The Tribute To Dance Competition schedule has arrived! We are so excited for the students to have the opportunity to share their hard work again on stage. We look forward to another exciting, fun-filled weekend. 🙂
STUDENTS ARE TO BE IN THE DRESSING ROOM IN COSTUME FOR THEIR FIRST ROUTINE WITH HAIR AND MAKE-UP DONE BY THEIR LISTED ARRIVAL TIME BELOW! We ask once you check in the dressing room you stay put. Teachers have spent too much time in the past trying to track down students before a performance. We appreciate your cooperation!
This competition requests we arrive ready to perform at least 1.5 hours before our approximate scheduled performance time. Once students are in costume we will use any additional time to warm-up and review their routines.
Tribute to Dance
Missouri Baptist University
1 College Park Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63141
FRIDAY, MAY 5TH
ARRIVAL TIME 5:00 PM
Kendall Kortkamp, Kenzie Eastvold, Mia Millican, Bella Sassmann
ARRIVAL TIME 9:30 PM
AWARDS FOR TEEN DUETS AND TEEN SOLOS 11:40 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 6TH
ARRIVAL TIME 6:45 AM
Jackelyn Mueller, Faith Creelman, Mia Millican, Anna Nielsen, Abby Currant
ARRIVAL TIME 7:30 AM
Rylea Gilbert, Grace Daues
ARRIVAL TIME 9:00 AM
Faith Hookerman, Olivia Pitman
AWARDS FOR SENIOR SOLOS AND JUNIOR DUETS 11:00 AM
ARRIVAL TIME 10:30 AM
Adirah Heppermann, Alayna Seabaugh, Anabella Heintzelman, Victoria Heintzelman, Bailey Simmons, Emma Kilgore, Grace Wegner, Gracie Simone, Isabella Mason, Iyona Westbroooks, Jessica Messer, Kendall Thurman, Leighton Wunderlich, Sofia Jasper, Tate Wilson, Ava Conway, Chloe Purtell, Claire Wittmus, Hannah Shorts, Lindsay Ortell, Madelyn Heuser, Olivia Pitman,Sydney Schlup, Sydney Shrum,
ARRIVAL TIME 11:00 AM
Alaire Palmer, Faith Roskowski, Gracyn Harris, Kaylee Hume, Layla Martell, Lexi Hall, Lilly Purtell, Mireya Heppermann, Olivia Jasper, Olivia Perry, Quinn Lockey, Shannon McDaniel
ARRIVAL TIME 2:30 PM
Emily Campion, Lacy Juedemann, Makel Mouser
ARRIVAL TIME 6:30 PM
AWARDS FOR MINI AND JUNIOR GROUP ROUTINES 7:47 PM
AWARDS FOR JUNIOR SOLOS 10:42 PM (Natalie, Claire, Sydney, Isabella)
SUNDAY, MAY 7TH
ARRIVAL TIME 7:30 AM
Katanna Kortkamp, Abby Currant, Megan Harris
AWARDS FOR TRIOS 9:37 AM
ARRIVAL TIME 8:30 AM
Emma Busken, Gabe Mueller, Jackie Mueller, Abbey Purtell, Maggie Simmons, Hannah Yingling
ARRIVAL TIME 11:30 AM
Lydia Cella, Kenzie Eastvold, Hannah Farmer, Kylie Harris, Kylie Kasten, Kendall Kortkamp, Alicia McConachie, Kate Paddock, Dani Wesling, Bailey Behrens, Emerson Cicotte, Anna Nielsen, Libby Thornton
ARRIVAL TIME 12:30 PM
Lauren Hetz, Lillian Hetz,
ARRIVAL TIME 1:30 PM
Allison Coil, Mia Millican. Bella Sassmann, Lillian Wilson, Emily Campion, Aly Evans, Lacy Juedemann, Clare Kiely, Makel Mouser, Megan Mueller,
ARRIVAL TIME 2:30 PM
Alysa Schoolcraft, Grace Daues, Olivia Pitman, Faith Creelman
AWARDS FOR ALL TEEN/SENIOR GROUPS 7:19 PM
Attached please find a line-up of the performances with approximate performance times along with information provided from the competition regarding free on-line programs and some exciting essay contest opportunities for the students. If you are in interested in entering an essay let me know. Thank you!
All participating teachers, dancers and spectators are expected to display good sportsmanship. Failure to comply could result in immediate disqualification and loss of privileges to participate in the competition.
“The Tribute to My Parents Award”
This award presentation defines what Tribute is all about…I ask dancers to write an essay about their parents and why they feel their parents should receive this award for things they have done for them during their years in dance. Remember dancers, you are writing this as a Tribute to your parents and this should be written by the dancer only and not shared with the parents. The parents who are selected to receive this award will be invited on stage and portions of the essay will be read to them for the first time. The winner will be announced during one of the award segments and will not be notified prior to the event. As a gift for their love, support and contributions to their children, Tribute will be returning all entry fees that were paid by the parents for the dancer who wrote the winning essay. One award will be presented at each regional event. To type and submit an essay go to our website www.tributetodance.com and click on the link Tribute to my Parents Essay. The essay must be submitted no later than 3 days before the event.
“The Touching Hearts Award” (Sportsmanship Award)
We all know that love and compassion towards others starts from your heart, so in honor of my son Jonah who has a heart condition, I created “THE TOUCHING HEARTS AWARD”. This award will signify and acknowledge thoughtfulness, compassion and love towards others at each event. Something as simple as holding a door for someone who needs help, a genuine thank you, or just saying great job or congratulations can truly impact others in a very positive way. A kind gesture of sharing with someone who might have forgotten something they need in order to perform. Instead of just our staff selecting a winner or through some type of contest, I am asking for everyone who attends our event each weekend to play an important role in the selection process. I will ask for others to nominate studios (other than their own) simply by filling out a provided card and placing it in a nominating box at the merchandise area. The only thing you will need to do is list the studio to nominate and a short example of something you witnessed or experienced. Sometimes we don’t always see or hear acts of generosity that go on behind the scenes at events and this will now give us all a chance to hear about something positive and inspiring that took place during the weekend.
“Let us post your comments in the Free Program Books”
Tribute provides program books free of charge in a pdf format that we upload to our website 3 days before the event. Remember we do NOT sell program books at the event so you can either print your copy prior to the event or view the book on any smart device at the event. For special comments and well wishes, I added a feature called “Tribute to Family and Friends”. We may have a few comments or several to add to the book, but I at least want to offer the opportunity for others to share feelings. I want parents, teachers, dancers and relatives to have a place where they can share their love, support and appreciation for each other with heartfelt comments. All posts are asked to be 100 words or less. I look back on my life and remember the cards and letters I received from my parents and friends that I still have and will remember and cherish forever. If you would like your kind words posted in the program book, go to our website www.tributetodance.com under program books and click on program book comments to submit your comments for the city you are attending. The deadline to send a comment will be no later than 5 days before the event.
Video and Photography Reminder
At Tribute, we prefer to not have a vendor that takes pictures or video records the routines. Each studio in attendance will be given one photographer and one video pass to use during the competition. Studio Owners, you may select as many individuals from your studio to have a rotation in place or as some do have a professional photographer attend and take pictures and or video for your studio. Passes will be given to the studio owner upon arrival and ID passes must be worn by the studio representatives at all times. In some locations there will be a designated area reserved for video and photography. **While YOUR studio is performing, I do allow photographers to move freely for better shots as long as they are not interfering with your dancers or those in the audience trying to view a routine from your studio**. Tribute has the right to revoke any photography or video pass at any time for any reason.
Dance Team Faculty
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR DANCERS!