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Competitive Teams Only (3rd-12th grade)

TVNC & Mid-Cities DI Winter Workshop

MacArthur High School

3700 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062 (map)

Saturday, December 10, 2022

8:30am – 2:00pm

Team check-in starts at 8:00am

Cost: $20/team member; No cost for team managers

Don’t miss this fun- packed Saturday workshop guaranteed to boost your team’s DI skills to new heights!

Registration is limited to the first 25 teams!

Teams will rotate through 5 sessions. Sessions are 55 minutes each with a 5-minute passing period.

Adults accompanying the team are free (only 1 due to space issues).

To Register: Click on the link at the end of the form to register. Be careful. There will be no refunds. You will be directed to pay by PayPal – an account is NOT required. You will receive a PayPal receipt which will serve as your registration confirmation. Please save it and bring it with you to check-in at the workshop.


The Rules:

  • Registration and payment must be made by the team manager for the entire team. If this is not possible, please contact your district coordinator. Registrations made by individual parents (non team managers) will be deleted and will be charged a $2/team member administrative fee.

  • Payment must be made at the time of registration - the system does not allow changing the registration or paying the fees at a later date. Do NOT register if you don't have confirmation from your attendees and assume you can go back later and pay. Registration is not complete until payment is received. Registrations that are unpaid will be deleted. 

  • All teams must be accompanied by 1 adult ONLY (due to space).

  • No additional non-team members or sibling tagalongs allowed. The workshop is for team members only.

  • No walk-ins will be accommodated – team members must be registered in order to attend.

  • A 35-minute lunch break is scheduled after the 3rd session. Bring a sack lunch. There will not be enough time to go out.

  • Team managers are expected to control their team members’ behavior. Failure to do so may result in the team being asked to leave.

Workshop Session Descriptions

Instant Challenge – ALL TEAMS will be automatically assigned to Instant Challenge Basics or Beyond Basics, depending on their DI experience level. In Basics, your team will be introduced to plan-ahead strategies and IC best practices with fun activities to apply those strategies. In Beyond Basics, your team will learn advanced strategies to help them nail down consistently successfully IC solutions. Beyond Basics is NOT for 1st-year teams.


Fun With Junk – Empty milk jugs, Doritos bags, egg cartons - you think these things are trash? No. Learn techniques for making incredible costumes and props out of recyclables and other trash - even dryer lint! Your team will be ready to walk the runway after this session.


Scripting Excellence – This interactive workshop session shows a team how to weave a wonderful story chock full of exciting twists and interesting characters.  A sure-fire method to help the team develop their unique DI-namite skit! 


Acting Out on Stage – This interactive session is all about presentation and theater skills.  Taught by a professional actor and director the team will learn how to block scenes, use the stage and self-direct.


Technically Innovative – What makes a technical creation innovative? Is it innovative if it solves the problem, looks cool and incorporates concepts from technical fields like physics, mechanics or computerization? Or does it take something more?  Learn what makes the technical design original and innovative to boost your score in this  hands-on session.


Click here to Register for the Competitive Teams Winter Workshop

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