The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). The mission of the NHSDA is to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and post-secondary education and to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition. Establishing an NHSDA chapter in your school is one very important way that you can help advance the field of dance education. Celebrating the artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievements of exceptional dance students helps to create honor and prestige within our field and improve our image to those outside the field.www.nhsda-ndeo.org
The Chapman dance department, an NASD accredited school, offers both a BA and BFA for students interested in pursuing conservatory level training as part of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Our training emphasizes balanced instruction in ballet, modern, and jazz with the opportunity to also take hip hop, pointe, ballroom, tap, pilates, yoga, and many other forms. Our students are able to craft highly personalized paths that have led to many successes. Alumni have performed with Cirque Du Soleil, Shen Wei, Hubbard Street II, and the national tour of Wicked. They have become physical therapists and professors, production managers and artistic directors of major companies, and worked with big names in the commercial industry. Performance and choreography opportunities are ample and residencies have included work with the Complexions Dance company, Pilobolus, Justin Giles, and Batsheva company members, to name a few.
Acrobatic Arts is a foundational program for Acro Dance taught over 12 levels in progression; with each level building on the previous level’s requirements. Theory classes including anatomy and choreography as well as practical classes in spotting ensure that Acrobatic Arts Certified Teachers understand how to properly introduce skills with excellent technique in a safe and fun environment. Innovative tools like the Acrobatic Arts App, and Analyze Student and Progress Charts, engage and motivate dancers and teachers to excel. Over 2000 studios currently follow the program, representing approximately 150,000 dancers, ages 3 - 50, in 16 countries! With endorsements from thousands of dance teachers, physiotherapists, Cirque Du Soleil acrobats, and more, we are universally recognized as the best program for AcroDance.
International Dance Teaching Standards
International Dance Teaching Standards (IDTS) was formed in 2006 in British Columbia, Canada through a collaboration of dance education professionals seeking a higher standard of educational expectation for dance teachers. Our program is divided into different modules, and the subjects taught in each module change based on natural teacher development and subsequent learning needs.
Sugarfoot Therapy is a revolutionary injury prevention training program that brings the exercises of sports physical therapy and sports conditioning to dancers. Most orthopedic dance injuries are overuse injuries caused by a repeated movement pattern that places continued stress on a tissue over a period of time. Injuries manifest over time as pain, inflammation, stiffness, weakness, and tissue damage as a result of inefficient dance technique and/or lack of effective cross-training. Sugarfoot Therapy provides an easy-to-implement cross training program for dancers, designed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy and backed by research-based evidence. The program bridges the gap between the principals of functional biomechanics and traditional dance technique, creating functionally authentic movements that are the most efficient and effective way to warm-up, mobilize, and stabilize the dancer’s body in all three planes of motion. When practiced regularly, these exercises are scientifically proven to help prevent the occurrence of injuries. Sugarfoot Therapy’s entire program is available online via video tutorials, and also includes a curriculum for dance teachers to help easily implement the program into your existing schedule.
Apolla Performance is proud to partner with CLI to support dancers around the world. Apolla is a company dedicated to creating high quality footwear with support and protection for dancers of all genres. Apolla believes dancers are artists AND athletes. Did you Know? Dancers have double the rate of injury from the knee down as football players and studies show 65% of them are caused by overuse, repetitive strain, and inflammation. Apolla Shocks fuse the benefits of a shoe with a comfort of a sock. They can be worn in shoes or in place of shoes to combat injuries without sacrificing fit preferences or aesthetics. Apolla Shocks provide beautiful and effective Arch Support, Ankle Stability, Energy Absorption AND the option of a refreshable traction. You need to feel them to believe…try them today at www.apollaperformance.com
Generation IV is an action-packed dance week in which participants will have the opportunity to work directly with our award-winning faculty and world-renowned choreographers. They will also have the opportunity to perform with the faculty on stage at the historical Academy of Music in Northampton, MA in three live shows at the conclusion of the week. Classes will consist of a range of styles, including hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, ballet, modern, tap, ballroom, and yoga to name a few.
Celebrating 30 years, Headliners is recognized for honesty and integrity in the competition industry. We offer more than just a trophy; we offer education and opportunities. Headliners is proud to offer everything from realistic scoring, free photos, and videos, accommodating schedules, exclusive opportunities with our partners for all of our dancers and more.
Elite Dance Challenge
Elite Dance Challenge, founded in 2010, is a company built on strong moral values and a passion for dance. We work to provide a safe, fun, positive competition experience for dancers and their families. The dancers will always come first, that will never change. We are constantly reevaluating and striving to improve. Every EDC employee takes pride in our reputation for hosting organized and fair events that run on-time or ahead of schedule. Our judges are professional dancers with extensive teaching experience who understand the importance of each moment the dancers spend on our stage. Their experience serves to provide young dancers with positive, real-world expectations and feedback in a constructive way to enhance and make their dance competition experience rewarding.
Spirit of Dance Awards
Spirit of Dance Awards is a Dance Competition and Convention with events on the East Coast, dedicated to providing a fun, fair & exciting venue for dancers to showcase their talents! We know you will find SDA to be a professional, well-run organization, with warm and friendly staff, as well as a panel of judges/faculty of highly qualified & knowledgeable dance professionals.
Fusion National Dance Competition
At FusionNDC, 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”!
Luv 2 Dance
Changing the Competition Industry, One Competition at a Time. We are more than a competition, we are a FAMILY! Taking the Competition Experience to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL!
Ticket to Broadway
Ticket To Broadway is a high-energy national touring dance competition. Our dance competitions are always single-staged and after school. As a thank you to all of the amazing dancers that cross our stage, we offer FREE Photos & Videos for every dancer as well as FREE entry into the title competition where we award both a Miss and Mr. Broadway. TTB is a Performer-Friendly competition offering Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. At regionals, we give away over $30,000 in Cash Prizes, TTB Cash & Scholarships as well as our big Golden Ticket Studio Award. TTB is the competition for EVERY dancer!
Act 1 Talent
At Act 1 Talent, a National Talent Competition, it is our mission to provide dancers of all levels with a fair and positive venue to showcase their talents. Our events are about so much more than a trophy; it’s about an experience where feedback and growth are just as important as a score. We are here to inspire and ignite your passion and love for dance!
Elite Dance Cup
Elite Dance Cup is a nationally recognized dance competition where you will walk away not only enriched by your experience, but also with a greater appreciation for the performing arts. All competitions will be action packed, fun and strictly family oriented. For “An Experience Like No Other”, we limit the number of entries per event and strive for friendly personalized service to each and every studio.
Through these various industry collaborations, we offer unique pathways for dancers of all ages to transition from the pre-professional level to the professional working industry. All of us here, both staff and judges, are passionate about creating a supportive, inspirational, and educational environment at Open Call. We are excited to have forged a renewed commitment and partnership among many companies and programs that work to support artists and their careers. Come see how Open Call can help your studio, teachers, and dancers gain insight and inspiration from professionals who have helped shape where dance is today!
On The Floor
On The Floor focuses on bringing dancers The Ultimate Dance Experience and also incorporates the importance of giving back at each and every event. With highly trained and qualified faculty from around the world, OTF has curated an amazing line up of teachers, choreographers and judges to make all of their events second to none.
This is much more than a website. It is the leading resource for new and experienced studio owners all over the world. With 24/7 access to the latest information to help save time, become more profitable, and grow your business both financially and artistically we are confident you will benefit. In today's instant access world, the quickest route to long-lasting success as a dance studio owner isn't about figuring it out alone. It's about getting the right information at the right time and having the support you need to implement it into your business. This unique learning environment is a place where our members can ask for advice and feedback and get it from other studio owners experiencing tangible success in their own businesses and who are willing to share how they're doing it.
More Than Just Great Dancing
More Than Just Great Dancing™ is a community of dance studio owners that can help you reach your dreams of running a successful business. Becoming a More Than Just Great Dancing™ licensed studio will transform your staff's teaching and leadership skills, give you access to quality programs and curricula, help you employ best management practices, and have a positive impact on your community. A "More Than Just Great Dancing™ Seal of Approval" will signify to your students, parents, and community that your dance studio dances to a higher standard. Only one dance studio in each market will qualify as a More Than Just Great Dancing™ school.
Hollywood Vibe continues to bring the hottest choreographers and dancers from LA directly to YOU! We are thrilled to bring you a faculty that will exceed your expectations. They are currently working on top rated shows such as The X Factor, Glee, America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and more. They have also choreographed and appeared in the latest movies, music videos, national tours, and live stage productions. Even though our faculty continues to work with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry, they have not forgotten how to inspire and educate all dancers to be the best they can be. Hollywood Vibe is here to encourage tomorrow’s professional dancers and give every attendee, regardless of their goal, inspiration to keep dancing!
We want you to feel at home. A part of the family. Everyone who comes through our doors should feel the love of every person on our faculty and staff. It is our mission to create an atmosphere that promotes creativity, self-awareness, individuality, discipline, inspiration and LOVE. We teach dance classes, but more importantly, we teach life classes. Our goal is for young people to go home as better versions of themselves. It is not about looking good. It is about making people feel like they are worth looking at. Forget what you know about dance conventions and open yourself up to a new experience. A different expereience. A DanceMakers experience.
RepreZent is a dance competition held yearly in Quebec City and Montreal since 2008, which brings in an estimated of more than 10,000 dancers of all styles and levels. Prima Danse is the organization of these events. Our mission is giving the opportunity to every dancer of any level to share their talent together! Even for the youth who does not have the chance to follow dance classes, Prima Danse travels throughout Canada and uses the art of dance as a way to foster healthy lifestyles and as social outreach among various client groups.
ILOGEAR is a vibrant collection of dancewear and activewear that translates comfort and style. Ilogear's slogan "For a Natural Active Lifestyle" is the mission and focus for all our amazing designs in a wide variety of fun and exciting colors. Our creations have been shown at Dance Teacher Summit, DancerPalooza, World of Dance, and others. Ilogear's leotards, biketards, unitards, sports bra's, leggings and tops are made of the highest quality fabrics and exclusively manufactured in the USA at our Miami, Florida facilities. Our unique designs, colors and the long-lasting quality stand apart from other cheap imported mainstream products and have created a lot of buzz in the market. Our happy customers range from little ballerinas, to professional dancers and famous celebrities like Bad Bunny, Flo Rider’s Dancers, The Most Bad Ones. To name just a few of our clients: Miami Heat Dancers, Miami Marlin Energy Team, University of Miami Dancers, Orlando Magic Dancers, Fusion Dance Troupe, South Miami Charmers Dance Team, and many more. Their response is: "Ilogear is fresh, unique and different". In the last 15 years, Ilogear has grown from a local dancewear provider for the South Florida region, to an internationally renowned company with a network of retailers and studios carrying the brand in addition to the availability of online shopping. https://ilogear.com