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Greatmats $1000 Giveaway - Dance Studio Edition

How would your dance studio use new flooring or cash?

Vote now through June 29!

Greatmats, a national leader in dance flooring, and is hosting a $1,000 Giveaway for U.S.-based dance studios.

Prize rundown:
Grand Prize: $500 in Greatmats products (or $350 cash option) for the entrant's dance studio of choice
Second Prize: $300 in Greatmats products (or $225 cash option) for the entrant's dance studio of choice
Third Prize: $200 in Greatmats products (or $125 cash option) for the entrant's dance studio of choice

2017 Participants
(Click on the name of the studio to see its entry.)

Dream Makers Dance - Columbiana

Eszterlanc Hungarian Folk Ensemble and Mazsola Children's Folk Ensemble - San Ramon

Rhythms Dance Academy - Windsor Locks

Elite Fine Arts Academy LLC - Pt Charlotte
Florida Arts and Dance Company - Stuart

Arabesque Dance Studio - Carterville

Indianola Dance Academy - Indianola

Amber's Dance Studio LLC - Salem

The Studio: Opening Number Dance Studio - Yates Center

AB Studio One - Somerset

BusyBodies Dance Company - Harvey

Dancing For His Glory Studios and Company - Clinton
DC Xtreme Allstarz Studio - Capitol Heights

Eleve Danse Centre - Bellingham

Power Dance Company - West Bloomfield

Atkinson Dance Academy - Atkinson

McCafferty Academy of Irish Dance - Little Rock, Tahlequah

Tracey's Academy of Dance - Drums
Adrenaline Dance of York - York

MAX Movement Dance - Newport

Courage Cheer and Dance United - Liberty Hill
Sapphire Dance - Sweeny

Laura's School of Dance - Montello

How to Vote

Vote for your favorite dance studio by visiting the Facebook $1000 Dance Studio Giveaway photo gallery ballot (to be posted June 22) and liking the photo associated with your studio of choice. Each like counts as one vote. Only likes to the original post count as votes. Feel free to recruit your friends and family to vote by sharing the photo or gallery, but remind them to like the original post to make sure their votes count. The top 5 vote getters will be named finalists.

From the five finalists, Greatmats will judge their entries based on the following factors to determine which studios will win the Grand Prize ($500 in Greatmats products or $350 in cash), Second Prize ($300 in Greatmats Products or $225 in cash) and Third Prize ($200 in Greatmats Product or $125 in cash).
A. Completeness of the entry
B. Quality of submitted photos/videos
C. Creativity of the submission
D. Compellingness of the submission


How would your dance studio use its winnings?
Tell Greatmats for a chance to put that plan into action.

How to enter:
Step 1. Email outlining how your dance studio would use Greatmats Products (or cash) to benefit its students
Step 2. Include ''Dance Giveaway'' in the subject line of the email
Step 3. Include your name and how you are associated with the dance studio
Step 4. Include the name, mailing address, and phone number of the dance studio you are entering in the contest
Step 5. Pick at least two of the following to include with the submission:
A. Exterior Photo of the dance studio
B. Interior Photo of the dance studio
C. Photo of a dance class at your studio
D. Performance photo of students from your studio
E. Group Photo of students/instructors from your studio
F. Video of any of the above

How the winner is chosen:
(Winner must be located in the United States of America)

Step 1. All qualifying entries will be posted on Greatmats Facebook page for a one-week Facebook vote to narrow the field to 5 finalists. The five entries with the most votes will advance to the finals.
Step 2. Greatmats will judge the 5 finalists and determine the winners based on the following factors.
A. Completeness of the entry
B. Quality of submitted photos/videos
C. Creativity of the submission
D. Compellingness of the submission

Contest Timeline
Submission Period: June 12-19, 2017
Voting Period: June 22-29, 2017
Winner Named: June 30, 2017

Greatmats is a national dance and specialty athletic flooring industry leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats has earned an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and 9.5 TrustPilot rating through its Golden Rule customer service practices. Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations, and supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy, recycled and renewable resources. View all of Greatmats' dance flooring at

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
All media submissions, including text, photos and videos become property of Greatmats.
Prizes will be distributed to winning dance studios only. Individuals are not eligible.

2016 Contest

Nearly 9,000 people cast their vote for the U.S. dance studio they felt would get the best use of 2016 Greatmats $1000 Giveaway: Dance Studio Edition. A two-week long social media vote was used to determine the finalists for this competition that distributed up to $1000 worth of Greatmats Products (or cash options) to three lucky studios.

Announcement of the winners took place on June 15, 2016.

Your Finalists were:
A2J Crew Dance Company - Zanesville, Ohio
Extensions Dance Studio - Ocala, Florida
Extreme Dance Arts - Saginaw, Michigan
Dancin J's Studio - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Miss Chelsea's Dance Academy - Iola, Kansas
Capital City Dance Center/NV Dance Productions - Concord, New Hampshire

Thanks go to those who entered Greatmats $1000 Giveaway and good luck in the contest!

Below are the 52 qualifying entries in the 2016 contest, hailing from 26 states. ()

Click on the school name to learn more.

Dream Makers Dance - Columbiana, Alabama

Rhythms Dance Academy - Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Extensions Dance Studio - Ocala, Florida
Dance Attack Miami - Miami, Florida

Joliet Catholic Academy Dance Team - Joliet, Illinois
Sloan's Dance Studio - West Frankfort, Illinois

Volume Performance Center - Indianapolis, Indiana

CRAVE Dance Studio - Decorah, Iowa

Make Your Move Performing Arts - Ottawa, Kansas
Miss Chelsea's Dance Academy - Iola, Kansas

Central Maryland Youth Ballet - Columbia, Maryland

Dance Arts of Holly- Grand Blanc, Michigan
Dance Now Dance Forever Dance Studio - Lansing, Michigan
Extreme Dance Arts - Saginaw, Michigan

D.D.'s Dance Studio - Eagan, Minnesota
Center Stage Dance Academy - Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Art in Motion - Amory, Mississippi

Stars Unlimited Dance - Liberty, Missouri
Evolution Arts and Athletics - Rogersville, Missouri

New Hampshire
Capital City Dance Center/NV Dance Productions - Concord, New Hampshire

New Jersey
Dance Moves Dance Academy - New Egypt, New Jersey

New York
Celebrations Dance Center - North Syracuse, New York

North Carolina
Just Dance Studio - Pembroke, North Carolina

Hollywood Dance Studio - Grove City, Ohio
InStep Dance - Lima, Ohio
Company C Dance Club - Toledo, Ohio
Studio 136 Dance Center - Massillon, Ohio
A2J Crew Dance Kompany - Zanesville, Ohio
Hardy Center Hope Dance Studio - Columbus, Ohio

The Dancenter Studio of Performing Arts - Moore, Oklahoma

KAPA Dance, Music and Theater - Molalla, Oregon

Asylum Dance Project - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Rizing Starz Performing Arts - Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
Dance Academy XIV - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Janet's Dance Studio - Irwin, Pennsylvania
Dancin J's Studio - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
JovoDance Performing Arts Center - Langhorne, Pennsylvania
C&K Dance Theater - Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Rhode Island
Centerstage Dance Academy - Riverside, Rhode Island

South Carolina
Columbia City Jazz Dance School and Company - Columbia, South Carolina
South Carolina Dance Company - Lexington, South Carolina

Rejoice School of Ballet - Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville School of Dance and Music - Nashville, Tennessee
MAX Movement Dance & Fitness - Newport, Tennessee

Dance Unlimited - Buda, Texas
Dancentre of Edinburg - Edinburg, Texas

Carroll County Dance Center - Hillsville, Virginia
Giles County School of Dance - Pearisburg, Virginia
Tip Tap Toes Dance Studio - Chester, Virginia
Encore Dance Center - Virginia Beach, Virginia

Dance Theater Northwest - University Place, Washington

For more on this topic please review our Dance Flooring product page.