Experience America’s #1 Dance Competition

Showstopper is the nation's leading dance competition. It provides the perfect platform for dancers, teachers, and choreographers to showcase their talents and hard work. Showstopper's environment is inviting, motivating, and above all, inspiring. If you haven't experienced it, now is the time!


Take the Stage
At every Showstopper competition, brand new, high-definition, LED screens are the backdrops to your performances. Customized to match each routine, these screens are designed to make every moment on stage breathtaking. Showstopper ensures their professional, Marley floor stages are perfect by installing them by hand at every competition.

On and off stage, every moment of the competition is carefully planned and always on time. The competition schedule is broken down into 3-minute increments and available in the souvenir program book. You can also access dancers' personalized schedules and your studio's personalized schedules online and in the Showstopper App.

Are you looking for detailed feedback on your performances? Showstopper has the industry's top judges with years of experience in some of the world's greatest productions. From Broadway shows to master classes, they know what it takes to be the best of the best. Along with your scores, your studio will receive constructive audio feedback that is recorded live by the judges as they watch your performances.

That's not all! Showstopper puts up multiple stages to keep competition times low. This keeps every routine on schedule. Plus, you don't have to keep those mini's up past their bedtime! Showstopper also streams performances from other rooms to screens in each room, so you can keep track of your favorite dancers.

An Unforgettable Experience
Showstopper hosts dance competitions in some of the most coveted vacation spots including Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios, Kalahari Resorts, Gaylord Resorts, Foxwoods Resorts, Moody Gardens, and more! At nearly 40 locations across the United States, Showstopper creates an exceptional experience with discounted room rates, gorgeous competition spaces, and fun amenities.

Need a break? Showstopper sets up a teachers' hospitality tent at almost every competition. Relax with your peers or browse the latest issue of Showstopper Magazine while you enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages. Plus, all teachers receive a welcome gift with Showstopper goodies!

Everyone can take their memories home! Showstopper's performance videos are filmed with professional cameras from multiple perspectives, providing the best angles of each performance. With the lowest prices of any competition, you can take your performance videos home for under $8!

Have you seen Showstopper's trophies?! Lined with jewels and a solid crystal at the top, they are designed to stand out on any shelf or trophy case. Each competition's best performances will walk away with the highest honor, a Crystal trophy. It get's better. The top winners' performances are showcased on the big screen as each team is presented with their awards!

All Finals will be showcased via Showstopper's LIVE, free broadcast for all of your friends and family to see. These multi-camera perspective streams make it seem like you are right in front of the stage even if you are miles away. During the America Loves to Dance webTV show, on the final day of competition, teachers take their well deserved time in the spotlight on the pink carpet.

Showstopper knows dance is a lifestyle. You live and breathe dance, and they do too!

Join Showstopper for their 2019 competition season! Register at www.goshowstopper.com!

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