I am trying to login and make a payment, where do I click to get to the payment screen?

You can find instructions for making payments by clicking HERE.

When will the event and showcase schedule be released?

All Event Schedules, Performance Showcase Schedules, and Welcome Packets will be released one week prior to the event. No information will be available prior to the release of that information.

How many solos can I register and perform?

Dancers may register up to 3 solos.

Will critiques be sent to me or the studio?

Critiques will be uploaded to your online Studio or Independent registration account. You find the instructions on viewing or downloading your critiques by clicking HERE.

How do I apply the scholarship I received?

You can find instructions for applying your scholarship by clicking HERE.

How do I apply the Performance Showcase Award Voucher I received?

In all instances where you wish to apply any or all of your vouchers or injury/COVID-19 credits, please email info@ashproductions.com prior to making ANY payment so that we can ensure your registration and the application of your credits and vouchers is correct.

How do I upload music for my routine(s)?

You can find instructions for uploading your music by clicking HERE.

If I am not present for the Closing Show or Awards, where will my awards and scholarships be mailed?

ASH does not mail Scholarships and Showcase Awards. You must be present at the event to pick up the scholarship or award. Reminder, ASH keeps records of all scholarships and awards so you do not need the scholarship or award to register.

How do I fill out the waiver?

If my child chooses Option 2 - Hybrid, can they still perform in the Performance Showcase?

Yes! That is exactly why Option 2 - Hybrid exists. Studios or Independents should contact ASH directly at info@ashproductions.com when choosing to utilize this option at least 14 days prior to the event.

Will routines be penalized if dancers wear masks or other PPE?

No. ASH’s number one priority is your safety and we understand that each individual situation is unique. Feel free to where whatever protective equipment you would like during the performance of your routine.

Can I change the time my routine performs?

If you know you have a scheduling issue that will impact your availability to perform in the showcase, contact ASH immediately and at least 14 days prior to the event. If you need changes after the schedule is posted, all requests for changes to the Performance Showcase must be submitted by the studio within 24 hours of the schedule being released.

Can I register without my studio under my studio name or as an independent?

ASH accepts Studio and Independent registrations. It is up to your contract with your studio as to how you are allowed to register.

Can I exchange or return the merchandise I purchased?

Due to the nature of touring the country each weekend, ASH cannot exchange or refund any merchandise either purchased at the event or online.

If I change studios, how can I register with my scholarship?

Scholarships received when a dancer is registered with a studio are not valid when registering as an independent or with another studio without written consent from the original studio director.

If I change studios, how can I register with my Performance Showcase Award Voucher?

Awards received when a dancer is registered with a studio are not valid when registering as an independent or with another studio.

How can I book “ASH on the GO!”

You can download the information packet HERE and contact amanda@ashproductions.com when you are ready to book!

Are there any studio incentives for bringing my entire team to a regional tour city and Nationals in the same season?

Of course! We love it when studios take full advantage of all that ASH has to offer at both a regional tour city as well as at Nationals! Contact amanda@ashproductions.com to discuss what incentives may be available!

Can I preorder photos and videos?

At this time, only studios are eligible to pre-order full studio routine packages of 20 routines or more. Contact info@ashproductions.com for special pricing!

Can I preorder merchandise?

Yes! Individual orders can be placed at the ASH Merchandise Store and are not guaranteed to arrive prior to the event you are attending. All studio bulk orders can be made by contacting info@ashproductions.com. Studio bulk orders will receive free shipping, discounts, and are guaranteed to arrive at your studio prior to the event if your completed order is placed at least 14 days prior to the event.

Can I register for a level that doesn’t match my age?

Your studio owner is the only one who is able to request a level change to a level that may be more suitable to your current skill level. Your studio owner can contact us at info@ashproductions.com to request a level change. Remember, in order to be eligible for scholarships, you may only audition with your age level.

How can I watch the Performance Showcase?

Since seating will be set up according to social distancing guidelines and limited to Studio staff and immediate parents/guardians, ASH will livestream the performance showcase at www.ASHWebcast.com. The video wall located in the lobby will also be broadcasting the Performance Showcase. Friends and family can watch from home, and attendees will be able to watch from anywhere at the venue!

Is my scholarships still valid if I have not used it?

Yes! All regional scholarships awarded in both the 18/19 and 19/20 seasons now expire May, 2022. If your scholarship was previously redeemed for registration for an event that was postponed, it will be made available to use in your online registration account when you register this season for a new regional event. If you have previously redeemed your scholarship from 18/19, it is no longer valid or able to be used.

How can I observe my child’s classes?

In some cities, ASH will provide a Virtual Observer option which can be purchased by visiting www.ASHVirtual.com. Check the Welcome Packet associated with your city once it is released to see what Virtual Observer options are available.

How do I register?

Click the “REGISTER” button at the top right side of every page of the ASH website. We suggest registering early to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate, as well as to ensure your spot. Once we reach maximum capacity, we will no longer accept registrations. Register Now for an upcoming event!

Can I register without a studio?

Dancers may either register with their studio or as an independent dancer. When registering, type “Independent” when asked to provide a studio name.

How old do I need to be to attend?

To register for Artists Simply Human, dancers must be 4-6 years old for the Mini Movers level, 7-11 years old for the Artists in Training level, 12-14 years old for the Intermediate level, and 15+ for Advanced level.

Do you offer Teacher discounts?

Yes we do! Please visit Teacher Discounts for more information.

In what classes can Teachers participate?

Teachers registered for the full convention may take any class offered in addition to Teacher Training Seminars.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, checks or money orders. Checks or money orders must be postmarked before the Early Bird Discount Deadline in order to secure the Early Bird rate. If a check is returned, you will be assessed a $30.00 fee. Only cash and credit cards are accepted when registering at the door or paying a final balance upon check-in at Registration. *All funds must be paid in U.S. currency only. No International, Canadian or Foreign checks will be accepted.

Do you offer a refund if I cannot attend?

Due to COVID-19, ASH has updated the Season X Refund Policy and Registration Guidelines.

Can I videotape and take photos at the event?

Photography and Videography at Artists Simply Human are STRICTLY PROHIBITED! Photos and Videos will be available for purchase at www.ASHPhotoVideo.com throughout the event.

What Faculty members are teaching in my city?

A Welcome Packet will be available for all registered attendees one week prior to the event announcing the faculty for your city.

My dancer turns 7, 12, or 15 years old during the event. What level should they be in for the scholarship audition?

Ages for scholarship auditions and Performance Showcases are as of January 1st, 2021

Can I receive a list of the music used in class?

Yes, visit the city page on the ASH website following the event for a list of music used in all classes. You can also find us on Spotify.

What is a studio representative?

A studio owner, teacher, or other individual representing a studio who will NOT participate in ANY dance classes. Studio representatives must accompany participating dancers in order to attend. This representative may observe and take notes in any class. A studio representative may also attend the teacher breakfast or cocktail party.

What types of classes are offered at ASH?

At Artists Simply Human, dancers will have the opportunity to study Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Modern Jazz & Jazz Funk with the most sought after faculty in the industry. The exact styles offered in each city may vary due to faculty availability.

What are the Mini Movers and Artists In Training levels?

The Mini Movers level is designed as an introduction to the dance convention experience and encompasses dancers ages four to six years old. The Artists in Training level is designed for dancers ages seven to ten years old, who are dancing at the beginner/intermediate level, and are in the early stages of their dance convention training.

I tried to make a reservation at the host hotel but was quoted a much higher price. What should I do?

Once the hotel room block is sold out, you can still book your room but not at the special discounted rate. When possible, ASH will contract an overflow hotel. However, we do not have control over the room rate or the amount of rooms available at that rate. Contacting the host hotel for more information is the best course of action.

If I receive a regional scholarship and am unable to attend, can my scholarship be used for Nationals?

Regional scholarships are only valid for the regional tour cities. Scholarships are not transferable, and cannot be extended (Unless your scholarship was affected by COVID-19).

Since I registered before the Early Bird Discount Deadline, why is my half scholarship $150 instead of $130?

All Scholarships are based on the regular rate because discounts and scholarships cannot be combined. The ASH Half Scholarship discount is based on the regular convention rate of $300, as discounts cannot be combined.

Do I have to participate in the Performance Showcase?

Attendees are not required to participate in the Performance Showcase, however, if you choose to participate in the Performance Showcase you must be registered for the full workshop.

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Season X - Safety,Registration, and Refund Guidelines

Artists Simply Human (ASH), in full cooperation with its venue partners is working diligently to develop and implement safety procedures and protocols to help promote a safe environment during all of our events. These practices may not reflect all that ASH is doing to ensure the safety and health of all participants. We will continue to modify these protocols based on advisories from local and federal authorities. We believe that these protocols, and working together to implement them, can ensure a safe event and the ability to dance together again.

Masks Required in Common Areas

In accordance with CDC guidelines, we require attendees to wear masks in the common areas of the venue (lobby, foyer areas, and while watching the Performance Showcase.) ASH staff, crew, and faculty are required to wear masks. Masks will also be available for purchase.


Distancing in Convention Classes/Auditions

ASH has increased the amount of contracted ballroom/class space with our venues and is limiting capacity to allow for more social distancing. Masks are not required while dancing, but are required when entering and exiting the room. While our faculty loves you, we all have to go with “air hugs” and “air high fives” to keep each other safe!


Virtual Class Option

Please see the Registration Guidelines at www.ASHDance.com. If dancers would prefer not to take classes in the ballrooms, the classes will be available for livestream, to take from their hotel room or home (if the event is within driving distance). This will ensure that they can still further their dance education and participate in the performance showcase with their studios. Studios should contact ASH directly when choosing to utilize this option at least 14 days prior to the event.


Breaking Up the Day

Class schedules will be modified to create staggered breaks for each convention classroom throughout the day in order to minimize crowds in common areas. This will ensure the least amount of people at any given .me in hallways and at the Merchandise and Registration Booths. If you prefer a contact-less experience, you can visit us online at www.ASHMerchandise.com to order merchandise prior to the event.


Class Observers/Virtual Observers

For now, ASH will be limiting observers in all classes to Studio Staff only. We will be offering Virtual Observer Bands. Virtual Observers will be able to purchase and stream the classes via www.ASHVirtual.com. As our internet connectivity varies from venue to venue, we will release what classes are available to livestream in your city’s Welcome Packet at www.ASHDance.com


ASH Safety Squad

ASH will designate different members of staff and crew to make sure surfaces are sanitized, masks are being worn, and proper social distancing is taking place. In addition, ASH has purchased air purifying foggers which will be used throughout the day in classrooms, backstage, onstage, common areas, and dressing rooms.


Taking the Stage/Backstage at ASH

ASH will be creating block studio scheduling for the Performance Showcase. Congregating backstage is not permitted. Masks must be worn backstage and only removed while dancing. One routine at a time will be permitted backstage. The routine on deck will wait outside of the backstage area, and will enter once the routine onstage has finished and exited the backstage area.


Dressing/Changing Rooms

Studios should limit the number of parents assisting with costume changes to the absolute minimum necessary. A\er each studio completes their routines, ASH staff will properly clean the changing room before the next studio enters.

 


Performance Showcase Audience

ASH will have limited seating available for Studio Staff and immediate parents/guardians. All audience seating will be arranged in coordination with the venue to support best practices for social distancing. We ask that you wear a mask and only sit with members of your studio. In all instances, please remain 6 feet apart and wear your mask.


Watch Performance Showcase on ASH’s Livestream

Since seating will be set up according to social distancing guidelines and limited to Studio staff and immediate parents/guardians, ASH will livestream the performance showcase at www.ASHWebcast.com. The video wall located in the lobby will also be broadcasting the Performance Showcase. Friends and family can watch from home, and attendees will be able to watch from anywhere at the venue!


One-Way Only

Whenever possible, all entrances and exits will be separate and one-way only. All Entrances and exits will be clearly labeled, respectively. No one may enter through the exit and vice versa.

 


Welcome Show, Closing Show, Collaboration Class, Q&A Session, and Awards

The Welcome and Closing Shows are being re-imagined using all ballroom space, digital media, and featuring Company, Assistant and Faculty performances. Whenever possible, ASH will create more award sessions to minimize crowd sizes. All Scholarships will be announced in the Closing Show and presented to the recipients by a gloved and masked ASH Assistant. One studio representative will be designated to pickup all awards. Collaboration Class and Q&A Session are suspended for the time being.


Distancing in Common Areas

All attendees should observe social distancing requirements in the common areas outside of the ballroom. When in line for registration or when purchasing merchandise, please stand 6 feet apart, and have your mask on.

 


Elimination of Photo/Video Booth

ASH will eliminate our Photo/Video Booth. All Photos and Videos are available to view and purchase at www.ASHPhotoVideo.com

 


Elimination of Cash and Coins

ASH will eliminate all cash and coin transactions. Only credit cards and contactless payment such as Apple Pay or Google Pay will be allowed. As always, Cashier’s Checks or Money Orders will be allowed for Registration payments if pre-arranged with the ASH Office prior to the event.

 


Elimination of Water Stations

ASH will eliminate the traditional water stations in the ballrooms. Dancers should bring multiple water bottles to class in their bags to stay hydrated!

 


Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer will be available outside every class/ballroom, backstage, dressing rooms, and at the MERCH counter. Everyone must use the hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting. At MERCH, we ask that you use the sanitizer prior to beginning any shopping/transaction and at the completion of your transaction. At the REGISTRATION BOOTH, we ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided before and after you check-in.


Hand Washing

All attendees should wash their hands multiple times throughout the day. The CDC recommends this as one of the best practices to avoid transmission of the virus. Staff, Faculty, and Crew will be required to wash their hands consistently throughout the day.

 


Safety Training

All ASH Staff, Crew, and Faculty will receive vigorous safety training to ensure that all CDC methods of sanitizing and general cleanliness are employed to keep themselves and clients from being at risk.

 


Temperature Checks

All ASH Staff, Crew, and Faculty will receive touch-less temperature checks each day. Hotel partners are also following this same process with their employees. Any Staff, Crew, or Faculty with a temperature higher than 99.9 will not be permitted to work the event. We recommend studio owners and staff check temperatures of dancers and staff each morning.


Venue Cleanliness

The hotel venues have increased sanitization of all surfaces, handrails, elevators, door handles, etc. and will be cleaning and sanitizing regularly throughout or during our entire event.