General Event Questions

Who should I invite to participate in a Dance the Magic event?

Our Dance the Magic parade events are open to experienced dancers that are at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.  We ask that you invite dancers who will represent your studio, Dance the Magic and our Venue Partners well, and who can perform with a smile and lots of personality!  The quality of performance is very important because you are performing at the high caliber venues in the Disney Parks, the Universal Orlando Resort, on Broadway in New York City and at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN!

When will we receive the DTM performance choreography?

Studios will receive a YouTube link of the parade choreography, choreography notes, and music approximately 8 weeks prior to their performance.  Dancers must be paid in full prior to receiving the choreography.

How much time should we dedicate to learning the parade choreography?

We highly suggest allotting specific studio time/classes for dancers to learn, practice, build stamina, and clean the routine prior to their parade performance. Studios will need to submit a video of their dancers performing the parade choreography for 2 loops one month prior to their performance for their Video Evaluation.

Will my dancers have time to play in the park on event days?

Due to the nature of our events, we cannot guarantee extended play time in the parks on event days.  We do our best to schedule time in the parks, but we do have to abide to Disney’s time frame.  If this is a concern, we suggest extending your stay by staying an extra day to enjoy playing in the Disney Parks.

When will we get our final itinerary for the event?

The Disney Resorts are constantly changing atmosphere entertainment throughout the parks.  Dance the Magic and Disney work closely to ensure our rehearsal and performing schedules are syncretized with the rest of the resort.  Because of this, you will receive your final information approx. 10 days prior to the event. We encourage you to set up a parent cell phone tree prior to arrival at the park.  This is essential to disburse information should there be any changes to the schedule.

Disneyland Resort - Anaheim, CA

What are the age limits for DTM events at Disneyland?

Parade: Ages 7 & Up

Dance Camp Add-On: Ages 8 & Up

All performers should be the minimum age required by the date of the performance or activity. Proof of age may be requested to ensure the dancer meets this requirement.

Can I use my Disney Magic Key Pass during the DTM event at Disneyland?

Dancers: No, dancers cannot use their Disney Magic Key Pass. Dancers will need to purchase a Performer Package for the amount of days they are participating in Dance the Magic activities.

Guests (Family / Friends): Yes, family members and friends are able to use their Disney Magic Key Pass for entry into the Disney Park during Dance the Magic event days if they are not blocked out. 

Can I book discounted Disney Hotel rooms through DTM?

Once Dance the Magic receives your dancer deposit for your studio, we will send out the Disney Hotel booking link to your Studio Director.  Families will be able to use this link to book their stay at one of the Disneyland Hotels. 

SPACE IS LIMITED!  Room blocks sell out fast – BOOK EARLY!

We highly recommend booking under the Dance the Magic room block if you are attending our event at Disneyland. Staying on Disney property eliminates any issues regarding transportation to and from the resort during the event.  

When will we receive our Disney Park Tickets for Disneyland?

Once DTM receives final payment for the entire studio, we will place your Disney Ticket order. Please allow up to 5 weeks for tickets to be processed by Disney and sent to your studio.

Walt Disney World Resort - Orlando, FL

What are the age limits for DTM events at Universal Orlando?

Parade: Ages 10 & Up

Showcase: Ages 7 & Up

All performers should be the minimum age required by the date of the performance or activity. Proof of age may be requested to ensure the dancer meets this requirement.

Can I use my Disney Annual Pass during the DTM event at Walt Disney World?

Dancers: No, dancers cannot use their Disney Annual Passport. Dancers will need to purchase a Performer Package for the amount of days they are participating in Dance the Magic activities.

Guests (Family / Friends): Yes, family members and friends are able to use their Disney Annual Passports for entry into the Disney Park during Dance the Magic event days if they are not blocked out. 

Hotel Accommodations: Is it required to stay on Disney property with DTM?

Yes, we do require all performers to be booked in one of the rooms under the Dance the Magic hotel room block for all events at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Dance the Magic provides custom motor coach transportation for performers, directors, and chaperones during the event activities that require backstage from our host hotels.

When will we receive our Disney Park Tickets for Walt Disney World?

Once DTM receives final payment for the entire studio, we will place your Disney Ticket order. Please allow up to 5 weeks for tickets to be processed by Disney and sent to your studio.

What are Meal Certificates?

The Meal Certificates, or Meal Vouchers, are an alternative form of payment for quick serve meals at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Parents are able to purchase Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Certificates for their Youth Performers to use instead of cash.

Universal Orlando Resort - Orlando, FL

What are the age limits for DTM events at Walt Disney World?

Parade & Showcase: Ages 7 & Up

All performers should be the minimum age required by the date of the performance or activity. Proof of age may be requested to ensure the dancer meets this requirement.

Can I use my Universal Annual Pass during the DTM event at Universal Orlando?

Dancers: No, dancers cannot use their Universal Annual Pass. Dancers will need to purchase a Performer Package for the amount of days they are participating in Dance the Magic activities.

Guests (Family / Friends): Yes, family members and friends are able to use their Universal Annual Pass for entry into the Universal Parks during Dance the Magic event days if they are not blocked out. 

Hotel Accommodations: Is it required to stay on Universal property with DTM?

Yes, we do require all performers to be booked in one of the rooms under the Dance the Magic hotel room block for all events at the Universal Orlando Resort.

Dance the Magic provides custom motor coach transportation for performers, directors, and chaperones during the event activities that require backstage from our host hotels.

When will we receive our Universal Park Tickets for Universal Orlando?

Once DTM receives final payment for the entire studio, we will place your Universal Ticket order. Please allow up to 5 weeks for tickets to be processed by Universal and sent to your studio.

Disney on Broadway - New York, NY

What are the age limits for DTM events on Broadway?

Ages 8 & Up

All performers should be the minimum age required by the date of the performance or activity. Proof of age may be requested to ensure the dancer meets this requirement.

Hotel Accommodations: Is it required to stay at the host hotel for Dance the Magic on Broadway?

Yes, we do require all performers to be booked in one of the rooms under the Dance the Magic hotel room block.

Dance the Magic provides on-site tour guide assistance for all Dance the Magic activities while in New York for dancers, directors and chaperones.

Grand Ole Opry House - Nashville, TN

What are the age limits for Music City Magic?

Ages 8 & Up

All performers should be the minimum age required by the date of the performance or activity. Proof of age may be requested to ensure the dancer meets this requirement.

Hotel Accommodations: Is it required to stay at the host hotel for Music City Magic?

Yes, we do require all performers to be booked in one of the rooms under the Dance the Magic hotel room block.

Dance the Magic provides on-site tour guide assistance for all Dance the Magic activities while in Nashville for dancers, directors and chaperones.

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