GO BE IT 2019-20 TOUR
For COVID-19 info affecting Seasons 2020-21 Tour - (see update here)
Dear Friends,
Thank you for your continued support and patience with us during these difficult times. It means more to us than you could ever know! We understand that this pandemic has effected all of our lives in a big way, but it has been a little easier seeing the love the dance world has shown to each other.
As you are all aware, DanceMakers has canceled the remainder of our Regional Go Be It 2019-20 Tour including Chicago, Charlotte, Bethesda, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. It is with heavy hearts that we are officially announcing the cancelation of Nationals this summer in Myrtle Beach. After following along closely with updates concerning COVID-19, along with our conversations with the Convention Center, we do not feel we would be able to offer the event you all know and love. Your health and safety has been our main concern from the start, but we are also aware of the stress that everyone is under at this time. We do not want to add to this and feel it is best to give you all the time it takes to get back on your feet.
If you have made a payment or have a credit for Nationals we will be refunding the studio directly within the next 1-2 weeks. We will also be releasing more detailed information on National Scholarships, prizes, etc. on June 1.
It is hard to find the words on how we are feeling right now. We look forward to Nationals all year long and feel that it is such a special event for all of our amazing clients. This will be the first time in 27 years that we will not be at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and it is absolutely heartbreaking. But we will get through this and be even better on the other side.
Please see the video below for a more detailed explanation concerning Nationals. We hope to see you all very soon at a Seasons 2020-21 event. Until then… be safe, stay healthy, and keep dancing!
Update on Scholarships and Prizes Affected by Covid-19
Updated June 1, 2020
DanceMakers has gone through all of our scholarships and prizes that were affected by Covid-19. Check out the details below on what we are doing for each! We feel this is a great package that helps our clients and scholarship winners, while still being conscious of future scholarships and budgets. Our refund policy did have a great effect on what we were able to do in this department and we appreciate your understanding and support.
Scholarships and Awards from Regionals 2019-20
Award Name Award Received Updated Description
Nationals Scholarship from Faculty Nationals Scholarship 50% off Nationals 2021 convention
Social Media Scholarship Nationals Scholarship 50% off Nationals 2021 convention
Giving Keys Scholarship Nationals Scholarship 50% off Nationals 2021 convention
Courage Scholarship Regional Scholarship Not affected, still valid for 2020-21 season
Audition Scholarship (Junior/Teen/Senior) Regional Scholarship Not affected, still valid for 2020-21 season
Clifton Scholarship One week of classes at Clifton Dance Project TBA
Movement Lifestyle Scholarship 10 class card to Movement Lifestyle studio Not affected, only expires 30 days after your first class is redeemed
Making Noise Scholarship Private Tap Class at Nationals Invitation extended to Making Noise at Nationals 2021
Solo Distancing Scholarship Nationals Scholarship 50% off Nationals 2021 convention
The Shaffer Studio $250 Competition Voucher Extended to Regionals 2020-21 registration. Contact DM Staff prior to payment so it can be applied.
The Standout Studio $250 Competition Voucher Extended to Regionals 2020-21 registration. Contact DM Staff prior to payment so it can be applied.
Solo High Score Free Routine Entry to Nationals Free solo entry is not extended
Overall High Score Free Routine Entry to Nationals Free routine entry is not extended
Scholarships and Awards from Nationals 2019
Award Name Award Received Updated Description
National Social Media Scholarship Year Long Regional Scholarship 2019-20 A DMI representative will be in touch with your studio regarding details by June 15th
National Giving Keys Scholarship Year Long Regional Scholarship 2019-20 A DMI representative will be in touch with your studio regarding details by June 15th
National Year-Long Scholarship Year Long Regional Scholarship 2019-20 A DMI representative will be in touch with your studio regarding details by June 15th
National Solo StarMaker Winner Year Long Scholarship 2019-20 A DMI representative will be in touch with your studio regarding details by June 15th
Scholarships that were applied to a registration for a canceled regional event have been reinstated. The scholarship must have been applied at the time of the event being canceled. Unused regional scholarships that were valid for the 2019-20 regional tour are not being extended.
Update on Collective 20-21
After going back and forth through different ideas about The Collective and The Collective JV for the upcoming season, we have decided to keep the current Collective and Collective JV members. DanceMakers is so much about the connection and the experience that you have in that beautiful atmosphere that we create. That is the atmosphere that we have always wanted to pick our Collective. We never wanted to do an audition process or there be a fee associated with the audition process. It’s not about their solo. It’s truly about what that dancer can bring to the space and to the atmosphere here. Picking it in our Nationals setting is what has always been best for the program. Without the Nationals happening, it makes it very hard for us to wrap our head around finding the dancers that are good for our program.
We also felt because our year was cut so short with our current Collective and Collective JV we weren’t really able to offer them the program that was promised. We felt like it was our responsibility to offer them another season with us. We understand that as exciting as that is for them, we also understand that there are going to be a lot of disappointed dancers out there that wanted to be apart of the program next year. One thing that we have done is extended the age restriction by one year that we currently have to help out the graduating seniors. Any 2020 graduating High School seniors will now be eligible for the Collective next year, as a college freshman.
We cannot thank you enough for your continued support! Be sure to check out our social media this summer for scholarships and prizes. We can’t wait to dance with you again!

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