Fursuit dance competition Rules

Signups for the Midwest FurFest 2019 Fursuit Dance Competition are open!

The Midwest FurFest Fursuit Dance Competition has been a premiere event at the convention since 2011. It’s a place for the best dancers in the fandom to strut their stuff and entertain a massive audience while they compete for the glory of coming out on top.

This high-energy event encourages the audience to clap along, yell, and cheer for their favorite dancers as each one gives their all to put on a great performance. This event is held in the Main Ballroom and it fills up fast, so make sure to arrive early if you plan to attend!


Do you fancy yourself a dancer, or always wanted to give it a try?

Then you can sign up prior to the convention and then attend the mandatory prelims to try out and see if you make the final cut. It's a competition, but everyone's there to have fun! If you are not a dancer yourself and don't feel like trying out, you are welcome to come be part of the audience.

The audience for the competition finals is huge, so make sure you show up early to get a good seat. Don't be afraid to get loud as you see fursuiter after fursuiter dance to their custom mixes. Are you a photographer? Come get some action shots! Wanna just sit back and relax and watch? That's totally cool too! Just come enjoy this amazing showcase of talented dancers having fun!

Feel free to start practicing early of course, but don't forget to sign up in advance as there are no on-site signups at this convention! We hope to see you out there, shaking those tailfeathers... tails? Eh, just go have fun!

Please read the rules before signing up, as they have been updated for 2019

The preliminaries will no longer be freestyle and will instead be choreographed auditions of a minute in length. Please note that we cannot accept applications to tryout from minors, even if they have an accompanying guardian, due to rules set by Midwest FurFest. All competitors must be 18 or older. Badges will be checked. If we are able to change this, we will let folks know ASAP with a social media update.


Please email fursuitdancecomp@furfest.org.



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