Myrtle Beach, SC
Nationals

June 19-24, 2021

Dates & Limitations

Registration Cutoff
10/8/21
Competition Limitations
There are no competition limitations for total routines. All soloists are limited to one solo per dancer.
Schedule Release Date
10/20/21 by 5pm EST

Studio Registration Kit

Registration Kits
New this year, all studios and independents will receive their registration kits in the mail pre-event. We will be sending each studio a tracking number and all kits will be delivered by the Wednesday before the event. Your kit will include scholarship numbers, wristbands, your teacher handbook, and a complimentary program. If you have any changes that need to be made please send a detailed list of these to our admin team by 10am on the Thursday before your city and we will have them ready for you at our registration desk for a swift pick up process. We are asking all studios to distribute wristbands and scholarship numbers to their dancers before coming to the venue, which will significantly help with social distancing standards at venues. Venues are prohibiting large gatherings in all pre-function space.
Program
You will receive a complimentary competition program in your packet in the mail. Additional programs are for sale at the Merchandise Booth.
Wristbands
Your packet sent to your studio includes all of your pre-registered attendees wristbands. All wristbands must be secured on the wrist with only a finger space between the wristband and the wrist. Loose wristbands may be cut off by door guards. Wristbands must be kept on for both days of the convention. No one will be allowed into classrooms without a wristband. Additional wristbands may be available for sale at Registration, depending on availability. Please contact us prior to confirm availability in ballrooms.
Wristband Level Changes
Level changes can only be made if there is availability in the room. Due to Covid-19, we have significantly lowered the number of dancers in each room. Please contact the home office for availability in rooms. If the space is available on site, all changes must be done at registration with a registered teacher from your studio.
Scholarship Numbers
Your packet sent to your studio includes scholarship numbers for all of your pre-registered attendees (excluding teachers). There are two copies of this scholarship within your packet. The second copy is not for Sunday, but a back up for if the attendee loses their first copy. DanceMakers will not be reprinting any scholarship numbers onsite. The scholarship number should be pinned on their clothing so that the number is visible. All scholarships are picked throughout the weekend by our faculty members in all age levels. Remember, the number must be visible to our faculty to be eligible.
Observers
Classrooms will be limited to registered dancers and teachers only. No observers will be allowed in the convention ballrooms in order to limit the amount of people in each room. The exception to this will be our Camp Dance classroom. You will receive 1 Camp Dance Observer Band per registered Camp Dance dancer in your studio registration kit. We ask that each studio only have one observer in this room, but understand with this age group if that is not possible.
Waiver
All registered attendees are required to sign our waiver prior to attending.

Convention and Competition

Temperature Checks
DanceMakers will now have industry forward thermal temperature scanners at each ballroom door for additional safety measures. All attendees will be required to have their temperature taken at the door before entering the ballrooms for convention and competition. Once you have been cleared you will receive a wristband that is good for admittance for that day only. This band will gain you access to all DanceMakers activities along with your designated wristband.
Mask Regulations for New Orleans
These mask regulations have been put in place based off the local mandates surrounding masks. All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times, including public spaces such as pre-function space, convention classrooms, and competition setting. For convention, dancers must wear masks while participating in convention. For competition, dancers will not be required to wear masks while they are performing. Masks must be worn at all other times of competition! If your dancers choose to wear masks while performing there will be no point deductions. All of the DanceMakers staff, crew and faculty will be wearing masks as a preventative measure.
Social Distancing Standards for Dancing in Convention
DanceMakers has secured the appropriate amount of ballroom space to allow all dancers to keep a minimum of 6’ apart.
If you feel sick, stay home!
We will be performing symptom checks on site for our event, but be proactive on knowing your body and if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. If you have had these symptoms in the past 14 days please stay home!
Observers
Classrooms will be limited to registered dancers and teachers only. No observers will be allowed in the convention ballrooms in order to limit the amount of people in each room. The exception to this will be our Camp Dance classroom.
Water Stations
Classroom water stations will not be provided due to safety protocols. Please come prepared.
Convention Times and Breaks
All dancers will report directly to their classrooms on Saturday and Sunday morning. DanceMakers has staggered the start and end times for convention as well as the lunches to assist with the flow of people.
Photography/Video for Competition
Photography and videography during competition are strictly prohibited. Advanced technology of video on cell phones, cameras, etc has forced us to prohibit all camera use. This includes ALL still photography, with or without flash. This is to protect the rights of the choreographer as well as your children’s safety. Any violations can result in routine and/or studio being disqualified.
Competition Music
We ask that all competition music is uploaded to support our contactless check in. Please log into your DanceMakers registration account to upload music by clicking “Music Manager” feature for your event. MP3 or MP4 files are accepted. Once uploaded you can preview all music! If you need assistance, please contact our admin team prior to your event to assist.
Props
Prop storage is limited this season. It is preferred that props are brought backstage with the dancers before their performance. If prop storage is needed please contract registration for assistance. The use of props is the sole responsibility of the studio. Props must be placed and removed from the stage within 2 minutes combined by the studio. Violation of this rule will result in a 5 point reduction. This time limit includes clean up or sweeping time including confetti/glitter/feathers etc. Stage must be left clean by performers. No studio logos are allowed while on stage helping with props. Any obvious studio affiliation will result in a 5 point reduction. Teachers, parents, or students may assist with props. No props or costume pieces to be thrown into judges area. DanceMakers cannot guarantee props over 8’h will fit on the stage.
Live Stream
DanceMakers will now be offering LIVE Streaming for all competition and all award ceremonies here on DM Dashboard!
Competition Seating
All seating for competition will be based on current CDC and local guidelines in your city. Observers for competition will be limited based on the square footage of the ballroom. We ask that you help us by limiting observers and watching your dancers only. Please remember to check out our Live Stream on DM Dashboard in the virtual Showroom under Competition!
Backstage
We will be limiting backstage to dancers only. We will also be limiting the number of routines staged backstage to comply with social distancing.

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