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Friday, November 8
 

8:00pm

Bellydance Fusion - Juniors / Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

Get ready to start your weekend off with a bit of shaking and shimmies! This is a one-of-a-kind class that Janelle offers to our Showstopper convention students. Bellydance fusion combines classic belly dance with jazz, hip hop, and contemporary influences. You won’t find it anywhere else so don’t miss out!

**No wristbands required!

Faculty
avatar for Janelle Issis

Janelle Issis

World Belly Dance Champion, SYTYCD
Janelle Issis is a world-renowned belly dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, certified Yogini, and nutritionist. She studied belly dancing as protégé to Aziza of Birmingham and earned a bachelor’s degree in dance at the University of Alabama. As the first bellydancer ever on... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

8:00pm

Early Check-In / Wristband Pick-Up - Teachers
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR) 

Early teacher check-in and wristband pick-up.


Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Saturday, November 9
 

7:30am

Teacher Check-In / Wristband Pick-Up
BALLROOM 1- AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

Teacher check-in and wristband pick up  for Tweens, Juniors and Seniors in Ballroom 1




Saturday November 9, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

8:00am

Warm Up & Bellydance Fusion - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

This is a one-of-a-kind class that Janelle offers to our Showstopper convention students. Belly dance fusion combines classic belly dance with jazz, hip hop, and contemporary influences. You won’t find it anywhere else so don’t miss out!

Faculty
avatar for Janelle Issis

Janelle Issis

World Belly Dance Champion, SYTYCD
Janelle Issis is a world-renowned belly dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, certified Yogini, and nutritionist. She studied belly dancing as protégé to Aziza of Birmingham and earned a bachelor’s degree in dance at the University of Alabama. As the first bellydancer ever on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

8:00am

Hip Hop - Juniors / Seniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR)

Hip hop has given the other types of dance a run for their money! We love popping, locking and isolating (and trying to make it all look easy)! Don’t miss your chance to learn up-to-the-minute moves with Geo Hubela!



Faculty
avatar for Geo Hubela

Geo Hubela

International Hip Hop Dancer & Choreographer
Geo Hubela is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. Geo is co-owner and director of ICON Dance Complex, home of the ICONic Dance Company. Geo's ICONic dancers perform at events such as World of Dance Live and Beatstock as well as at the Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, and on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Bonus Room - Magnolia

8:00am

Warm Up & Jazz - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR)

A vibrant jazz class that will keep you moving! Learn a jazz routine, improve your technique, and have a lot of fun!

Faculty
avatar for Hannahlei Cabanilla

Hannahlei Cabanilla

Winner of SYTYCD Season 15
Hannahlei Cabanilla is a dancer, teacher, and the Season 15 winner of SYTYCD. After her win, she performed in the SYTYCD Live! tour. Hannahlei was a dancer in Rent Live! on Fox. She has performed with several artists including Selena Gomez at the AMA’s, in Sia’s “The Greatest... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

8:00am

Warm Up & Jazz - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

We can’t help but feel like we all love jazz! It’s energetic, fun, and offers so much variety that it totally appeals to everyone! In this class you’ll improve on your skills while getting to dance to trendy music!

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Hayley Mac

Hayley Mac

Professional Tap Dancer & Choreographer
Hayley Mac is a nationally-recognized choreographer, director, teacher, dancer, designer, and motivational speaker. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University in liberal arts with a focus on theater and a master’s degree in instructional leadership. Hayley was mentored... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

9:00am

Musical Theatre - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

This Musical Theater class will explore the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Emphasis will be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance.

Faculty
avatar for Evan Ruggiero

Evan Ruggiero

The Ellen Show, Inside Edition
Evan Ruggiero is a dancer, singer, and actor. At age 19, he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have one of his legs amputated above the knee. After his recovery, Evan designed his own peg leg and is now one of the most inspirational tap dancers in the world. He has danced on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

9:30am

Jazz - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR)

We can’t help but feel like we all love jazz! It’s energetic, fun, and offers so much variety that it totally appeals to everyone! In this class you’ll improve on your skills while getting to dance to trendy music!

Faculty
avatar for Hayley Mac

Hayley Mac

Professional Tap Dancer & Choreographer
Hayley Mac is a nationally-recognized choreographer, director, teacher, dancer, designer, and motivational speaker. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University in liberal arts with a focus on theater and a master’s degree in instructional leadership. Hayley was mentored... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

9:30am

Leaps & Turns - Juniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR)

“Progressions Boot Camp”: A Boot Camp styled class of non stop progression combinations including leaps and turns - designed to strengthen and structure a dancers core.

Faculty
avatar for Eliana Girard

Eliana Girard

Winner SYTYCD, Cirque du Soleil, ABT, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey
Eliana Girard is a dancer, choreographer, actress, and the Season 9 winner of SYTYCD. At age 16, Eliana moved to New York City to join the American Ballet Theater and the Joffrey Ballet before getting a full scholarship at the official school of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Bonus Room - Magnolia

9:30am

Hip Hop - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

Hip hop has given the other types of dance a run for their money! We love popping, locking and isolating (and trying to make it all look easy)! Don’t miss your chance to learn up-to-the-minute moves with Geo Hubela! 

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Geo Hubela

Geo Hubela

International Hip Hop Dancer & Choreographer
Geo Hubela is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. Geo is co-owner and director of ICON Dance Complex, home of the ICONic Dance Company. Geo's ICONic dancers perform at events such as World of Dance Live and Beatstock as well as at the Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, and on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

10:00am

Character Jazz - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

Calling all tweens! Come join Taylor’s exciting jazz class - teaching dancers a beginner level “character jazz”style. A fun class offering a great foundation to build upon!

Faculty
avatar for Taylor Quinn

Taylor Quinn

Showstopper Top Soloist
Taylor Quinn is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, and actress. She danced for FireWALL Dance Theatre run by Elisa Alaio, and is one of Showstopper’s all-time top scoring soloists from the east coast. Taylor tours with the contemporary dance company Los Angeles Choreographers... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

10:45am

Hip Hop - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR)

In this fun, high energy, upbeat hip-hop class, you’ll learn a routine that encourages you to move and isolate your body with control, precision and rhythm.

Faculty
avatar for Angel Roberts

Angel Roberts

Founder of Peace Love Hip Hop, Award Winning Choreographer
Angel Roberts is a nationally-recognized choreographer, dancer, teacher, and an award-winning costume designer with 20 years of dance and production experience. Angel is the founder and creative director of the national dance movement and hip hop dance studio, Peace Love Hip Hop located... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

10:45am

Old School Hip Hop - Seniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR)

Get into the groove with great moves while learning style, musicality and technique! This class will take you back to classic old-school hip-hop!

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Dena Rizzo

Dena Rizzo

MTV, VH1, Queen of Hip Hop
Dena Rizzo is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer with over 30 years of dance experience. Dena ran her own multi-genre dance studio for 20 years and produced her own series of popular instructional hip hop videos. She taught for 15 years in New York City for the Destination Broadway... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Bonus Room - Magnolia

10:45am

Tap - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

This class will help you to further develop tap skills, focusing on clarity of sounds and musicality. Not only will you learn skills that you’ll use in the future, you’ll be inspired in the process! Evan, who lost his right leg to cancer, never gave up and now continues to wow the crowd by tapping with one leg.

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Evan Ruggiero

Evan Ruggiero

The Ellen Show, Inside Edition
Evan Ruggiero is a dancer, singer, and actor. At age 19, he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have one of his legs amputated above the knee. After his recovery, Evan designed his own peg leg and is now one of the most inspirational tap dancers in the world. He has danced on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

10:45am

Hot Hip Hop Tips - Teachers
PECAN ROOM (4TH FLOOR)

Join us for our one hour lecture class featuring fresh, creative, and innovative ideas that will bring excitement to your studio. From music, concepts, and costuming this class is sure bring you the newest and freshest ideas out there!  

Faculty
avatar for Geo Hubela

Geo Hubela

International Hip Hop Dancer & Choreographer
Geo Hubela is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. Geo is co-owner and director of ICON Dance Complex, home of the ICONic Dance Company. Geo's ICONic dancers perform at events such as World of Dance Live and Beatstock as well as at the Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, and on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Pecan Room

11:00am

Tap - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

The dance floor is calling your name! Come join Hayley's amazing tap class - teaching dancers a beginner level tap style. A fun class offering a great foundation to build upon!

Faculty
avatar for Hayley Mac

Hayley Mac

Professional Tap Dancer & Choreographer
Hayley Mac is a nationally-recognized choreographer, director, teacher, dancer, designer, and motivational speaker. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University in liberal arts with a focus on theater and a master’s degree in instructional leadership. Hayley was mentored... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

11:45am

LUNCH - Juniors
Lunch on your own! Check out some of the local spots and we'll see you back at 12:45pm!

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm

11:45am

LUNCH - Seniors
Lunch on your own! Check out some of the local spots and we'll see you back at 12:45pm!

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm

11:50am

LUNCH - Tweens
Lunch on your own! Check out some of the local spots and we'll see you back at 12:45pm!

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm

12:45pm

Faculty Showcase & Autograph Session!
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

Convention teachers will put on a show for you! Autograph session immediately following showcase! 

Faculty
avatar for Arielle Elonys

Arielle Elonys

Nashville, Where We Begin, America’s Best Dance Crew
Arielle Elonys is a dancer, choreographer, casting director, actress, model, writer, and singer. Arielle earned a bachelor’s degree in dance from Loyola Marymount University. She has appeared on numerous television shows and movies including Nashville, Making Moves, SYTYCD, and... Read More →
avatar for Eliana Girard

Eliana Girard

Winner SYTYCD, Cirque du Soleil, ABT, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey
Eliana Girard is a dancer, choreographer, actress, and the Season 9 winner of SYTYCD. At age 16, Eliana moved to New York City to join the American Ballet Theater and the Joffrey Ballet before getting a full scholarship at the official school of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater... Read More →
avatar for Geo Hubela

Geo Hubela

International Hip Hop Dancer & Choreographer
Geo Hubela is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. Geo is co-owner and director of ICON Dance Complex, home of the ICONic Dance Company. Geo's ICONic dancers perform at events such as World of Dance Live and Beatstock as well as at the Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, and on... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Quinn

Taylor Quinn

Showstopper Top Soloist
Taylor Quinn is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, and actress. She danced for FireWALL Dance Theatre run by Elisa Alaio, and is one of Showstopper’s all-time top scoring soloists from the east coast. Taylor tours with the contemporary dance company Los Angeles Choreographers... Read More →
avatar for Angel Roberts

Angel Roberts

Founder of Peace Love Hip Hop, Award Winning Choreographer
Angel Roberts is a nationally-recognized choreographer, dancer, teacher, and an award-winning costume designer with 20 years of dance and production experience. Angel is the founder and creative director of the national dance movement and hip hop dance studio, Peace Love Hip Hop located... Read More →
avatar for Julian Thorn

Julian Thorn

Showstopper National Host for 27 years, Phantom of the Opera, Opryland
Julian Thorn is a host, judge, and teacher who has been with Showstopper for over 35 years. Julian earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He has performed in several productions including Hello Dolly, La Cage aux Folles, My One and Only, Evita, Showboat, Broadway... Read More →
avatar for Hannahlei Cabanilla

Hannahlei Cabanilla

Winner of SYTYCD Season 15
Hannahlei Cabanilla is a dancer, teacher, and the Season 15 winner of SYTYCD. After her win, she performed in the SYTYCD Live! tour. Hannahlei was a dancer in Rent Live! on Fox. She has performed with several artists including Selena Gomez at the AMA’s, in Sia’s “The Greatest... Read More →
avatar for Rj Higton

Rj Higton

Founder of MPIRE Productions at the University of Michigan
RJ Higton is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, singer, and actor. He is currently a student at the University of Michigan within The Department of Musical Theatre, renowned as one of the top musical theatre programs in the world. RJ is one of Showstopper’s all-time top scoring soloists... Read More →
avatar for Evan Ruggiero

Evan Ruggiero

The Ellen Show, Inside Edition
Evan Ruggiero is a dancer, singer, and actor. At age 19, he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have one of his legs amputated above the knee. After his recovery, Evan designed his own peg leg and is now one of the most inspirational tap dancers in the world. He has danced on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

1:40pm

Everybody Dance! - Tweens (Moms, Dads, Dance Teachers & Kids too!)
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

"Everybody Dance Now!" A chance for the tweens to dance with their moms, dads, siblings, and dance teachers. This is a fun class combining old favorites with new moves for everyone to learn.

Faculty
avatar for Hayley Mac

Hayley Mac

Professional Tap Dancer & Choreographer
Hayley Mac is a nationally-recognized choreographer, director, teacher, dancer, designer, and motivational speaker. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University in liberal arts with a focus on theater and a master’s degree in instructional leadership. Hayley was mentored... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

1:40pm

Hip Hop - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR)

Hip hop has given the other types of dance a run for their money! We love popping, locking and isolating (and trying to make it all look easy)! Don’t miss your chance to learn up-to-the-minute moves with Geo Hubela!

Faculty
avatar for Geo Hubela

Geo Hubela

International Hip Hop Dancer & Choreographer
Geo Hubela is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. Geo is co-owner and director of ICON Dance Complex, home of the ICONic Dance Company. Geo's ICONic dancers perform at events such as World of Dance Live and Beatstock as well as at the Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, and on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

1:40pm

Contemporary - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

You’ll learn a contemporary routine that emphasizes the emotional side of dance and strives to connect the mind and body through choreography and improvisation.

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Hannahlei Cabanilla

Hannahlei Cabanilla

Winner of SYTYCD Season 15
Hannahlei Cabanilla is a dancer, teacher, and the Season 15 winner of SYTYCD. After her win, she performed in the SYTYCD Live! tour. Hannahlei was a dancer in Rent Live! on Fox. She has performed with several artists including Selena Gomez at the AMA’s, in Sia’s “The Greatest... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

1:40pm

Leaps & Turns - Seniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR)

“Progressions Boot Camp”: A Boot Camp styled class of non stop progression combinations including leaps and turns - designed to strengthen and structure a dancers core.

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Eliana Girard

Eliana Girard

Winner SYTYCD, Cirque du Soleil, ABT, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey
Eliana Girard is a dancer, choreographer, actress, and the Season 9 winner of SYTYCD. At age 16, Eliana moved to New York City to join the American Ballet Theater and the Joffrey Ballet before getting a full scholarship at the official school of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Bonus Room - Magnolia

2:40pm

Jazz - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

A vibrant jazz class that will keep you moving! Learn a jazz routine, improve your technique, and have a lot of fun!

Faculty
avatar for Arielle Elonys

Arielle Elonys

Nashville, Where We Begin, America’s Best Dance Crew
Arielle Elonys is a dancer, choreographer, casting director, actress, model, writer, and singer. Arielle earned a bachelor’s degree in dance from Loyola Marymount University. She has appeared on numerous television shows and movies including Nashville, Making Moves, SYTYCD, and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

2:55pm

Tap - Juniors / Seniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR)

This class will help you to further develop tap skills, focusing on clarity of sounds and musicality. Not only will you learn skills that you’ll use in the future, you’ll be inspired in the process! Evan, who lost his right leg to cancer, never gave up and now continues to wow the crowd by tapping with one leg.



Faculty
avatar for Evan Ruggiero

Evan Ruggiero

The Ellen Show, Inside Edition
Evan Ruggiero is a dancer, singer, and actor. At age 19, he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have one of his legs amputated above the knee. After his recovery, Evan designed his own peg leg and is now one of the most inspirational tap dancers in the world. He has danced on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Bonus Room - Magnolia

2:55pm

Leaps & Turns - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR)

“Progressions Boot Camp”: A Boot Camp styled class of non stop progression combinations including leaps and turns - designed to strengthen and structure a dancers core.

Faculty
avatar for Hannahlei Cabanilla

Hannahlei Cabanilla

Winner of SYTYCD Season 15
Hannahlei Cabanilla is a dancer, teacher, and the Season 15 winner of SYTYCD. After her win, she performed in the SYTYCD Live! tour. Hannahlei was a dancer in Rent Live! on Fox. She has performed with several artists including Selena Gomez at the AMA’s, in Sia’s “The Greatest... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

2:55pm

Jazz - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

We can’t help but feel like we all love jazz! It’s energetic, fun, and offers so much variety that it totally appeals to everyone! In this class you’ll improve on your skills while getting to dance to trendy music!

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Hayley Mac

Hayley Mac

Professional Tap Dancer & Choreographer
Hayley Mac is a nationally-recognized choreographer, director, teacher, dancer, designer, and motivational speaker. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University in liberal arts with a focus on theater and a master’s degree in instructional leadership. Hayley was mentored... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

3:00pm

How to Audition - Juniors / Seniors
PECAN ROOM (4TH FLOOR)

Who not better to learn from then the Broadway Queen herself?! Mary Ann Lamb has lived on all sides of the auditioning process in New York. She has been the person auditioning and been the host of auditions. Learn all of the tips and tricks for nailing your audition. This class will focus on the Broadway/Musical Theatre side.

Faculty
avatar for Mary Ann Lamb

Mary Ann Lamb

Broadway Legend seen in Fosse, Chicago, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Gypsy
Mary Ann Lamb is a dancer, performer, and choreographer. Currently, she choreographs for the hit FX television series Fosse/Verdon. Mary Ann choreographed for the Connecticut Repertory Theater, Symphony Space in NYC, and Coupe Youth Ballet. Mary Ann has performed in 11 Broadway shows... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pecan Room

3:30pm

Arts & Crafts - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

Need to take a break from dancing but still want to keep those creative ideas going? Join us for a life changing arts & crafts session! You have never experienced crafting quite like this! There will be glitter! There will be sparkles! Get ready to be blown away!

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

4:10pm

Broadway Jazz - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR)

This class will enrich and expand your technical skills through center and progression work with a touch of musical theatre. Skills such as leaps and turns are incorporated into a fun, choreographed routine that seeks to challenge you.

Faculty
avatar for Mary Ann Lamb

Mary Ann Lamb

Broadway Legend seen in Fosse, Chicago, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Gypsy
Mary Ann Lamb is a dancer, performer, and choreographer. Currently, she choreographs for the hit FX television series Fosse/Verdon. Mary Ann choreographed for the Connecticut Repertory Theater, Symphony Space in NYC, and Coupe Youth Ballet. Mary Ann has performed in 11 Broadway shows... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:10pm - 5:10pm
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

4:10pm

Old School Hip Hop - Juniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR)

Get into the groove with great moves while learning style, musicality and technique! This class will take you back to classic old-school hip-hop! 

Faculty
avatar for Dena Rizzo

Dena Rizzo

MTV, VH1, Queen of Hip Hop
Dena Rizzo is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer with over 30 years of dance experience. Dena ran her own multi-genre dance studio for 20 years and produced her own series of popular instructional hip hop videos. She taught for 15 years in New York City for the Destination Broadway... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:10pm - 5:10pm
Bonus Room - Magnolia

4:10pm

Be in our Showstopper Video! - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

Join Angel for a jam-packed class full of dancing and an opportunity to be in one of Showstopper's videos. Show off your best moves with all of your friends. Camera, lights, ACTION!  

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Angel Roberts

Angel Roberts

Founder of Peace Love Hip Hop, Award Winning Choreographer
Angel Roberts is a nationally-recognized choreographer, dancer, teacher, and an award-winning costume designer with 20 years of dance and production experience. Angel is the founder and creative director of the national dance movement and hip hop dance studio, Peace Love Hip Hop located... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:10pm - 5:10pm
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

4:20pm

Teacher Tap - Teachers
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

This class will help you to further develop tap skills, focusing on clarity of sounds and musicality. Not only will you learn skills that you’ll use in the future, you’ll be inspired in the process! Evan, who lost his right leg to cancer, never gave up and now continues to wow the crowd by tapping with one leg.

Faculty
avatar for Evan Ruggiero

Evan Ruggiero

The Ellen Show, Inside Edition
Evan Ruggiero is a dancer, singer, and actor. At age 19, he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have one of his legs amputated above the knee. After his recovery, Evan designed his own peg leg and is now one of the most inspirational tap dancers in the world. He has danced on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:20pm - 5:15pm
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

4:30pm

Creative Music & Ideas for your Preschoolers - Teachers
PECAN ROOM (4TH FLOOR)

Join Taylor for a fun 45 minute class on the best way to engage your little ones. From fun music choices to exciting choreography, you'll leave this class with a fresh and exciting perspective on teaching your preschoolers.

Faculty
avatar for Taylor Quinn

Taylor Quinn

Showstopper Top Soloist
Taylor Quinn is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, and actress. She danced for FireWALL Dance Theatre run by Elisa Alaio, and is one of Showstopper’s all-time top scoring soloists from the east coast. Taylor tours with the contemporary dance company Los Angeles Choreographers... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Pecan Room

5:20pm

The Ultimate Business + Social Media (Costume Display) - Teachers
PECAN ROOM (4TH FLOOR)

The internet has changed the way that we communicate with our dance family. If you’re not taking advantage of the internet and social media, you might not be reaching everyone that you could be! In just over an hour (don’t worry — snacks will be provided), Angel Roberts will help you to learn how to build a brand and consumer experience. You’ll learn to define your strategy and create a social media plan that works for you!

*Costume Displays

** Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served

Faculty
avatar for Angel Roberts

Angel Roberts

Founder of Peace Love Hip Hop, Award Winning Choreographer
Angel Roberts is a nationally-recognized choreographer, dancer, teacher, and an award-winning costume designer with 20 years of dance and production experience. Angel is the founder and creative director of the national dance movement and hip hop dance studio, Peace Love Hip Hop located... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:20pm - 6:30pm
Pecan Room
 
Sunday, November 10
 

8:30am

Warm Up & Jazz - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

This jazz class is perfect for Tweens who love dancing to upbeat music while learning the skills needed for jazz routines. Taylor creates a dynamic class environment with her bubbly personality and fun teaching style!

Faculty
avatar for Taylor Quinn

Taylor Quinn

Showstopper Top Soloist
Taylor Quinn is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, and actress. She danced for FireWALL Dance Theatre run by Elisa Alaio, and is one of Showstopper’s all-time top scoring soloists from the east coast. Taylor tours with the contemporary dance company Los Angeles Choreographers... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

8:30am

Warm Up & Musical Theatre - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR)

This Musical Theatre class will explore the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Emphasis will be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance.

Faculty
avatar for Mary Ann Lamb

Mary Ann Lamb

Broadway Legend seen in Fosse, Chicago, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Gypsy
Mary Ann Lamb is a dancer, performer, and choreographer. Currently, she choreographs for the hit FX television series Fosse/Verdon. Mary Ann choreographed for the Connecticut Repertory Theater, Symphony Space in NYC, and Coupe Youth Ballet. Mary Ann has performed in 11 Broadway shows... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

8:30am

NYC Kickline - Seniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR)

This class requires teamwork and dazzling precision. The distinctive style transcends a multitude of dance disciplines including jazz, musical theater, lyrical and tradition kick line.

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson

Radio City Rockette
Kristin Johnson is a dancer, performer, choreographer, and a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. Kristin earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Florida State University. She was a dance captain on Broadway for Tony Award-winning director/choreographer... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Bonus Room - Magnolia

8:30am

Warm Up & Contemporary - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

You’ll learn a contemporary routine that emphasizes the emotional side of dance and strives to connect the mind and body through choreography and improvisation.

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Arielle Elonys

Arielle Elonys

Nashville, Where We Begin, America’s Best Dance Crew
Arielle Elonys is a dancer, choreographer, casting director, actress, model, writer, and singer. Arielle earned a bachelor’s degree in dance from Loyola Marymount University. She has appeared on numerous television shows and movies including Nashville, Making Moves, SYTYCD, and... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

9:30am

Tap - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

This class will focus on timing, rhythm, and agility while you learn a routine combining different tap styles.

Faculty
avatar for Rj Higton

Rj Higton

Founder of MPIRE Productions at the University of Michigan
RJ Higton is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, singer, and actor. He is currently a student at the University of Michigan within The Department of Musical Theatre, renowned as one of the top musical theatre programs in the world. RJ is one of Showstopper’s all-time top scoring soloists... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

9:55am

Jazz - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR) 

Just for juniors, this jazz class will keep you moving! Not only will you have a lot of fun, you’ll also learn and improve upon technique that will help you in all of your classes!

Faculty
avatar for Taylor Quinn

Taylor Quinn

Showstopper Top Soloist
Taylor Quinn is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, and actress. She danced for FireWALL Dance Theatre run by Elisa Alaio, and is one of Showstopper’s all-time top scoring soloists from the east coast. Taylor tours with the contemporary dance company Los Angeles Choreographers... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 9:55am - 10:55am
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

9:55am

NCY Kickline - Juniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR) 

This class requires teamwork and dazzling precision. The distinctive style transcends a multitude of dance disciplines including jazz, musical theater, lyrical and tradition kick line.

Faculty
avatar for Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson

Radio City Rockette
Kristin Johnson is a dancer, performer, choreographer, and a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. Kristin earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Florida State University. She was a dance captain on Broadway for Tony Award-winning director/choreographer... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 9:55am - 10:55am
Bonus Room - Magnolia

9:55am

Musical Theatre - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

This Musical Theatre class will explore the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Emphasis will be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance.

(Juniors are welcome to join!) 

Faculty
avatar for Mary Ann Lamb

Mary Ann Lamb

Broadway Legend seen in Fosse, Chicago, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Gypsy
Mary Ann Lamb is a dancer, performer, and choreographer. Currently, she choreographs for the hit FX television series Fosse/Verdon. Mary Ann choreographed for the Connecticut Repertory Theater, Symphony Space in NYC, and Coupe Youth Ballet. Mary Ann has performed in 11 Broadway shows... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 9:55am - 10:55am
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

10:30am

Disney Sing Along - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR) 

Come join Julian in a fun Disney Sing Along class! Take a break from dancing and warm up your vocals, this class is sure to be blast!

Faculty
avatar for Julian Thorn

Julian Thorn

Showstopper National Host for 27 years, Phantom of the Opera, Opryland
Julian Thorn is a host, judge, and teacher who has been with Showstopper for over 35 years. Julian earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He has performed in several productions including Hello Dolly, La Cage aux Folles, My One and Only, Evita, Showboat, Broadway... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:30am - 10:50am
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

10:50am

Arts & Crafts - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

Need to take a break from dancing but still want to keep those creative ideas going? Join us for a life changing arts & crafts session! You have never experienced crafting quite like this! There will be glitter! There will be sparkles!

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

11:05am

Tap - Juniors / Seniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR)

Aaron is here to bring a fresh new style for the next generation of tappers, combining precise rhythmic timing and performance flare. If you are looking for a challenging yet exciting class, this is the class for you!

Faculty
avatar for Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr

Tap Dogs, Singing' in the Rain, Doctor Doolittle
Aaron Burr is a world-renowned tap dancer. He received a five-star review from the Scotsman for his performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has performed on America’s Got Talent, with the group Rhythmatic on Season 1 of NBC’s World of Dance, and was given the title of... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:05am - 12:05pm
Bonus Room - Magnolia

11:05am

Contemporary - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR)

You’ll learn a contemporary routine that emphasizes the emotional side of dance and strives to connect the mind and body through choreography and improvisation.

Faculty
avatar for Arielle Elonys

Arielle Elonys

Nashville, Where We Begin, America’s Best Dance Crew
Arielle Elonys is a dancer, choreographer, casting director, actress, model, writer, and singer. Arielle earned a bachelor’s degree in dance from Loyola Marymount University. She has appeared on numerous television shows and movies including Nashville, Making Moves, SYTYCD, and... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:05am - 12:05pm
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

11:05am

Hip Hop - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

In this fun, high energy, upbeat hip-hop class, you’ll learn a routine that encourages you to move and isolate your body with control, precision and rhythm.  

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Mark Villaver

Mark Villaver

Toured with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ricky Martin, Ari B and Demi Lovato
Mark Villaver is a dancer, teacher, performer, and choreographer. Mark finished in the Top 10 on Season 14 of SYTYCD. He toured internationally with Taylor Swift on The Red Tour, The 1989 Tour, and The Reputation Tour. Mark has also worked with artists including Ariana Grande, Ricky... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:05am - 12:05pm
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

11:30am

LUNCH - Tweens
Lunch on your own! Check out some of the local spots and we'll see you back at 12:15pm!

Sunday November 10, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm

12:05pm

LUNCH - Juniors
Lunch on your own! Check out some of the local spots and we'll see you back at 1:00pm!

Sunday November 10, 2019 12:05pm - 1:00pm

12:05pm

LUNCH - Seniors
Lunch on your own! Check out some of the local spots and we'll see you back at 1:00pm!

Sunday November 10, 2019 12:05pm - 1:00pm

12:15pm

Ballet - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

A special ballet class designed just for tweens! Have fun while learning the basics of ballet!

Faculty
avatar for Christy Lyn

Christy Lyn

Founder of Royal Couture
Christy Lyn is a ballerina, model, designer, and choreographer. Christy Lyn works with with Classical Dance Academy in California. She started dancing at a very young age and currently choreographs and trains in multiple styles of dance with focus in ballet. Her choreography work... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

1:00pm

Hip Hop - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR)

In this fun, high energy, upbeat hip-hop class, you’ll learn a routine that encourages you to move and isolate your body with control, precision and rhythm. 

Faculty
avatar for Mark Villaver

Mark Villaver

Toured with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ricky Martin, Ari B and Demi Lovato
Mark Villaver is a dancer, teacher, performer, and choreographer. Mark finished in the Top 10 on Season 14 of SYTYCD. He toured internationally with Taylor Swift on The Red Tour, The 1989 Tour, and The Reputation Tour. Mark has also worked with artists including Ariana Grande, Ricky... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

1:00pm

Tap - Juniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR)

This class will focus on timing, rhythm, and agility while you learn a routine combining different tap styles.

Faculty
avatar for Rj Higton

Rj Higton

Founder of MPIRE Productions at the University of Michigan
RJ Higton is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, singer, and actor. He is currently a student at the University of Michigan within The Department of Musical Theatre, renowned as one of the top musical theatre programs in the world. RJ is one of Showstopper’s all-time top scoring soloists... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bonus Room - Magnolia

1:00pm

Tap - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

Aaron is here to bring a fresh new style for the next generation of tappers, combining precise rhythmic timing and performance flare. If you are looking for a challenging yet exciting class, this is the class for you!

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr

Tap Dogs, Singing' in the Rain, Doctor Doolittle
Aaron Burr is a world-renowned tap dancer. He received a five-star review from the Scotsman for his performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has performed on America’s Got Talent, with the group Rhythmatic on Season 1 of NBC’s World of Dance, and was given the title of... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

1:00pm

Voice - Seniors
PECAN ROOM (4TH FLOOR)

This class is an amazing opportunity to expand your performance repertoire! Join Julian, the voice of Showstopper, for a fun-filled class of singing and vocal coaching.

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Julian Thorn

Julian Thorn

Showstopper National Host for 27 years, Phantom of the Opera, Opryland
Julian Thorn is a host, judge, and teacher who has been with Showstopper for over 35 years. Julian earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He has performed in several productions including Hello Dolly, La Cage aux Folles, My One and Only, Evita, Showboat, Broadway... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pecan Room

1:15pm

Pop Jazz - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR)

This jazz class is perfect for Tweens who love dancing to upbeat music while learning the skills needed for jazz routines. Taylor creates a dynamic class environment with her bubbly personality and fun teaching style!

Faculty
avatar for Taylor Quinn

Taylor Quinn

Showstopper Top Soloist
Taylor Quinn is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, and actress. She danced for FireWALL Dance Theatre run by Elisa Alaio, and is one of Showstopper’s all-time top scoring soloists from the east coast. Taylor tours with the contemporary dance company Los Angeles Choreographers... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:05pm
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

2:10pm

Voice - Juniors
PECAN ROOM (4TH FLOOR)

This class is an amazing opportunity to expand your performance repertoire! Join Julian, the voice of Showstopper, for a fun-filled class of singing and vocal coaching.


Faculty
avatar for Julian Thorn

Julian Thorn

Showstopper National Host for 27 years, Phantom of the Opera, Opryland
Julian Thorn is a host, judge, and teacher who has been with Showstopper for over 35 years. Julian earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He has performed in several productions including Hello Dolly, La Cage aux Folles, My One and Only, Evita, Showboat, Broadway... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Pecan Room

2:15pm

Hip Hop - Tweens
BALLROOM 3 - HIBISCUS (3RD FLOOR) 

In this fun, high energy, upbeat hip-hop class, you’ll learn a routine that encourages you to move and isolate your body with control, precision and rhythm.

Faculty
avatar for Angel Roberts

Angel Roberts

Founder of Peace Love Hip Hop, Award Winning Choreographer
Angel Roberts is a nationally-recognized choreographer, dancer, teacher, and an award-winning costume designer with 20 years of dance and production experience. Angel is the founder and creative director of the national dance movement and hip hop dance studio, Peace Love Hip Hop located... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Ballroom 3 - Hibiscus

2:15pm

Leaps & Turns - Juniors / Seniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR) 

“Progressions Boot Camp”: A Boot Camp styled class of non stop progression combinations including leaps and turns - designed to strengthen and structure a dancers core.

Faculty
avatar for Taylor Quinn

Taylor Quinn

Showstopper Top Soloist
Taylor Quinn is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, and actress. She danced for FireWALL Dance Theatre run by Elisa Alaio, and is one of Showstopper’s all-time top scoring soloists from the east coast. Taylor tours with the contemporary dance company Los Angeles Choreographers... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Bonus Room - Magnolia

2:15pm

Tap - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR) 

Aaron is here to bring a fresh new style for the next generation of tappers. Combining precise rhythmic timing and performance flare he's exclusively at Showstopper for you. If you are ready for a challenging but exciting class- this is the class for you!

Faculty
avatar for Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr

Tap Dogs, Singing' in the Rain, Doctor Doolittle
Aaron Burr is a world-renowned tap dancer. He received a five-star review from the Scotsman for his performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has performed on America’s Got Talent, with the group Rhythmatic on Season 1 of NBC’s World of Dance, and was given the title of... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

2:15pm

Contemporary - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

You’ll learn a contemporary routine that emphasizes the emotional side of dance and strives to connect the mind and body through choreography and improvisation.

(Juniors are welcome to join!)

Faculty
avatar for Arielle Elonys

Arielle Elonys

Nashville, Where We Begin, America’s Best Dance Crew
Arielle Elonys is a dancer, choreographer, casting director, actress, model, writer, and singer. Arielle earned a bachelor’s degree in dance from Loyola Marymount University. She has appeared on numerous television shows and movies including Nashville, Making Moves, SYTYCD, and... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 1 - Azalea

3:20pm

Learning to Improv - Juniors / Seniors
BONUS ROOM - MAGNOLIA (2ND FLOOR)

Ever wondered how someone just moves to the music? Improvisation is movement without choreography, however, it takes strong technique to move with confidence. Arielle will teach you these ways and you'll be a total stand out at any audition!

Faculty
avatar for Arielle Elonys

Arielle Elonys

Nashville, Where We Begin, America’s Best Dance Crew
Arielle Elonys is a dancer, choreographer, casting director, actress, model, writer, and singer. Arielle earned a bachelor’s degree in dance from Loyola Marymount University. She has appeared on numerous television shows and movies including Nashville, Making Moves, SYTYCD, and... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 3:20pm - 4:15pm
Bonus Room - Magnolia

3:20pm

Dance Party! - Juniors
BALLROOM 2 - WISTERIA (3RD FLOOR) 

Step outside the box in Angel's high-energy class that infuses the latest hip hop styles. Unleash your individual style and get ready to learn a fun and challenging routine!

Faculty
avatar for Angel Roberts

Angel Roberts

Founder of Peace Love Hip Hop, Award Winning Choreographer
Angel Roberts is a nationally-recognized choreographer, dancer, teacher, and an award-winning costume designer with 20 years of dance and production experience. Angel is the founder and creative director of the national dance movement and hip hop dance studio, Peace Love Hip Hop located... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 3:20pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom 2 - Wisteria

3:20pm

Hip Hop - Seniors
BALLROOM 1 - AZALEA (4TH FLOOR)

In this fun, high energy, upbeat hip-hop class, you’ll learn a routine that encourages you to move and isolate your body with control, precision and rhythm.

(Juniors are welcome to join!) 

Faculty
avatar for Mark Villaver

Mark Villaver

Toured with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ricky Martin, Ari B and Demi Lovato
Mark Villaver is a dancer, teacher, performer, and choreographer. Mark finished in the Top 10 on Season 14 of SYTYCD. He toured internationally with Taylor Swift on The Red Tour, The 1989 Tour, and The Reputation Tour. Mark has also worked with artists including Ariana Grande, Ricky... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 3:20pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom 1 - Azalea