We are thrilled you will be joining us at Shine Dance Competitions! To assist in your planning, we have compiled a list of some of your most frequently asked questions.

We look forward to serving you soon!


Please click on our "Dates & Locations" menu option and select the competition you are attending. Directions, host hotels, and information about the venue are listed under each event’s date.

Each venue has a different parking set-up. Check the "Dates & Locations" link for your competition and click on "Theatre Information" to find the specifics for your event.  Remember to leave ample time for parking to allow for a calm start to your child's competitive day.

Please contact your studio director and have them contact us as soon as possible.

Changerooms open 1 hour prior to the first performance. Please do not arrive earlier as the building will not be open. The theatre generally opens 15 minutes prior to the first scheduled performance.

Please confirm with your studio directors what time they want you to arrive at the event. Remember to leave extra time for parking and finding your changeroom – especially if it’s your first time at the venue. In addition, most venues are not equipped with mirrors for every competitor – so it’s often a good idea to have hair and make-up done prior to arrival.

Lastly, we sometimes run early and ask that all dancers be ready to dance 30 minutes prior to their scheduled performance.

Age is determined as of December 31st of the previous season (i.e. ages are taken as of December 31st, 2010 for the 2011 season).

If you notice your dancer is not in the correct category given the above cut-off date, please contact your studio director and have them contact us as soon as possible.

Shine Dance Competitions encourages family support and does not have a fee to watch the event.

For the safety of your children and the protection of choreography, absolutely NO videotaping or photography is allowed during performances. We urge all studio owners, teachers, and especially parents to keep our performers photographically safe by reporting suspected photographic violations. We will have a professional photographer and videographer at all of our events, and photographs and videos are included with registration. The use of video or photography may lead to an entry being “adjudicated only.”

Shine Dance Competitions will have signs to help navigate you towards to the changeroom areas. At some events, changerooms may be assigned by studio, with multiple studios per changeroom. When assigning dressing rooms, we take into account the number and size of dances the various studios have each day and try to accommodate everyone’s needs.

When space permits, Shine will assign a ‘Quick Changeroom’ which is intended to help dancers with a quick change.

We thank you in advance for your help in sharing the dressing room space.

We ask that all males change in the designated ‘boys changeroom’ and not in the female changerooms. 

When space permits, Shine has an 'All Gender/Family Changeroom' that includes privacy tents.

Depending on the venue, there may or may not be a specific ‘rehearsal room’ available. Please visit the Theatre Information link under your specific event date for details.

Yes. Shine Dance Competitions understands the momentous occasion of performing at a competition. As such, our custom medals and trophies will be available for purchase at each event.


Shine Dance Competitions will leave all “Lost & Found” items at the venue. Please contact the venue directly to retrieve your item.  Contact information can be found in the "Dates & Locations" section under your specific event.

Congratulations! Placing in the top 3 of a division is a HUGE accomplishment. All High Scores are posted after each competition in the ‘Results’ menu option under your specific event.

All photographs taken by our Shine staff can be found in our Facebook Photo Gallery under your specific event. These photos are free to save on your computer by ‘right-clicking’ on the image and saving.

Yes. Trophies are available for purchase at the Shine Shop.

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*Please state the Index Dance Numbers, and Performance Titles pertaining to your inquiry.

** NOTE **
Shine Dance Competitions makes every effort to align with reputable vendors (photographers, merchants, etc.) However, Shine Dance Competitions is not responsible for any unfulfilled orders resulting in a financial loss for the customer that may be caused as a direct result from the business practice of any of its vendors.  You may certainly contact us at any time with questions or concerns

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