2021 Omaha Regional

Event Information

OMAHA

 

SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2021 Omaha regional competition is now complete. Competition is scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, March 25-28 the Mid-America Center ARENA located at 1 Arena Way in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 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. As you review the schedule you will notice it is almost “normal” (not scheduled by studio blocks). Please know that we have sought out and received all the necessary approvals to schedule this way, in this venue, and that there will still be appropriate Covid safety protocols in place (see below).

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.

THURSDAY MORNING START
The show is large enough again this year that a Thursday 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, March 16 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.

SCHEDULE FLEXIBILITY
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.

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. Social distancing will be strongly encouraged in the audience and we are also requesting that each dancer is accompanied by no more than 2 adult guardians to help keep audience size down. Baring technical issues, the entire show will be streamed live online so others can watch from home instead. Please be compliant and respectful of these rules. Keep in mind this event is all about putting kids on the stage where they desperately long to be, not about challenging rules or making political statements.

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.

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 Title” button. Attach each music file where indicated and you’ll be good to go. Contact us with any questions or issues and we will 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, March 16 with entry details. We will then contact you to make payment arrangements.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RECORDING WILL BE PROHIBITED
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 or videos 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, SCORES AND RESULTS
Video critiques, digital scores and competition results will be available to view in the week following the show by logging in to your DanceComp Genie account. Results will also be posted at talentonparade.com.

GENERAL SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 25

7:00 am………….. Doors Open
7:45 am………….. Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
1:55 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Solo AWARDS
2:45 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
9:50 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo AWARDS

Friday, March 26

7:00 am………….. Doors Open
7:45 am………….. 10 & Younger Solo Competition
2:10 pm………….. 10 & Younger Solo AWARDS
3:00 pm………….. 15 & Older Solo Competition
9:30 pm………….. 15 & Older Solo AWARDS

Saturday, March 27

7:00 am………….. Doors Open
7:45 am………….. 12 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
11:25 am………… 12 & Younger Duet/Trio AWARDS
12:15 pm………… 8 & Younger Group Competition
3:00 pm………….. 8 & Younger Group AWARDS
3:45 pm………….. Ages 9-10 Group Competition
6:55 pm………….. Ages 9-10 Group AWARDS
7:45 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Large Groups/Lines/Productions
10:00 pm………… AWARDS for Above

Sunday, March 28
7:00 am………….. Doors Open

7:45 am………….. Ages 11-12 Small Group Competition
10:00 am………… Ages 11-12 Small Group AWARDS
10:45 am………… Ages 13-14 Small Group Competition
12:45 pm………… Ages 13-14 Small Group AWARDS
1:30 pm………….. 15 & Older Small Group Competition
2:45 pm………….. 13 & Older Large Groups/Lines/Productions
4:30 pm………….. AWARDS for Above
5:30 pm………….. 13 & Older Duet/Trio Competition
8:00 pm………….. 13 & Older Duet/Trio AWARDS

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