Welcome to Las Vegas!
We are thrilled that you are joining us for our Summer Las Vegas Finale!
Below you will find helpful information to prepare you for your performances!
THE WESTIN LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT & SPA
101 Montelago Blvd. | Henderson, NV 89011
Room Rate: $149/night
During this check-in you will receive your wristband and scholarship number for the weekend. You will also check your music and check-in for your performance.
Open Call Competition
Tuesday, July 10th – 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, July 10th – 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Individuals – You must be present at check-in to receive your wristband and t-shirt. Parents and teachers may NOT check-in for dancers.
Groups – If you’re registered with a group of 10+ dancers your Group Leader will pick up bands for all dancers in their group at the Group Check-In Table.
OPEN CALL COMPETITION
Tuesday, July 10th, 10:30 AM
We invite all registered dancers to perform any number of their choice (solo, duet, trio, quartet, small group, large group, etc) in front of a panel of Open Call Judges. Each routine will receive audio/visual critique as well as an adjudication award based on their score. If a category division has more than three routines, we will also recognize the top scoring routines with a placement such as 3rd, 2nd and 1st. In order to keep the award announcements in entry order, those routines will be announced after the adjudication score. We will also announce the Top 5 Highest Scoring routines from each age division and category. Overall High Score awards are divided between Solo/Duo/ & Trio and Group/Line/ & Production for both 12 & Under and 13 & Older. They will be announced at the final awards ceremony!
Performers will also have the opportunity to be chosen to:
- Perform in our Opening or Closing Number at the Final Night Gala
- Re-perform in our Scholarship Ceremony on Saturday afternoon
- Receive Scholarships and Awards
- Eligibility for our PULSE Choreographer Award
Please email your music ahead of time to Allison@PulseDanceExperience.com and bring a CD copy with you. A schedule will be emailed to you on July 3rd.
We are still accepting entries on-site for our Improv Showdown. Dancers are divided between 12 & Under and 13 & Older. All dancers competing in the Improv Showdown from each age division will dance on stage together and have four counts of eight to improv individually. Each dancer receives a score on a 5 point scale. The top dancer from each age division will receive a scholarship announced during the awards ceremony. $35/dancer.
Each qualified winner from regionals may register to compete to become the face of Open Call. In addition to submitting your head shot / full body shot you will have a photo shoot on-site, judged by our elite panel, to decide our 2019 cover model! *You may also enter on-site for $35/dancer. To enter, bring an 8" x 10" photo, full-body or headshot, in black and white or color. Please write your name, age and studio on the back of the photo.
MEET YOUR JUDGES:
In order to participate in the Opening or Closing number you must perform in our Open Call Competition held Tuesday afternoon. Our panel of evaluators will choose their top performers and place them into either the Opening or Closing number. Both numbers will perform in the Final Night Gala held Saturday night.
Choreographed by Mika Santo
Costume Requirements: Black turtle necks and either dark blue, dark grey, black, or dark purple jogger pants and crew socks in a neutral color such as tan, grey, etc.
Choreographed by Frankie Zulferino
Costume Requirements: The color scheme is silver, gold, hot pink, turquoise, purple, orange and white . It can be blinged, plain, or anything super flashy!
THE PERFORMANCE NUMBER
Choreographed by Theresa Stone
Register to learn and perform a piece at our Battle Royale Finals on Friday night! This piece is choreographed and taught by Theresa Stone and is a great opportunity for individual dancers to perform on The PULSE stage.
Still space! Fee: $75 per dancer
*Performers check-in on Tuesday July 10th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
The theme is “preppy millennials”. Layers are great! Bring shoes that match your outfit. And accessorize please! **We MAY be using some phones as props, so please bring old or unused phones if you prefer to not use your actual phone. This idea is not confirmed, but just in case!
Ladies: Classy skirts, classy tops, shorts (not too revealing), dresses, hats can definitely work, bring shoes that match your outfit! Layers are great! And accessorize please!
Boys: Jeans that are fitting, but still able to move in, leather jackets that arent too edgy, sweaters, button ups, denim, classy looks.
BATTLE ROYALE FINALS
Friday, July 13th, 8:30 PM
The Battle Royale Finals will consist of the top routines from our Battle Royale Semi-Finals held during our 2017-2018 regional tour as well as our Principal Lead Role competition. All routines will re-compete in front of ALL PULSE & Camp PULSE Faculty. Our Battle Royale Semi-Finalists will compete for our ultimate cash prize and the title of our Battle Royale Finalist and our Lead Role dancers will compete to be crowned Principal Lead Role!
Saturday, July 14th, 8:00 PM
The Final Night Gala is the finale to not only our Summer Las Vegas, but our entire PULSE, Camp PULSE and Open Call Season! The show will showcase dancers from our private Faculty Invitationals, our PULSE Protégé Program, Camp PULSE Counselor Program, Principal Lead Role Winners, Guest Performances and the top routines from our Battle Royale Finals! We will also be announcing our Elite PULSE Protégés and Lead Camp Counselors for the 2018-2019 Season.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in the lights!
Please let us know if you have any questions, we’re happy to help.