3D Convention

Updated 10.10.17

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  • Click HERE for Music Files from the Oct. 2017 Convention - password required



Unleash the BEAT inside!

OCT. 28 & 29, 2017

JAN. 13 & 14, 2018... + competition

All your teachers/coaches attend the Convention FREE with 5 paid dancers!

  •  Directors must register dancers through their studio accounts
  • Print the HOW TO for the event of choice and click the REGISTER HERE button       OCT.       JAN.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for October 28-29, 2017

Click HERE to print the schedule

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Make plans to attend the 3D Dance Convention. The two-day convention features master classes taught by the best in the industry, including: SYTYCD champion, faculty from Broadway, national scholarship recipients, award winning teachers, and international choreographers. The January event includes a competition and takes place over Martin Luther King weekend.

A Director//Teacher Networking Luncheon is provided on Sunday (2 tickets complimentary / additional teacher fee $20 per person).

Day 2 will conclude with the 3D Extravaganza Showcase featuring some of the routines taught over the weekend. Day 2 also includes a special performance by the 3D Xtreme Team, scholarship presentations, and door prizes.

Earle Brown Heritage CenteR

  • 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

HOTEL- connected to Earle Brown

Embassy Suites - 6300 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Ctr

  • Ask for the DX group rate (763) 560-2700 or click below
  • October event click HERE
  • January event click HERE

3D MERCHANDISE available

Jersey $25 • Socks $10 • Crew neck $40 (Reg. $50) • Tank $25 • Stuffed Animals $15

There will be 35 minutes allowed for lunch each day. Earle Brown does not allow outside food to be brought into the facility. Therefore, you can either take your dancer off property or purchase food on-site.

LUNCH BREAK:  Pre-order the morning of and your meal will be ready for pickup at the break.

NEW - this year dancers are able to pre-order their lunch. This will alleviate the long-wait time in the concession line.

PRE-ORDERS may be placed during registration hours each day and must be paid in full at the time of ordering (8AM - 10AM).
Pre-order Items:

  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Chef’s Salad

Above items will include:

  • Chips
  • 1 piece of fruit
  • Cookie
  • Beverage
    • Price is $8.00

GENERAL CONCESSIONS will also be available.
Chef salad $6.00
Grilled chicken sandwich $6.00
Turkey and provolone sandwich $6.00
Chicken tenders $6.00
Grilled hot dog $6.00
Pizza by the slice $5.00
Rice crispy or chocolate chip cookie $1.00
Assorted beverages $1.50
Whole fruit $1.00
Concessions will be open from 11am-2pm

    REGISTER Today through your Studio Account on Dance Comp Genie. Reach out to DX if registering as an Independent.


    Auditions 101 -  Ballet - Contemporary - Hip Hop -  Jazz -  Jazz/Funk - Leaps & Turns - Lyrical - Musical Theatre - Pom - Tap.

    • All genres will not be taught at each convention


    Subject to change

    Saturday - DAY 1

    • 8 AM - Registration Opens
    • 9:30 AM - Faculty Introductions & Group Warm-up
    • 10 AM to 12:10 PM - Classes
    • 12:10 PM to 12:45 PM - Lunch Break
    • 12:45 PM to 2:55 PM - Classes Resume & Half Pints
    • 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - 3D Xtreme Team Private Rehearsal

    Sunday - DAY 2

    • 8 AM to 9:15 AM - 3D Xtreme Team Private Rehearsal
    • 9:30 AM - Group Warm-up
    • 10 to 12:10 PM - Classes
    • 12:10 PM to 12:45 PM - Lunch Break
    • 12:10 PM to 12:45 PM - Teacher Networking Luncheon
    • 12:45 PM to 2:55 PM - Classes Resume & Half Pints
    • 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM - 3D Xtreme Team Final Rehearsal
    • 3:45 PM - 3D Extravaganza Show - open to the public
    • Following - 3D Xtreme Team Special Performance
    • Following - 3D Awards & Scholarship Presentations

    January's event includes a competition.

    WHAT IS THE 3D EXTRAVAGANZA SHOW? - Dancers will perform some of the routines they were taught over the weekend for parents and fans on Sunday.

    WHAT IS THE 3D XTREME TEAM (3DXT)? - Faculty will select individuals from Saturday sessions to be a part of the 3D Xtreme Team. Individuals chosen are required to attend mandatory rehearsals where they'll be taught a special routine for Sunday's final show. 3DXT members must wear something purple or DX during the performance.

    HOW ARE THE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED? - Dancers attend the Audition 101 class and will be taken through a mock audition process. They will also be taught a short combination that will be used the following day during their actual audition. All dancers, from each age category, are eligible for scholarships. Half-pints do NOT have an actual audition class. Faculty will select half-pint recipients based not their class participation.

    • Elite Performer
    • Outstanding Dancer
    • Firecracker


    • Early Bird offer apply to all registrations postmarked 45 days prior to the first day of the convention. If fees are not paid in full 45 days prior, early bird offer will not be applied.
      • Oct. due date - Sept. 13, 2017
      • JAN. due date - Nov. 29, 2017

    Half-Pint  - $125*  (Early Bird offer not available)

    • Includes one FAN BAND observer pass*
    • Half-Pint ONE DAY - $75 (Early Bird offer not available)

    Dancer  -  $225 Reg. Rate  /  $195 Early Bird

    • Dancer ONE DAY - $125 (Early Bird offer not available)

    Teachers -  $45 (FREE with 5 paid dancers - Early Bird offer not available.)

    Fan Band  -  $45 Reg. Rate  /  $30 Early Bird

    • Fan Band ONE DAY - $25 (Early Bird offer not available)

    COLLEGE STUDENTS are eligible for discounted rates with proof of college enrollment [submit a photo copy of college ID with registration paperwork].

    College students must attend the Senior class sessions ONLY.

    • $150 (Early Bird offer not available)

    DX does offer a one day convention option. However, dancers that are registered in the January competition must be registered for the full weekend and cannot register for the one day convention.  One day participants can register for the one day convention for Saturday OR Sunday. One day participants are NOT eligible for any scholarships.


    • Half-Pint:   5 to 7 yr.
    • Mini:   7 to 10 yr.
    • Junior:   11 to 12 yr.
    • Teen:   13 to 15 yr.
    • Senior/Collegiate:   15+ yr.


    1. Half-Pints attend the afternoon sessions, perform in the 3D Extravaganza, have an opportunity to earn scholarships, and get a taste of what a convention is all about. It's a great way for them to eXperience 3D! One free FAN BAND observer pass will be provided to the studio for the appropriate parent/guardian for each registered Half-Pint dancer.
    2. Early Bird offer apply to all registrations postmarked 45 days prior to the first day of the convention. If fees are not paid in full 45 days prior, early bird offer will not be applied.
      • Oct. due date - Sept. 13, 2017
      • JAN. due date - Nov. 29, 2017
    3. FAN BAND observer passes must be visible for the DX staff at all times during the convention classes. Observers are NOT allowed into the AUDITION classes.
    4. Belongings should be kept and observers should sit as far back against the walls as possible to provide the maximum amount of room for the dancers.
    5. No excessive noise or talking during the classes. It can be distracting to the dancers and teacher.
    6. All returned checks will be subject to a $35 fee.
    7. No refunds on convention fees. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    8. Independent entries are welcome!  Dancers who are not with a studio may still register for the convention.
    9. Dancers are not required to compete in order to register for the convention. However, dancers are required to be registered for the full convention in order to compete at the January event.
    10. Scholarships may be redeemed by attaching the scholarship certificate to the convention registration form. Photocopies of scholarships are acceptable. Scholarship winners may also register online, as we have all scholarship winners on file.
    11. Mail ONE check, made payable to DX EVENTS, for all fees. There is no need to send separate checks for the convention and competition.
      • DX EVENTS   PO Box 939, Anoka MN 55303
    12. Day of registration must be paid by cash, credit card, cashier's check or money order. DX does not accept personal OR studio checks at any events, at anytime.
    13. All genres will not be taught at each level and/or convention.
    14. Faculty will attend one, if not both, conventions. Faculty is subject to change without notice.
    15. Once registration for 3D CONVENTION is submitted, it is agreed that all dancers, teachers, parents and other attendees will not hold DX EVENTS responsible for any injury or loss of property during the event.
    16. All dancers registered for the convention must have completed and signed a DX Events waiver.

    FACULTY Bios

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    Valerio - January



    France - October & January



    Rascon Smith - October



    Ness - October



    McLevis - January



    Pineda - January

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    Wells Ehrisman - January



    Nitkin - October



    LeVoir - October


    Tetner - October