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JANUARY 20, 2024

 LEGACY CENTER 

The Kicker Showdown will be held on January 20, 2024 at the Legacy Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

In an effort to bring all the talent together that our area has to offer, give more performance opportunities to area dancers, and cultivate camaraderie amongst all dancers, we are hosting an event like no other. We want to celebrate the local dance scene and show Lake Charles how much talent we truly have here!

Cowgirl Kickers will be hosting a brand new event - a DANCE COMPETITION for area dance studios and school dance teams, open to all ages! The KICKER SHOWDOWN will be held Saturday, January 20 at McNeese’s Legacy Center and will benefit the Cowgirl Kicker organization.

STUDIO/
INDEPENDENT DANCERS

DIVISION BREAKDOWNS

Solos: Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior

Duo/Trio: Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior

Small Groups: Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior

Medium Groups: Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior

Large Groups: Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior

AGE DIVISIONS

Mini: 8 years old and under

Junior: 9-11 years old

Teen: 12-14 years old

Senior: 15 years old and over

GROUP SIZES

Small group: 4-10 dancers

Medium group: 11-20 dancers

Large group: 20+ dancers

SCHOOL TEAMS

DIVISION BREAKDOWNS

Middle School Groups: Pom, Jazz, Hip Hop, Open

High School Groups: Pom, Jazz, Hip Hop, Open

GROUP SIZES

Small group: 4-10 dancers

Medium group: 11-20 dancers

Large group: 20+ dancers

PRICING

ENTRY FEES

Solo: $50

Duo/Trio: $25 per dancer

Groups: $15 per dancer

SPECTATOR COSTS

$10 per person at the door

(12 & under: no charge)

RULES AND 
REGULATIONS

-All registrations must be completed by January 13, 2024. This includes music submission and payments. 

-Invoices with a link to EventBrite and detailed instructions will be sent to the email address used on the registration below. 

Music Submission

-After registering below, music should be submitted, by emailing mcneesecowgirlkickers@yahoo.com, as an mp3 file. 

-Studios/schools are allowed and encouraged to send all music files in one email. The email subject should be labeled "Kicker Showdown 2023 Studio/Dance Team Name".

-In the email, notes should clearly be made to include the studio/dance team name, song title, age division, group size, and each dancer's name with their age in parentheses.

Example: McNeese Cowgirl Kickers, "Joli Blon", Senior Division, Solo, Maci Quayhagen (20). 

-Independent dancers will list themselves as such. 

Music Requirements

-The solo and duo/trio time limit is 3 minutes maximum, with no minimum requirement. 

-The group dance time limit is 5 minutes maximum, with no minimum requirement. 

Judging Categories

Each routine will be judged based on the following categories: technique, performance, choreography, appearance, and timing. 

Awards

-Each of the divisions will have a first, second, and third place winner.

-Overall soloist, overall duo/trio, overall studio group, and overall school group will be awarded. 

-People's Choice Award will be selected through online voting! Voting opens on January 13, 2024. Votes can be made for your favorite studio or dance team for $1 per vote. There is no limit on the number of votes allowed. The voting will close moments before each awards ceremony the day of the Kicker Showdown. An award will be presented to the winning studio and the winning school team at The Kicker Showdown awards ceremonies. 

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