY 13th - Please plan for the unexpected and get there by at least a few before 5pm or you may miss out! SCHEDULE OVERVIEW:

  • Approx. 4:00-5:00pm: Arrival & check-in with #ShakeIt at the Staples Center 11st Street Entrance (corner of Chick Hearn Court and Georgia Street - Click HERE for Google Map directions). Dance participants receive a commemorative event T-shirt, while supplies last. Please wear a red top in case supplies run out. WEAR #SHAKEIT SHIRTS FOR COURT PLACEMENT!
  • NOTE: Family and friends who are NOT dancing cannot attend court placement. They're considered game attendees and will be allowed to enter when doors open 1-hour prior to game/at 6:30pm.
  • Around 4:45pm: Check-in with LA Sparks: starting after our check-in (Sparks will require their liability waivers to be signed). Present your PRINTED LA Sparks game ticket for entry. Note: this is not your #ShakeIt Eventbrite registration.
  • **Court access is subject to Staples/Sparks approval - pay attention especially to shoe and attire requirements!
  • 5:30pm (approx): On court placement (This is the only opportunity the group will have to practice on the court, thus all performers must attend. We will review entry/exit procedures, dance choreography, and final routine details.)
  • 7:30pm, Gametime! - Friends and family attending game, not dancing, aren not allowed to enter Staples until 1 hour prior to game time (6:30pm).
  • MEET BEFORE HALFTIME: (At the end of the first quarter). Though you'll probably be just starting to enjoy the game with your friends, all performers must meet at the group experience booth located inside the 11th Street Entrance and next to the Wetzel’s Pretzel stand on the main concourse (located across from section 111). Please do not be late. No guests will be allowed downstairs backstage.
  • AFTER HALFTIME SHOW ENDS, enjoy the remainder of the LA Sparks game on your own and with your friends/family!


  • Release/Waiver of Liability & Terms of Use, which includes photo release (release can be downloaded HERE, scroll to #2). *Sparks will have you complete their liability waiver “day of” before court placement.
  • "Terms" include Notices; Information; Health, Safety and General Rules; schedule; and directives found on 2017 event www.ShakeItforSelfAcceptance.com pages and here at registration.

*Age Restrictions:

  • Adults (over 18), yes!
  • Special Opportunity! Minors (age 9-17), can participate/dance WITH parent/legal guardian on the court and at rehearsals. Unattended minors (and under 9) are not allowed at rehearsals or backstage/performance--supervision of any minors is the repsonsibility of the guardian/parent.
  • A minor, age 9-17 years of age (not younger than 9) may participate on the following conditions:
    1. Legal guardian/parent deems level of activity and skillset appropriate for minor (watch video of dance at LINK)
    2. Legal guardian/parent takes 100% responsibility for accompanying and supervising minor 100% of the time
    3. Legal guardian/parent must ENROLL FOR and DANCE WITH minor (both on court and at rehearsals)
    4. Minor is not younger than age 9. Minors as young as 9+ years old dancing WITH parent/guardian - OK!


You’ll need to attend ONE rehearsal before July 13th. That's GREAT because we often hear (from past participants) that this is a super fun part!

  • Getting on court video instructions HERE (#3) for you to practice, should you wish!
  • Dance tutorial/video link of the dance will be e-mailed to you in your Eventbrite registration confirmation e-mail for you to practice, should you wish!
  • Minor(s) must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian who is dancing with them. Unaccompanied and/or minors under 9 years of age are not allowed at rehearsals or in halftime performance.
  • Please review Release/Waiver of Liability & Terms of Use for your acceptance. We'll have a copy for you to sign at your rehearsal (go to #2 HERE).

Pick your rehearsal below!

*You are welcome to attend more than one! AND more may be added!

  • Sunday June 25th, 12-2pm (Sherman Oaks) - COMPLETED
  • OR Saturday, July 1st, 1-3pm (West LA) - COMPLETED
  • OR Thursday, July 6th, 8:30-10:00pm (Sherman Oaks) - COMPLETED
  • OR Saturday, July 8th, 12-2pm (Glendale)
  • OR Sunday, July 9th, 2-4pm (West LA)


  • Glendale, Luna Dance Center, CHANGED AS OF 7/7/17 to a few doors down from original address! 462 West Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91204. According to Luna, the owner, the best parking is at Target and walk few buildings down or street parking. HOWEVER, as usual, READ SIGNS! *At your own risk!
  • Sherman Oaks, Blanks Studios, 15030 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 19 (in corner), Sherman Oaks, 91403. Parking: Street and some neighborhood. Parking lot gets full FAST and only allows 1-hour! *At your own risk. ****Doublecheck, but meters seem to be free on Sundays and after certain hours. READ THE SIGNS/METERS!
  • West LA, LA Dancefit Studio
, 10936 Santa Monica Blvd
., Los Angeles, CA 90025
. Parking: Metered street parking directly in front of the studio (free on Sunday) and in the surrounding residential area. There is a small tandem parking lot at the back of the studio. Please read signs. *At your own risk

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (for those dancing)...

FOR JULY 13th...

KEEP IT ALL "FAMILY FRIENDLY" (meaning dance moves and clothing appropriate for all ages to witness)

WARDROBE for those DANCING on court:

  • #ShakeIt T-shirt (red) and any pants (colors and patterns are OK!) as long as they cover and you can dance in them (e.g., blue jeans, yoga pants). Be you. Be comfortable.
  • No shorts.
  • No logos or messages on clothes/accessories you plan to wear on the court (Or you may need to turn them inside out or cover so they aren't recognizable/identifiable).
  • No hard heeled shoes, or you won't be allowed on court. This includes rehearsal. Rubber soles! Non-marking! Think tennis shoes!
  • Yes, you may bring scissors (though likely not allowed in Staples Center) to cut shirts before 5pm court placement. Leave our supporter/sponsor logos intact!
  • WEAR #SHAKEIT t-shirt for both day of 5/5:30pm placement AND halftime show. Both to be filmed.
  • Court access is subject to Staples/Sparks approval!

VALUABLES, GO LIGHT! (I use these opportunities to bring fanny packs back in style!).

  • If your belongings are not ON you during the performance, we will leave our belongings in the backstage tunnels. No one actively supervises our things and no lockers are provided. Keep it simple. Leave the precious stuff at home; bring only what you truly need.

STAPLES PARKING: *Make sure you are OK to be parked in whatever lot you parked in until after the game and pay accordingly. ASK!

PARKING is your responsibility and at your own risk. There are several lots around Staples. Make sure you are OK to be parked there until after the game and pay accordingly. LA Live parking is closest to where we meet. It can be expensive. Carpool if you can or take the Metro Expo Line to the Pico Station (2 blocks away from Staples Center).


  • YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF, your safety and your conduct--and your minor's--at ALL TIMES during this LA Sparks game and rehearsals.



You agree:

  1. To wear appropriate footwear (rubber soles--non-marking!) for safe dancing at both rehearsals and event.
  2. To KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED and food-fueled! Water! Water! Water! Bring it with you! Snacks! Bring them with you!
  3. To wear clothing that protects you from wardrobe malfunctions and allows you to dance. Be you! Just make sure you are dressed "family friendly" (OK for all ages)
  4. That you are in good health and able to participate in this event. If you have a pre-existing medical condition that may be aggravated by dancing or attending this event, it is your responsibility to attain your doctor's approval before taking part in this event.
  5. To take care not to cause injury to self or others.
  6. To NOT CHEW GUM at rehearsals or at the event.
  7. To conduct yourself with due regard to public conventions, morals and laws (e.g., keep the free-style sections "family friendly")
  8. The event team has the right to ask anyone to leave or not participate for any cause.
  9. To check in at rehearsals and event
  10. Stretch out and warm up BEFORE we #ShakeIt!
  11. To take care of my body, which may mean adjusting steps for any limitations. Your body takes care of you, so take of it, too!

*As usual, "See something, say something."


  • Voluntary: Your participation, in any way, is 100% voluntary and at your own free will.
  • Filming: Event and rehearsals will be filmed and photographed. By your presence, you grant your permission for your likeness and voice to be included in various media formats and used in perpetuity and throughout the universe therein without compensation, credit, barter, or other consideration.
  • Medical & Psychotherapy: If you may suffer from a medical or mental health condition, it is your responsibility to make sure this activity is safe to participate in. The information and materials at this event are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or psychotherapy. It is your responsibility to seek appropriate and professional help.
  • Self-responsibility: By choosing to attend or participate in this event, you agree to take full responsibility for your actions and any consequences that may result from your actions. You agree that your attendance is voluntarily and at your own risk.
  • Endorsement Disclaimer: #ShakeItforSelf-Acceptance!® awareness event sponsors, organizers, and volunteers do not endorse any programs, products, services, or speakers in any way. Any decisions to utilize programs, products, services, or guidance mentioned in this event are your responsibility and should be thoroughly researched by you.
  • Lost or Stolen Items: Event is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Parking: Park at your own risk!
  • Privacy/Use of registration information: In addition to Eventbrite's privacy policy, you agree that your registration information may be shared with #ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance!® organizers and sponsors. You will also need to register/purchase a ticket for the LA Sparks; they have their privacy policy for your review. You may receive future contact from either or both. For #ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance; you are welcome to unsubscribe should you wish at that time. *For questions about the LA Sparks policies, please contact sales representative, Emilia Lopez.

Special Needs:

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please email #ShakeIt as soon as possible. Dance participant requests should be made at least 2-weeks prior to your first rehearsal. For general game tix seating accommodations, please let us know ASAP so you can be connected with the Sparks group tix representative.

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1111 South Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015

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