JULY 5-9
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870


Studio Account Access

Music & Changes

Deadline for music uploads and changes to entries: 
MONDAY, JUNE 21 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. 

- Hybrid Block scheduling is being utilized in an effort to limit crowd sizes in seating, lobby, and dressing areas during group segments.
- Local health orders regarding masks and social distancing were lifted as of June 2nd. Masks are now optional at the event and we ask that all attendees maintain respectful social distances with those from other studios. The VIP Dance hybrid block schedule remains in place in order keep crowd sizes smaller during group competition segments. 
- Each dancer is allowed up to 2 adult guests in the audience. Siblings are also welcome.
- Only 1 adult may enter the dressing area with each dancer. 
- Only active performers & adult teachers will be permitted backstage.
- A livestream of our event will be available for those unable to attend. All award ceremonies will be available on livestream should any participants wish to avoid larger crowd sizes during those times. 

- 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.

- 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.

The number of routines competing per category in the Dance-Off Championships is based on the number of total routine entries in that category. Studios are limited to the number of routines allowed in each Dance-Off category, excluding the solo categories. 

Girls - Black Leggings, Black Footed Tights, Black Jazz Shoes, Black Racerback Sports Bra, Rhinestone Earrings, Black Face Mask (optional). HAIR IS TO BE IN A LOW PONYTAIL FOR ALL REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES.
Guys - Black Pants, Black Jazz Shoes, Black Face Mask (optional).
VIP Dance® will provide shirts for all dancers.

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


Monday, July 5
7:30 AM - Convention Check-In
8:00-11:15 AM - Jr & Sr Convention Classes

1:30 PM - Broadway Junior Solos
4:20 PM - AWARDS

5:30-9:30 PM - Opening Number Rehearsal 

5:00 PM - Broadway Teen Solos
8:00 PM - Broadway Senior Solos
9:45 PM - AWARDS

Tuesday, July 6
7:15 AM - Little Bigwigs Solos
8:06 AM - Off-Broadway Mini Solos
9:15 AM - Off-Broadway Junior Solos
10:00 AM - Off-Broadway Teen Solos
10:35 AM - AWARDS
11:15 AM - Small Groups Block 1
1:10 PM - AWARDS
1:50 PM - Small Groups Block 2
3:35 PM - AWARDS
4:15 PM - Small Groups Block 3
6:35 PM - AWARDS
*including Small Group High Scores
7:15-9:30 PM - Opening Number Rehearsal

Wednesday, July 7
7:15 AM - Hollywood Mini, Jr and Teen Solos
12:00 PM - AWARDS
12:45 PM - Duo/Trio, Large Groups, Lines Block 1
6:15 PM - AWARDS
7:00-9:30 PM - Opening Number Rehearsal

Thursday, July 8
7:15 AM - Broadway Mini Solos
8:55 AM - Hollywood Senior Solos
11:55 AM - AWARDS
12:35 PM - Duo/Trio, Large Groups, Lines Block 2
3:15 PM - AWARDS
3:55 PM - Duo/Trio, Large Groups, Lines Block 3
7:20 PM - AWARDS
*including Duo/Trio, Large Groups, Lines High Scores
8:00-9:30 PM - Opening Number - Full Dress Rehearsal

Friday, July 9
8:00 AM Solo & Duo/Trio Championship 
Broadway Solos (3 Mini, 5 Jr, 5 Teen, 3 Sr)
Broadway Duo/Trios (2 Mini, 2 Jr, 2 Teen, 1 Sr)
Hollywood Solos (1 Mini, 2 Jr, 5 Teen, 5 Sr)
Hollywood Duo/Trios (tba Mini/Jr, 3 Teen, 3 Sr)

10:00 AM Scholarship Finals: Improv Line

10:30 AM Production Showdown

11:00 AM Red Carpet Walk

11:30 AM Idols Opening Number Performance

11:35 AM Little Bigwigs Exhibition Performance

11:40 AM AWARDS &
Studio Accolades Ceremony
Introduction of Studios/Teachers, recognition of Regional Idol Winners from the Opening Number Performance, announcement of Scholarship Audition Winners, and presentation of Round 1 studio awards including Best Choreography, Best Cast & Crew, and Best Studio
Production VIP LIST Awards
Solo & Duo/Trio Championship Awards

12:15 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM Broadway Mini/Jr Group Championship
Broadway Mini Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Broadway Jr Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)

2:15 PM Hollywood Mini/Jr Group Championship
Hollywood Jr Groups (3 Small, 2 Large/Line)

Broadway VIP LIST Top 10 Mini/Jr Groups
Hollywood VIP LIST Top 5 Mini/Jr Groups

3:10 PM Idols Opening Number Performance (Encore)

3:15 PM Broadway Teen/Sr Group Championship
Broadway Teen Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Broadway Sr Groups (5 Small, 3 Large/Line)

4:20 PM Hollywood Teen/Sr Group Championship
Hollywood Teen Groups (3 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Hollywood Sr Groups (5 Small, 2 Large/Line)

Broadway VIP LIST Top 10 Teen/Sr Groups
Hollywood VIP LIST Top 10 Teen/Sr Groups

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

**All times are tentative until the week of the event. Minor changes may occur as tweaks are needed.


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.

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