2021 Minneapolis Regional

Event Information



The schedule for the 2021 Minneapolis regional competition is now complete. Competition is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, May 14-16 at the Minneapolis Convention Center located downtown at 1301 2nd Avenue South. All competition will be held on the lower level in Hall A. 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.

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.

The show is large enough this year that a Friday morning start is necessary. We have attempted to impact as few people as possible by scheduling only solos during traditional school hours. Those unable, or unwilling, to attend due to school obligations may receive a full refund of entry fees for those school-time acts, provided you email the scratch(es) by 5 pm (CST) Tuesday, May 4 to office@talentonparade.com. Do not contact the office to inquire about a time change for your act(s). Scratching those acts unable to attend as scheduled is your only option. If it were in any way possible to schedule everyone outside school hours, we would have done that originally.

Solos and Duet/Trios have been scheduled in a close to normal fashion but in smaller blocks by age division (NOT by studio). A complete awards ceremony, including TOP 10 lineups, will follow each solo/duet/trio block. Group competition, however, has been scheduled by studio groups (see below). We’ve scheduled this way to keep the total number of people inside the venue within the allotted Covid mandates as put in place by the city/venue. Additional Covid precautions will also be in place during the show as well (again, see below).

Group competition has been scheduled in 4 studio blocks consisting of not more than 4 studios at a time (3 blocks only have 2 studios represented). Compare your performance times to the general schedule to figure out which block you are assigned to. The audience during group competition will be restricted to only those from the studios in the block, and subject to the restrictions listed below. The performance order of your group acts as listed in your confirmation is subject to your adjustment. We would like for each studio to email us a list of your preferred order of performance within your group block instead to office@talentonparade.com. Information received from you prior to 5 pm (CST) on Tuesday, May 4 will be reflected in the printed program. Information received after that deadline will be made available to tabulation and backstage personnel but will not be reflected in the program. As you probably know, block scheduling in this way makes it a challenge to rehearse your acts 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 on Sunday we have scheduled a studio combined TOP 10 awards. The audience for this awards ceremony will be limited to 15 total persons per studio to include any combination of dancers, parents and studio teachers as decided within your studio. Baring technical issues, we will live stream this awards ceremony, along with all other activities during the weekend, so others can watch from home or from practically any mobile device with an internet connection.

Everyone who enters the venue will be required to wear a mask throughout, except for SOLO dancers as they perform on stage. Duet/trio and group dancers will be required to wear masks even while performing (venue rules). Social distancing will also be encouraged throughout the venue. 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 others can watch from home instead. Please be compliant and respectful of these rules.

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.

We will not bring dancers to the stage as a group for solo/duet/trio 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. Group awards will be handled differently (see Group Scheduling above). Specific directions for each awards ceremony will be announced from the stage. Be aware also that photos following the awards ceremonies on the stage in front of the backdrop will not be allowed (again, venue rules).

If you’ve not already uploaded your performance 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 will be good to go. Contact us with any questions or issues and we’ll be happy to assist.

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, May 4 with entry details. We will then contact you to make payment arrangements.

Photography and video recording 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 are interested.

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, May 14

7:00 am………….. Doors Open
7:45 am………….. 10 & Younger Solo Competition
11:20 am………… 10 & Younger Solo AWARDS
12:00 pm………… Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
3:50 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo AWARDS
4:30 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Solo Competition
8:45 pm………….. 15 & Older Duet/Trio Competition
9:55 pm………….. AWARDS for Above

Saturday, May 15
7:00 am………….. Doors Open
7:30 am………….. 10 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
9:05 am………….. 10 & Younger Duet/Trio AWARDS
9:40 am………….. Group Competition Block #1
12:05 pm………… Group Competition Block #1 Adjudicated AWARDS
12:40 pm………… Group Competition Block #2
5:30 pm………….. Group Competition Block #2 Adjudicated AWARDS
6:10 pm………….. Group Competition Block #3
10:00 pm………… Group Competition Block #3 Adjudicated AWARDS

Sunday, May 16
7:00 am………….. Doors Open

7:45 am………….. Group Competition Block #4
11:35 am………… Group Competition Block #4 Adjudicated AWARDS
12:15 pm………… TOP 10 AWARDS for ALL Groups*
   * Attendance will be limited for this awards (see below)
1:10 pm………….. Ages 11-14 Duet/Trio Competition

3:20 pm………….. Ages 11-14 Duet/Trio AWARDS
4:00 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
6:50 pm………….. 17 & Older Solo Competition
8:45 pm………….. AWARDS for Above Solos

* Sunday early-afternoon TOP 10 group awards attendance will be limited to 15 total persons per studio to include any combination of dancers, parents, and studio teachers as decided within your studio.

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