The highlight of the trip for most students, is the fun, exciting and music filled Winter Park Ski-Music Festival Awards Ceremony/Street Dance! The Awards Ceremony will be held at the conclusion of each festival week’s performances. The awards ceremony location will be held at the base of the Winter Park Ski Resort, within an outdoor plaza near Starbucks, and the Zephyr Mountain Lodge (Slopeside building). For your comfort- PLEASE DRESS WARMLY!!!
The awards ceremony/street dance will be held on these dates for each festival week:
- March 28-31, 2019 festival week: Saturday March 30th
- April 4-7, 2019 festival week: Saturday April 6th
- April 11-14, 2019 festival week: Saturday April 13th
- April 17-21, 2019 festival week: Friday April 19th
For groups arriving at the resort via bus or motor coach, prior to the awards ceremony, parking will be at the Vintage Hotel parking lot, above the resort base. Groups will descend from the Vintage Hotel parking lot, to the resort base via the Cabriolet Lift. The Cabriolet Lift is normally closed in the evenings, but will reopen each awards evening at 6:45 pm for arriving groups.
CLICK HERE to view a map of of the Vintage Hotel parking location, awards location at the base, and event times.
6:45 pm: Village Cabriolet Lift from Vintage Hotel parking lot opens (for groups arriving/parking with buses and motor coaches) .
6:45 pm: Pre-awards street dance music begins
7:15 pm: Two members from EACH performing ensemble meets with festival staff
7:30 pm: Awards ceremony begins
8:00 pm: Street dance continues, and directors’ reception begins
9:00 pm: Street dance concludes
9:15 pm: Village Cabriolet Lift to Vintage parking lot closes (and this would be a long walk back)
Dance music will begin at approximately 6:45 pm each Award Ceremony date with the Awards Ceremony portion beginning promptly at 7:30 pm. After welcoming all attending groups and the singing of our national anthem- all performing groups will be awarded their winning trophies. The street dance will continue after the presentation of awards. The dance portion will conclude at 9:00 pm. A group can depart sooner if they desire.
We will ask for two enthusiastic members of each performing ensemble to meet us at 7:15 pm, prior to awards ceremony. These 2 ensemble members will receive trophies on an elevated stage (with upward walking ramp) for their ensemble during the awards. Directors should choose these persons ahead of time, for each ensemble.