SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2021 Amarillo regional competition is now complete. Competition is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, February 5-7 in the main ballroom of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown located at 550 S. Buchanan Street. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to check your options.
Even though we have provided to-the-minute information in your schedule confirmation you should still use it as a general guideline only. All acts should also be ready, and willing, to perform up to one hour earlier or later than scheduled as it is common for the show to run slightly early or, on occasion, late. Also, be aware that the timing of awards ceremonies or other events may fluctuate with the schedule during the course of the day. We encourage you to monitor the progress of the show on the Dance Events app. Ask a staffer at the TOP Shop merchandise area when you arrive for more information about the app if needed.
STUDIO GROUP BLOCKS
Group competition has been scheduled in 3 studio blocks consisting of not more than 3 studios at a time. Compare your performance times to the general schedule to figure out which block you are assigned to. We anticipate a very “fluid” schedule during group competition to accommodate costume changes. Please work closely with the guys backstage to help alleviate schedule conflicts regardless of the order your group acts are listed in the program. Again, flexibility will be required by all. Also, be advised, you will likely not have time to rehearse your groups between performances. Please arrive at the venue fully rehearsed and ready to roll. Following each group block we will host a short adjudicated-only awards ceremony. At the conclusion of all group competition Saturday evening, we have scheduled a studio combined TOP 10 awards. The audience for this awards ceremony will be limited to 5 dancers with one accompanying adult guardian each per studio. In addition, all studio directors/teachers can attend. Baring technical issues, we will live stream this awards ceremony along with all other activities during the weekend so others can watch from home.
MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED
Everyone who enters the venue will be required to wear a mask throughout, except for dancers as they perform on stage. Audience seating will also be reduced and arranged to encourage social distancing. We are also requesting that each dancer is accompanied by only one adult guardian to help keep audience size down. Again, baring technical issues, the entire show will be live streamed so other family members and friends can watch from home. Please encourage your dance parents to be compliant and respectful of these rules.
DRESSING SPACE WILL BE LIMITED
Our only access to dressing space in this venue will be 2 medium sized rooms to be shared by all female dancers. There will also be one small dressing room for male dancers. Dancers will be encouraged to get in, make her/his changes quickly, then get out. If dressing assistance is necessary, please limit to one adult helper per dancer. We also strongly encourage all dancers to arrive in her/his first costume ready to go, and then leave the venue in her/his last costume of the day. Those of you with rooms at the Embassy will be encouraged to use them for changing instead of the shared dressing areas.
DANCERS WILL REMAIN IN THE AUDIENCE FOR AWARDS
We will not bring dancers to the stage as a group for awards at this show, except for selected TOP 10 lineups. Instead, we will be asking you to choose one dancer representative for each of your acts to pick up when called backstage. Specific directions for each awards ceremony will be announced from the stage.
PERFORMANCE MUSIC UPLOAD
If you’ve not already uploaded your music you must do so immediately. Uploading your performance music is required. Log in to your DanceComp Genie dashboard and look for the “Upload Music” button. Attach each music file where indicated and you’re good to go. Contact us with any questions or issues and we’ll be happy to assist.
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 email@example.com prior to 5:00 pm (CST) Tuesday, January 26 with entry details. We will then contact you to make payment arrangements.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RECORDING 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 studio owners, directors, teachers, costume designers, and/or choreographers. 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.
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.
Friday, February 5
5:00 pm………….. Doors Open
5:45 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
8:25 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Duet/Trio Competition
9:00 pm………….. AWARDS for Above
Saturday, February 6
7:15 am………….. Doors Open
8:00 am………….. 8 & Younger Solo Competition
9:15 am………….. 8 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
9:40 am………….. AWARDS for Above
10:30 am………… Ages 9-10 Solo Competition
12:10 pm………… Ages 9-10 Duet/Trio Competition
12:30 pm………… AWARDS for Above
1:20 pm………….. Group Competition Studio Block #1
3:00 pm………….. Adjudicated AWARDS for Above
3:30 pm………….. Group Competition Studio Block #2
5:20 pm………….. Adjudicated AWARDS for Above
6:00 pm………….. Group Competition Studio Block #3
7:30 pm………….. Adjudicated AWARDS for Above
8:00 pm………….. TOP 10 AWARDS for ALL Groups
Sunday, February 7
8:15 am………….. Doors Open
9:00 am………….. Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
11:20 am………… Ages 13-14 Duet/Trio Competition
11:50 am………… AWARDS for Above
12:45 pm………… Ages 15-16 Solo Competition
2:35 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Duet/Trio Competition
3:00 pm………….. AWARDS for Above
3:40 pm………….. 17 & Older Solo Competition
4:50 pm………….. AWARDS for Above
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