Showstopper

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1340 Dividend Loop
Myrtle Beach SC, 29577
ph: 8433577469
http://www.showstopperonline.com
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Beth (Silver)
Parent
from MN
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  Rated on  Apr 17 2014

We were at Showstopper in Sandusky last weekend and all the new parents at my studio were in awe...it is their new favorite dance competition. They were positive, on time, very hi tech with screens and playbacks, beautiful awards, highly qualified judges, just the best of all in every way. I highly recommend Showstopper to EVERYONE.

    

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Sal (Silver)
Teacher
from OH
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  Rated on  Apr 17 2014

Love! Love! Love! Showstopper is the BEST of all. I have attended for a few years now and no other competition even comes close.

    

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TeamCoach (Gold)
Teacher
from CA
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  Rated on  Apr 16 2014

Showstopper has been our favorite competition for years. It's a professional show, with an amazing MC (Julian Thorne). It has balanced judges, high energy, and a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Totally worth the trip to San Mateo and Disneyland every year.

    

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Walski76 (High Silver)
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from MA
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  Rated on  Apr 11 2014

The backstage crew is slightly disorganized. The judges seem very rushed and seemed to favor studios overall. I enjoy the instant replay for the winner.

    

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ldougie (Silver)
Dancer
from AZ
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  Rated on  Apr 09 2014

In general, I didn't like Showstoppers the years we went. They had multiple stages, all but one were too small. The Marley they put on the staves is very slippery and slick- almost everyone slipped at some point. There was no backstage manager, but they had a screen that read the next 3 numbers that we're going on, and I found that useful because I didn't have to ask a million times when we were going on. Adjudication awards are nice for soloists: everyone gets a trophy. Awards didn't have any special awards; just adjudication and top 10. The staff was extremely friendly though. I don't recommend this competition.

    

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AcroMomma (Silver)
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from AL
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  Rated on  Apr 09 2014

ECK! Venue was BAD--no air, stages were not sturdy and no dressing rooms. The rooms you could use, if you put anything on the floor, it was filthy. The EM wore what looked like pjs on stage for the petite solos. My daughter worked hard and deserved more. Also they did not go in order. She was suppose to go about 20th but bc she was "ready", she was put on stage the 2nd! I know some people complain bc there kid didn't place well--this is not the case--my daughter won the overall. I just think this was poorly managed. We will not be going to nationals for this show or coming back in the future.

    

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dancingqueen (Silver)
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from CA
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  Rated on  Apr 02 2014

Awesome!!!!!

    

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PRV9202 (Silver)
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from NC
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  Rated on  Mar 31 2014

LOVE Showstopper! Our studio attends convention at Myrtle Beach every year. My daughter has attended for the last 6 years so we have seen instruction at every level. The instructors have always provided choreography appropriate at each level. This year was her first time in the senior level and yes, she was challenged but that’s what I want to see; choreography that makes her think and pushes her abilities. We have also attended several regional competitions. LOVE them!!! We have always come home with critiques from the judges that have been useful to our teachers. The audio and sound is best I have ever seen at a competition. The awards ceremony is quick. The venues are typically large with wonderful dressing areas. I can’t wait to go back to a Showstopper competition!

    

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ncsramek (Silver)
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from NE
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  Rated on  Mar 30 2014

I did not enjoy my experience with Showstopper. There was no backstage manager, and the merchandise people were quite rude. The scoring system didn't make sense. They only gave their judges 30 points each to score a routine, which led to a lot of ties in the overalls. They jumped through awards and made it feel very impersonal. There where no special awards handed out, just adjudication and overalls. In addition, overall medals for overall didn't even have the place on it, they just said "Showstopper". I have worked for a different dance competition for two years, So I know how a competition should run properly. I was not at all impressed with this competition.

    

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mdance2010 (Silver)
Studio Owner
from NE
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  Rated on  Mar 29 2014

Horrible! I've never been to a dance competition that is so impersonal. There was no one working back stage to check in. I would go up to the MC about one of our dances and they seemed annoyed. Also, I've never been to a dance competition that doesn't hand out additional or special awards like choreography. Judging was unfair and overall it wasn't a very good experience. I've been to many dance competitions and have worked for one were they make the studios feel welcomed. That wasn't the case here which is bad since they have been in business for so long. Our parents are not happy and I do not blame them. We will not be returning in the future.

    

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MyAmazingDaughter (Silver)
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from NJ
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  Rated on  Mar 24 2014

Okay competition, venue was less desirable, 3 stages, stages were small. Check-in staff often not present, dances announced before all dancers were ready. Prefer not to return.

    

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Dancemama1 (Silver)
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from NC
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  Rated on  Mar 24 2014

Awful! With three stages we couldn't see all of our studios dances. I figure if I had the be there for 18 hours I should at least see everything. But instead I had to run from room to room. Competition was also an obvious gift to the largest studio there ( a therefore the largest check). I saw dance after dance in groups, solos, duos, and trios that should have won but were "given" to the large studio. I know for a fact three of these studios attend their nationals. Maybe if everyone else walks away then Showstoppers will see that ONE check isn't enough to keep their lights on. Just glad we were promised we never have to go back again! I feel like they stole our time and money. Just glad we have classy kids.

    

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robert (Silver)
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from NB
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  Rated on  Mar 13 2014 | Edited on: Mar 13 2014

Good

    

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df1972rose (Silver)
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from CO
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  Rated on  Mar 13 2014

Never really been disappointed here. They know what they're doing. I don't love the theater they go to in our city however.

    

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SWTeacher (High Silver)
Teacher
from KY
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  Rated on  Mar 03 2014

Always top notch. Announcer awesome. Very pleasant backstage and their crystal awards are beautiful.

    

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DancerMom70 (Silver)
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from NC
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  Rated on  Feb 01 2014

One of my daughters favorite conventions. She loved the fast pace and all the "extra" events. Well worth the money!

    

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Kanne (Silver)
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from MO
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  Rated on  Jan 27 2014

One of our favorite comps. Always knowledgeable judges with neat backgrounds. Prepare for an all weekend event. However long, it is tons of fun!

    

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pasdebourretendu (High Silver)
Studio Owner
from NC
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  Rated on  Jan 24 2014 | Edited on: Jan 24 2014

I have been attending the convention at Showstopper (come on people, do you see an S on the end at the top of the page?!) for 12 years now. I always attend the Myrtle Beach convention which has expanded greatly. Now that their are multiple sites for different conventions going on at once I feel as though the second convention is also "second rate" even though you pay the same price. Also the levels are all at different times so you don't have time for group activities, like doing dinner together. The instructors are top notch, a few of the instructors are too young and don't understand how to teach intermediate levels. In the junior tap class only four of us got the material and we were all instructors. Every single kid was faking something whether it was the paradiddle combo or the double heel flap, toe stands, etc. The bonus room doesn't seem to fair well as most instructors don't realize the music doesn't need to be as loud in the tiny room and forget the projectors are not in this room so most of the class can't see.

    

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dancemomtiff (High Silver)
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from OH
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  Rated on  Jan 04 2014

My daughter has attended showstoppers for the past 3 years We have been to regional competitions, national competitions and this past October we attended a convention. Everything they do is well put together, organized, family friendly and a positive experience. Cannot wait until April when we go again!

    

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Splits_Kicks (Silver)
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from OH
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  Rated on  Nov 23 2013

I give a double thumbs up for Showstopper! So organized, so on time, so positive! The parents from our studio have repeated over and over how impressed they were! Thanks for once again being the BEST competition out there!”

    

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IHopeUDance (High Silver)
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from NC
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  Rated on  Nov 23 2013

Classy. Fun. Organized. Very fair judging and critiqes. Showstoppers is and will probably always be the best dance competition in the world!

    

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supportiveparents (High Gold)
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from LA
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  Rated on  Nov 22 2013

The child attended the workshop event in Biloxi.....two long days of classes but were awesome11!...will attend next year!!

    

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fairymom (Gold)
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from WA
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  Rated on  Nov 22 2013

We usually go to this event, but we don't expect much by going. The judges are next to useless in feedback and they really seem to play favorites. It is oversold and crowded. The stage is too small for large groups and production routines.

    

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zachjessmom (High Silver)
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from MA
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  Rated on  Nov 22 2013

My DD loved this comp! It was her favorite. Very organized and loved the way you do awards with the screens showing highlights!!

    

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DDDDance (High Silver)
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from FL
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  Rated on  Nov 21 2013

Every year we go to Showstoppers because it's the best competition experience anywhere. They go above and beyond to make it a special weekend for all the dancers and our parents that attend. Its always packed full, but they handle it seamlessly and that's why they are the best!

    

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Dance4u (Silver)
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from CA
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  Rated on  Nov 18 2013

Showstopper is amazing!!! We have been going to their competitions for about 8 years now and we are always BLOWN away! It means so much to us to dance on that stage and get that adrenaline rush!

    

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MissG (Silver)
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from PA
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  Rated on  Nov 11 2013

We have never been to a more professional competition that Showstopper! It is by far our school’s favorite to attend. My students love the excitement of attending a large competition, my parents love the stage, lighting, and sound and I as a director love the scheduling and the teachers registration online and information center. We can’t wait for May regional and for Nationals!

    

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Iteach1 (Gold)
Teacher
from NE
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  Rated on  Nov 08 2013

Showstopper is the most professionally run competition our studio has ever attended. It’s great to know that when competition fees can be a lot for families financially, they feel like they are getting something quality in return. Showstopper is fantastic from set-up and stage, to judging and communications tto contestants to the website, it’s always top-notch. Thay take the time to make the kids feel like they are ALL special!

    

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The_Studio_Mom (High Silver)
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from NC
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  Rated on  Oct 25 2013

Great competition and well run! BUT, be forewarned, if you are a small studio, you will need help. They often have 2 - 4 stages running simultaneously and one person cannot be in all those places at once. You need good assistants and /or studio moms to make sure your dancers are warmed up and dances have been run and they are checked in. Always a fun environment and high energy. Compete on your level or you will be disappointed. This is another one that they truly expect you to dance to your category. (How it should be.)Nationals locations are fabulous but it is a very long week. Don't plan a family vacation thinking you are going to relax.

    

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Chrissy (High Silver)
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from NJ
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  Rated on  Oct 19 2013

Showstopper is the best dance competition in the country. They know how to put on a show better than anyone and pay attention to every detail. Nothing else like it exists out there. Our favorite every year.

    

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Gary5678 (Silver)
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from MA
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  Rated on  Oct 11 2013

They obviously cater to big studios that show up year after year. The Director was downright rude and not helpful at all. Since this competition is so large in MA they hold it in two separate venues. So technically you are only competing with half the group, especially in solo competition. Messy handwritten comments by the judges that are practically useless.

    

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567dance (Silver)
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from NC
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  Rated on  Oct 11 2013

Showstopper is the best competition out there. We have gone for years and they pay very careful attention to every detail, and it is fair, on time, and always a fun and inspiring weekend for us.

    

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gcapa (High Gold)
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from NC
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  Rated on  Oct 07 2013

No one knows which level they are supposed to be entered into. Obviously young studios are entering the intermediate or competitive level and do not belong. Never ran in order. The solo competition should not be out of order. There were no signs a the merchandise table and the cranky old ladies working it screamed at you if you were in the wrong line or didn't have your payment ready quick enough. Could have been a great competition, but too many things gone wrong to want to give it another try any time soon.

    

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JenZen (Silver)
Teacher
from FL
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  Rated on  Oct 07 2013

We always go to regionals and also this year finals in Myrtle Beach. It was a fabulous event, very well planned and fair and all our dance parents loved the whole experience.

    

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clilanne (Silver)
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from TN
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  Rated on  Oct 07 2013

went to regionals & nationals this Summer. Loved it but was really upset because it was east coast nationals & competetion was full of canadians, who swept the competetion. I didnt feel our girls had a fair shot. Overall we did like showstoppers competition.

    

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dancer123 (Silver)
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from MD
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  Rated on  Oct 07 2013

This is our favorite competition!!! Every year we try a few new competitions but always attend Showstoppers. The staff is fabulous and so motivating for the students!!! We have been to the Nationals several times and will be going back again this year!!!

    

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ltzol (Silver)
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from OH
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  Rated on  Oct 05 2013

We had a very bad experience here last year (2013) we changed to the overflow venue when the competition we were scheduled for sold out (the overflow venue was closer). Big mistake. The judges seemed to be chosen at the last minute and had no technical comments to make. There was no one backstage to help keep performers on schedule. It was a mess all around and felt like a huge waste of money.

    

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Momma2mmm (Silver)
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from CA
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  Rated on  Oct 05 2013

Regionals tend to be over crowded 4 stages. Judges this year very hard for young soloist. I did not compete my dd in finals. But overall groups judges seem fair . We always enjoy going there. Venue is great!rn

    

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dancemom74 (Silver)
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from NE
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  Rated on  Oct 04 2013

They use a camera on a boom to record performances. Then replay parts of the dance on screens on each side of the stage during awards. Very cool!

    

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kimyi (High Silver)
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from MD
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  Rated on  Oct 03 2013

By far, our favorite competition. They have fair judging, are friendly (Julian is AWESOME), and run the competition like pros. Love them!

    

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Ballet mom (Silver)
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from NC
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  Rated on  Oct 03 2013

Fair, fun, and our favorite!

    

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Jennirn (Gold)
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from TX
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  Rated on  Sep 16 2013

Always a good experience. We have been going x 5 years at least. Gorgeous staging. Nationals is really fun, especially if you have a dancer in the opening number!

    

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Beth (Silver)
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from MN
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  Rated on  Sep 14 2013

What a great show. On time, fabulous awards, fair judging, the finals was truely the best experience of any competition we have ever been to.

    

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Sue (High Silver)
Teacher
from CA
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  Rated on  Sep 14 2013

Going to Showstoppers is always the highlight of our competition season. It is always full, exciting and very fair. There is just nothing else out there even close, and we have tried them all.

    

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Amanda (Silver)
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from VA
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  Rated on  Sep 11 2013 | Edited on: Sep 11 2013

Showstoppers is always our favorite. Great staff, always runs on time, and great locations! I wish all competitions/conventions were ran like Showstoppers!

    

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sondra (Silver)
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from LA
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  Rated on  Sep 03 2013

Best competition ever!! Critiques are very spot on and usable!! been there pretty much since the beginning!!!

    

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Iheartdance (High Silver)
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from FL
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  Rated on  Aug 19 2013

This comp use to be one of my faves but slowly through the years it's failed to meet the high expectations I've had since the beginning. I know show stoppers is known for being very packed and you think they would be use to this and know how to handle it but everything seemed to run sloppy. I really hope things change because this really is/was a great competition

    

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Sal (Silver)
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from OH
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  Rated on  Aug 18 2013

My dancers LOVE Showstoppers. It is always the hightlight of our season and our favorite by far. Great and fair judges, great sets, great prices on all their merchandise, and always on time.

    

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Brenda (Silver)
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from FL
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  Rated on  Aug 14 2013

Showstopper is definately my favorite. A great experience for all my dancers and their parents. Very professional. There is really no other event even close. They are the best competition in the US and I have been to them all.

    

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xtnsx (Silver)
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from NE
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  Rated on  Aug 11 2013

Was unfortunately very disappointed in our experience this past season. In previous years I have always enjoyed taking my dancers to Showstoppers. This year was not that case. The competition seemed very understaffed and unfriendly. With 2 stages running there was so much confusion and running around. Dancers weren't able to receive their own awards because they had to be dancing on the other stage.... and there was no one to talk to about conflicts like this unless you crawled up to the mc... who acted annoyed and rude. Also was very disappointed to look on facebook and see that in other cities the awards that were handed out were in nicer quality than what we received. Clearly they don't treat each regional event with equal respect even though we paid the same amount for entry fees.

    

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danceratcpac (High Gold)
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from OH
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  Rated on  Aug 04 2013

Never been to one. they are always sold out. Must be a good one!!

    

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Bodeesa (High Silver)
Dancer
from IL
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  Rated on  Jul 18 2013

Last year was the first dance competition of my life at age 47. I went to show stopper again this year along with four others. Show stopper is my favorite. I feel the judges are unbiased and their award ceremony is like winning a Grammy ! Highly recommend this competition.

    

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dancemomtiff (High Silver)
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from OH
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013

Love this competition. This was our first year attending a national finals and LOVED it!!!

    

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judyinnv (Silver)
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from NV
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013

We always enjoy this comp., but I'm not a big fan of the rule that stated dancers can only dance in one ability level.

    

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Dance mom (Gold)
Teacher
from TX
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013

Love Showstoppers!! Three rooms is crazy, but its worth the experience!!

    

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SFain0923 (Silver)
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from TX
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013

My daughters grew up on the Showstopper Stage and now our dancers, which include my grandsons, grace the stage each season. Showstopper is family and will always be on our list of competitions each year. Well ran, fair, amazing staff & judges!

    

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CAkins13 (High Silver)
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from TN
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013 | Edited on: Jul 17 2013

Used to love this competition, but the last few years they seem to be very disorganized from registering to competition day!

    

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SueBou76 (Silver)
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from MA
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013

Great! Fair! On time! Awards are quick and easy!!

    

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Myoung968 (High Gold)
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from TN
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013

Did not like the two seperate stages. Running back and forth was a bit much for dancers with numerous dances

    

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ejfamous1979 (Gold)
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from OH
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013

This is the first year we haven't gone to showstopper. We normally love this competition

    

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k2ramal (Silver)
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from MI
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013

Absolute Favorite competition we have been to so far. Girls had a amazing time!!

    

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glennt1 (Silver)
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from OH
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013

Showstopper is all about positivity and full of energy....Luv it!

    

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pookaprincess (High Silver)
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from TN
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013

Favorite competition of the season hands down. On time even with many stages. Very professional.

    

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sma0517 (Gold)
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from IN
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  Rated on  Jul 17 2013 | Edited on: Oct 17 2013

This competition ran on time for the regionals and nationals last year which is very rare for a competition. The judges seemed fair at the regionals although at nationals the judging for tap dances wasn't so great. This competition focuses on glitz and glamor which wasn't a problem for us but lots of people at our studio didn't like it. Overall this competition might not be for everyone.

    

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girlpower1965 (High Silver)
Parent
from MO
9 Total Reviews
9 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Jul 16 2013

This is a great competition. Well organized with helpful and friendly staff. Judging was very fair and didn't seem to favor only the larger studios. Recommend it!

    

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haileyblair (Silver)
Dancer
from NC
4 Total Reviews
2 Comp. Reviews
2 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Jul 16 2013

the absolute best competetition you could ever attend! very professional. great judging and always on time or running early! my favorite competetition!!!

    

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STARLES (Silver)
Parent
from TX
4 Total Reviews
2 Comp. Reviews
2 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Jul 16 2013

Great competition with great dancers and staff

    

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ktmikelle (Gold)
Studio Owner
from MD
12 Total Reviews
10 Comp. Reviews
2 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Jul 03 2013

Showstopper is always on our schedule. However, this year things were a little unorganized. I don't know if they are cutting down on staff but it seemed like there weren't enough people to keep things running smoothly. We will continue to attend because it is a favorite of the dancers and parents.

    

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pinkglitter (Silver)
Parent
from GA
4 Total Reviews
4 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Jul 02 2013 | Edited on: Jul 02 2013

My dancer loves Showstopper, but from a parental perspective, it was a mess. There were 3 stages running at the same time, and during one awards presentation, my daughter was on stage in another room and did not get to accept her award. Our studio likes to support ALL our dancers as a group, and it is impossible when they are performing in 3 different rooms at the same time. Further, my daughter had 9 dances in a 3 hour window - with many costume/hairpiece changes, she was frustrated and exhausted by the fourth number. At some competitions, the staff is personable, friendly, helpful, and approachable. Over the years, they even learn our dancers by name. However, I never did see anyone who worked for Showstopper, much less got to meet them. I wouldn't have known who to go to for assistance.

    

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Jdo (High Silver)
Parent
from IN
10 Total Reviews
9 Comp. Reviews
1 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Jul 01 2013

Showstoppers Northern Finals Nationals were excellent. Kalahari was the perfect location - plenty to do for all ages, convenient- great to stay in the same location as the competition, and affordable. Judging seem fair. Everything ran on time. Three stages going at once, but everything ran smoothly. The award ceremonies were quick. Nothing started too early or went too late which was great. Loved the affordable videos and clothing too.

    

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LiveLoveDance (High Silver)
Studio Owner
from TX
8 Total Reviews
8 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Jun 23 2013

Showstopper has always been one of the top competitions we have attended. They put on an amazing show and give out the best trophies. They play-back the videos of the top 10 at awards, which is also pretty neat! Showstopper ALWAYS seems to be the most packed competition we ever attend but yet it is always very organized and the awards are always on time! It is amazing they can have three rooms going at once and still have everything put together so nicely! I also appreciate the fact that they make an effort to make sure all dance studios (big and small) feel comfortable and the fact that they were kind enough to refund my one dancer who was ill this season and unable to dance at their event! I also want to point out that they have been very helpful with all my needs and they are always quick to respond when I contact their office. It is also very nice that they have a Nationals in TX because it makes it more affordable for my dancers to attend! We love Showstopper and plan to attend for many more years to come! The only reason I am giving them a 4 and not a 5 is because we miss their old staff! The new staff is just as kind and happy as the old, but the old staff seemed to associate more with the children making them feel special at each event! We are looking forward to Nationals this year and can't wait for all the extras Showstopper offers at Nationals including their dancers party and workshop classes!

    

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sydbyd53 (High Silver)
Dancer
from IL
8 Total Reviews
8 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  May 30 2013

It was an ok competition. The two venues were kind of annoying, and so was the female announcer. How they scored seemed slightly unnecessary also. Platinum, Double Platinum, Crystal? My studio and I kept saying all weekend that we wish they just had a normal scoring system so we could better compare our scores at this competition to those of others. Otherwise, the competition ran on time for the most part and I have no other complaints about it.

    

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Phabiger (Silver)
Dancer
from KS
5 Total Reviews
5 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  May 30 2013

Nice all around competition but the staging was awful. There were ridges under the marley making it difficult to dance on. The background was ugly and looked very cheap. Otherwise the competition was judged fairly and had great critiques!

    

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AMP (High Gold)
Parent
from AR
34 Total Reviews
29 Comp. Reviews
5 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  May 30 2013

Very friendly staff and well run. Judges were ok but critiques were odd - which happens sometimes. Competition ran on time and awards were normal length. Only complaint - junior competition of 9-11 year olds STARTED at 9:45PM. Scheduling is difficult I am sure but seriously that is sort of a late call time for a nine year old.

    

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Tap10 (Gold)
Studio Owner
from IL
14 Total Reviews
9 Comp. Reviews
5 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  May 27 2013

We have not done showstoppers for many years. We attended the Chicago regional this past weekend. The office staff was very helpful and we got our information in a timely manner however we found out we would be in 2 locations just a week or so before the competition. The 2 venues worked out fine but the schedule itself was not laid out very well. Many studios including ours had numbers back to back with the same dancers and as a result by the time we got to the larger numbers and productions we were waiting for dancers to change and waiting for sets. The competition wound up 1 1/2 hours behind schedule! After 3 long days of competition this was not a good situation. The girl announcer took too long to hand out the top awards however the gentleman announcer did a much better job. Not sure if we will go back.

    

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DanceDad1 (Silver)
Studio Owner
from OH
4 Total Reviews
4 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  May 25 2013

Excellent well run comp! We return year after year!

    

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dancemom03 (High Silver)
Parent
from IN
7 Total Reviews
4 Comp. Reviews
3 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  May 12 2013

DD and family had the most fun at this comp. They had two stages this year. Very organized. Solos, duets, and trio in one room and groups in another. Awards were not boring and slow. The merchandise was great. Location could be a little better. There is not enough parking and the dressing room area was packed. Not sure if they could change venues to make it an absolute perfect experience.

    

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PropDad (Silver)
Parent
from IN
2 Total Reviews
2 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  May 09 2013

We love the Showstopper competitions. Indianapolis was very well organized & executed. Great backstage management. Competitions run on-time with relatively little juggling of timeslots for the routines. LOVE their photography policy. They focus on their video quality and it is substantially better than most other competitions. They've become so popular in Indy, that they had to operate two stages simultaneously. Kudos on the gear used for the 2nd stage. Professional grade. Very solid. Good lighting considering the circumstances. They run a tight ship and know how to pull in extra resources to ensure the larger events STILL run on-time.

    

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shopmom (High Silver)
Parent
from IN
7 Total Reviews
7 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 29 2013

Well organized. Awards were very quick and I enjoyed that. Very responsive to instructors concerns.

    

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Eph429 (Gold)
Parent
from KY
16 Total Reviews
7 Comp. Reviews
9 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 26 2013

It was ok. The emcee was really hard to follow. Enunciation is a must even with a microphone. I wasn't impressed, but not disappointed overall.

    

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kgdancer (Silver)
Parent
from VA
3 Total Reviews
3 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 24 2013

Already rated - but wanted to add...their convention is top notch as well. We go to the Myrtle Beach Convention and it is amazing! Great teachers and love the variety!

    

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Dancemommyme (Silver)
Parent
from IN
4 Total Reviews
4 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 23 2013

It was a good competition. Had 2 rooms going which had me concerned as I have more than one dancer, but it worked out fine. I would have given it 5 stars except for one complaint- the stage area they built in the cafeteria looked great. It looked just like it was in an auditorium creating a great atmosphere, BUT it was very difficult for the dancers to hear their music as the acoustics were not good and the person working backstage was not helpful considering this situation. Lots of complaints and missed starts from dancers unfortunately and screwed up a few of them too.

    

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kgdancer (Silver)
Parent
from VA
3 Total Reviews
3 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 23 2013

I agree with all other ratings!! Love this competition! Runs on time and everyone is great to deal with. Judging is tough, but fair! And of course we love Julian!!

    

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expressyourself (Silver)
Parent
from WI
4 Total Reviews
4 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 19 2013

My daughter had such a great experience. I highly recommend!

    

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funtimzz (High Gold)
Parent
from IN
24 Total Reviews
18 Comp. Reviews
6 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 19 2013 | Edited on: Jul 02 2013

Regionals Indianapolis-Very well run and on time! Kids had a blast. Went to Northern Nationals in Sandusky, OH. It was a great venue, reasonably priced, parent-friendly, kid-friendly competition! Judging seemed fair and consistent. Would definitely recommend!

    

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justamom (Gold)
Parent
from MO
14 Total Reviews
14 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 18 2013

Loved this comp!!

    

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Lawspike (Silver)
Parent
from TN
3 Total Reviews
3 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 18 2013

Great competition!

    

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