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!


* July 8-13 Cape Cod, MA

* July 14-1 Ocean City MD

Turn It Up Dance Challenge continues to grow: Last year nearly every city on the regional tour sold out! So this year, to accommodate for the increasing demand, Turn It Up added two cities- Woodbridge, VA, and Pittsburgh, PA-to its competition schedule, and is introducing new convention locations in Long Island, NY, and Nashua, NH. By adding a few cities each year, Turn It Up is able to focus on steady growth while continuing to provide quality events its young dancers deserve.

The focus at Turn It Up is to maintain a family-like feel at each event. "We believe that 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 email, and it will be answered faster than you can imagine-and with plenty of detail."

Last year, Turn It Up introduced its "Turn It Up Dance Battle" that kicked off at both Nationals locations. At the Dance Battle, the highest-scoring competitive group performances have the chance to dance it out for the National Grand Champion title. The groups have the opportunity to win up to $4,000 during the battle, in addition to the $100,000 already given out throughout the season.

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. Turn It Up offers DVD critiques for every routine, and studios receive 10 percent off automatically whenever they register online. But most importantly, Turn It Up customers can count on a professional, friendly environment from start to finish. …

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