A dance competition for fursuiters to show their stuff!

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Dance Contest FAQ

•  What is the Dance Contest? 

The Dance Contest is where you can show off your moves in your fursuit. You will go up to the dance floor and dance for the judges and the audience.

•  Can I perform in the Dance Contest without a costume? 

Since this is a costume event, no.

•  Will there be a rehearsal? 

Unfortunately, due to time, we will not be able to have a rehearsal this year.

•  What is the Dance Contest rated? 

The dance contest is PG-13. No suggestive moves, extreme violence, or foul language will be allowed. If any contestant goes above and beyond the PG-13 rating, they will be escorted off the dance floor immediately and will not be allowed a chance to win any prizes. If you have any questions, please contact the dance contest director at (email)

•  Will there be people to assist me during the Dance Contest? 

We will have stage assistants available, but we recommend each contestant have one handler to assist them.

•  How will the Dance Contest progress? 

Each contestant(s) will need to check in at the costuming desk and turn in their audio at that time. The time of when contestants need to be at the main events room, for staging, will be given to you at time of check in. You should then arrive for staging in the main events room no later than the time given to you at the costuming desk when you check in. Further instructions will be given at the event.

•  Can we interact with the MC for the Dance Contest? 

There will not be interaction allowed between the contestants and the MC

•  What amenities will be available for the Dance Contest? 

We will have water available to the contestants. Flash photography will not be permitted during the Dance Contest. If you have any other questions please contact the dance contest director at con or before.

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2017 Arizona Fur Con Fursuit Dance Competition

Format and Rules


I. Tryouts

A. There will be no tryouts this year.


II. Requirements

B. Contestants must sign up online or at the Costuming Desk no later than Saturday at 12:00PM (Noon).

C. All contestants must check in with the Costuming Desk, even if you pre-registered online. Failure to check in may result in disqualification.

D. Audio must be mailed in at costuming@arizonafurcon.com or turned in at time of check in at the Costuming Desk. Failure to do so at this time may result in disqualification. See the Audio section below for rules on audio.

E. Please arrive to the main events room at the time given at time of check in. A small headless area will be stocked with water and fans.

F. Fursuiters only. This includes full suits to a partial with clothes (Head, paws, tail, feet, no human skin showing).


III. Audio:

A. Performances are limited to a minimum of 1:30 to a maximum of 2:30. If your audio is longer, the DJ will fade out at the 2:30 second mark.

C. You may submit audio before the con by emailing costuming@arizonafurcon.com;

Please include your Fursuit Name and “Dance Competition Music” in the subject of the email.

D. If you do not submit music beforehand, please bring music with you on a USB Flash drive to the Costuming Desk at time of check in on Friday. Do not bring laptops, tablets, ipods, or other mp3 players please.


IV. Judging and Awards:

A. Judging will be based on four categories:

    1. Technique: Precision and strength of movements, sharpness

    2. Execution: Rhythm, creativity, synchronization with music, and transitions.

    1. Crowd: How much the crowd gets into it.

    2. Difficulty: Use of intricate and challenging skills/movement


V. Categories:

A. There are two categories to chose from. Novice or Veteran

    1. Novice is someone who has not placed or gotten past preliminaries.

    2. Veteran is someone who has gotten past preliminaries or placed in a dance competition.

B. Solo acts should pick between the two categories, while group acts should place according to the most experienced member of the group.


VI. Awards:

First place will receive a Judge's spot in the next year's Dance Competition. Other awards will be announced at the end of the competition.


VII. Regards

Please keep in mind that the purpose of this event is to have fun and put on a good show for everyone watching. We greatly appreciate everyone willing compete even if they do not end up winning the event. Be courteous and help make this a fun event for everyone! :-)