2023 Minneapolis Regional

Event Information



The schedule for the 2023 Minneapolis Regional competition is now complete. Competition is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, May 19-21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center located downtown at 1301 2nd Avenue South. 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.

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 Friday, May 5 to check your options. Please include in your email your studio name, the show location you are attending, and as much detail as possible about the act(s) you are inquiring about (song title, dancer name if soloist, etc.). Changes emailed after May 5 will require management approval and may not be accommodated.  

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.

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” 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.

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 pm (CST) Friday, May 5 with entry details. We will then contact you to make payment arrangements.

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 the winner(s). Winners will receive a special plaque and a pair of Bombas Socks. The money collected will be donated to Drea’s Dream, a dance therapy/expressive movement program for children with cancer and special needs (dreasdream.org). Check the general schedule for Charity Dance Down time(s).

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.

If you’ve not already done so, please take a few minutes to review the complete list of rules and guidelines posted at www.talentonparade.com/rules-and-awards. Pay particular attention to the rule under PROPS that states: “The throwing of any item off the front of the stage is prohibited.” We’ve had a bit of an issue with that one lately. You are also encouraged to review the RUN OFF POLICY as you help your dancers (and their parents) understand the consequences they face if they choose to leave the stage during the performance.

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 19

3:00 pm…………. Doors Open
3:30 pm…………. Ages 13-16 Solo Competition
9:55 pm…………. Ages 13-16 Solo AWARDS

Saturday, May 20
7:10 am…………. Doors Open
7:45 am…………. 12 & Younger Solo Competition
11:55 am……….. 12 & Younger Solo AWARDS
12:50 pm……….. All Ages Production Competition
1:50 pm…………. All Ages Production AWARDS
2:30 pm…………. 10 & Younger Group Competition
6:25 pm…………. All Ages TOP Charity Dance Down
6:50 pm…………. 10 & Younger Group AWARDS
7:40 pm…………. 12 & Younger Duet/Trio Competition
9:15 pm…………. 12 & Younger Duet/Trio AWARDS

Sunday, May 21
7:20 am…………. Doors Open
8:00 am…………. 17 & Older Solo Competition
9:45 am…………. 17 & Older Solo AWARDS
10:20 am……….. 11 & Older Group Competition
4:45 pm…………. 11 & Older Group AWARDS
5:40 pm…………. 13 & Older Duet/Trio Competition
6:55 pm…………. 13 & Older Duet/Trio AWARDS


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