Contestants must choreograph an original line dance to one of five songs featured on a special “Club Mixes” EP sampler of select Average Joes Entertainment artists. Featured artists include Colt Ford, Matt Stillwell (feat. The Lacs), The Lacs (feat. Bubba Sparxxx), LoCash Cowboys (feat. Colt Ford) and Redneck Social Club. The tracks and official contest details are available on the Marco Club Connection website here. Submissions are being accepted now through Dec. 17, 2012.
“We’re extremely proud to team up with Marco Club Connection and be a part of the UCWDC World Championships. Our artists are on the cutting edge of today’s Country line dancing craze, and we have benefited tremendously from the exposure our acts have gotten in the clubs around the country. I can’t wait to see what dances the finalists will come up with for our Average Joes artists at the World Championships.”
Those entering the contest must be available to attend the 21st annual Country Dance World Championships, held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville on Jan. 2-5, 2013. Five finalists will be selected (one routine for each song on the AJE “Club Mixes” sampler) and asked to teach their dance at the World Championships for a panel of UCWDC (United Country Western Dance Council®) judges. One grand prize winner will be chosen on site.
“I am so excited to be attending and representing the UCWDC at the Country Dance World Championships in Nashville this year,” says Barry Amato, UCWDC Worlds Marketing Manager. “This is the first time we have integrated the Country music industry into this event full force. After all, it’s the music that drives our community and the sport of Country dancing, so it’s great to be part of an effort like this to join forces with such a one-of-a-kind dancing extravaganza!”
The grand prize contest winner will receive an Average Joes Entertainment Prize Pack, paid registration to the 2014 World Championships in Nashville, a private meet-and-greet with the artist they chose to choreograph to and featured placement of their dance on the Marco Club Connection website. The Nashville-based dance venue marketing company will have a booth at the event Jan. 2-5 with artist meet-and-greet opportunities. The booth and meet-and-greets are open to the public.
For more information and access to the Average Joes Entertainment “Club Mixes” EP sampler, visit www.MarcoClubConnection.com.
About Marco Club Connection:
A division of Nashville-based secondary radio promotion company, Marco Promotions, Club Connection specializes in marketing dance club singles to nightclubs and dance venues across the country. Club Connection maintains a national database of more than 240 venues and world-renowned dance instructor contacts, reaching more than 200,000 club patrons each weekend. For more information, visit: www.MarcoClubConnection.com.