2017-2018 Competition & Workshop dates

Mandatory Competitions 2017 - 2018  

March 9th - 11th 2018 - Beyond The Stars Competition – Mass Mutual Center, 1277 Main Street in Springfield Ma.  Hotel information will be given out as soon as the competition confirms the host hotel that they will use. The competition will block off rooms under Beyond The Stars. As soon as the block is created, company members will be notified and then may call to book a room.  All Companies will compete.

March 23rd – 25th 2018 – Turn It Up Dance Challenge – Bellingham Ma. Bellingham High School  - All teams will compete

April 6th – 8th 2018 - Dance Xplosion Competition – Worcester Mass at the DCU Center.  All Companies will compete.

 April 20th – 22nd 2018 – Nexstar Competition - Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell Mass. This regional is our qualifier for the National Event in Orlando.  The Mini Team will NOT compete. All other Companies will compete.

 May 4th – 6th 2018 – Bravo Competition - Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell Mass.  All Companies will compete.

 The competitions in Lowell do not require a Hotel stay as it is about 45 minutes from Fitchburg. We will not block off a host hotel, as many team members may decide to travel back and forth. Some suggested hotels if you would like to stay are: UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center & Courtyard Boston Hotel Lowell/Chelmsford Mass

 

Mandatory Workshop/Conventions

December 1st – 3rd 2018 - Mystic Connecticut - Monsters of Hip Hop - Mandatory for all Hip Hop Company Members ONLY.  Venue - Marriott Mystic Hotel, 625 North Road in Connecticut.

January 19th - 21st 2018 – Artist Simply Human (ASH) Dance Convention & Competition.  The venue and hotel is: Bostin Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza Boston Mass.  Room rate is $149.00 per night plus tax. Cut-off date to make reservation to receive discount rate is December 19th 2017.  Telephone number 617-426-2000 mention Ash Production when reserving to receive discount. The following Companies will attend: Small-Fry, Petite, Junior Blue, Junior Red, Teen Blue, Teen Red & Senior Team. Optional for Hip Hop Company members. Cost: s: $260.00. Two day convention.  Friday has open classes. Teacher travel fee of $15.00 per company member.   IMPORANT NOTE: Select competition routines may be chosen by Miss Tanya & Miss Kiera (Advance Students Only) to compete at the ASH Convention & Competition. There is no Intermediate Levels at ASH competition, so this limits the routines that will be selected.

 We have decided to only do two Conventions this season to keep cost down due to our National Event.  Monsters of Hip Hop is mandatory for Hip Hop Companies and ASH is mandatory for all other teams, with the exception of the Mini Team (Miss Brittany) as they will NOT attend any conventions.    

Optional Workshops/Conventions (Not Mandatory)

Radix – January 5th – 7th 2018 – Boston Park Plaza

Nuvo – February 2nd – 4th 2018 – Boston Sheraton

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be advised that Miss Tanya, Miss Kiera, Miss Brittany, Miss Kayla & Miss Brianna will hold many extra team practices on the weekends. If you are planning on attending extra conventions please see Miss Tanya or Miss Kiera first before you register for any extra events.  As per your Team Contract Miss Tanya’s School of Dance practice dates and events come first.

 The Competition Team Showcase tentative date is Saturday, March 3rd 2018 (snow date Sunday March 4th ) we may be looking for a new venue, information regarding location will be given at a later date.   We may have two separate shows  this season as we have more routines.  Information regarding show times will be given at a later date. This event is MANDATORY for ALL TEAM MEMBERS, as stated in your team contract. The performance will be a great way for relatives, friends and MTSD students to see all of the competition team routines in a local venue.  Ticket prices will be given at a later date. Each Team member will receive ONE FREE ticket for one parent to use.  Just a reminder as stated in your team contract, it is mandatory that EACH team member sell a Minimum of FIVE tickets each, with the exception of Competition Team parents that have three children on team. The first and second team member must sell five tickets each, but the third child will only have to sell two tickets.  

 National Event – Nexstar Competition – July 16th – 22nd 2018.  Venue location and host hotel: Orlando Florida - Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. Rate $247.00 per night plus tax. Telephone number 407-934-7639 code # is G0684588 or book https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/contemporary-resort/?CMP=OKC-   This is a discounted price, as the normal rate at the Contemporary Resort is $470.00 per night or higher. Call to reserve your room ASAP to receive this discounted rate if you choose to stay at the Contemporary.  There are many other value Disney Hotels in the area with rates that start at $150.00 per night or lower such as The All Star Music & All Star Sports Disney Resort.  There are also hotels that are not on Disney property that offer discount rates:  Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Lake Buena Vista $94.00 per night and offers free transportation to Disney Parks, Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista $124.00 per night & Quality Suits Lake Buena Vista $134.00 per night.  It is NOT mandatory that company members stay at the host hotel.  All Disney properties offer free shuttle service from to and from airport to hotel, also free shuttles to other resorts, theme parks & Disney Springs.  Additional cost will be competition entry fees and Teacher travel fees that will be given out at a later date.  Schedules for the National Event will only be given out two or three weeks prior to the event.  We called Nexstar to see if they could give us an idea of the daily schedule and they could only tell us that Day One, July 16th Solos will compete and the last day of competition, July 22nd will be the National Finale when selected routines are invited to re-perform and national winners will be announced.    ALL Company Members are required to be present and ready to re-perform selected routines if chosen on the final day of the national event on July 22nd 2018.  The last day of nationals on July 22nd ends around 6:00pm, so please do not book flights to leave in the afternoon, as you may want to leave the following day or late night on July 22nd 2018.   If a Company member has a solo they must be present on July 16th 2018.  The Contemporary will extend the discounted rate beginning on July 14th 2018 but NOT July 22nd 2018.  The rate for July 22nd 2017 is $470.00.  As stated in a prior notice we would like to take a patent vote regarding All Hip Hop Companies and Miss Brianna’s Petite team attending Nationals. Please fill out your vote at the front counter ASAP. Please include the company that your child is on.  We will let each Hip Hop Company know the results ASAP so that you can book your hotel if attending the event.

 A master list of all of the Competition Team Members will be given out in the month of October. All NEW Company Members must bring in a copy of their birth certificate.

 A schedule for a Mandatory meeting for Individual Companies will be scheduled in the month of October.

 If you have any questions or concerns feel free to speak with Miss Tanya, Miss Kiera, Miss Kayla (tap only) Miss Brittany, Miss Brianna & Miss Tammy