Peterborough #1:  Event Information

Showplace Performance Centre; April 19 - 21, 2024


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


  • ShowPlace Performance Centre, 290 George Street North, Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y8
  • The building will open 1 hour prior to the first performance of the day


  • approximately 30’ deep x 38’ wide. Max Height for aerial rig: 17'


  • There is no parking directly linked to the ShowPlace Theatre.  The ShowPlace website has parking options listed:

  • Please leave adequate time for parking in the event lots are full.


  • Located off of Water St. (1 block east of George Street).  The dock loads directly onto the stage.  All large props can only be loaded right before a performance.  The dock is 18” above pavement, 94” high and 93” wide (with no centre post).


  • 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.
  • Props must be removed immediately after performances as there is no prop storage space backstage.
  • All smaller props must be brough in the front doors (back doors will be locked for the safety of the dancers).
  • Only bring in props during the break before your performance and remove them once you are done.

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


  • **Dressing room space is LIMITED and is for everyone to Share**  Dancers should come prepared (with make-up done) so unnecessary time is not spent in these rooms.  Once they are done performing, it would be helpful if dancers removed their items to make room for new performers.

  • We do not assign the rooms as it is more efficient for everyone to find free space.  Please do not “claim” a room for your Studio and remain respectful of all participants' needs to change. 

  • As a reminder – it is not appropriate for males to be in the girls’ dressing areas.  They will have their own assigned dressing room which can be accessed from backstage on the side of Stage Right. 


  • The main dressing room area will be split for rehearsal.
  • This area is very limited and we thank you in advance for sharing.


  • 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.


Hotel Name: Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront

For Dates: April 19 - 21: ShowPlace Performance Centre, Peterborough

Block Booking Under

Shine Dance Competitions

To make reservations click HERE

Address (See map) 150 George Street, Peterborough, ON K9J 3G5
Phone (705) 743-1144
E-mail See website

$159 - $179 a night (based on availability) (applicable taxes not included)

Additional $20 charge per-person for triple and quadruple occupancy

Parking Parking Fee is waived – please register your vehicle upon check-in.
Group Booking Ends March 17th, 2024
Cancellation Date Individual cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the date of arrival. After this time, a no-show fee equivalent to one night room charge plus tax will be applied to the individual’s credit card.
Check-In/Out Check-in: 4:00pm / Check-out: 11:00am
Website Click here
Restaurant on site? Yes
Pool? Yes, open intermittently (indoor-outdoor pool)
Distance From Venue Approximately 6 minutes walk
Team Conduct

Accommodation Rules & Guidelines:

The Group and the Hotel will work together to ensure that the Group’s stay is successful; but not at the expense of major damage to the Hotel property or disturbance of other Hotel guests.

1. Direct and responsible supervision is to be provided at all times

2. Absolutely no playing of any sport is allowed in the hallways and no mini sticks are permitted in the hotel

3. All bedroom doors are to be closed after 10pm and hallways are not to be occupied as hospitality areas. Due to Ontario Liquor laws the hallways are deemed public areas and alcohol is not permitted.

4. Furniture is not to be removed from any guestrooms

5. Any damages caused to individual guestrooms will be charged to the credit card number guaranteeing that room. Cost to be determined by the General Manager of the hotel.

6. We strongly recommend that equipment not be left on the balconies.

7. The contact person as signed below will be notified should any member of the team not cooperate with the above guidelines. It is his/her responsibility to ensure their team member are aware of and are responsible to comply with the outlined guidelines.

8. To make a reservation in our restaurant, please see our restaurant staff or call 705-740-6564. Please note that kids do not eat free when staying in discounted room blocks.



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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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’


  • 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.


Brittney Alliece Anderson

Brittney began her dance training in Calgary, Alberta. Her training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Modern has taken her around the world, where she performed with The Calgary Dance Express. In 2003, Brittney represented Canada in both Jazz and Tap at the Worlds in Riesa, Germany. She has also had the pleasure of being a part of the Tap Company M.A.D.D. Rhythms. Brittney was a part of Sarah Dolan's contemporary company, O2 Dance, and performed with O2 for 2 years, including their sold-out show, "I.M The Seasons Of Love."

She has also danced for musical artists such as Michael Fitzgerald, Bif Naked, Narai Dawn, Jess Cullen, and many more. Her performances as a principal dancer include "Lovers of Marley," "Lovers of Queen," and "Sweett Moves." She danced in the extremely successful fundraiser for St. Paul's mental health ward, "Brilliant," as well as the sold-out show run of "Dances for a Small Stage 35 ~ Valentines Edition." More recently, she choreographed and performed a piece for the University of Calgary’s Arch Awards and choreographed a music video for Alberta’s own Gord Bamford. Brittney currently resides in Calgary, where she teaches and choreographs for Expressions the Dance gallery.

Angela Murdoch

Angela is a Third Generation Dance Teacher currently in her 28th year as a Professional Dance Educator and Choreographer. Trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre, Angela considers herself a “Jane of all Genres.” Angela is truly grateful to have trained thousands of students throughout her career.

A graduate of the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts Triple Threat Conservatory in Toronto, ON, Angela has performed on stages across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America as a Dancer. She also starred in the Official Cannes Film Festival Selected “Pink & Green”. And most recently she can be seen on the small screen in “Guilty Party” alongside Kate Beckinsale.

As a Certified Mindfulness Coach, Angela brings perspective and positivity to her Dance Teaching and Adjudications. “Performing on stage isn’t about winning. It’s about seeing a goal with absolute clarity and using all of your potential to work to achieve it.”

Angela is overjoyed to be here at Shine and wishes the competitors have the most fun possible on and off stage.

David Lafleur

David Lafleur is a tap dancer based in the National Capital Region. He is the co-artistic director of (in)sight, a cross-Canadian multi-disciplinary tap dance rooted collective, alongside Ella Steele, which strives to create, produce, and disseminate work across North America. Most recently, they have launched their summer series programming in which students are able to train and learn from some of the most devoted and passionate educators in North America. (in)sight also has debuted new work at the Toronto International Tap Dance Festival in August 2022 produced by Toffan Rhythm Projects. David danced in Dianne Montgomery’s Fall For Dance North 2022 Commission and World Premiere, Softly Losing, Softly Gaining. He has also been a main cast member for Rhythm and Sound, directed by Johnathan Morin and Cori Giannotta, since their 2017 fall iteration “Illumination”, and most recently as a part of “In Passing” in July 2023 for the Toronto Fringe Festival. He has performed in various productions, including the School at Jacob’s Pillow (directed by Michelle Dorrance, Derick Grant and Dormeshia), the Just for Laughs Festival (opening for Aba and Preach with the Montreal Swing Riot), Toffan Rhythm Projects (Allison Toffan and Juliana Kelly), and the Ottawa Jazz Festival (with the Ottawa Rhythm Initiative). He is a sought after tap dance educator and is devoted to sharing his love of tap dance with his community. In addition to his professional tap dance career, David has recently completed his master’s degree in human kinetics with a specialization in neuroscience at the University of Ottawa.


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