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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!

Online Registration

2019 Convention Tour Dates / Coming to a city near you!

CHERRY HILL, NJ- Oct. 27, 2019

Westin Mount Laurel
555 Fellowship Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

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BALTIMORE, MD - Nov. 17, 2019

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
202 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202

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LONG ISLAND, NY - Nov. 3, 2019

Radisson Hotel Hauppauge
110 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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EDISON, NJ - Nov. 17, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset Hotel
200 Atrium Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873

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King Of Prussia, PA - Nov. 3, 2019

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
480 N Gulph Rd,
King of Prussia PA 19406

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MEADOWLANDS, NJ - Nov. 24, 2019

Hilton Meadowlands
2 Meadowlands Plaza
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

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SPRINGFIELD, MA - Nov. 24, 2019

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
One Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144

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ROOTSTOWN, OH - Dec. 8, 2019 - 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!

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 9 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. Amy has taught for Tap The Map, Greater St. Louis Cecchetti Committee, has set choreography for several area dance teams and is also an Adjunct Professor at Lindenwood University for 3 years. She has taught at local

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

Chryssie Whitehead

Lyrical

Chryssie Whitehead is originally from South Carolina and began her career as a Rockette right out of high school. 

 From starting out as a dancer to training in musical theatre at AMDA Conservatory, 20 years later she would go on to perform the role of Velma on Broadway in CHICAGO, as the understudy. With a career of over 20 years working in Los Angeles and New York, acting in over 13 television shows, film, most notably known for a sweet romantic comedy, still streaming on Netflix with Raven Simone, “Revenge of the Bridesmaids” to making her Broadway debut

Danielle DiNote

Hip Hop

 Danielle DiNote, a native of South Jersey, began her dance career at the age of three, performing and competing. Danielle has won several awards in the competition and convention circuit. 

 She was also featured in the Dance Spirit Magazine. Danielle has performed in Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Carnegie Hall and the Merriam Theatre. Danielle continued her dance education at The University of the Arts graduating with a CFA in dance. Danielle interned at Broadway Dance Center in New York City continuing her dance education as well working as a member of the front office staff. While

David Paul Kidder

Contemporary, Musical Theatre & Jazz

 David Paul Kidder is a choreographer, instructor, and performer currently based in New York City. Performance credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mr. Bucket - 1st National Tour), 

American Dance Machine (The Joyce), Guys and Dolls (Fulton Theatre), Chicago (Riverside Theatre, New Theatre of Overland Park), Gypsy (Flat Rock Playhouse), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Pittsburgh CLO), and Walt Disney World (Beauty and the Beast, Hoop Dee Doo Revue) to name a few. David dances in New York with Kristin Sudeikis Dance and has performed with the company at BAM, the Capezio Theater, and

Emily Kersey

Musical Theatre

Emily Grace Kersey, originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, began her dance training at Chamber Ballet and continued on to the Institute for Dance where her passion for dance really took off.

 Emily began performing professionally at Busch Gardens Williamsburg before attending The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where she performed works by William Forsythe, Monique Haley, Sidra Bell, and Al Blackstone among others. While in Philadelphia, Emily was also a member of Michael Susten's Xhale Dance Company. She then attended Broadway Dance Center's Summer Professional Semester in New York City. Emily received her B.F.A. in Jazz Dance Performance

Erika Hebron

Musical Theatre & Jazz

Erika Hebron, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, has over 20 years of dance experience. This former gymnast and Miss Missouri has trained extensively in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, and acrobatics.

 She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University where she received her Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance. Erika is currently based in New York City and recently returned from performing as a swing with the First National Tour of An American in Paris. She has performed in the opening number of the Rose Parade with Kristin Chenoweth, at the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Las

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

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 for the

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

Kelly Carter

Tap

Kelly Carter Krammer began her dance career after she graduated from Howard W. Blake high school for the performing arts in Tampa, Florida with a "Masters in Dance."

 Kelly then went to study at Florida Atlantic University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and minor in marketing in 2017. While studying at FAU Kelly danced professionally for the Florida Panthers. Kelly was also a published fitness model from 2013-2017. In 2017, Kelly won the title of “Miss South Florida”. Kelly is a certified tap teacher by the American Tap Dance Foundation and has

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

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. 

 As a performer, Marjorie was Dance Captain/Swing and understudied the role of Tammy in the Broadway production of Escape to Margaritaville. 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 and Paper Mill Playhouse. Favorite shows include A Christmas Story, The Little

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

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),

Rachel Reese

Jazz & Hip Hop

Rachel Reese has been dancing, competing and choreographing for over twenty-years. She grew up training at Dance Dynamics, as well as traveling to New York City to train at Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey.

 Rachel danced on the nationally acclaimed Saint Joseph’s University Dance Team where she led her team as captain to three national championships, including a back to back hip-hop championship in 2014 and 2015. Rachel is now coach of the Division I dance team, that continues to earn a top three placement at UDA College Nationals. Aside from dancing and coaching, her passion lies in

Rich Ashworth

Hip Hop

 Richard Ashworth is an educator, choreographer, and performer whose technical abilities and historical knowledge have made him a sought after resource in both the urban and rhythmic dance communities. 

 Richard attended the University at Buffalo, receiving a BFA in Dance in June 2007. After graduating, Rich performed aboard Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas and upon returning to the States, danced in several crews for live performances and industrials including dancing for artists such as Amungus and The Goo Goo Dolls. Rich has performed and toured with several internationally celebrated dance companies including Lehrerdance (dir. Jon Lehrer),

Ricky Hinds

Musical Theatre

 Richard J. Hinds is currently the Associate Choreographer for Come From Away on Broadway, Toronto, North American Tour, London and Australia. 

 Other Broadway credits include Disney's Newsies, Jekyll and Hyde and Il Divo: A Musical Affair. His television credits include Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, America's Got Talent, Good Afternoon America (featuring Liza Minnelli), The Bethenny Show, Bring It! and national commercials for Macy’s. Richard's directing and choreography credits include La Mirada Theatre, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Flat Rock Playhouse, Kansas City Repertory Theatre and the New Theatre. Richard has directed

Theresa Stone

Contemporary

 Theresa Stone has been working in the industry for close to 10 years. She has trained and assisted under some of the biggest names in dance including Brian Friedman, Laurieann Gibson, Tyce Diorio, Dave Scott, Cris Judd, Tricia Miranda and more! 

 Her dance credits include Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Fifth Harmony, Toni Braxton, Keke Palmer, Silento, and Earth, Wind & Fire, just to name a few. She has also danced for brands, shows & films including Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Lay’s Potato Chips, Lionsgate Films, Wendy Williams Show, America’s Got Talent, Delta Airlines, Google, Ninetendo

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

Tommy Wasiuta

Tap

 Tommy Wasiuta is a tap dancer based in St. Louis, Missouri. As a graduate from Performing Arts Centre Dance Studio, he studied with his mentor, Anthony Russo (of Tap Dogs). 

 Tommy is an alum of the 2017 Tap Program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow, one of the most prestigious, professional dance training centers in the U.S. He has performed with a variety of artists and companies such as The JaM Project (as seen on NBC's World of Dance), international countertenor, Terry Barber, and as the featured tap dancer for the St. Louis Big Band. Tommy is

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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

Cherry Hill

Oct. 27

Oct. 12

Long Island

Nov. 3

Oct. 19

King Of Prussia

Nov. 3

Oct. 19

Baltimore

Nov. 17

Nov. 2

Edison

Nov. 17

Nov. 2

Meadowlands

Nov. 24

Nov. 9

Springfield

Nov. 24

Nov. 9

Rootstown

Dec. 8

Nov. 23

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.

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