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 Studio Icon Challenge, and The Closing Night Ball 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 of the summer, your search is over. After 25 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.
Due to the nature of physical distancing recommendations, WCDE will be capping the amount of attendees at this season's Final Showdown.
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.
Room Rate: $209.00/night
Hotel Reservations Deadline: June 4, 2021
Check out this short video to give you an idea of the luxury and excitement this location has to offer.
Your Week at a Glance
- June 26: Orientation and Rehearsal for elite dancer contestants
- June 27: National Finals Solo Competition | elite dancer Mini and Senior Solo Title Competition
- June 28: Studio Icon Challenge | elite dancer Junior and Teen Solo Title Competition
- June 29: Mini and Junior National Finals Competition
- June 30: WORKSHOP Classes | Teen National Finals Competition
- July 1: WORKSHOP Classes | Senior National Finals Competition
- July 2: WORKSHOP Classes | Closing Night Ball and Final Showdown
The Studio Icon Challenge
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 prizes totaling $5,000.
Closing Night Ball & Final Showdown
Get ready to dress up and have some fun! The Closing Night Ball is a world-class evening filled with red carpet photo shoots and spectacular live entertainment.
The National Final's Ball also features 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 prizes.