Local High School Hosts State-wide Dance Invitational


More than 400 dancers are competing for the trophies, but one group of dancers and their parents are keeping everyone organized and making sure the event runs smoothly.

WHAT:             Fargo North Dance Invitational

WHEN:            Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:           North High School, 801 17th Avenue North, Fargo

CONTACT:       Cassie Hanson, Spartacas Parents Association President, 701.200.8393 or hanson [dot] cass11atgmail [dot] com

 for more information.

More than 400 dancers from 30 different teams from across the state of North Dakota will compete in the Fargo North Dance Invitational on December 1. Competitors range in age from pre-school to college and they will compete in College, Class A Varsity, Class B Varsity, Class A Junior Varsity, Junior High, and Studio divisions in four different dance categories: Jazz, Pom, High Kick, and Hip Hop. Trophies will be presented to the top teams in each of the divisions.

This particular dance competition has been held for more than 35 years and is a North Dakota Association of Dance and Drill (NDADD) sanctioned event. The competition will be judged by a panel of six judges who are either NDADD certified or experts in the field of dance they are judging.

The invitational is the largest annual fundraising event for the Fargo North Spartacas dance team. Monies raised through admission fees, concession sales, and raffles help offset the cost of uniforms and choreography expenses for the team.

The public is invited to view all competition categories. All-day admission is $7.00/adults and $4.00/students, with children under 5 admitted free of charge. Concessions are available. Event goers may also participate in a 50/50 raffle or purchase $5.00 raffle tickets. Raffle prizes include a Samsung television, salon product basket, $250 Amazon gift card, Tito’s dartboard, Tito’s gift basket, Shooting Star Casino package, Discover Flight from the Fargo Jet Center, NDSU Men’s Basketball tickets, diamond earrings from JCPenney, Skate City Family Pack, gift cards to restaurants and area businesses, and more.