Kingston:  Event Information

St. Lawrence College; May 23-26, 2024



  • 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.
  • Max Height for aerial rig: 15'

*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 23 - 26: 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 22nd and 23rd: $180 a night (applicable taxes not included)
  • For the nights from May 24th to May 26th: $250 a night (applicable taxes not included)
Parking Free Parking
Group Booking Ends April 8th, 2024
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.

Hotel Name: Quality Inn & Suites Kingston

For Dates: May 23 - 26: St. Lawrence College, Kingston

Block Booking Under

Shine Dance 2024

(See map)
1530 Robinson Crt Kingston, Ontario K7P 0K4
Phone 613-389-9998 and refer to "Shine Dance 2024"
E-mail Email HERE

$169.99/night (applicable taxes not included)

** 2 night minimum applied to Friday and Saturday night **

Parking Free Parking
Group Booking Ends April 23rd, 2024
Cancellation Policy

Reservations can be canceled without penalty up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

Check-In/Out Check-in: 3:00pm / Check-out: 12:00pm
Website Click here
Restaurant on Site? Full buffet breakfast
Pool? No
Distance From Venue 13 minutes drive



  • 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 22,825 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’


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