Companies Drobots and DroneBlocks have announced that registration for their Spring 2020 Synchronized Drone Dancing Competition (DDC) is now open.
The event claims to be the only one to combine digital and visual arts with aerial robotics, while judges are selected from within the UAV industry.
The competition is open to teams of children aged 10-14, while final submissions are made online as a video. Therefore, teams are not limited by location.
So in-demand is the programme that this year’s competition is capped at 100 teams, who will pay only $20 (£15) for the experience.
DroneBlocks’ Marisa Vickery states: “Our goal is to promote student involvement in STEM by combining coding with real-world drone applications.
“The Drone Dancing Competition encourages students skilled in the arts to collaborate with those interested in technology, allowing students to explore both the logical and creative sides of their brain.
“This is an incredible integration of choreography, art, music and technology; the purest example of what STEAM education truly is!”
Meanwhile, Texas teacher Judy May, who led a team in last year’s competition, added: “Students enjoyed the process, made friends, and learned so much about programming drones in a creative, fun way. The curriculum was exceptional.”
Drobots specialises in in STEM and Drone educational experiences for students, while DroneBlocks offers real-world application of drone technology and an online curriculum.