MOBILE, AL

JANUARY 30-31
Mobile Civic Center
401 Civic Center Drive, Mobile, AL 36602

TEACHER INFO

Studio Account Access

Music & Changes

Deadline for music uploads and changes to entries: 
MONDAY, JAN 25 at 11pm
More Music Info

Studio Schedules

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

SAFETY PROTOCOLS & EVENT SCHEDULE

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. 

GROUP SIZE
- Studio block scheduling is being utilized in an effort to limit interaction.
- Each dancer is limited to up to 2 guardians in the building. Siblings are welcome. Other guests are not able to join the audience this season.
- A livestream of our event & awards ceremonies will be available for those unable to attend.

The venue requires the following restrictions:
- Select dressing rooms will be unlocked. All others will remain locked and off-limits.
- Dancers should come dressed to dance their first routine.
- Number of people (including parents) allowed in dressing spaces at any given time: small rooms 2-3 people, band room 6-8 people, green room 6-8 people, chorus rooms 8-10 people.
- All dancers should enter the backstage through backstage door or band room side doors.
- All Dancers should exit backstage through backstage door or green room side. No entry to backstage through green room.
- There should be no congregating in the Lobby. Please practice social distancing.
- We will close off every other bathroom stall and every other urinal in the restrooms.
- Please no more than four (4) people in the Lobby Restrooms at a time.

SOCIAL DISTANCING
- 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.
- No congregating in dressing areas.

ARRIVAL
- Studios are allowed to enter 30 minutes prior to the start of their first scheduled routine.
- Teachers are to check in with VIP staff before any items are placed in the dressing space by parents or dancers.
- All performers should arrive in costume for their first routine to limit dressing room usage.

MASKS
- Masks will be required at all times, with the exception of dancers performing on stage.

CLEANING
- 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.

AWARDS | SCORING | CRITIQUES
- Dressing rooms are to be completely cleared before adjudicated awards begin. Each student should remove all items from the dressing area immediately following their last routine.
- No scoring deductions will be taken as a result of costume modifications, any desired PPE, etc.
- Score sheets will be made available through the online studio account within 3 days following the event. Critique files will be sent to studio owners via email within 3 days following the event.
- All high scores will be announced at the end of the event via livestream. Teachers are welcome & encouraged to attend our final awards ceremony with a total of no more than 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 contact us for an Awards Shipping Request form. 

SYMPTOMS & RISKS
- 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
- Waivers for all performers must be submitted through the registration system before the studio is allowed to compete. Teachers will provide links to the waivers for all participants.

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, January 30
8:00 AM - Artistry Dance Alliance
12:20 PM - AWARDS
12:40 PM - Lunch Break
1:00 PM - The Dance Company
3:05 PM - AWARDS
3:40 PM - Creative Dance Center
3:44 PM - Time to Shine! The Center For Performing Arts
4:10 PM - Next Generation Dance Center
5:15 PM - AWARDS
5:50 PM - Bay Point Dance Academy
6:01 PM - Break the Floor Dance Company
8:10 PM - AWARDS
8:50 PM - South Baldwin Dance Center
8:58 PM - Debbie's School of Dance
9:55 PM - AWARDS

Sunday, January 31
7:00 AM - Gulf Coast Dance Alliance
10:15 AM - AWARDS
10:50 AM - Driven Dance Company
1:05 PM - AWARDS
1:20 PM - HIGH SCORE 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 $15 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

Photogenic

Our Photogenic Contest is now online only. 

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