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let the games begin

Introducing a brand new dance event concept inspired by the Olympic Games! Taking place on Sunday May 29th, Dance schools & individual dancers from across the UK can compete for BRONZE, SILVER OR GOLD medals in our renowned CYD? Masterclasses! Dancers will have the opportunity to create the ultimate dance timetable and choose from over 44 masterclasses delivered by top industry professionals!

MEET THE TUTORS

HEADLINE SPONSOR

We are proud to present Wilkes Academy as our headline sponsor for the Masterclass Games.

The Wilkes Academy is very quickly become one of the leading training programs for the performing artist. It is an exciting innovative college with state of the art facilities, offering the optimum training ground for all its students.

THE RULES

HOW IT WORKS

STEP ONE

ENTER THE GAMES

Dancers enter the Masterclass Games by participating in the classes. Prior the event, dancers will have the opportunity to create the ultimate dance timetable from over 44 masterclasses in a variety of styles. Dancers can compete in 3 age categories, these include Junior 7-9, Inter 10-13 and Senior 14-18. Dancers aged 19+ are more than welcome to attend however won’t be able to compete. 

Step two

LET THE JUDGING COMMENCE

During the masterclasses, dancers are judged on the choreography learnt during that session, therefore nothing is pre prepared giving everyone an equal opportunity. If dancers do not wish to be judged during any or all sessions, dancers can take off their allocated number and just enjoy the class without the pressure of competing. 

Step three

FOLLOW THE LEADERBOARD

At the end of each masterclass, our CYD? Faculty member will award 3 bronze, 2 silver and 1 gold CYD? Medal. To encourage all abilities, medals won’t always be awarded to the most technically trained dancers as it’s important to also recognise a dancers work ethic, individuality and performance. The results will then be officially counted & added to the live medal table.

Step four

THE CLOSING CEREMONY

The main trophies, awards, certificates, scholarships & prizes will be presented at the end of the day during our CYD? Presentation Ceremony. Just like the Olympics, the ceremony will include podium presentations, CYD? anthems, pyro’s & even a flag-bearer parade.

timings

The doors will open at approximately 8.15am, our introduction will then take place before the first set of Masterclasses which begin at 9am! The day will end at approximately 7.15pm after the awards ceremony. We recommend that all schools attend the awards ceremony as we have lots of awards on offer!

Please note, you don’t have to attend the introduction in the morning, as long as you are there 15 mins before your first class that is fine!

HOW TO WIN

AWARDS

For dance schools & individual dancers the aim is to top the leader board & win as many medals as possible during the event. Medal results are officially counted throughout the day & added to our live medal table displayed on the big screen in the main arena so you can keep track of your progress. 

THE MAIN AWARDS

EXTRA AWARDS

JUDGING CRITERIA

These are just some of the qualities our judges will be looking for during the Masterclasses

BROWSE THE BIGGEST DANCE BRANDS

It wouldn’t be a CYD? Event without our dance exhibition!

The CYD? exhibition is packed full of top performing arts colleges, dance experts and dancewear brands. Whether it’s the newest dancewear collection you’re looking for or career advice, we have everything you will need under one roof!

THE VENUE

ACC Liverpool is an outstanding event venue located on the banks of Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. The ACC is a world class facility in a unique setting making it perfect to host the CYD? Masterclass Games. 

Liverpool is accessible from all parts of the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Road, rail, air and sea routes bring you within minutes’ walking or driving distance from ACC Liverpool.

SECURE YOUR PLACE

PURCHASE TICKETS

Please note you must purchase an entrance ticket to gain access to the event! Masterclasses can then be added to your basket on checkout. These tickets are for dancers not attending with their dance school (suitable for ages 7+) Spectator tickets can also be purchased here.  All tickets will be posted a few weeks prior the event via our ticketing partner ticket factory. 

DANCE TEACHERS

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SECURED YOUR DANCE SCHOOL PLACE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY NUMBERS ASAP VIA THIS LINK BELOW AND DIRECT YOUR STUDENTS TO PURCHASE THEIR MASTERCLASS TICKETS!

GETTING YOUR TICKETS

ALL DANCER ENTRY TICKETS WILL BE POSTED TO THE SCHOOL ALONGSIDE IDENTITY NUMBERS. ALL MASTERCLASS TICKETS WILL BE POSTED TO THE INDIVIDUAL WHO BOOKED THEIR CLASSES ONLINE PRIOR THE TO THE EVENT VIA TICKETFACTORY. DANCERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE EVENT WITHOUT AN ENTRY WRISTBAND. 

PRICES

DANCER
ATHLETE
£ 25 *Per person
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*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS YOUR ENTRY TICKET INTO THE GAMES. ALL MASTERCLASS TICKETS ARE PURCHASED SEPARATELY 

SPORTS

SPECTATOR
£ 14 Per person
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*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS YOUR ENTRY TICKET INTO THE GAMES – FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

coach

TEACHER
FREE 2 FREE TICKETS PER SCHOOL
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DANCER

MASTERCLASS TICKETS
£ 8.50 Per CLASS
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plan your stay

There are many hotels in the area for schools needed accommodation for the night. You can see the list we’ve put together below!