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Exciting Update for 2025: No Deposit Required for Loyalty at KAR Productions!

🌟 Exciting News for 2025! 🌟

We are thrilled to announce a major update to our registration process for the 2025 season at KAR Productions! Starting this year, any studio that has faithfully attended our competitions for three consecutive seasons and has not cancelled any event registration during that time will no longer be required to pay a deposit when registering*.

At KAR, we deeply value the commitment and loyalty shown by our studio partners over the years. This policy change is our way of saying thank you for being an integral part of the KAR family.

Now, you can focus even more on preparing your dancers for the spotlight without the initial financial commitment. Join us for another incredible season of dance, innovation, and unforgettable memories!

Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to shine brighter than ever with KAR Productions.

Let’s dance into the future together!

* Please note: This policy is not automatically applied to studios and must be pre-approved by our registration office. Contact Sue Chavez, Director of Studio Payments, at for qualifying details.

Apply Now for an Exclusive Opportunity at the 2024 2nd Annual KAR Productions Dance Competition Educators’ Summit

Attendees from our 1st Annual KAR Productions Dance Competition Educators’ Summit

We are excited to announce the 2024 2nd Annual KAR Productions Dance Competition Educators’ Summit! Join us for a special two-day event at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV, on July 29-30. This summit offers a unique opportunity for dance educators from across the nation to connect, collaborate, and create.

Event Highlights:

Meet and Greet: Spend valuable time with KAR Productions Competition Directors and our Executive team.

Special Guests: We are thrilled to have CEO Noah R. Lands and guest speaker Misty Lown from More Than Just Great Dancing join us for insightful discussions and inspiring sessions.

Rule Review: Participate in a comprehensive review of our competition rules, offering your feedback and insights to help us refine and enhance our guidelines for future competitions.

At KAR Productions, we value the power of community and innovation. We’ve integrated the KAR Productions Questionnaire into this year’s summit as a crucial tool for you to share your experiences, express your creative insights, and assist us in tailoring our competitions to better meet the vibrant needs of the dance community.

Important Attendance Information:

This year’s summit is by invitation only and has limited space. Apply now for the opportunity to join us in person by filling out this form. There are no tickets for sale, and attendance will be determined via a lottery selection process.

Special Raffle Entry:

In addition to the summit, we are offering an all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas, including free flight and hotel accommodations for selected attendees. To qualify, you must be a studio owner or competition team director and planning to attend our 2025 season. Enter the raffle through the same form to enhance your summit experience!

Virtual Attendance Option:

If not selected to attend in person, we will also provide a virtual option, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate in this enriching experience.

Apply now to secure your spot at this groundbreaking event and help us shape the future of dance together!

We look forward to the possibility of greeting you in Las Vegas!

The Invitational: A Global Dance Experience – A New Chapter for Dance Competitions

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new event that will redefine the dance competition landscape – The Invitational: A Global Dance Experience! Taking place from August 4-7, 2025, at the prestigious Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, this one-of-a-kind event brings together the best of the best from around the world for a truly unique dance experience.

The Invitational is an exclusive, invitation-only event that combines multiple competitions and conventions, offering a platform for top-tier dancers to showcase their talents on a global stage. With contributions from renowned dance competitions and conventions, The Invitational promises to be a groundbreaking event you won’t want to miss.

Noah Lands, CEO of KAR Productions, shares his excitement: “The Invitational is a testament to the incredible talent and dedication within our dance community. We are honored to be part of this extraordinary event that brings together dancers from around the globe to compete, learn, and grow. This is more than just a competition; it’s a celebration of dance excellence.”

What to Expect at The Invitational

  • Elite Competitions: Featuring the top routines in Small Groups, Large Groups, and Lines from sponsor competitions, The Invitational will showcase the pinnacle of dance performance.
  • Global Elite Dancer Competition: Soloists and title winners from sponsor competitions will compete for the coveted title of Global Elite Dancer.
  • Exclusive Conventions: Dancers will have the opportunity to participate in conventions led by industry-leading instructors, enhancing their skills and knowledge.
  • Gala Awards Banquets: Celebrate the achievements of the best routines and dancers at elegant award ceremonies, complete with performances from the Global Elite Dancers.

How to Qualify

To receive an invitation to The Invitational, dancers must place first in any sponsor competition’s most elite division in Small Group, Large Group, or Line. Qualifying routines will receive a “Bid to Win,” making them eligible to compete at this prestigious event.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Experience

The Invitational: A Global Dance Experience is more than a competition; it’s an opportunity to connect with the dance community, learn from the best, and celebrate the art of dance. Stay tuned for more details and prepare to be part of this groundbreaking event in 2025!

For more information, visit or contact them at

Together, let’s make dance history at The Invitational!

Introducing the KAR Finals Arts & Crafts Passport!

🎨 Unleash Your Creativity at KAR Nationals! 🎨

Hey dancers and families! We are thrilled to introduce a brand new way to add even more fun and creativity to your KAR Nationals experience – the KAR Finals Arts & Crafts Passport! 🌟

This exciting new activity book is designed to bring out the artist in every young dancer. Each day of the Nationals, you’ll find a different fun-filled activity waiting for you at the KAR Arts & Crafts booth. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Day 1: Coloring Fun! 🖍️ Pick up your coloring pages and let your imagination run wild with colors.

Day 2: Crown Making! 👑 Get creative and design your own beautiful crown to wear and show off.

Day 3: Spirit Flags! 🚩 Create vibrant spirit flags to cheer on your favorite dancers and teams.

Day 4: Friendship Bracelets! 🤝 Make and exchange friendship bracelets to remember the wonderful friends you’ve made.

Plus, enjoy ongoing activities like a scavenger hunt, word search, and connect the dots throughout the event. Each activity is not only a fun break from the competition but also a great way to engage with fellow dancers and families.

🔗 Download Your Arts & Crafts Passport PDF Here

We can’t wait to see all the amazing creations you come up with. Be sure to share your masterpieces with us using #KARArtsAndCrafts on social media!

Let’s make this year’s KAR Nationals unforgettable with creativity, fun, and lots of colorful memories. See you at the Arts & Crafts booth! 🎉✨



KAR Dance National Finals

Come for the KAR Dance National Finals and Stay for the Magic!

As an attendee of the KAR Dance National Finals, you have access to special Theme Park tickets, which can be purchased through an online ticket store. Don’t delay! This offer is available for a limited time.

Specially Priced Theme Park Tickets

  • Ticket store open from Wednesday, May 1, 2024, through 9 pm PST on Friday, July 5, 2024
  • Registered attendees can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum
  • Tickets valid from Tuesday, July 2, 2024, through Saturday, July 13, 2024
  • Prices subject to change without notice

Experience the Magic of the Disneyland Resort

  • Explore incredible lands, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Avengers Campus
  • Enjoy exhilarating entertainment, unforgettable food, spirited sips, fanciful shopping, and memorable moments
  • Bring your family and guests along to experience the Magic of the Disneyland Resort

Purchase Tickets

To begin purchasing, click this link BUY TICKETS.

Dance Your Way to the KAR Anaheim National Finals with an Unbeatable Hotel Special Offer!

Hey there, dance enthusiasts and KAR family! Are you ready to mark your calendars for an event that promises to be the highlight of your summer? From July 6-11, 2024, the KAR Anaheim National Finals are set to dazzle and inspire, bringing together the best of the best in the dance world. But wait, it gets even better! We’ve got the inside scoop on a hotel special offer that’s going to make your experience even more unforgettable. So, grab your dance shoes, and let’s dive into the details!

Luxury Meets Affordability: $229 Per Night

First things first, let’s talk about where you’ll be laying your head after those long, exhilarating days of dance. We’ve secured a deal that feels almost too good to be true – accommodation at the event’s host hotel for just $229 per night. Yes, you read that right! This isn’t just any hotel; it’s the epitome of comfort and convenience, located a stone’s throw away from the event venue. Imagine slipping into a plush bed after a day filled with dance, knowing you got an incredible deal. Plus, staying at the host hotel means you’re at the heart of all the action, making it easier to catch every moment of the competition and festivities.

VIP Treatment: Hotel Guest Special Seating

But wait, there’s more! As a guest of the host hotel, you’re not just getting a room; you’re getting the VIP treatment. Special seating awaits hotel guests, ensuring you have the best view of the awe-inspiring performances. No need to worry about arriving extra early to secure a good spot; your seat is waiting for you, offering a perfect vantage point to cheer on your favorite dancers and soak in every moment of the competition.

Shop Till You Drop: 20% Off All Merchandise

Who doesn’t love a good discount? As part of this exclusive hotel offer, you’ll receive 20% off all KAR merchandise. This is your chance to snag that hoodie, t-shirt, or accessory you’ve been eyeing, all while saving some cash. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or picking up gifts for friends and family back home, this discount is a game-changer, making your shopping spree even sweeter.

A Warm Welcome: Special Welcome Bag

The perks just keep coming! Upon check-in, you’ll be greeted with a special welcome bag, our way of saying “thank you” for being a part of the KAR family. Packed with goodies and surprises, this welcome bag is designed to add an extra layer of excitement to your Nationals experience. It’s like a little hug from us to you, ensuring your stay is filled with joy from the moment you arrive.

Cherish the Memories: FREE Souvenir Dance Program

And because we want you to remember this incredible experience forever, you’ll also receive a FREE souvenir dance program. This isn’t just any program; it’s a keepsake, filled with beautiful photos, inspiring stories, and all the details of the event. Years from now, you’ll be able to flip through its pages and relive the magic of the KAR Anaheim National Finals 2024.

Ready, Set, Book!

So, there you have it – an unbeatable hotel special offer that’s bound to make your KAR Anaheim National Finals experience even more memorable. With luxury accommodation at an affordable price, VIP treatment, exclusive discounts, and special gifts, this deal is too good to pass up. But don’t wait too long; with an offer this enticing, rooms are sure to fill up fast.

Remember, the KAR Anaheim National Finals are not just a competition; they’re a celebration of talent, hard work, and the beautiful art of dance. And with this special hotel offer, your experience will be elevated to new heights. So, book your stay, pack your bags, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure. We can’t wait to welcome you to the KAR family and share this incredible experience with you. See you in Anaheim!

🌟 Introducing the ALL NEW KAR Exclusive Dance Competition! 🌟

🌟 Introducing the ALL NEW KAR Exclusive Dance Competition! 🌟

✨ Designed for smaller studios, KAR Exclusive offers the same high-quality experience KAR is celebrated for, tailored to a more intimate scale.

🎉 Celebrate the art of dance in an exclusive setting, limited to 50 dancers or less and no more than 75 performances per studio.

🏆 Experience a personalized competition with a max of 500 registered performances, ensuring every dancer shines.

👯‍♀️ Fair judging, age-appropriate divisions, and scholarship opportunities await!

🤩 KAR Exclusive – Where passion, artistry, and talent unite in an unparalleled dance experience.

Join us for a dance event like no other – Limited Events & Space Available!

KAR Exclusive – Baton Rouge, LA / Baton Rouge River Center Theatre

KAR Exclusive – Ft. Lauderdale, FL / TBA ** JUST ADDED **

KAR Exclusive – Mesa, AZ / Legacy Sports at Bell Bank Park- Fieldhouse C

KAR Exclusive – Long Beach, CA / Millikan High School- Robert L. Brigham Performing Arts Center.

Interested in more information please contact our office at (714) 826-8440

KAR Convention Partners with Dancers Against Cancer: Dancing for a Cause

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Dance is more than just a sequence of steps on a stage; it’s an expression of life, resilience, and humanity. At KAR Convention, we’ve always believed in the transformative power of dance and the sense of community it fosters. As we continue to celebrate this incredible art form, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Dancers Against Cancer (DAC), amplifying our commitment to not only the dance community but to humanity as a whole.

Dancing Against Cancer

Dancers Against Cancer is an organization built on a heartfelt mission: to create an alliance within the dance community that provides both financial support and inspiration to those among us — dance educators, choreographers, dancers, and their families — who have been impacted by cancer. The disease has, unfortunately, touched many lives, and through this collaboration, we aim to make a meaningful difference.

A Purposeful Purchase: The Observer Bands

One of the key aspects of our partnership is the pledge we’re making with our observer bands. Starting this season, 100% of the proceeds from these bands will go directly to DAC. This means that every observer band purchase at KAR Convention is more than just a ticket to witness stellar performances; it’s a commitment to supporting a member of our dance family in their fight against cancer.

Why This Matters

At KAR Convention, we are all about bringing dancers together, sharing experiences, and growing as artists. By partnering with DAC, we’re extending that ethos to make a real-world impact. Through this initiative, the dance community has an opportunity to stand united against a challenge that goes beyond the dance floor.

Every dancer knows the importance of support, whether it’s from their teammates during a complex routine or from their loved ones cheering them on. Similarly, individuals and families battling cancer need the same level of unwavering support. Through the contributions made via the observer bands, DAC can continue its crucial work, providing financial aid and, most importantly, hope to those in need.

Join Us in Making a Difference

We’re calling upon our extended KAR family to come together and dance for a cause. As you gear up for the next convention, remember the difference your observer band purchase can make. It’s more than just a band; it’s a beacon of hope.

We’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Dancers Against Cancer and are eager to see the positive change our combined efforts can bring about. We thank our wonderful community of dancers, educators, and parents for their continued support. Together, let’s dance with purpose, passion, and compassion.

Dance with heart. Dance with soul. Dance against cancer.

Join us in our journey with DAC and let every step count. 💛 #KARxDAC #DancersAgainstCancer #DanceForACause

Introducing a New Era: KAR’s Elite Pro:tégés Unveiled!

Introducing a New Era: KAR’s Elite Pro:tégés Unveiled!

Dive into the mesmerizing world of dance as the 2023 Elite Pro:tégés, representing top dance studios from across the nation, unveil their artistry. With each dancer presenting their unique flair and interpretation, this showcase promises an enthralling dance journey.

🌟 Introducing the 2023 Elite Pro:tégés

Dacey GaonaJ Dance Co
Brooklynn SchimmelpfenningNewtown Dance Academy
Addyson PaulPAVE School of the Arts
Kynzli ReeceK2 Studios
London ThebeauDK Dance Productions
Lane DanhauerMomentum Dance Company
Kelsey FranklinK2 Studios
Elise KimN10 Dance Studios
Rebecca SuhDSAPA
Dee Angelli IgnacioK2 Studios
Valeesa AndersonDK Dance Productions
Chloe FurnstahlThe Dance Academy of Puyallup
Hannah ColinDance Works
Anny JuveraSignature Dance Academy
Kaedyn AndersonKAST Academy
Ainsley DobbsThe Space
Ethan CookAV Dance Studio 81
Addison CarlisleAV Dance Studio 81
Mariah HumphreySignature Dance Academy
Lucas VazquezThe Space
Skylee VarnerTalent Planet

🔗 Connect with KAR Dance Convention: Official Website: Instagram: dancekar Facebook: dancekar Celebrate the talent of these young dance prodigies by liking, sharing, and commenting. Subscribe for more captivating performances and updates from the KAR Dance Convention.

Feel the Nationals’ Rush at KAR Live!’s Regional Dance Competition!

Feel the Nationals’ Rush at KAR Live!’s Regional Dance Competition!

Hey KAR Family!

The stage is set, the lights are about to dim, and in the air, there’s an unmistakable, high-energy buzz. We know this sensation all too well – it’s the feeling of Nationals, but guess what? This time, it’s at a regional level! Yes, you read that right. The iconic KAR Live! is back, and it’s ready to make stars shine brighter than ever before!

Why KAR Live! is the Event of the Year

When you think of dance competitions, a flurry of dazzling costumes, pulsating music, and synchronized moves come to mind. But KAR Live! is different; it’s not just about the dance but the entire experience that surrounds it. It’s the culmination of passion, practice, and presentation.

1. A Platform for Champions:

Every dancer is a story waiting to be told. KAR Live! provides the canvas for these champions to paint their journey with grace, agility, and determination. It’s where regional stars are born and legends take the next leap.

2. The High Energy Vibe:

From the moment you step in until the final bow, the adrenaline rush never stops. The audience’s applause, the competitors’ fierce but friendly spirit, and the anticipation of who will be the next KAR Live Champion create a high-octane atmosphere that’s simply unbeatable.

3. Live Feedback – A Game Changer:

Dancers not only showcase their talent but also get a unique opportunity to receive live commentary from our esteemed panel of judges. It’s constructive, immediate, and aimed to elevate the potential of each performer. Who knows? This feedback might be the catalyst to turn our regional stars into national legends!

4. Cash Prizes That Make a Statement:

At KAR Live!, we believe in giving due credit. And this is evident with our Championship Showcase:

KAR Live! Championship Showcase

A total of 8 KAR Live Champions will be crowned and awarded with cash prizes for the highest scoring performance selected by our expert panel of judges:

  • Primary Small Group – $200 – 1st Place
  • Primary Large Group / Line – $200 – 1st Place
  • Secondary Small Group – $200 – 1st Place
  • Secondary Large Group / Line – $200 – 1st Place
  • Intermediate Small Group – $200 – 1st Place
  • Intermediate Large Group / Line – $200 – 1st Place
  • Elite Small Group – $500 – 1st Place
  • Elite Large Group / Line – $500 – 1st Place

KAR Live’s Unmatched Format

What sets KAR Live apart is its distinctive emphasis on group competition and an interactive showcase. Post group competitions, dancers and performances that stand out as the absolute best get to shine in the KAR Live showcase, benefitting from live feedback from our panel of judges. This high-voltage event is live-streamed, ensuring fans near and far can join the excitement.

Be Part of the Excitement of KAR Live!

Mark your calendars for a high-energy, unforgettable experience in our 2024 tour:

Official Rules & More: For the enthusiasts who are all about details, we’ve got you covered. [Link to the Official Rules for KAR Live]. From soloist registration to the grand KAR Live Showcase, every piece of information you need is right there.

Why Studio Owners Need to Register Today!

Attention studio owners: If you’re on the hunt for an unparalleled platform to spotlight your dancers, KAR Live! is it. Think about the exposure, the acclaim, and the invaluable experience your team will gain! This isn’t just another competition; it’s an opportunity for your studio to be recognized on a grand stage, to benefit from live expert feedback, and to be part of a revolutionary dance movement. Moreover, as spots are filling up rapidly, this is your moment to act. Register today, and give your dancers the platform they’ve been dreaming of. This is your chance to elevate your studio’s reputation and stand out in the dance community. Seize it!

In essence, KAR Live! is not just another competition; it’s a celebration. A celebration of dance, talent, hard work, and the spirit of competition. So, why wait? Be a part of this dance revolution and let the world see the champion in you!

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