As adorable as cover boy George Clooney is, he’s just too young to star in an upcoming video.
Limited to Dallas and Collin County folks 60 years and older starring in The Senior Source’s Diamond Dance-Off videos, entries are now being accepted until Tuesday, April 20. Alas, poor George doesn’t turn 60 until Thursday, May 6.
But there’s still hope for George. There are four categories offered (solo dance, partner or duo dance, group dance and generations dance), so he and wife Amal Clooney can always be backup dancers if a “grownup” is in the video.
As for the dance competition itself, it will be a bracket operation like NCAA brackets for March Madness with teams advancing thanks to online rounds in May. The finale takes place in June when “four finalists, one from each dance category, will compete live in front of local celebrity judges.
Insider information reports that Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins (age 57) has already submitted his entry featuring his mom Jo Ann Jenkins (who turns 89 on Friday, May 14) and his teenage daughter Maddie Jenkins.
Here are the steps to dancing your way to fame and fun:
- Decide if you are dancing solo or with others. Dance on your own, grab a partner, or assemble a team! Recruit your grandchildren, parents, neighbors, siblings, friends, significant other, or whoever. But remember, the video must include an older adult (60+) residing in Dallas or Collin County. There are four main categories you can choose to enter:
- Solo dance
- Couples or duo dance
- Group dance featuring three or more participants
- Generations dance featuring two or more participants representing different generations
- Make the most important decision – your song choice! The world of song and dance lies at your feet – the only hurdle is choosing. Please make sure your song choice is appropriate for all ears.
- Pick your stage. This might be your living room, back patio, driveway, or even the nearby golf course. Just make sure you have ample room to boogie!
- Cue the music and record on your phone or camera! You can ask someone to film you, or you can do it all yourself. Then, play your song and dance away! Make sure your music is loud enough to be heard on the recording.
- Required minimum filming length: 30 seconds.
- Recommended maximum filming length: 90 seconds.
Need a tutorial on filming a dance video on your phone? Check out this one.
- Submit your video! Enter The Diamond Dance-Off via the submit button below! If you experience trouble uploading, email Our Team for help. Email Tech Support for help.
And what is a dance contest without prizes and awards? In addition to the Diamond Dance-Off Crown winner getting $500, other categories achieving award status include the following:
- Trailblazer Award for the very first submission
- Most Creative Award for the video with the most creativity that will be judged internally
- Legend Award for the older performer in a video submission
- The Dallas Diamond Award for the video/performer with the most votes
- Diamonds and Dollars Award for the video/performer who amassed the most funds from fans and supporters
The Dance-Off is all a part of The Senior Source’s turning 60 this year. During those past 60 years, The Source has grown in expanding its services to the older members of the community to accommodate nearly 30,000 clients annually and mobilizing 2,000 adults volunteers in the process.”
According to The Senior Source President/CEO Stacey Malcolmson, “We are recognizing The Senior Source’s impact over the past six decades, while shining a light on treasured members of our communities. As we emerge from such a challenging year where older adults were one of the most impacted and vulnerable groups, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate their resilience, value and talent. We look forward to another 60 years of serving our Dallas-area diamonds!”
The Source has been especially vital this year with the pandemic targeting this group of the community. The Source reported that locally “26% of older adults said they were more stressed and 42% said there were isolated because of the pandemic.”
* Graphic/photo provided by The Senior Source