Nine top high school show choirs from Iowa and Minnesota will descend on Davenport North’s Paul J. Holzworth Auditorium on Jan. 19 for one of the Midwest’s premier show choir invitationals, The Big Dance.

The 16th annual event will include preliminary competition from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and finals competition beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Among the competing schools will be Davenport Central, Davenport West, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Waukee and Totino Grace High School of Fridley, Minn. Also included will be exhibition performances by North’s own choirs, Northside Establishment and Center Stage.

Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children and seniors.