What are the dates & times of the event?
The event runs over the weekend of October 15th & 16th, the classes will run from 10am to 6:45pm on the Saturday and 9am to 4:45pm on the Sunday. Doors will open at 9:30am on Saturday & 8:30am on Sunday. Please be aware that bag checks will be taking place so allow extra time for this.
Where is it being held?
The Super Convention is taking place at the ECL & ACC Liverpool
How much do tickets cost?
Entry tickets are £20pp for one day and £30pp for the weekend for everyone. (Teachers attending with their school can get up to 4 free teacher tickets). Masterclasses start at £7.50 per class
Do parents need an entry ticket?
Every person attending the event needs to purchase an entry wristband, nobody will be allowed into the convention without this. If you are attending for the whole weekend, your entry wristband must be kept on for the two days. Your entry includes being able to watch the main stage performances, masterclasses, the fashion stage shows as well as visit our amazing exhibition!
How many masterclasses can we do?
You can do as many masterclasses as you choose over the whole weekend! No matter what style or level we have masterclasses suitable for all dancers from ages 5+. You can create your own ultimate dance timetable & select your tutor, style & level giving you complete freedom over the classes you wish to enjoy! With over 150 classes to choose from we have something for everyone!
How long are the classes?
Each masterclass is 45 mins long
How do we buy entry and masterclass tickets?
Tickets can be purchased on the link below, if you are coming with your dance school and performing on the main stage, entry tickets will be bought through your school. If you are attending as an individual dancer you can buy your entry ticket online.
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.
What awards are available & how are they chosen?
During the classes we have special awards, prizes & potential scholarships & audition cards to hand out!
When are the finals taking place?
The Junior Final will take place on the Main Stage on Saturday 15th October at 7:30pm, approximate finish 10pm
The Senior Final will take place on the Main Stage on Sunday 16th October at 5:15pm, approximate finish 7:45pm
All dancers taking part in our finals have to be in the correct age group (age is taken from the date that you qualified at your regional). You don’t have to perform the same routine that you qualified with but music length can be no longer than 3.5 minutes.
Who can perform on the Main Stage?
The incredible Main Stage at the CYD? Super Convention is dedicated to dance schools. With full production, lighting, staging and effects this is an experience your dancers will cherish forever! We invite all styles & levels as this is not a competition it’s an opportunity to perform & most importantly have fun with your dance friends. All performances are professionally filmed so you can share with friends and family after the event, you can add this onto your booking for £25. Your school will also receive a certificate. To qualify for a performance slot you must have a minimum of 10 dancers from ages 5+. There is no extra fee to perform on the main stage this is included in your entry ticket. The stage size is 18m x 12m.
Music & performance rules
Music can be a maximum of 3.5 minutes. A link will be sent out 5-6 weeks before the event in which you can upload your music.
Please make sure your routines, music & costumes are age-appropriate, can we also remind you to avoid any sensitive subjects. Whilst we do appreciate dance is art and routines can be thought provoking, it is a children’s event and mental health topics or historic traumatic events, including the recent covid epidemic or the Ukraine war should always be avoided – if you are in doubt just ask the office.
What else is taking place?
If you enjoy shopping, we have all your favourite dance brands in our exhibition or if you’re looking to go into further training all the top colleges for you to meet face to face. Not only this, the day is packed full of performances that will leave you feeling inspired, a fashion stage where you can spot all the latest trends, Acro zone for you to practice and get new tricks plus a social media zone for you to get that perfect instagram shot! Plus lots more!
Where can we watch colleges perform?
Colleges will be doing performances on the Main Stage at 1pm on both days.
Is there Catering available?
There will be food available at two locations within the exhibition and also on the concourse.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to let us know by either emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or giving us a call on 01623 237900