29th Annual Seton Invitational

Rescheduled for SATURDAY, February 27, 2021 – We are looking forward to seeing some great dancing at Seton in February!

We have been working with the Seton High School Administration and Athletic Department on a plan to host responsibly in 2021 due to COVID-19 and we believe we have arrived at a solution to keep everyone as safe as possible and still give the teams an opportunity to perform and compete in front of spectators. As with anything in regards to COVID-19 we are chasing a moving target so changes and adjustments, including cancellation, are still possible and space will be limited as to how many teams can register and spectators can attend. Please note that ALL registration fees will be refunded if cancellation occurs due to COVID-19.

ORDER OF PERFORMANCE

Seton Invitational Performance Order {as of 2/22/21}

COVID-19 DETAILS AND ADJUSTMENTS

  • All regulations are subject to change at any time. Final details will be sent out to registered coaches the week of the event.
  • Space is limited and team registrations will be cut off, by age division, based on the number of performers/spectators in that age group. Seton’s gym is small and we can only fit a certain number of spectators in the gym at any one time and still abide by social distancing guidelines.
  • Teams are allowed 1 spectator per dancer. Spectator admission will be sold in advance once team registration is complete and wristbands sent out to the team coach for distribution in advance to eliminate congregating at the spectator entrance.
  • Temperatures will be checked upon entry to Seton High School for all dancers, coaches, judges & spectators. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4º will not be granted admission.
  • Masks will be required for dancers, coaches, judges & spectators at all times while inside Seton High School.
    • Only exception is dancers are not required to wear masks during warm-up or performance. They will be required for dancers in-between warm-up and performance and then immediately following their performance.
  • Teams are limited to 2 routines so we can do block/session scheduling by age group. Teams will have approximately 1 hour between performances. The number of dancers on each team will determine how many teams will be in each session.
  • Dancers will be required to bring their own water bottles which should be clearly marked with their name. We will have a table for each team to leave them on outside of the gym so they are easily accessible after performance. We will not be providing individual water cups this year.
  • Teams will be allowed admission to Seton High School 1 hour prior to their assigned warm-up time and asked to leave within 30 min of their last performance.
  • “Extra” parents will not be allowed in the team dressing areas. Those locations will be designated for dancers and registered coaches only. We suggest dancers arrive as ready as possible for your first performance, specifically for the younger teams, to eliminate any additional stress due to the tight timeline for the day. This is because we are limited on how many people are allowed in each dressing room at one time.
  • Spectators will be granted admission to Seton High School 15 min. prior to the start of their dancers session and asked to leave immediately upon completion of their session. They must have the appropriate color wristband for their session to gain admittance. Spectators are free to leave after their teams performance(s) if they like, they do not have to stay for the full session.
  • There will be a break between sessions to allow for cleaning in the gym and common areas.
  • We will not have a food court this year but light snacks & drinks will be available at the concession stand. All items will be pre-packaged/manufactured items such as individual chips, candy, beverages, etc.
  • Awards will be virtual. Please see the posted performance order, when available, for times.
  • Score sheets will be scanned and emailed to registered coaches after awards have been announced. We will not have trophies this year due to the virtual awards.
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to offer our solo, duet, trio or ensemble competition this year in the auditorium. 🙁 

SPECTATOR ADMISSION FEES

$10 in advance (details will be sent to the registered coach)

PERFORMANCE ENTRY FEES

Our event will continue on as planned on February 27, 2021….rain, shine or snow! If cancellation occurs by Seton High School due to COVID-19 registered coaches will be notified ASAP.

First Team Routine          $190
Second Team Routine          $150

NOTE: Fees are due immediately upon online registration submission. If cancellation were to occur due to COVID-19 all registration fees will be refunded accordingly.

REGISTRATION

Registration is CLOSED!

MEDICAL/MEDIA/COVID-19 RELEASE FORM

2021-20 Release Form
Must be completed by each & every participant.

JUDGE BIO’S

MICHELLE ALLISON currently lives in Indianapolis, IN and has a B.S. in Dance Performance from Ball State University. She is the Artistic Director of Curtain Call Dance Center, Indianapolis, directs the Sr Performing Company, and annual productions of The Nutcracker and Dance Against Cancer at Curtain Call where she develops curriculum and continuing education. She has judged The Dance Worlds since the inaugural year and is currently the Panel Director of Jazz for the USASF. Since 2010, Michelle has been choreographer for the Colts NFL Cheerleader auditions, halftime shows and has been a guest judge/master instructor with JCDA Tokyo, JPN 9 years. She is a veteran judge of The Groove Experience, UDA College Dance Nationals, NFL Colts and Ben-Gals, spent 13yrs teaching for NDA, choreographed and field produced numerous bowl games & nationally televised parades and has judged NDA Regionals, Dance, All-Star & College Nationals since 1992.


STEVE CHAPLA
is originally from Napels, Florida but now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where he has been the head coach of the nationally ranked Xavier University Dance Team for the past fifteen years. Prior to that he spent two years as the Dance Team Coach for the Storm All-Stars. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1997 and spent his summers through college teaching dance and cheer camps. He has judged countless junior high, high school, college, & professional dance team try-outs/auditions and various team competitions over the years. Steve has also been a member of National Dance Coach Association (NDCA) since 2017.

 

MELISSA McGHEE is a native of Toledo, Ohio, and a graduate of The Ohio State University where she obtained a B.S. in Business Administration. She is the current Head Coach of The Ohio State University Dance Team. Under her direction, the team has consistently placed in the top five in Jazz and Pom at the UDA Collegiate National Championship. The team won the program’s first ever National Championship in 2018 and has four total to date. After sixteen years of studio training, she now choreographs and consults for dance studios and teams nationally and judges for numerous dance competitions including NDA, UDA, AmeriDance, Showcase America, OASSA, and USASF Dance Worlds. Melissa has been a speaker at the Varsity Dance Coaches Conference, National Dance Coaches Association Conference and provided coaches education classes for CLI Studios. She was also named NDCA’s College Coach of the Year in 2020.

 

BRITTANY SMITH RASH originates from Swansea, Illinois and has been dancing since the age of three, studying ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, pom, and musical theater at studios in and around the St. Louis area. In high school, she was a Varsity Lancer Dancer at Belleville East High School, where she won a state jazz dance title in 2008. Brittany went on to attend the University of Kentucky, where she was a 4 year member of the University of Kentucky Dance Team. After undergrad, Brittany continued dancing as part of the Universal Dance Association Instructional Staff for 4 years. In 2016, Brittany graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, Brandon, where she works as a clinical pharmacist at UK Healthcare and remains engaged in the local dance community, working with local dance teams and studios as a consultant and judging local, regional, and national events.

SCORE SHEETS

Team Score Sheet

Penalty Score Sheet {including team safety rules}

FUTURE EVENT DATES

2021/2022 Season –  Saturday, January 8, 2022
2022/2023 Season – Saturday, January 7, 2023
2023/2024 Season – Saturday, January 6, 2024

** Above date(s) are subject to change.

PRIOR YEARS RESULTS

2021 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2020 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2020 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2019 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2019 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2018 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2018 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2017 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2017 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2016 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2016 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet, Ensemble & Special Needs

2015 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2015 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2014 Seton Invitational Results – All