Poconos, PA: June 23 - 26, 2017

Dates & Deadlines

Competition Dates: June 23 - 26, 2017
Elite Team Deadline: May 22, 2017
Entry Deadline: May 22, 2017

Competition Location & Host Hotel

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
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250 Kalahari Boulevard
Pocono Manor, PA
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The latest and greatest of the Kalahari’s family of authentically African themed waterpark resorts and convention center is now open – Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, in Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania!

Experience the 100,000 square foot Indoor Waterpark featuring a retractable roof, stand-up surfing or body boarding on the FlowRider, the twists and turns of the Anaconda and the Swahili Swirl waterslides, relaxing lazy river and indoor/outdoor family hot tub, tons of activities for the little ones and much, much more!

Settle into one of our 457 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, take in one of many of our incredible Dining options, enjoy the fast-paced action in the Family Entertainment Center, or rejuvenate at the Spa Kalahari and Salon.

The Convention Center at Kalahari features 65,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for events both large and small, along with award-winning catering and start of the art technology to make your next even unforgettable.


Reservation Information:

Phone: (877) 525-2427
Group Code: Elite Dance Challenge
Rate*: Double - $269/night plus tax.
Reservation Cutoff Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Reservation Change/Cancellation Date:: Monday, May 22, 2017

*Rate includes 4 Water Park Passes (total value of approximately $280), and a mandatory taxable resort fee of $19.99/room/night

All guests must stay a minimum of 3-nights in order to receive the discounted group rate. Any changes to length of stay must be made by May 22, 2017. Any changes after May 22, 2017, will result in full room & tax charges for any dates dropped. Cancellations greater than 72-hours prior to arrival will receive a full refund less a $25.00 processing fee. Anything made less than 72 hours prior to arrival forfeit first night’s deposit.

Additional Accommodations:

The Inn At Pocono Manor
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1 Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, PA
(570) 839-7111
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EDC Rate: $139 plus tax & $20 resort fee per night.

Amenities & Features

• Access to 3,000 acres of walking and biking trails
• Access to the activity room open 365 days a year
• Full access to the fitness center
• Resort shuttle to onsite and offsite attractions including Mt. Airy Casino and Kalahari Waterpark
• Indoor and outdoor pools
• Movie theatre
• Outdoor fire pit
• Kids play area
• Manor sports facility
• Pond fishing including poles and worms
• Outdoor games including horseshoes, corn hole, ring toss and croquet
• Golf, including the driving range, cart rental and green fees
• Laurel spa services
• The Ranch (horseback riding, lessons, trail rides, petting zoo, pony rides, carriage rides)
• Fitness center activities including indoor tennis, basketball, and fitness classes

Hampton Inn - Stroudsburg/Poconos
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114 South 8th Street, Stroudsburg, PA
(570) 424-0400
Mention Elite Dance Challenge for a discounted room rate for doubles of $139 per night plus tax.
Map to the Hotel

Competition Details

Click on the links below to find out more information on the Poconos Nationals.

Tentative Schedule

2017 Pocono, PA National Finals

IMPORTANT: Please note that these are only a tentative schedule of each National Finals. The actual schedule will be posted approximately two weeks before National Finals and may vary based on the number of entries received.

June 23rd
June 24th
June 25th
June 26th
Elite Team Rehearsals Pre-Qualification & Modeling Competition Tiny & Mini Solo, Duo/Trio Senior & Adult Solos
Free Convention Classes Title Competition Young Duo/Trio Elite Team Performances & Scholarship Awards
Tiny & Mini Groups, Lines & Productions Young Groups Dance Off
Teen & Senior Duo/Trios Teen & Senior Group, Lines & Productions Final Awards Ceremony
Young Group, Line & Productions Young Solos
Teen Solos
Dance Off

The Elite Dance Challenge Dance Off takes place on Monday, June 26th. National’s judges select routines for the Dance Off based upon entertainment value. Approximately 10 routines from each division Junior (12 and under) and Senior (13 and over) will be selected.

Routines selected for the Dance Off will be announced on Sunday, June 25th. Solos are not eligible to participate in the Dance Off. There is no cost to participate in or attend the Dance Off.

Grand Champion of the Dance Off will receive $1,000 and a 6-foot trophy.

Junior and Senior Dance Off Winners will each receive $500 and a 4-foot trophy.

Elite Team

Elite Dance Challenge judges and staff will select outstanding routines from each of our regional competitions. Any dancer who is in a selected routine is invited to be a part of our Elite Performance Team at Nationals for that year.

This is your opportunity to meet new friends, work with a different choreographer, and learn new choreography. Your studio does not have to attend our National for you to come and be part of the Elite Performance Team.

Remember: If you are selected for the Elite Performance Team you must accept your invitation by turning the paperwork into your Competition Team Director to be mailed into Elite Dance Challenge by May 22, 2017 with fee enclosed.

Elite Team Schedule

Details TBA

Please email our office at info@elitedancechallenge.net for more information.

Master Classes

Master Class Schedule: TBA
Please email info@elitedancechallenge.net for more information.