Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?
The event will be held at Eden Prairie Center on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m..  

Can I still register? 
Online registration deadline is Saturday, January 12, 2019. This is also the deadline for receiving an event t-shirt and for family sponsors to get their name on the back of the t-shirt. 

How will the event work? 
Our Dance Marathon will feature both Dance Arts Centre and Guest Instructors, leading group dance sessions throughout the day. All interactive dance sessions will be appropriate for all ages and skill levels.  In addition, each team will perform one of their team dances during their assigned session!

Once again Tom Butler, from Fox 9 Morning Show will help emcee our event, which will include camper interviews and special performances and appearances, including our very own DAC Dads!

Dance With Courage Schedule

12:00 p.m. All Teams Check-in

12:30-12:45 - Session 1 w/Anna (The Bop)

12:45-1:00 -Tap Force, Sparkle Ballet, LDF, Interview

1:00-1:15 - Session 2 w/Pam and Mollie (Jazz Funk)

1:15-1:30 - Junior Jazz, Rising Star Lyrical, Starfire Jazz, Interview

1:30-1:45 - Session 3 w/Matt (Musical Theatre)

1:45-2:00 - Star Contemporary, Super Star Tap, Beat Babies, Interview

2:00-2:15 - Session 4 w/Julia (Salsa)

2:15-2:30 - Sugar Baby Jazz, Xtreme Pointe, Starburst Jazz, Interview

2:30-2:45 - Session 5 w/Laura (Disco Hustle)

2:45-3:00 - Star Baby Jazz, Momentum Jazz, Interview

3:00-3:15 - Session 6 w/Jenn, Jess and Taylor (Dance Party)

3:15-3:30 p.m. - Boys Hip Hop, Broadway Baby Jazz, Dads dance, Grand Total/Drawings and Awards

Will Dads and Daughters be participating?
Our DAC Dads (without daughters) will be performing a section of their dance at 3:15 p.m.  All dads should register their participation with their dancer, as a family.  With the registration Dad’s will receive a t-shirt that he will be wearing for his performance.  Please arrive at 2:45 p.m. to check-in!

What to bring?
We ask all coats and personal belongings be left in the Community Room.  Bring your jazz shoes and appropriate shoes for your performance… and don’t forget your SMILE!

What NOT to bring?
Cell phones, purses, and other valuables.  Please do not leave any valuables in the Community Room.

What to wear?
Dancers will wear balck leotard, black leggings, Dance with Courage t-shirt, jazz shoes, hair in team bun, and light makeup.

Dancers will not be changing for their performance.   

Can friends and family participate?
Yes!  We encourage our dancers to invite a friend to register for the event and join the fun!  Have them register by January 12 to receive their official Dance with Courage event t-shirt.  DAC Dancers will receive any guest’s t-shirts during class to distribute to registered guests. To do this, register the friend under the same dance competition team as the DWC dancer. Then email BrookeJ@TrueFriends.org and state the names of the friend and the dancer and they will be linked together. 

Will dancers be able to take a break or shop during the Dance Marathon?
No, the shopping will need to wait for another day.  In order to create a safe and organized event, all participants will be required to check-in at their assigned time.  If dancers need to leave the dance area to use the restroom, dancers will need to be escorted by one of our parent volunteers. Dancers must stay inside the sanctioned dance area during the event and may take breaks along the sides. 

*Parents - Feel free to shop or enjoy lunch while your dancers participate in the event!

Will chairs be available to sit and watch?
Limited seating will be available for campers and people with special needs. There will be plenty of standing room around the dance floor and upper balcony. 

How do I help?
We LOVE our Dance Arts Centre volunteers!  In order to make this event a success we are asking for several volunteers to help chaperone, secure our private changing space, and set up/clean up.  Please sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094ca8aa22a02-dance1

How can I get my name on the official Dance with Courage t-shirt?
Every DAC family who raises $150 by January 12 will have their name added to our t-shirt!

How do I become a Corporate Sponsor?
We have two levels of sponsorship available: 
TRUE FRIENDS PLATINUM SPONSOR LEVEL - $500 and;
TRUE FRIENDS GOLD SPONSOR LEVEL - $250. 
For more information please contact: Jennifer.Velarde@me.com

How to Register: Individual fundraising from December 21, 2018  -- January 26, 2019 at midnight!

DWC 2019 Registration Steps

  1. Go to www.dancewithcourage.org (it’ll also appear as https://secure.qgiv.com/event/dancewithcourage2019/)
  2. Click “Register
  3. Click “Register as a Fundraising Participant
  4. Enter email address
    *If you can, use the same email as last year
    *If you forgot your password click “I need help with my password
    You’ll need to go to your email to click the link to reset your password.
    Qgiv will automatically remember the dancer’s name associated with the email address.
  5. Go back to www.dancewithcourage.org and click “Register” and repeat steps using new password
  6. Follow prompts, fill in shirt size and credit card information


To Customize your personal fundraising page

  1. Go to www.dancewithcourage.org and click “Login or Sign up
  2. Enter your email and password
  3. You will now be on your “Dashboard” which will allow you to customize your page, goal, photo, etc.
  4. Click “My fundraising tools” and “edit my page

If you have any questions about registering or logging in please contact Brooke Jensen at brookej@truefriends.org*

 

For more information, follow us!

Facebook:  Dance With Courage
Instagram:  dancewcourage
Twitter:  @dancewcourage

Battle of the Pigs:
This year each competition team is in a battle against each other! Your online donations will count towards both your individual fundraising total and your team’s total! We will be combing both the piggy money and your online donations. Which team will be victorious?! The top 3 teams will receive a prize.

Prizes are:

  1. DAC Dance Blitz- complete with an evening full of food, games, photo shoot, fun, and private master class (April 21, 2018)
  2. Team Pizza Party – During Class
  3. Cupcake Social – During Class


How does the DAC Courage Raffle work?

  • For every $10 raised, your dancer/family will receive 1 TICKET!  Registrations under you/your family will credit to you, so invite your friends to register for the event and donate to support you!
  • Dancers get to place their tickets into the drawing of their choice! 
  • Families will receive an envelope with your families’ tickets at registration.  It will be your discretion to divide tickets and prizes accordingly.  
  • Examples of Courage Raffle items: Sewing Lesson for you and a friend, with Miss Laura, Teacher for the Day, Tea and Stories with Miss Julia, and many more! 

**Raise $150 or more by January 12, 2019 and get your family name on our
2019 DANCE WITH COURAGE T-SHIRT!**