Magazine article Dance Teacher

Turn It Up Dance Challenge

Magazine article Dance Teacher

Turn It Up Dance Challenge

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Mark Your Calendar!

2013 NATIONAL FINALS

* June 25-30 Cape Cod, MA

* July 8-12 Ocean City, MD

After rave reviews poured in from studios at last year's events, Turn It Up Dance Challenge is committed to keeping up with its increasing demand: This year, Turn It Up added two cities-Albany, NY, and Boston, MA-to its regional schedule.

The focus at Turn It Up is to maintain a family-like feel at each event. "We believe each customer is important, no matter the size of the studio," says director Melissa Burns. "We are available at any time to accommodate the needs of the studios, and we will go above and beyond. Send us an e-mail, and it will be answered faster than you can imagine-and with plenty of detail." And if Turn It Up is a family, now that family is even more exciting than before: "So You Think You Can Dance" favorites Lauren Froderman, Alex Wong, Courtney Galiano and Melinda Sullivan are all convention faculty members in addition to the company's other cutting-edge professionals. Plus, stay tuned as Turn It Up plans to reveal its exciting lineup of Nationals instructors.

This year, Turn It Up is excited to announce the "Turn It Up Dance Battle" that will kick off at both national finals this summer. Each studio will have the chance to select their top group performances to compete for exciting prizes. Throughout the year, Turn It Up will award more than $88,000 in cash prizes and scholarships. Plus, Turn It Up will present six one-day conventions throughout the fall and winter, several of which also offer corresponding competitions.

Amidst the exciting updates at Turn It Up, the company stays true to the parts of competition that dancers, teachers and families have come to love. …

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