HSO Frequently Asked Questions
Q - When does Holiday Show-Offs 2023 Registration open?
A - Registration for Holiday Show-Offs will open on Wednesday, June 7th, at 10:00 a.m.
Q - What is "hso too!"?
A - This year, all girls in rising 1st and 2nd grade have their own program and performance! CLICK HERE FOR information and FAQ specific to hso too!
Q - Are there any perks to participating in HSO?
A - All HSO participants will be given the opportunity to register early for the next summer's Summer Show-Offs camps! Another perk: As a participant of HSO, you will be eligible to participate in Solo Vocal Workshop with Cecile and Robyn. CLICK HERE for more info about Solo Vocal Workshop!
Q - When do rehearsals begin?
A - Rehearsals begin the week of September 10th.
Q - How is Holiday Show-Offs different from Summer Show-Offs?
A - Holiday Show-Offs is a holiday production that is offered only in Birmingham, Alabama. Students attend a weekly rehearsal during the months of September, October, November and December leading up to the performance weekends in December. While Summer Show-Offs is a one-week camp with shorts and camp t-shirts, Holiday Show-Offs is a full holiday production with lights, many costumes, Santa, Mrs. Claus and much, much more!
Q - How do I register my child for HSO?
A - Once registration is open, click on the "Registration" tab at the top of this page, then click on HSO 2023 Registration. Make sure you pay close attention to which performance you are registering for!
Q - What age children can attend HSO?
A - HSO is for rising grades 3rd through 12th girls and 2nd through 12th grade boys. All 1st and 2nd grade girls have their very own performance called hso too! CLICK HERE for information and FAQ specific to hso too!
Q - What is the cost of HSO?
A - The cost of HSO is $500.
Q - When is payment due?
A - $250 is due at registration and the balance is due by October 1st.
Q - What does the registration fee cover?
A - The registration fee covers classes during the months of September, October, November and December; costume(s); staff for the performance weeks; cost of facilities, sound, and lights.
Q - What is the cost of costumes?
A - Your costume fee is covered in your registration. Some groups MAY be asked to purchase miscellaneous costume items (tights, shoes, etc).
Q - How do I make payment?
A - Payment can be made online with Visa or Mastercard (a service fee will be applied), or you can send a paper check to the Summer Show-Offs mailing address:
270 Doug Baker Blvd.
Suite 700, Box 328
Birmingham, AL 35242
Q - What is the refund policy?
A - If you need to cancel your registration prior to August 1st, we will refund half of your registration fee. After August 1st, no refunds will be issued.
Q - May I transfer my payment to another child or to another camp?
A - We cannot transfer one child's payment to another child or to another camp.
Q: Can children with special needs participate in HSO?
A: Summer Show-Offs has a large staff and can accommodate a limited number of children with special needs. However, the Holiday Show-Offs program is structured differently. Because of the complexity of the production and our smaller staff, we want to ensure our ability to service the needs of every child before confirming your registration.
If your child has special needs:
After you complete your child's record in our registration system, select manual payment as your payment method rather than paying online.
Email our director (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that she can speak with you directly about your child's needs and our availability.
Q: Where will rehearsals be held?
A: Rehearsals will be held at:
Inverness Heights Shopping Center
(In front of TJ Maxx)
5021 Highway 280
Birmingham, Alabama. 35242
Q - What should my child wear to rehearsal?
A - Please wear comfortable clothing. Socks and tennis shoes are a MUST. No-slip-ons, sandals, or flip-flops. We will be doing a lot of fun choreography!
Q - When, where and what time are the HSO performances?
A - Performance dates: December 1st and 2nd OR December 8th and 9th, depending on the class/rehearsal day where your child is registered.
Location: Briarwood High School
Times: Friday night at 7:00, Saturday morning at 10:00, and Saturday night at 7:00.
Q - Can I take pictures during the performance?
A - For the safety of our performers, NO flash photography is allowed. Other photos that can be taken from your seat without obstructing other audience members are allowed.