Build Your Dance Studio by Attending Showstopper Dance Convention

Once competition season ends it may be challenging to keep your dancers excited and involved in dance. Don't let the down time between competition seasons drag on. Dance conventions are an easy and effective way to learn new skills, meet inspiring choreographers, and keep your dancers involved all year long. It is also a great opportunity for your dancers to bond and grow together as a team.


Showstopper's Dance Conventions offer dancers an experience they cannot get anywhere else. Plus, teachers have the opportunity to brush up on their skills, with business seminars, social media classes, and costume inspiration. This is a great chance for you to learn from industry experts on how to build your business and be more profitable.

Here is why you and your studio cannot miss Showstopper Dance Conventions!

1. HAPPY TEACHERS

Teacher and Studio-Owner Seminars for building your business
Learn how your studio can create the most extraordinary competition costumes, maintain a powerful social media presence, and most importantly, maximize its profits. Showstopper Dance Conventions are the perfect opportunity to network with other teachers and share ideas for everything from lesson plans to lobby décor. Showstopper's seminar speakers have ideas for every detail of running a dance studio.

Make dance fun year round and keep attendance high
With so many extracurricular activities available, you want to make sure dance is their number 1 priority if you want to keep your studio full. Creating fun, dance related trips and activities builds the community of your studio and insures that your dancers don't lose their dance spirit in the off-season.

Free hotel rooms, welcome gifts, and choreography videos
Showstopper pampers its teachers with a free hotel room night for every 15 paid students they bring and a free welcome gift. If you are looking for fresh dance ideas, you will have some on video. Teachers also get free choreography videos from every class.

2. HAPPY DANCERS
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 has a safe and fun time. Don't worry about anyone 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!

Learn from top dancers in the industry
Showstopper's 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 something unique and provides a different perspective. Dancers will learn valuable skills to use on and off the dance floor. The instructors work closely with each dancer to help them improve on specific techniques, answer questions, and feel comfortable performing their best.

Mini-dancer program for dancers 8 and under
Young dancers are the future of your dance studio. Build up their excitement early so that their hearts are in it. Showstopper offers a unique and original dance program that allows young dancers to express their individuality, build confidence, and most of all, have fun! This program is for young dancers who may have just started dancing. Showstopper makes the weekend fun for them as they learn from some of the best instructors in the industry in classes specifically designed for young dancers. Not only will they learn jazz, tap, hip hop, song & dance, and pom pon, they'll participate in creative arts and crafts. Our young dancers also receive a free gift bag full of exclusive Showstopper goodies!

Free bonus classes
Your students are well-rounded and their 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 your dancers to learn how to utilize dance in multiple other outlets.

3. HAPPY PARENTS

No observation fees
At Showstopper there are never observation fees. So, bring the whole squad! Parents are always welcome to watch their kids' excitement as they dance and learn.

Make it a family vacation
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. Don't stress over hotel room prices. Showstopper offers special discounted rates for all of its locations. Enjoy a convention and a vacation all in one.

Affordable dancewear and merchandise
The Showstopper Stores at all of its conventions are filled with the latest dancewear and accessories at the most affordable prices. Most merchandise falls between $5 and $20. It's the perfect time to restock on dance merchandise or costume pieces for the upcoming season.

Are you ready to register?? We don't blame you!
Registration is easy! Head to Showstopper's website for more venue information, dates, and registration.

Orlando, Florida | September 28th-30th, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Universal 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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