3D Convention

Updated 08.21.19

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Print the "How To" Register Doc HERE


Make plans to attend the 3D Dance Convention. The two-day convention features master classes taught by the best in the industry.

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

TEACHER CLASSES will be offered at each convention. Hands-on, choreography, and "How To" classes. ALL TEACHERS FREE with 5 paid attendees.

Mark your calendar !

  • SOUTH DAKOTA: November 2-3, 2019 - at Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel: 3200 W Maple Street, Sioux Falls SD 57107

  • MINNESOTA: November 9-10, 2019 at Earle Brown Heritage Center: 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

  • CALIFORNIA: November 16-17, 2019 - at Hilton San Jose: 300 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95110

  • WISCONSIN: December 7-8, 2019 at International Performing Arts Campus: 923 - 12th Ave S, Onalaska, WI 54650

  • NEBRASKA: December 14-15, 2019 at Heartland Events Center: 700 E. Stolley Pk. Rd, Grand Island, NE 68801


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Saturday - DAY 1

  • 8 AM - Registration Opens

  • 9:30 AM - Faculty Intro & Warm-up

  • 10 AM to 12:10 PM - Classes

  • 12:10 PM to 1 PM - Lunch Break

  • 1 PM to 3:10 PM - Classes Resume & Half Pints

  • 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - 3D Xtreme Team Private Rehearsal


    • 3:30 PM / 4:40 PM / 5:50 PM

Sunday - DAY 2

  • 7:00 AM to 8:20 AM - 3D Xtreme Team Private Rehearsal


    • 7:20 AM / 8:30 AM / 5:15 PM

  • 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Bonus Class

  • 9:40 AM - Group Warm-up

  • 10 to 12:10 PM - Classes

  • 12:10 PM to 1 PM - Lunch Break

  • 1 PM to 3:10 PM - Classes Resume & Half Pints

  • 3:20 PM to 3:40 PM - 3D Xtreme Team Final Rehearsal

  • 4 PM - 3D Xtravaganza Show - open to the public

  • Following - 3D Xtreme Team Special Performance

  • Following - 3D Awards & Scholarship Presentations

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Ballet - Contemporary - Hip Hop -  Jazz -  Jazz/Funk - Lyrical - Musical Theatre - Pom - Tap/Body Percussion

  • All genres will not be taught to all age groups.

  • Pom is a great genre for those interested in college pep squads or pro teams. It’s typically one of the favorites of 3D attendees.

  • Tap/Body Percussion: This genre fits for those who desire to improve their tap technique but also explores using sneakers as a way to express rhythmic sound.


For those who want want one more class, plan on attending the BONUS class on Sunday morning at 8:30 am.

  • 12 & older: For those who wish to pursue dance as a career, come take the DANCIN’ IN HEELS class.

  • 11 & younger: For those who like showmanship and dance, this MUSICAL THEATRE combo will make you smile.

WHAT IS THE 3D XTRAVAGANZA 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 on the top and black on the bottom for the performance.

HOW ARE THE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED? - Dancers attend the audition 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 - $225 value

  • Outstanding Dancer - $100 value

  • Firecracker - $50 value

  • Audition Ready - $25 value

All dancers are eligible for the scholarships. Faculty will ensure the actual audition is a great  experience for all dancers. DX strongly encourages everyone to go through the process for the experience.


  • Early Bird offer apply to all registrations postmarked 30 days prior to the first day of the convention. If fees are not paid in full 30 days prior, early bird offer will not be applied.

    • SOUTH DAKOTA due date - Oct. 2, 2019

    • MINNESOTA due date - Oct. 9, 2019

    • CALIFORNIA due date - Oct. 16, 2019

    • WISCONSIN due date - Nov. 7, 2019

    • NEBRASKA due date - Nov. 14, 2019

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

  • Includes one FAN BAND observer pass*

  • Half-Pint ONE DAY - $78 (Early Bird offer not available)

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

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

Teachers -  $45 Reg. Rate  /  $30 Early Bird (FREE with 5 paid dancers)

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. One day participants can register for the one day convention for Saturday OR Sunday.

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

  • Directors must register dancers through their studio accounts

  • Independents welcome to attend.


  • 3D attendees may reserve private 1 hour blocks with faculty during after hours. Space is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those participating in the private class must be registered for 3D.

    • Solo/Duos/Trios - $100 per person / per hour

    • Groups - $35 per person / per hour

  • Contact DX to secure your time (763) 792-8989

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  • Half-Pint: 5 to 7 yr.

  • Mini: 8 to 10 yr.

  • Junior: 11 to 12 yr.

  • Teen: 13 to 15 yr.

  • Senior: 16+ 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 30 days prior to the first day of the convention. If fees are not paid in full 30 days prior, early bird offer will not be applied.

  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. 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.

  10. Mail ONE check, made payable to DX EVENTS, for all fees. There is no need to send separate checks for the convention and competition. Checks accepted until two weeks before event. Then payment must be made with credit card, cashier's check or money order.

    • DX EVENTS PO Box 939, Anoka MN 55303

  11. 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.

  12. All genres will not be taught at each level and/or convention.

  13. Faculty is subject to change without notice.

  14. 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.

  15. All dancers registered for the convention must have completed and signed a DX Events waiver.

HOTEL BLOCK DETAILS - click on link for details


2018 MUSIC - California / Minnesota (password required)

3D MERCHANDISE available

Jersey $25 • Socks $10 • Tank $25 • Stuffed Animals $10


2019 FACULTY Bios click HERE

PRIVATE CLASS - Take advantage of the fabulous faculty on hand and reserve a time slot for just your group. Faculty can clean routines, work on technique, or teach a short combo just for you. Interested? Inquire within. (763) 792-8989 EMAIL

DX has paid the travel expenses for the faculty. YOU get to take advantage of them being here. Reserve a time slot now before they are gone!

  • Group - $35 per person additional fee

  • Solo/Duo/Trio - $100 per person additional fee


Click HERE for past scholarship recipients.



"3D is by far the BEST dance convention I have ever attended. DX provides all dancers, parents, and studio owners with a safe environment, fun classes, and a great weekend. You'll leave 3D happy!" - Elise Roxas, Studio Vibe

"This weekend, my daughter, learned, had fun with her friends, and was celebrated by the teachers!" - Kim Erickson, Woodbury Dance Ctr. parent

"Loved the networking session. Enjoyed the opportunity to chat with teachers that we normally compete against. We can learn and help each other out." - Celesta Brainard - Studio Vibe

"I had fun and learned new things!" - Asha Jones, Champion Legacy

"Love attending DX Events. The staff is professional, warm, welcoming and very helpful. Registration is simple. Competitions are top notch, run on time, offer useful judging critiques, different levels of competition and several events to choose from including performance only opportunities like Disney. Everything you need through one company. It's our favorite. We love DX!" - Jackie Belde, Tempo Dance

"3D had a great variety of teachers and a fabulous schedule." - Jenna Hargraves, Arabesque School of Dance

"Great excitement. Lots of fun!" - Ellie Maranda, 4th Street Dance Ctr.

"3D was a well organized dance convention with a fun variety of classes and instructors." - Ruby Norman - Woodbury Dance Ctr.

"The 3D Convention was amazing! My dancer had a blast. All the teachers were incredible. My daughter left feeling confident and excited. Great work DX!" - Jeri Williamson, Stella Dance

"I loved doing all the different styles with such fun teachers." - Sydney Polansky, Arabesque School of Dance

"My dancers enjoyed the variety of classes and loved having a new style to try - pom!" - Dawn Ruzynski, Dance Revue

"3D is a lot of fun and I learned a lot." - Shae Jones, Champion Legacy

"Loved the schedule for 3D. It doesn't start too early, has 10 minute breaks between classes, and ends at a decent time each day." - Kaleesta Waysman, Dynamic Dance

"As a new studio owner, DX was a fantastic choice for our first ever convention. Love the Xtravaganza Show at the end, great organization, and networking opportunity." - Courtney Benavidez, Sharri's School of Dance

"DX is pretty lit. I recommend!" - Hannah Andersen, Dance Express

"My dancers had such a great weekend learning from amazing choreographers. We will be back!" - Chelsee Hasselberg, Fancy Dancin'

"3D is amazing. It was so much fun to learn the combos. I like that we do lots of styles." - Karenna Ruley, Dance Express

" I love that the 3D faculty teaches more than just dance; they also give important life messages and lessons to the dancers during class." - Celesta Brainard, Studio Vibe

"3D was our first convention and Lauren had so much fun. She learned a ton and had a great experience." - Rach Morton, Arabesque School of Dance

"3D was an amazing way to challenge our dancers, push them outside the box, while doing what they love most. Thank you!"  - Laura Bishop, Lucille Murray's Studio of Dance

"We love the teachers and 3D was run better than most of the national conventions we've attended." - Kristin Johnson, The Dance Complex