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SUPER CONVENTION Event Information!

Published: Sep 20th 2022

ECL & ACC Liverpool – Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October 2022

We are so looking forward to welcoming you to the CYD? Super Convention! Please make sure you read all of the important information below.

The Venue

This year the CYD? Super Convention is being held at the same venue but a different area. The main part to the event will be in the Exhibition Centre but there will also be classes held in Hall 2 of The ACC. When you arrive, please make your way to the Exhibition Centre Entrance (not The ACC entrance). Please see this link for directions to the venue: https://www.exhibitioncentreliverpool.com/visiting-us/getting-here

For sat nav please use: Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BX



There is parking at the ECL and also at The ACC which is nearby, please see this page for information on parking and costs: 



Opening times

Saturday – Entrance doors will open at 8:15am with the show doors opening at 9am

Sunday – Entrance doors will open at 7:15am with the show doors opening at 8am 

Please note, security & bag checks will be taking place upon arrival therefore we are opening entrance doors early to allow for security accreditation to take place. We strongly advise arriving as early as possible to enable your bags to be checked and to avoid any potential delays.

The day will run from 9:00am to 10pm on Saturday & 8:00am to 8pm on Sunday. 



Entry Wristbands need to be kept on at all times and if you have weekend wristbands, they have to be worn for the whole 2 days. Please do not remove any wristbands for performances. 

Lost, misplaced or forgotten tickets WILL NOT be re issued and a new entrance band will need to be purchased.  Please make sure you are wearing your wristband before entering the event.

Class tickets will be posted out from Ticket Factory. We are unable to issue replacement class tickets at the event so please do not forget to bring these as dancers will be unable to get into class without them. Class tickets cannot be swapped on the day. If you have any questions about your class tickets purchased online please call Ticket Factory on 0333 300 3010.

If you have bought Acro day or weekend pass tickets, please bring the email confirmation to the CYD? Ticket desk where they will be swapped for the correct wristband.

Please note: Whilst entry tickets allow access to watch all classes & showcases, admittance into these areas will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.



Bags will need to be kept with you at all times, unattended items may be removed. Please note you can leave items in the secure cloakroom.

You will not be allowed to leave bags in the main stage seating area and can only sit in these seats if watching a performance, unattended bags will be removed by the ECL Staff. (There can be NO seat saving).


What to wear

Please wear suitable clothing for the Masterclasses. Trainers are fine for commercial & jazz, as certain areas of the venue are carpeted contemporary may require socks or soft-soled dance shoes. Don’t forget to bring tap & ballet shoes also if required.



There will be food and drinks available within the exhibition and also on the concourse area.



We have lots of exhibitors joining us including some of Europe’s leading performing arts colleges, global dance brands and many more! As well as all the stands we have the following zones, some will be offering free classes throughout the weekend:

Fashion StageSponsored by Grishko. The UK’s first dedicated FASHION STAGE! See your favourite brands on the catwalk. Fashion shows will be running throughout the weekend alongside various competitions!

The Open Sessions Acro ZoneDay/Weekend passes can be purchased either from Ticket Factory or from our website here and exchanged for a wristband on the day.

Circus ZoneThe Circus Experience with Showtime Circus will allow you to have all of the fun of the circus, from aerial hoop and silks, to walking globe and juggling and everything in between! 

Social Media Zone – Join in the fun in our amazing media zone and grab that instagram worthy shot for your chance to win a prize!

CYD? MerchandiseAt this year’s convention we will be selling limited edition CYD? T-shirts & Hoodies


College Performances

Colleges will be performing on the Main Stage throughout the two days at 1pm, please see the event guide for the full timetable. Make sure you go and watch!


Regional Finals

The Junior Final is taking place on the Saturday evening at 7:30pm until 10pm & the Senior Final is taking place on the Sunday at 5:15pm unit 8pm. Once the competition begins you will not be allowed back into the exhibition or other areas so please make sure you take everything with you before the show begins.

We hope you enjoy your weekend with us! 

Matt, Tom & The CYD? Team

Please see timetables below.





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