Peterborough:  Event Information

Showplace Performance Centre; April 20 - 23, 2023


*Please make arrangements for props to be removed after your dances. There is no prop storage space available in the Theatre.

*Please use the Peterborough Inn & Suites Hotel changeroom space as much as possible to alleviate changeroom space in the Theatre.


  • ShowPlace Performance Centre, 290 George Street North, Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y8
  • The building will open 1 hour prior to the first performance of the day


  • approximately 30’ deep x 38’ wide


  • There is no parking directly linked to the ShowPlace Theatre.  The ShowPlace website has parking options listed:

  • Please leave adequate time for parking in the event lots are full.


  • Located off of Water St. (1 block east of George Street).  The dock loads directly onto the stage.  All large props can only be loaded right before a performance.  The dock is 18” above pavement, 94” high and 93” wide (with no centre post).


  • Please ensure you have adequate staff to prep your props for easy load-in and load-off the stage.  Heavy items should be on dollies to avoid scratching the dance floor.  Props can be pre-assembled in the loading dock and then wheeled onto the stage.  We want to keep to our time-schedule so dancers are dancing as scheduled.
  • Props must be removed immediately after performances as there is no prop storage space backstage.
  • All smaller props must be brough in the front doors (back doors will be locked for the safety of the dancers).
  • Only bring in props during the break before your performance and remove them once you are done.

Thank you everyone for your combined efforts as we know this takes a lot of time and coordination!!


  • **Dressing room space is LIMITED and is for everyone to Share**  Dancers should come prepared (with make-up done) so unnecessary time is not spent in these rooms.  Once they are done performing, it would be helpful if dancers removed their items to make room for new performers.

  • We do not assign the rooms as it is more efficient for everyone to find free space.  Please do not “claim” a room for your Studio and remain respectful of all participants' needs to change. 

  • Two rooms at the Peterborough Inn & Suites Hotel have been rented for additional dressing room space. The Peterborough Inn is a 30sec walk from the Theatre at 312 George St. N.  This is a great place for dancers who do not have quick changes and is highly encouraged to alleviate the congestion in the Theatre Change Rooms.

  • As a reminder – it is not appropriate for males to be in the girls’ dressing areas.  They will have their own assigned dressing room which can be accessed from backstage on the side of Stage Right. 


  • The main dressing room area will be split for rehearsal.
  • This area is very limited and we thank you in advance for sharing.


  • Our Shine Shop will be in full operation to get your Shine Dance Merchandise.  Please note that we will be accepting only credit or debit cards -- we will not be accepting cash.


Hotel Name: Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront

For Dates: April 20 – 23: ShowPlace Performance Centre, Peterborough

Block Booking Under

Shine Dance Competitions

To make reservations click HERE

Address (See map) 150 George Street, Peterborough, ON K9J 3G5
Phone (705) 743-1144
E-mail See website
Rate $155 a night (applicable taxes not included)
Parking Parking Fee is waived – please register your vehicle upon check-in.
Group Booking Ends March 19th, 2023
Cancellation Date Reservations can be canceled without penalty if notice is given at least 72 hours prior to arrival.
Check-In/Out Check-in: 4:00pm / Check-out: 11:00am
Website Click here
Restaurant on site? Yes
Pool? Yes, open intermittently (indoor-outdoor pool)
Distance From Venue Approximately 6 minutes walk
Team Conduct

Accommodation Rules & Guidelines:

The Group and the Hotel will work together to ensure that the Group’s stay is successful; but not at the expense of major damage to the Hotel property or disturbance of other Hotel guests.

1. Direct and responsible supervision is to be provided at all times

2. Absolutely no playing of any sport is allowed in the hallways and no mini sticks are permitted in the hotel

3. All bedroom doors are to be closed after 10pm and hallways are not to be occupied as hospitality areas. Due to Ontario Liquor laws the hallways are deemed public areas and alcohol is not permitted.

4. Furniture is not to be removed from any guestrooms

5. Any damages caused to individual guestrooms will be charged to the credit card number guaranteeing that room. Cost to be determined by the General Manager of the hotel.

6. We strongly recommend that equipement not be left on the balconies.

7. The contact person as signed below will be notified should any member of the team not cooperate with the above guidelines. It is his/her responsibility to ensure their team member are aware of and are responsible to comply with the outlined guidelines.

8. To make a reservation in our restaurant, please see our restaurant staff or call 705-740-6564. Please note that kids do not eat free when staying in discounted room blocks.



  • Programs will be made available for download, free of charge, through our website approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. 
  • Programs will not be sold at the event.
  • We may run up to 15min early from the scheduled times. 


  • Every dancer receives a custom Shine Awards Pin to display your ribbons on your Team Jacket! We’ve got one per dancer, so please make sure you pick it up at the Shine Shop.


  • This event will have a live stream available through our website
  • A code to watch will be provided soon


  • We are very excited to continue our annual Food Drive where all proceeds are donated to a local food bank.  To date, we have collectively raised 22,160 lbs of food!!
  • Please remind your dancers to bring at least 2 items of non-perishable food for our drive.


  • As a reminder, your entry fees now include all your Studio's photos and videos!
  • Media will be available approximately 1 week after the event.


  • In an effort to keep your studio’s identity from the judges during performances, we ask that you please cover your studio logo when placing props on the stage. 
  • Your dancers are certainly encouraged to wear their studio attire during awards ceremonies.
  • Your costume should not contain your Studio Name*


  • Substances which alter the condition of the stage, and may affect the dancing surface for other competitors are prohibited (e.g. tossing sparkles, baby powder, water/liquid, body paint, etc.).  If it cannot be easily swept off the stage quickly, it should not be put on the stage.
  • If the stage is littered after your performance (ex: feathers, paper etc.). you must be ready for immediate removal of the items. We will have a flat broom backstage.
  • Helium balloons are not to be released on-stage as it is costly to get them down and they may pop during another performance if left on the ceiling. They may be used if they are on a weight and not released.
    • Released balloons may result in a deduction or the routine being ‘adjudicated only’


Mike Glenney

Mike started dancing at the age of 6 and realized his love of the art shortly thereafter. Throughout his career, Mike has trained intensively in tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, ballet and partnering as well as performing in musical theatre and modern.

Mike was the World Tap Dance Champion in the “Battle of the Feet” in both 2016 and 2018 before judging the event in 2019. Along with his title wins, he won a total of 12 medals in his appearances at the World Tap Dance Championships in Germany. He then returned to teach master classes and judge at the event. Mike is proud to have trained and choreographed for the “Canadian National Tap Team” (IDO and World Performers), the “German National Dance Teams” (Tap, Jazz), and the “Italian National Tap Team”. His students have seen remarkable success at world-level events, with highlights including Silver medals at the “Commonwealth Dance Cup” in South Africa, and Gold medals at the German and Italian National Tap Championships, “World Dance Cup” and “World Tap Dance Championships”.

Mike began teaching dance in 2009. He then continued on to spend two years dancing aboard the “Disney Dream” and “Fantasy” cruise ships, before returning home to reignite his teaching career, though it never stopped him from sharing his love of performing. Mike was a founding member of Everett Smith’s tap company “Bringing Tap Back” (where he also had the chance to showcase his choreography), and has performed with Shawn Byfield’s “Funk Factory” and Suzy Guarino-Hall’s “Tap 24.7”, in addition to creating work for the “Detroit Tap Repertory”. Other projects have included: “The Miss America Pageant”, the “Humber River Hospital Benefit”, “Southlake Hospital Gala”, featured performances for “McDonald’s Canada” and “Delta Hotels International”, and a guest solo performance with the “True Jive Pluckers” and the “Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra”.

In early 2020, as the world learned the true meaning of the word “Pivot”, Mike quickly transitioned his company “Music in Motion” to offer free online tap training with both himself and renowned guest teachers from around the world. His classes reached dancers from over 70 countries, totalling well over 200,000 views, and more than 30,000 hours of viewing time.

Mike is proud to have become a sought-after performer, instructor, choreographer, and adjudicator throughout Canada and beyond. Mike cherishes his time spent encouraging and inspiring his students and imbuing them with the same love of dance and performance that has him shuffling down the street.

Ashley Peter

Ashley Peter is a New York City based freelance performer, educator, choreographer, adjudicator and director. She has choreographed and taught at studios all over the tri-state area, Florida and Canada. She has been on staff with Universal Dance Association, DivaDanceNYC and Polish Your Passion. She has been assistant staff at the prestigious Broadway Theatre Project (founded by Ann Reinking) and The Jimmy Awards (The National High School Musical Theater Awards). She has choreographed for Flash Mob America, the OMMA Awards, Florida Dance Masters and singer/songwriter Joey Contreras.

Ashley is passionate about teaching and the education of young dancers and travels all over as an adjudicator, teacher and director for dance competitions such as Starquest International, Beyond the Stars, Breakout Dance Competition, Impact Dance Adjudicators and Step Up 2 Dance. Ashley is a program director and lead instructor for American Dance Training Camp’s multiple locations across the US.

Ashley has performed with Pittsburgh Musical Theater, RWS & Associates, The Walt Disney Company, the NYC Jazz Dance Festival and the Brooklyn based contemporary dance company UrbanHumans. She has done national industrials, original Broadway workshops, and off-Broadway shows & festivals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Point Park University with a minor in journalism & mass communications.

Sarah Rorabeck

CAEA, ABATD, Adv. Dip MT-Performance, PAA, ADA
Voted Best Dance Instructor (Diamond and Platinum Winner - Oshawa/Whitby)

Sarah Rorabeck has over 15 years of experience educating children and adults in dance. As a teacher who still works with recreational, part-time and full-time competitive students, she is well versed and teaches in all genres, and specializes in Tap, Musical Theatre and Jazz. Currently, Sarah works full-time choreographing award-winning competitive pieces and putting students through their BATD dance examinations.

Sarah Rorabeck is a graduate, with honours, of Sheridan’s prestigious Music Theatre Performance program, where she extensively studied dance, vocal and acting. She holds her Associate level Teacher’s Membership in the BATD in both tap and jazz, and is an accredited adjudicator through Judge Alliance’s PAA program. She is a founding member of the Acro Dance Adjudicators (ADA), where she became a certified Acro and Dance Adjudicator. She continues to broaden her knowledge by studying Rebecca Davies’ Radar technique and taking professional level classes at studios and summits.

Sarah is a member of the CAEA and has performed professionally in musicals like Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Anne of Green Gables (& many more), around Canada, with some film and television work thrown in the mix. She’s even been photographed by world-renowned dance-photographer, Jordan Matter (Dancers Among Us).

Sarah is very passionate about dance education and has won several ‘Best Choreography’ awards at regional, national and international levels. She strongly believes dance teaches such incredible life lessons, and she is thrilled to be able to pass on her knowledge to today’s brave and passionate dancers.

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