North Bay:  Event Information

Capitol Centre; April 11-13, 2025

THEATRE

ADDRESS

  • The Capitol Centre, 150 Main St E, North Bay, ON P1B 1A8
  • The building will open 1 hour prior to the first performance of the day

STAGE DIMENSIONS

  • approximately 30’ deep x 38’ wide.  Max Height for aerial rig: 20'

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

LOADING DOCK

  • The dock loads directly onto the stage – so we ask all major props only be loaded right before a performance; and be removed right after.
  • The theatre loading dock is accessible via McIntyre Street via Municipal Parking Lot #3 (see picture below).

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

  • The City of North Bay has a variety of parking options around the Capitol Centre. See the map below for locations.

    Paid parking is in effect Monday-Friday until 4:30 pm. Visitors can access free parking in the following locations:

    One hour free on-street (within the Downtown Improvement Area (DIA) boundaries)
    Two hours free in Lot 2 (Oak Street)
    Two hours free in Lot 4 (Parking Garage)

    You can obtain one free parking session per vehicle per day in the downtown area.

    Visitors attending events after 4:30 pm or on weekends may park for free.

    For more information regarding parking around the Capitol Centre, please visit https://www.northbay.ca/services-payments/parking/

DRESSING ROOMS

  • All studios will be assigned dressing rooms.
  • We thank you in advance for your cooperation with regard to sharing this space.
  • To avoid congestion:
    • Have hair/make-up done.
    • please vacate when the room is not needed.
  • Parents -- please pack-up all belongings from change rooms if you are leaving after the awards to make room the incoming dancers.

REHEARSAL AREA

  • Unfortunately, there is no rehearsal area available for this event.  Please plan accordingly.

SHINE SHOP

  • Please note that we will be accepting credit or debit cards -- we will not be accepting cash.

HOTEL

Hotel Info Coming Soon!

EVENT DETAILS

ARRIVAL

  • The building will open 1 hour prior to the first performance of the day. 

PROGRAMS

  • Programs will be made available for download, free of charge, through our website approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.  
  • For a program including all updates from Studios (title changes, etc.), we recommend downloading 1 day prior to the event.
  • Hard Copy programs will not be sold at the event

AWARDS PIN

  • Every dancer receives a custom Shine Awards Pin to display your ribbons on your Team Jacket! ONE per dancer available at the Shine Shop.

LIVE STREAMING

  • This event will have a live stream available through our website
  • A code to watch will be provided to your Studio prior to the event
  • We may run up to 15min early from the scheduled times -- remember to tune in early

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 remind your dancers to bring at least 2 items of non-perishable food for our drive.

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • For the privacy & safety of the dancers, there is no photography or videography allowed during performances 
  • As a reminder, your entry fees include all your photos and videos!
  • Media will be available approximately 1-2 weeks after the event through a link sent to your Studio
  • Tag us in your favourite photos!  @shinedancecompetitions, #ShineDanceCompetitions #ShineFamily

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 performance costume should not contain your Studio's Name
  • Your dancers are certainly encouraged to wear their studio attire during awards ceremonies

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.  Dances in violation of this rule may result in not being allowed on stage, have a deduction, and/or deemed "adjudicated only", at the discretion of Shine Dance Competitions.
  • If the stage is littered after your performance (ex: feathers, paper, props, etc.). you must be ready for the 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’

JUDGING

  • Expertise in Dance and Age-Appropriateness: Our judges are selected for their deep understanding of dance and their ability to assess performances based on age and training levels.

  • Diverse Perspectives and Subjectivity: Our judging panel consists of individuals with diverse backgrounds, training, and life experiences. Given the subjective nature of performances, it's natural to observe variations in scores, sometimes exceeding 3 points.

  • Encouraging Dynamism and Excitement: We empower our judges to utilize their marking scales while providing valuable feedback in their adjudications. This approach fosters a dynamic and thrilling competition atmosphere, enriching the experience for participants and audiences alike.

Your support of our judges and their expertise contributes to the positive and enriching experience we strive to create for all participants. Thank you for being part of our dance community where we can learn and grow from different perspectives.

JUDGES

Judges Info Coming Soon!

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