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 , Hyatt & Millennium Hotels Large practice space open for all. Please share.

11 am - 9 pm  /  REGISTRATION/INFO BOOTH OPENS at the Hilton Minneapolis - 3rd floor - Red Wing  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.

12 pm / COACH BRIEFING at the Hilton Minneapolis 3rd floor - Duluth  One team representative should attend one of the briefings offered.

1 pm / JUDGE LUNCH & BRIEFING at the Hilton Minneapolis  Adjudicators will be briefed on individual events.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm  /  ALL AMERICAN INTERVIEWS  at the Hilton Minneapolis - 3rd floor Board Room 1 & 2   Candidates sit down with two judges for a private interview and should wear a team warmup, costume, or interview attire. The choice is yours. 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.

5 pm / JUDGE DINNER at the Hilton Minneapolis  Adjudicators only.

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 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.

6 pm - 6:50 pm / MASTER CLASS #1 at the Hilton Minneapolis - 3rd floor

  • A: 11 & younger - Hip Hop with Sammi Sue - Salon G

  • B: 12 & older - Jazz with Charleigh - Salon E

  • Coaches - Selling It With Showmanship with Kaya - Duluth

7 pm - 7:50 pm / MASTER CLASS #2 at the Hilton Minneapolis - 3rd floor

  • A: 11 & younger - Pom with Bryn - Salon G

  • B: 12 & older - Lyrical with Mary - Salon E

  • Coaches - Polishing Routines with Dwaine - Duluth

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm  /  "PURPLE PARTY" at the Hilton Minneapolis - 3rd floor Salon C - 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.

9:15 pm / JUDGE BRIEFING at the Hilton Minneapolis  Adjudicators will be briefed on team competition.


FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Friday events take place at the Minneapolis Mpls. Conv. Ctr; main auditorium.

FRIDAY

7 am - 11:59 pm / OPEN PRACTICE at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr - 2nd floor - 200, Hilton, Hyatt and Millennium  Large practice space open for all. Please share.

7 am - 10 pm / REGISTRATION/INFO BOOTH OPENS at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. - Main Lobby

8 am - 10 pm /  STORE OPEN at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. - Main Lobby   Design your own event merchandise on site!

8 am - 1:30 pm  /  SOLO PRESENTATIONS at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. in the Auditorium - wristband required.  All American and Performer of the Year 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. The highest scoring soloist will perform their award winning routine later that evening during the Awards Banquet, earn prizes and scholarships.

1 pm / COACH BRIEFING at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr - Pod 1  One team representative should attend one of the briefings offered.

1:45 pm / JUDGE LUNCH at the HILTON  Adjudicators only.

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm / MASTER CLASS #3 at the Hilton Minneapolis - 3rd floor

  • A: 11 & younger - Jazz with Dwaine - Salon G

  • B: 12 & older - Hip Hop with Sammi Sue - Salon E

  • Coaches - Making Pom Pop with Julie - Duluth

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm / MASTER CLASS #4 at the Hilton Minneapolis - 3rd floor

  • A: 11 & younger - Lyrical with Mary - Salon G

  • B: 12 & older - Contemporary with Jesus - Salon E

  • Coaches - What Judges Look For with Charleigh - Duluth 

4 pm / COACH BRIEFING at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr - Pod 1  One team representative should attend one of the briefings offered.

5 pm / JUDGE DINNER at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  Adjudicators only.

6 pm - 8:45 pm  /  TEAM JAZZ COMPETITION at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   Get ready for amazing performances.

9:15 pm - 10:45 pm  /  AWARDS & CHAMPION RING PICK UP at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   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

8 am - 12 pm / OPEN PRACTICE at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. 2nd floor - 200, Hilton, Hyatt and Millennium  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 - 11:30 am  /  TEAM CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL COMPETITION at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   Get ready for amazing performances. 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!

11:30 am / JUDGE LUNCH at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  Adjudicators only.

11:45 am - 1:30 pm  /  AWARDS & CHAMPION RING PICK UP at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   All division title holders receive Champion Rings immediately following the awards program.

2 pm - 4:15 pm  /  TEAM HIP HOP COMPETITION at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   Get ready for amazing performances. More exciting team competition takes place.

4:30 pm - 6:15 pm  /  AWARDS & CHAMPION RING PICK UP at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   All division title holders receive Champion Rings immediately following the awards program.

8 pm - 9:30 pm  / "AWARDS BANQUET "at the Mpls. Convention Ctr.   DOORS & STAR WALK OF FAME START AT 7 PM. 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.

9:30 pm - 10:30 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 Mpls. Conv. Ctr. 2nd floor - 200, Hilton, Hyatt and Millennium  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  

8 am - 10 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.

10 am - 10:30 am /  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.

11:15 AM / AWARDS for Dance Team Challenge and Super Star events at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.    All candidates events should be on stage.

11 am / JUDGE LUNCH at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  Adjudicators only.

12 pm - 3:30 pm  /  TEAM POM AND KICK COMPETITION at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   Get ready for amazing performances. More exciting team competition takes place.

3:30 pm / JUDGE DINNER at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr.  Adjudicators only.

4 pm - 5:45 pm  /  AWARDS & CHAMPION RING PICK UP at the Mpls. Conv. Ctr. Auditorium   All division title holders receive Champion Rings immediately following the awards program.

During Awards Ceremony / 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. Fifteen (15) bids up for grabs. Who will it be?

6:30 pm / Event Concludes