FIYA DANCE

Winter / Spring 2020 Dance Competitions

We're extremely excited to announce that FIYA will be hosting not one, but TWO Dance Competitions in 2020! Our competitions are open to ALL Los Angeles schools / students in grades 5th-8th. Please see important details listed below for our 1st Dance Competition set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 29th, and we're excited to see you there! 

To register a team for our 2nd Dance Competition on Saturday, May 9th, please visit our Registration Page. Registration opens Sunday, March 1st and closes Friday, April 17th. 

 

 1st Dance Competition:  

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH

  • Location: St. Jerome School
  • Address: 5580 Thornburn St, Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Doors Open: 11AM
  • Competition Starts: 12PM 
  • Spectator Fee: $5 per adult (18 years and older)

 

 Participating Schools:  

  • Alliance Virgil Roberts
  • Animo Legacy Charter Middle School
  • Frederick K.C. Price Christian Schools  
  • Ingenium Clarion Charter Middle School 
  • KIPP Academy of Opportunity
  • Woodworth-Monroe K-8 Academy  

 

 Important Notes for Coaches & Teams: 

We anticipate the length of this competition to be approximately 1 hour. The location of the Dance Competition at the school will be in the Parish Hall - which is the building to your right when you first enter the campus and located below the gymnasium. For competition purposes, the plan is to have the teams perform on the stage in the Hall. The dimensions of the stage are approximately 24 feet in width and 20 feet in depth. The upstairs gym will be open where the teams can gather, warm-up, and practice until they are called to perform. There is NO food or drink allowed in the gym.

COACHES / TEAMS: Please remember to review ALL competition guidelines and rules as posted below or with the documents "FIYA Dance Competition Program 2019-20" and "FIYA Dance Competition Guidelines and Categories" listed to the right of this page. 

 


 2nd Dance Competition:  

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH

 

  • Location: St. Bernard High School
  • Address: 9100 Falmouth Ave, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

 Registration Deadline:  FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH 

 


 

 To Register for either/both competitions: 

Registration will open on Sunday, March 1st for our 2nd Dance Competition. 

When registration officially opens, please visit our Registration Page and submit an application for EACH TEAM / CATEGORY your school wishes to participate in the Dance Competition (located in the links to the right of the registration page).

Feel free to email us at info@onfiya.org with any questions!

 


 

 DANCE COMPETITION 2019-20 INFO 

 

 

There will be two Dance Competitions that your school teams can participate for the 2019-20 season. The first is Saturday February 29th and the second is Saturday May 9th. (Times and locations will be posted as soon as they are finalized).

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THROUGH THIS ENTIRE SECTION FOR ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR DANCE COMPETITION.  IF YOU STILL NEED MORE INFORMATION THEREAFTER, PLEASE EMAIL INFO@ONFIYA.ORG WITH YOUR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.

*You can also download/print this information with the link on the right titled "FIYA Dance Competition Program 2019-20" 

 

 

 

 

 CATEGORIES 

There are four (4) separate categories for which you may enter a team to compete. 

They are as follows:

(1) HIP HOP

(2) POM/SONGLEADING

(3) DRILL TEAM/MILITARY

(4) DANCE (Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary & Modern)

*Please note that there is NO CHEER category available.  FIYA Dance Competition Guidelines and Categories are posted under "Dance Links" on the right of this page.

 

 GROUP SIZES / DIVISIONS 

Under each dance category, your school team must select:

(a) group size (“Small” is a minimum of 4 dancers and a maximum of 9 dancers; “Large” is a minimum of 10 dancers and maximum of 19 dancers); and

(b) grade division (Division 3 is 4th grade and below, Division 2 is 6th grade and below and Division 1 is 8th grade and below).

Consequently, similar group sizes in same divisions compete against each other in each dance category.

 

 WHEN TO REGISTER 

For the February 29 competition: 

Registration will OPEN on December 1 and will CLOSE on February 10.

 

For the May 9 competition: 

Registration will OPEN on March 1 and will CLOSE on April 17.

For both competitions, the competition order for each category will be inverse based on when  registration occurred.  That is, a team that registers first will compete last, a team that registers second will compete second to last, etc.

 

 WHAT TO REGISTER 

The online registration will be posted within the timeframes mentioned above on our website’s Registration page.  Please read the online registration instructions carefully.  In addition to basic team information you will need to list the first and last names of all of your dancers and their grade levels in the Pertinent Comments section of the online registration.  EACH DANCER CAN PARTICIPATE IN TWO MAXIMUM TEAM EVENTS; ANY DANCER PARTICIPATING IN THREE OR MORE TEAM EVENTS WILL CAUSE PENALTY DEDUCTIONS TO ALL TEAMS.

 

 HOW TO REGISTER 

During the appropriate timelines as mentioned above, visit our Registration Page and find the Dance Competition Registration Link.  Please note that it takes a few moments for the registration page to load.   But it will!  In addition, you will need to complete a separate registration for each dance category your school team enters.  By way of example, you need to do one online registration for your school’s Division 1 Large Group Hip Hop team and another online registration for your school’s Division 2 Small Group Dance Lyrical.

 

 COSTS TO PARTICIPATE 

The costs for the Dance Competition is based on per dancer.  For schools that have enrolled as FIYA members (see our Registration page for more information on membership), the cost is $10 per dancer

For nonmember schools, the cost is $12.50 per dancer

Payment is due at the event.

 

We’re looking forward to this year’s dance competitions and can’t wait to see you out there! #FIYADANCE

 

 

 

 


 

PREVIOUS YEARS IN FIYA SPIRIT 

In front of a packed house at St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood on Friday FIYA held its 2015 Spirit Competition. Seventeen different performances from nine schools made for an exciting night for all involved, with St. John Chrysostom defending their overall championship. Thanks so much to Sharp International for helping us run the event, and check out our Facebook page for more pictures.

Inaugural FIYA Spirit Competition

 

FIYA held its first ever Spirit Competition Friday before a packed house at St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood. All the teams put on an excellent show, with St. John Chrysostom taking the prize for best overall performance.

Special thanks to Sharp International for contributing so much time, expertise, and effort in making it a memorable experience for all involved.

Scroll down for some pictures and click here to see even more on our Facebook page.