Today at the Great Dane Club of America
We welcome you to the official Great Dane Club of America, Inc. website. We encourage you to browse this new site and enjoy the content you will find within.
If you are looking to add a Great Dane to your life – or you are a long-time mentor or AKC approved Judge, this website has been built to serve your needs.
The Great Dane Club of America prides itself in its foundation, philosophy, and is dedicated to serving its members and their animals. Although we hold Conformation and Performance events – the GDCA is a multifaceted organization that aides in the Health and Welfare of the Great Dane through scientific research which is funded by our well-organized Charitable Trust.
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Children 12 & under: Free
The Myrtle Beach Gun & Knife Show will be held on Oct 30th-31st, 2021 in Myrtle Beach, SC. This Myrtle Beach gun show is held at Myrtle Beach Convention Center and hosted by Mike Kent and Associates. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.
A fine selection of guns, ammo, and knives. There are many dealers with a large selection of merchandise and C & E Gun Shows is well dedicated to providing safe and ethical events around the country.
Nuts & Bolts is back!! We will be meeting face to face in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for our premiere educational event focused solely on portable sanitation.
Save these dates on your calendar. Program and hotel announcements will be made in July 2021. Registration opens in August. Watch our bi-weekly newsletter Association Insight and check psai.org for details as the summer progresses. We can’t wait to see you there!
Showstopper American Dance Championships
Showstopper American Dance Championships is a dance competition that hosts competitions in over 54 cities in the United States. The company was founded by Debbie Roberts.
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1978, Showstopper is America‘s first, longest running and most prestigious dance competition. Showstopper set the standards for competitive dance in America with the first and longest aired dance competition television show, broadcasted on national television for 20 years.
As a full production company, today Showstopper hosts over 50 events a year throughout the United States and internationally. Each competition is equipped with the industry‘s best stages, background screens, lighting, and cameras. In 2018 our stages saw over 50,000 dancers from all across the world.
Each year Showstopper hosts 6 dance conventions at top vacation destinations throughout the United States. Dancers learn from the world‘s top dancers and choreographers, including winners of So You Think You Can Dance, Broadway superstars, and celebrity choreographers.
Showstopper produces America‘s #1 Teen Dance Magazine. Showstopper Magazine can be found at every Showstopper event, in Barnes and Nobles locations nationwide. Each magazine features America‘s most talked about dancers and teen celebrities. Check out Showstopper Magazine Online! Looking ahead, we will continue celebrating every transformation of popular dance and seamlessly evolve along the way. We will forever be dedicated to what is unmistakably Showstopper: an unconditional love for movement in music, and an unbridled joy in elevating the performance of dance.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU AT OUR NEXT EVENT!
MEET THE FOUNDER
Before 1978, dancers didn’t have a stage to perform on, the opportunity to learn from peers, or a competitive outlet like most sports. Debbie Roberts recognized this missing piece in the dance community and that is how America’s first and longest-running dance competition, Showstopper, was born. Debbie taught dance for over 26 years and owned and operated her own dance studio for 20 years. She is now the owner and National Director of Showstopper, alongside her husband, Dave Roberts. Dancer, teacher, business owner, author, and mother, Debbie has made dance her life’s career.
Debbie got the idea to host the nation’s first dance competition from watching her son, Adam, play competitive sports for years. Seeing the excitement he got for a big game inspired her to create the same for dancers. With the name suggestion from her dancing, 8-year-old daughter Angel, Debbie took her savings and booked four competitions for Showstopper’s first year. She wrote letters and knocked on the doors of local dance studios. Despite many doors slammed in her face, Debbie did not give up. Eventually, she recruited about 400 people to attend her first show. By the fourth show of that year, people were asking her how they could participate in Showstopper’s competitions. In no time, local televisions and newspapers were filled with pictures of children leaping across the Showstopper stage.
Debbie’s impact on the dance community continued. In 1984, Debbie graced the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine. In 1986, she topped Glamour Magazine’s list of Outstanding Young Working Women. In 1992, Debbie published her first of three dance-related books. Her first book, The Super Studio: The Guide to a Successful Dance Studio, earned major credit at many colleges throughout the United States.
A Holiday Marketplace
The Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals is a unique national award-winning event comprised of a multitude of shopping and entertainment options, for individuals and groups alike. The cornerstone of the event is a Victorian Holiday Marketplace held in the 100,800 sq. ft. exhibit hall of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Here against a Victorian Holiday background, one will find 300 plus period clad vendors hawking everything from jewelry, crafts, gifts, toys, art, gourmet foods, holiday décor, and much much more. There probably is truly something for everyone on your holiday list, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Strolling Victorian Musicians, Tea Leaf Readers, Punch & Judy Shows, Shadow Box Displays, a Life-Sized Historic Santa through the Ages Exhibit, and a real live Santa, each lend their own charm to the show. Adding to the experience are the elaborate Festival displays of Trees, of Tables, of Wreaths, of Worlds, and Stockings. All displays are available for purchase at silent auction with 100% of the funds going to the sponsoring non-profit.
Off-site offerings include Victorian Holiday Teas, Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Dinners, Historical Tours and the opening of Holiday Shows at award winning local theaters.
Back by popular demand is the “The Victorian Snow Globe Challenge” with a chance to win 100 presents and “Scrooge’s Hunt for the Missing Presents” which will both be held on the show floor for any one that chooses to participate.
No matter your taste or budget, this event offers something for everyone. Whether it’s a day’s excursion or a long weekend getaway, the Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals is the perfect way to kick off your Holiday Season… Dickens Style!
Make plans to join the many, that come year after year!”
The Carolinas GCSA provides its members the opportunity to excel professionally and enhance the game of golf through responsible turfgrass management.
The Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association was formed in 1954 to further the profession of the golf course superintendent in North and South Carolina. With around 1,800 members, the association is the largest affiliated chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Major activities include:
* Our annual conference and trade show in Myrtle Beach, SC, is the largest regional event for golf course superintendent in the nation. Features include more than 100 hours of formal education and more than 100,000 gross sq. ft. of trade show exhibits. The three-day event also features the association golf championship, a sporting clay event and member giveaways valued at close to $15,000.
* Publication of Carolinas Green, an award-winning bi-monthly magazine featuring research, association news, industry updates, member profiles and other articles at the leading edge of golf course maintenance.
* Hosting Rounds4Research.com, an innovative annual online auction selling donated tee-times to raise money for golf turfgrass research.
* An annual program of regional seminars making the latest education affordable and accessible to all members across the Carolinas.
* Regular membership meetings offering education, golf and the opportunity to network with colleagues from all parts of the region.
* Publication of an annual membership directory with contact information for every member.
Knowledge is power and the Carolinas GCSA provides extensive services and opportunities to put members in the driving seat with access to education on a comprehensive range of subjects.
Each year, the association provides a series of low-cost, easy access day-long seminars across the region. These seminars are in addition to a series of larger association meetings held throughout the year which provide high quality education and networking opportunities.
These programs offer year-round access to professional development and help round out the most extensive regional education slate in the country culminating with our annual Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach, SC each November, which offers more than 100 hours of formal learning every year. The quality and timeliness of our education program is helped enormously by excellent cooperative relationships with the turfgrass schools and research departments at institutions such as Clemson and North Carolina State universities.
Enabling members to excel and enhance the game of golf through responsible turfgrass management.
What are the dates of the show?
November 19th & 20th, 2021
Where will the Friday evening portion be?
Our Friday evening show will now be the same location as our Saturday show! The Myrtle Beach Convention Center.Approximate times are 6pm -10pm.
Where will the Saturday “day” portion be?
Saturday will include our new venue at Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This will include 30,000 sq ft of indoor space and room for over 600 show attendees to park outside for the show!
Spectator parking is also separately available.
What time are awards on Saturday?
What kind of awards will there be?
We will have over 50 awards! Some of which including : Best of – show (VIP), show (GA show parking), show (sxs/atv), show (booth vehicle), Lifted, Lowered, Suspension, Wrap, Paint, Interior, Wheels, Club participation, Suck Bang Blow pick, Detailed, female owned. Best of class’s – Chevy, GMC, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Nissan, SUV. General Admission Top 25.
How do I apply for VIP?
All VIP applications must be applied for via email to Info@myrtlebeachtruckweek.com . Please email all photos and info there.
What kind of vehicles are accepted into indoor VIP?
We are only accepting SEMA vehicles or similar for indoor VIP parking.
What kind of vehicles are accepted into outdoor vip?
Very clean builds with a lot of time, effort, and thought throughout the entire build. (bagged, lifted, slammed, powdered suspensions, billet wheels, custom audio, custom paint, etc. all expected)
Is there a time limit on VIP submission?
There is no set deadline. VIP spots are first come first served and very limited.
How much is spectator entrance if I do not want to enter my vehicle in the show?
$10. This is payable day of show. We do not have pre registration for spectator.
Where is the best place to stay?
The Myrtle Beach Convention center is directly attached to the Sheraton hotel! We definitely recommend staying with their accommodations. Link here for booking.
For more info https://myrtlebeachtruckweek.com/pages/faq
3‑day bluegrass festival featuring the top names in bluegrass music.
Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the South Carolina Bluegrass Festival. This annual event comes to Myrtle Beach every Thanksgiving weekend. Experience three days of music as more than 15 live acts take the take at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, creating a bevy of bluegrass entertainment to enjoy.
Known as the “Big Kahuna,” the annual Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show is the largest, longest-running coastal resort gift show in the nation. Serving retailers for more than 35 years, this is the must-attend event for everyone in the coastal souvenir and resort business.
Now featuring more than 800-plus booths, retailers can now explore an even greater selection of products from the industry’s leading resort and gift manufacturers and sales representatives in every product category, including resort gifts, souvenirs, novelties, nautical/coastal items, licensed products, beachwear, general gift and much more.
In addition to product, the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show features an unrivaled selection of buyer services including: Goody Bag Giveaways and a Fabulous Show Party. See the Seminar & Events page for more details.
Shop Local & Loyal
By supporting and shopping the Grand Strand Gift & Merchandise Show, you’re doing more than just saving on travel, reducing your carbon footprint, keeping dollars in your own region and supporting your local sales reps. You’re also contributing to the future growth and success of the show itself – which offers tremendous benefits to your business.