Due to best social distancing practices and limited capacity and in partnership with our venues, the official schedule for each city will be released to attendees via email and on the city page one week prior to the start of the event.

Since each schedule is custom designed for each city based on venue, regulations and attendance, ASH has created multiple schedule structures in order to protect, educate, and serve our attendees to the best of our ability.

All Independent dancers and studios should visit the Registration booth between 10AM and 12PM on Sunday to pick up your award envelope including Performance Showcase awards and scholarships!


Here are some ways we are creatively customizing the schedule for each unique city:

  • Block Scheduling for Performance Showcase
  • Tiered Class Scheduling to minimize groups in common areas
  • Contactless Registration Check-In
  • Reimagined Opening and Closing Show
  • A/B Class Scheduling to maximize social distancing practices


Class Descriptions

Convention Classes (Age Breakdown)
Mini Movers: Ages 4-6
Artists In Training: Ages 7-11
Intermediate: Ages 12-14
Advanced: Ages 15+

Mini Movers
The Mini Movers level is designed as an introductions to the dance convention experience for ages four to six years old and includes on complimentary Observer band for Mini Movers classes ONLY, a t-shirt and a bag for all dancers. The Mini Movers will have the opportunity to perform at the start of the Performance Showcase on Saturday on the main stage (Please Note: The performance is pending on COVID-19 restrictions for the 2020/2021 Season.)

Teacher Activites
Teacher Lunch – Join ASH Faculty, Staff and Colleagues for lunch! Teacher jackets will be given out at this time. (Teacher Lunch will be suspended throughout Season x due to COVID-19 restrictions. This event will resume, once the restrictions have been lifted.) Teacher Training Seminars: ASH’s energizing and motivating teacher training seminars are hour long sessions with the ASH Faculty that are exciting, informative and interactive. They will leave you feeling inspired and refreshed!

Parent Class
Parents, it’s time to show us your moves! We invite you to attend our fun, parent dance class! You must be a registered virtual observer to participate in the parent class.

Q&A / Autograph Session (Q&A and Autograph Session will be suspended throughout Season X due to COVID-19 restrictions. These events will resume, once the restrictions have been lifted.)
Join the ASH Faculty for a Q&A/ autograph session to discuss opportunities to up and coming dancers, what to expect in the professional world, ask for advice and so much more. We encourage dancers, teachers and observers to participate and ask questions. Tour autograph posters are available for purchase at the merchandise booth. Faculty Pick scholarships will be awarded at the Q&A/ Autograph Session.

Collab Class (Collab Class will be offered in select cities when socially distant space is available.)
Join the entire event Faculty for an exciting close to the weekend! Each Faculty member will teach two 8 counts and combine them together to create one fun, collaborative combination to wrap up the event!

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1/4/21 COVID-19 Event Updates, Safety and Registration Guidelines

We are watching the governmental guidance and restrictions closely and will provide an update here and on each event on it's own page when we have confirmed information. Here are the events we are watching especially closely:

Burbank, CA
Santa Clara, CA

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.

For a printable version of the Safety Guidelines, CLICK HERE. For a printable version of the Registration and Refund Guidelines, CLICK HERE

Masks Required in Common Areas and All Classrooms

We require attendees to wear masks in the common areas and in all classrooms. ASH staff, crew, and faculty are also 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. 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. After 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.