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Chicago, IL

June 29 - July 3, 2018

5 Day National Finals/Summer Intensive
Register by: May 15, 2018

About The Event

In honor of our Dupree 40th Anniversary Tour, we are combining our annual 2018 National Finals and Summer Intensive into one, dynamic convention and National Finals competition experience in Chicago, Illinois!!  Attendees will also have the option of joining our faculty for an amazing Anniversary Party on Thursday evening, June 28, to Kick Start our event… with a DJ and dancing of course! 

Our Intensive (master classes) will expand over 4 days, from June 29 through July 2 for all dancers ages 8 and up.  We will also offer a condensed and exciting class schedule for our youngest Phaze One dancers, ages 4-7!  Various breakout rooms of classes will be available, including a private teachers-only ballroom throughout our event.  

Our National Finals competition will expand over a possible 5 days (June 29-July 3) and culminate in an exciting Dupree Dance Showdown on Tuesday, July 3!   All registered solo performers will have the option of entering our Title competition, which will result in the crowning of our Mr./Miss Rising Star and Mr./Miss Dupree Dance in each age and level division!  Each studios highest scoring number from their group/line/production category in each age and level division will have the opportunity to qualify to re-compete at our exciting Dupree Dance Showdown.  Championship belts, cash awards, a multitude of scholarships and specialty awards are all an exciting part of our final Showdown and Nationals experience!  We involve studio parents in our Pump It Up Parent routine throughout Nationals, and incorporate all kinds of additional and exciting ‘layers’ to our event making in truly unique! 

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to train with YOUR favorite Dupree Dance instructors and to grace our National Finals stage in what we guarantee will be our BEST event to date!   Pre-plan now to celebrate 40 years of Dupree Dance with us and to give your dancers a one-of-a-kind combined Intensive and National Competition experience!      


Event Location

Hyatt Regency Mccormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
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Chicago McCormick Place Hotel on the Waterfront
Step into the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, where great things happen seamlessly. Conveniently located in the downtown area, our McCormick Place hotel in Chicago, Illinois offers the ideal destination for you to work, relax, and explore. Walk just outside of our doors to discover exciting Chicago attractions, like Soldier Field, the Museum Campus, and shopping on the Magnificent Mile. At our Hyatt Regency hotel, it’s good not to be home.
What Makes a Seamless Stay:
  • Beautifully designed rooms: Enjoy beautiful views of downtown, Lake Michigan and the Museum Campus from our guest rooms with 37” HDTVs and plush Hyatt Grand Beds®.
  • Flexible meeting space: Our hotel offers 43,500 square feet of innovative space for meeting, events, receptions and wedding, including the 12,000 square foot Regency Ballroom.
  • Thoughtful recreational amenities: Refresh after a busy day in the indoor pool and StayFit™ Gym or enjoy al fresco dining during the summer months on the outdoor patio.
  • Exceptional Dining: From casual farm-to-table dining at Shor to our laid-back sports bar M/X, you will enjoy a variety of cuisine and surroundings at our downtown hotel.
  • Prime downtown location: Enjoy easy access to top attractions, including Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, The Art Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, and the Magnificent Mile.


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