For the last 35 years, Showbiz National Talent has taken pride in putting our dance families first and that includes the health and safety of all of our participants. We continue to diligently monitor each state’s government policy and will follow all CDC protocols set in place. We have been and will continue to work closely with our venue and hotel affiliates. Keep in mind, the practices below might not reflect all the efforts Showbiz National Talent, PrimeTime Dance, and the venues are taking. These safety measures we have implemented, coupled with your help and personal responsibility, will help provide the safety and comfort necessary to best provide a successful and safe event. Decisions for each competition will be made in real time and information will be sent to you prior to your attendance. Thank you for your continued support, understanding and cooperation.
All events in 2022 will be held under one of these options:
Showbiz and PrimeTime are planning to host all scheduled events, in person, for the upcoming season. We will be working with each venue and the restrictions in place with each respective event city. We will be implementing guidelines to ensure the safety and health of all attending.
All in-person events will be be held under these scheduled options:
A) NORMAL SCHEDULE
Showbiz and PrimeTime will host “normal” scheduling at all events if the current guidelines and restrictions allow.
B) STUDIO BLOCK SCHEDULE
Each studio will have its own block time to complete all routines within a certain amount of time. In rare cases, some studios may be paired together as long as all social distancing and safety measures can be taken.
Any person involved that has flu-like symptoms should not attend the event. Be smart and responsible. If you are coughing, have a fever, are experiencing unusual fatigue, then do the best thing for you and others and stay at home and watch the event on our live website link. While we love to see family members and friends, the health and safety of all involved must come first.
Face covering requirements are based on each venue's restrictions and requirements. This will be communicated to you in the Welcome Packet prior to each event. We do encourage a face covering to be worn inside at all times for our spectators until further notice. Please wear a mask covering that is compliant with the CDC guidelines and protocols, especially in the lobby and common areas. No scarves or bandannas please.
Our Showbiz staff will receive temperature checks every day. We encourage studio owners to check the temperature of their dancers and teachers each morning and confirm with parents that their dancers are in good health.
Per the guidelines set in place by each respective state, we will comply with the total number of dancers and attendees that are able to be in the building at one time, which comes in addition to the staff of the venue and our company. We will in no way meet or exceed the maximum number of attendees. The restrictions, if any, that we collectively will all be under will be reflected when you receive your schedule, along with other important information. Social distancing should continue, when possible.
Our Marley floor will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day. Our backstage area and merchandise area will also be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.
Hand Washing & Sanitizer
All attendees should wash their hands multiple times throughout the day. The CDC recommends this as one of the best practices to avoid transmission of the virus. We will have hand sanitizer available backstage as well as at the Merchandise Boutique for anyone in need.
When possible, all attendees should also be equipped with hand sanitizer. We recommend applying hand sanitizer or washing hands and feet after competing.
Each hotel and venue has assured us they will have increased cleaning of all surfaces, handrails, door handles, elevators, etc. We will have a collective meeting with each venue prior to the event and a walk through with the venue each day before the event begins to ensure cleanliness.
No Cash Exchange
Our Merchandise Boutique will only be accepting credit cards and contactless forms of payment (ApplePay, etc.). No cash will be exchanged.
Live Stream of Competition
We encourage families, friends and dance fans to watch our FREE live stream of all competitions. This is available on our websites at https://.showbiztalent.com/live, https://primetimedance.com/live, and on the Showbiz and PrimeTime iOS and Android Apps.
At this time all award ceremonies are run in a "normal" fashion. All high point winners will receive a disinfected microphone for their interview.
Dancers will still be able to pick up their adjudication immediately after their number competes.
In other instances, dancers may have to sit in the audience and one representative will have to come onstage to receive their awards while wearing a mask. Some cities may only be able to livestream awards with staff only. In this instance, a studio representative should remain to collect all awards.
You will be notified of this protocol within your director’s note, along with other important information as this again will be based on capacity levels of each respective event.