The Tremaine Dance Convention

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February third, I will have the joy of going to a major dance convention called Tremaine. The only problem is everyone at Tremaine is a professional. So I’m pretty sure we are going to die. In case you don’t know what a dance convention is, I will describe it to you.

A dance convention is where dancers from all around the U.S. sign up to compete with their dances. You are there for a maximum of three days, and you go to dance classes taught by professionals ALL DAY. You do get small breaks, but after all of that dancing, at night you have to compete. So basically every morning you wake up dead. But you are still required to smile and dance the rest of the day, no big deal.

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Anyways, the Tremaine competition in Dallas, Texas takes place at the Gaylord Texan Resort. It is huge and beautiful and even has its own fountains. I am excited. Moving on to what classes Tremaine has to offer. They will have ballet, jazz, contemporary, fusion jazz, musical theatre, tap, hip-hop, and street. In case you were wondering, you don’t get to choose which classes you take. You are required to attend ALL of them. And depending on your dance studio you are required to audition for scholarships. Fun.

Some neat facts about Tremaine are… Their convention was established in 1981 by Joe Tremaine and Julie Adler. They have classes and competitions in approximately 24 cities annually. Also thousands of dollars in scholarships are awarded yearly. Hence why my dance studio is forcing us to audition. Even though I can guarantee you I will not get a scholarship because most of the dancers are like Maddie Ziegler (from dance moms); Insanely talented, having danced and competed before they could walk. Okay, that’s an exaggeration but you get the point.

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