The Dance Competition
Notable New Yorkers ("The Stars") partner with principal dancers from local dance organizations in New York City. The couples engage in weeks of rigorous yet riveting dance training to present a three- to four- minute dance routine. The night of the event, the couples perform their fierce dance duets in front of a cheering crowd of nearly 350 people. They are judged on originality, creativity, technique, showmanship and costumes. The couple that receives the highest judged score wins the title "Dance Champions" and $5,000 to provide five or more children from low-income communities in New York City with a free year of high-quality dance education and training. The other participating dance companies receive a $1,000 dance scholarship. Everyone wins.