Once competition season has ended, it can seem like forever until you're ready to compete again. Don't let the down time between competition seasons drag on. Dance conventions are an easy and fun way to learn new skills, meet inspiring choreographers, and stay involved in dance all year long. Showstopper's Dance Conventions offer dancers an experience you cannot get anywhere else. Here is why you cannot miss Showstopper Dance Conventions!
Dance AND vacation with your friends Showstopper's Dance Conventions are the perfect opportunity for you to have fun with your dance friends. You will all feel motivated and inspired to take on the next competition season as a stronger team than before. The fun doesn't stop when you're not dancing. Showstopper Dance Conventions are always at family-friendly, fun locations! Whether it's a waterpark, beach, or Universal Studios, it's always a great time.
Learn from top dancers in the industry Showstopper instructors can be seen on the sets of SYTYCD, America's Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, and Glee. You can see their amazing performances on award shows, in today's top music videos, movies, Broadway shows, and more! By working in different dance professions, each instructor offers a unique and different perspective. You will learn valuable skills to use on and off the dance floor. The instructors work closely with each dancer to help you improve on specific techniques, answer questions, and feel comfortable performing your best.
Selfies and autographs with instructors Every dancer gets a free Showstopper Convention poster of the instructors. After each class dancers are given time to take pictures with their favorite instructors, new friends, and get their posters autographed. #showstopperfun
Free bonus classes We know you are all well rounded and that your talents probably aren't limited to dance. Showstopper offers bonus classes at no extra charge. From pom pon and belly dancing to voice and audition classes, it has something for everyone. Bonus classes are the perfect way for you to learn how to utilize your dance skills in other outlets.
Shop the most fabulous dancewear Don't forget to leave room in your suitcase. The Showstopper Stores at conventions are filled with the latest in fashion, dancewear, and accessories for prices as fabulous as the clothes themselves! Most merchandise falls between $5 and $20. It's the perfect time to restock on dance merchandise for the upcoming season!
Dance on extra large, professional dance floors Ballroom floors aren't always safe to dance on. Showstopper Dance Conventions have professional dance floors to ensure everyone can dance like a professional. Don't worry about feeling squished; with plenty of flooring in each room there is space for everyone to bust a move. There are also large monitors on the side of each stage that display the instructors so you don't miss a beat.
Be the highlight of the Showstopper Glitter Drop Enjoy life on the big screen! Everyone has the opportunity to be in the highlights from the weekend that appear in Showstopper's weekly Glitter Drop series. Each week on the Showstopper Glitter Drop, Showstopper highlights what's trending in teen lifestyle and dance news!
Front row seats for the Showstopper Showcase Experience a rare opportunity to get an up close view of the hottest dancers in the industry showcasing their talents for you. The Showstopper Faculty Showcase is the highlight of the weekend because faculty put together solos to perform for you. So, once classes are all over take a seat on the dance floor and watch your favorite instructors work it!
Are you ready to register?? We don't blame you! Once you know which location you want to attend, tell your dance studio. If you want to attend without your studio or only with friends, no problem! You can register independently here.
Orlando, Florida | September 28th-30th, 2018 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Universal Studios Entrance and Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
Wisconsin Dells, WI | October 13th-14th, 2018 Kalahari Waterpark Resort
Sandusky, OH | October 20th-21st, 2018 Kalahari Waterpark Resort
Grapevine, TX | November 2nd-4th, 2018 Great Wolf Lodge
Houston, TX | November 17th-18th, 2018 The Westin Hotel, Memorial City
Myrtle Beach, SC | January 18th-20th, 2019 Landmark Resort, Crown Reef Resort, and Sea Mist Convention Center
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