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Performance Categories:


  • This option is the same as in years past: students can perform a dance, song, musical number, or other performance just for fun during the LIA Conference.
  • No prizes or recognition are given beyond the opportunity to perform onstage or during lunch at conference.


  • This brand new competition category will allow students to compete for a prize during conference when they perform their dance, song, musical number,  etc.
  • A first place prize will be awarded to the winning group. Competition prize awards are subject to location and availability.


  • All participants must be currently enrolled in an LIA class.
  • Any songs included in the performance must not contain expletives or any sexual content.
  • Performances have a maximum length of 3 (three) minutes. Submissions longer than 3 minutes will not be considered.

What to Perform:

  • Dance performance: Outfits must adhere to the LIA dress code.
  • Musical performances may be in English and/or Spanish, and may be of a student or students performing using their voices and/or instruments.
  • Instrumental performances are welcomed (piano, violin, flute, guitar, trumpet, etc).
  • Other types of performances, such as “Slam Poems”, or monologues, are also welcomed.

How to Submit Your Video and Music:

  • Upload an UNLISTED video to your YouTube account.
  • Share the link to your unlisted video when you submit your application.
  • If you have any music that will play during your performance, you will need to upload it as an mp4 file when you submit your application.
  • Have a friend or teacher double check that your link works! LIA is not responsible for submissions that cannot be viewed.
  • If you’re not sure how to upload an Unlisted YouTube Video, ask a friend or check out How to Upload an Unlisted Youtube Video or ¿Cómo Subir un Video No Listado a YouTube? for additional help.

Judging Criteria:

  • Stage presence, excitement, and enthusiasm.
  • Delivery and quality of the performance.
  • Cultural and emotional connection.
  • Style and appearance.

Registration CLOSES:

January 31st, 2023