Optional Talent Showcase

 PACE Center Theater

PACE Center Theater


The Talent Showcase is optional, and is not judged. We strongly encourage all to participate, as it is a great opportunity to build confidence and shine individually while displaying your talent for friends and family. It is open to all age groups, including Rising and Shooting Stars.

The Talent Showcase begins at 9:30 a.m. in the theater. Please have the participant in the theater by 8:30 a.m. for a brief orientation before lineup backstage for the Talent Showcase. Backstage is our staging room. Participants will hang out together and be lined up in order. If your participant requires any special assistance we will have space for one family member to sit with her. Buddies will stay backstage while each participant performs their talent. Then, the participant will receive a medal for their participation in the Talent Showcase and rejoin their Buddy backstage. Once they are finished with their performance and are joined with their buddy again, they may go into the theater seats and watch the remainder of the show if they choose to. 

Each participant is limited to 90 seconds for their talent showcase.


We do not have extra time this year to rehearse talent for the showcase at the Pace Center. Participants have the option to rehearse their talent before the show the day before the event at Dual Star Academy of Dance at 3:00 p.m. Once done rehearsing, you are welcome to leave.  You will be able to change into your talent costume in the restroom.

Each participant will have enough time to rehearse their talent one time only, so please be prepared!

Talent requiring music

If your talent requires music to be played through the venue's audio system, the music must be uploaded through the info-portal by the deadline listed on that page.

Important! Please note that the talent is limited to 90 seconds, so the music must be no longer than 90 seconds. Please edit the audio to cut the song to 90 seconds. There is free software online to do this, or you can have someone help you. If you are not able to do that, please upload the full song and we will cut it around 90 seconds after the start, looking for a natural stopping point in the music.


Video presentations will only be possible for talents which are purely visual in nature, such as photography or art work. It will not be possible to complement other talents. If your talent is purely visual, and you would like to show a video, please contact us to arrange that.