It’s a Party at the Kalahari

When we’re in Wisconsin, Showstopper dances at the Kalahari Water Park Resort. You’ll be dancing through the resort all weekend! When you aren’t tapping or twirling with instructors like Evan Ruggiero and Taylor Quinn, the resort is full of adventures, excitement, and experiences. Even lunch breaks are an adventure when the Kalahari’s dining options have something for everyone. From steakhouses to ice cream shops, you’ll never have to eat in the same spot twice, but you just might want to.

Some of Our Favorite Things to Do Outside of Class:

  • Take a ride on the six-story Ferris wheel,
  • Challenge yourself on the ropes course and climbing walls
  • Blast your way through a game of laser tag!
  • 24 lanes of bowling
  • Tee up on two high-definition golf simulators
  • Race on elevated go-carts
  • Challenge your teammates to mini-golf
  • Play hundreds of arcade games
  • Shop til you drop at the outlet mall

Dance It Out

With classes for Juniors, Seniors, and Tweens every hour, the weekend is packed from Saturday morning through Sunday evening with all of your favorite dance styles! From kickline Rockettes style to funky jazz and enough hip hop to keep you dancing all weekend, there’s something for every dancer. Feeling adventurous? You can also explore bonus classes in voice, acting, song and dance, leaps and turns, cheerleading, auditioning, and more!

What to Expect:

  • Extra-large, cushioned, professional dance floors
  • The best Tween program with innovative classes and time for creative expression with arts and crafts
  • Free autograph poster for every dancer
  • No observation fees

Beyond the Dance Floor

When you’re not in class, the Showstopper store is open throughout the weekend to shop our latest merchandise. Plus, there are even things for teachers to do from attending classes with their dancers to teacher seminars to bring showstopping ideas back to your studio.

Teacher Perks:

• Studio Rebate Program!
• Teachers’ business seminars where experts give you their best ideas
• Choreography videos emailed after convention weekend
• Welcome gift for all registered teachers

The Faculty

We have 17 incredible instructors joining us in Wisconsin Dells this fall! Meet them and read about the incredible places they have danced from Broadway to the big screen at

Get Ready!

Showstopper will be dancing in Wisconsin Dells October 14-15, 2023! Attending is as easy as registering—as an independent or with your studio—at! You can even book your room through the Showstopper room block (it includes wristbands for Kalahari’s fabulous waterpark!). See you soon, dancers!

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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.