Showstopper


** DIAMOND STAR COMP **
    185 reviews
1340 Dividend Loop
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
ph: 843-357-7469
http://www.goshowstopper.com
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Dancer- 6% | Parent- 59% | Studio Owner- 16% | Teacher- 19%

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MissG (Silver)
Teacher
from PA
4 Total Reviews
3 Comp. Reviews
1 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 26 2015
Event Rated (if any): Edison - 2015-04-24


Really the best run dance event! One of the few that seems to truly execute fair judging and rewards age appropriateness. They don't start during school hours which is a total deal-breaker for or studio. Well organized and the staff is positive, amazing hi-tech backgrounds and a very positive and encouraging environment with awesome trophies. We go every year and are going to Nationals this year. Very excited!



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Lotsofmoney (Silver)
Parent
from TX
3 Total Reviews
3 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 25 2015
Event Rated (if any): -


We have been going to Showstoppers for the past 8 years and NEVER have I seen them give out so many Golds! What changed?



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Chrissy (High Silver)
Teacher
from NJ
10 Total Reviews
8 Comp. Reviews
2 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 24 2015
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Showstopper is always our favorite! Our studio has attended for the last 8 years. We have always come home with critiques from the judges that have been useful to our teachers. The audio and staging is best I have ever seen at a competition. The awards ceremony is quick, exciting and fun! The venues we have been to are large with wonderful dressing areas. I can’t wait to go back to a Showstopper competition!



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wildbabies (Silver)
Parent
from OK
4 Total Reviews
4 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 21 2015
Event Rated (if any): Oklahoma City - 2015-04-17


More then disappointed with Showstopper. We have been doing this competition for more than 13 years. Backstage was not ran smooth at all, they were rude and pushy. Our dancers were told they would not wait on them while they were doing a quick costume change! The award ceremony was long & they announced and had every single act it seemed like line up. As far as the scoring went it was very sporadic. I've never seen anything quite like it.



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  This review has been responded to by the comp./ conv. rep on Apr 21 2015

I deeply sorry that you had such a negative experience at one of our shows. If you have time, I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly so that we can find a way to make it up to you. Please feel free to contact me directly on my personal cellphone at (843) 267 - 3802 or via email at debbieannroberts@hotmail.com -- Debbie Roberts


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PassionPrecision (Silver)
Dancer
from NE
3 Total Reviews
3 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 19 2015
Event Rated (if any): Omaha - 2015-04-17


Overall slightly disappointed with our experience at Showstopper this weekend. With no stage manager, backstage has hectic and unorganized with scheduling issues. The awards were rushed and no judges/special awards were given. The judges also were conversing and laughing with each other during our performance. Very unprofessional. We love, love, love Showstopper Convention but sadly cannot say the same of their competition.



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  This review has been responded to by the comp./ conv. rep on Apr 20 2015

I am absolutely horrified that you had such a bad experience and want to sincerely and formally apologize to you. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly so that we can either make it up to you or use your experience as an opportunity to grow and change. Please feel free to contact me directly on my personal cellphone at (843) 267 - 3802 or via email at debbieannroberts@hotmail.com -- Debbie Roberts


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Turn&Leap (High Silver)
Teacher
from PA
8 Total Reviews
7 Comp. Reviews
1 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 19 2015
Event Rated (if any): -


Had a fabulous and uplifting dance weekend in Columbus with Showstopper. They are just the best!



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Love12 (Silver)
Teacher
from LA
5 Total Reviews
5 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 19 2015
Event Rated (if any): -


Showstopper & Starpower are the best competitions out there. We love That showstopper does top 10 for overalls because most competitions well do a top 3 out of 8 and that to me just isn't right. The overall winner gets to see their dance on a screen. The personnel is just a awesome!!! The convention is awesome! We love it!



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Sal (Silver)
Teacher
from OH
3 Total Reviews
3 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 18 2015
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Absolutely the best run dance event of any we have attended through the past many years! One of the few that seems to truly execute fair judging and reward age appropriateness. It is well organized and the staff is wonderful. A positive encouraging environment with awesome trophies, staging, great merchandise (never a rip off, always a great value!) and all the extras. Their attention to details to make the experience wonderful for teachers and dancers is quite incredible. We will go back every year.



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SOMA (Silver)
Studio Owner
from MA
4 Total Reviews
4 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 18 2015
Event Rated (if any): Portmouth - 2015-03-27


After 10 years - we're saying goodbye to Showstopper. The impersonal nature of the comp has us feeling unappreciated. Scheduling has always be manageable but the addition of the 2nd stage sucked the fun out of the weekend. I totally understand it's need and understand you were flexible in when your routines went on, but it added unnecessary stress of the unknown to the weekend. Often parents missed their own children or dancers missed their own awards ceremonies. Having the awards emcee come on shushing the kids and telling them to settle down came across harsh and unnecessary. I know you were down a stage manager but your sub would ask our dancers what # was on stage and how long the judges' break would be. Sometimes you need to fake it until you make it. Also watching your staff get angry and scold the stage made the dancers very uncomfortable. Your fees have also become unreasonable. For the price of your fees, I could have my dancers attend a different competition and a convention.



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  This review has been responded to by the comp./ conv. rep on Apr 19 2015

I am absolutely horrified that you had such a bad experience and want to sincerely and formally apologize to you. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly so that we can either make it up to you or use your experience as an opportunity to grow and change. Please feel free to contact me directly on my personal cellphone at (843) 267 - 3802 or via email at debbieannroberts@hotmail.com -- Debbie Roberts


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dancinglady04 (Silver)
Studio Owner
from OH
4 Total Reviews
4 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 13 2015
Event Rated (if any): -


Nope, never again! Too much chaos, no stage manager, and kids competing in the obvious wrong division (in performance when they should be advanced or competitive). They do not give special awards (judges choice, entertainment, choreography, etc) and the awards themselves feel so rushed. We left the feeling exhausted, broke (fees are really high) and disheartened! I wanted to love this competition, but I



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  This review has been responded to by the comp./ conv. rep on Apr 13 2015

I am so sorry that you felt that we did not provide a fair and balanced experience. We have worked hard to create an environment that is fun, well run, and judged fairly so I want to apologize if that was not your experience. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly so that we can either make it up to you or use your experience as an opportunity to evolve. Please feel free to contact me directly on my personal cellphone at (843) 267 - 3802 or via email at debbieannroberts@hotmail.com -- Debbie Roberts


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GinaDance (High Silver)
Teacher
from OH
6 Total Reviews
4 Comp. Reviews
2 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 12 2015
Event Rated (if any): -


This is our second year at Showstopper here in Ohio and it is an exceptional experience in really every way. The awards, staging, venue, staff, merchandise, and their encouragement and recognition given to all the dancers during awards and the whole weekend is remarkable.



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burghmom (Silver)
Parent
from PA
3 Total Reviews
3 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 10 2015
Event Rated (if any): Corapolis - 2015-02-27


Showstopper seems to be everyones favorite in my area. They make every dancer feel special thanks to Julian!! Well organized and professional. Disappointing that they didn't bring enough tour T-shirts to the competition. First year daughter didn't get on in 5 years.



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jubonnie (Silver)
Parent
from AR
1 Total Reviews
1 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 08 2015
Event Rated (if any): Memphis - 2015-03-06


Competition went well. So glad we had a theater stage instead of the temporary ones we were on two years ago. We were allowed a little extra time for costume change as needed, which is great! Awards were pretty consistent. There were some dances moved to different levels than were listed in program and a few dances added after program was printed. That made it a little more difficult to keep up with during awards. There were a couple of judges who were very difficult to hear if not inaudible during our audio critiques. Those we could understand were both constructive and encouraging. We were unable to view videos due to the crowd and all the dances we participated in were on Sunday. It has taken a month for them to be posted. I can see about 5 seconds before the video stops to buffer on my laptop. I am still unable to view the entire 15 sec preview. That is probably something due to my computer. Attempted to purchase a video as advertised $5.99 per download but I am unable to see how to do so. When I attempt to purchase, I am being billed for the $25 for first dance on dvd. Not sure what I am doing wrong there.



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miabelladancers (High Silver)
Studio Owner
from FL
7 Total Reviews
6 Comp. Reviews
1 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Apr 03 2015
Event Rated (if any): -


The fact that they have been around for over 30 years is evident in the professionalism of this competition. A class act all the way around, and great awards and venues for the dancers. We start our season every year with Showstopper and are always excited to attend!



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EMM280 (Silver)
Parent
from TN
1 Total Reviews
1 Comp. Reviews
0 Vendor Reviews
  Rated on  Mar 30 2015
Event Rated (if any): Sevierville - 2015-03-27


I really only have one complaint about this competition, but it is a big one. Despite, the fact that they state in their rules that they will move a dance that is obviously underplaced, they will not. Their were several dances that were very obviously underplaced in order to win, and instead of moving them they awarded them with their top overall awards. Hoping we will not return unless they fix this issue.



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  This review has been responded to by the comp./ conv. rep on Mar 30 2015

I am so sorry that you felt that we did not provide a fair and balanced experience. We have worked hard to create an environment that is fun, well run, and judged fairly so I want to apologize if that was not your experience. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly so that we can either make it up to you or use your experience as an opportunity to evolve. Please feel free to contact me directly on my personal cellphone at (843) 267 - 3802 or via email at debbieannroberts@hotmail.com -- Debbie Roberts


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