January 15-17, 2021
This page includes information on our 2021 REGIONAL EVENTS.
For NATIONAL FINALS 2021 Rates and Information, CLICK HERE.
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Hollywood Connection Dance Convention and Competition includes two days of classes. Styles vary in each city including tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, jazz funk, hip hop, musical theater and progressions. Classes/Competition may occur on Friday evening. Students must register for convention to participate in auditions/competition. Competition is not required to take classes. In some cities, age groups may be combined.
|Convention/Workshop Age Groups||Discount Tuition
Before Cut-Off Date
After Cut-Off Date
|Two days of classes. Styles vary in each city including tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, jazz funk, hip hop, musical theater and progressions. Classes/Competition may occur on Friday evening. Students must register for convention to participate in auditions/competition. Competition is not required to take classes. In some cities, age groups may be combined.|
|Directors (Teachers, Owners, Studio Managers, Assistant Teachers, Staff)
Includes catered Breakfast on Saturday, Lunch on Sunday and Teacher Classes.
|Producers (Seniors 14 yrs and up)||$280||$295|
|Guest Stars (Teens 11-13 yrs)||$280||$295|
|Co-Stars (9-10yrs) & Superstars (Juniors 7-8yrs) May dance in same room.||$280||$295|
|Broadway Babies (Ages 5-6 yrs) Includes one observer band and t-shirt.||$120||$135|
|Observers (No Teachers, Studio Owners, Mangers, Assistant Teachers, Staff)||$50||$50|
|Age Division||Average Age|
|Superstars||Average Age 7-8.99|
|Co-Stars||Average Age 9-10.99|
|Guest Stars||Average Age 11-13.99|
|Producers||Average Age 14 and up|
If over half of the participants in an entry are of a higher age division, the entry must be entered in the higher age division even if the calculated average age is in the lower age group. For example, a routine has five Producers age 14 and one Guest Star age 11. The average age is 13.5 but it must be entered in the Producer competition. All ages are as of competition date. Dancers under the age of 7 years of age may compete in group routines if enrolled in Broadway Babies or Convention/Workshop. However, if the average age of a routine is lower than 7 years of age for example 6.59, they must still compete in the Superstar age division (7.00-8.99).For any dancer competing a solo under the age of 7, please call our office 323-462-4500.
|Performance Division||Number of Dancers||Fees||Time Limit (no min length)|
|Solo||1 Student||$120 per student/per entry||2 minutes, 45 seconds|
|Duo/Trio||2-3 Students||$75 per student/per entry||2 minutes, 45 seconds|
|Small Group||4-9 Students||$60 per student/per entry||3 minutes|
|Large Group||10-15 Students||$60 per student/per entry||4 minutes|
|Small Production||16-24 Students||$60 per student/per entry||5 minutes|
|Large Production||25+ Students||$60 per student/per entry||6 minutes|
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary (Modern), Open. Any routine that does not fit into one of the standard categories should be entered in the Open Category. The may include forkloric, acro/gymnastics, ballroom, novelty, etc…Open Category does NOT include contemporary style.
Jazz: Jazz technique to up tempo music.
25 routines per studio. STUDIO ENTRIES WILL HAVE PRIORITY OVER INDEPENDENT/INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES. You may register up to two studio locations with 25 entries per location. Competition may occur on Friday night including groups. Solos do not need to qualify for nationals. The competition is closed at 125 entries per night. REGISTER EARLY as competition may sell out prior to cut off date. After cut-off date Hollywood Connection will accept additional STUDIO solo/group entries if time permits.
|Director Rewards Studios may qualify for rewards based on the number of students brought to the event. To qualify for our rewards program, all participants must be preregistered on the same registration with their Director. If teacher is not listed, rewards will not apply. Scholarship students do not apply to “paid students”.||Bring 1-10 Paid students…One teacher attends ½ tuition.
Bring 11-24 Paid students…One teachers attend free.
Bring 25-34 Paid students…Two teachers attend free.
Bring 35-44 Paid students…Three teachers attend free.
Bring 45+ Paid students…Four teachers attend free and receive two nights complimentary at host hotel. TEACHER MUST MAKE THEIR OWN RESERVATION AT THE GROUP RATE AND SEND HOLLYWOOD CONNECTION THEIR CONFIRMATION NUMBER.Free rooms nights do not apply to parents or observers. Free room nights cannot be redeemed for cash.
|STUDIO LOYALTY PROGRAM
If you are a returning studio from our 2020 season, please call our office for your special bonus! Directors only. Loyalty program does not apply to parents or independents. To receive your bonus, registrations must be completed by the cut-off date which is 30 days prior to event date. One loyalty reward per 2021 regional season.
REGISTRATIONS are non-refundable. No exceptions. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A RELEASE FORM. Please register online at www.hcdance.com
EMAIL CONFIRMATION A confirmation, receipt and welcome letter will be emailed, once payment is received. Please bring the email confirmation and picture ID with you to the convention to pick up your wristbands. Any questions about your registration, please contact our office at 1-877 DANCE HC or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MULTIPLE CITY DISCOUNTS All teachers and studio owners attend second city for FREE. Call our office for details on student discounts for multiple cities!!!
INDEPENDENT DANCERS An independent dancer is one that is NOT affiliated with a dance team or studio. (For example, a dancer that attends Performing Arts High
School, or studies at professional studio like Millennium, Edge, Broadway Dance Center NYC, etc). Independent dancers may register for the event but studios that
attend as a team will be given priority in the competition. An INDEPENDENT RELEASE FORM will be required with registration.
INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS (Attending Independently) An individual dancer is one that IS affiliated with a studio or dance team, but the team is not attending. Even though you have an affiliation with a studio you will be considered an Independent if your studio is NOT attending. Individual dancers may register for the event but studios that attend as a team will be given priority in the competition. Dancers attending under their studio name must have permission from their studio owner they are attending. If your affiliated studio is attending you may not register as an Independent/Individual student. You will also be required to fill out the INDEPENDENT RELEASE FORM.
STUDIO GROUPS/SOLOS ROUTINES WILL BE ACCOMODATED FIRST!!! However, if the maximum amount of entries is not reached and time permits, independent and individual solo competition entries will be accepted. Please register your competition routines and we will notify you if we cannot accommodate your independent/individual solo entries. Your competition fees will be returned to you. If competition is sold out, please call our office to be put on wait list.
BROADWAY BABIES For dancers 5-6 years of age, this is a great workshop to introduce dancers to the convention experience. This program is not recommended for dancers 4 years of age and under. Workshop will be held for approximately three hours on Saturday afternoon. Styles of dance which may include jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet or lyrical all with a musical theater theme! Check your regional city schedule for exact class times. Dancers will perform their routines on stage prior to the competition. Each dancer receives a certificate of completion, a Broadway Babies t-shirt, and one free observer pass with their paid registration. BROADWAY BABIES are limited enrollment and in select cities only. First come first serve. Call our office if you are interested.
OBSERVERS Are allowed with paid students only. No teachers, studio owners or managers may register as an observer. Observers are exempt from viewing Director classes and auditions.
CHAPERONES are required for all participants who are attending the event. Chaperones are responsible for dancers at all times. Hollywood Connection is not responsible for the supervision of dancers.
HOTEL Please respect the privacy of hotel guests and hotel property. Decorations on hotel room doors is not allowed. No cooking devices of any kind allowed in hotel rooms. For your safety, wear shoes at all times during the event. Dancers should wear cover ups when leaving the ballrooms. Hollywood Connection is not responsible for injuries sustained if participants are dancing barefoot.
DIRECTOR ONLY CLASSES Hollywood Connection prides itself on bringing teacher classes and seminars to keep your business moving forward. Classes in marketing, advertising, budgets, organizing recitals, curriculum and technique are just some of the topics discussed! Business classes are for all registered Directors. For more information on our guest speakers, visit our website www.hcdance.com.
SPECIAL CLASSES Family Hip Hop and Parent Yoga/Fitness classes will be offered in select cities. Have fun with other parents and discover the joy of dancing again! HEELS CLASS is a jazz based dance class to introduce dancers 14 and older to the art of dancing in heels. Boys may take the class or opt for hip hop in another ballroom. AUDITIONING 101 class with Bill Bohl for Producers only. This class will take place during the Producer scholarship audition. Bill will explain what a panel looks for during an audition, and offer advice and industry tips so dancers can improve their audition technique and get better results.
AUDITIONS The audition process is unique at Hollywood Connection. Dancers will be called by name. We do not use numbers. Hollywood Connection will have a pre-printed list of dancer’s names for the audition. No sign in is required. All dancers will be considered for awards based on their age, regardless of which room they are dancing in. For instance, if you have a dancer that is dancing in a room higher than their actual age level, that dancer will audition in the higher level ballroom but be considered for the awards in their actual age category. A DANCER SHOULD NOT CHANGE ROOMS FOR THE AUDITION.
SOLOS Solos will be allowed as time permits.
STUDIO SOLOS WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY BEFORE INDEPENDENT/INDIVIDUAL SOLOS. A dancer does NOT need to perform a solo in a regional city to be eligible for awards and scholarships, including the ICON Title Award. All dancers may enter solos at the national competition without pre-qualifying in a regional city. For any dancer competing a solo under the age of 7, please call our office 323-462-4500.
DOUBLE TAKE NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFICATION Each studio will be allowed to double their qualified routines at Nationals. For instance, if you bring 15 routines to a regional event (this included duo/trios & groups), you may bring 30 routines to Nationals. (of equal or lesser value). All routines must pay the national entry fees. Any routines above and beyond the Double Take will be required to prequalify and pay prequalification fees.
STUDIO CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD HC will honor choreography created by teachers or assistant teachers currently on staff at your studio. Each studio will be allowed to submit ONE routine to be considered for this special honor. We suggest selecting a routine choreographed by a teacher or assistant teacher that will attend the event. No additional fees apply. Commissioned choreography by professional choreographers or convention teachers brought in from outside the studio will not be considered. We want to honor YOU, the teachers for a job well done. All studio entries submitted will be considered, and one routine will be selected to receive a special award plaque.
MUSIC UPLOADS Please upload all of your music prior to the competition and check your files for accuracy. ALL MUSIC MUST BE UPLOADED. Back up music should be brought on a digital device such as ipod, computer or flash drive. CD’s will not be accepted.
RULES AND REGULATIONS Please review the rules and regulations carefully.
Jazz: Jazz technique to up tempo music.
Tap: Tap Technique which may include rhythm tap (hoofing) or Broadway tap. May also be performed acapella.
Ballet: Ballet or Pointe technique which may include classical, modern/neoclassical ballet styles.
Lyrical: A combination of Jazz and Ballet techniques, to slow music, with an emotional interpretation of the song lyrics.
Hip-Hop: Hip-hop technique which may include breaking, popping, locking, krumping.
Contemporary: Modern dance that may include Graham, Horton, Cunningham techniques and improvisation.
Musical Theater: May include the above styles, with a strong emphasis on character development and storytelling. May or may not include lip syncing. Lip syncing is NOT required.
Open: Anything that doesn’t fit one of the above categories. Open can include but is not limited ethnic or cultural dance, acrobatic, cirque, ballroom. Does NOT include Contemporary. Performances should enter the category that reflects the style of routine. If your routine does not fall into of one of the seven categories above, please enter it in the Open category. If a routine has more than three tumbling passes, enter it in open.
STAGE 30’ Depth x 40′ Width. Size of stage may vary in each regional city. Maximum 70 dancers permitted on stage at one time. Please instruct your dancers NOT to jump off the stage. There will be a set of stairs on each side upstage. There will also be a backstage crossover (behind the backdrop). Dancers may enter from either side.
PROPS Use of props is permitted but must be moved on and off the stage by performers or designated stage hands/studio helpers. If there is a safety concern with props, please see a member of the HC Staff. No scenery please. Please move props on and off stage in timely manner. PROPS MAY NOT BE STORED IN HALLWAYS OR PUBLIC AREAS OF THE HOTEL OR CONVENTION CENTER WITHOUT PERMISSION. WE MUST FOLLOW ALL FIRE CODES. Upon completion of your routine, please remove your props from the stage area and return them to your room or vehicle. In some cities, props may be placed backstage or in a holding room, but is not guaranteed. Please plan to pack your props after completing your routines. HC cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage to props. Props are the sole responsibility of the studio.
***SCORING SYSTEM*** Titanium=98-100 Platinum=95-97.99 Gold 90-94.99 Silver 80-89.99 Bronze 79.99 or less All dancers receive a medal/pin based on
their average score. The top three scores in each age division and category will receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies. If there are less than two entries in a category, entry will compete against the point system to determine placement. Point system placement: Titanium/Platinum/Gold = 1st , Silver = 2nd, Bronze = 3rd
|Example of routines competing against the point system|
|Age, Category, Division||Routine||Average Score||Medal/Pin||Placement|
|Superstar Solo Musical Theater||Jolly Holiday||95.87||Platinum||1st|
|Co-Star Solo Contemporary||The Waiting||87.33||Silver||2nd|
|Guest Star Solo Ballet||Esmeralda||92.00||Gold||1st|
|Producer Solo Hip Hop||Pop Drop Roll||79.98||Bronze||3rd|
|Example of routines competing in same age, category and division|
|Superstar Solo Jazz||Come On Over||93.5||Gold||3rd|
|Superstar Solo Jazz||Fabulous||98.1||Titanium||1st|
|Superstar Solo Jazz||Rhythm Nation||95.56||Platinum||2nd|
|Superstar Solo Jazz||Power||89.57||Silver||No placement|
The mission of The Teen Company is to support the in-studio training as well as enhance the student’s performance qualities, audition skills and team building. In addition, our mission is to educate dancers on the business of dance and the dance industry as a whole. Virtual Auditions for The Teen Company are open to any dancer for the 2021 season. Submit your audition video by June 30th to email@example.com. Please include the following..
All videos will be reviewed and considered for ROUND 2 of virtual auditions. Only ROUND 2 dancers will be notified to send additional footage for consideration. If dancers do not hear by July 30th for ROUND 2, we thank you in advance for participating.
For more information including season requirements, fees and expectations, CLICK HERE.
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