We will not extend past three days! We appreciate the cost of being away from home & taking time away from school and work. This is why we offer a compact three day weekend event. Once we are full, we stop accepting entries.
Your suggestions are valued! We hear you and value your suggestions and when we can , we use those to improve future events!
Our Judges ARE Dance teachers! We know that the dance industry has very many valuable individuals to learn and grow from. We have found that dance educators with real time in the classroom have their finger on the pulse of dance reality. Therefore, we seek out experienced judges that are dance educators with valued experience to help you in your dance future!
UPDATED !Expanded time limits! Shorter Adjudication Categories! Paperless registration! ( with the option to mail in registrations if you would like)
We are a pretty friendly bunch! No really! We are! Our positive vibe is pretty contagious! O.K. That is more like a fact than a promise , you'll see that our family of volunteers are pretty spectacular ..
Hinton is a unique little pocket in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and we are kind of a big (little) thing in the arts world! It must be our water, but the arts community is flourishing here! Home to many painters, writers, dancers, photographers, musicians and the host of several events that has put Hinton on the map as the go to place for a great time!
Adjudications held approximately after every 40-45 minutes of dance! Awards at every session! Guaranteed a minimum of two awards every session (most sessions have 3+ awards!) Plus on stage recognitions! We have also committed to even shorter large group categories!
You know you want to join us!
About the Venue...
The West Fraser Guild houses a small theatre ( the PATH) with big heart! Where every seat is a front row seat due to the tiered seating design and close proximity of seating to stage! Acoustics are awesome and theatre is only 5 minute drive to hotels & restaurants.
Your families will have plenty of options during their down time.. ** Hotels in Hinton are newer and at a fraction of the cost of National Park hotels!
** Great restaurant Selections **In Hinton we have a Fantastic performance site set up in comparison to what we could offer in Jasper National Park ** we are a mere 20 minutes outside JASPER NATIONAL PARK! So it is easy to take in an afternoon or evening in the park and perform and stay in Hinton!
FORCE MAJEURE In the case of a Force Majeure; an extraordinary circumstance whereby a supervening event including but not limited to an epidemic, pandemic, war, natural disaster or act of Government authority including Health Organizations, state of emergency, National and or Provincial; Whereby a Force Majeure event which is outside of the control of Dance Summit’s control and prohibits Dance Summit from executing duties of presenting its dance festival on the scheduled dates ; we will send out a separate full description outlining our procedures involving rescheduling of dates.
HOTEL WITH DANCE SUMMIT RATES ( Huge Thank you to these hotels for working with us after the wildfire emergency!):
BEST WESTERN PLUS ( May 20-21 , 2023) Phone Best Western 780-817-7000 $129.00 / regular room or $149.00 / mini kitchen (Plus taxes). Dance Summit Rate . Limited rooms available
THE HINTON LODGE ( May 20-21, 2023) Phone The Hinton Lodge 780-817-5050 $119. 49/ Double occupancy Ask for Dance Summit Rates Limited rooms Available
We know dance... We are dancers, dance parents, dance judge, teachers and festival organizers. We have organized large events for 10 years.
We Love dance... Our goal is to make your job easy by creating an event that keeps your dancers & their parents happy.
Hinton's scenery is beautiful, the outdoor activities are endless but we also boast many restaurants, lodging and shopping opportunities. Many tourists are choosing Hinton as their take off point for day trips to Jasper and William A. Switzer wilderness park because of the convenience and newer hotels at reasonable prices.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5191 Hinton , Alberta T7V1X4
What participating schools are saying...
"Fun , Friendly and Positive environment! We will be back again!"
So happy with how on time your event was! Our families, students and teachers had such a great time!- Hinton School of Dance
This is our go to event every year! Our families love it!- Darlene- Darlene's Dance Academy
"Thanks for the opportunity to come to your festival this year! Our families enjoyed it ! " Marilyn - Riverbend
'Thanks for the great weekend! All my dancers loved it. I hope you it was a success for you as well '- Nicole- Jasper Dance Project