GHSA State Dance Invitational - Info and Timeline

Dance Info

The GHSA Competitive Dance Invitational will be held on February 16, 2019 at Mt. Zion High School in Jonesboro, Georgia beginning at 9AM.

  • Classification/divisions will be determined after registration beginning November 1st on the GHSA website.
  • Schools may enter 1 team of up to 20 dancers.
  • Teams may enter 2 routines to be judged.
  • The genres will include:
    • Jazz
    • High kick
    • Hip hop
    • Pom
  • A winner in each category will be named.
  • For the overall winner, a team¡¦s scores for both routines will be combined to determine their overall score. The top runner up and winner will receive a trophy.
  • All NFHS rules for Competitive dance will be enforced. You can order a NFHS rule book from GHSA or The following rules are included:
    • accessories and apparel
    • lifts and stunts
    • legalities on shoes
  • All members of the school¡¦s dance team must be eligible students that attend that high school.
  • Teams can be coed or All Girl.

We will follow all NFHS rules on apparel and accessories. You may order a NFHS rule book from the GHSA office or at

GHSA Competitive Dance Scoresheet (Updated 9/28/2018)
GHSA Competitive Dance Scoring Rubric

Contact Penny Pitts Mitchell at if you need information.

Dance Timeline

Nov. 1: Registration opens on GHSA website with a contract similar to cheer contract.

           The Dance Invitational Contract is available at: 

            Complete, Print and Mail the contract with your entry fee to the given address

Dec. 3: Deadline for teams to enter with entry fee of $180.00.

Dec. 14: Final deadline with entry fee of $250.00.

Feb. 1: Dance Team Roster Due on GHSA MIS:

Feb. 15: Officials arrive in Atlanta

  • Training for Georgia officials.
  • Set up day for Mt. Zion HS

Feb. 16: Dance invitational-begins at 9AM (Admission is $10 per person at the venue and mobile tickets are available at GoFan.)

March 6-9: Basketball championships-top teams will be invited to perform at the championships.