2021 St. Louis Regional

Event Information

ST. LOUIS REGIONAL

 

SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2021 St. Louis regional competition is now complete. It is scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, February 25-28 at the St. Charles Convention Center located at 1 Convention Center Plaza St. Charles, Missouri. Competition will take place on stages in both the Exhibition Hall and Ballroom. Performance times for all studios have been emailed to studio directors, and a general schedule appears below. The general schedule is also your reference for which competition blocks are scheduled for which stage. 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.

THURSDAY MORNING START
The show is large enough 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, February 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 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
Thursday, February 25

7:45 am………….. Doors Open
  Exhibit Hall Stage
8:30 am………….. Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
4:15 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Solo AWARDS
5:10 pm………….. 17 & Older Solo Competition
8:00 pm………….. 17 & Older Solo AWARDS
  Ballroom Stage
9:00 am………….. 8 & Younger Solo Competition
1:00 pm………….. 8 & Younger Solo AWARDS
1:50pm…………… Ages 9-10 Solo Competition
6:40 pm………….. Ages 9-10 Solo AWARDS

Friday, February 26

7:45 am………….. Doors Open
  Exhibit Hall Stage
8:30 am………….. Ages 15-16 Solo Competition
2:00 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Solo AWARDS
2:50 pm………….. 10 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
5:40 pm………….. 10 & Younger Duet/Trio AWARDS
6:40 pm………….. Ages 11-14 Duet/Trio Competition
9:00 pm………….. Ages 11-14 Duet/Trio AWARDS
  Ballroom Stage
10:00 am………… Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
2:45 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo AWARDS

Saturday, February 27  (all competition on Exhibit Hall Stage)
7:00 am………….. Doors Open

7:45 am………….. Ages 9-10 Small Group Competition
10:00 am………… Ages 9-10 Small Group AWARDS
10:45 am………… 8 & Younger Small Group Competition
12:45 pm………… 8 & Younger Small Group AWARDS
1:30 pm………….. 10 & Younger Large Group/Line Competition
3:45 pm………….. 10 & Younger Large Group/Line AWARDS
4:30 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Group Competition
8:10 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Group AWARDS
8:45 pm………….. 12 & Younger Production Competition
9:30 pm………….. 12 & Younger Production AWARDS

Sunday, February 28  (all competition on Exhibit Hall Stage)
8:00 am………….. Doors Open
8:45 am………….. Ages 13-14 Group Competition
12:10 pm………… Ages 13-14 Group AWARDS
1:00 pm………….. 15 & Older Group Competition
4:45 pm………….. 15 & Older Group AWARDS
5:30 pm………….. 15 & Older Duet/Trio Competition
6:45 pm………….. 15 & Older Duet/Trio AWARDS

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis-St. Charles
2 Convention Center Blvd., St. Charles
$144 for double (with 2-night minimum)
Book by Feb. 10 before rates go up!
Call to book: 636-946-5544