SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2021 Texarkana regional competition is now complete. Competition is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, February 12-14 at the Texarkana Convention Center located at 2910 S. Cowhorn Creek Loop on the Texas side of the city. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to check your options.
SOLO AND DUET/TRIO SCHEDULING
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 within the venue at a minimum due to limited dressing space and limited seating. Scheduling this way should also mean increased safety for all.
Group competition has been scheduled in 4 studio blocks consisting of not more than 4 studios at a time. 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. We anticipate a somewhat “fluid” schedule during group competition to accommodate costume changes. Please work closely with the guys backstage to help alleviate schedule conflicts regardless of the order your group acts are listed in the program. Also, be advised, you will likely not have time to rehearse your groups 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 Saturday evening, we have scheduled a studio combined TOP 10 awards. The audience for this awards ceremony will be limited to 5 total dancers (accompanied by no more than 1 adult guardian each) per studio. All studio directors/teachers, however, are welcome to attend. Baring technical issues, we will live stream this awards ceremony along with all other activities during the weekend so others can watch from home.
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. Audience seating will also be reduced and arranged to encourage social distancing. We are also requesting that each dancer is accompanied by only one adult guardian to help keep audience size down. Please also limit your time in the venue as much as possible. We’re just not yet at a point where hanging out at the venue all day to watch and/or visit with friends is a good idea. Again, 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 these rules.
DRESSING SPACE WILL BE LIMITED
A limited amount of dressing space is available at this venue. 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. Those of you with rooms at the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn will be encouraged to use those rooms for changing instead of the shared dressing areas.
PROP STORAGE SPACE WILL BE EXTREMELY LIMITED
Please do not plan on storing props inside the venue as space for that will be very limited. Instead, props will need to be brought into the building immediately prior to use and removed from the venue immediately thereafter. This will be strictly enforced.
DANCERS WILL REMAIN IN THE AUDIENCE FOR AWARDS
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.
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 email@example.com prior to 5:00 pm (CST) Tuesday, February 2 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 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.
Friday, February 12
4:15 pm…………. Doors Open
5:00 pm…………. Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
8:00 pm…………. Ages 11-12 Duet/Trio Competition
8:50 pm…………. AWARDS for Above
Saturday, February 13
7:15 am…………. Doors Open
8:00 am…………. Group Competition Studio Block #1
10:00 am……….. ADJUDICATED AWARDS for Above
10:45 am……….. Group Competition Studio Block #2
1:30 pm…………. ADJUDICATED AWARDS for Above
2:15 pm…………. Group Competition Studio Block #3
3:45 pm…………. ADJUDICATED AWARDS for Above
4:30 pm…………. Group Competition Studio Block #4
6:00 pm…………. ADJUDICATED AWARDS for Above
6:40 pm…………. TOP 10 AWARDS for ALL Groups*
* Attendance will be limited by studio for this awards (see below)
7:20 pm…………. Ages 9-10 Solo Competition
8:40 pm…………. Ages 9-10 Duet/Trio Competition
9:40 pm…………. AWARDS for Above
Sunday, February 14
7:15 am…………. Doors Open
8:00 am…………. 8 & Younger Solo Competition
9:45 am…………. 8 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
10:30 am……….. AWARDS for Above
11:15 am……….. Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
1:50 pm…………. Ages 13-14 Duet/Trio Competition
2:30 pm…………. AWARDS for Above
3:20 pm…………. 15 & Older Solo Competition
5:50 pm…………. 15 & Older Duet/Trio Competition
6:30 pm…………. AWARDS for Above
* Saturday evening TOP 10 group awards attendance will be limited to 5 dancers accompanied by 1 adult each per studio. All studio directors/teachers will be welcome to attend as well.
Click Here for a link to TOP hotel deals.