ABOUT US / Innovative,Fun, Inspiring

We are excited to present to you our NEW and innovative BTS Dance Convention! These affordable one-day workshops will offer classes in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Tap and Musical Theater. Our teachers create a motivating and empowering learning environment that allows each dancer to shine and bring the hottest trends and styles back to your studio!

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FEATURING / A day full of learning & excitement!

2 Age Levels

5 High Energy Classes

Reasonable Class Sizes

Q&A Opportunity With Master Teachers

FREE Public Showcase

Scholarship Opportunity

Teachers 21+ Attend for FREE!

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2018 Convention Tour Dates / Coming to a city near you!

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Oct. 21, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Renaissance Woodbridge
515 US Highway Route 1 South
Iselin, NJ 08830

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CHERRY HILL, NJ- Oct. 28, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Westin Mount Laurel
555 Fellowship Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

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ST. LOUIS, MO - Oct. 28, 2018

Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel
191 Westport Plaza Drive
St. Louis MO 63146

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LONG ISLAND, NY - Nov. 4, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Radisson Hotel Hauppauge
110 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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MEADOWLANDS, NJ - Nov. 11, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Hilton Meadowlands
2 Meadowlands Plaza
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

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King Of Prussia, PA - Nov. 11, 2018

Valley Forge Casino
1160 1st Ave.
King of Prussia PA 19406

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BALTIMORE, MD - Nov. 18, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
202 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202

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ROOTSTOWN, OH - Dec. 9, 2018 - SOLD OUT

The New Center at Ohio Med…
4211 State Route 44
Rootstown, OH 44272

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Master Teachers / Learn from some of the best teachers in the industry!

Tiffany Hopper

Jazz & Lyrical

Tiffany Hopper has been teaching dance to students of all ages for 20 years. 

She is a graduate of Dance Master's Teacher Training School, at the University of Buffalo, where she was awarded the prestigious Janet Bachna Scholarship. Tiffany is a member of Dance Masters of America, and 1st Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Dance Masters, Chapter 17. Tiffany has taken the stage in many regional performances. Her favorite roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Velma in Chicago. She also enjoyed performing the ballet sequence in Rodgers and Hammersteins Carousel. While she adored performing onstage, Tiffany found that her true passion was discovered in

Serge Onik

Salsa Fusion

Serge Onik was born in Kharkov, Ukraine and moved to the United Stated with his family at the age of 3.

 Training in all styles of Ballroom, he quickly made a name for himself as a National Champion and for capturing 8th Place at the World Games in Taiwan in 2009. As both a performer and choreographer, Serge continues to share his artistry in the industry across many styles of dance. He has been featured in Jennifer Lopez’s “AMA’s Celia Cruz Tribute,” Andy Grammer’s “Good To Be Alive,” and numerous television programs including “Dancing With The Stars,” “Jane the

Chryssie Whitehead

Lyrical

Chryssie Whitehead, born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, grew up dancing with the Columbia City

 Ballet and Southern Strutt dance studio competing nationally. Her training would continue in the summers' in Los Angeles and in New York at the Edge dance studio and Broadway Dance Center. During adolescence she also performed in community theatre, with her high school drama program at Richland Northeast and modeled at Millie Lewis Modeling & Talent agency. Her career of 18 years started as a Rockette then on to schooling in New York at AMDA where she majored in musical theatre. After

Alyssa Quezada

Hip Hop & Jazz

Alyssa Quezada began her dancing career at age 3, dancing and competing regionally and nationally for a local dance studio.

 She attended the University of Delaware where she graduated with a degree in Kineseology and Applied Physiology and was Captain of the 3x National Champion University of Delaware Dance Team. Upon graduating college, Alyssa became a professional dancer when she obtained a coveted position on of the NBA's most iconic dance teams, the Knicks City Dancers. She danced on the team for 6 years and was honored to be given the Captain position after just her second year. While

Ashlé Dawson

Salsa Fusion

Ashlé Dawson is undisputedly one of the most versatile choreographers and performers in the industry.

 Through uniting her own blended heritage and multi-cultural dance background with commercial and contemporary forms her work has become globally recognized. Recent credits include choreographer and activist with Global Citizen Festival & 360, Wild N’ Out (Prince Royce), Times Square New Years Eve (Univision) for artists Don Omar, JenCarlos Canela, Alejandra Guzman & El Dasa. She is one of the original Top 4 on the 1st season of SYTYCD and has worked on America’s Got Talent, Latin Grammys, was the champion professional on

Robert Taylor Jr.

Hip Hop & Jazz

Robert Taylor Jr. is an American entertainer whose goal is to inspire and spread love  

and peace to people of all ages through music and dance. Robert was born and raised in Coney Island and developed a love for music and dance as a young child. He graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in Dance and a minor in Musical Theatre. While at Marymount, he studied the Graham, Horton, and Limon techinques, as well as acting, theater, and other styles of dance. He also performed in several musicals, including New Girl In

Ian Klein

Hip Hop & Street Jazz

Ian Klein is a New York City based dancer and choreographer. His training includes everything from Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop,

 Break dancing, various styles of Ballroom and various Modern techniques. He has taught classes throughout the country in various styles of dance demonstrating his passion for the art of movement. Ian believes that the numerous styles of dance should be used like paints on a palette and dips into each of them while creating to ensure that the outcome is covered in hints of Classical Technique to Street edginess with brush strokes of what ever style the

Marjorie Failoni

Musical Theatre & Tap

Marjorie Failoni is a New York based performer and choreographer. She is originally from St. Louis, MO and has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

 As a performer, Marjorie was Dance Captain/Swing and understudied the role of Tammy in the Broadway production of Escape to Margaritaville. She was the Dance captain for the National Tours of Disney’s High School Musical, 9 to 5 and Disney’s High School Musical 2. She has performed all over the country including the Kennedy Center (with Liza Minelli), Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse,

Hayley Bochner

Hip Hop

Hayley Bochner, born and raised in New Jersey, started dancing at age five. nhardt

 She studied the classical styles- ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, as well as tap. A few years later, she found her love for contemporary, hip hop, popping, and breaking, of which she is very passionate. Hayley started training in street styles like Breaking, Popping, Locking, House, Waacking, New Jack Swing, and Vogue. Upon graduating high school, she moved to New York City to pursue her passion for dance, where she was able to gain an understanding of both the hip hop culture and the dance industry.

David Paul Kidder

Contemporary, Musical Theatre & Jazz

David Paul Kidder is a New York based dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer. New York

Credits include The Joyce (American Dance Machine), BAM (Kristin Sudeikis Dance), Signature Theater, The Wild Project, and St. Marks Theater 80. Regional credits include Pittsburgh CLO, Flat Rock Playhouse, New Theatre, Alhambra Theatre, and Walt Disney World. He has also appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. David Paul has directed and choreographed productions in NYC at Narrows Theater and his choreography has also been seen on ESPN at the National Dance Team Championships. 

Michael Littlefield

Jazz Funk

Michael Littlefield is originally from Boston, MA. He studied dance with Bill Fowler, Jeannette Neil, the Boston Ballet and Broadway Dance Center of New York City.

 His credits include, ‘Radio City Christmas Spectacular’, ‘Barry Manilow Present Copa Cabana’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘Peter Pan’ at Tokyo Disneyland and many productions in Atlantic City. Choreography credits include; NBC’s hit show ‘Ed’, ‘Chezzam Entertainment Company, numerous industrials and musicals. Michael has traveled extensively in the US and abroad choreographing award winning performances. Most recently he has choreographed for Nick Daniels of ‘Dance Moms’, Celebrity Cruise Lines and many musicals while

Amy Gammon

Tap & Hip Hop

Amy Gammon is raised and trained in St. Louis, Missouri, where she holds a

 strong passion for dance, teaching, and choreography. She has been on faculty with Performing Arts Centre for 8 years teaching tap, lyrical, jazz & hip hop. Ms. Gammon holds a BA in Dance from Lindenwood University and a Master’s of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis on Dance. Right out of high school, Amy was offered an Apprentice contract with Tapestry under the direction of Acia Gray but opted to complete her education instead. Amy has taught for Tap The Map, Lindenwood University, Greater St.

Taylor Bosch

Contemporary

Taylor Bosch is from Long Island, New York. Given the opportunity to graduate from Kings Park High School a year early, she was able to take some time to truly focus in on her dancing career.

 Taylor was intensely involved as a national competitor throughout growing up taking home many wins and titles. She then not only qualified, but took first place on a tour to France two years in a row against contemporary dancers around the world in London. Taking summer intensives at Broadway Dance Center and other conventions throughout the years, she was given the opportunity to

Julie Furrer

Tap

Julie Furrer, a native of St. Louis, MO, is a 2013 “Professional Advancement Award in Dance”

 recipient from the renown School at Jacob’s Pillow under the direction of Chet Walker. She graduated on scholarship from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood, CA, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Theatre. Growing up Julie received many regional & national awards and titles, as well as being recognized as one of “Dance Spirit’s Future Rising Stars” finalists. Being a well-versed performer, Julie has studied with numerous tap legends at the Saint Louis Tap Festival started by

Katharine Ponza

Tap

Katharine Ponza is originally from Sydney, Australia. She has worked as a Performer, Instructor

and Choreographer in Australia, the US and Canada. Her credits include Sydney 2000 Olympics, Disney's World on Ice (Sydney), Tap Soloist with the Brad Child Jazz Orchestra (Sydney). For four years, she was featured as one of the iconic Showgirls in "Jubilee!" at Bally's, Las Vegas, and also performed at the Las Vegas Hilton, Paris Theatre, and Caesar's Palace (Las Vegas). She was a Guest Faculty member at Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver, BC, and a Guest

Kevin Carmichael

Contemporary

Kevin Carmichael graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Kinesiology and Contemporary Dance.

 While at IU, Kevin was cast to perform pieces choreographed by modern dance icons, Bill Evans, Bella Lewitzky, Paul Taylor, David Parsons, and the internationally renowned, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. Kevin’s most recent performance was with C+C Music Factory, performing as a backup dancer to their chart topping hit "Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" at the 80's Explosion Concert in Staten Island. During his recent 3 year residency in New York City, Kevin was named “Choreographer of the Year” 2012 and 2013, had choreography showcased at

Andrew Hubbard

Jazz

Andrew Hubbard is a pioneer for the new millennium as an educator and choreographer

 his talents are broadening the perceptions of the dance world. His professional performance credits include Broadway companies of Cats and Footloose, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Dr. Pepper National commercial and Guiding Light. Featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America and he was featured in International publications: Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, Pointe Magazine, Teacher Magazine and dance “bible”; Anatomy 2 by Jacqui Haas. Andrew has danced with music artists, Brian Mc Knight and Lou Bega. Hubbard was on faculty at the acclaimed Broadway

Missy Lay-Zimmer

Contemporary

Missy Lay-Zimmer is transforming the dance world with her choreography’s unique style and

 musicality. Her New York City credits include: the Broadway and National companies of CATS as Victoria (the white cat), Jesus Christ Superstar (Anniversary Tour), SNL “I’m 50” with Molly Shannon, MTV|VH1 appearances, and Broadway Cares and Equity Fights Aids Choreography Award (co-Recipient) for The Easter Bonnet along side Broadway choreographer Chris Gatelli (News). Films: Little Man Tate with Jodie Foster (Jodie’s Double).Other choreography credits include: Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas”, Peter Frampton, husband and wife duo, Over The Rhine,rapper Rakim, Tarkan (Turkish pop star),

Ray Hesselink

Tap

Ray Hesselink is a Director and Choreographer living and working in New York City. 

Ray has had the privilege to help train the children performing in Broadway's Billy Elliot: The Musical. As a dancer, Ray created the role of Mr. Happy in Derick Grant's Imagine Tap! As a performer, Ray's favorite performances include originating the role of "Bud" in Batboy: The Musical. He has also been featured as a principal dancer in Nayikas, a classical Indian Dance Company. Ray has choreographed for many venues including New York Musical Theater Festival, The Duke Theater, Symphony Space,

Ted Laney

Jumps & Turns

Ted Laney began his professional career dancing in the Emmy Award-winning Miss

 MS Pageant. After high school he attended the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive on scholarship. and hough his love for Ballet was strong, he decided to leave behind the dream of becoming a principal ballet dancer to pursue a more versatile career singing, dancing and tumbling for Royal Caribbean Line. Ted’s love for choreography really began when he worked as assistant choreographer for Stiletto Entertainment where he taught and installed production shows onboard Holland America Line. He has also danced alongside Dolly Parton and Broadway legend, Liza

Buddy Mynatt

Jazz

Buddy Mynatt was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana where he started his dance training

 at the age of 18. Once he decided to move to Los Angeles, California he received a dance scholarship at Joe Tremaine Dance Center and had the opportunity to train under some of the best teachers/choreographers in the industry such as Joe Tremaine, Wade Robson, Michael Rooney, Liz Imperio, Doug Caldwell, Margueritte Derricks, and many more. After his scholarship term ended, he was invited to audition for “The New Power Generation Dance Co.” which was created by world famous musical artist Prince. Once there,

Chris Wendorff

Jazz

Chris Wendorff was born and raised in the great Midwest state of Minnesota.

 He began his dance training at the age of 9. Through out his younger years he was a competitive dancer and attended many competitions and conventions throughout the USA. He was awarded many awards and scholarships along the way. He continued his dance training when he decided to attend the prestigious University of Point Park in Pittsburgh, PA. He was awarded a dance degree. While there he continued learning and trained in styles such as bob fosse to commercial jazz, from ballet to modern, and contemporary

Denise Caston

Tap

Denise Caston was a Radio City Rockette for 10 years and toured nationally

 with the Tony Award winning musical, Crazy For You. Denise has also had the honor of performing the choreography of Savion Glover at a showcase in New York City. She performed on tour in Australia, dancing all over the continent in Elvis to the Max. Her choreography has been seen in many productions in which she performed, including shows at Caesars Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Credits also include film, television, commercials, and industrials. Teaching credits include classes at Broadway Dance Center (NYC) and Steps on Broadway

Efren Herrera

Hip Hop

Efren Herrera, is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and photographer located out of Indianapolis, IN.

 He specializes in hip hop and has been training as a self-taught artist from a young age, but most recently also received instruction from The Dance Refinery, in ballet, jazz, partnering, acro and contemporary. Efren also enjoys collaborating with other artists, and has started a unique photography line that combines light painting and dancers allowing him an additional outlet to create artistry in a new way. For Photography he has traveled to Coachella Music Festival, South by Southwest in Texas, Panorama in New York City,

Eric John Campros

Jazz & Contemporary

Eric John Campros has enjoyed a varied career as a dancer, choreographer, and educator.

 He appeared on Broadway in the smash hit musical “Grease” as well as the national tour of Hello, Dolly with the legendary Carol Channing. He has danced with the Backstreet Boys, Aaliyah, and Lil’ Kim. He appeared on the VMA Music Awards with Britney Spears and with Usher for his Evolution promotional tour. Eric has danced in the films Across the Universe and Jaaneman, as well as various videos and commercials. He has worked as a choreographer for Sal Valentinetti from

Julie Carter

Contemporary

Julie Carter originally from Alabama, is a graduate of Point Park University with a B.A. in Dance with a Jazz Concentration.

 She trained at Alabama Ballet and has traveled to numerous countries as a dancer for Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines and Spirit Productions. She has assisted teachers such as Jason Parsons, the late Doug Caldwell, Elizabeth Parkinson (Chorus Line), Kathryn Mowat Murphy (Moving Out), and has performed works by Jason Sparks, Luam, Mike Esperanza, Jaclyn Buglisi, Merce Cunningham, among others. Julie is on the Contemporary Faculty at Steps On Broadway, and has been a Guest Artist

Mara Newberry

Musical Theatre

Mara Newberry, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, attended the Youth Performing Arts High School and then received her BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan.

 As a performer, Mara was the dance captain for the Original Broadway Cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical, as well as the dance captain for the first national tour of Shrek, The Musical. As a director and/or choreographer, she has worked at Paper Mill Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Tuacahn, North Shore Music Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita, Fulton Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, The Engeman Theatre, and The Lexington Theatre Company. As a

Autumn Morgenstern

Tap

Autumn grew up in Orlando, FL where she performed with Orlando Ballet's The Nutcracker on tour at the young age of 12 and danced at Walt Disney World. 

She also worked at Tokyo Disneyland in Japan. Autumn performed with the Radio City Rockettes for 7 years and was extremely honored to be apart of such a prestigious, internationally known group. She was one of Radio City's main Rockettes chosen to give interviews for radio, newspapers and television. Autumn has also danced for Holland America Cruise Lines, Perichoresis Dance Company in NYC, the Olympic Game Opening

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Sample Convention Schedule

Junior Senior
08:30AM Registration
9:00-9:20AM Warm Up (Held in the main room)
9:30 - 10:30AM Jazz Tap
10:40 - 11:40AM Tap Hip Hop
11:40 - 12:10pm Lunch Break
12:15 - 1:15pm Hip Hop Jazz
1:25 - 2:25pm Lunch Break Contemporary
2:30 - 3:30pm Hip Hop Musical Theatre
3:40 - 4:30pm Showcase & Scholarship Awards (Held in the main room)

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Convention Pricing / Great price for an incredible event!

BEFORE 15 DAYS

$125

2 Age Levels
5 High Energy Classes
Q&A Opportunity With Teachers
Showcase & Scholarship Awards

AFTER 15 DAYS

$135

2 Age Levels
5 High Energy Classes
Q&A Opportunity With Teachers
Showcase & Scholarship Awards

OBSERVER

$20

Parent Observation Band
Showcase & Scholarship Awards
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Payment Cut-Off Dates

 City

Event Date

15 Day Cut Off

New Brunswick

Oct. 21

Oct. 6

Cherry Hill

Oct. 28

Oct. 13

St. Louis

Oct. 28

Oct. 13

Long Island

Nov. 4

Oct. 20

Meadowlands

Nov. 11

Oct. 27

King Of Prussia

Nov. 11

Oct. 27

Baltimore

Nov. 18

Nov. 3

Rootstown

Dec. 9

Nov. 24

FAQS / More information!

Yes we do! Head over to our Registration page and click Independent Registration.
Yes, BTS Dance Convention offers 2 age levels. Junior (12& Under) and Senior (13& Over) Studio directors & teachers may change a dancer's level as they please, based on the dancer's ability.
Yes, parents can purchase an "Observer Band" for $20.
BTS Dance Convention allows all teachers 21+ to take the classes for FREE!

REGISTER / Come dance with us! We hope to see you soon!

STUDIO DIRECTORS – Please register your students using the Studio Registration link below. This will take you to our online registration. Use the NEW Convention section to register.

INDEPENDENT REGISTRATIONS – Please register your dancer using the Independent Registration link below.

Studio Registration Independent Registration

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