Wesley Davis

The 2013 KARtv Dance Awards and Benefit Show NOMINATIONS are in!

Get your voting hats on everyone!  The time has come for you to voice which performances you enjoyed the most from the 2012-13 competition season.  Click on the links below to cast your ballot for each category before it’s too late.  There will only be one week to submit your vote!  Next Friday, June 14th, at 11:59 p.m., we will be collecting the submissions. Join us on July 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV for this year’s KARtv Dance Awards and Benefit Show to find out who the winners are.  Get your ticket before they are sold out!


Wesley Davis

BOOM!! Guess who just stepped in the room?



That would be none other than Redfoo and The La Freak Crew!

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IM5 Performing LIVE @ KARtv Dance Awards & Benefit Show!

IM5 KARtv Dance AwardsArmed with an arsenal of musical talent, IM5 is quickly making waves as the world’s next dominant boy band. The multi-cultured quintet comprised of band members Cole Pendery, Dalton Rapattoni, Dana Vaughns , Gabe Morales and Will Jay boast their own unique style that fuses together hook driven pop melodies, authentic vocal harmonies, and full blown dance routines. Read more


Party Rock with Redfoo of LMFAO and the La Freak Crew


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Wesley Davis

2013 IDA Lifetime Achievement Award – Joe Tremaine


At this year’s KARtv Awards and Benefit Show, Joe Tremaine will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. For those of you who may not be familiar with him, Joe is a world-renowned dance educator and performer, inspiring us all through his dedication to the performing arts. In the recent weeks, our team had the opportunity to sit down with Joe and chat about his life’s experiences and why receiving this award is such a humbling experience.

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I’m A Dancer Against Cancer


“I’m a dancer against cancer” is a campaign to mobilize dancers across the nation and bring awareness to fundraise for reseach in hopes of finding a cure for cancer.

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About the Show


Wednesday July 3rd @ 7 p.m. Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Get ready and mark your calendars! On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 the second annual KARtv Dance Awards are taking place. Broadcasting from the MGM Grand Las Vegas, this year’s celebration will showcase countless performances and highlight the diverse achievements of industry leaders. Nominees will be selected from multiple categories, which range from Best Jazz Performance to the People’s Choice. Already psyched for the show? With so many great things in store, we are too! Stay connected for the freshest updates* – follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Saving Lives Never Sounded So Good

Donation Check

Summer is a pivotal time for our organization. This is the time we are reaching thousands of young people and educating about the importance of blood donation and marrow registration. It’s a time that lives are saved, and people rely on Music Saves Lives to answer a need. This last July the KARTV awards provided one of the most important events that Music Saves Lives has been a part of. The awareness, and the commitment to raising funds, made last summer the first summer in the history of our work where we could reach our goals to reach one million kids, and be able to go right into planning 2013. The KARTV Awards have brought our message to a whole new group of caring people. We hope that as we plan the next KARTV Awards in 2013 that the same passion drives an even larger response. Each dollar committed goes to changing lives forever. Saving Lives Never Sounded So Good. -Russel Hornbeek, Founder MSL

Christy Lopez

2012 IDA Lifetime Achievement Award – Jackie Sleight


We are proud to name Mrs. Jackie Sleight the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in Industry Dance Awards  (formerly known as, KARtv Awards) history in 2012. From dancer to choreographer to director, she has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment such as, Paula Abdul, Rod Stewart, and Barry Manilow. Jackie’s dance groups “A Sleight Touch” and “Boys’ Club” each won several shows and ultimately the Grand Championship, on the 80’s television phenomenon, Star Search. Jackie was also the innovator for the fitness trend, “Freedance” that took place over the country and is credited for changing Aerobics. Read more