2016 Iowa State Dance Team Championships | Memorable Moments 2

Feb 1, 2016 | 2 min

The judges for the Iowa State Dance Team Championships come from across the nation and are involved in every aspect of the dance industry.  Many of them have a long history of judging this event.  Hear from two of the distinguished judges and enjoy more memorable moments from past competitions.  


More than 5,000 of Iowa’s top dancers competed in the 2016 Iowa State Dance Team Championships.  This is the 40th anniversary of the contest, which was first held in 1976 with only nine teams competing.  Today, the event is held at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, where a record-setting 270 high school teams, along with 25 collegiate teams, make this one of the largest and most prestigious dance competitions in the nation.