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Convention and Competition

DECAdance Convention and Competition is a celebration of artists and the families who love them. We created this experience not just for competitors, but to honor the educators, choreographers, studio owners, adjudicators, teachers and parents who make the dance community what it is.

EXPERIENCE THE DECADIFFERENCE

We're a family-owned company prioritizing dancer health and safety from the ground up. We're proud to partner with some of the industry's most innovative experts to provide an inclusive and enjoyable experience for everyone who attends a DECAdance event.

Each event in our season features a fully sprung O'Mara dance floor, specialized classes with Relative Motion and Synergy Wellness to help dancers understand anatomy and injury prevention, hydration stations and recovery areas, a designated family dressing area and sensory-sensitive spaces, dancer mentorship and opportunity for connection across studios, a tenured, background-checked team and adjudicators who are educators first.

  • FOUR JUDGE PANEL to provide educational feedback and genre-specific critiques

  • LIVE CRITIQUES for soloists from the adjudicator specializing in their genre!

  • SEASONED TABULATORS that are ALSO professional adjudicators who monitor levels and genres to ensure all DECA guidelines are followed with integrity

  • PROPRIETARY SCORING SYSTEM with weighted technique scores (read a breakdown here)

  • LIMITED CAPACITY EVENTS that ensure safety (and fun!) for all DECAdance participants and don't include sunrise start times or late awards

  • TITLE INCLUDED in every DECAdance regional event at no additional cost

  • DECADENT DANCER awards given to standout artists of every age and level by our adjudicators AND our seasoned DECA backstage team

  • FACES OF DECA dancers chosen at each event who are invited to take part in our end-of-season celebration that includes masterclasses, choreography, professional photography, a group video AND social media shout-outs!

  • LEGACY CUP for the six top-scoring advanced group pieces of the entire season (three for 12 and under, three for 13+); dancers are invited to perform at our DECADANCE NATIONALS EVENT in Poconos, PA when we'll also announce the Legacy Cup winner!

PASSIONATE ABOUT PEOPLE

We believe that helping artists feel seen and respected is the path to a healthy industry. Adjudicators, teachers and studio owners who attend DECAdance events are treated with utmost respect and consideration.

Every event includes a designated space for teachers and studio owners to regroup and recharge. The teacher and studio owner space always contains coffee, water, drinks and grab 'n' go snacks. We even provide meals for teachers and studio owners the same way we feed our team! Healthy dance educators make for healthier communities and this is our way of thanking you for your constant dedication and support of all our DECAdancers.

WAYS TO DANCE WITH US!

2024 Fall Conventions

In 2023, we produced THREE education-packed conventions for dancers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania! Our dance conventions are recognized for being "un"conventional, which is why we're debuting The DECAdance "Un"Convention Experience in 2024. We're talking unique venues, industry guests focused on dancer health and safety AND specialty genres like African dance and Bollywood.

In-Studio Events

We provide versatile one-of-a-kind events that include classes and critiques with our seasoned educators. Prepare for competition season with a customized event that aligns with your studio's values and inspires your dancers!

Past events have included a mini in-studio convention with a mock competition and live critiques; mock auditions with specialized feedback, and genre-specific masterclasses!

2024 Regional Competitions

Our 2024 regional tour includes 12 cities across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maryland! We limit the capacity of these events to ensure a safe and fun experience for all, without any sunrise start times or late awards.

DECAdance Nationals 2024

Our Nationals event in Poconos, PA is jam-packed with convention classes, performances, themed parties for dancers to connect, competition schedules that prioritize safety and rest, PLUS our Legacy Cup winners announced! Our specials awards are unparalleled, from our FACES OF DECA recognition to our DECAdent Dancer awards!

RECEIVE OUR DECADELIVERY

Our bi-weekly email newsletter called the DECADelivery is dropped every other Tuesday! We include dance product and podcast recommendations, studio highlights and teacher tips, DECAdates to remember plus ways to stay connected throughout the season.

"Highly recommend this comp for all size studios!"

"Loved DECA... we participated in their [2023] Wayne, NJ event this past spring and loved it. The judging process was so cool, as they offered a personal on site critique for each genre by one of their judges... this was super nerve wracking for the first few of our dancers, as they had never experienced this before. The judges were thoughtful and caring in their delivery and right on with their corrections. The kids actually loved it. The O'Mara tap stage was amazing for our serious tappers! Samantha and her staff were caring and supportive. Overall, I highly recommend this comp for all size studios!"

-Millene (Studio Owner | Meadowlands, NJ attendee)

COLLABORATION CREATES COMMUNITY

We are proud to partner with these amazing industry leaders who are paving the way for a healthy and inclusive dance industry for ALL. Not just dancers, but adjudicators, studio owners, artistic leaders, educators, families and their communities as well.

Read more about our partnerships and their contributions to DECAdance Conventions and Competitions here!

GET IN TOUCH

If you are ready to reserve a competition date or have any questions, let us know!

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