2021 Des Moines Regional #1

Event Information

DES MOINES #1 (Feb.)

 

SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2021 Des Moines regional competition (No. 1) is now complete. It is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, February 26-28 at the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third Street, downtown Des Moines. All competition will take place in HyVee Exhibition Hall C. 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 office@talentonparade.com to check your options.

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. All acts should also be ready, and willing, to perform up to one hour earlier or later than scheduled as it is not unusual for the show to run a little early or, on occasion, late.

MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MAY BE REQUIRED
We will be following the Covid mandates that are in place in the city/venue at the time of the show. Be prepared to practice social distancing and to wear a mask at all times except while performing on the stage. There may also be restrictions in the size of the audience. We strongly encourage no more than 2 adult guardians accompany each dancer to help keep audience size down. Baring technical issues, the entire show will be live streamed so you and others can watch from home instead. Please encourage your dance parents to be compliant and respectful of rules as posted upon arrival.

DRESSING ROOM INFO
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.

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. We will also not allow photos at the stage backdrop for this show following awards.

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 office@talentonparade.com prior to 5:00 pm (CST) Tuesday, February 16 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 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.

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
Friday, February 26

11:00 am………… Doors Open
11:45 am………… 10 & Younger Solo Competition
3:10 pm………….. 10 & Younger Solo AWARDS
3:50 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Solo Competition
7:50 pm………….. 15 & Older Duet/Trio Competition
8:40 pm………….. AWARDS for Above

Saturday, February 27
7:30 am………….. Doors Open
8:15 am………….. Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
11:05 am………… Ages 11-12 Solo AWARDS
11:45 am………… 10 & Younger Group Competition
2:45 pm………….. 10 & Younger Group AWARDS
3:30 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Group Competition
5:30 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Group AWARDS
6:30 pm………….. 12 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
8:40 pm………….. 12 & Younger Duet/Trio AWARDS

Sunday, February 28
7:15 am………….. Doors Open

8:00 am………….. Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
11:15 am………… Ages 13-14 Solo AWARDS
12:00 pm………… Ages 13-14 Duet/Trio/Group Competition
2:45 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Duet/Trio/Group AWARDS
3:30 pm………….. 15 & Older Group Competition
5:10 pm………….. 15 & Older Group AWARDS
5:50 pm………….. 17 & Older Solo Competition
8:15 pm………….. 17 & Older Solo AWARDS

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street
$152 for double
Book by Feb. 12 before rates go up!
Click Here to Book Online
or call 515-241-1456 and mention group code “TOP”