AGES & FEES

 

AGE

FEE

LATE FEE

TEACHER 14 and Up $285 $20
ASSISTANTS 14 and Up $265 $20
SENIOR 14 and Up $245 $20
TEEN 11 through 13 $245 $20
JUNIOR 7 through 10 $245 $20
CAMP DANCE 3 through 6 $155 $20
OBSERVER NA $50 NA
CAMP DANCE OBSERVER NA $30 NA

All ages for convention and competition are as of January 1, 2018. The above age levels are guidelines to our DanceMakers convention experience. Each dancer will be issued a wristband that reflects their assigned ballroom for class and gives them access to that room only. Teachers are more than welcome to move dancers to a different age category for convention. This can be done online during the registration process or on-site. If done on-site, the wristband must be presented at registration by a registered teacher.

One day and college rates are available. Please contact the DanceMakers home office for more info. NOTE – Dancers that are registered in the competition must be registered for the full weekend and are not eligible for these discounts.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Registrations must be completed via our online registration system by clicking here and should be received by event’s cut off date to avoid late fees. 

Convention and competition could sell out! The majority of our events have sold out in the past and it is recommended to complete the registration process as soon as possible.

After the registration process is completed you will received a basic confirmation email confirming we have received your registration. 

10 days before the event all of the detailed information for the event will be released on our website, via email to studio email address on account and via mail to studio’s physical address on account. 

Upon arrival at the event, Studio Owners/Directors are welcome to check in with registration in order to pick up the packet of information, wristbands, scholarship numbers, etc.

When submitting a registration, the studio is stating that during the event DanceMakers Inc will not be held responsible for any loss of property and/or injury.

Dancers are not required to compete to participate in convention.

All dancers are required to be registered for the full convention in order to participate in competition.

Independent registrations will be accepted for convention only. These dancers are not eligible to compete.

Dancers that attend a studio, but are attending DanceMakers without the studio must have the studio complete their registration under the studio account prior to the event. 

 

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Registration and payment must be received before attending event’s cut off date to avoid late fees. Cut off dates for all events are available on your event’s details page. If registration is received after the cut off date, there will be a $20 late fee applied to each attendee. If payment is received after the cut off date, there will be a flat $100 late fee applied to the registration.

Checks are accepted for payments made by cut off date and made payable to DanceMakers Inc. All payments post the cut off date (pre-event or on site) must be done by cash, credit card, cashier’s check or money order.

There are no refunds. Studio credits are available for convention only to the studio owner. 

PROMO & DISCOUNT INFORMATION

TEACHER DISCOUNTS

There is a $28.50 credit for each paid student toward teacher registration at each attending city, which equals 1 FREE teacher for every 10 paid students.

All teachers are welcome to attend the VIP events of the weekend such as the meet and greet in the teacher’s ballroom on Saturday AM as well as the private teacher’s luncheon on Sunday. Both of these events will have Directors and Faculty in attendance and we all look forward to meeting you!

All registered teachers will received a complimentary DanceMakers coffee mug! This coffee mug will get you coffee on us all weekend at the venue’s coffee shop! Simply present this mug to have a refill of regular or decaf coffee and/or hot tea. 

All teacher benefits are for Teachers only, not Assistant Teachers and/or Observers.

ATTENDEES

All attendees, excluding observers, attending a second Regional city receive a 50% discount on convention fees.

OBSERVERS

Host Hotel Room Block Promo – DanceMakers has made arrangements with each host hotel to give one free $50.00 observer wristband for each room that is reserved in the DanceMakers room block. In order to be eligible for this promotional, the room reservation must be under the DanceMakers room block (does not include rooms booked with other promotional such as AAA, military, Orbits, Priceline, etc.). Free wristbands are picked up on site at registration and/or the designated observer wristband table during the designated hours. Receipt of the free wristband is solely dependent on showing the hotel confirmation and presenting the ID of the person whose name is on the reservation.

Camp Dance Complimentary Observer Band – New! Each Camp Dance dancer registered for the event will receive one complimentary Camp Dance observer band. This will be included in the studio packet picked up on site. This band gives access to only the Camp Dance classroom. 

 

BASIC INFORMATION

EVENT INFORMATION

In order to participate and/or watch DanceMakers convention classes all attendees must have a wristband (teacher/dancer/observer). Competition is open to anyone who would like to watch! No wristband required. 

Wristbands for entry into ballroom must be worn throughout the convention and competition. Please do not remove wristband. If replacement wristband is needed, the old wristband must be presented at registration. 

During the convention setting there are no oversized dance bags or luggage allowed in the ballroom. Keep all belongings as far back against the walls as possible. This is to ensure that all the dancers have plenty of space. 

All dancers must wear cover-up and shoes when outside the ballroom area. No tap shoes or bare feet outside ballrooms.

Please be respectful of other guests in hotel and public spaces.

Choreographers and all attendees automatically give their permission to DanceMakers to use all photos and videos from convention and/or competition for advertising, publicity, and professional use.

Photo and video during convention are allowed. Please remember to be respectful of the class.

TEACHER INFORMATION

Teachers are more than welcome to observe and/or participate in all ballrooms. When dancing in student classrooms, we ask you dance to the side or in the back of the room behind the student dancers.

Teachers are not eligible to participate in competition.

ASSISTANT TEACHER INFORMATION

Assistant Teachers are more than welcome to observe and/or participate in all ballrooms. When dancing in the younger student classrooms, we ask you dance to the side or in the back of the room behind the student dancers. This is not applied in the Senior classroom. 

Assistant Teachers are more than welcome to participate in competition as well as the Senior Audition Class. 

OBSERVER INFORMATION

Observer may register if attending with a convention/competition participant. They will have access to watch all classes (including audition classes) except the teacher’s classes. 

Please remember to be respectful to the dancers taking class as well as the choreographers and take all discussions and phones outside the ballroom.

Camp Dance Observers only have access to the Camp Dance classroom.