The Final Showdown: The National Finals Event of the Year.

The Final Showdown is an annual event seeped in tradition, community, and passion for dance. It offers you a full week of dance at its best to help you finish your season with celebration.

The week's programming includes 3 days of convention classes, a national competition, the Elite Dancer of the Year Competition, The Dance Genre Challenge Cup, and our National Final's Gala that stages the “Final Showdown” competition. All this, and there is still plenty of time to hit the pool and create memories with your friends that will last you a lifetime.

If you are serious about finding the best national event in the industry, your search is done. After 24 years of seeing the country’s top talent, we can say with confidence that The Final Showdown attracts the “best of the best” in the dance competition industry.

Hyatt Regency Orlando

This year, The Final Showdown will be hosted in Orlando at the Hyatt Regency Orando. The Hotel grounds boast three pools and seven restaurants. The high-end technology in the rooms, including motion-sensor lighting, put this hotel over the top. 

Check out this short video to give you an idea of the luxury and excitement this location has to offer. 

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Room Rate: $209.00/night  $189.00/night *new price*

Hotel Reservations Deadline: June 22, 2020

Your Week at a Glance

  • July 13: Orientation and Rehearsal for elite dancer contestants
  • July 14: National Finals Solo Competition | elite dancer Mini and Senior Solo Title Competition
  • July 15: Dance Genre Challenge Cup | elite dancer Junior and Teen Solo Title Competition
  • July 16: WORKSHOP Classes | Mini, Junior & Senior National Finals Competition
  • July 17: WORKSHOP Classes | Teen National Finals Competition
  • July 18: WORKSHOP Classes | Closing Night Gala and Final Showdown


The Dance Genre Challenge Cup

A true night of celebration. This competition is for those studios who want to push themselves to the next level.

It is an evening of dance competition where studios who have pre-qualified for the National Challenge in a regional city compete 4 routines from different genres (tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, etc.) for the title of “Best Well-Rounded Studio” as well as cash prizes totaling $5,000.


National Gala & Final Showdown

Get ready to dress up and have some fun! The National Final's Gala is a world-class evening featuring a formal dinner and entertainment. 

Immediately following dinner is the Final Showdown competition. Known to be one of the most exciting evenings of dance competition in the entire industry, it showcases the highest scoring performances of the week as they return to the stage and face-off to win their share of $30,000 in cash prizes.