Parents Guide to AE

We want you to have a great experience at Artists Emerge! This page contains a lot of helpful information for dancers & their families. If you don’t see what you need, send us an email!

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Frequently Asked

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CAN I BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE?

We are now a cash free event so all tickets must be purchased online.

There will be no ticket sales at the event however tickets can be purchased online at any time through the event. There is no ticket booth, you will present your ticket to receive your wristband.
Children 3 & under are FREE.

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CAN I REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION ONLINE?

Yes! Save time waiting in lines and register online HERE.

Observer passes for the Multi-Discipline convention are also available online.

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When/Where do I Drop off my Child?

You should have a pre-arranged time with your instructor but Artists Emerge access to the building opens 1hr prior to the start of each competition day.

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DO DANCERS NEED TO SIGN IN?

We no longer have a dancer sign in.

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CAN WE BUY PHOTOS?

This season we will not be selling photos or videos on-site during the competition.
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Are there programs?

This year to reduce environmental impact, we will have our program online through a link.
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Is there a rehearsal space?

When available, a communal rehearsal space will be provided and indicated with signs. Please be respectful of other dancers and share this space.

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WHAT ARE YOUR COVID POLICIES?

We are following all of our venues policies which abide by the current PHO. 

In Edmonton, there are no longer masks or vaccine mandates at our venue. No dancers or audience members are required to show proof of vaccination or wear masks.

 

In Vancouver, there are no longer mask mandates at either venue. At the Anvil on April 7th, dancers over 21 and audience members will need to provide proof of vaccination. At the Bell Center on April 8th & 9th masks and proof of vaccine will no longer be required.

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I have large props! what do i do?

Please contact Artists Emerge as soon as possible to notify them of your large prop for further instruction as we have specific load-in time frames at each venue.  A “Large Prop” would be an item that requires loading in via the loading dock & cannot fit easily through standard doorways (prop doors, tables, multiple chairs, set pieces).

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ARE THERE LONG LINEUPS FOR TICKETS?

As we no longer take cash and all tickets must be purchased online, this will help with long ticketing lineups. You need to show your ticket at the Merch Booth to receive your wristband which gives you access to the entire event and finals.

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when does guest seating open?

Venue doors open 30 mins before the competition starts. We also clear the venue during extended meal breaks & before the Final Showdown events begin. Do not leave personal items behind or attempt to hold seats!

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Can dancers sit in the audience & watch?

In Edmonton, due to limited capacity at the venue, we require dancers to purchase a dancer ticket. They will show their ticket at the Merch Booth to receive a wristband.

In Vancouver, at the Anvil due to limited capacity we require dancers to purchase a dancer ticket. They will show their ticket at the Merch Booth to receive a wristband. At the Bell Center, we can accomodate more people & dancers can watch for free. Dancers must check in at the Merch Booth to receive their wristband.

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Can Parents go backstage to help?

Backstage is for AE staff, competitors, instructors & studio owners. Parents of dancers under 12 should arrange for a teacher to help their child backstage. Having your child’s hair & makeup ready before also helps! If a parent must be backstage, please ensure you have your access wristband on & return to the audience as soon as possible.

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Are there dressing rooms?

There will be change space provided at each venue. For the Anvil in Vancouver, please arrive ready as there is very limited space at this venue. Please do not leave valuables or personal belongings in the dressing spaces after your performance. Space is limited. All items must be packed up and removed from the dressing rooms after your performance/adjudication.

Artists Emerge will not be held liable for any items lost or stolen. Your items are your responsibility.

HOW DOES THE AE FINAL SHOWDOWN WORK?

Intrigued about Artists Emerge Final Showdown for both Multi-Discipline and Street Dance?
Here is some info for you!

It is important to us to make sure all ages are involved and get to experience our Final Showdown. We feel that this high energy, exciting environment helps inspire and motivate young dancers. After all, they work hard on their pieces throughout the year and to make it to the “Final Showdown” is something they should be proud of!

MULTI-DISCIPLINE FINALS

 

WHO MAKES IT TO FINALS?

Our Multi-Discipline Finals are structured in three age divisions, Minis/Juniors, Teens & Varsity *these qualifiers are all based on top three scores in each division*

“Top Three” Breakdown:

TOP 3 ~  Mini/Jr Groups
TOP 3 ~ Teen Groups
TOP 3 ~ Varsity Groups

A running list of preliminary finalists will be updated during the event on our social media channels & on-site.

 

 

STREET DANCE FINALS

ALLSTARS COMPETITION

The Allstars Competition happens during the Street Dance Final Showdown! Featuring some of the best pre-professional street dance crews competing at the Junior, Teen/Varsity & Adult divisions.

WHO MAKES IT TO FINALS?

TOP 3 battles in various Street Dance Categories, based on registration per city.

PARKING

COMING SOON!