Dance Spirit Presents: JT Church's First Dance Awards Nationals

This Nationals season, Dance Spirit followed four talented dancers from The Dance Awards, NYCDA, Showstopper, and Starpower for an inside look at everything that goes into the biggest competitions of the year. Next up: JT Church from Club Dance in Mesa, AZ, who competed at The Dance Awards in Las Vegas for the first time this year. (All photos courtesy Leslie Church.)

June 30, 2017: On the Road!

We're traveling from Arizona all the way to Las Vegas!

July 2, 2017: Time for Class!

Today marked the start of a full week of dancing. Catch me below in lots of classes, including Travis Wall's awesome contemporary class!

(Editors' note: Yasssss JT 👏 👏 👏 )

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❤️ One of the best parts about competing? Seeing all my friends from across the country! ❤️

July 3-7, 2017: Lots of Dancing, Lots of Familiar Faces, and Lots of Celebrating

So many of my favorite people are here at The Dance Awards. It's so much fun running into everyone, taking class with them, and watching them compete! I got to hang out and dance with everyone from Tate McRae, to Allison Hoker, to Teddy Forance.

I competed my solo, which was choreographed by the one and only Al Blackstone! I made it into the top 4, which meant I performed again, this time for the title of Mini Male Best Dancer...and I won! I couldn't be more excited for the next year assisting The Dance Awards!

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