SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2021 Wichita regional competition is now complete. It is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, May 7-9 in the Bob Brown Expo Hall* at Century II Convention Center located at 225 W. Douglas in downtown Wichita. 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.
* We just learned about a week ago that the Concert Hall stage lift is under repair which will not be completed until July at the earliest. The move to the Expo Hall was as much a surprise to us as it probably is now to you.
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.
FRIDAY MORNING START
The show is big enough 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, April 27 to email@example.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.
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.
MASKS WILL 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 for dancers while performing on the stage. We also 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 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. We will also not allow photos at the stage backdrop for this show following awards (venue rules).
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 will be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 5:00 pm (CST) Tuesday, April 27 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.
Friday, May 7
7:30 am………….. Doors Open
8:15 am………….. 10 & Younger Solo Competition
12:00 pm………… 10 & Younger Solo AWARDS
12:50 pm………… Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
3:20 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Solo AWARDS
4:10 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
8:30 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo AWARDS
Saturday, May 8
7:15 am………….. Doors Open
8:00 am………….. 12 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
11:00 am………… 12 & Younger Duet/Trio AWARDS
11:50 am………… 8 & Younger Group Competition
1:50 pm………….. 8 & Younger Group AWARDS
2:40 pm………….. Ages 9-12 Large Groups/Lines/Productions
4:30 pm………….. AWARDS for Above
5:20 pm………….. Ages 9-12 Small Group Competition
8:00 pm………….. Ages 9-12 Small Group AWARDS
Sunday, May 9
7:15 am………….. Doors Open
8:00 am………….. 13 & Older Duet/Trio Competition
9:40 am………….. 13 & Older Duet/Trio AWARDS
10:15 am………… 17 & Older Solo Competition
12:30 pm………… 17 & Older Solo AWARDS
1:15 pm………….. 13 & Older Group Competition
4:05 pm………….. 13 & Older Group AWARDS
4:50 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Solo Competition
8:10 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Solo AWARDS
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