A COMPETITION MADE

BY STUDIOS

FOR STUDIOS

GEMS aims to deliver an awesome experience for students, parents & studios alike.  Preliminary schedules 4 weeks ahead, final schedules 2 weeks out, sane start and end times, free printed programs and little sparks of joy in every corner! Keep reading to discover all the magic we have in store at GEMS.

CONFIRMED SCHEDULE

2025

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Registration opens AUG 1st
GEMS Dance Competition Locations 2025

CHICAGO, IL

JAN 25

KANSAS CITY, KS

FEB 1

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX

FEB 8

DES MOINES, IA

FEB 15

DULUTH, MN

MAR 1

OMAHA, NE

MAR 8

PEORIA, IL

MAR 22

SIOUX FALLS, SD

MAR 22

MINNEAPOLIS / FRIDLEY, MN

MAR 29

ST. CLOUD / MONTICELLO, MN

APR 5

ST. LOUIS, MO

APR 26

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

MAY 10

THESE ARE ONE DAY EVENTS AND WILL SELL OUT
We cap the number of entries we will take for each location based on size of the theatre and dressing areas to keep everyone happy and sane. Select locations may use a Friday evening block of solos to help keep the Saturday event shorter. If you have a dancer with constraints, let us know – our super smart scheduling software will handle it.
Place your RSVP for just $250 (it goes toward your total entry fees) and give us an estimated number of entries you’re bringing to save your space and secure a 15% discount.

Questions?

During business hours:

Give us a call or text  @ 507-405-4367
Prefer email? Use hello@dancegems.com

Working the late shift?

Dance studio life can leave you with weird pockets of time to get stuff done. We get it! While we’re not quite 24/7 we are definitely available ‘after hours’ and respond quickly. Reach out by  email, text, or Facebook–whatever works best for you.

 

Unique Competition Features

FREE GEMS Swag
For Every Dancer

Every dancer receives a limited edition Gems Dance Competition merchandise item.

Past items have included swanky t-shirts, cozy custom socks and custom EOS lip balm. Our designs are fresh & hip with both dudes and dudettes in mind!

FREE PRINTED PROGRAMS

Our beautiful glossy programs are provided for FREE. Parents have raved over how much they love this perk, and we have to agree!

Video Adjudication

Every entry is filmed in HD and individual judge’s critiques are overlaid on the video so you can see and hear the feedback. Videos are mobile friendly too, so you can easily review and share with your competition teams & staff members on the go.

VIP Studio Lounge

A magical oasis in the midst of a crazy day, the VIP Lounge is for studio owners and their staff to take a break and recharge. You spend a lot of time taking care of your students. It’s just our little way of taking care of you!

Filled with luscious coffee from Death Wish Coffee, premium teas, chilled bubbly sodas and top-shelf sparkling waters, you’re sure to find a beverage to suit. You’ll also find a treasure trove of healthy snacks and sinful delights stocked throughout the event. 

 

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO A GEMS COMPETITION

If you think these featured perks are great, wait until you see what else we have in store!

 

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