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  • What is Nashville Dance Fest?
    This is Nashville’s #1 country line & partner dancing festival! We’re bringing you fun & high energy dance instruction for a weekend of dancing, boot stomping live music, and memories to last. Plan to dance A LOT and be surrounded by others learning just like you! Plus: social dancing, dance competitions, food trucks, full bar, live music, and more. Bring your boots and we can’t wait to see you there!
  • How do I get my tickets?
    You can get your tickets to 2024 by clicking here!
  • Will there be alcohol?
    Yes there will be main full bars and satellite bars throughout the festival. 21+ ONLY You must have your ID checked during check in to receive your alcohol wristband each day. There is a different color drinking wristband for each day. We encourage responsible social drinking for all of our guests that are of legal age. You MUST have a valid ID, there are no exceptions. Remember to tip your bartenders.
  • What is the closest Airport to fly into?
    BNA Nashville International Airport 1 Terminal Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
  • What hotels are people staying at for this event?
    There are multiple hotels within walking distance to the venue! Some options are: Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 2461 McGavock Pk, Nashville, TN 37214 Best Western Suites - 201 Music City Cir, Nashville, TN 37214 Gaylord Opryland Resort - 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214 Double Tree Downtown by Hilton Hotel - 315 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
  • Will there be food at the event?
    Yes, we will have food trucks at the venue available for our guests as well as a full restaurant at Scoreboards Bar & Grill!
  • What else should I bring/pack?
    Charging packs for your phone. A notebook if you want to take notes in class. A warm jacket. We will also have NDF sweatshirts available for sale. A backpack is a great idea to bring with you when you aren't in your room for the day. Your bag will need to be checked with security before entering the event. Cash for bartender tips and water bottles/etc.
  • Will there be parking?
    There will be ample on site parking. Parking is free to Nashville Dance Fest guests because we hate paid parking as much as you do!
  • Can I bring my pet?
    As much as we love our furry friends, and some not so furry, we unfortunately will not allow pets at Nashville Dance Fest.
  • Are kids allowed and do they need a ticket?
    This is an ALL ages event. Children under 8 years of age are allowed in for free but must be with a ticketed adult. Children 8 years and older will need a ticket. There are no youth tickets available. Inside of The Nashville Palace building they have a policy that all persons under 21 will be marked with large X's. They must leave the building by 10pm. There will be social dancing floors outside in the festival grounds until midnight.
  • Will there be water onsite?
    Water will be for sale at each main bar and satellite bar. Vendors will also have water for sale. Outside in the festival grounds there will be complimentary water available for workshops at each dance floor. Once workshops end at 6pm, we will break down our complimentary water stations.
  • I can no longer make it to the event, do you offer refunds?
    All tickets are final sale and cannot be exchanged or refunded. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to this purchase policy. Before purchasing your tickets, we urge you to confirm the title, time, and location of the event. While we will never cancel an event because of weather or environmental conditions; conditions may necessitate a postponement to a later date. In the event of a weather postponement we will work diligently with our local partners to give as much advanced notice as possible and secure a make-up date. Your tickets will automatically transfer to the new date. If the participant is unable to attend the make-up date, we will provide a ticket credit that can be used for any future Kickstart Country events.
  • What if I've never danced?
    Great! No bad habits ;) That is NO problem! We all started somewhere and we are more than happy to help you get comfortable and confident. These events are a great place to meet other people who also started in a similar place of their journey.
  • Do I need to have or bring a partner?
    Not at all, we rotate during classes and have fill ins as needed. So come with or without your drinking buddies and friends and meet people here!
  • What level classes will this event have?
    ALL LEVELS! This event will have something to offer to someone who has never been on a dance floor, doesn't own boots, and has never gotten to take a lesson or danced before. We will have classes that go over basics and breaking it down for brand new dancers. This event is also INCREDIBLE for advanced and high level competitors in the social and bar community. We will be deep diving with pros into concepts and fine tuning your dance as well as stunt, lift, and aerial classes.
  • Is there a cost for the competition element?
    There is a fee per each competion and pricing is available on the Dance Place link here
  • What kind of competitions will Nashville Dance Fest have?
    Home of the Honky Tonk World Championships!!! There will be elite showdowns for both team and partner competitions. We will also have the following types of standard competitions: Line Dance Strictly Partner Dance Jack & Jill Partner Dance Click here to learn more or register. Come compete for one-of-a-kind buckles.
  • Where can I learn/see the line dances?
    Starting August 1st 2024 you can find links to demos, step sheets, and more on our competition page, under the line dance section. www.nashvilledancefest.com/competitions
  • What shoes should I wear?
    We strongly suggest wearing shoes that are already broken in. We suggest shoes that fit well, leather boots will be common and so will dance shoes - both work great. The biggest suggestion we have is nothing with solid rubber bottoms. We have had students suggest Toms, dance shoes, Walmart brand shoes with soft bottoms.
  • Are lifts allowed?
    Yes, but be safe and make sure both partners agree to doing the lifts. Every guest will sign a release form before the event to attend. If you drop a partner during a competition, you will be disqualified.
  • Are instructors allowed to compete?
    All event staff will not be allowed to compete in any of the standard competitions. We want YOU to win! However, staff ARE allowed to compete in the the Honky Tonk World Champions where the dance level is ELITE. You better bring the heat to compete at this level.
  • What if I would like to compete (or just social dance) but can't come to the workshops?
    No problem, we know not everyone can take the weekend off. If you are unable to join us for the day time workshops and don't want to watch the evening concerts, you can still purchase stand alone tickets for just social dancing. Social dancing begins at 5pm, just in time to come watch the competitions. You will only have access to inside the building of Nashville Palace. You will need to purchase a day pass or a concert pass to go into the festival grounds where the concerts and outdoor dance floors will be. If you decide you want to watch concerts, a concert pass will include a social dancing pass.
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Nashville Dance Fest

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday All Access

Nashville Dance Fest

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Workshops

Does not include concerts.

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