National Finals

Orlando, FL
June 24 - June 29

Rebate Deadline: May 10th | Entry Deadline: May 25th

Event Venue & Host Hotel:

Doubletree Hotel-Universal Studios' Entrance
5780 Major Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Venue Website | Get Directions

Reservations:
Phone: (800) 222-8733 or Book Online
Group Code: S23
Rate: $129.00/Night (Standard Room-Other Room Types Available)
Group Rate Available 6/23-6/29 (7 nights)
Reservation Cutoff Date: 6/5/18


Wisconsin Dells, WI
July 11 - July 16

Rebate Deadline: May 27th | Entry Deadline: June 11th

Event Venue & Host Hotel:

Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Venue Website | Get Directions

Reservations:
Phone: (877) 253-5466 or Book Online (Coming Soon!)
Group Code: Celebration Talent
Rate: $199.00/Night (Standard Room-Other Room Types Available)
Rate Includes Up to 4 Water Park Passes
Reservation Cutoff Date: 6/10/18
Reservation Change/Cancellation Date: 6/17/18*
*Any changes to reservation days/length of stay must be done before this date.  Please call the hotel directly for further information or restrictions.

National Perks

We hope you’ll consider joining us for our 2018 National Finals in Orlando, FL or Wisconsin Dells, WI. Orlando is home to multiple theme parks, water parks and family attractions. In addition, Orlando boasts several shows, shopping and dining destinations.  Wisconsin Dells is known for its numerous waterparks, amusement parks and thrilling adventures. The Dells also offers live shows, shopping, spas and golf courses, making it a vacation experience for the entire family. The CTC National Finals will include free convention classes taught by our judges and other faculty, dancers’ welcome party with a live DJ, the Showdown, a dance-off event to crown our Dancer of the Year winners and select the top group performances, plus thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.  

The CTC National Finals will include:
  • Convention Classes - free classes in many styles of dance for registered competition students!
  • Dancers' Welcome Party - live DJ, contests, fun prizes and more!
  • The Showdown - our groups and lines dance-off event on the last day of competition!
  • Cash Prizes & Awards - thousands of dollars in cash prizes, scholarships and award certificates!
  • Dancer of the Year - our title contestant competition to crown our top performers in the Junior & Senior divisions!
  • Last Chance Preliminary Competition - qualify any new routines that didn't compete at a regional!
  • Opening Number Production - featuring our Dancer of the Year Finalists and other selected dancers, choreographed by our convention faculty!

We invite you to Join the Party!

NATIONAL FINALS TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five Day Six
Free
Convention
Classes
Free
Convention
Classes
Preliminary
Competition
Junior
Duo/Trios
& Groups
Teen & Senior
Solos
Teen & Senior
Groups & Lines
Opening
Number
Rehearsal
Opening
Number
Rehearsal
Petite & Junior
Solos
Petite & Junior
Lines
Teen & Senior
Duo/Trios
& Groups
Celebration
Showdown
Dancers'
Welcome
Party
  Petite
Duo/Trios
& Groups
     
Please note that this is only a tentative schedule of National Finals. The actual schedule will be posted approximately two weeks before National Finals and may vary based on the number of entries received.

FREE CONVENTION CLASSES & SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

Convention Classes
Convention classes are taught by CTC judges and faculty in a variety of subjects. Wristbands for admittance to complimentary classes will be handed out the first day of convention classes to each registered competition student. Students must check in by 10:00am on day two to receive a wristband and participate in any classes. All students listed on the Master Contestant List will receive a wristband. Age for convention classes will be determined by student's actual birthdate. Classes will be divided into two age divisions, Junior (12 & Under) and Senior (13 & Over). Depending on the number of participants, additional classrooms/age divisions may be added. Students may choose to take classes in the next level/age division, however, once a higher level has been chosen the student must remain in that class. Students must also audition for scholarships in the higher level class. No student will be allowed to dance in a lower age division.

Each student must check in individually at the registration table to receive their wristband. Students will not be admitted into convention ballrooms without a wristband and must wear wristbands at all times during convention classes. Wristbands are non-transferable and should not be removed until convention classes have concluded. Students should bring proper dance attire and footwear for class. Registered teachers and studio owners will also receive passes and are welcome in convention classes at any time. Parents and family members may purchase a wristband for $15, good for admittance as an observer to all convention classes (both days). At no time will photo or video cameras be allowed in convention ballrooms.

Scholarship Auditions
Scholarship Auditions will be held on day two of convention classes. Students will audition in groups using a combination taught during convention classes. The judges will narrow down the larger groups into final contestants and choose the audition winners. Solo scholarships will be awarded in each age class/level. Parents are welcome to watch scholarship auditions, however, anyone observing must remain in the classroom the entire time. No one will be allowed into the audition room once the process begins.
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