Get ready for the Great Empower Simcoe DANCE-OFF!

Instead of the Fashion Show this fall, the Empower Simcoe Foundation invites you to bust out your best dance moves and strut your stuff on video for fun and to help raise money for the Foundation.

Who can participate?

Anyone who receives services from Empower Simcoe or participates in one of our programs.

Can staff join in?

Staff are welcome to participate! We need your help recording and submitting dance videos, but staff are also welcome to submit your own videos, or to dance with a person you support (following COVID-19 protocols, of course!).

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A note to Empower Simcoe direct support professionals:

We know what a difficult, challenging time this has been for you. We all wish the pandemic was over. While we’re waiting for that to happen, we know you are always looking for ways to bring back a little bit of fun and normality for the people you support. We had wanted to bring back the Fashion Show this fall, but we couldn’t, so instead we have the Great Empower Simcoe DANCE-OFF as a fun way to celebrate together while apart. We’d love to feature you!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 14 AT 11:59 PM

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Here’s how it works:

    1. Pick a favourite song, practice your best moves, and start dancing! Feel free to pick a theme (see suggestions below). You can dance solo, with a friend, or as part of a group. It’s up to you!
    2. When you’re ready, ask a friend or support worker to take a video of you dancing to your favourite song. Video pointers:
      • Make sure to have good lighting
      • Have the music loud enough that it can be heard on the video
      • Maximum length 2 minutes
      • Save the video as a MP4 file
    3. Fill in the form below and hit SUBMIT.
    4. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions and a link to our DANCE-OFF Video Uploads folder.
    5. Follow the instructions in your confirmation email to upload your dance video. All videos must be uploaded by October 14 at 11:59 p.m.
    6. One video per person please. But you can submit a solo dance video and also be part of a group dance video.
    7. Tune in to the Great Empower Simcoe DANCE-OFF livestream on October 21 at 7 pm to see your dance moves on the big screen along with all our other dancers!

Theme ideas:

    • Add a costume and props (optional)
    • Pick a decade (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s etc.)
    • Michael Jackson’s Thriller or any other music video that inspires you
    • Music genre, i.e. Country, Disco, Punk, Rock ‘n Roll, etc.
    • Copy your favourite singer’s style (Lil Nas X, Taylor Swift, Elton John, Elvis, Lady Gaga – take your pick!)

Dance-Off Submission Form

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The person submitting the form will receive a confirmation email with a link to our Video Uploads folder and instructions. Please watch for it and check your junk mail folder if you don’t see it.

Consent Statement:

By submitting this form, I consent to the use of my image in social media advertising and broadcasts relating to the Great Empower Simcoe DANCE-OFF and other Empower Simcoe activities.

Please Note: individuals and families supported by Empower Simcoe will also receive a Consent to Photograph, Video, or Audio form by email to complete, sign, and return.

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