Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to volunteer for FDF. Who do I contact?

We welcome and appreciate volunteers. If you are interested in helping out during the FDF weekend, please email us at:

How can I order photos taken of my dance group?

To order professional photos, contact:

Brian McConville / GM Photography
Phone: 800.507.1899 • 310.390.8725


GM Photography
P.O. Box 66578
Los Angeles, CA 90066


Does FDF have an Endowment or Scholarship fund?

Yes. The FDF ministry works very hard to create a program that helps fund additional educational opportunities, cultural and arts initiatives through the FDF Endowment Fund. Each year, FDF solicits donations for the FDF Endowment Fund.

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How do you come up with the cost of the package prices?

Because of the large size of the program, we are limited to where we can host FDF. Food, facility rental costs, service fees, AV and video production, staging, etc. add up. The package price is determined by the total expenses we have to keep the program running. Natural economic costs also increase each year, and what FDF cost 10 years ago is not what equivalent to today’s environment. Considering what families pay to attend FDF weekend is very important to the FDF Board of Trustees and Leadership. We try very hard to work closely with our vendors to make sure we are getting the lowest possible price for the highest quality services.

I heard you have to be 21 to work on the management team. Is this true?

Yes. All Management Team members to be at least 21 years of age. But we always welcome volunteers and we encourage younger members to be part of our youth mentor program. For more information please email us at:

Does the inclusion of live music in a performance increase your scores? Do the judges expect live music to be included in a performance?

No, live music in a performance does not impact a performance score. Live music is appreciated, but not expected.

What determines how the Competition Schedule is built?

The FDF schedule is built around the schedules of individual musicians and the amount of dance groups within each parish to ensure that shared musicians and groups from the same parish do not perform at the same time. This is why accuracy on Group Roster Forms and Performance Forms, and immediate notice of any changes are essential.

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  • Psalm 150

    "Praise Him With Timbrel And Dance, Praise Him With Strings And Flute"

    -Psalm 150

  • Psalm 149:3

    "Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp."

    -Psalm 149:3

  • Psalm 30:11

    " You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness"

    -Psalm 30:11