2017-2018 Workshop Rates
|Type||Early Bird||After Deadline|
Seniors (16 +)
Directors and Teachers
Additional Mini Observer
One Teacher Free
Two Teachers Free
Three Teachers Free
Four Teachers Free + One Night Host Hotel Free
Four Teachers Free + Two Night Host Hotel Free
• Velocity will credit appropriate room night / tax charges to your hotel master bill. Hotel reservations should be made through the host hotel under the studio director’s name for discount to apply.
• 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 Discounts
10% Off Workshop Fees
20% Off Workshop Fees
25% Off Workshop Fees
• Photocopies of valid College IDs must be attached to the registration form in order to obtain the above discount.
• Mini Ballroom consists of half- day classes on both Saturday and Sunday of the Convention.
• For each Mini Dancer registered for the Convention, one free Mini Observer Band will be given to the studio for the appropriate parent/guardian of the Mini Dancer. This band will only allow entrance to the Mini Ballroom, no exceptions.
• If additional Mini Observer Bands are requested, there is a $15.00 fee.
Directors and Teachers
• Registered Teachers may attend, take notes, or dance in any ballroom Friday-Sunday of the convention and may attend the teacher seminars.
• Teachers can use their discretion to place students in appropriate ballroom levels. However, scholarships will be auditioned by the students age as of January 1st.
• Only studio owners and directors can register students for an event. If you are coming as an independent, the studio owner or director must register you into our online registration system. We welcome independent dancers for workshops.
• All ages, Convention & Competition, are determined as of January 1st, 2018. (For example: Ages for October 2017 events will be as of January 1st 2018, and ages for March 2018 events will be as of January 1st 2018.)
• All registration and entry fees are non-refundable, no exceptions.
• All registration must be completed four weeks before the convention to receive the discounted rate. Please refer to the deadline dates posted next to the city in which you are attending.
• NEW | No competition entries will be confirmed unless payment has been received by the deadline. If competition entries have been entered into the system they will be deleted if not paid for by the 4 week deadline.
• 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 to pick up studio registration packets. All registered studios will receive a confirmation letter one week prior to the event to inform Studio Director’s of the weekend schedule.
• All registration must be completed on our online registration.
• 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.
NEW | Change Your Perspective
At Velocity Dance Convention, we are always striving to improve the experience that our attendees have. From dancers and parents to studio owners, it is important to us that you feel that you are getting your money’s worth during a Velocity weekend, as well as investing your time wisely.
We want to encourage you to Change Your Perspective on how your children/students take class in a convention setting. Last year we offered dancers from a few of our larger cities the opportunity to experience class in a setting with no observers. The results were fantastic! We discovered that closing classes to observers enabled the students to be less inhibited and more focused. This change promoted an atmosphere of concentration and learning and lead to a more fulfilling dance experience for many students. Best of all, we noted that no observers gave classes a little more room to spread out, allowing each dancer more space in which to work. This meant fewer injuries and a safer environment for everyone.
Velocity Dance Convention is pleased to announce that we will be extending this opportunity to all students in attendance this season! We will be closing our classes to observers for Junior, Teen, and Senior ballrooms in order to reap the benefits of a safer dance environment and greater focus for students and instructors.
Minis classes will be unaffected by this change. Open observation will still be permitted for Minis. One free Mini observer band will be provided for each student registered.
Parents – Velocity Dance Convention is also pleased to announce the continuation of a new program we have designed specifically for you. We invite you to Change Your Perspective, get inspired, and join Gina Pero for a selection of exciting and informative seminars covering topics such as tips to help your child build his or her confidence through dance. Gina will be offering these valuable seminars exclusively here at Velocity. Please check the weekend schedule for times and locations.
A FREE admission to these Parent Seminars will be given to one parent for each room booked at the host hotel. Please visit the Velocity registration booth to receive your wristband. If you are not staying with us at the host hotel but would like to purchase a wristband, they will be available at the Velocity registration booth for $30 and will cover the cost of admission to all seminars throughout the weekend.
Q: I’m concerned about the safety of my children. What does Velocity do to ensure the safety of the dancers, especially since parents will not be physically present for classes?
• No personal checks or Canadian checks 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, and Discover.
•If a dancer has moved dance studios, 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 dancers are not eligible to receive scholarships at a Velocity weekend.
Workshop and Competition Schedule
Velocity Dance Convention will email a convention & competition schedule to the studio owner or director, one week prior to the event date. This applies to studios registered before the deadline. The schedule will be posted online under each event city on our Tour Date page.
• Velocity Dance Convention wristbands must be worn by all teachers, students and mini observers 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.
• 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.
Security and Safety
• 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.
• 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 16 who are registered with Velocity Dance Convention must be accompanied by an adult of a legal age.