2019/2020 SCHEDULED COMPETITIONS: *UPDATED 6/5/2020
Dear Competition Team Dancers, Parents and Instructors,
We have been so disappointed for all our competition dancers, particularly our seniors and first year competition team members, with the cancellation of our competition opportunities. Unfortunately, Take Center Stage Dance Challenge in Rhode Island, June 26-28 and Elite Dance Challenge Nationals in Hyannis, July 22-26 have been canceled as well. Thank you for your understanding with all the updates and changes.
However, we have a new opportunity for a competition – Dance to Inspire - Sunday, August 2nd (one day) in Rhode Island. The competition will be live streamed which means little to no audience and all friends and family can watch from any device, anywhere, as the event happens. Dance studios will all be given a time block, so they will be the only studio at the event at a time. We will be limiting the number of people in the audience and everything will be “live-streamed” for relatives to watch live from home or people can even watch from their phones in their cars, outside, etc.. Directors, studio representatives and teachers will be admitted in the audience and a limited audience will be allowed depending on the guidelines advised. They will be having one studio at a time compete (again to keep numbers low and help with social distancing). Each studio will have its own awards, and overalls will be announced via live stream at the end of the event.
As a last attempt, Elite Dance Challenge is also planning on running a comp similar to Dance to Inspire August 21-23 in Worcester, MA at Worcester State University.
Please let us know if your dancer can participate in these competition and we will start to get our plans in place and send you more details.
Convention: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - Turn It Up Convention, Nashua, NH (MANDATORY except for Pettite Team)
Comp #1: February 28-March 1, 2020 - Spirit of Dance Awards, Somerset, MA (*change of venue from Wrentham, MA location) (Petites do not perform, but come to observe if available)
Comp #2: CANCELLED - March 13-15, 2020 - The Power of Dance, Methuen, MA
Comp #3: CANCELLED - April 3-5, 2020 - Elite Dance Challenge, Derry, NH
*Comp #4: CANCELLED - April 24-26, 2020 (Petites and optional solos and duets) - Take Center Stage Dance Challenge, Providence, RI
**NEW Comp #3: CANCELLED - May 8-10, 2020 - Elite Dance Challenge, Bellingham, MA (all team members attending)
**NEW Comp #2: CANCELLED - May 15-17, 2020 - The Power of Dance, Canton MA (all team members attending)
**NEW Comp #4: CANCELLED - June 26-28, 2020 (Petites and optional solos and duets) - Take Center Stage Dance Challenge, Providence, RI
Competition Team Nationals:
Comp #5: CANCELLED - July 22-25 - Elite Dance Challenge (tentative) Hyannis, MA (Petites do not attend)
2019/2020 Additional Performance Dates:
February 19, 2020 (Wednesday) Chelmsford C.O.A. Performance/Competition dress rehearsal (MANDATORY) N. Chelmsford, MA at 10:30am/10:15am call (Opals, Garnets, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies, Diamonds, Competition Team)
*CANCELLED as of 3/13/2020 (hopefully will reschedule) March 31, 2020 (Tuesday) Billerica C.O.A. Performance Billerica, MA at 4:00pm/3:40pm call (Opals, Garnets, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies, Diamonds, Competition Team)
*CANCELLED as of 3/16/2020 (hopefully will reschedule) April 6, 2020 (Monday) Chunky’s Movie Outing meet at 5:00 pm at the theater (Movie to be determined) (Opals, Garnets, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies, Diamonds, Competition Team)
*CANCELLED as of 3/26/2020 April 11, 2020 (Saturday *note - Easter weekend) 2:30-4:30 pm Celtics Rehearsal (MANDATORY, cannot participate without attending) at Billerica Boys and Girls Club (All Celtics participants)
*CANCELLED as of 3/26/2020 April 15, 2020 (Wednesday) BOSTON CELTICS VS. CHIGAGO BULLS - Last game of the season!!! 6:30 pm pregame performance/4:00 pm call time at Gotta Dance.
*CANCELLED as of 5/1/2020 June 18, 2020 (Thursday) Dress Rehearsal, The Collins Center Andover, MA (All Teams)
*CANCELLED as of 5/1/2020 June 20, 2020 (Saturday) Annual Recital, The Collins Center Andover, MA (All Teams)
August 6, 2020 (Thursday) TENTATIVE DATE - Sampas Pavillion, Pawtucket Blvd. Lowell, MA at 6:00 pm (Opals, Garnets, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies, Diamonds, Adults, Competition Team)
September 13, 2020 (Sunday) D'Youville Carnival, Lowell, MA at 11:30 am (Competition Team only with the Billerica COA Ladies of Line dancers)