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Win a Dance Masterclass by an American Dance Movement Celebrity!

Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge are getting students moving by kicking off the American Heart Challenge Dance Contest with the American Dance Movement to encourage students of all ages to incorporate dance into their lives.

Dancing provides exercise as well as artistic expression that connects the mind and body, spreads joy and promotes heart health and well-being – just like the Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge.

About the Contest

Two talented winners will be selected to win a dance masterclass by an American Dance Movement celebrity for their school.

The American Heart Challenge Dance Contest will run from October 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019. For valid entry you must record and post your video to YouTube as a public video by 12:00 AM on Thursday, October 31 and include the hashtags #AmericanHeartAssociation and #DancewithADM. You must use both hashtags for valid entry.

A panel of celebrity dance judges, selected by American Dance Movement, will review each video submission. Each video will be judged on creativity, originality, difficulty of dance moves and technical proficiency and TWO (2) winners will be selected by November 4, 2019. Winners will be notified via the email provided in the contest entry form below.

How to Enter

  1. Your school must be a participating in the Kids Heart Challenge (elementary) or American Heart Challenge (middle/high). Not signed up yet? Learn more here!

  2. Video your student(s) performing one of the Kids Heart Challenge or American Heart Challenge dance routines (shown/linked below). The video must be a minimum of fifty-nine (59) seconds in length and a maximum of three (3) minutes and fifty-nine (59) seconds in length, including any introduction.

  3. Upload your video to YouTube, making sure that the link is publically visible. Make sure to include the hashtags #AmericanHeartAssociation and #DancewithADM.

  4. Complete the form below, review and agree to the contest rules below.

Dance Routines

Elementary School Routine

Middle School Routine

High School Routine

Contest Entry Form

By answering yes, I affirm that I have read and agree to the contest rules, as printed below. Furthermore, I hereby permit the AHA to use my and my student's name, likeness, image, voice, appearance and performance embodied in my video.*


Contest Rules

The AHA 2019 Dance Masterclass by American Dance Movement Contest (“Contest”) is a volunteer-based program conducted by American Heart Association, Inc. (“AHA”) and American Dance Movement (“ADM”)(each a “Sponsor” and collectively, “Sponsors”) These rules (the “Rules”) apply to all participants. The Sponsors shall make all determinations as to whether the Rules have been complied with, and the decision of the Sponsors as to any issue are final.

Sponsors: AHA and ADM are the Sponsors of this Contest.

Eligibility: NO PURCHASE OR DONATION IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST. Participation is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and are representatives or educators of a school that is participating in AHA programs Kids Heart Challenge or American Heart Challenge. Employees of AHA and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.

For this purpose, “immediate family” includes the spouse, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the employee and his/her spouse.  This definition also includes a) “step” and adoptive relationships, b) individuals for whom an employee is the current legal guardian and c) individuals who are not legally related but who reside with an employee. THE CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

Entry: Enter by completing the online form at heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/2019_dance_contest.html and submitting a video of you or students performing one of the Kids Heart Challenge or American Heart Challenge dance routines.  Make the submission by uploading the video to YouTube, making the video public, and including the hashtags #AmericanHeartAssociation and #DanceWithADM. Each entry must be between 0:59 and 3:59 in length. 

Limit one entry per person.

Time: The Contest starts at 12:01 a.m. (all times Central Time) on October 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2019 (the “Contest Period”). All entries must be received by AHA during the Contest Period.

Prize: The Prize will consist of a dance masterclass hosted by a member of American Dance Movement.

The estimated fair market value of the Prize is $1,000.00. The actual value may be more or less.  The odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries.

Determination of Winner: There will be two winners (the “Winners” and, each, a “Winner”) of the Contest. The Winner will be chosen by a panel of celebrity dance judges, selected by ADM.  The judges will review each qualified entry and determine the best based on creativity, originality, difficulty of dance moves and technical proficiency. The Winners will be selected privately. No participant is required to be present to win.  The Winners will be notified no later than 6:00 pm on November 4, 2019 by telephone, e-mail or direct message, and subsequently announced to the public. The selection of each Winner by Sponsor is final and binding on all participants.

The Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternative winner if a Winner does not respond within three (3) days of notification being sent to such Winner or if two (2) attempts to contact the Winner by email are not successful.  The Prize is not transferable.

Taxes:  The value of the Prize is includible in the Winner’s income.  The Winner is responsible for paying all federal, state and local income and other applicable taxes due in connection with receipt of the Prize.

Consent to Publicity. By entering the Contest, each Winner consents to Sponsor’s use of his or her name, voice, likeness, YouTube handle and/or photograph in any publicity, publications, promotional and marketing material, advertising, and any other print materials, web pages, electronic or other communications published or distributed by AHA without compensation and without notice and agrees to sign an agreement to this effect.

Miscellaneous Conditions: In the event that the operation or administration of the Contest is impaired or prevented in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, change of condition, or other technical problems, the Sponsor may in their sole discretion, either: (a) terminate the Contest; (b) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Rules; and/or (c) substitute other prizes for any prize set forth in these Rules that becomes unavailable for any reason. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or acting in violation of these Rules.

Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) submissions or other electronic transmissions that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, damaged or misdirected; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, deletions, defects, communication failures or (iii) causes beyond the Sponsors’ reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. Sponsor will not be responsible if weather conditions, event cancellations, acts of God or other circumstances beyond their control prevent the prize from taking place.

Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Contest. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS.

Any personal information collected through this Contest is subject to the AHA’s Privacy Statement (https://www.heart.org/en/about-us/statements-and-policies/privacy-statement).  By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees to the use of his or her personal information as described in the above Privacy Statement

By participating in the Contest, participants represent and warrant that they have the permission of students and/or the legal the guardian of the students that appear in any submission video.  Participants agree to notify Sponsor immediately upon discovering that a permission has been revoked.  Participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless YouTube, Sponsor, and each of their directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all injuries, claims, losses, damages, actions and/or liability arising out of or in connection with, directly or indirectly, participation in and/or entry into the Contest or acceptance, delivery, possession, use or misuse of any prize received in this Contest.

The determinations of Sponsor are final and binding with respect to any matter arising out of the interpretation or application of these terms and conditions.

For a confirmation of the Winners, send a hand-written, self-addressed, stamped envelope to American Heart Association, Attn: Youth Markets, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, Texas 75231. Requests for a confirmation of the winner must be received by November 30, 2019.

YouTube is not a sponsor of this Contest and is in no way affiliated or associated with the administration of the Contest.