Myrtle Beach Nationals is LIVE!

Nationals
Myrtle Beach, SC

June 18 - 23, 2022

Dates & Limitations

Registration Cutoff
5/20/22
Competition Limitations
There are no competition limitations.
Schedule Release Date
6/8/22 by 5pm EST

Studio Registration Kit

Registration Kits
Registration kits will include scholarship numbers, wristbands, your teacher handbook, a complimentary program and any pre-purchased SoulEscape tickets. Registrations with 7 or more dancers registered will receive their registration kits in the mail pre-event via FedEx by the Monday before the event. For studio and independent registrations with 6 dancers or less, we will have your registration kit available on site for pick up. These will be available at our registration booth for pick up during registration hours. If you have any changes that need to be made please send a detailed list to our admin team by 10am the Friday before the event and we will have them ready for you at our registration desk for a swift pick up process.
DanceMakers Coffee Mugs
It’s back, coffee on US! All registered teachers can pick up their complimentary DM coffee mug that will get you free refills of either hot coffee or tea in the Teacher’s Lounge - Sheraton Ballroom 106-107! These can be picked up anytime during Registration’s posted hours.
Program
You will receive a complimentary competition program in your registration kit. Additional programs are for sale at the Merchandise Booth.
Wristbands
Your registration kit 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 all 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. 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 registration kit includes scholarship numbers for all of your pre-registered attendees (excluding teachers). There are two copies of all scholarship numbers within your packet. The second copy is not for another day, but a backup 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 week by our faculty members in all age levels. Remember, the number must be visible to our faculty to be eligible.
Waiver
All registered attendees are required to sign our waiver prior to attending.

Convention and Competition

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. Each registered Camp Dance student will receive an observer band that is valid just for that class room.
Convention Tap Boards (NEW)
New this year, DanceMakers is excited to have convention tap boards available for dancers! DanceMakers will be providing tap boards in each of our tap convention classes!
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 by the Wednesday before your event. Please log into your DanceMakers registration account to upload music by clicking “Media 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. Please have a backup of your music with you on either a smartphone or USB at the event.
Props
It is preferred that props are brought backstage with the dancers before their performance. If prop storage is needed please contact 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 be offering LIVE Streaming for all competition and award ceremonies. Available here under "Stream".
Backstage
We will be limiting backstage to dancers and teachers only. Please be respectful of the dancers on stage.
Competition Flow
Showroom A and C will be running simultaneously. All routines have been placed specifically to avoid studio performance time conflicts. Please check in with the Girl’s Dressing Room Manager 30 minutes prior to your performance time. Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to perform at any other time than your assigned performance time to avoid studio performance time conflicts.
Score Sheets
All scores will be uploaded to your registration account online! All scores from competition will be uploaded by Thursday, June 23rd at 9 am EST. DanceMakers will not be printing scoresheets on site.
Teacher’s Lounge and Complimentary Food and Beverage
DanceMakers will be offering a Teacher’s Lounge, Ballroom 106-107 in the Sheraton, for the entire week of Nationals. There will be complimentary coffee at all times, complimentary breakfast Monday - Thursday and complimentary lunch Monday - Wednesday. Come in and have a quiet place to rest your dancing feet. For TEACHERS ONLY! No Assistant Teachers. The Wednesday lunch will be the official luncheon with Brad and Felicia Taylor in Ballroom 206-208 in Sheraton.

Scholarships

Faculty Regional Scholarship
Each faculty member will be picking two students from each age level to honor with a scholarship for two Regional Conventions on the 2022-23 Brighter Still Tour.
Courage Regional Scholarship
Faculty members will be picking ten students from all different age levels to honor with a scholarship for one Regional Convention on the 2022-23 Brighter Still Tour.
Giving Key Scholarship
Faculty members will be picking one student to receive a FULL year scholarship to the 2022-23 Brighter Still Tour.
Social Media Scholarship
DanceMakers will be picking one student to receive a FULL year scholarship to the 2022-23 Brighter Still Tour from all Instagram posts that DanceMakers has been tagged in. Be sure to tag DanceMakers in all of your photos from the week! @dancemakersinc #inbloomnationals #dancemakers
Independent Lake Camp Scholarship
Independent Lake Camp is excited to be providing a DanceMakers dancer with a FULL tuition scholarship to one camp session this summer and a second dancer with a 50% off tuition scholarship. Offering an impressive array of activities with superb facilities and staff, Independent Lake Camp is a premiere overnight camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania that celebrates diversity, promotes creativity, and empowers individual growth with camper-chosen personalized scheduling.
Senior Scholarship Audition Class
From the Senior Scholarship Audition Class the following scholarships will be picked:
  • Up to 10 Two Regional Convention Scholarships to the 2022-23 Brighter Still Tour
  • Up to 10 Full Year Scholarships to the 2022-23 Brighter Still Tour
$75,000 Scholarship to Pace University
DanceMakers is excited about our college partnership with Pace University. We will be awarding one dancer from the Senior Audition class a $75,000 Scholarship to Pace University. This audition will only be open to dancers who are rising to their junior or senior year in high school. The recipient will have to apply to Pace and be accepted academically.
The Collective and Collective JV
Dancers who show an “it” factor are hand chosen by our faculty and invited to attend every stop on the upcoming tour for free. The members of “The Collective and Collective JV” will have the privilege of training, studying and performing with our world renowned teachers and choreographers. This program allows outstanding dancers to become a part of the FAM and travel the country as assistants, performers and staff members for a well rounded experience in the dance industry. The opportunities gained in being a part of this once in a lifetime program will add to the work experiences and performing opportunities for dancers who are on the road to a professional career. DanceMakers will handle travel arrangements and/or accommodations for the dancers chosen for “The Collective and Collective JV” to select cities. The Collective and Collective JV 2022-23 will be chosen from classes by our DanceMakers faculty and will be announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Thursday.

DanceMakers Performances

National Solo Performance

The National Solo Winners of 2021-22 (Camp Dance High Score, Junior High Score - 4th Runner Up, Pre-Teen High Score - 4th Runner Up, Teen High Score - 19th Runner Up and Senior High Score - 19th Runner Up) will perform Thursday at the Wrap It Ceremony. This is a number choreographed by Seth Zibalese! All of the following rehearsals are mandatory and locations are noted below.

DanceMakers will be supplying shirts at the costume meeting and are the dancers to keep. Dancers will need to bring their own shoes and bottoms. All dancers must have either black jeans or legging/tights available for the performance on Thursday. These dancers will receive a rehearsal schedule at the Solo Awards Ceremony on Sunday. All soloists must be present for the performance, corresponding rehearsals and meetings. Each winner will receive a rehearsal schedule at the Awards Ceremony.

Monday, June 20th, 2022

  • 7 am - Our NEW Solo Winners 2021-22 are required to attend a Warm Up rehearsal as they will be honored in the Warm Up at 8 am directly following. *Runners up not included. Title Winners only. (Ex: Camp Dance High Score) - Location: Hall C (Senior Room)
  • 12 - 12:45 pm - Costume Meeting - Location: Hall A (Teen Room)

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

  • 7 - 8 am - Rehearsal - Location: Sheraton Grand Ballroom (Junior Room)

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

  • 12 - 1 pm - Rehearsal - Location: Hall C (Senior Room)
  • 8 - 10 pm - Rehearsal - Location: Hall C (Senior Room)

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

  • 7 - 8:30 am - Wrap It Ceremony Walk Through - Location: Hall C (Senior Room)
  • 12 - 2 pm - Wrap It Ceremony - Location: Hall C (Senior Room)

Dejan Tubic Audition Class & Performance

Dejan Tubic will be holding an Audition class in each age level. All finalists will be performing on Thursday at the Wrap It Ceremony! All dancers who wish to participate in the Audition must have either black jeans or legging/tights available for the performance on Thursday. A shirt will be provided at costume meeting and is the dancers to keep! All finalists must be present for the performance, corresponding rehearsals and meetings. Each winner will receive a rehearsal schedule at the end of the audition process in their classrooms.

Monday, June 20th, 2022
  • 9:30 pm - Midnight - Rehearsal - Location: Hall A (Teen Room)

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

  • 7 - 8 am - Rehearsal/Costume Meeting - Location: Hall C (Senior Room)
  • 10 pm - Midnight - Rehearsal - Location: Hall C (Senior Room)

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

  • 7 - 8:30 am - Wrap It Ceremony Walk Through - Location: Hall C (Senior Room)
  • 12 - 2 pm - Wrap It Ceremony - Location: Hall C (Senior Room)

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