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. Every call, email, and text has been very much appreciated. 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
2020 EVENT UPDATES AND OPPORTUNITIES
WISCONSIN DELLS COMPETITION + CONVENTION
We are very excited to host our first Competition and Convention combined event in Wisconsin Dells, WI, October 16-18 at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort. We will not cancel this event unless required by the Wisconsin government. Our team is working hard to plan an event that will be fun and exciting for everyone. We hope you will join us! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!
We will also have a unique Opening Number Experience at our Wisconsin event! Join our 2020 All-Stars and apply now to be in apart of this performance! Dancers may apply to be in this event’s Opening Number performance if: They have won a Double Platinum Award or Crystal Award at a Showstopper event for a solo performance at the competitive level within the past 2 years OR have performed in the Opening Number before or have been selected as a Showstopper All-Star at Showstopper Regional event. AND you must currently compete in the Senior, Teen, or Junior competitive age divisions. APPLY HERE
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!
SUMMER + FALL TOUR UPDATE
Every state, county, and venue has taken different safety precautions. Though we have gone above the CDC guidelines, during this current time it has become evident that the nature of our shows will not fit within their guidelines for 2020.
Cancelled events: Edison, NJ, Lakeland, FL, Worcester, MA, Minneapolis, MN, Orlando, FL, Sandusky, OH, San Antonio, TX, Grapevine, TX (convention).
It has been heartbreaking to cancel any event, and we appreciate your understanding. As always, we will offer a 100% refund for all cancelled events.
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!