Times listed are for dancers to be in the Rehearsal Hall with costume, hair and make-up ready.
No valuables in the rehearsal hall or backstage.
A Message from the Festival:
We are thrilled to welcome you to our 2023 event season! Evergreen Dance Festival Sherwood Park is happening on May 3 -7, 2023, at Festival Place (100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5T2). The event starts on Wednesday, at 8:30am, and the theatre doors will be open for the audience at 7:00am. Studios should check in at our FOH desk to sign the attendance sheet, receive information about dressing rooms, and get their welcome package.
Tickets / Passes:
Tickets will be available for sale at the Front of House booth, and we offer the following passes*:
1-day pass: $10 (any single day pass)
2-day pass: $15 (Saturday and Sunday pass)
3-day pass: $25 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday pass)
4-day pass: $30 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday pass)
5-day pass: $35 (full event pass)
Programs: $8 each*
Dance Off pass: $8 (Dance Off proceeds will be donated to this year's charity Little Warriors. Participating dancers are free)
Adjudications & Awards:
This year we are again offering Video-Judge adjudication to all the routines registered for our events. This means each number will receive a thorough feedback from the judges through recorded live comments, aside from their marks and medals. Each studio will receive a link to a folder with the recordings pertinent to their routines.
The on-stage adjudication with the judges is scheduled every 2 to 4 categories. Each category will receive their own awards, regardless of the number of categories in each adjudication session.
We have added extra 1st place awards in some categories to ensure junior or younger dancers are acknowledged. The adjudicators have all been briefed on this and are aware that each routine is judged accordingly to age, level, and discipline. There are some categories with mixed disciplines and each routine will be adjudicated accordingly.
This year we are again fully separating the Non-Accelerated dancers from the Accelerated and Accelerated Elite dancers, therefore the Dance Off has two divisions: Non-Accelerated and Accelerated / Elite.
Showtime’s mission is to be inclusive and embrace dancers from different levels and styles. The top 5 groups in each division will qualify for the Dance Off. After 12:00 noon on Sunday, a group that had qualified, can no longer be “bumped” from the leaderboard. After 12:00. Additional groups can continue to qualify in both divisions, if their marks are higher than the lowest mark on the leaderboard.
Videos & Photos:
Videos and photos are not allowed during the show. We have professional videographers and photographers from Nyshe Media, that will be covering the entire event, and the photos and videos will be available on their website: www.nyshemedia.com/showtime.
Props & Backstage area:
The backstage area is reserved for the dancers and teachers/studio directors that are performing next in the schedule. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping the backstage area clear and quiet. Loading in and out of props should be done according to the venue rules. Please look for our onsite manager and ask for assistance.
We wish you an amazing event. Good luck and we look forward to seeing you soon!