Dogs Can Dance

 

What Is The Challenge

The Dogs Can Dance Challenge® embraces and expands upon the musical canine freestyle world by offering titling opportunities, not competition. Each performance earns points toward the division title of their choice. A handler may register an individual dog or an entire team of dogs as their freestyle partner. All handlers will pass the Entry Level, demonstrating the skills necessary to succeed in the Challenge. Comments and scoring by a panel of five judges encourages growth and education with each performance. There is a place for you within the Dogs Can Dance Challenge®

Download Dogs Can Dance Challenge® Guidelines


 

Titles and Divisions

Entry Level
The goal of the Entry level is to introduce the handler to the expectations of the skill level needed to perform a successful musical canine freestyle performance. The entry level tests the handler’s basic training foundation in the sport. All handlers will pass the Entry Level prior to submitting a performance in any Freestyle Division. For handlers who have registered as a “team”, only one dog is required to perform the Entry Level components, however, multiple registered dogs from the team may also be used. Entry level submissions are accepted daily. Refer to the Dogs Can Dance Challenge™ Guide for instructions on how to perform the Entry Level Components.

Download the Entry Level Components and Score Sheet

Musical Canine Freestyle Divisions
The Dogs Can Dance Challenge is proud to offer three uniquely different divisions in the sport of canine freestyle.

The three divisions offered are:
• Classical Freestyle
• Entertainment
• Music Interpretation

The three divisions allow the handler the choice to earn titles where their interests lie, or to become well rounded by completing all three divisions as required to earn the title of “Dogs Can Dance Champion”. For a definition of each division, please refer to the Dogs Can Dance Challenge® Guide.

The Dogs Can Dance Challenge® encourages training and performing from the young stages of puppyhood to advanced senior age. If you have a disabled dog, the Dogs Can Dance Challenge® welcomes you as well.

 

Judges

The Dogs Can Dance Challenge Judging Guidelines are available to help guide you to success. See the criteria that the judges are looking for and the questions they will be asking themselves as they view your performance.

Download Judging Guidelines

Events


Halloween

Dogs Can Dance
Disco Ball
- Fun Contest
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Watch the video!

  1. Create a 20 – 40 second freestyle routine with your dog to your favorite disco song!
  2. Videotape your routine and link your performance to YouTube with the settings “public” or “unlisted”
  3. Send your performance video link to: ChallengeSubmissions@DogsCanDance.com by May 30, 2017 midnight Pacific Time
  4. Purchase your $15 entry below

Voting takes place June 3-5 on the Dogs Can Dance Facebook Page and the 101 Canine Freestyle Yahoo Group. Each participant will receive a $15 gift certificate from Dogs Can Dance to use toward any DCD Online Class (excluding Direct to You courses) and a mini online coaching session. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.

Select Your Event

Halloween

 

2017 International
Dog Team
Dance Off

Entry Fee: $15 per dog

Download Entry Form

  1. Choose a theme
  2. New for 2017: Pairs Division, two dogs and two handlers
  3. Create a 4 – 8 minute performance based on that theme
  4. Introduce each team player
  5. Videotape your performance and upload to Vimeo or YouTube or mail your performance DVD to:
    Dogs Can Dance PO Box 2117 Vacaville, CA 95696 to be received no later than June 1, 2017.
  6. Submit your dance/drill team performance video link by June 1 to: ChallengeSubmissions@DogsCanDance.com
  7. Each team member pays an entry fee of $15 which acts as an agreement to participate.

Each participant will receive a $15 gift certificate from Dogs Can Dance to use toward any DCD Online Class (excluding Direct to You courses) and a mini online coaching session. The winning team will receive a trophy.

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FOF Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register for the
2017 Future of Freestyle Conference
August 4-6, 2017
Port Huron, MI
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Workshops and Classes


Future of Freestyle Conference
Live Titling Event

Ira Township, Michigan August 5, 2017

Download the Live Titling Event Entry Form
(To enter this event, use PayPal button below)


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2017
"Dance Into Spring"

Video Titling Opportunity



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Download Dance Into Spring Entry Form
(To enter this event, use PayPal button below)

 

Registration

Register to campaign an individual handler and dog toward a championship, or register an individual handler and multiple dogs to campaign as a team! The Dogs Can Dance Challenge offers handlers all the options. A handler always has the option to upgrade to a “team” without losing points earned while campaigning as an individual dog and handler. As the handler of a “team”, you can select the dog of your choice to perform with in any division. Mix and match any of your dogs for any performance. The entire “team” earns the points from each performance. Even if one of the dogs passes away, video performances from the past can earn points for your team! Submit your Registration form and enter the Challenge today!

Download Registration Form

Download Upgrade Registration Form
(use this form to add a dog or to upgrade to a team)

Challenge Options


 

Challenge Winners

2016 Giving Thanks Titling Event

View the video of the highest scoring performance
Le-La-Ru Award Winning Performance from the Entertainment Division: Jerry Chaix and Harriet