COVID-19 UPDATES

Last Updated: June 19, 2020

Thank you for choosing Beyond The Stars as one of your 2020 Competitions. We have been keeping a close eye on national and international updates about the Corona Virus (COVID-19), as the health and well-being of everyone in attendance at our events is of the utmost priority to us. Here you will find our latest event updates regarding Covid-19. We will be updating this page frequently, in addition to our social media pages, with the events that are postponed as well as extra precautions that we are taking.

RESCHEDULED COMPETITIONS PROTOCOLS & PROCEDURES

Protocols may change as safety guidelines and restrictions are modified.

  • Events will be live streamed to limit the need for spectators. In most areas, awards will be live streamed without dancers on stage and awards will be delivered to the studios.
  • Whenever possible studios will compete one at a time and can leave immediately following their performance, therefore dressing room congestion shouldn’t be an issue.
  • Each studio will be assigned specific time slots for all of their dancers to perform their routines. Additional cleaning will be done throughout the day.
  • The schedules will be planned deliberately to minimize the number of studios in the building at one time. Final schedule will be determined by studio size. If more than one studio is in the building at the same time, seating in the auditorium will be divided by studio.
  • Competition staff will have temperatures taken and a wellness check-in every day. Staff will also wear masks.
  • Signs will be posted to encourage social distancing and proper hygiene. Hand sanitizer stations will be provided throughout the venue.
  • Masks are recommended for all spectators.
  • There will be no scoring deductions for costuming if masks or gloves are used or if a studio chooses not to dance in costume. If utilizing the Dressing Rooms, please limit the number of people accompanying the dancers. Dancers should arrive in full hair makeup and in their first costume, ready to perform. This will limit their time in the dressing room.
  • We would like to please ask that each dancer is accompanied by no more than one (1) spectator. Those in high-risk categories are encouraged not to attend.
  • Only the performers and one studio representative will be allowed in the backstage area for each performance.
  • Based on location, additional requirements and protocols will be sent to the studio with the final schedule prior to the competition.

THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS MAY BE REQUIRED BY CERTAIN VENUES

  • Checking temperatures with infra-red thermometers & limiting spectator attendance. Any person with a temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or above will NOT be allowed to enter the event.
  • No dressing rooms
  • No props that cannot be carried on by the performers

CONFIRMED RESCHEDULED DATES

Please note: We hope to add additional events when schools open back up. The events listed in red are Breakout competitions. If a Breakout date works better for you, please note that our rules & polices are the same across both competitions. 

Poconos, PA – 7/12-18 (Nationals)

Somerset, NJ – 7/17-19

Youngstown, OH – 7/24-26 

King of Prussia, PA – 7/24-26 

Rochester, NY – 7/31-2

Somerset, NJ – 8/14-16

Freehold, NJ – 8/21-23

Somerset, NJ – 9/18-20

Albany, NY – 9/11-13

Bellingham, MA – 9/18-20

Batavia, IL – 9/26-27

Manahawkin, NJ – 10/9-11

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

In an effort to keep everyone informed, below are the answers to some general questions concerning the 2020 Season. All information on specific Regionals will be sent to Studio Directors. Parents should reach out to their Studio Director for any questions that they should have on events or specifics.

 

1. Will you be hosting a Virtual Competition?

Yes! We will be hosting a Virtual event! For more information, head over to https://beyondthestarscompetition.com/virtualcompetition/

 

2. Will you be rescheduling / postponing events?

At this time we have many tentative dates with venues but will wait to announce specifics until we have a better idea of the national timeline for an end to closures.

 

3. If we did not attend a Regional event, are we able to attend Nationals?

Absolutely. You will not need to attend a Regional at Beyond The Stars this year to qualify for one of our 3 National Finals.

 

4. Will you cancel the events completely if you cannot postpone?

As with most companies at this time, we are trying to extend our season through July. We are trying our best to not have to cancel any events without a rescheduled date.

 

5. We are not registered for Nationals right now – Can we attend?

Yes, however, at this time we are looking to open up additional space in all of our Nationals and also plan to host regional events during June and July.

 

6. Are we able to still purchase merchandise?

Absolutely. Please visit our online merch shop: https://beyond-the-stars.shoplightspeed.com/bts-merch/

 

7. Are we able to move to a future event?

Absolutely. We are doing our best to accommodate each studio request as possible. We are also working to add additional dates in late May, June and July.

 

8. Our event was postponed – Will you be rescheduling?

At this time we have many tentative dates with venues but will wait to announce specifics until we have a better idea of the national timeline for an end to closures.

 

9. If we cannot attend the rescheduled date are we able to move our entries to a future event?

All information will be sent to Studio Directors regarding this.

COVID-19 UPDATES