In the interest of public safety, activities involving direct animal interaction at the Fair have been suspended.

All guests are encouraged to wash their hands after any contact with animals or their living area, as well as prior to eating or drinking.

Best Dance Crew

This event has been cancelled

The information below is from the 2019 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020. Please check back soon!

Best Dance Crew competition has been cancelled

We regret to tell you that the Best Dance Crew competition will not return for 2019. Thanks to all the crews who competed in the past, and keep on dancin’!

Show us your best dance moves!

Dance groups of five to 50 members compete in the Best Dance Crew competition in different divisions. Got some good moves? Enter today!

Performance/contest at the Fair: Sunday, June 10, 2018, in the Del Mar Arena.
Dates and venue subject to change.

For more information on this event, including results, please see the Best Dance Crew event page.

The Fine Print

Got questions? You may find the answer here.

At least five, and up to 50 members. Please keep in mind the dance floor is 50 by 50 feet. If you have a large group of dancers, not all dancers have to stay on the stage at the same time.

Not at all. We have independent groups, groups from grade schools, high schools, and colleges as well as studio groups.

Unfortunately, you can not compete in more than one group.

If you don’t know which age division your group should enter, get in touch with us. We are happy to walk you through the process and let you know which one is appropriate.

The $20.00 entry fee covers administrative costs of running the contest, such as FedEx costs to mail large packets of passes and credentials.

Yes, we will send you an initial confirmation of the completed application to the email address on the application.

Unfortunately, because of the restraints of the online form, you must be able to complete your application in one sitting. Be sure to have your YouTube link and payment information ready when you start the application.

Application deadline: If you miss the application deadline, your group probably will not be able to compete. Finalist judging will begin immediately after the deadline passes.

Finalist deadline: If your group is chosen to compete, you will be given a deadline to submit your list of performers and your music. If you miss this deadline, your group will be disqualified, and no refunds will be issued.

We understand that performers’ schedules can change last-minute. However, in order to make sure everyone receives the correct number of parking passes and credentials, we will need a list. Name changes can be made to the list up to 48 hours in advance, but no additional credentials or passes will be mailed after the deadline given to you.

Yes! Performers on the list may bring one guest for free. That guest must arrive with the performer at the time of the performer’s check-in.

We provide parking passes based on 70 percent of the performers in the group, so we strongly encourage carpooling.

More information on Fair parking

  • Missing the finalists’ deadline for performer list and music
  • An incomplete application and/or non-functional links
  • Non-family-friendly performances
  • Music with cursing or vile lyrics
  • Outfits that are too revealing
  • Misconduct backstage or during the contest

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4259.

Entry Information

Registration deadline: The deadline has passed; entries are closed.

Entry Information has been left online for 2018 entrants and as reference for those who might want to enter in the future.

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