THEATRE

NOTES

  • The Museum has a ‘shoe policy’ whereby dancers must wear shoes when walking between the changerooms and the Theatre. This is done for the dancers’ safety and we appreciate your cooperation.
  • Please check back as we approach the competition for updates.

ADDRESS

  • Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC J8X 4H2
  • The building will open 1 hour prior to the first performance of the day

STAGE DIMENSIONS

  • approximately 29’ deep x 40’ wide. Max height for aerial rig: 20'

LOADING DOCK

  • There is a loading dock behind the theatre which can be accessed off Laurier Street. This is not a parking area – once you have finished loading/unloading, please move your truck.

PROPS

  • 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!!

PARKING

  • Pay parking is available at the Museum of Civilization from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.  www.historymuseum.ca/ 
  • There is additional parking on the streets around the Museum. Check for posted hours and rates.

DRESSING ROOMS

  • All dressing rooms will be assigned based on the room availability at the Museum.
  • The Boys dressing room and ‘Quick Change’ room will be backstage.
  • Some sessions will get very busy.  To avoid congestion:
    • Have hair/make-up done.
    • please vacate when the room is not needed.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation with regard to sharing the space.

SHINE SHOP

  • 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.

REHEARSAL AREA

  • Dancers may practice in the hallways outside the Ateliers (as long as no school programs are in progress) and outside the Theatre in the main lobby.

HOTEL

Hotel Name:  Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre Gatineau-Ottawa

For Dates: March 21 – 24: Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau

Block Booking Under

Shine Dance

To make reservations click HERE

Address
(See map)
35 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC  J8X 4E9
Phone Please make reservations HERE
E-mail See website
Rate

$169 a night (applicable taxes not included)

Additional $20 per extra adult for triple and quad occupancy

Parking $17/night plus tax
Group Booking Ends February 18th, 2024
Cancellation Date

A deposit of one night including taxes and fees will be required to secure your reservation.

Deposit is fully refundable if cancelled or changed 7 days or more prior to arrival.  In the event a reservation is cancelled or modified 7 days or less prior to arrival, deposit is forfeited and guest will have to pay for the stay in addition to deposit.

Check-In/Out Check-in: 4:00pm / Check-out: 12:00pm
Website Click here
Restaurant on Site? Yes – Breakfast only
Pool? Yes, open intermittently
Distance From Venue Directly across from the museum

 

Hotel Name: Best Western PLUS Gatineau Ottawa Hotel and Conference Centre

Block Booking Under

Shine Dance Competitions

To make reservations click HERE

Address
(See map)
131 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC  J8X 3W3
Phone 819-770-8550 ext 0 and ask to book under "Shine Dance Competitions"
E-mail See website
Rate

$170 a night (applicable taxes not included)

Additional $15 per extra adult for triple and quad occupancy

Parking $15/night plus tax
Group Booking Ends February 20th, 2024
Cancellation Date

Reservations can be canceled without penalty if notice is given 7 days before arrival.

If the hotel guest does not have a valid cancellation number before then, the hotel guest may be subject to an overnight room cancellation fee and applicable taxes.

Check-In/Out Check-in: 4:00pm / Check-out: 11:00am
Website Click here
Restaurant on Site? Yes – Breakfast only
Pool? Yes
Distance From Venue 7 mins walk

EVENT DETAILS

PROGRAMS

  • 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. 

AWARDS PIN

  • 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!

LIVE STREAMING

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

FOOD DRIVE

  • 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 22,825 lbs of food!!
  • Please bring at least 2 items of non-perishable food for our drive.

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • 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
  • Tag us in your favourite photos from the event and you could be featured in our Stories! @shinedancecompetitions

STUDIO NAME/LOGO

  • 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*

STAGE ETIQUETTE

  • 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’

JUDGES

Judges Info Coming Soon!

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