2020 St. Louis NATIONAL

National Event Information

ST. LOUIS

SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2020 St. Louis NATIONAL competition is now complete. Competition is scheduled for Tuesday-Sunday, June 23-28. All competition will take place on a single stage in the Exhibit Hall on the lower level of the St. Charles Convention Center located at 1 Convention Center Plz. in St. Charles. Performance times for all studios have been emailed to studio directors, and a general schedule appears below. If you’ve not received your schedule confirmation please check your email “spam” folder before you contact us.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS
This has been an unprecedented season and as we return to competition temporary changes will be put in place to help us all stay as safe as possible. Many of the special activities we all know and love about national competition are unfortunately not able to take place this year, including TOP Starz, Charity Dance Downs and Master Classes. We will, however, have the entire building (upper and lower levels) to spread out in as a result. Click Here for more social distancing efforts that will be in effect.

CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
Your ability to make any changes or corrections to your acts is now limited. If, however, you discover an issue that requires attention you can email us at office@talentonparade.com to check your options. Be advised that any changes that are approved after 5:00 pm (CST) Thursday, June 11 will incur a $15 per change fee. Any changes made at the show (if accepted) will also be subject to the change fee. Be further advised that any changes to category at the show (if accepted) will remove the changed act from consideration for a category cup award.

SCHEDULE FLEXIBILITY
Even though we have provided to-the-minute information in your schedule confirmation you should still only use it as a general guideline only. Each of your acts has also been assigned an initial act number, but those ACT NUMBERS WILL CHANGE as the schedule is inevitably adjusted in the coming days with scratches and corrections. All acts should also be ready, and willing, to perform up to one hour earlier or later than scheduled as it is very common for the show to run slightly early or, on occasion, late.

PERFORMANCE MUSIC UPLOAD
Please upload your performance music right away if you’ve not already done so. Be aware that we cannot simply pull your music from what you uploaded for regional competition. The DanceComp Genie system assigns each music file you upload to a specific act in a specific show. It must be uploaded again for national competition. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

TOP ENTERTAINER AND PHOTOGENIC
Entry for these special awards should have been processed during your act entry period and will not be accepted at the door. If you still need to enter for TOP Entertainer or Photogenic you must email us at office@talentonparade.com prior to 5:00 pm (CST) Thursday, June 11 with entry details. We will then contact you to make payment arrangements.

THEME DAYS
Click Here for link to information about special themed competition days.

NATIONAL AWARDS AND THE PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
Click Here for link to information on all the different awards and The Parade of Champions.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO TAPING WILL BE PROHIBITED
Photography and videotaping will only be allowed during awards presentations. This rule will be strictly enforced and has been established to protect the rights of the studio owners, directors, teachers, choreographers and costume designers. We also want to prevent unauthorized photos from being used elsewhere in a questionable manner. Professional performance photos and videos will be available from Alive Video and Photo for those who may be interested.

CHECK IN
You must check your studio in at the T.O.P. Shop merchandise table a minimum of one hour prior to your first scheduled act.

CRITIQUES AND SCORES
Video critiques and digital scores will be available for you to view in the week following the show by logging in to your DanceComp Genie account dashboard.

GENERAL SCHEDULE
Tuesday, June 23  (Theme: Island Luau Day)

7:50 am……………… Doors Open
8:30 am……………… 8 & Younger Solo Competition
12:35 pm……………. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
12:45 pm……………. Specialty AWARDS
1:30 pm……………… 8 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
3:00 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
3:10 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
3:55 pm……………… 8 & Younger Small Group Competition
5:35 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
5:45 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
7:00 pm……………… 8 & Younger Solo Parade of Champions
7:20 pm……………… 8 & Younger Duet/Trio Parade of Champions
7:45 pm……………… 8 & Younger Small Group Parade of Champions
8:05 pm……………… Competitive AWARDS

Wednesday, June 24  (Theme: VSCO Day)
7:00 am……………… Doors Open

7:40 am……………… Ages 9-10 Solo Competition
12:50 pm……………. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
1:00 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
1:40 pm……………… 8 & Younger Large Group and Line Competition
2:25 pm……………… 12 & Younger Production Competition
2:50 pm……………… Parade of Champions Announced (8 & Younger Lg/Lines)
3:00 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS (plus Production TOP 3)
3:30 pm……………… Ages 9-12 Duet/Trio Competition
6:55 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
7:05 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
7:50 pm……………… Ages 9-10 Solo Parade of Champions
8:15 pm……………… 8 & Younger Large Group/Line Parade of Champions
8:40 pm……………… Ages 9-12 Duet/Trio Parade of Champions
9:05 pm……………… Competitive AWARDS

Thursday, June 25  (Theme: Zoom Call Day)
6:50 am……………… Doors Open

7:30 am……………… Ages 9-12 Small Group Competition
10:20 am……………. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
10:30 am……………. Specialty AWARDS
11:20 am……………. Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
5:20 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
5:30 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
6:20 pm……………… Ages 9-12 Large Group and Line Competition
7:55 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
8:05 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
8:45 pm……………… Ages 9-12 Small Group Parade of Champions
9:10 pm……………… Ages 11-12 Solo Parade of Champions
9:35 pm……………… Ages 9-12 Large Group and Line Parade of Champions
10:00 pm……………. Competitive AWARDS

Friday, June 26  (Theme: Tiger King Day)
7:20 am……………… Doors Open
8:00 am……………… Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
2:50 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
3:00 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
3:45 pm……………… 13 & Older Duet/Trio Competition
7:00 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
7:10 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
8:10 pm……………… Ages 13-14 Solo Parade of Champions
8:30 pm……………… Ages 13-19 Duet/Trio Parade of Champions
8:55 pm……………… Competitive AWARDS

Saturday, June 27  (Theme: Prom Day)
7:00 am……………… Doors Open

7:40 am……………… Ages 13-14 Small Group Competition
10:05 am……………. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
10:15 am……………. Specialty AWARDS
11:00 am……………. Ages 15-16 Solo Competition
4:30 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
4:40 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
5:20 pm……………… 13 & Older Large Group and Line Competition
7:35 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
7:45 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
8:25 pm……………… Ages 13-14 Small Group Parade of Champions
8:50 pm……………… Ages 15-16 Solo Parade of Champions
9:15 pm……………… Ages 13-19 Large Group/Line Parade of Champions
9:40 pm……………. Competitive AWARDS

Sunday, June 28  (Theme: Senior Graduation)
7:20 am……………… Doors Open

8:00 am……………… 17 & Older Solo Competition
1:40 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announcements
1:50 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
2:30 pm……………… 15 & Older Small Group Competition
5:10 pm……………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announcements
5:20 pm……………… Specialty AWARDS
6:10 pm……………… Ages 17-20 Solo Parade of Champions
6:30 pm……………… Ages 15-19 Small Group Parade of Champions
7:00 pm……………… Competitive AWARDS

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
Embassy Suites by Hilton St Louis St Charles

Phone: 636-946-5544
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Guest Room Rate: $178 Single/Double; $188 Triple; $198 Quad
Cut Off Deadline: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tru by Hilton St Charles St Louis
Phone: 636-669-2500
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Guest Room Rate: $144 up to Quad
Cut Off Deadline: Monday, June 8, 2020

Best Western Plus – The Charles Hotel
Phone: 636-946-6936
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Guest Room Rate: $134.99 up to Quad
Complimentary Hot Breakfast
Complimentary Shuttle to Convention Center