(moved from Grand Rapids)

APRIL 16-18
Embassy Theatre
125 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Studio Account Access

Music & Changes

Deadline for music uploads and changes to entries: 
SUNDAY, APRIL 11 at 11pm
More Music Info

Studio Schedules

Waiver Links and Full Studio Schedules may be accessed through the Studio Owner Account.


VIP is committed to the safety & well-being of our customers, spectators & staff. Our top priority is to provide an exciting & high quality event while adhering to location specific COVID-19 guidelines through the following protocols. 

- Block scheduling is being utilized in an effort to limit interaction.
- FORT WAYNE VENUE: Each dancer is limited to 1 GUARDIAN in the building. 
- Other guests are not able to join the audience this season due to crowd size limitations and social distance requirements in this venue.
- A livestream of our event & awards ceremonies will be available for those unable to attend.
- Six foot social distancing will be required at all times including in the lobby, audience, dressing rooms, etc.
- Only active performers & adult teachers will be permitted backstage.

- Masks will be required at all times for any person over the age of 3, with the exception of dancers during performances on stage.
- No scoring deductions will be taken as a result of costume modifications, any desired PPE, etc.

- Studio Entry Time... Dancers & Parents are allowed to enter 30 minutes prior to the start of their scheduled block.
- Studio owners, directors, and no more than 2 lead teachers for each studio are permitted to enter the building 40 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled studio block. 
- All performers should arrive in costume for their first routine to limit dressing room usage.

- Dressings areas are assigned.
- No congregating in dressing areas.
- All items must be removed from the dressing area immediately following your last routine as the space needs to be sanitized for the next arriving studio.
- Dressing areas are to be completely cleared before adjudicated awards begin. Remaining items may be removed by VIP or venue staff during award ceremonies in order for cleaning to begin. 

- Adjudicated and Special Awards are presented at the end of each block.
- All high scores will be announced at the end of the event via livestream.
- Teachers are welcome & encouraged to attend our High Score Awards Ceremony with a total of up to 10 studio representatives.
*Studio owners, if you are unable to send a representative to the High Score Awards Ceremony and wish to have your awards shipped to you, please submit the following Awards Shipping Request form:

- Score sheets will be made available through the online studio account within 3 days following the event.
- Critique files will be emailed to studio owners within 3 days following the event.

- All participants, teachers, and spectators should frequently wash hands and sanitize objects.
- Frequent disinfecting & sanitization will be followed and enforced by both the VIP staff & venue staff throughout the event.

- Please stay home if you are sick or exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.
- Anyone running a fever or who has been ill within the last 72 hours should NOT attend.
- Anyone who has been in contact with someone who has been ill in the past 14 days should NOT attend.
- Individuals at higher risk from COVID-19 should not attend the event.
- Remind participants, parents, and guardians of the enhanced risks of participants being in direct contact with any high risk individuals including anyone age 65 or older for 14 days after participating in the event.

- Waivers for all performers must be submitted through the VIP registration system before the studio is allowed to compete. Teachers will provide links to the waivers for all participants.
*Please Note: the VIP Waiver is separate from the Kenowa Hills waiver. Both are required for this event. 

Thank you in advance for your help making this a SAFE & exciting event. We look forward to seeing you all!


Friday, April 16
12:30 PM - West Michigan Dance Center Prt 1
3:10 PM - West Michigan Dance Center Prt 2
3:10 PM - Belle Etoile Studio of Dance
7:05 PM - AWARDS
7:45 PM - Imprint Dance Company Part 1
10:00 PM - *END: Awards Saturday

Saturday, April 17
7:00 AM - Imprint Dance Company Part 2
11:05 AM - AWARDS
11:45 AM - Rhythm Dance Center
2:20 PM - AWARDS
3:00 PM - Conservatory of Dance
3:00 PM - The INstitute of Dancers
6:25 PM - AWARDS
7:05 PM - Premier Dance Company
9:15 PM - AWARDS

Sunday, April 18
7:00 AM - Patti Herm School of Dance
7:00 AM - Dance Asylum
7:00 AM - Studio 55 School of Dance
11:30 AM - AWARDS
12:10 PM - Gail Wildfong School of Dance
3:10 PM - AWARDS
3:50 PM - Hearts in Motion
3:50 PM - Momentum Dance Studio
3:50 PM - CK Dance Company
7:15 PM - AWARDS

*Full Studio Schedules may be accessed through studio owner registration accounts. Studios will provide all dancers with specific performance times within the studio lineup.


2021 New Media Policy

Audience members are welcome to video and shoot non-flash photography while your dancers are performing.

VIP will be live streaming all events and providing high quality video footage for sale at $20 per routine.

Programs & Live Stream

Printed Programs are not available for sale at our 2021 events. Free Digital Programs will be available to download and print or view on a mobile device.

The Program and Live Stream feed can be accessed at the link below within 2 days of your event.

2021 Online Contest


Our Photogenic Contest is now online only. 

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