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Event: 2019 Dance/Drill State Championships
Location: Yakima Valley SunDome
Dates: March 22-23, 2019

THANK YOU for your support of this WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Championship event. The following information is provided in order to make the experience more enjoyable for you and everyone at the event.

Know Before You Go

SCHEDULE - Doors open at 11:30 a.m. each day for spectators.

        1A/2A/3A schools will practice and compete on Friday, March 22 
         4A schools will practice and compete on Saturday, March 23

   The practice and performance schedules will be posted on the Dance/Drill Tournament Central page.

Check the Central Washington Fairgrounds website at www.fairfun.com for directions, a map of the facility and fairgrounds, and a link for Yakima lodging options. Yakima Valley SunDome Map

PARKING is $10.00 per space per day. The public entrance is at the south side of the SunDome. No outside food may be brought into the facility. All bags are subject to search.

RV PARKING is available and located on the fairgrounds within walking distance of the SunDome. Further information about cost and availability is HERE.

TICKET PRICES can be found HERE. Valid ASB card must be presented for student price; Ticket windows will open one hour prior to the first performance of the day.

All spectators using WIAA passes (paper or plastic) to attend the event must enter through the Pass Gate. This includes: teams, event staff, media, corporate partners, and awards presenters. Anyone attempting to enter with a fraudulent event pass will be denied entry and may be subject to criminal trespass arrest. Anyone found with a fraudulent pass inside the facility will be removed and will be subject to criminal trespass arrest.

Pass Gate Locations by Event

The school principal will appoint at least one school personnel member to supervise the school’s student body rooting section.

The 2019 State Dance/Drill Championships will be webcast LIVE via the NFHS Network for a nominal fee. Each of the events will be archived on NFHSNetwork.com for on-demand viewing at no charge. 

Spectator Guidelines

All participants as well as spectators are expected to demonstrate sportsmanship and respect toward opponents and tournament officials at all times. Sportsmanship medals may be awarded after each race. Spectators who demonstrate inappropriate conduct or actions may be removed from the facility.
WIAA state events are meant to provide a safe environment where everyone feels respected. Tournament managers and WIAA event personnel have the authority to remove individuals for inappropriate behavior or comments.
BALLOONS, SILLY STRING, AND ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS are prohibited and will be confiscated. Band instruments are to be used only for playing music under the direction of the conductor and cheerleaders only may use megaphones.
Only school district accepted cheers may be used at appropriate times. Cheers and chants are to be directed only toward the school’s team. Cheers or yells with degrading opponent implications and profanity will not be allowed.
If outside paraphernalia is brought into the facility, schools may be billed for any additional clean-up costs.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”), also known as drones, is prohibited for any purpose by any persons at WIAA tournament venues. Tournament management shall refuse admission or entry to anyone attempting to use a UAV; and if necessary, tournament management shall remove anyone attempting to use a UAV and/or confiscate the UAV until the event has been completed.

For purposes of this policy, a UAV is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard the device.

An exception to this policy may be made in specific cases for WIAA broadcast partners, provided the management of the tournament facility permits the presence of UAVs for broadcast purposes under the control of the WIAA.

Face painting may be allowed depending upon local school district policies and the tournament site/facility.

Only a student costumed mascot, designated by the principal, is permissible.

Tournament sponsors, broadcast media coverage, official school banners and hand held signs that are positive, directed only toward the school’s team, and do not block the viewing of other spectators are permitted. Run through signs are not permitted.

Due to the sight lines for fans, standing for prolonged lenghts of time is NOT allowed in the Yakima Valley SunDome.

Spectators will enter through the south doors of the Yakima Valley SunDome.

  • After purchasing an admission ticket, spectators with a two-day ticket will be processed through one line, while spectators with a single-day ticket will be processed through a different line.
  • All Spectators will have equal, first come, first served access for seats in the Yakima Valley SunDome.
  • Participants and spectators may not block or reserve seats.
  • The teams will face to the west to perform, with the west side of the Yakima Valley SunDome designated for spectators.
  • The first three rows in Section 6 & 8 will be designated as a special viewing area during each performance. The two center chairs will be for coaches of that team. Spectators will move into and out of that section between performances.
  • The east side of the Yakima Valley SunDome will be designated for participating teams.

Event Souvenirs

Team and action photographs (
www.4nsp.com), souvenir programs, and State Tournament merchandise and apparel (www.rushteamapparel.com) will be on sale throughout the tournament. 

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