May 20, 2020
TO OUR DANCE FAMILY,
It’s been over two months now since we all began to feel the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on our lives and businesses. Sadly, since that time, we’ve all borne witness to how this insidious virus is impacting our families, our communities and our very way of life. What we’re facing is daunting, but we continue to be heartened by the united stance and unselfishness that so many individuals continue to take on the frontlines of this pandemic. All of those who continue to provide aid to those in need of medical attention, housing, food and other necessities of life continue to be the true heroes. We also recognize the positive steps each of the states continue to make as they have the daunting task of balancing the health and well being of their citizens against the impact COVID-19 has made on our economy. Although these are trying times for us all, we remain optimistic that the dance world and all of society will thrive again very soon.
Today, we want to let you know how we’re focused on providing safe and alternative options for our dancers and dance families as we all move forward together. First, we have worked hard with venues across the country to reschedule all of our events that were unable to move forward as a result of COVID-19. For any dancer or studio looking to participate in an event later this summer or early fall, please review our revised 2020 dates. Second, we have developed a Virtual Competition for all dancers and studios across the country to participate in without traveling. This truly will be a National Competition as it will allow dancers from all cities and states to compete against each other. These competitions will be offered on various dates throughout the summer and fall and will be open to all studios and dancers looking to participate, while space remains. Please review details of our Virtual Competitions as well as our Showbiz Virtual Solo Showdown on our website, which is coming soon! Finally, we look forward to 2021 with the recent unveiling of our complete 2021 schedule. With 37 events for Showbiz, 13 events for PrimeTime, and 3 National Finals, we look forward to a safe and healthy 2021 for dance and inspiring competition for all levels and ages. And once again, all Media Packages will be FREE - so rest assured all of the photos and video from each of your routines will be yours following the event.
All of our dancers and dance families continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We honestly can't wait to see each of you again soon at a Showbiz event and get back to all of the smiles, laughter and joy that comes along with seeing young dancers turn all of their hard work and dedication into a brilliant performance on the Showbiz stage!
Continue to be safe and well,
The Showbiz Family