WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO SEE YOU ALL THIS SUNDAY AT THE FAMOUS BLACKPOOL TOWER BALLROOM!

WE HAVE NOW PROCESSED OUR ENTRIES AND ARE ABLE TO GIVE YOU A SCHEDULE FOR THIS EVENT PLUS MORE INFO YOU MAY FIND USEFUL.

– PLEASE NOTE THAT TIMES GIVEN ARE ONLY ESTIMATED AND ALTHOUGH WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO STICK TO THEM AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE, THEY CAN BE AFFECTED BY CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. DANCERS, PLEASE BE READY 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR ADVERTISED START TIME IN THE CASE OF US RUNNING AHEAD.

7.30AM- BLACKPOOL TOWER PROMENADE ENTRANCE OPENS
7.50AM – TEACHERS ONLY MAY ENTER BALLROOM (MUST BE WEARING A TEACHER WRISTBAND- TEACHERS PLEASE SEE US ON THE STAGE AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE TO COLLECT ALL DANCERS NUMBERS)
8AM- BALLROOM DOORS OPEN FOR ALL DANCERS & SPECTATORS
8.30AM- INTRODUCE JUDGES & SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENTS

SECTION 1- (EVENTS FOR DANCERS 7 YEARS & UNDER)-

(UNDER 6/UNDER 8 TEAM MEMBERS PLEASE BE READY TO DANCE AT 8.40AM PROMPT).

8.40AM -UNDER 6/ UNDER 8 YEARS TEAMS
PRESENTATION FOR ABOVE TEAMS

9AM -ALL UNDER 8 SET ROUTINE EVENTS
PRESENTATION OF ALL UNDER 8 SET ROUTINE EVENTS

9.50AM-ALL UNDER 8 FREESTYLE HIPHOP SOLO EVENTS
PRESENTATION OF ALL UNDER 8 FREESTYLE HIPHOP SOLO EVENTS
(PLEASE NOTE ANY WINNERS OF ADVANCED WILL BE CALLED BACK TO DANCE IN ELITE ALL STARS LATER IN THE DAY)

10.40AM- ALL UNDER 8 DUO EVENTS
PRESENTATION OF ALL UNDER 8 DUO EVENTS

SECTION 2- (EVENTS FOR DANCERS 8-11 YEARS OLD)-

11.15AM-ALL UNDER 10/ UNDER 12 TEAM EVENTS
PRESENTATION OF ALL UNDER 10/ UNDER 12 TEAM EVENTS

12.30PM- ALL UNDER 12 SET ROUTINE EVENTS
PRESENTATION OF UNDER 12 SET ROUTINE EVENTS

2PM- ALL UNDER 12 FREESTYLE HIPHOP SOLO EVENTS
PRESENTATION OF ALL UNDER 12 FREESTYLE HIPHOP SOLO EVENTS
(PLEASE NOTE ANY WINNERS OF ADVANCED WILL BE CALLED BACK TO DANCE IN ELITE ALL STARS LATER IN THE DAY)

3.15PM- ALL UNDER 12 DUOS
PRESENTATION OF ALL UNDER 12 DUOS

SECTION 3- (EVENTS FOR DANCERS 12 YEARS AND OVER)-

3.45PM- ALL PARENTS SOLO & DUO EVENTS
PRESENTATION OF ALL PARENTS SOLOS & DUO EVENTS

4.15PM- ALL UNDER 14/UNDER 16/ 16 & OVER/ 14 & OVER/ PARENTS TEAMS
PRESENTATION OF ALL UNDER 14/UNDER 16/ 16 & OVER/ 14 & OVER/ PARENTS TEAMS

6PM- ALL 12 YEARS & OVER SET ROUTINES

PRESENTATION OF 12 & OVER SET ROUTINES

7.15PM- 12 & OVER ADVANCED SOLOS-PRESENTATION OF ADVANCED SOLOS (DONE BEFORE OTHER SOLOS TO ALLOW TIME FOR ELITE ALL STARS TO PREPARE)

7.30PM- ALL 12 & OVER CLASS MEMBERS/ BEGINNERS/ INTERMEDIATE FREESTYLE HIPHOP SOLO EVENTS & ELITE ALL STARS
PRESENTATION OF 12 & OVER CLASS MEMBERS/ BEGINNERS/ INTERMEDIATE FREESTYLE HIPHOP SOLO EVENTS & ELITE ALL STARS

8.45PM- 12 & OVER DUOS
12 & OVER DUO PRESENTATION
APPROX FINISH TIME 9.30-10PM

FOOD & DRINK POLICY– POLITE REMINDER THAT THE BLACKPOOL TOWER DO NOT ALLOW PUBLIC TO BRING THEIR OWN FOOD & DRINK INSIDE EXCEPT FOR 1 SEALED 500ML BOTTLE OF WATER PER PERSON. ANY FOOD ATTEMPTED TO BE BROUGHT INSIDE MAY BE CONFISCATED AT THE ENTRANCE. BAG SEARCHES MAY TAKE PLACE ON ARRIVAL. BLACKPOOL TOWER HAVE ASSURED US THAT THEY WILL BE OFFERING A LARGE SELECTION AND STOCK OF PRODUCTS FOR YOU TO PURCHASE. SHOULD ANYONE HAVE SPECIFIC DIETARY ISSUES THAT REQUIRE THEM TO BRING OWN FOOD TO THE VENUE, PLEASE BRING ALONG SUITABLE PROOF I.E. NOTE FROM GP.

WRISTBANDS– PLEASE HAVE YOUR WRISTBANDS ON AND FASTENED SECURELY BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING. LOST WRISTBANDS WILL NOT BE REPLACED. THERE WILL BE A FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR AT THE DOOR PRICE FOR SPECTATORS ONLY THAT ARE PART OF A DANCE SCHOOL BOOKED ON TO THE EVENT.HOWEVER ALL DANCERS MUST BE ENTERED IN ADVANCE FOR THIS COMPETITION. WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY ENTRIES ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT SO PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP TO DANCE UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ALREADY ENTERED THROUGH A DANCE SCHOOL.

PHOTO/VIDEO POLICY- A REMINDER THAT YOU ARE PERMITTED TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS OF YOUR OWN DANCERS WHILST THEY ARE PERFORMING. IF ANYONE OBJECTS TO THIS, PLEASE SEE US PRIOR TO THE START OF THE EVENT. DURING THE TEAM EVENTS HOWEVER, ONLY ONE NOMINATED PERSON IS ALLOWED TO VIDEO THE TEAM DANCING WHICH IS SOMEONE THE TEAMS’ TEACHER IS AWARE OF. NOBODY ELSE SHOULD BE VIDEOING AT THIS POINT.

ALLOCATED SEATING- ALL SEATING WILL BE RESERVED CLEARLY WITH YOUR DANCE SCHOOL NAME. THERE WILL BE AN AREA ON THE SECOND BALCONY WHICH WILL BE UNRESERVED FOR ANYONE WANTING A LITTLE MORE SPACE (OR A BETTER VIEW!).

MERCHANDISE– OUR STALL WILL BE LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE BALLROOM.

CHANGES TO INITIAL PROGRAMME – PLEASE SEE BELOW THE AGE CATEGORIES FORALL SOLO EVENTS BASED ON THE ENTRIES WE HAVE RECEIVED.

RECALL SYSTEM- WE ARE GOING TO BE TRIALING A NEW SYSTEM WHERE WE MESSAGE THE RECALL NUMBERS DIRECTLY TO TEACHERS PRIOR TO US CALLING THEM OUTWHICH SHOULD SPEED UP THE RECALL PROCESS. PLEASE NOTE WE WILL ONLY RECALL NUMBERS FOR EACH EVENT ONCE- PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR TEACHER IF YOU ARE UNSURE IF YOUR NUMBER HAS BEEN RECALLED.

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU ALL AT THIS EVENT AND WE HOPE THAT YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY. REMEMBER TO ENJOY IT AND MAKE SOME GREAT MEMORIES DANCING IN THE MOST FAMOUS BALLROOM IN THE WORLD!

SOLO AGE CATEGORIES

BELOW ARE THE NEW AGE CATEGORIES FOR THE SOLO EVENTS BASED ON THE ENTRIES WE HAVE RECEIVED

SET ROUTINE NEW AGE CATEGORIES

DANCE 1- 3 YEARS & UNDER/ 4 YEARS/ 5 YEARS/ 6 YEARS/ 7 YEARS/ 8 YEARS/ 9 YEARS/ ADDITIONAL NEEDS 8 & 9 YEARS /10 YEARS/ 11 YEARS/ 12 YEARS/ 13 YEARS & OVER/ PARENTS

DANCE 2- 5 YEARS & UNDER / 6 YEARS/ 7 YEARS/ 8 YEARS/ 9 YEARS/ ADDITIONAL NEEDS 8 & 9 YEARS/10 YEARS/ 11 YEARS/ 12 YEARS/ 13 YEARS/ 14 YEARS/ 15 YEARS/ 16 YEARS & OVER/ PARENTS

DANCE 3- 7 YEARS & UNDER/ 8 YEARS/ 9 YEARS/ 10 YEARS/ 11 YEARS/ 12 YEARS/ 13 YEARS/ 14 YEARS/ 15 YEARS/ 16 YEARS & OVER/ PARENTS

DANCE 4- 7 YEARS & UNDER/ 8 YEARS/ 9 YEARS/ 10 YEARS/ 11 YEARS/ 12 YEARS/ 13 YEARS/ 14 YEARS/ 15 YEARS/ 16 YEARS & OVER/ PARENTS

DANCE 5- 9 & UNDER (NO ENTRIES IN UNDER 8S)/ 10 & 11 YEARS/ 12 YEARS/ 13 YEARS/ 14 YEARS/ 15 YEARS/ 16 YEARS & OVER/ PARENTS

FREESTYLE SOLO NEW AGE CATEGORIES

CLASS MEMBERS- UNDER 6/ UNDER 8/ UNDER 10/ UNDER 12/ 12 & OVER

BEGINNERS-  4 YEARS & UNDER/ 5 YEARS/ 6 YEARS/ 7 YEARS/ 8 YEARS/ 9 YEARS/ 10 YEARS/ 11 YEARS/ 12 YEARS/ 13 YEARS/ 14 YEARS/ 15 YEARS/ 16 YEARS / 17 YEARS & OVER

INTERMEDIATE- UNDER 8/ UNDER 10/ UNDER 12/ UNDER 14/ UNDER 16/ 16 & OVER

ADVANCED- UNDER 8/ UNDER 10/ UNDER 12/ UNDER 14/ UNDER 16/ 16 & OVER

ADDITIONAL NEEDS- UNDER 12/ 12 YEARS & OVER

PARENTS- MUMS FREESTYLE/ DADS FREESTYLE

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