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2023's Edition of the Super Weekender will take place at the at one of the UK's top exhibition centres, the NEC. This year will include several incredible dance arenas:
all dance styles welcome
minimum performers: 15
performer tickets: from £25*
All dancers must purchase a performer ticket to secure their place on the Showcase Stage. This must be completed no later than 6 weeks prior to the event. All performer tickets are £25. This provides access to the event and your registration to perform on the Showcase Stage.
Dance classes in The Super Weekender Workshop Arena are booked separately and cost £7.50 per class.
The principal of the dance school will receive a complimentary ticket for the event (one per dance school). Chaperone tickets will be issued free of charge in line with the following ratios:
• 1 Ticket per 12 children for 12-16 year olds*
• 1 Ticket per 8 children for 5-12 year olds*
Only chaperones listed on the chaperone register in advance of the event will receive a chaperone wristband and be allowed backstage on the day of the event.
No changes will be allowed on the day of the event. Complimentary tickets will only be allocated once the ratio of performer tickets has been met.
A £100 deposit is required to secure your place in a Chance2Dance event. This is refundable on successful completion of the event, which includes bringing the minimum number of performers.
Dancers should arrive at the venue with any detailed hair and make-up already done. Your dance school will be given access to a changing area 15 minutes prior to your performance and up to 15 minutes after your performance. Dancers should be ready at the side of stage at least 5 minutes prior to your allocated time. There will be no announcements to tell dancers to go backstage; it is the responsibility of the dance school to inform their dancers of all timings they need to know. A full running order will be sent to the dance school in advance.
Any belongings can be left in changing rooms during your performance but must be taken with you before and after. There will be no allocated spaces for you to leave any bags during the day when you are not performing. CHANCE2DANCE cannot take any responsibility for any belongings left on site at any time. There will be security in the backstage area, but we would suggest that you ask a chaperone to stay in your changing room whilst your dancers are on stage.
Back-to-back performances will take place on the Showcase Stage throughout the weekend. Exact performance times will be sent out around 2 weeks prior to the event.
You may indicate which day you would prefer to attend, be performance times will be allocated at our discretion, so your dancers should be available for the whole day.
There will be NO wings at the side of stage. There will be a back cloth and dancers will be able to move from one side of the stage to the other behind this if absolutely necessary, but we would advise that this is kept to a minimum as it will involve going down some stairs.
There will be an entrance/exit at the back corners of the stage. Dancers will be expected to enter on stage left and exit stage right, unless choreographed otherwise.
12m wide x 9m deep
We want you to have as much flexibility as possible with your costumes, but we would ask you to remember that you will be performing to a family audience so costumes should be suitable for all ages.
There will only be a limited amount of space at the back of stage for quick costume adjustments and shoe changes if necessary, but full costume changes are not permitted at the back of stage due to this being a holding area for other dance schools.
Due to the large number of performers and performances, we must limit the use of props. We must be made aware of any large props well in advance of the event by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any scenery items larger than 3ft by 3ft must be cleared by our production team prior to the event and must be treated with ‘fire check’ according to health & safety regulations.
Hand held props will be allowed on the day, but a chaperone should be available at the back of stage to collect any hand-held props from the performers throughout the routine. The use of any props or substances that may hinder the safety of the stage (e.g. glitter, feathers, etc) is prohibited without prior consent from Chance2Dance.
#LICENCING & CHAPERONES
The number of performance slots is based on the number of dancers taking part in the show.
The maximum length per individual performance slot is 4 minutes. If you are doing more than one performance piece, you can choose to perform them backto-back (e.g. if there are difference dancers in each piece) or spread out throughout the day
Dancers can perform in one or all of your performances based on your preference. Please note that there must be a minimum of 15 dancers in each performance piece. We would advise that the stage can accommodate a maximum of 45 dancers at a time, but this will depend on the type of dance your are performing and your spacing, etc.
We would recommend that you determine the maximum number of dancers you can fit on the stage based on the dimensions of the stage. We welcome all styles of dance and all ages and abilities. It is the variety of performances that we pride ourselves on and keep the shows interesting and exciting.
#frequently asked questions
We've gathered answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about The Super Weekender 2023. Whether you're a dancer, a parent, or an educator, we aim to provide you with the information you need to make the most of your dance experience.
What is The Super Weekender?
From amazing workshops and exhibits to once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to perform & showcase your talent, The Super Weekender is the ultimate dance experience!
What's unique about this dance exhibition?
At The Super Weekender, we're committed to hosting the ultimate dance exhibition! This means bringing together 15,000 dancers, performers and spectators from all corners of the country for a spectacular showcase of talent, creativity, and passion.
The dance exhibition at The Super Weekender is an awe-inspiring event where dancers of various styles and skill levels take to the stage, thrilling audiences with their performances. From ballet to hip-hop, contemporary to jazz, expect to be dazzled by a diverse array of dance genres and breathtaking choreography.
In addition to the captivating performances, our dance exhibition offers an incredible opportunity for dancers to network with fellow artists, learn from industry experts, and gain exposure to talent scouts and professional dance companies. With masterclasses, workshops, and exclusive dance lessons led by industry professionals like Dane Bates, attendees can hone their skills and gain invaluable insights into the world of dance.
The Super Weekender's dance exhibition is not only a celebration of dance but also a testament to the incredible dedication, hard work, and talent of the dancers who grace our stage. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this amazing event that showcases the best of the UK's dance community!
I want to dance! Can I perform?
Absolutely! The Chance2Dance Showcase Arena is exclusively designed for dance schools to perform and share their passion for dance with others. This fantastic opportunity allows dance schools of all varieties and styles to take the stage, gain valuable experience, and connect with fellow dance enthusiasts in a supportive and inspiring environment.
To perform on the Chance2Dance Showcase Arena, dance schools must sign up for a performance slot in advance. Please note that there may be certain guidelines and time limits to ensure all participating dance schools have an opportunity to perform, so make sure to check the specific requirements for the Chance2Dance Showcase Arena.
Whether you're a small dance school or a larger institution, the Chance2Dance Showcase Arena is the perfect platform to showcase your students' talent and celebrate the joy of dance with others who share your passion. Don't miss this incredible opportunity for your dance school to shine, build confidence, and create lasting memories at our event!
What about dance classes and lessons?
Of course! The Super Weekender is offering a variety of dance classes in Birmingham's premier events arena, the NEC. Anyone spending the weekend with us will be able to take part in a range of dance classes, workshops and exclusive training, catering to dancers of all skill levels and styles.
With an exciting lineup of instructors and a dedicated dance stage, you'll have the chance to learn, grow, and have fun!
Whether you're into freestyle dance, hip hop or any other popular style, our dance classes are designed to accommodate everyone's interests, and you're sure to find a wealth of opportunities to broaden your dance horizons.
To participate in the dance classes, all you need is a workshop dance ticket. Your ticket grants you access to the classes (depending on whether you have a day or weekend pass), allowing you to join in on the fun and learn from some of the best instructors in the industry. Check our ticket shop for information on purchasing tickets and the schedule of dance classes available during the event.
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to enhance your dance skills, connect with fellow dancers, and create lasting memories!
Can I take part in a dance competition?
Absolutely! The Super Weekender is hosting a series of competitions across the whole weekend for dance schools, studios & colleges.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned dancer, these competitions offer a fantastic platform for showcasing your talent, honing your skills, and learning from others in the dance community.
If you'd like to participate, visit our competition page for detailed information on the registration process, competition rules, and guidelines. There, you will find everything you need to know about our various competition categories, age groups, and entry requirements.
Participating in a dance competition is a rewarding and exciting experience. Not only do you get the opportunity to perform on stage, but you also have the chance to receive valuable feedback from experienced judges, network with fellow dancers, and potentially be crowned the Super Weekender ultimate champion!
So, don't hesitate to join us and make the most of this incredible opportunity to showcase your passion for dance and challenge yourself in a supportive and inspiring environment!
Where is the Super Weekender Exhibition held?
The event is held at the NEC Birmingham, a premier exhibition center in the heart of the UK. This fantastic venue offers state-of-the-art facilities and ample space to accommodate the diverse range of activities and performances that take place during our event.
The NEC is conveniently located near major transport links, making it easily accessible for attendees from all over the country. With a multitude of parking options and its close proximity to Birmingham International Airport and train station, getting to and from the venue is a breeze.
Not only is the NEC Birmingham an exceptional space for our event, but it also offers a wide range of amenities, including dining options, shopping outlets, and comfortable accommodation in the surrounding area. Its impressive infrastructure and commitment to providing a memorable visitor experience make the NEC Birmingham the perfect location for our dance extravaganza.
We're confident that you'll have an amazing time at our event, and the array of facilities available will make sure you can enjoy The Super Weekender 2023 in the best way possible!