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Destin, FL

July 10-13, 2017

Register by: May 23, 2017

About The Event

2017 National Finals Rules and Regulations
Download - National Finals Solo Title Competition (PDF)

Want a fantastic culmination to your 2016 dance season? Join Dupree Dance for an unforgettable National Finals competition at the heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast!  The Emerald Coast Convention Center is located just a shells throw away from sugar white sand and award-winning beaches!  

Along with a spectacular National Finals experience, you and your dance families will find several world-class attractions and family entertainment complexes. You can get wild at the zoo, splash around at a water park, or interact with a live dolphin at the Gulfarium. You can discover the culture and rich history of the area at one of five museums, enjoy cruises, open-air shopping and fresh, local seafood restaurants.  Kids (and parents!) can brave bungee jumping, bumper cars, go-kart tracks, laser tag and more...There are lots of ways to go Emerald Coasting, so plan ahead for an amazing dance event with family-fun written ALL over it!  Families can choose to drive or fly directly into Destin/Ft. Walton Beach airport (8 miles away from event site).  Pensacola airport would be another option and is approximately a 1 hour drive to the event site.  

It’s time for you, your dancers and dance families to get a little sand in your souls, SEE YOU THERE!

Event details:
Our National Finals competition will take place on July 9-13, 2017.  On July 9, Dupree will offer a limited number of optional master classes to competition registered dancers.  
National Final competition rates are shared with studio owners/directors only and may be obtained by emailing Dupree at Dupree@DupreeDance.com.  National Finals is open to studio registrations only.  
By attending and competing any number of routines at a regional or Summer Intensive within 12 months prior to National Finals, your studio qualifies to bring an unlimited amount of routines to our Nationals!  Studios who meet this criteria may add new students and/or additional entries to their National Finals registration with no additional qualification fees for those students or routines that were not able to attend or compete at the regional qualifying event.   
Dupree Dance offers an ease-free registration process with a ‘transfer routines’ option from your regional event to our Nationals!  This allows you to transfer and modify routines that have already competed at regionals before adding any new students or new routines to your National Finals registration.
A general schedule will be available to registrants a month prior to our National Finals. 


Event Location

Emerald Coast Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Destin, FL 32548
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Welcome to the Emerald Coast Convention Center. A delightful experience awaits you at our modern venue, where phenomenal service is just steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
  • Winner of 2014 ConventionSouth Readers' Choice Award: Voted One of Florida's Favorite Meeting Venues 
  • One of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Places, Good Morning America
  • Best Place to Boat and Live, Boating Magazine
  • Top Place to Visit, National Geographic
  • Top 25 Destinations in the United States, Trip Advisor
  • Top Beach in the United States, USA Today 
You’ll find Southern hospitality alive and thriving here at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, where responsive service, desire to help you succeed and attention to detail are points of pride for every member of our team. From the smallest task to the overall big picture, our goal is to always exceed your expectations.
The Emerald Coast Convention Center provides 12 distinct meeting rooms, ranging from 450 to 10,800 sq. ft., combined to create a 21,000 sq. ft. free expanse Emerald Grand Ballroom. All spaces can be configured to optimize your event experience.
It is our pleasure to provide a multitude of valuable meeting and event services free of charge. A list of our complimentary services can be found here.

Fort Walton Beach - VPS or 
Pensacola International Airport - PNS


Ramada Plaza Beach Resort Fort Walton Beachhttp://www.ramadafwb.com - online booking code - dupree17

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach - WYNDHAMGARDEN/DUPREEDANCE

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach - HOLIDAYINNRESORT/DUPREEDANCE
 For the online reservations please click on the following link:
 *** Note: To check availability on the website, please manually input the group's check-in and check-out dates prior to hitting the CHECK AVAILABILITY button for the group rates to pop up.***
If you would like to make a reservation via phone, please contact our reservations department at 850.301.9000 and ask for Dupree Dance Competition group block to receive the group discount.

Seaspray Condiminums Fort Waltong Beachhttp://www.seaspraycondos.com - Please call to make a reservation
Please ask for Yvonne and mention Dupree Dance

Comfort Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beachhttps://www.choicehotels.com
Please call 850 362 6700 to book your room and use the group name Dupree Dance.

Resort Quest - Please call for reservations and ask for the Dupree Dance room rate  below are their 3 properties - Please use Group Code: A9107 1-800-380-4808
Waterscape Condominiums - Okaloosa Island - 

 Island Echos - Okaloosa Island - http://www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/florida/northwest-florida/fort-walton-beach/complex/island-echoshttp://www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/florida/northwest-florida/fort-walton-beach/complex/island-echos

Sundestin Berach Resort - Destin - http://www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/florida/northwest-florida/destin/complex/sundestin-beach-resorthttp://www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/florida/northwest-florida/destin/complex/sundestin-beach-resort

Destin/Fort Walton Beach also has many condo options you can book through VRBO.com.
Please check out distance from the condo to the convention center, beach traffic can get a little busy sometimes.


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