Des Moines, IA - Event Details
March 31 - April 2
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2023
Studio directors, dancers, and their families rave Turn It Up Dance Competitions! More than just a weekend of dancing and competing, our team of crew members and judges work hard to guarantee everyone who attends has a truly memorable, educational, and positive experience.
Why attend a Turn It Up Dance Competition:
- FREE Photo & Video (no media fee).
- 4 Levels of Competition.
- Industry Dance Award Nominations.
- Scholarships Awarded in All Levels.
Hyatt Place Des Moines/Downtown
418 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Dance Competition FAQs
Select your competition city on our Tour Dates page and the address of the venue will be listed.
Approximately 10 days before your competition, your studio director will receive a final email including the performance schedule. Souvenir programs with performance schedules will also be available for purchase at the competition.
Yes! All competitions are open to the participating dance studios and their families.
No. For the safety of the dancers, there is absolutely no videotaping or photography allowed at the competition.
We do have a professional photographer and videographer at all of our events and offer FREE photos and videos, which will be available to download approximately 3 weeks after the event.
You can also visit our event results page and many of our social media sites for additional photos and videos.
No, we do not accept independent entries for the competition. You must be with a studio to compete at Turn It Up. We do, however accept independent registration for our conventions.
Ages will be recorded as of January 1st which is the start of the season. Age categories for all entries will be determined by taking the average age of all participants in that entry dropping the decimal point.
- Tiny 5 years & under
- Mini 6-8 years
- Junior 9-11 years
- Teen 12-14 years
- Senior Teen 15-18 years
- Adult 19-30 years
- Adult+ 30+ years
Please visit our Rules and Regulations page
No, both competitions and conventions are optional. We do not require studios to attend both. Conventions are held in the fall from October to December and Competitions are held in the spring from February - July.
We do not have a limit as to how many solos a particular dancer can compete, however, soloists may only place once in the top 10 in their perspective age category.
Yes, in all ballroom settings, we build our own stage that is lined with Marley Flooring. Stage dimensions and wing space vary per location.
Studio directors, please call 617-283-8811 or email email@example.com for our competition fees.
Please ask your studio director to find out when he or she wants you to arrive at the competition. Because we tend to run early, we ask that all dancers be ready to dance at least 1 hour prior to their scheduled time.
Anyone in the audience hoping to watch a particular dancer should be there one hour ahead of time as well.
Dancers need to check in with our backstage director at least 5 routines prior to their scheduled routine.
You can view and purchase photos and videos by visiting https://turnitupdance.com/photos-video/