FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU…
for your love and support you have shown us this year, as well as the love and support you have shown each other. Just like you, our primary focus has been to keep everyone dancing in a healthy and safe environment. Together, this year, we have learned to pivot, improvise, and innovate to create unique opportunities for our dance community. No matter what, we will continue to always provide you with the opportunity to dance.
2021 SHOWSTOPPER PROMISE
Although 2021 is uncertain, we are planning for a full season while creating an environment that is safe and fun for everyone! Here are our promises to you…
100% REFUNDS: As always, we will offer a 100% refund on all registration fees to any dancers or studios who, for any circumstances, cannot attend our events. No questions asked.
BACKUP PLAN: If states or venues are not reopened by our event date, we will host a virtual event at a later date to ensure your dancers will have an opportunity to perform.
COMPETITION EXPERIENCE: We are confident in being able to provide you with the Showstopper competition you know and love while maintaining a safe environment.
We will still have award ceremonies, the Showstopper Store, our Teacher Hospitality Suite, free observation, and the production value you expect from Showstopper.
SAFETY PROCEDURES: Our 2021 season is several months away and circumstances are changing rapidly. We are constantly reviewing CDC, state, and local government guidelines and will work very closely with each venue to comply with all safety protocols.
Specific safety protocols for each event will be released as they approach. Our protocols will always include frequent cleaning, dedicated sanitation staff, and space for social distancing to ensure a safe experience.
CURRENT PLANS FOR SAFE EVENTS: (subject to change based on local guidelines)
- Large dressing rooms
- Extra-large merchandise area
- Attendee seating at round tables distanced for safety (if available)
- Interior doors will remain open to reduce touchpoints
- Stage floors will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day
- Separate points of entry and exit for spectators
- Hand sanitation stations will be available
- Showstopper staff will receive daily temperature checks and wear masks
- Modifications to Award Ceremonies:
- More frequent ceremonies to minimize crowd size
- Designated areas will be marked for dancers to wait on the front side of the stage with clear views of the stage
- One representative from your studio will accept your award on stage
2021 TOUR UPDATES (updated November 9, 2020)
JACKSONVILLE REGIONALS HAS MOVED TO A NEW DATE AND VENUE!
We will now be at the Prime Osborne Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL on February 12-14, 2021, the weekend after our originally scheduled event. To ensure we can host you all in Jacksonville we have moved the date and venue.
OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONALS HAS MOVED TO A NEW VENUE!
Our Oklahoma City Regionals has moved from the Cox Convention Center to the new Oklahoma City Convention Center on March 5-7, 2021. We are excited to be one of the first groups in this brand new convention center space only 2-minutes down the road from the Cox Convention Center.
ANAHEIM 1 (FEB, 12-14, 2021) HAS MOVED TO LAS VEGAS!
The Disneyland Resort hotels and theme parks remain closed and will reopen at a later date based on reopening guidelines from the State of California. Due to this uncertainty we have moved our Anaheim 1 Regionals to Las Vegas, NV on the same weekend of February 12-14, 2021.
We want to ensure that any event we host has ample space to responsibly social distance and fun for the whole family. Las Vegas has extra large venues, proper sanitation procedures and is packed with activities for all age, making it a perfect fit for a Showstopper Regionals.
We are working as quickly as possible to secure a new MGM Resort venue that can accommodate these combined events. We will have all venue information to you by the middle of next week.
All routines registered for Anaheim 1 will be automatically moved to Las Vegas. Please let us know if you have any other changes! Previously made room reservations for the Disneyland Hotel will be cancelled for you automatically. You do not need to call the hotel!
We appreciate your patience and cannot wait to see you in Las Vegas!
ANAHEIM 2 & 3 DATE CHANGE
2020 EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
SHOWSTOPPER VIRTUAL DANCE EXPERIENCE
Our main priority has always been to provide opportunities to keep dancers dancing and studios teaching. As a result, we have created The Showstopper Virtual Dance Experience. This is like the Showstopper competition experience you know and love, just reimagined virtually and unlike any other. We will be hosting one virtual experience a month through the end of November. All entry fees are $59 regardless of the size of the routine. We cannot wait to see you take our stage, virtually. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!
Again, we cannot thank you enough for your continued support this year. We are always here for our dance families. Never hesitate to reach out! We look forward to seeing you back on our stage soon!
Debbie and Dave Roberts
This is the year we will all be stronger, braver, kinder, and unstoppable. Stay positive. Work hard. Make it happen!