SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2022 Ft. Smith Regional competition is now complete. Competition is scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, April 7-10 at the Ft. Smith Convention Center located at 55 S. 7th Street. Competition will take place in the Exhibit Hall again this year (not the theatre). 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 email@example.com 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.).
THURSDAY AFTERNOON START
The show is large enough that it will start on Thursday afternoon. 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) Wednesday, March 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 traditional 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 rare occasions, a little late.
PERFORMANCE MUSIC UPLOAD AND REVIEW
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, look for the “Upload Music Title” button, then attach each music file where indicated. 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 email@example.com prior to 5:00 pm (CST) Wednesday, March 23 with entry details. We will then contact you to make payment arrangements.
TOP CHARITY DANCE DOWN IS BACK
Students who donate $5 or more to our sponsored charities at the show will receive a special ticket that will allow them to participate. These students will learn a quick combination on stage and then dance down to a winner. The winner will receive a special plaque and a pair of TOMS Shoes. All of the money collected will be split between Drea’s Dream, a dance therapy/expressive movement program for children with cancer and special needs (dreasdream.org), and Jojo Siwa’s Childhood Cancer Foundation. Proceeds donated to the Siwa Foundation will be used to fund childhood cancer research and will provide direct financial support for families dealing with childhood cancer (jojosiwafoundation.org). Check the general schedule below for Charity Dance Down time(s).
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.
Currently there are no specific Covid guidelines or mandates active in the venue. You are free, however, to take whatever personal precautions you choose in the way of masking up and/or social distancing.
Thursday, April 7
12:20 pm………… Doors Open
1:00 pm………….. Ages 9-12 Solo Competition
8:00 pm………….. Ages 9-12 Solo AWARDS
Friday, April 8
7:45 am………….. Doors Open
8:20 am………….. 8 & Younger Solo Competition
10:50 am………… 8 & Younger Solo AWARDS
11:30 pm………… Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
2:55 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo AWARDS
3:40 pm………….. 15 & Older Solo Competition
9:30 pm………….. 15 & Older Solo AWARDS
Saturday, April 9
7:30 am………….. Doors Open
8:10 am………….. 12 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
11:35 am………… 12 & Younger Duet/Trio AWARDS
12:20 pm………… 8 & Younger Group Competition
3:30 pm………….. 8 & Younger Group AWARDS
4:15 pm………….. Ages 9-10 Small Group Competition
6:15 pm………….. Ages 9-12 Large Groups/Lines/Productions
8:40 pm………….. All Ages TOP Charity Dance Down
9:10 pm………….. AWARDS For Above
Sunday, April 10
7:15 am………….. Doors Open
8:00 am………….. Ages 11-14 Small Group Competition
10:50 am………… Ages 11-14 Small Group AWARDS
11:30 pm………… 13+ Lg Groups/Lines/Productions,
and 15 & Older Small Groups
3:30 pm………….. AWARDS For Above
4:20 pm………….. 13 & Older Duet/Trio Competition
6:50 pm………….. 13 & Older Duet/Trio AWARDS
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