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Florida "Dancing Geeks" Competition Asks Nerds to Shake That Ass

If there's one thing we learned from Revenge of the Nerds, it's that dorks can dance. And that hot chicks dig a big brain.

So if you get your groove on a la Elaine Benes, you can enter Florida-based staffing firm Vitaver's Dancing Geeks competition. They're soliciting the dorkiest of dance moves -- and it's all to benefit charity.

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The purpose behind the contest is threefold: Support nonprofits, unite the tech community, and offer a free way for companies to promote themselves. Plus provide hilarious YouTube fodder for bored cube-dwellers.

For entrants, anything apparently goes as far as dance moves - but keeping it PG is probably your best bet (although a dorky, dirty dance would probably go all kinds of viral). There is a database of songs entrants have to choose from, but there are lots of artists included, so you can get your dork on to Taylor Swift, Snoop Dogg or Bob Dylan, to name a few.

Oh, and all participants need to don glasses. Bonus points if they're taped together.

There are a few videos on display thus far, so you can totally check out your competition before crafting your masterpiece.

Like this, uh, gem.

Viewers will be able to vote on their fave routines, and Vitavar will donate $10,000 to charity in the name of the winners: $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second, and $2,000 for third. The winners get to choose from a list of participating charities to gift the money to, including ClassWish.org, the Children's Cancer Research Fund, IT Women, Geeks Without Bounds and the South Florida Digital Alliance.

You can submit entries via DancingGeeks.com from January 15 through April 14. Voting ends on April 15th, and winners will be announced on April 16. So bring it, Miami.

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