FEBRUARY 9, 2019

EAST PALATKA, FLORIDA

WHEN /

FEB 9 2019

Doors Open at 9 a.m.

Competition Begins at 10 a.m.

WHERE /

Putnam County Fairgrounds
Expo Hall
118 Fairgrounds Road, East Palatka, Florida

Florida Clogging Festival Event Information

Workshop and Registration


Without the Florida Clogging Festival, there would be no clogging competition in the state of Florida where teams can qualify for nationals. For the 2019 edition of our event, we were displaced from the Osceola County Fair and struggled to find a new venue. At this time, we know that the competition will be held at the Putnam County Fairgrounds in East Palatka, Florida--giving the teams that opportunity to qualify for national competition. There will be no workshop in the 2019 event. Hopefully we will add it back in the future.




Team Competition


About the Competition Our Clogging Competition is a regional qualifier for the National Clogging and Hoedown Council (NCHC) U.S.A. National Championships, to be held August 31 - September 1, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. MORE INFORMATION Teams that place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in team categories will be invited to compete at the above mentioned national event. Our competition follows the N.C.H.C. rules. Registering and Contacts Team Registration Forms are organized by request and sent as an ONLINE form set to the director of the team. To request registration forms, email americanracket@gmail.com. Event Director: Andy Howard, americanracket@gmail.com Mailing Address: American Racket c/o Andy Howard 1914 Noble Creek Dr. NW Atlanta GA 30327 Checking In All registration materials, including numbers for soloists will be distributed to the team director at front desk check-in. Spectators See spectator tab in this section of the website.




Spectators


Spectator Rates: Prices are subject to change.
General Spectator - $5.00
Children 4 & under – FREE U.S. Military: Veterans and Active Service Members - FREE (with military ID or credential) Who needs a spectator armband? Any person who is not registered and present to dance in the competition.




Food and Drinks


No concession stand in 2019. No alcohol allowed--of any kind. No glass. Coolers and outside food are permitted -- but not in the women's dressing room. You are responsible for cleaning your own mess, and removing your own trash from the site. A list of restaurants has been mailed to the directors of the registered teams.




2019 Event Status / Latest Updates


Our event is in production for Feb. 9, 2019. Earlybird deadlines are January 18, 2019. Deadline has passed. Registration now closed for Teams, Duets, and Choreographed Solos. Registration will be open on Feb. 9, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for Spectator admission (see tab in this section), freestyle solos, acapella solos, flatfoot solos, and short duets. The 2019 event does NOT feature a workshop. We hope to add it back in the future. In the meantime, check out our Sautee Stomp clogging workshop in Helen, Georgia on the last weekend of September.




Solo and Duet Competition


At-The-Door Registration Rates (Between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) Trad. or Contemp. Freestyle Solos: $15 A capella or Flatfoot Solos: $15 Short duets - $20 Note: Earlybird rate expired January 12. Prices subject to change.




2019 Schedule


9:00 a.m. - Doors Open and Registration Open for Spectators and the following competition categories: Freestyle solos, acapella solos, flatfoot solos, short duets. 9:30 a.m. - Directors and Judges Meet 10:00 a.m. - Competition Begins Order (Subject to Change) Choreographed Solos All Duets Freestyle Solos Teams (Teams that are Pee Wee or Tiny Tot will be used to determine those categories **among** the first categories danced.) Awards Will Be Announced as Available and Reasonable





SCHEDULE /

9:00 AM

DOORS OPEN
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FREESTYLE SOLOS, ETC.

9:30 AM

MEETING FOR JUDGES AND DIRECTORS

10:00 AM

N.C.H.C. FLORIDA REGIONAL CLOGGING COMPETITION BEGINS

10:30 AM

DEADLINE TO REGISTER ONSITE FOR FREESTYLE SOLOS, ETC.

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