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NATIONAL COMPETITION

Educational, Fun, Inspiring

FUN FOR TEAMS, DANCERS OF ALL AGES !

Phoenix city

NATIONALS PHOENIX
JUNE 26-27, 2020
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
One San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225

TEAM SPIRIT:  Hashtag #StepUp2DanceTeamSpirit with your Team Chant ~ Most Likes Wins.
Starts June 1
TEAM PRIDE:  Bring your posters to the Party Thursday, 6pm !

All Dancers are on the DANCE TEAM Opening Number!

TENTATIVE TIMES

All music must be uploaded by June 10. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 26
7:00 am DOORS OPEN
Studio Directors/ Teachers Pick up Teacher ID
Registration / Check-in 7:00
*7:30 Future Star Interview with the Judges
Mini Star, age 8 & younger
Junior Star, age 9-12
Senior Star, age 13
7:30 SOLO COMPETITION
1:00 - 4:00 pm Master Class!
7:00 pm DANCE PARTY
TEAM COLOR WARS Wear your team colors, Dancers, Parents, Family, Friends bring posters, banners, (Awards) for Creativity, Team Spirit, etc.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
7:00 am DOORS OPEN
7:30 am DUO/TRIOS, GROUPS, LINES
1:00 - 4:00 pm Master Class All Ages Classes
6:30 pm Meeting/Rehearsal ~ Future Stars See Show Manager
8:00 pm AWARDS
*Teacher & Choreographer Awards
*Overall Adjudication Awards
*Overall National Top Score Champions

This event will END very  LATE on SATURDAY NIGHT or possibly spill over to SUNDAY.   It is highly suggested that you make hotel reservations here immediately to secure the early bird discount rate:  $85!

NOTE: Opening Number Requirement
Boys: Black solid Pants, Black solid T
Girls: Black shorts, Black Top
See the required black apparel at our retail station,

Studio Owner: please contact us to learn more about our Free Future Star Awards Program for your students.

black clothing for nationals

STEP UP 2 DANCE is excited to offer this beautiful resort to our Attendees for Nationals.

We are always looking for the best space and best rate for our attendees and are proud to offer you the San Marcos … a Jewel of the Desert!

Here at the Crowne Plaza,  San Marcos, you will love your accommodations, your proximity to all the shops, restaurants, walkable right out of the door along, with a Fun Filled National Dance Competition.

Call 1-877-685-5594 and reference block code SUD, or use this booking link below.
The link will only work on desktop computers, not cell phones
Step Up 2 Dance Awards 2020

Reserve your room for

JUNE 26-27 2020  

Crowne Plaza: Phoenix-Chandler Golf Resort

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
One San Marcos Place,  Chandler, AZ  85225

Reserve your room now, before they sell out!
MENTION Step Up 2 Dance for the special rate of $85.!   Plus $15 Resort fee.

This early bird special rate is good for 3 days before the event and 3 days after the event only if you mention STEP UP 2 DANCE.

This Room Rate is being offered as an Early Bird Special .. Book it today, before it goes up.

Crowne Plaza Info & Facts

Hurry! Hurry! This event is on a first come basis.  NATIONALS are open for ALL Dancers, All ages, All abilities, regardless if they attended regionals. No need to prequalify!

WELCOME to STEP UP 2 DANCE
National Championship Competition!

NATIONALS are for ALL Performers regardless if they attended regionals. No need to prequalify.

STUDIO DIRECTOR WILL RECEIVE FINAL SCHEDULE 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SHOW.

YOU MUST NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE A COSTUME CONFLICT.

CROWN PLAZA  RESORT
CHANDLER, ARIZONA

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort offers first-class amenities, and all the modern conveniences you expect while traveling, along with so much more.
The Crown Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort is the Premier Wedding & Social Function Venue in the greater Chandler / Phoenix arA. It is the ideal location situated in  the “heart” of Downtown Chandler. It is focal center of the area and is within steps of more than 25 select restaurants, exciting entertainment venues, and world-class shopping.
Being an Overnight guest of STEP UP 2 DANCE at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos you will have the opportunity to enjoy all of the fun perks and discounts that local businesses in the historic city of Chandler are happy to offer. JUST SHOW YOUR ROOM KEY ! The Beautiful Chandler district is bustling each evening with music and people in the eateries & night spots. You will love this location. The San Marcos has a long history of being a popular retreat and desert playground, and is now the place to meet, a real “Jewel in the Desert!” Be Sure to Book under Step Up 2 Dance for a Gorgeous room with a big discount.

Click here see all the restaurants right out the door of the San Marcos Crowne Plaza!

The Westin Hotel in Boston

NATIONALS BOSTON
JULY 2-5, 2020
The Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

TENTATIVE TIMES

THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020 TBA
TEAM SPIRIT: Hashtag #StepUp2DanceTeamSpirit with your Team Chant ~ Most Likes Wins.
Starts June 1
TEAM PRIDE: Decorate your Table in the Pavillion, next to Lawn on D. stays up till Sunday morning.

Everything is here at your Fingertips! Restaurants / Fast Food across the street. Park your car and walk 2 blocks to the Seaport / Boston Children's Museum / Boston's Tea Part or stay put with us at Lawn on D!

FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020 TBA
7:30 am GROUPS 4-8 dancers in a group.
4:00 pm LINES 9-16 dancers in a line.
7:00 pm Classes, Productions.
Opening Number Rehearsal

SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2020
8:00 am SOLO TALENT
4:00 pm OPENING NUMBER FOR ALL DANCERS …BLOCKING
5:00 pm DUO/TRIOS
8:00 pm AWARDS
9:00 pm JOIN US on LAWN on D.

SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020
ALL Dancers are on the DANCE TEAM opening Number & have rehearsal on Fri, Sat & Sun!
There is a possibility that Lines, Classes/Productions may be held on Sunday.
DANCE OFF Free Entry for teachers entering 3 or more groups. TV STYLE Live Judging, so much fun!
SHOWCASE chosen by judges to perform for the entire audience.  AUDIENCE VOTE, Vote for your favorite group (on our Mobile App) to make it to the SHOWCASE
AWARDS! FOR DUO/TRIOS, GROUPS, LINES, CLASSES, PRODUCTIONS

TEAM SPIRIT AWARD: Be sure to follow us on Instagram for this fun Contact - starts June 1
TEAM PRIDE AWARDS!
Show you TEAM PRIDE for the Top TEAM PRIDE AWARD.  You will be given a Table on Thursday to decorate with your studio colors, photos, posters, and message board.  Show your TEAM PRIDE!
STUDIO AWARDS! Gorgeous Large Champion Sign for Schools entering at least 3 groups
PARTICIPATION AWARDS! Bring 5 or more groups and take home a gorgeous 4-5 ft Show Piece Participation Trophy.
*Note! Studio Owners: please contact us to learn more about our FREE FUTURE STAR AWARDS Program for one of your Teen Dancers.

Opening Number Requirement:
Boys: Black solid Pants, Black solid T
Girls: Black shorts, Black Top
We will have the required National black apparel at our retail station
If you would like an outfit email carol@stepup2dance.com
Boston Office: 781 231-0211

National Merchandise Inventory Boston - Atlantic City

 

STEP UP 2 DANCE is excited to offer this Beautiful Hotel Space to our Attendees for Nationals. We are always looking for the best space and best rate for our attendees and are proud to offer you the biggest, the best, most centrally located with the most fun and affordable activities for Families. Rooms here typically start at $259 thru $459. We have secured Rooms and Parking for you at $169 night. Hurry, Reserve Early!

The Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
OVERNIGHT ROOM RATE:  $169.
CALL: (800) 937-8461.
BOOK ONLINE: CLICK HERE
PARKING: Slashed from $45.  To $20.  Per day, for Step Up 2 Dance attendees.
Best to leave your car parked all weekend. (Everything you need is right here - Food, Activities, Lawn on D.)
DIRECTIONS:  Easy in/out - the Westin Boston Waterfront is Located next to the Convention Center 1 block from MA Pike, (93, Expressway & 1 block from Silver Line. This amazing destination offers more parking, lower overnight room rates, and bigger space than our NH Location! We are thrilled to be able to offer this to our families.
REHEARSAL SPACE: In addition to the dressing room space, Studio Directors bringing groups will have additional rehearsal/gathering space on Fri, Sat, Sun in the Pavillion.  The Pavillion is open Thursday evening for you to set up your posters and decorations for TEAM PRIDE.  You will be given one table per studio.  Hurry, reserve your rooms and call in to tell us. This space will book up Fast!

Hurry! Hurry! This event is on a first come basis.  NATIONALS are open for ALL Dancers, All ages, All abilities, regardless if they attended regionals. No need to pre-qualify!

WELCOME to STEP UP 2 DANCE
National Championship Competition!

NATIONALS are for ALL Performers regardless if they attended regionals.
No need to prequalify.

STUDIO DIRECTOR WILL RECEIVE FINAL SCHEDULE 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SHOW.

YOU MUST NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE A COSTUME CONFLICT.

WESTIN WATERFRONT HOTEL SEAPORT, BOSTON

Walk 2 Blocks to the Waterfront for an eclectic experience of waterfront activities and eateries! Amazing destination on the most fun weekend of the year! Everything is at your fingertips! Easy in/Easy out, Silver Line: convenient, across the street. Drive right off of the expressway and MA Pike to arrive at the Birch Bar for handcrafted cocktails and snacks amid birch tree and upscale lobby... Enjoy MJ O’Connors – New England Fare, Irish Hospitality Sauciety Restaurant & the City Bar - to Sip. Savor. Unwind. Starbucks on-site & across the street is Fast Food. The hotel, Lawn On D., has lighted swings, jumbo Jenga, food & bar is a perfect family spot to relax or meet for a fun night! Boston Children’s Museum, a quick walk from the hotel - climbing towers, education exhibits and over-sized bubble machine. Boston Tea Party & Ships Museum, steps from the hotel, has affordable rates & an incredible amount of interactivity. After the tour, everyone gets to throw a crate of tea into the harbor. Reserve your room early for the best discount rate under Step Up 2 Dance.

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Atlantic CityNEW Call To Action

NATIONALS ATLANTIC CITY
JULY 14 - JULY 16, 2020
Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

All attending Dancers are on the DANCE TEAM opening Number!

TENTATIVE TIMES

TUESDAY JULY 14, 2020
7:00am check-in Registration
8:00 Future Star Interview with the Judges
8:30 SOLOS all-day
Dance Team Opening Number Rehearsal
4:00 – 5:00 pm MINI's 8 and younger
5:00 – 6:00 pm JUNIORS 9-12 years
6:00 – 7:00 pm SENIORS 13&up
Team Spirit: Hashtag #StepUp2DanceTeamSpirit with your Team Chant ~ Most Likes Wins. Starts June 1
Team Pride: Decorate your sections of bleachers, stays up till the end of Thursday
Mobile App: DanceComp Genie Events / Step Up 2 Dance.  Full program book, who's dancing now, who's on deck, announcements, photos... Plus Audience Vote for your favorite act to be in the SHOWCASE.
Everything Is Here: Starbucks, Chickie Pete's, beach, and shopping.  A Hotel next door just walk 5 steps.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020
7:30 am DUO/TRIOS GROUPS, LINES CLASS, PRODUCTIONS
OPEN TO ALL!
TEAM PRIDE DECORATIONS ARE JUDGED
SCAVENGER HUNT STARTS TODAY
SIGN UP A GROUP FOR THE FREE DANCE OFF
AND IMPROV CONTEST NO SIGN UP NECESSARY
CHECK the LOBBY BOARD to see who made the SHOWCASE!
Dance Team Opening Number Rehearsal
4:00 – 5:00 pm MINI ‘s 8 and younger
5:00 – 6:00 pm JUNIORS 9-12 years
6:00 – 7:00 pm SENIORS 13 & up
7:00 Future Star Rehearsal
PHOTO: Dancers, teachers, crew - Meet at BandStand Wed. after last Rehearsal

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020
Opening Number, Closed Rehearsal
7:45 am Future Stars Report to assist Final Rehearsal
8:00 – 8:30 am Sr Team age 13 & up
8:30 – 9:00 am Jr Team age 9-12
9:00 – 9:30 am Mini Team 8 & younger
9:30 – 10:00 am Future Star Ambassador Rehearsal
10:00 am SCAVENGER HUNT: Who Won?
10:15 am SHOWCASE: Who made it?  Posted Wednesday 5pm - Lobby Board
11:00 DANCE OFF: TV Style Live Judging, so much fun!  Sign up on the Lobby board.
11:30 IMPROV CONTEST: Dancers of all ages & parent/adults/teacher Division
All Dancers report to the ballroom 12:50 pm for opening number
1:00 pm AWARDS

TEAM PRIDE AWARDS! Show you TEAM SPIRIT for the Top TEAM SPIRIT AWARD.
STUDIO AWARDS! Gorgeous Large Champion Sign for Schools entering at least 3 groups
PARTICIPATION AWARDS! Bring 5 or more groups and take home a gorgeous 4-5 ft Show Piece Participation Trophy.
*Note! Studio Owners: please contact us to learn more about our Free Future Star Awards Program for one of your Teen Dancers

NOTE: Opening Number Requirement:
Boys: Black solid Pants, Black solid T
Girls: Black shorts, Black Top
We will have the required National black apparel at our retail station,
If you would like an outfit email carol@stepup2dance.com
Boston Office: 781 231-0211

black clothing for nationals

STEP UP 2 DANCE is excited to offer this Beautiful Space to our Attendees for Nationals. We are always looking for the best space and best rate for our attendees and are proud to offer you the biggest, the best, most centrally located with the most fun and affordable activities for Families. You are smack in the center of Atlantic City on the Beach! Parking with our discounts is FREE and $5 T the most. Your Accommodations range from $65. To $125. With Discounts at Caesar’s, Bally’s and several other hotels. Hurry, Reserve Early!

BOARDWALL HALL
2301 BOARDWALK, ATLANTIC CITY

HOTELS adjacent to  BOARDWALK HALL

CAESAR’S on the Boardwalk
Located the is the closest hotel (next door).
Book early, they always sell out.
Rate: $125 plus Tax & Resort Fee
Group code: SC07UP0
or mention STEP UP 2 DANCE
Room Reservations: 888-516-2215

BALLY’S on the Boardwalk
Rate: $110 plus Tax & Resort Fee
Room Reservations: 888-516-2215
Group code: SB07UP0
or mention STEP UP 2 DANCE

There are many hotels to choose from in Atlantic City. Right outside Atlantic City within a short  10min drive, the rates are much lower and many of the hotels offer complimentary breakfast and parking. We have discounted room blocks on several of the hotels. Give us a call to learn the best rate and hotel for your team.

Parking Rate: $5.00 during day. $10 If you enter at 5:00pm or later.

Boardwalk Hall Garage is located at the end of Mississippi Avenue and the Boardwalk. Just take the ramp down into the tunnel underneath Boardwalk Hall and make the first right.

Boardwalk Hall Garage Parking Rate:
$5.00 during day $10: If you enter at 5:00 pm or later.

Hurry! Hurry! This event is on a first come basis.  NATIONALS are open for ALL Dancers, All ages, All abilities, regardless if they attended regionals. No need to pre-qualify!

WELCOME to STEP UP 2 DANCE
National Championship Competition!

NATIONALS are for ALL Performers regardless if they attended regionals.
No need to prequalify.

STUDIO DIRECTOR WILL RECEIVE FINAL SCHEDULE 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SHOW. 

YOU MUST NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE A COSTUME CONFLICT.

BOARDWALK HALL
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

Experience all that Atlantic City has to offer as you are dead center of Atlantic City on the Beach!  Boardwalk Hall is the center of all the action where the Miss America pageant has been held for decades and the home of Top Entertainers and Concerts! Janet Jacket, Pink, Rod Stewart, Cindy Lauper to name a few. Parking at Boardwalk Hall is just $5. for Step Up 2 Dance.  As an attendee of Step Up 2 Dance you will have a huge hotel discount at our host hotels, Caesar’s and Bally’s! Call ASAP for the Best Rate.  In addition, attendees and families who choose to stay outside Atlantic City in neighboring
towns will receive discount rooms for under $80 along w/ breakfast under the discount rate of the Step Up 2 Dance Room Blocks.  Enjoy an abundance of rehearsal space and large dressing room space for a fun, relaxing 2 day affordable National competition.