2021 St. Louis National

Event Information

ST. LOUIS

 

SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2021 St. Louis national competition is now complete. It is scheduled for Tuesday-Sunday, June 22-27. 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. Also, please understand that we cannot even consider special performance requests for this show. There are simply far too many studios and acts involved for us to risk the integrity of the schedule, and the spirit of fair competition, with changes of this kind.

ONE VENUE, TWO STAGES
Competition will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center located 1 Convention Center Plaza in St. Charles. In the schedule you will see references to 2 different competition stages. The BALLROOM Stage will be located on the upper level. The EXHIBIT HALL Stage will be located on the lower level.

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 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.

THEME DAYS
Just for fun, each day of competition will be “themed” and the studio who best represents the theme for the day will receive a special trophy and recognition. CLICK HERE for more information.

NATIONAL AWARDS AND THE PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
National competition includes selected acts being called back to re-compete in the Parade Of Champions. CLICK HERE for more information.

MASKS WILL BE OPTIONAL FOR ALL
Be aware that the city of St. Charles recently relaxed their mask mandates, and the venue has followed in this regard. Seating in the venue will also be unrestricted. Please make sure your studio parents are prepared for this as we cannot enforce mandates that are no longer in place. If you and/or any other members of your studio family still prefer to wear a mask, then do so and we will happily respect that decision. Just make sure the same respect is extended to those who choose not to wear one.

DANCERS CAN SIT ON THE STAGE FOR AWARDS
Dancers are again welcome to sit on the stage during awards under the following guidelines: Only those dancers who competed in the block in which awards are being presented should be on the stage. Non-dancing siblings and/or other dancers from the studio who did not compete in the current block being awarded should remain in the audience. Only water is allowed on the stage. No food, no gum, no sticky goo purchased in the merchandise area, etc. Each dancer is responsible for removing any item(s) that she/he brings to the stage, including any empty water bottles or other trash. Phones must be silenced and put away. Dancers paying more attention to her or his phone than the awards being presented will be asked to return to the audience. Those dancers who would prefer to remain in the audience for awards are also welcome to do so.

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) Wednesday, June 9 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 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.

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 22   (Theme: Disney Day)
8:15 am………….. Doors Open

  Exhibit Hall Stage
9:00 am………….. Ages 9-10 Solo Competition
4:00 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
4:10 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
6:30 pm………….. 8 & Younger Solo Parade Of Champions
6:50 pm………….. Ages 9-10 Solo Parade Of Champions
7:15 pm………….. 8 & Younger Duet/Trio Parade Of Champions
7:40 pm………….. Competitive AWARDS for Above
  Ballroom Stage
9:15 am………….. 8 & Younger Solo Competition
2:45 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
2:55 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
3:40 pm………….. 8 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
5:20 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
5:30 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above

Wednesday, June 23   (Theme: Tie Dye)
7:00 am………….. Doors Open

  Exhibit Hall Stage
7:30 am………….. Ages 11-12 Duet/Trio Competition
9:40 am………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
9:50 am………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
10:45 am………… Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
7:20 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
7:30 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
8:20 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Duet/Trio Parade Of Champions
8:40 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo Parade Of Champions
9:00 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Solo Parade Of Champions
9:25 pm………….. Competitive AWARDS for Above
  Ballroom Stage
10:30 am………… Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
6:55 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
7:05 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above

Thursday, June 24   (Theme: Camo Day)

7:00 am………….. Doors Open
  Exhibit Hall Stage
8:00 am………….. 17 & Older Solo Competition
2:10 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
2:20 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
3:00 pm………….. 15 & Older Duet/Trio Competition
5:25 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
5:35 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
7:00 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Solo Parade Of Champions
7:25 pm………….. Ages 17-19 Solo Parade Of Champions
7:50 pm………….. Ages 9-10 Duet/Trio Parade Of Champions
8:15 pm………….. Ages 15-19 Duet/Trio Parade Of Champions
8:40 pm………….. Competitive AWARDS for Above
  Ballroom Stage
7:45 am………….. Ages 15-16 Solo Competition
12:50 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
1:00 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
1:50 pm………….. Ages 9-10 Duet/Trio Competition
4:10 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
4:20 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above

Friday, June 25   (Theme: Black and Pink)
  All Competition on Exhibit Hall Stage

7:15 am………….. Doors Open
8:00 am………….. Ages 11-12 Small Group Competition
10:45 am………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
10:55 am………… Specialty AWARDS for Above
11:45 am………… All 8 & Younger Group Competition
3:40 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
3:55 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
4:40 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Duet/Trio Competition
6:30 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
6:40 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
7:30 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Small Group Parade Of Champions
7:55 pm………….. 8 & Younger Small Group Parade Of Champions
8:15 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Duet/Trio Parade Of Champions
8:40 pm………….. 8 & Younger Large Group/Line Parade Of Champions
9:05 pm………….. Competitive AWARDS for Above

Saturday, June 26   (Theme: Studio Spirit)

  All Competition on Exhibit Hall Stage
7:45 am………….. Doors Open
8:30 am………….. Ages 9-12 Large Group and Line Competition
11:45 am………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
11:55 am………… Specialty AWARDS for Above
12:45 pm………… Ages 9-10 Small Group Competition
2:45 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
2:55 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
3:45 pm………….. All Ages Production Competition
5:30 pm………….. All Ages Production AWARDS
6:45 pm………….. Ages 9-12 Large Group/Line Parade Of Champions
7:15 pm………….. Ages 9-10 Small Group  Parade Of Champions
7:40 pm………….. Competitive AWARDS for Above

Sunday, June 27   (Theme: Return to Broadway and Concerts)

  All Competition on Exhibit Hall Stage
7:15 am………….. Doors Open
8:00 am………….. 13 & Older Small Group Competition
12:15 pm………… Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
12:25 pm………… Specialty AWARDS for Above
1:30 pm………….. 13 & Older Large Group and Line Competition
6:00 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
6:10 pm………….. Specialty AWARDS for Above
6:40 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Small Group Parade Of Champions
7:05 pm………….. Ages 15-19 Small Group Parade Of Champions
7:30 pm………….. Ages 13-19 Large Group/Line Parade Of Champions
8:00 pm………….. Competitive AWARDS for Above

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis-St. Charles
2 Convention Center Blvd., St. Charles
$179 for double (with 3-night minimum)
Book by June 7 before rates go up!
Call to book: 636-946-5544

Best Western Plus The Charles Hotel
1425 South 5th Street, St. Charles
$110 for double
Book by June 7 before rates go up
Call to book: 636-946-6936 (reference “Talent On Parade” when you call)

Tru by Hilton St. Charles St. Louis
333 Camelback Road, St. Charles
$111 for double
Book by June 7 before rates go up
Call to book: 636-669-2500 (reference “Talent On Parade” when you call)