Kingston:  Event Information

St. Lawrence College; May 25-28, 2023



  • St. Lawrence College, 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 5A6
  • Use the "MAIN ENTRANCE" to enter the building -- P1 parking.


  • approximately 32’ deep x 40’ wide; wings are approximately 8-12 feet wide.
  • *A professional raised stage will be built and installed in the gym. An Adagio floor appropriate for Tap will be laid.


  • Props can be loaded in through the athletics roll-up garage situated at Door E46.  There is enough space to unload all your props at once and arrange them neatly out of the way of the dancers.
  • The access to the Loading Dock doors are a little hidden and it’s not signed well on the campus.  Leave extra time to find it in case you miss the entrance.
    • Enter the college parking lot off country club drive,
    • Follow the parking lot past the residence, and past the athletics centre, where the door will be on the right.
    • This path in indicated on the map.
    • The door is labelled “E46”
  • We have been granted privileges to use the loading dock door -- and must not leave it open when not in use.  Thank You.


  • There is onsite parking available around the college. Daily permits for Thursday and Friday can be purchased through:
  • ***All vehicles must be registered electronically for parking Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.. No exceptions.

Please note:

      • If you do not have the Honk app on your phone, Honk stations will be available inside the main entrance for quick and easy use and payment.
      • The pay stations as you enter the parking lots are out of service until further notice as a health and safety measure as they cannot be cleaned after every use.
      • Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday.


  • 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.

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


  • All Studios will be in one dressing room. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with regards to sharing this space.
  • To avoid congestion:
    • Have hair/make-up done.
    • please vacate when the room is not needed.
    • The room is carpeted.  If the College feels we are not keeping it clean and respecting the space, we will not be allowed to rent the space in the future.


  • An area will be designated as rehearsal for all dancers to share.


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


  • Various options will be available daily (examples: Tim Hortons, Pita Pit, "the Grill" (sandwiches), on-site restaurant "St. Larry's".


Hotel Name: Courtyard by Marriott Kingston Highway 401/Division Street

For Dates: May 25 - 28: St. Lawrence College, Kingston

Block Booking Under

Shine Dance

To make reservations click HERE

(See map)
103 Dalton Avenue, Kingston, Ontario K7K 0C4
Phone Please make reservations HERE
E-mail See website

For rooms with 1 King Bed: $170 a night (applicable taxes not included)

For rooms with 2 Queen Beds:

  • For the nights of May 24th and 25th: $180 a night (applicable taxes not included)
  • For the nights of May 26th and 27th: $215 a night (applicable taxes not included)
Parking Free Parking
Group Booking Ends April 17th, 2023
Cancellation Policy

Reservations can be canceled without penalty up to 48 hours prior to arrival.

Reservations cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival are subject to 100% of the total lost guest room revenue and applicable taxes.

Reservations changed from 2 nights to 1 night are subject to 100% of the total lost guest room revenue and applicable taxes if inside 48 hour window.

Check-In/Out Check-in: 3:00pm / Check-out: 12:00pm
Website Click here
Restaurant on Site? Bistro offering snacks and light fare only
Pool? Yes, subject to availability
Distance From Venue 12 minutes drive
Team Conduct At Courtyard Kingston Highway 401/Division Street we ask that groups coming into the hotel abide by the following guidelines:
• A maximum of five (5) registered occupants are allowed in the guest room.
• Any type of horseplay or sporting activity in the lobby, halls, guest rooms or any other public area of the hotel at any time are prohibited.
• Guest room doors must remain closed at all times, in keeping with fire regulations.
• There is a 9pm room curfew for all unsupervised youth (under 14), which restricts them from all public areas and hallways without adult supervision.
• All noise must be kept to a minimum at all times. Guests who do not comply with this request will be warned and repeat offenders will be asked to leave the hotel without refund and any deposits placed will be forfeited. The registered guest of the noisy room will be held responsible for any compensation that needs to be provided to other guests as a result of the disruptions caused from the noisy rooms.
• Consumption of alcohol is confined to the premises of hotel registries. Consumption of alcohol in any public areas of the hotel not governed by a liquor license is prohibited in accordance with Ontario Liquor laws. These areas include hallways, lobby and exterior areas of hotel.
• Those not complying with the above conditions will be subject to eviction, without refund of the room deposit, at the hotel Duty Manager’s discretion.
• The hotel holds the right to call upon local authorities to enforce these policies and any other incidents that may require their attention.



  • 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’


Melissa Bartrem

Melissa Bartrem is a dance artist, choreographer, educator, and scholar from Toronto, Canada. Melissa’s international credits include stage appearances in Brazil with the Tihany Spectacular, South America’s largest Circus, Showtime! with Casino Figueria Da Foz, Portugal, and on the high seas with Princess Cruises. Her countless appearances in live events include performances as a Toronto Argonauts cheerleader, Brazilian Carnival Samba Dancer, Divas Las Vegas Live at Casino Rama to industrials representing brands and companies such as Red Bull and the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Melissa continues to appear in principal roles in film, television, and commercials.

Melissa is a doctoral candidate (Ed.D) in Dance Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Her research interests include holistic, student-centred learning and other pedagogical practices that promote inclusion in dance spaces. These interests emerged out of an undergraduate degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from The University of Toronto and a master’s degree in Dance Education, accredited though The University of Surrey, England. Melissa is currently on faculty at The University of Toronto where she teaches Curriculum and Teaching in Dance and Drama in the Master of Teaching program. She is also on faculty at Centennial College where she teaches Commercial Dance, Interdisciplinary Ensemble and Movement Technique within the Performing Arts and Theatre Arts departments. She is also appointed as an academic tutor for the RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies program, mentoring dance teachers beginning their careers in education. Melissa has collaborated, adjudicated, taught, and choreographed for world-wide arts organizations in England, South Africa, and China, in addition to presenting her in-practice research at arts and education conferences, including the World Conference in Dance Research in Athens, Greece, Dance Science and Somatics Educators conference hosted by Central Washington University and the Canadian Association of Theatre Research.

Melissa has worked in both private sector studios with recreational and competitive students of all ages and levels, and in K-12 schools as a guest artist. She holds a variety of professional dance teaching certifications and is in-demand as a competitive dance adjudicator and choreographer. Melissa is a fully certified member of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD). She holds memberships with the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), The International Dance Council (CID) and Healthy Dancer Canada. Her continuing education includes training and certifications with various organizations such as canfitpro, Paula Morgan Dance, Stott Pilates, Street Dance Canada, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, Above Barre, Alixa Flexibility, the International Academy of Dance Adjudicators, and the Acro Dance Adjudicators certification, just to name a few.

Melissa is known for her infectious love of dance and looks forward to continuing to share her passion for the performing arts.

Sarah Cherewko

Sarah's passion for dance is clear and quite contagious. She brings an unmatched enthusiasm to her work as a dance educator and leads by example with authenticity and vulnerability.

Originally from Calgary, AB, Sarah trained extensively in RAD and Cecchetti ballet, Al Gilbert tap, ADAPT tap and jazz, lyrical, modern, acro, contemporary, musical theater and hip hop while dancing competitively until the age of seventeen. Throughout her youth as part of a non-profit touring performance company, she had had the opportunity to perform in England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Morocco and at 18, signed her first of many contracts as a dancer with Carnival Cruise Lines. After moving to Montreal in 2011, her passion for teaching grew stronger and she transitioned out of performing and began working exclusively as a teacher, choreographer and competitive adjudicator. Sarah's goal as an educator and adjudicator is to help dancers foster faith in their creativity and confidence in their uniqueness.

As a certified Acrobatic Arts teacher, Sarah prides herself on providing a safe, fun and positive class environment where students can feel comfortable to explore movement, technique and experience vulnerability and personal growth. Sarah, now an accomplished teacher with twenty plus years of experience teaching ballet, jazz, acro, lyrical and musical theatre is an award winning and high score choreographer, an adjudicator at several Canadian dance competitions and in her free time is studying to become a youth counsellor.

"They say dance like nobody's watching. I think that implies that we are afraid or ashamed to dance in front of people. I say dance like everybody is watching, dance like your children are watching, your ancestors, your family. Dance for those who are hurting, those who can't dance, those who lost loved ones, and for those that suffer injustices throughout the world. Let every step be a prayer for humanity!" -Supaman

Bailey Woodman

Bailey Woodman is an accomplished dance artist from Toronto, Ontario where she started dancing at the age of 3.

Bailey has been privileged to work professionally on stage, television and in film around the world. Her professional career began at age sixteen as a dancer at Canada’s Wonderland. From there, she performed on Royal Caribbean as an original cast member where she met her mentor, Genevieve Dorion-Coupal. Since then, she has been a part of two original casts with Cirque Du Soleil; SAND and Tout Écartille. Bailey has also collaborated with The 7 Fingers on two original shows. Most recently, Bailey became the Resident Director with The 7 Fingers where she is responsible for teaching and casting, Ships In The Night.

Some of Bailey’s other credits include: Canada’s 150th Celebration on Parliament Hill, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Chateurs Masqués, Veronic Voices (European Tour), Untitled DanceShowPartyThing (dir. Tony-nominated Sam Pinkelton), Invictus Games Closing Ceremonies (dance captain), Lip Sync Battle: Face a Face and La Voix to name a few.

Bailey’s masterclasses and choreography have taken her all across Canada fostering the next generation of dancers. Bailey is an Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Dance, a certified level two adjudicator with Canadian Dance Leadership and an Acro Dance adjudicator with Acrobatic Arts. Bailey also holds certifications with CanFit Pro and Canadian Yoga Alliance.

Bailey inspires through her never-ending supply of positive energy and passion for
storytelling. IG: @baileywoodman

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