2022 Des Moines Nationals

Event Information

DES MOINES

 

SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2022 Des Moines National Competition is now complete. Competition is scheduled for Wednesday*-Saturday, June 29-July 2 in Hyvee Hall of the Iowa Events Center, downtown Des Moines. 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. 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.   *Junior TOP Starz registration begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 28 (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 please email us at office@talentonparade.com by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 15 to check your options. Please include in your email your studio name, the show location you are attending, and as much detail as possible for the act(s) you are inquiring about (song title, dancer name if soloist, etc.). Changes emailed after June 15 will require management approval and may not be accommodated.

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 early or, on rare occasions, a little late.

THEME DAYS and FREE MASTER CLASSES
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. There are also FREE Master Classes scheduled on Wednesday and Friday. Click this link 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 this link for more information.

TOP STARZ
The rehearsal area for the TOP Starz teams is the Level 3 meeting rooms of the Community Choice Convention Center (which is attached to the competition venue). Click this link for more information.

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. Once your music is uploaded, we strongly recommend that you listen to each file to confirm that you have uploaded what you intended to. Be advised, however, that uploaded files can only be listened to from a PC (not a MAC) that is running the Chrome browser. We cannot be responsible for music uploaded incorrectly and, in fairness, we cannot allow an act to re-compete because of an incorrect music upload. We also strongly recommend that you have with you at the show a flash/thumb drive containing all your music files that we can use as a backup if necessary. 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) Wednesday, June 15 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 may be interested. Just make sure selections are made and orders are placed at the show as photo and video images will NOT be available to view or purchase after the show online.

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
Wednesday, June 29  (Theme: Unicorns and Mermaids Day)

9:30 am………….. Doors Open
10:15 am………… 10 & Younger Solo Competition
3:00 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
3:30 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
6:40 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
7:15 pm………….. 8 & Younger Solo Parade of Champions
7:35 pm………….. Ages 9-10 Solo Parade of Champions
8:00 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Solo Parade of Champions
8:25 pm………….. Parent/Teacher TOP Charity Dance Down
8:50 pm………….. AWARDS

Thursday, June 30  (Theme: Meme Day)
9:30 am………….. Doors Open
10:15 am………… Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
1:50 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
2:30 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Solo Competition
6:10 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
6:50 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo Parade of Champions
7:10 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Solo Parade of Champions
7:30 pm………….. AWARDS

Friday, July 1  (Theme: 90s Decade Day)
9:15 am………….. Doors Open
10:00 am………… All Ages Duet/Trio Competition
1:50 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
2:30 pm………….. 17 & Older Solo Competition
5:10 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
5:50 pm………….. 8 & Younger Duet/Trio Parade of Champions
6:15 pm………….. Ages 9-12 Duet/Trio Parade of Champions
6:40 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Duet/Trio Parade of Champions
7:00 pm………….. Ages 15-19 Duet/Trio Parade of Champions
7:20 pm………….. Ages 17-19 Solo Parade of Champions
7:45 pm………….. Junior TOP Starz Performance
8:00 pm………….. All Ages (Students) TOP Charity Dance Down
8:30 pm………….. AWARDS

Saturday, July 2  (Theme: Happy 25th TOP!)
9:45 am………….. Doors Open
10:30 am………… All Ages Group Competition
4:05 pm………….. Parade of Champions Finalists Announced
5:30 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Small Group Parade of Champions
5:50 pm………….. 8 & Younger Small Group Parade of Champions
6:15 pm………….. Ages 15-19 Small Group Parade of Champions
6:40 pm………….. Ages 9-12 Small Group Parade of Champions
7:05 pm………….. Ages 13-19 Large Group/Line Parade of Champions
7:30 pm………….. 12 & Younger Large Group/Line Parade of Champions
7:50 pm………….. Senior TOP Starz Performance
8:15 pm………….. AWARDS

 

HOST HOTELS
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street
Des Moines, IA  50309
515-241-1456
Rate: $149 up to Quad
Book Online Here

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
401 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA  50309
515-244-2151
Rate: $119 up to Quad
Book Online Here