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CONVENTION
 


CONVENTION
 

2023-2024  CONVENTION RATES

  • Dance Studios/Studio Directors may apply their own additional administrative and overhead fees.

  • One day dancer rates are available. Please contact info@velocitydanceconvention.com for more information. In order to register for the competition portion of the event, all dancers must be registered for the full weekend. No one day dancers are allowed to compete. ​

DEPOSITS

  • This season we are asking for deposits from each studio that is registering attendees. The deposit amount is determined by the range of attendees each studio registers.

  • It will be an additional $10 per every added increment of 10 dancers

  • Deposits for studios will not be bypassed. 

  • Refunds are not given for deposits. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • All deposits are NON-TRANSFERRABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

STUDIO DISCOUNTS

  • All qualifying studios must book their room under the Velocity room block. Only group rates will be covered by Velocity Dance Convention. In order to obtain your complimentary night(s) you must email Velocity your reservation confirmation number and name the reservation is booked under. Email us: Info@velocitydanceconvention.com

  • All rooms being covered by Velocity Dance Convention are required to send their confirmation code to  info@velocitydanceconvention.com by the Event’s Registration. 

  • In order to receive discounts, all students accounted for must be paying full price and be registered before the deadline of the city in which you are attending. This excludes Scholarship Recipients.

COLLEGE STUDENTS

  • Photocopies of valid College IDs must be attached to the registration form in order to obtain the above discount.

CONVENTION AGE LEVELS

  • All ages, Convention & Competition, are determined as of January 1st, 2024. (For example: Ages for November 2023 events will be as of January 1st 2024, and ages for March 2024 events will be as of January 1st 2024).

  • If an event is sold out, we will not be allowing students to dance in a different ballroom other than their appropriate age category. No exceptions.

  • All students must audition for scholarships in their appropriate age level for auditions. 

  • For Regional events, all 9-12 year olds will dance together in one ballroom. However, for scholarship auditions we will audition the Juniors (9-10) and Intermediates (11-12) separately. Resulting in five age divisions for scholarship recipients at the end of each weekend: Mini (5-8), Junior (9-10), Intermediate (11-12), Teen (13-15), and Senior (16-18). 

MINI BALLROOM

  • Mini Ballroom consists of half- day classes on both Saturday and Sunday of the Convention.

  • Each studio director is asked to allocate one representative to monitor the Mini Ballroom for that particular studio's dancers.

  • Only registered studio owners/teachers will be allowed in any ballroom for scholarship auditions. This rule includes the Mini Ballroom. 

DIRECTORS & TEACHERS

  • Registered Teachers may attend, take notes, or dance in any ballroom Friday-Sunday of the convention and may attend the teacher seminars.

INDEPENDENT DANCERS

  • Independent Dancers are not eligible to receive scholarships or compete. 

  • If you are with a dance studio and attending as an individual, your studio must still register you under their studio account. Parent registrations will not be accepted. 

CONVENTION REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS

  • Payments must be fully submitted no later than three (3) weeks prior to the event. 

  • All registration and entry fees are non-refundable, no exceptions.​​ Studio credits are up to the discretion of Velocity Dance Convention.

  • Studio registrations with 15+ dancers will have the option to receive their registration in the mail pre-event. These registration packages will arrive no later than Wednesday before the event. An email will be sent to each studio that qualifies for mailed registration requesting the best address. If you do not respond to this email by the deadline given then your registration must be picked up at the event. Studios that have not paid their balance or do not have all waivers signed by the payment deadline will not receive their registration packet in the mail. Studios/Registrations with 14 or less dancers registered will pick up their registration at the event itself. 

  • Studio Registration Packets must be picked up by a Studio’s Director or Teacher. No Parent or Dancer will be allowed to do so, unless Velocity is informed prior to the date of the event by the Studio Director.

  • Velocity Dance Convention will have a registration booth available on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.

  • All registration must be completed on our online registration.

  • Velocity requires a deposit to start your registration for each event. No refunds. No exceptions, even if you did not intend on registering for this event. 

  • Velocity Dance Convention cannot guarantee registration on the morning of the event, due to sell out. Please contact Velocity Dance Convention’s office prior to the convention to confirm availability.

PARENT BANDS

  • Velocity does not sell or allow parent observers into the ballrooms. 

  • All registered Studio Directors/Teachers are allowed to observe all classes including auditions during the Regional Season. 

  • We ask that each studio has at least one representative in the Mini, Junior and Intermediate ballrooms at all times. If a studio does not have enough teachers/staff for this, you may register one (1) parent to be in each ballroom for the duration of the weekend. To register a studio representative please email info@velocitydanceconvention.com with the guardian’s full name and birthdate. This individual will need to sign a waiver as well. 

PAYMENTS

  • No personal checks, Canadian checks, or Cash are accepted.

  • Please send one studio check for all Workshop fees, and a separate studio check for Competition fees.

  • There will be a $35.00 fee for all returned checks.

  • All major credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. 

  • Letter size envelopes only please. No boxes or large envelopes that need to be signed for. 

Make all checks payable to:

Velocity Dance Convention
480 W Meats Ave
Orange, CA. 92865

SCHOLARSHIP REDEMPTION

  • If a dancer has moved dance studios or become “Independent”, they must get written permission from their former studio in order for any scholarships to be used through their new studio.

  • Once you have added a dancer to your registration roster, you will see a “scholarship” box next to their name.  If a dancer has a valid scholarship, please check this box.  Once you check this box, a drop-down menu will appear with all of the scholarship options.  Please select the scholarship that your dancer received.  Once this scholarship has been selected, this dancer’s registration fees will be waived.

  • All one-day and Independent dancers are not eligible to receive scholarships at a Velocity weekend.

  • Students may only win each scholarship once a season. Example: If a dancer has won a MVA Runner Up scholarship in a season they cannot receive that scholarship again in the same season. However, they do qualify to place as a MVA 1st Runner Up or MVA Winner.

  • Pro-Am Dancers are not eligible to receive scholarships.​

  • Any Scholarships that are not applied by or after the Event Registration or Payment Deadline will not be refunded or credited. It is the responsibility of the studio to apply the scholarships to each event registration. Please email info@velocitydanceconvention for any inquiries or assistance in applying scholarships to your registration. 

CONVENTION & COMPETITION SCHEDULE

  • Velocity Dance Convention will email a convention & competition schedule to the studio owner or director, one week prior to the event date. The schedule will be posted online under each event city on our TOUR DATE PAGE.

WRISTBANDS

  • Velocity Dance Convention wristbands must be worn by all teachers, and students at all times.

  • Anyone without a wristband will be denied entry into all ballrooms.

  • A fee of $30.00 will be charged for all lost wristbands.

DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Photography and Video recording from any media devices (i.e. digital cameras, cell phones, SLR’s, Flip, etc.) is strictly prohibited during classes and competition. This is to enforce the children’s safety and privacy, as well as protecting the work of choreographers and faculty. 

  • We offer professional photo and video services at each of our events.  Please visit our media booth, CEVENTPICS, onsite or purchase online HERE.

SECURITY & SAFTEY

  • Velocity will be following all health and safety protocol at each event location. The host hotel or venue will take all precautions to maintain a healthy and safe environment for all attendees. 

  • The host hotel, facilities and Velocity Dance Convention are not responsible for any lost personal items or injuries.

  • If a participant of Velocity Dance Convention is in need of first aid, please see a Velocity Staff member at the registration/merchandise booth or visit our wellness booth.

  • Please make sure all personal items are against the perimeter of the ballroom at all times to avoid injury.

  • All dancers under the age of 18 who are registered with Velocity Dance Convention must be accompanied by an adult of a legal age.

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