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Stage Uzume

Stage Uzume

Living on the fourth floor of the convention center, we are Stage Uzume! Stage Uzume is a cozy, intimate stage where we host events and activities focused on performances by attendees, for attendees! Whether you enjoy listening, singing, or dancing to the music of jpop, kpop, idol anisong, alternative, VGM, jazz, or any genre in between, Stage Uzume has something for everyone to enjoy! Make sure to stop on by and check out what we have to offer!

Dance Competition

One of a kind on the US convention circuit, the Tekko Dance Competition gives individuals and groups a chance to show off their skills in front of a crowd. If you love to dance, enjoy performing with your friends, or are driven by your desire to share one of your favorite artists with the world, this competition is for you!

You must have a valid Tekko badge in order to participate in the dance competition. Eligible badge types include General Admission, Premium, and Rockstar badges. Pre-registration for Tekko is recommended as it will save you time (and money) at the door the day of the competition. We will be checking that all of the names of our competitors are in our registration database by the time of the competition rehearsal.

Qualifying Round

Please take a moment to read the rules/regulations document linked here , as it goes in depth on all rules/policies regarding the Qualifying Round, performance song selections, eligibility, and responsibilities of performers.

Read the rules/regulations above and ready to apply? Click here !

Competing at Tekko

A mandatory 60 minute rehearsal is scheduled for Friday of the convention. (Specific time TBA to entrants.) During this rehearsal, the order of performances will be decided, competitors will learn the location of stage entrances, exits, and changing facilities, and contestants will be able to practice their songs, time permitting. If you or your group fail to attend the rehearsal, you will not be permitted to perform in the actual competition.


Entries are judged using a points-based scoring system. Point totals will not be announced at the competition or otherwise made public, but upon request, individuals and groups will have access to their final scores as averaged between the judges.

Additional information regarding scoring specifics can be found here .

Tekko Idolfest!

We are extremely excited to be bringing back the Tekko Idolfest (previously named Tekko Idol Festival)! Tekko Idolfest! is your chance to come out and perform for an audience of fellow fans and enjoyers of idol content! We are also merging the K-Pop Cover Festival into this event, so whether you enjoy overseas idols, kpop cover artists, cosplay idols, idol anime, or anything/everything in between, Tekko Idolfest! has something for everyone to enjoy!

Solo/Group Performers

For the first time, we are excited to invite solo/group acts to perform on Stage Uzume! Be it dance, music, or any other types of performance for our all-ages audience, we would love to have your performance on our stage for Tekko congoers to enjoy!

We have more events coming to Stage Uzume, including random dance plays, group dance meetups, and much more, which will be updated on this page! Stay tuned for future updates!