2021 Competition Locations
**The following dates are tentative and subject to change at this time due to the ever changing environment we are currently in**
Madison, WI – February 13th
Des Moines, IA – February 20th
Duluth, MN – February 27th
Peoria, IL – March 27th
Sioux Falls, SD – May 8th
NATIONALS: Chicago, IL
Unique Competition Features
Free GEMS Gift For Every Dancer
Every dancer receives a limited edition Gems Dance Competition merchandise item.
Past items have included swanky t-shirts, cozy custom socks and adorable custom totes. Our designs are fresh & hip with both dudes and dudettes in mind!
2021 Gift Item To Be Announced
A magical oasis in the midst of a crazy day, the VIP Lounge is for studio owners and their staff to take a break and recharge! Filled with luscious coffee from Death Wish Coffee, premium teas, chilled bubbly sodas and top-shelf sparkling waters, you’re sure to find a beverage to suit. You’ll also find a treasure trove of healthy snacks and sinful delights stocked throughout the event.
You spend a lot of time taking care of your students. It’s just our little way of taking care of you!
From the Blog
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Join us and see what a competition should be like. We are fresh & fun, and keep the competition focus on positivity and encouragement. Studio owners, get your RSVP to us by 10/31 and receive a 15% discount!