TALENT AMERICA NATIONAL FINALS  Contestant Schedule    

THURSDAY JULY 6, 2017

10-3pm: Photo shoots with Dorothy Shi (off site)

5:30pm: Last Chance Preliminary followed by Last Chance Awards-Crystal Ballroom

6:30pm-7:30pm:  National Finals Registration at Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor New Yorker Hotel

FRIDAY July 7, 2017

10am-2pm: National Finals Registration in Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

11am-4pm: Workshops & Classes (POSTED BELOW-You can purchase ON SITE)

11am-12:30pm: Runway Workshop with Model Scout Mandy Dyonne

$75 fee per model per workshop to be paid at Registration Table prior to class. (12 model maximum)

1:30-2:30pm: Commercial Class with Teri Bader Bostaji of Teri B Talent (formerly of Wilhelmina Kids & Teens)

$45 fee per performer per class to be paid at Registration Table prior to class.

3pm-4pm: Master Vocal Performance Class with Bob Marks

$45 fee per performer per class to be paid at Registration Table prior to class.

4pm-4:30pm: Orientation: ALL CONTESTANTS

4:30pm-5:45pm All Contestants: Opening Ceremony KICK OFF-Meet Our Contestants  

6pm-9:30pm: National Finals Competition- followed immediately by awards

Variety & Songwriting Divisions, Vocal D/T R&B/J 18-24, Vocal D/T Insp/Gospel 25-39, Vocal Country 9-11. 12-14, 15-17,

Acting Cold Read, Vocal D/T Country 18-24, Vocal R&B/J all ages,  Acting TV Host, Runway Spokesmodel,  Vocal D/T Pop 18-24,

Vocal Rock 18-24,

Call Backs for above performances will be on Saturday and/or Sunday

Gala Rehearsals will be added on Friday once Performance schedule is set.

SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017

9:30-12:30pm: National Finals Competition Grand Ballroom and Crystal Ballroom

Grand Ballroom: 9:30am-11am: Runway Models Male & Female, Acting Dramatic Monologues 9-11, Acting TV Host all ages,

11am-12:30pm: Dance Acro, Ballet, Open D/T 15-17, Lyrical/Cont D/T 12-14, Hip Hop D/T 9-11,18-24,

Lyrical/Cont 15-17, Hip Hop 12-14, 15-17, 25-39, MusThe/S&D 12-14, Lyr/Cont 6-8. 9-11, Hip Hop Sm Gr 9-11,

Crystal Ballroom: 11am-12:30 Acting Dramatic: 12-14. Comedic all ages, Legit 15-17,

12:30pm-2pm: Awards for above session and LUNCH BREAK

Grand Ballroom: 2pm: Dance Open D/T, MusThe/S7D 25-39, Jazz all ages, Lyr/Cont Sm Grp, Lyr/Cont 12-14, Open, Tap,

Crystal Ballroom: 2pm Acting: Legit, Vocal D/T Bwy/Cl, Acting Dramatic 15-17, Vocal D/T Bwy/Cl 15-17, Acting Dramatic 15-17, Vocal Bwy/Cl D?T 25-30. Bwy/Cl Solos, Acting scenes, Vocal Country 18-24, Vocal INsp/Gos all solos, Vocal Pop all solos,

2pm-6:30pm: National Finals Competition (awards for this afternoon session will be Sunday Morning)

3pm-7:30pm: Call Backs-Posted in LOBBY at Registration Table

4pm-5pm: Master Dance Class with Rachelle Rak from Dance Moms.

$45 fee per dancer per class to be paid at Registration Table prior to class.

Gala Rehearsals will be added on Saturday once Performance schedule is set.

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2017

9:30am-10:45am Awards for Saturday afternoon sessions; Acting, Dance, Vocal

10:45am-12:15pm: Rehearsal for the Gala Closing Ceremony

12:30-3:30pm: Possible Additional Call backs. Posted at Registration Table

2pm-3pm: Class with Agent Susan Wright: What to do AFTER the competition callback

(video submissions, preparedness, expectations)

$45 fee per contestant per class to be paid at Registration Table prior to class.

3pm-3:45: Red Carpet Pictures and Video Shout Outs by Grand Ballroom Lobby

4pm-6pm: Gala- kicked off with our Closing Ceremony performance by ALL Contestants, followed by Special Awards, Divisional Awards, Over-All Awards, Top Models, Model of the Year Awards, Pinnacle Awards, Triple Threat Awards, Tri-Star Awards, International High Score Winner, Judges Choice Award, Duo/Trio Champions, Dance Group Champions, Entertainer of the Year Award, Scholarships, Special Guests and Special Performances

Reminder: All performers MUST wear their TA Performers Wristband all weekend, (even during performances)and their GALA Performers Wristband to attend the Gala. All guests, family members and friends MUST wear (purchase) a Wristband to have access to all performances, awards, rehearsals, callbacks, kick off, orientation, classes & workshops. One Adult is allowed to attend the class/workshop with paid class participant under the age of 18.  There‚Äôs still time to add Print Division, no late charge. All photos for Print must be submitted in jpeg by Friday July 7th 12noon. talentamericaprint@gmail.com $45 per picture

And you can still add a Division by competing at Last Chance Preliminary on Thursday July 6th at 5:30pm


Excited you are joining us for our 444th Talent America National Finals!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR TALENT AMERICA NATIONALS FINALS 2017

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5 INCREDIBLE classes and workshops are being offered this year at #tanationals2017 
1. Runway Model 90 Minute Workshop with Mandy Dyonne Friday 11am-12:30
2. How to break into Commercials with Teri Bostaji Talent (former head booker at Wilhelmina Kids/Teens) 
Friday 1:30-2:30
3. Vocal Performance Class with Vocal Coach to the Stars Bob Marks
Friday 3pm-4pm
4. Dance Class with Sass with TV Celebrity Rachelle Rak 
Saturday 4pm-5pm 
5. What to do after the Callback! with Agent Susan Wright of Ann Wright Representatives
Sunday 2pm-3pm
60 minute classes-$45 90 minute workshops-$75
Let us know if you want to reserve a spot for a class or 2 or 3! These are some of the BEST in the Entertainment Industry. Talent America is really about EDU-TAINMENT (education and entertainment)

Either through our Private Facebook Group or email us at talentamericanationals@gmail.com