A Destination Competition Like No Other!
Limited Enrollment For A Guaranteed Day Of Fun In The Park!
All Competitions Are Open To School, Studio and Community Teams
Qualifying As A Soloist
Any soloist who receives a 1st-3rd placement at Virtual, Regional or State competitions, the year prior, will automatically qualify to compete at Nationals. For Varsity soloists, if you are recognized as a Top Solo Finalist, you automatically qualify to compete at Nationals.
What does that mean? It means that you do not have to compete on Friday during the Solo Pre-Qualification round and you pay the reduced Pre-Qualification Entry Fee price. You automatically qualify to compete for a National title!
If you do not meet the above requirements, then you can still participate however you must compete on Friday in the Solo Pre-Qualification round. Only the top soloists in each age bracket go on to compete on Saturday for a National title.
SOLO PRE-QUALIFICATION LOCATION
Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Sea World
11605 State Hwy 151 San Antonio Tx 78251
Ballroom/Performance Space Details
Alamo/Concepcion Performance space will be approximately 3,000SF which is about 1/3 the size of a high school basketball court. The Friday evening performances will be on a carpeted floor.
Spectator Information for Solo Pre-Qualifications
Due to limited space only directors, team & spectators from the current performing group will be allowed in the ballroom performance area. Please plan to exit after performance.
Please check in at least 20 minutes prior to performance time.
There is no charge for Friday evening contest.
SOLO PRE-QUALIFICATION SCHEDULE
Schedule will become available no later than the Monday prior to the competition. It will be emailed to all participants and made available to through the registration portal, director info group and posted to our homepage.
Soloists need to check in at least 20 minutes prior to performance time. If you are traveling on Friday and have a time requirements, please let our office know immediately so that we can plan accordingly on the schedule.
Solo Pre-Qualifications will begin at 6:30pm
FRIDAY, MARCH 24TH
6:30-9:30PM. SOLO PRE-QUALIFICATIONS
7:15-9:30PM DIRECTOR/SPECTATOR NATIONALS PRE-CHECK IN
NEED A HOTEL?
BOOK IT HERE FOR A REDUCED RATE!
Danceline USA is now partnered with Lucid Travel to provide you with the best rates on hotel rooms for each competition location. Directors, Parents or Spectators can book their hotel needs directly through the link!
Simply click the link below and select the Competition location needed. It will automtically pull the best rates from area hotels for you!
SEAWORLD ADMISSION & PARKING
Sea World Parking is free to those who pick up tickets on Friday and have tickets to enter parking. If guests arrive on Saturday morning and do not already have tickets when entering parking are will have to pay for their parking.
TICKETS ORDERED THROUGH DIRECTOR: Tickets for Dancers, Directors and Parents who pay with one school or booster check are $55. Deadline for ordering these tickets is March 1st.
TICKETS PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY: For those purchasing tickets separately is $69 per person online via credit/debit card. Deadline for purchasing is March 10.
COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS: Each school/studio entering at least 1 team or officer routine will receive 2 complimentary director tickets to park if registered and paid in full by Mar 1st. Complimentary tickets will not be available after March 1st.
SEASON PASSES: If someone wants to purchase their own Sea World Park ticket or has season passes, they cannot enter park until general opening and will have to purchase a ticket to Danceline Nationals for $15 to be able to enter the competition area..
Children ages 2 and under are FREE.
Each dancer, director, spectator, bus driver and anyone entering the park to attend the Nationals Competition MUST purchase a ticket through Danceline in order to have the early access to the park at 7:30AM. These tickets are exclusively priced at a discounted rate and include a catered lunch at Ports Of Call.
All contest fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to another Danceline USA event. Entry fees, Registration and Media Submissions should be received no later than 3 weeks prior to competition date. Entry fees received after competition deadline will be charged a $200 late fee. If payment has not been received on contest day performers may not be eligible for awards. Substitutions for performers can be made at no additional charge. Please notify our office if substitutions are necessary.
REQUEST AN INVOICE
All competition invoices can be accessed through the registration portal, however, should you need an edit, change or have a special request concerning your invoice, please contact our Accounts Manager, Rhonda at firstname.lastname@example.org
All competition balances can be paid online with credit/debit card through the registration portal. Only School Institutions may pay competition fees with a check.
We do not accept Purchase Orders or Personal Checks.
All checks can be made to: Danceline
Mail Checks to: Danceline, PO Box 2567, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
There are no cancellation refunds once the 10-day countdown before event begins. A partial credit may be offered on a case by case basis.
If Danceline cancels a contest, a full refund will be issued within 30 days or less or a full credit may be given.
In the event of an unforeseen natural disaster or involuntary cancellation of the contest date or location, a full credit will be issued to use at another Danceline event in the next two years.
Upon registration, directors will be invited to a private group on this website where updates, information and reminders will be made available. It is highly recommended that directors download the app in order to get notifications on their smart device.
The following documents will be available through the group:
Contest Site Profile
DANCELINE USA ACCIDENT WAIVER
Directors and Independent Soloists will be required to submit our Accident Waiver prior to competing. Failure to do so will prevent performer from participating. The link to this form will be sent in the welcome group.
SEAWORLD ACCIDENT WAIVER
Every person entering the SeaWorld Theme Park is required to complete the SeaWorld Accident Form and turn it in upon arrival. Due to the park opening the gates to our group prior to general admission, this form is required by the park management. Danceline USA is not responsible for ensuring that this form is completed by every individual and refunds will not be made should denial into the park come as a result of an individual not having this form.
Q. Do we have to qualify for this competiton before signing up?
A. No. This competition is open for all that wish to compete. The only qualifications are for solos.
Q. Is the hotel included in our fees?
A. No. There are suggested hotels with group rates available. You can see that information below. It is the directors responsiblity to book hotel for your team.
Q. As a spectator, why do I have to arrive at 7:30am the day of Nationals?
A. SeaWorld staff open the theme park early for our special event BEFORE the public is allowed accessed. Anyone that shows up after our special entry time will have to wait until the park opens at it's normal times.
Q. Do I have to pay for children?
A. Children 2 years and under are free. Children ages 3+ must have a purchased ticket.
Q. How much is the parking fee for school buses?
A. School buses do not have a parking fee as it is free of charge.
PERFORMANCE AREA DETAILS
All performances will take place on the Sea World Nautilus Stage. It is a large covered black wooden stage. There will be a black curtain background with black side curtains will be used for team entrances and exits. Performers are welcome to use this wing area for performance entrances and exits but note that there is one on each side only and no entrances or exits may come from the back due to safety restrictions per the parks request. It is imporant to note that backstage cross overs are strictly prohibited per the parks request.
ENTRANCE AND EXIT
The dancers will enter from back stage left and exit back stage right.