AC Schedule

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2019 DX AmeriCup Schedule


FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Thursday events take place at the Minneapolis Hilton;  including the "Purple Party".

THURSDAY

7 am - 12 pm / OPEN PRACTICE at the Hilton Minneapolis  Large practice space open for all. Please share.

11 am - 9 pm  /  REGISTRATION/INFO BOOTH OPENS at the Hilton Minneapolis  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 hoodies. Individuals competing may also check in on their own if the coach is not available. Coaches only need to register once.

11 am - 8 pm /  STORE OPEN at the Hilton Minneapolis   Design your own event merchandise on site!

1 pm - 5 pm  /  ALL AMERICAN SOLO PRESENTATIONS at the Hilton Minneapolis  Candidates perform a 1:30 min. solo in front of a live audience while being judged. Finalists will be posted Saturday. Winners recognized Saturday during the Awards Banquet. NEW THIS YEAR: The highest scoring All American soloist will perform their award winning routine later that evening during the Awards Banquet, earn prizes and scholarships.

6 pm - 6:50 pm / MASTER CLASS #1 - 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. Dancers should wear dance attire, appropriate shoes, and bring a water bottle to class. Sessions broken into two age groups plus a coach class.

  • 11 & younger  - Hip Hop
  • 12 & older -  Jazz
  • Coaches - Selling It With Showmanship

7 pm - 7:50 pm / MASTER CLASS #2

  • 11 & younger  - Pom
  • 12 & older - Lyrical
  • Coaches - Polishing Routines

8:30 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. NEW THIS YEAR:  Contests for Best Purple Costume, Best Purple Make-up, plus fun games and dance-offs. Come ready to dance the night away. 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.


FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Friday events take place at the Minneapolis Hilton; until team competition. Then everything is moved to the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium.

FRIDAY

7 am - 12 pm / OPEN PRACTICE at the Hilton Minneapolis  Large practice space open for all. Please share.

7 am - 11 am / REGISTRATION/INFO BOOTH OPENS at the Hilton Minneapolis  Read details above. Registration will close at 11 am and move to the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. 

8 am - 11 am /  STORE OPEN at the Hilton Minneapolis   Design your own event merchandise on site! The store will move to the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.

8 am - 11 am  /  ALL AMERICAN INTERVIEWS  at the Hilton Minneapolis  Candidates sit down with two judges for a private interview and should wear their costume. NEW THIS YEAR: Candidates who score the highest in the interview section of All American competition will recognized and receive prizes and scholarships. Winners announced at the Awards Banquet Saturday night. In fact, all judging areas will recognize the high point winners.

8 am - 11 am /  PERFORMER of the YEAR SOLO PRESENTATIONS at the Hilton Hotel Candidates perform a 1:30 min. solo in front of a live audience while being judged. Finalists will be posted Saturday. Winners recognized Saturday during the Awards Banquet and will perform their award winning routine later that evening.

11:30 am - 12:20 pm / MASTER CLASS #3

  • 11 & younger  - Jazz
  • 12 & older -  Hip Hop
  • Coaches - Making Pom Pop

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm / MASTER CLASS #4

  • 11 & younger  - Lyrical
  • 12 & older - Contemporary
  • Coaches - What Judges Look For

12 pm - 10 pm / REGISTRATION/INFO BOOTH OPENS at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium Lobby 

12 pm- 10 pm /  STORE OPEN at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium Lobby  

12 pm - 10 pm / OPEN PRACTICE at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  Large practice space open for all. Please share.

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

Following - RING PICK UP at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. All division title holders receive Champion Rings immediately following the awards program.


FEBRUARY 22, 2019

All Saturday events take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

SATURDAY

7 am - 12 pm / OPEN PRACTICE at the Hilton Minneapolis  Large practice space open for all. Please share.

8 am - 10 pm / OPEN PRACTICE at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  Large practice space open for all. Please share.

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

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

9 am - 4 pm  /  TEAM COMPETITION and 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. USASF Dance Worlds Bid awarded too!

Following - RING PICK UP at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. All division title holders receive Champion Rings immediately following the awards program.

4 pm - 5:30 pm /  JUMP, LEAP, KICK, and TURN SUPER STAR INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.    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.    All candidates events should be on stage.

7:30 pm - 9 pm  / "AWARDS BANQUET "at the Mpls. Convention Ctr.   DOORS & RED CARPET INTERVIEWS START AT 6:30. You won't want to miss the Semi-Formal Awards Banquet 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.   Dancers and guests let loose during the fabulous Celebration Dance that takes place immediately following the Awards Banquet.


FEBRUARY 23, 2019

All Sunday events take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

SUNDAY

7 am - 12 pm / OPEN PRACTICE at the Hilton Minneapolis  Large practice space open for all. Please share.

8 am - 10 pm / OPEN PRACTICE at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  Large practice space open for all. Please share.

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

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

9 am - 11 am /  DANCE TEAM CHALLENGE at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  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.

11 am  - 5 pm /  TEAM COMPETITION and AWARDS at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   More exciting team competition takes place.

Following - RING PICK UP at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. All division title holders receive Champion Rings immediately following the awards program.

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

6 pm / Event Concludes