A Note from Director Jackie Sleight:
"Dance is it for me. No other option. No other choice. And I wouldn't change a thing. I'm in love with dance, I love my crazy job, and I love these kids. I'm living my dream, and I know what it takes to achieve your dreams. It's really kind of simple. Just don't stop. I'm blessed, honored, and grateful to be where I am today, and it's all because I said yes. Yes to the work, yes to the challenges, yes to the dream. And then I wouldn't stop.
When I teach, my goal is to ignite a thought or a hope or a dream, and then make my students feel the power to go after it. I want them to fall in love with something. I want them to be doctors, writers, builders, dancers...and I want them to love it and to look forward to the challenges, because that's where the real payoff lies. I want them to say yes, and then not stop.
At LADM we have all the wonderful and fun things that one would expect at a convention. We have classes, competition, lights, videos, trophies, and all the other stuff. We sing, we laugh, we make friends and memories. And bigger than that, we have a faculty that shares more than steps, knows more than is imaginable, and cares more than you'll ever believe. That's why I surround myself with them. So where I began years ago with 'just don't stop,' has circled around again. I teach, I love it, and I just won't stop."
Imagine...a dance challenge that considers the dancer's vision of an event. That's the essence of the new Imagine National Dance Challenge!
With an exciting tour schedule, superior staging and sound, top judges the industry has to offer, 3 levels, scholarships, star dollars, and more, you can't Imagine this event. You have to experience it for yourself!
ASH Productions provides a unique dance experience that challenges dancers as artists in a supportive and non-competitive environment. We celebrate movement with our world-renowned faculty teaching classes in multiple genres, including Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Tap, Jazz Funk, Musical Theatre, and Improv.
ASH focuses on the dancer, and their growth throughout the weekend is on the forefront of how we gauge our success. We want everyone to feel embraced with connection and warmth from our collective staff, crew, assistants, and faculty, and to know that the ASH family is here for YOU! Hope to see you this season at ASH!!
Director: Braham Logan Crane
New York City Dance Alliance is the DEFENITIVE dance convention experience! NYCDA leads the industry in offering professional weekend conventions in 24 cities across the country—exciting workshop classes from our distinguished faculty, thrilling competition and a professional audition experience—all in a supportive, positive, and fun environment! We are proud of our exclusive and continued support from the professional dance community which assists us to help dancers to take the next step into the “real world”. We are dedicated to providing each dancer with an experience that guides them toward a bright future!
At NYCDA, the dancer always comes first! Each year is filled with more great faculty, more special classes, more professional audition opportunities, and millions $$ in college scholarships for our NYCDA dancers!
Expect to be INSPIRED!
For event information and online registration, go to www.NYCDance.com
BELIEVE is a new world talent competition that believes it’s all about YOU, the performer!
Featuring fabulous venues, professional stage and sound, knowledgeable judges and an event experience like no other.
BELIEVE is destined to be the hit sensation of 2017!
Believe offers a wide variety of competitive divisions including jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, musical theater, song and dance, and much more.
Believe will provide winners with plaques, trophies, scholarships, star dollars, and "believes" in no late award ceremonies or 7am start times!
DancerPalooza is a one-of-kind dance festival that no dancer can miss! Coming to beautiful Long Beach, California, DancerPalooza will offer dancers the most comprehensive dance experience imaginable.
From contemporary to musical theatre, DancerPalooza will bring in-demand choreographers, master teachers, professional dancers and young dance students all under one roof for one exclusive week-long event! It is truly THE event of the summer!
JUMP is the largest dance convention in the world, touring to 27 U.S. cities and 5 international cities every season. Each event includes a top-rate workshop, with more class time offered per city than any other convention in the industry. JUMP also offers first-class competitions with fair, credible judging in a fun and supportive environment.
JUMP is high energy, fresh and innovative! It is a change from the assembly line of dance competitions and conventions across America. Most importantly, it’s an inspiring educational event for all levels and ages.
JUMP is THE trendsetter in the industry. JUMP was the first dance convention to bring out a full video crew to every city complete with large projection screens. JUMP originated the “Music Video Class.” Plus, it was the first to provide each dancer with a personalized “JUMP Handbook” and started the “Teacher’s ONLY” critique DVD. If you are looking for something alternative, JUMP is the place to be!
Wild Dance Intensive is designed to motivate, educate, excite, and thrill the performer, student, and dance teacher like no other dance convention.
Wild’s faculty is cutting edge and ready to inspire. The production value is over the top and will gear up your inner soul. Wild was unleashed to the dance community in 2006 and has been going strong ever since. We sincerely hope you will join us on a Wild Tour.
WE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU! BE THERE!!
NRG is an integration of KNOWLEDGE, TALENT and STYLE…featuring classes in all styles from great TEACHERS, not just great dancers! Free Pictures & Videos to all Competition entries & actual CA$H Awards.
No other Competition comes close to matching NRG when it comes to Awards & Rewards. Scholarships in every age level & our ElectroTAP Scholarship awarded in every city. We film an episode of NRGtv at each event & it's available FREE on iTunes! To top it off, an Observer VIP Lounge for our Parents & Teachers!!! Work with the best in the World & have a great time!
Directors: Rustin Matthew, Nick Gonzalez & Amanda Pierce
Star Talent Productions was created to provide a positive dance environment for both recreational and competitive dancers. Our goal is to provide you with an atmosphere that is fun, organized and fair for our dancers, teachers and parents.
We believe that competition is about becoming the best dancer you can be in performance and attitude.
At Star Talent we pride ourselves in being a competition for every dancer. We offer 3 levels of competition in 6 age divisions. Additional Studio Awards include large trophies, banners, plaques and Gift Cards!
Director: Jennifer Armstrong Daniels
July 31-August 2, 2017 Meadowlands, NJ
The World Dance Pageant is a 3-day solo competition searching for the next Mr or Miss World Dance!
Contestants perform solo routines; compete in ballet, jazz & lyrical audition classes and an interview phase of competition. All contestants participate in rehearsals to learn an opening routine to perform at the exciting World Dance Pageant Finale choreographed by a world renowned choreographer.
The WDP is 3 days of elite competition, classes, making new friends and amazing dancing! Winners are awarded with scholarships, talent agency contracts, and future performance opportunities. It is an event and experience of a lifetime!
At Leap!, everyone will experience a fresh, fun, and exciting dance experience with state of the art lights, sound and video projection!
Leap! offers two levels of competition. The “SKIP!” level is available for the recreational dancer while the “LEAP!” level is designed to accommodate dancers with a more competitive background.
Leap! is excited to be the first and only competition in the industry to host a separate leaping competition at each regional event. This is a special portion of the competition weekend that offers dancers, who choose to sign up, an opportunity to show off their leaping abilities to the judging panel.
Everyone feels like a winner at Leap! with their unique triple-bling medallion awards! So what are you waiting for? Come and join in the fun! And Take a Leap! for the stars.
Phone Drew Vamosi, Owner/Executive Director
FREE Master Classes During Every Regional Dance Competition - FREE Gift For All Students - HUGE Studio Rebate - $22 Media Program - 3 Levels Of Competition - All Digital Video Critiques & Score Sheets - Professional Lighting, Sound & Marley Flooring - Only ONE Performance Stage - NO Thursday Nights - A High Energy, Fun-Filled Dance Event!
Groove is one of the fastest-growing and high-energy dance competition and convention series in the nation! At Groove, we strive to provide a fun-filled, professional and personable environment for dancers to come together and share their passion for the art of dance. Our goal is to create a positive, fun and memorable experience for dancers, instructors and families alike and to have all participants challenged and inspired by one another. Beyond this goal, Groove serves to nurture dancers' individual talents and help them move up in the industry via scholarships, performance opportunities, job opportunities and additional training.
We are so excited about our upcoming 2016-2017 season and cannot wait to see you at a Groove event soon!
Phone Daniel DeFranco, Director
Revolution Talent Competition was established in 2008. Our goal is to provide an affordable dance event that prides itself on customer service and excellence.
We offer 3 different levels with a separate scoring scale for each level.
In just 8 short years we have become one of the fastest growing dance events in the industry today.
Director: Kacy Combs
Entering its tenth year, NUVO Dance Convention has officially made its mark in the dance world.
At NUVO you will see a wide variety of dancers, from contemporary to hip-hop and jazz to ballet. Most dancers are between 5-18 years old.
We are unique in that our convention teachers also double as judges. Meaning, dancers are being seen and critiqued by top industry professionals.
With a faculty that is talented, energetic, down-to-earth and supportive in every way, a technical and administrative staff that is unparalleled, and an overall event that has been created with your best interests in mind, it is with great enthusiasm we encourage you to join us for NUVO Season TEN!
South Florida’s Premier Ballet-Only Competition.
From the moment you walk into the theater, to the details of the awards ceremony, we take pride in every aspect of our competition and genuinely strive for it to be the premier ballet competition of its kind. It gives us tremendous pleasure to invite your dancers to partake in the remarkable, state-of-the-art Universal Ballet Competition (UBC).
For the competition portion, dancers are required to compete in traditional classical repertoire as well as a contemporary piece. This season we are introducing intermediate and advanced levels of competition so that every dancer has an opportunity to showcase their level of training.
Directors: Lissette Salgado-Lucas and David Lucas
Elite Performance Challenge is committed to running a well organized, fun, and positive competition experience. There are three levels of competition, so every dancer can compete at the level of their training and get the most out of their experience at EPC. Our judges are on microphones giving comments over video while you dance - that way they don't miss a step and you know exactly what the judges saw. Our judges are well versed in all dance styles, and provide fair and constructive judging & commentary.
At EPC we pride ourselves on running events which are well prepared and organized. Dancers of all ages and abilities are sure to enjoy themselves as they perform in a healthy and inspiring environment that promotes skills and building confidence. Excel in Motion's partnership with EPC allows our competition to offer unique rewards to dancers, including performance opportunities at the convention's Exhibition Show, and the Elite Dancer Program.
Elite Performance Challenge sees dance as an expression of art and we can't wait to meet your artists!
Tony & Nichole Fortunato, Directors
Phone: (508) 647-1000
The Hollywood Summer Tour is an invitation-only summer dance intensive for advanced dancers (KIDZ, TEENZ & ADULTZ) wishing to learn about the commercial dance industry in Hollywood.
We offer training and mentorship with Hollywood’s hottest choreographers at all the major dance studios, private sessions with the top dance agencies, dancing in a music video with a recording artist filmed on a professional set (i.e. Universal Studios), dancing at National Dance Day with SYTYCD All-Stars, attending TV show tapings (i.e. SYTYCD), professional photo shoots, demo reel video shoots, educational seminars, a day at Disneyland, & other tourist attractions.
It is the ideal program that will provide each dancer with all the tools needed to get started and be successful in this cutthroat dance industry. We also offer private tours for groups of 10 or more (any time of year).
Menina Fortunato, Director
With over 35 years in the dance industry, we have designed our competition to meet the needs of dancers of all ages and skill levels. We believe in a standard of excellence in the service received from Fusion and we are committed to providing you with the best judges/faculty available to optimize your dancer’s experience at Fusion.
A unique and educational experience provided at a Fusion National Dance Competition is our Title Competition. Our Title Competition is not just based on the dancer’s solo performance but a combination of the solo performance and improvisation performance. We provide dancers the opportunity to stretch themselves as dancers by providing a fun and encouraging setting for the ability to improv, an attribute necessary for the serious dancer.
At Fusion, our goal is to simplify the process of dance competition. We do this by providing a warm, friendly, and professional environment that allows dancers, directors/teachers, and parents a time “Where It All Comes Together”!
Directors: Paula Dell-Beasley & Jill S. Reeves
Nexstar is entering its sixteenth touring season in 2017 as one of the Largest and Most Successful competitions in the world!
Nexstar has mastered the feeling of a very well run, exciting competition that exudes a laid back, positive feeling for the competitors and parents. The backstage managers are the best in the business and keep the competitors energized with a positive & fun atmosphere. Nexstar awards trophies, plaques, pins and cash prizes.
BOUNCE! has combined DANCE, VOCAL, and DRAMA in the Convention Scene.
Each BOUNCE! event includes a World Class Workshop with skilled, leading teachers. BOUNCE! will Inspire You!
BOUNCE! also offers an Outstanding Competition with Honorable,
Impartial Judging in an Admirable and Nurturing Environment. BOUNCE! is Time Honored, Organic and Original. BOUNCE! will excite Dancers, Singers, and Actors of all Levels and Ages.
At BOUNCE!, our CAST MEMBERS are committed to their craft and are looking forward to collaborating with young artists, giving them a matchless experience in DANCE, VOCAL, and DRAMA.
Directors: Christopher Recchia, Kimberly Recchia, and Roger C. Jeffrey
For the non-stop dancer! Our convention and competition give dancers an opportunity to work with some of the best choreographers, dancers and teachers in the industry.
Combine amazing educators with state-of-the-art technology and a streamlined administrative team, and you get a great weekend of dance!
We also strive and give the dancers every opportunity to do what they love to do most, dance! We offer Friday night classes and make sure dancers are exposed to more than just a ballroom!
The Annual Celebration of the Year in Dance! After years of traveling for conventions and competitions, we saw a need to create one prestigious awards ceremony that recognized excellence in the past year of dance. Our vision would gather the most talented young dancers, dance teachers, choreographers and artists in two entertainment capitals—Las Vegas and Orlando!
The closing show is like no other. Awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in up to 30 categories. To uphold the highest standards of ethics and transparency, the scores for The Dance Awards are tabulated by an international auditing firm.
Phone 818.432.1234 x 115
RADIX will be touring to 22 major cities across the United States and Canada; concluding with Nationals in Las Vegas, NV! The RADIX workshop classes will begin each day with "root classes", focusing on a solid dance foundation of Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and Modern technique. The classes will then lead into today's cutting-edge dance styles including Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz-Funk & Improv. Our mission is to offer the fundamentals of dance technique and then push dancers to expand their idea of dance and movement so that they can achieve new heights of artistic self-expression.
Each event will also include a state-of-the-art dance competition, which will encourage and reward versatility in all styles of dance. The RADIX creative team is committed to offering a truly unique artistic experience at each event. Our promise is to have each dancer return to their studio feeling motivated and inspired!
Eddie Strachan, Director
CELEBRATING OUR 6TH SEASON! We would first like to thank all the dance studios that have made this possible!
Throw Down Dance Challenge is a fun, friendly competition for all ages and levels. Our main goal is to treat our studio directors, our performers, and their parents with the upmost respect they deserve. We are here to provide you with a competition that is on time, fair, and most importantly - fun, fun, fun! We know how exhausting the competition season can be. We understand the long hours of rehearsals and the commitment that is put in by all. We plan on making your experience with us exhilarating and all worthwhile.
Our awards are Exciting…High score solo awards without paying extra. Technique awards, Choreography awards, Broadway Bound Scholarship award, Our Famous Throw Down Dance Off!! Diamond Award and NEW THIS SEASON, Dancers are Selected into our TDDCo. to perform at our GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS and work with top choreographers in the business! Also New is our High Score Studio Award! CELEBRATE WITH US IN 2017!
Director: Adrienne Kellett
Excel in Motion Dance Convention brings you the most talented artists currently working in the industry. You can find Excel's faculty anywhere from dancing on the Oscars, backing up the world's biggest pop stars, choreographing for television, film and Broadway, and winning the hearts of America on So You Think You Can Dance.
We provide an educational dance experience, where everyone leaves feeling energized and inspired. Each one of our dedicated faculty brings their own teaching philosophy and flare - a combination of talent and energy that has a little something for everyone. With 10 classes from all Excel faculty members at 3 different experience levels, we are sure that our events will be memorable for all dancers, teachers and parents. Dance styles include: Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Animation, and Hip Hop.
Directors: Tony & Nichole Fortunato
Phone: (508) 647-1000
Celebrating its sensational 5th season, Shake the Ground continues to be known as an extraordinary leader in the dance competition arena. If you have not yet attended, you are missing out on one of the most stunning, breathtaking competitions ever!
At Shake the Ground competitions, every dancer has an incredible opportunity to take advantage of FREE master classes taught by world-renowned teachers, receive special awards and prizes, and get awarded scholarships to some of the most elite dance programs. During the 2016 year, over $150,000 was awarded in summer intensive scholarships and Capezio Award of Excellence certificates to incredibly talented dancers. As a result, these dancers attended world-class summer dance programs, like at the Joffrey Ballet School, Sarasota Ballet, Florida Dance Festival, and Peridance NY.
Directors: Lissette Salgado-Lucas & David Lucas
Celebrity Dance Competitions & Conventions has created a vision that involves the participant, the studio owner, teachers & parents. Celebrity will provide a personal event where everyone feels like a Celebrity. This includes personal service, lower entry costs, lower travel costs, trophies, scholarships and cash prizes, attention to all participants, marley flooring, lunch for dancers at convention, a positive environment, t-shirts for all dancers, a national competition unlike any other competition group, plus much more.
Celebrity Dance...Where Every Dancer is a Celebrity
Lights! Camera! CELEBRITY! 877.326.2394
ONSTAGE NEW YORK is the Ultimate Talent Search & Competition!
An ONY weekend offers professional performance opportunity complete with state of the art sound, lighting and video. Expect constructive, age-appropriate judging, informative critiques and a knowledgeable and helpful staff—all contributing to a well thought out, organized and enjoyable competition! We’ve developed a reputation of selecting knowledgeable, approachable, qualified judges, teachers, and industry professionals that will offer your performers insightful critiques and guidance. Each and every one is committed to making the weekend both educational and FUN!
Joe Lanteri, Executive Director
Leah Brandon, Managing Director
Heading into its 24th year, StarQuest Performing Arts Competition is a place for all dancers to shine. Running like clockwork, StarQuest has three levels and two title competitions: Elite 8, and the Emerging Artist Award (new for 2017!). StarQuest supports Competition Kindness -- facilitating a competition environment where dancers can openly create, celebrate, and participate.
StarQuest is a size-blind competition, so whether you bring one entry or one hundred, we want you to feel like part of our family. From assigning every studio a personal concierge to assist you through the registration process to following up with each studio after they compete with us, StarQuest is committed to giving you the experience you deserve.
Our World Finals are all-inclusive – featuring free master classes, a free dancers-only pizza party, and a free live webcast. New judges are flown in JUST for the Classic Dance Off and Quest for the Best.
While StarQuest believes that the Experience is the Real Award, dancers will also receive medals, pins, trophies, plaques, and gift certificates, honoring their accomplishments on stage. In addition, special Judges’ Awards will be presented at every awards ceremony, acknowledging individual and group achievement.
Steve Wappel, President and Founder
Phone: (919) 363-2900
Starpower offers a professional, exciting, energetic, and unique competitive setting for our dancers. With thousands in star dollars awarded, scholarships, performance opportunities, amazing faculty, and innovative scoring system, Starpower has been a leader in the competition industry for the past 30 years and continues to grow and improve each year. Starpower offers a chance for everyone across the country to compete with its diverse tour dates and locations; also offering 7 National Championships in the summer of 2017. Starpower International is ever expanding and will be touring in 8 Countries, across 3 Continents in 2017 as well!
Dancers can compete in all styles of dance; including jazz, modern, tap, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, and many more for all ages!
Starpower offers its participants a chance to win thousands in star dollars, scholarships for dancers to pursue a college education, scholarships to attend our dance workshops and other competitions, trophies, plaques, pins, banners, Mr or Miss Starpower, and much more.
A Powerful Dance Event!
The PULSE and Camp PULSE is an exciting weekend workshop for dancers ages 7+ featuring the top choreographers and instructors in the dance industry today. Our faculty can be see on reality television shows (such as So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, Shake It Up, and Victorious), directing the hottest music videos (Justin Bieber, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez; to name a few) and tours for leading recording artists, as well as producing and choreographing for headlining movies, commercials, Broadway productions, and distinguished dance companies. Our goal is to educate and teach dancers in an inspiring environment.
Your PULSE & Camp PULSE weekend includes:
-Non-stop dance classes all day Saturday and Sunday
-Performance Opportunities! Compete in our PULSE Battle Royale
-Photo with our Faculty
-Private Teacher’s Only class
-Business & Bagels for Teachers Only
-Parent Download with our Directors
-Off The Record: a luncheon with the Faculty for Teachers and Group Leaders
-Group Discounts for those bringing a group of 10 or more
Dancers and teachers walk away from our conventions inspired and motivated to reach their next goals in dance. Our faculty and staff are proud of their dedication to building genuine relationships through personal interaction with dancers, parents and teachers. We realize there are many options out there for a dancer’s education, and we promise to show you a dance experience of a lifetime!
Pam Chancey, Director
The World Dance Championship is a true competition of the best of the best from all over the world. Invitations will be awarded at each Star Dance Alliance event in 2016.
The production value is incredible, with warm up and rehearsal areas, professional staging, lighting, and sound, cash prizes, and so much more. There is also a live feed with live commentary during the week for online viewing!
Don't miss your chance to be a true, World Dance Champion in 2016!
As a new dance convention, competition, and choreographic festival we are promising you quality dance education in commercial and concert dance with a place for dancers from studios and colleges to learn and share their choreography. We are acknowledging the grit that is put in by dancers and the beauty that is only seen by the audience. Hard-work and determination create a beautiful piece of art. We are here to enhance the skills of future generations with top–notch workshops from dedicated instructors that focus on dance education, dance history, individual attention and basics.
Ashleigh Keefer, Director
Power Pak is one of the leading week-long dance intensives in the convention world.
It offers a unique experience for all who are invited with opportunities to take master classes from the best of the best, open Starpower’s Battle of the Stars with a stellar performance, perform on a Disney stage, receive scholarships, plaques, and certificates to attend other competitions and conventions affiliated with Power Pak.
Our classes are small in size, giving the dancer a more “one on one” feel with the choreographers and master teachers. You can receive an invitation for Power Pak from any of the Star Dance Alliance events. We offer classes in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, musical theater, acting and improvisation, and much more!
With over 21 years’ experience, Spotlight Dance Cup is a recognized industry leader in the dance competition world. From the words of our clients, “Spotlight is the Gold Standard…well-organized, fun, and family-friendly, wherein the dancers’ experience is the top priority.” With 42 amazing regional events and 3 spectacular national finals, Spotlight provides a unique experience unlike any other!
-Extensive rebates and savings for studio owners with our Royalty Rewards, Diamond Pledge and referral programs
-Top-notch professional judges with thoughtful, constructive critiques
-We inspire and welcome all levels—recreational and competitive dancers alike
-One-of-a-kind experiences like our high-energy Dance Down, Studio Achievement, and expansive Title competition
-Over $50K in scholarships through our “Sharing the Spotlight” program
-A multitude of unique and high-quality trophies and awards
-Trophies, Discount Dance Supply certificates, scholarship opportunities
Michelle Kresge, Director