Dance Down: All dancers have the opportunity to participate in the Dance Down. Tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Spotlight Boutique for $15 any time prior to the Dance Down. Dance Downs will be held in two age divisions, age 12 & under (suggested minimum age of 8) and ages 13-19, and will be held at the times indicated on the enclosed Event Schedule. Please note that dancers are to enter the Dance Down based on their age as of the day the Dance Down is held. Your dancers won’t want to miss out on the fun of this audition type category!
Awards Ceremony: Awards will be presented per the schedule at the conclusion of the Division/Group Size.
Remain In Costume: All dancers are to remain in costume or team uniform for the awards ceremony— street clothes are not permitted. Dancers participating in the Dance Down may wear their dance attire.
Remain In Audience Or Backstage: It is requested that all dancers remain in the audience or backstage until instructed to approach the stage for the awards ceremony.
Award Acceptance: ALL dancers performing in a solo or duo/trio will come forward to be presented with their award. For group routines, please select a team captain for each group routine who will accept the award for the entire group, and should be the only one to come forward, unless otherwise instructed. Please instruct your dancers carefully regarding this matter to prevent any confusion during the awards ceremony.
Awards will be available for sale for anyone dancing in a duo/trio or group who wishes to purchase an individual award.
Teacher Participation: Teachers and Directors are invited to be on stage with their students during the awards ceremony, especially during the Novice Gems, Future Gems and Petite Division Award Ceremonies. In addition, the Group Awards Plaque will be presented to the Studio Director during each studio’s last group awards ceremony.
All music will be placed in the studio bag and available for pick-up at the music table following the awards ceremony at the completion of the competition/division, once the entire studio is finished competing.