It is a dance contest aiming at making the future dance scene more exciting for children.
Organized by LDH JAPAN, DANCE CUP started in 2014 as a social contribution activity.
Under the theme of "Dreams For Children",
DANCE CUP provides a place for children to show their talents and build a future full of smile for them.
In 2019, the content of the contest has been renewed and we will put even more effort into supporting children all over Japan who work hard on dancing.


DANCE CUP is a street dance contest for elementary school and middle school students.
Started in 2014, this year the contest welcomes its 6th year. In order to let children dance with a big dream in their hearts, DANCE CUP sets concrete goals and provides a place for children to show their talents.

Every year, LDH holds preliminary contests across the country from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south. A lot of children have participated in this contest so far and the atmosphere at the venues has always been exciting and inspiring.

The champion team will receive a present from EXILE which is "a dance study trip to New York or Los Angeles". The champions will get an opportunity to take lessons, interact with dancers and participate in dance battles in the birthplace of dance. We provide precious experiences which motivate children to have even bigger dreams.

DANCE CUP provides support for children who work hard on dancing. It is a dance contest held for children who aim to become the number one in Japan.

DANCE CUP is held as a part of LDH's social contribution activities that can only be made through entertainment. We aim not only for children's participation, but also to make a social contribution by becoming a place that can help to revitalize local communities and where dancers can communicate with each other.


  • Preliminary contests held in 15 areas in Japan

    From Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, preliminary contests are held in 15 areas in Japan.

  • Performances of each division

    The contest is divided into an Elementary School Division, a Middle School Division and a High School Division. Each team should present a 2-minute performance full of their passion for dance!

  • All finalists will compete in the finals!

    Winning teams in the preliminary contest of each area will enter the finals.

  • Finals @Tokyo

    15 teams from each division selected in the preliminary contests will enter the finals. National champions will be decided from these 45 teams in the finals held in Tokyo.

  • Preliminary contests held in 15 places in Japan

    The best teams that won the preliminary contests will compete fiercely with each other in various kinds of dances including hip-hop dance and jazz dance.

  • Prize: Attending dance lessons in New York

    Winning teams of each division will receive the opportunity to learn dance in New York for 7 days.

Attending dance lessons in New York

2016 Winning teams: Digest video of their lessons in New York

  • Elementary School Division

  • Middle School Division

  • High School Division




DANCE CUP initiated in 2014 carries children's dreams. This year, it will be held across Japan as always.
Under the theme of LDH's social contribution "Dreams For Children", DANCE CUP welcomes many children who love dancing and who liven up the atmosphere of this event.
Their strong determination to take on challenges, the teamwork and the effortful performances convey their courage and strength. I can feel the importance of challenging something and witness the touching moments among the children.
I look forward to meeting more children this year and I hope that through the DANCE CUP they could grasp the joy of having dreams and the importance of challenges. I sincerely support your dreams.


To people who are doing their best at dancing♪
Do you enjoy dancing?
DANCE CUP will be held this year as usual♪
I am looking forward to excellent dance performances you have been rehearsing so hard!! I believe that with clear dreams and goals, people can grow very fast and I will spare no effort to support your dreams. Please enjoy music and do your best together with other participants.
I am a dance lover and now traveling across Japan and around the world to experience the unique dancing styles with local colour♪
The strong feeling of "I like it!" in your heart will take you to the best place☆
It is alright if you are not that confident! Join us if you like to dance!! The exciting DANCE CUP 2019 is about to start♪♪♪♪


DANCE CUP welcomes its 6th year and the level of dance performances keeps getting higher and higher year by year. The show itself also becomes more entertaining for dancers and viewers making it worth seeing.
Recently, dancing has been attracting more attention because of its diversity and more people begin to treat it as a sport. I hope that DANCE CUP can become the cradle of superstars and I will do my best to make it happen!!
Dance with all your might and go for the win!!


DANCE CUP will be held for the 6th time!
I hope for the very thrilling contest this year!
A participation in this contest where you can dance with the confidence in yourself and the infinite possibilities of dancing while having fun will help you in your future dance life!
I hope both elementary school students and middle school students will treasure this moment and dance with all their might while sharing the feelings of regret and joy.
Do your best, everybody!
I will continue to cheer for you this year too!