AWARDS

Purpose Dance Competition Inc. reserves the right to add or cancel days based on registration.
THE EVENT BEGINS MARCH 25, 2022.

ORILLIA OPERA HOUSE
20 MISSISSAUGA ST WEST, ORILLIA ONTARIO, L3V 0T7

What you should know when you get there…

PURPOSE ORILIA EVENT BREAKDOWN:

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022

BLOCK #1: KMH DANCE PRODUCTIONS | 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

BLOCK #2: THE BRADFORD SCHOOL OF DANCE | 3:48 PM – 6:20 PM

BLOCK #3: THE BRACEBRIDGE SCHOOL OF BALLET & DANCE ARTS | 8:20 PM – 9:35 PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022

BLOCK #4: MISS JENNIE’S PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO | 8:30 AM – 11:15 AM

BLOCK #5: RENNE’S DANCE CONNECTION | 1:10 PM – 7:50 PM

FINAL OVERALL AWARDS PRESENTATION | 8:50 PM

All Studio Directors and teachers are invited back to the theatre for the final overall awards presentation.

NOTE: Programs will be available for purchase on-site for attendees. Attendees may only attend the venue outside of their scheduled studio block should they wish to purchase a program from our merchandise table in the main lobby.

EVENT UPDATE AS OF MARCH 21ST, 2022. Updates are subject to change in the days/weeks leading up to the competition date. Please continue to check our website for updates and/or contact your Studio Director.

VACCINE PASSPORT POLICY: The Orillia Opera House will be following all of the most up-to-date guidelines regarding showing proof of vaccination. Vaccine passports are no longer needed to enter the Orillia Opera House, as proof of vaccination requirements have been lifted at the venue. Studio Directors will be notified should the government and/or venue policy change prior to the event start date.

MASKING: The Orillia Opera House will be following all of the most up-to-date guidelines regarding masking. Masking is now optional for all attendees, and is no longer a requirement while inside the venue.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS: All Purpose Dance Competition and venue specific protocols and procedures have been sent directly to Studio Directors.

THEATRE ARRIVAL: Dancers, teachers, staff, etc. are being asked to enter the theatre through the “Artist Entrance” and not the main doors. The performer’s entrance is located near the loading dock area. Parents and audience members must enter through the main doors.

AWARD CEREMONIES EXCLUSIVE TO PURPOSE ORILLIA: Final awards on Saturday evening is limited to the attendance of teachers and Studio Directors. We invite all of the dancers and parents to watch the final awards on our live stream.

SPECTATORS: Purpose Dance Competition asks that each performer limit the number of spectators that they invite to the live show. We suggest keeping audience members to household members (parents/siblings) if possible. The entire event will be live streamed for grandparents, extended family, friends, neighbours, etc. to enjoy the show from the comfort of their home via the Purpose website. NOTE: Our Final Awards presentation will also be live streamed.

THEATRE ACCESS & PARKING: GREEN P (LOW COST) parking available at the Opera House, as well as various parking lots walking distance from the main entrance. The Opera House will not allow your group to enter the building until the previous group has left. Please do not arrive earlier than the call time sent to you by the Competition Directors.

FOOD & DRINK: Wide variety of restaurants (both dine in and take out) such as Subway, Pizza Pizza, etc. located right on Mississauga Street (2-5 minute walking distance). Food and drink will NOT be available for purchase at the Opera House.

PROPS: Props can be brought in a few minutes before your scheduled studio block if needed. Please note, you will not be able to store ANY props at the theatre. There is no additional storage space provided, and for the safety of the performers and all event attendees, we cannot have props sitting in the backstage area.

MUSIC: Music is to be handed in to Purpose Dance Competition staff no less than one hour prior to your scheduled studio block. Your music MUST be on a USB key (properly labelled with studio name). All songs must be properly titled and in alphabetical order. Please be sure to have iPod/iPad or laptop on hand for back up use if needed.

HOST HOTEL: 

Best Westen PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre

400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia ON, L3V 0T7

Room reservations must be confirmed no later than Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022.

Please note the following room rates and cancellation policies affiliated with this block:

  • Nightly Rate (Wednesday, March 23 – Friday, March  25): $129.95 + tax / night.
  • A two night minimum is required for the above mentioned rates. The room rate for a single night stay is $179.95 + tax.
  • Individuals must cancel or make changes to their reservations at least 3 days (72 hours) prior to their arrival date or a penalty of 1 night’s stay ($179.95 + tax) will be applied.