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National Dance Showcase Invites You to Its New Headquarters

What happens when a feel-good dance competition is faced with the challenges of a pandemic? It pivots (pun-intended) and finds another way for dancers to keep doing what they love safely. For National Dance Showcase, that meant trading the traditional touring model and creating its own home base—NDS HQ—in Voorhees, NJ.

"We are truly in the business of inspiring dancers on and off the stage," says Sonia James Pennington, the executive director of operations and logistics for National Dance Showcase. "Facing challenges with the grace of a dancer is key to growing and thriving."

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National Dance Day: The Recap

What a weekend, dance family! Saturday's #NationalDanceDay celebrations brought the joy of movement from coast to coast, and we loved (loved) seeing everyone lend the day their best dance moves and share what dance means to them.

Here are a few of our favorite renditions of this year's official NDD routine, choreographed by Brian and Scott Nicholson.

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That’s Entertainment Is the Competition That Really Gets It

Studio owners might just leave their first That's Entertainment Performing Arts competition feeling like they couldn't have planned the weekend better themselves. That's no accident: Director RoseMary Pontuck's family spent years running their own dance studio before launching That's Entertainment. The team's fundamental understanding of what studios—and dancers—need now shows up in every detail and in every city, from the thoughtful way that levels of competition are classified to the kind of customer service where everyone is treated like a VIP.

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7 Back-to School Supplies to Get You Started on the Right Foot

Whether we're prepared to admit it or not, summer is drawing to a close. The fall dance season is here, and with it comes new classes, choreography, and opportunities. So while you're buying new textbooks and pencils for your academics, why not refresh your dance bag with some new dance supplies? Here are some back-to-dance must-haves.

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Meet This Year's Future Star Award Winners

Dance Spirit and Limelight Teamwear are excited to announce our 2021 Future Star winners! Every year, DS partners with competitions to recognize dancers with stellar talent, stage presence, and ability, and this year's standouts delivered to the max. Each of these fabulous up-and-comers received a beautiful jacket from Limelight to help them shine their brightest. "We believe that high-quality team wear gives dancers a boost of confidence and comfort, both of which are so important to have dancers performing their best," Limelight says. "We're delighted to support the growth of the up-and-coming leaders in this industry."

Meet the 2021 Future Star winners—and see them modeling their Limelight swag below.

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