Dance In His Name

Psalm 149:3

“Let them praise His name in the dance: let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Can me or my team see the performance space ahead of the event?

No. We have contracted with the venue for a specific rental day and time.

My group is travelling from out of state, will we be able to arrive to the facility earlier than the call time?

Unfortunately, no. The “Call Time” is the time that all teams can check in for the event.

Do you have reserved seating for the participating teams?

Yes, we do.

Are group rates available for general tickets?

Yes, please call to inquire for group sizes 10 and over. Please refer to the Group Discount Link for specific rates.

What is the best part of this event?

That’s an easy question– Dancing in his name and glory!

Will the event be videotaped?

Yes, it will. Videos are also available for purchase on the website.

Do you have repeat teams participate in DIHN?

Yes, we do.  It’s the “quest for the best team”, right? :)

What does my team need to do to prepare for the event?

We would suggest confirming your dance team members, dance selection and choreography and then rehearsing those pieces for the best performance you can give the day of the event.

Will registered teams get a chance to practice at the facility prior to the event?

No, teams will not have an opportunity to practice on stage before the event.

Do younger kids have to pay to attend the event?

If they sit in a physical seat, then a ticket must be purchased for them.

How long does the event usually last?

Depends on the number of teams participating, but usually around 2 – 2 ½ hours.

How can I publicize the event in my area if my team will be participating?

We have event flyers available via email distribution for teams to get the word out to their supporters.

Do dance team members have to pay to get in the event? What about others coming with my team?

No, the dancers and the dance ministry leader do not have to pay. Any person outside of that group will have to pay to attend the event.

Can I register more than one team from my Church or organization for the event?

Yes, you can.  Each team, however, will have to pay a separate registration fee.

Do male teams participate in this event?

Yes, we have had all male teams as well as male dancers as a part of mixed teams.

Do I have to be affiliated with a Church to participate in the event?

No, you do not. We changed that requirement in 2014 to extend opportunities for all.

Who might the judges be?

They judges vary from year to year. They are dance professionals from all walks of “dance”.

Why the time limit?

Although we want to enjoy all of the teams that participate, we also want to make this an event that is conscious of everyone’s time.

Can I bring my music on a CD with other songs for the day of the event?

No, all music must be on a separate disc for the competition.

Will I get to meet and network with other Praise Dance Teams?

Yes, of course. That is one of the main benefits to this unique event.

Is this an event just for youth?

No, all types and ages of praise dance teams can participate.

Do the participants in the event have to be a certain age?

Yes, all dancers must be at least 9 years old by January 1 of the event year.

We live outside of the Memphis area, can we still participate?

Yes, we have teams from all of the country that participate in this event.

What is the deadline for teams to register for the upcoming competition?

At the latest, the first of March.

Why is this event important to you as the Event Organizer?

This event is important because it creates a unique platform to open up to the masses the art and dance discipline related to Liturgical/ Praise Dancing. As a dance organization, we felt the need to put this platform out into the universe, as with other dance genres which all require self-discipline and commitment, amongst other things.

Why the competition aspect to “Dance In His Name”?

“DIHN” believes that life is a competition in so many ways that we live our normal lives. “Dance In His Name” is a dance platform built around fostering positive interaction amongst Praise Dance teams from all walks of life. Similar to a choir competitions, Church basketball leagues or the like, it’s all about the intent, how its presented and what the overall focus is. Our focus with DIHN is dance, creativity, public exposure and of course, honoring our Lord and Savior as a part of this dance event.

Is this really a dance competition for Praise Dance Teams?

Yes, it is.  This event honors the spirit of dance in worship within a public format.

Should my team arrive already dressed to the event?

Yes, for the sake of time, if at all possible. We only have a short amount of time from the call time to the actual start of the event.

We registered and paid for the event, but will be unable to attend. Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds.

The Quest for the Best Praise Dance Team