Showstopper’s North East Finals are taking place June 25 – 28, 2018 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. This is a week of fun and dancing you’re not going to want to forget, and with this guide, you’ll be able to make the absolute most of it. Grab your dance bag and all the glitter you have. This is going to be a week to remember.

The Competition

The North East Finals competition will start bright and early with junior duets at 7:00AM, but even if you aren’t dancing there is plenty to do! Head over to the Showstopper merchandise area to get one-of-a-kind dance attire, souvenir t-shirts, program books, and the latest issue of Showstopper Magazine!

The event schedule is important for keeping track of what’s going on from stage to stage as the week goes on, but you’ll want to grab a program book to get a detailed picture of who is performing at what time. Looking for your personal schedule? Download the Showstopper App so it is always at your fingertips. (Click here to download the Showstopper App.)

Finals is such a huge event. It can be hard to keep up with everything. If you want to keep up with what is happening throughout the entire competition. Check in on Showstopper’s website to watch the entire Finals live! You’ll never miss a performance or an awards. Plus, the livestream is one of the best ways to watch the championships on the final day. (Click here to watch North East Finals live!)

The final day of a Showstopper National Finals is a major event. The day kicks off with the Teachers’ Pink Carpet Walk before this year’s top Regionals performers take the stage for the Opening Number. The rest of the day will be filled with incredible group performances as the top groups in the competitive division, including the top ten Small Groups in Mini, Junior, Teen and Senior, and the combined top ten Large/Super Groups in Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior compete to be National Champions!

The Resort

During North East Finals you’ll be dancing in The Foxwoods Resort Casino‘s 47,533 square-foot Premier Ballroom. That’s the largest ballroom in the North East! In this space, you will have access to Showstopper’s incredible stage featuring our bigger and better than ever high-tech screens. Whether you are competing for a Crystal Award on stage or warming up between routines, you will have access to professional dance flooring expertly designed for all of your leaps, taps, and turns.

When you aren’t dancing, there is plenty to do! Visit one of The Foxwoods’ arcades or have a thrilling adventure riding the High Flyer Zipline and Thrill Tower Sky Launch. Not into amusement rides? Go shopping for that next statement piece Tanger Outlets. Of course, there is always the Fox Tower pool to relax in. Whether your a thrill seeker, a swimmer, a shopper, or anything in between, The Foxwoods Resort Casino has something for you to do.

Between earning Crystal Awards with your dance besties and checking out all the amazing things the resort has to offer, you won’t have to look any further than the resort for incredible places to eat. Whatever you’re craving, the Foxwoods’ dozens of restaurants have everything from bagels to burgers.

Showstopper’s North East Finals are going to be a blast, and we don’t want you to miss a second of it! Make sure to share all of your favorite competition memories with us on social media!
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Veronica Good has been with Showstopper Magazine since 2016. When she isn't keeping you updated on the latest trends, she is at home with her many pets or probably playing The Sims 4. Veronica has a BA in English and an MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry, and her work can be found in Archarios, Tempo, and Scapegoat.