YES Prep Public Schools

Dance Showcase

The YES Prep ACE & ASPIRE Live It Dance Competition is an annual spring tradition where dance and cheer teams across the secondary campuses are invited to compete to be #1. The Live It Dance competition was first held in 2018 at North Central Secondary. Since then it as been able to expand and include more secondary campuses with ACE & ASPIRE afterschool programming. The purpose of this event is for students to showcase their hard work, network with other YES Prep dancers, and a chance to win the title of being the best. This event is open to all families and friends! 

2023 ACE & ASPIRE Live It Dance Competition

Saturday, May 6, 2023 | YES Prep North Forest Secondary

The 2023 ACE & ASPIRE Live It Dance Competition will be held on Saturday, May 6 at YES Prep North Forest Secondary (6602 Winfield Rd. Houston, TX 77050). Doors open at 11:30am. The competition starts at 12:00pm. This event is free to attend.

This year there will be 4 dance categories for Middle School and High School teams:

  • Hip-Hop
  • Open
  • Solo
  • Duet/Trio

Teams and individuals are scored based on their performance impression, uniformity, quality of movement, authenticity, choreography, and overall appearance. 

DJ Ammo will be our emcee of the event and on the 1's and 2's.

Performance schedule

The Community Vendor Fair

The Community Vendor Fair will be held from 11:30am-1:30pm in the North Forest Courtyard. 

The community vendor fair is an opportunities for families to learn about resources and programs available to them during the summer and overall. There will be raffles, prizes, and food trucks available as well. Below are some of the community partners that will be in attendance:

  • Houston Public Library
  • Harris County Public Library
  • Depelchin
  • HOPE Clinic - Houston
  • World Financial Group
  • and more!


Watch the livestream

For more information, please contact Carnetta Griffin, Manager of ACE, at 


Special Thanks to our sponsors and donors this year!
  • Mi Tienda
  • Half Priced Books
  • Raising Canes
  • Panera Bread