How do I vote?

When viewing dancers side-by-side, put your finger on the big “VS” and drag it up to the dancer/video you want to vote for – when you start dragging the VS it should change to a checkmark. When you have the checkmark over the video of the dancer you want to vote for release it and your vote will be placed. You can also vote by double-tapping on the video of the dancer you want to vote for. Note: you can vote on “completed” DanceFights to see instant results (completed DanceFights are indicated by a Winner Announced label)!


How do I change my vote?

You can always undo and change your vote by pressing the X next to YOUR VOTE.


Can I use a Bluetooth speaker or headphones when recording my video?

While you can use a Bluetooth speaker, headphones or other Bluetooth device, we advise you NOT TO USE BLUETOOTH because it can affect the audio/video synchronization due to the natural delay that can happen with the audio going from the phone to the bluetooth device then back to your ear.


How do I create a challenge?

  1. Tap the pink Create button at the bottom of the screen and tap “Create” on the menu that pops up
  2. Choose the exact clip of the song you want to dance to (from 5-30 seconds)
  3. After you record your dance, add a description and choose contest length (how long you want voting to be open for).

You can post your challenge to the community, which shows your dance on the “Challenge” feed on the Home screen immediately. You can also send direct challenges to people on and off the app.

As soon as someone accepts your challenge and submits their dance, your DanceFight goes live on the Vote feed on the Home screen.

The more it’s voted on, the more it will appear on other users’ feeds, so make sure you get your friends to support you!


What does it mean to “JOIN” a DanceFight?

When you tap JOIN, you can challenge the participating dancers or anyone else to a DanceFight to that exact song clip.

After you record yourself, your DanceFight will go live immediately on the Vote feed on the home screen.


How do I get a dance or battle to go live right away?

There are two ways to get your video live fast!

  1. Create a dance and post it on the “Challenge” feed. Just tap the pink Create button at the bottom of the screen and follow the steps to record your dance. Then on the “Get Uploaded!” screen, select the “Post as an Open Challenge” option. Your video will appear almost instantly on the “Challenge” feed on the home screen.
  2. Tap JOIN under any existing DanceFight and challenge one or both of the dancers already in that DanceFight. Your DanceFight–next to whoever you challenged–will go live on the “Vote” feed on the home screen.
  3. Go to the Challenge Feed and challenge anyone you want to!


How do the Judge’s votes work?

If there are 2 judges, each judge receives 1/3 of the vote (2/3 total) and the audience has the remaining 1/3 of the vote. If there are 4 judges in a tournament, each judge receives 20% of the vote (80% total) and the audience receives the remaining 20%. IMPORTANT NOTE: Judges’ votes are not counted UNTIL THE VERY END OF EACH ROUND so votes can swing at the end of a round – audience votes are counted as they come in during the round.


Why can’t I write my own comments?

In order to keep DanceFight a safe and inclusive space for everyone, we have introduced “Earned” Commenting. Starting out, everyone will be able to give “canned” or pre-loaded comments and emojis. Based on your engagement and activity in DanceFight (showing people love by giving them canned comments/emojis, participating in tournaments and battles, etc) you may earn the right for “Freestyle” commenting. However, because the safety and well-being of our community is the most important above all else, we view Freestyle commenting as a privilege that can be taken away if abused. DanceFight will not tolerate bullying, harassment, discrimination or verbal abuse at all, period.

If you would like to be considered for “Freestyle” commenting, please message us on IG or email us at community@dancefightapp.com.


How do I get verified?

We verify community members who are active and engaged in the DanceFight app over a period of time. Participating in tournaments and showing support for other community members via commenting is a way for us to get to know you and can lead to verification. If you would like to be considered for verification, please message us on IG or email us at community@dancefightapp.com.


How do I register for a tournament?

Currently, you can find registration links for all of our upcoming tournaments in our Linktree or in our Instagram Bio. Starting Fall 2023, tournament registration will take place within the DanceFight app.


How do I join a tournament?

Register for whichever tournament you want to join, using the tournament registration links in our Linktree. One week before the tournament starts, we will send you an invitation in the app to record and submit your video. At that time, we will also send you important information and instructions regarding the tournament to the IG account or email address you provided during registration. You will have one week to record and submit your video in the DanceFight app. All submissions must be submitted at least one hour prior to the tournament starting.

What is a “Quick” tournament?

A “Quick” Tournament is our first version of our bracket-style tournament. With a Quick tournament, you only create one video for the whole tournament to the same track of music everyone else records to and that one video submission battles through the bracket/rounds until we have a winner.


What is a “Full” tournament?

A “Full” tournament is a tournament where each round features a different song and requires a new submission from the competitors that advanced to that round.


How can I see who is leading in a tournament battle?

You can see who is leading the Audience vote during a round that is live by placing a vote in the battle. The person who is leading the Audience vote will have a “LEADING” icon display around their profile. KEEP IN MIND, that Judges’ votes are not counted until the very end of the round and thus votes can swing at the very last minute of the round.


How much does a Judge’s vote count for in a tournament?

Typically, each DanceFight tournament has 2 judges and each judge receives ⅓ of the vote, so ⅔ total for the 2 judges. The audience counts for the remaining ⅓ of the vote.


When are Judges’ votes counted?

Judges votes are not counted until the very end of the round and thus votes can swing at the very last minute of the round.


How can I see how the Judges and Audience voted in a tournament?

After a round has ended, you can see who the Judges and Audience voted for by tapping See Results at the bottom of the Tournament Results screen.


What does Auto-Advancing past Prelims mean?

In order to start Round 1 with a Factor of 2 (i.e. 64 or 32 dancers) the app/system selects a certain number of Dancers to compete in Prelims and a certain number of Dancers to skip Prelims and Auto-Advance to Round 1.


Other Important Tournament Information

✅For quick tournaments, you only get 1 upload for whole tourney so double checks/preview before submitting
😎 Tournaments are about having fun & uplifting each other
⚡️ Use good WIFI if possible when recording and set up your camera in a WELL LIT space
💃🏾 Capture a full body view angle
🎶Be careful using a bluetooth headset or speaker, it may mess with the audio-video sync in the app (because of slight bluetooth delay)
🏆Each round has voting duration of either 24 or 48 hours (depending on the tournament) for judges and fans to vote.

How do I challenge friends who don’t have the app?

After recording your DanceFight, you will arrive at the “Get Uploaded!” screen. Be sure “Send Direct Challenges” is selected. Tap the “Upload” button. Then tap the “Find Contacts To Challenge” button at the bottom of the screen. This will enable you to share your challenge with friends via your social apps, text or email.

Another simple way to challenge friends who don’t have DanceFight yet is to send them to the App Store to download the app. Once they’ve done that, exchange usernames with each other to send challenges easily within the app.


How do I invite friends to vote?

When your DanceFight is live, you can share it from the “Vote” feed on the Home screen. You can also go into your profile (or anyone else’s), select the DanceFight of interest, and tap the INVITE button under the DanceFight to share the DanceFight with friends via your social apps, text, or email. The more voters you invite, the more likely you are to win!


How do I create a tournament?

You can create an invite-only bracket-style tournaments on DanceFight available for dancers who have the iPhone version of the app. Voting is open to all (iPhone and Android) when the tournament goes live. Here’s how to create a tournament:

  1. Tap the pink Create button at the bottom of the screen and then tap, “Quick Tourney”
  2. Follow the tournament setup process, including choosing the exact clip of the song you want everyone in the tournament to dance to (from 5-30 seconds)
  3. You can invite anyone who has the app downloaded and you can also add yourself to the tournament or just be the organizer.

Your tournament will have a start date, and if enough of the people you’ve invited have joined, the tournament will begin automatically. Everyone records their best dance to the tournament song, and that one video gets matched up automatically (and randomly) throughout the tournament. The dancers with the most votes in each matchup keep advancing until a winner is crowned.


How do I view my video at a later time after I record it?

Once you record your video, it will show up in your Activity Feed, which is located on your Profile screen. Turn on Notifications in your Settings to make sure you get the alert that your video is available.

You can also view all of your recordings in your Profile under the “My Dances” tab.


How long does it take for someone to receive my challenge?

Your friend will receive your challenge within minutes of you sending it to them. If they have notifications enabled, they will receive a notification. A notification will also show up in their Activity Feed at their Profile in the app.


When does someone receive my invite to vote?

The invitations you send to friends to vote for you are automatically sent out by the app when your DanceFight goes live. We’ve got you covered!


Can I record my own music/voice or upload my own videos?

Currently, we only allow the use of pre-licensed music. This ensures that we properly credit and support the amazing music artists present in the app. For now, we also require that all videos must be recorded using the DanceFight app.


How will I know when my DanceFight is live?

It’s really important to Enable Notifications so you can receive alerts when your fights go live or when a winner has been announced for your DanceFights. You will also receive a notification in your Activity Feed showing that your DanceFight is live.


Why can’t I see how many votes I have?

We do not display individual or total vote counts. Our goal is to create a fun environment where participating is way more important than winning or losing. We only show current leaders and winners, rather than showing how many votes each person has received.


What do the stars mean in my account?

You earn stars for your activity in the community like voting, creating or joining DanceFights, and participating in tournaments. In Spring of 2022, stars will allow you to level up, earn badges, receive rewards, and more!!



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