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What or Who inspires you to dance.


A title page is required for each entry. It should include the following: student name, phone number, e-mail, school attending and grade in school for the fall of 2021.


Limit one entry per student, per competition.


Essay submissions will be divided into 2 age divisions:
Middle School 4th-7th
Jr/Sr High 8-12th


Essays must be between 500-750 words.


All essays must be submitted digitally. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.


Entries must be received by:

October 23rd for the Jefferson Dance Challenge

November 13th for the Spencer Dance Challenge


Entry fee is $25


Winners will be selected based on adherence to the theme, quality of writing, originality of the essay, as well as proper use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.


Plagiarism will result in disqualification.


Judges will select the top 2 entries in both age divisions.


Winners will receive a cash prize as well as a free pair of Apolla Shocks from our partners at Apolla.


Please send your essay to: 

Essay Challenge!

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