AC Schedule

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2018 DX AmeriCup Schedule


MARCH 1, 2018

All events take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center with the exception of Friday night's "Purple Party".

THURSDAY

2 pm -  8 pm  /  REGISTRATION/INFO BOOTH OPENS at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium Lobby   Coaches check-in once with DX to collect updated competition information, program books, gifts, and more. Plan on bringing a helper if your team pre-ordered event crews.

2 pm - 8 pm /  STORE OPEN at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. - Auditorium Lobby   Bring spending money and check-out the vendor booths.

3 pm - 6:30 pm  /  ALL AMERICAN SOLO PRESENTATIONS in the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Ballroom   Candidates perform in front of a live audience while being judged. Finalists will be posted Saturday. Winners recognized Saturday during the Awards Gala.

NEW - 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm / MASTER CLASS - Take advantage of learning new material from the DX professional faculty who will also be adjudicating over the weekend. This is FREE for all registered attendees and coaches.

8 pm - 9:30 pm  /  "PURPLE PARTY" at the Hilton Minneapolis - Dig out your purple gear and get ready for the DX Purple Party. This social mixer is FREE for all registered dancers and coaches. Tickets may be purchased for guests. This evening includes food, fun, dancing, and contests for best purple attire. There will be dance-offs and tons of party games. Come ready to dance the night away with great music, snacks, and contests throughout the evening. The DX Purple Party is a fantastic way to kick-off your AmeriCup weekend. All those planning on attending must pre-register for this event. DX needs a head count to ensure we have enough food on hand. Don't miss it.


MARCH 2, 2018

FRIDAY

7 am - 10 pm /  REG/INFO BOOTH OPEN at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. - Auditorium Lobby    Coaches check-in once with DX to collect updated competition information, program books, gifts, and more. Plan on bringing a helper if your team pre-ordered event crews. YOU ONLY NEED TO REGISTER ONCE!

8 am - 10 pm /  STORE OPEN at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. - Auditorium Lobby   Bring spending money and check-out the vendor booths.

8 am - 12 pm  /  ALL AMERICAN INTERVIEWS  in the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  Candidates sit down with two judges for a private interview.

8 am - 11 am /  PERFORMER of the YEAR SOLO PRESENTATIONS in the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  Candidates perform in front of a live audience while being judged. Finalists will be posted on Saturday. Winners recognized Saturday during the Awards Gala and will perform their award winning routine later that evening.

NEW - 9 am - 11 am / MASTER CLASSES - Take advantage of learning new material from the DX professional faculty who will also be adjudicating over the weekend. This is FREE for all registered attendees. TWO CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED.

REVISED (11.18.17) - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm /  DANCE TEAM CHALLENGE at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  Auditorium Two to five person groups perform in front of a live audience. A one and a half minute [1:30] maximum time limit strictly enforced. There is no minimum time requirement.

Following / AWARDS for Dance Team Challenge events at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   All candidates events should be on stage.

REVISED (11.18.17) - 1 pm - 1:45 pm /  COACH BRIEFING on Team Competition, Gala, THE ONE Finals, World Bids, and Grand Championship at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  (Auditorium Pod #3)  One coach from every organization is required to attend this mandatory meeting. Plan on having someone in attendance if a coach is not available.

3 pm - 10:30 pm  /  TEAM COMPETITION & AWARDS at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   Get ready for amazing performances. Teams should arrive no later than 12 PMin order to adequately prepare themselves for competition.


MARCH 3, 2018

SATURDAY

6 am - 6 pm  /  INFO BOOTH OPEN at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. - Auditorium Lobby  

6 am - 6 pm /  STORE OPEN at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. - Auditorium Lobby  

7 am - 5 pm  /  TEAM COMPETITION & AWARDS at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   More exciting team competition takes place. Did you know that all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners also earn a bid to THE ONE Finals? You pick the city you want to compete at for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

REVISED (11.18.17) - 5 pm - 6 pm /  JUMP, LEAP, KICK, and TURN SUPER STAR INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   Individuals will perform skills required for specific category in front of a live audience, while being judged.

Following / AWARDS for Super Star events at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   All candidates events should be on stage.

7:30 pm - 9 pm  /  AWARDS GALA at the Mpls. Convention Ctr. Ballroom "A"   You won't want to miss the Semi-Formal Awards Gala on Saturday evening. Attendees walk the red-carpet dressed in their finest attire. Wear your shades to avoid the paparazzi's camera flashes. Stop for a brief interview with official DX correspondents. Come hungry for a special dinner prepared just for you. The evening promises great entertainment, and exciting awards. Seats are limited, so reserve your tickets today. All American and Performer of the Year candidates are required to attend.

9 pm - 10 pm  /  CELEBRATION DANCE at the Mpls. Convention Ctr. Ballroom "B"   Dancers and guests let loose during the fabulous Celebration Dance that takes place immediately following the Awards Banquet. Prize giveaways, song requests, and dance contests await. Come celebrate with us.


MARCH 4, 2018

SUNDAY

6:30 am - 7 pm  /  DX INFO BOOTH OPEN at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. - Main Lobby  

6:30 am - 4 pm /  STORE OPEN at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. - Main Lobby  

8 am - 3:30 pm/  TEAM COMPETITION & AWARDS at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   More exciting team competition takes place. A Did you know that all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners also earn a bid to THE ONE Finals? You pick the city you want to compete at for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. USASF Worlds Bids will be announced as well.

4 pm /  GRAND CHAMPION Qualifiers & USASF DANCE WORLDS BID Announcement at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium Captains from each team/group/lineshould be on stage in team gear for the announcement.

Following / USASF DANCE WORLDS BID Announcement at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium Teams should be on stage in team gear to hear Paid and At-Large Bid announcements.

5 pm /  "GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP" COMPETITION at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr Auditorium Stay seated for the Top 3 highest scoring routines from each age category who will compete a second time for Grand Champ titles!  MEXICO teams automatically qualify for the Grand Championship round in addition to the 3 spots allocated to USA teams. They will compete in their specific divisions (i.e.: if they compete as a HS team, their routine would be added to the HS Grand Champ category. NOTE: The same rule of one spot per team applies to Mexican teams.

Following - RING PICK-UP All Grand Champions will be fitted for their official Grand Champion ring immediately following the awards session.

8 pm / Event Concludes