GHSA State Dance Invitational - Info and Timeline

Dance Info

The GHSA Competitive Dance Invitational will be held on February 15, 2020 at the Lumpkin Center at Columbus State University at 9:00 AM.

  • 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. All routines must be under 2 minutes.
  • The styles will include:
    • Jazz
    • High kick
    • Hip hop
    • Pom
  • A winner in each category per division will be named.
  • For the overall winner, the team who has the highest score per division will be named the winner.
  • 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 and $60.00 more for a 2nd routine.  You do not have to enter 2 routines.

Dec. 14: Final deadline. Any teams who register after this event will be of $250.00 plus $60.00 for a second routine.

Jan. 15: Dance Team Roster Due on GHSA MIS:

Feb. 15: Dance invitational-begins at 9AM (Admission is $10 per person at the venue and mobile tickets are available at GoFan.)

March 4-7: Basketball championships-top teams will be invited to perform at the championships.