Dance conventions are a unique opportunity to participate in master classes presented by international and national esteemed teachers. Students benefit from the high level of expertise of these dance professionals. These classes will help the students to improve in specific areas of technique. While taking classes, students are being observed for scholarship considerations that are awarded at the end of the competition.

Attendance at workshops is not required but it is encouraged. A student may be asked by the studio to attend
if the dancer has a solo or is part of a group/line that will compete at the workshop. Some possible workshops include the following:



2018-2019 Dance Season


New York Dance City Alliance (NYCDA) –

NYCDA leads the industry in offering professional weekend conventions – exciting workshop classes from our distinguished faculty, thrilling competition and a professional audition experience – all in a supportive, positive, and fun environment! Expect to be INSPIRED! 

St. Cloud River's Convention Center
10 4th Ave South  |  St. Cloud, MN 56301  
(320) 255-7272



JUMP is proud to be the largest dance convention in the world, touring to 26 US cities and 4 international cities. A typical convention weekend lasts from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and is jam-packed with all things DANCE! Each event includes a top-rate workshop in numerous styles of dance: Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz-Funk, Musical Theater, Lyrical and Ballroom. JUMP also offers a first-class competition with fair, credible judging in a fun and supportive environment. The weekend concludes with a fantastic closing show, scholarship presentations and faculty performances!

JUMP’s mission is to have dancers of all ages and levels return to their dance studio feeling more motivated and inspired!

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South  |  Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 335-6000



After a successful third season, RADIX is excited to begin our 2018-2019 tour! In our fourth season, RADIX will be touring to 24 major cities across the United States, and Canada; concluding with Nationals in Las Vegas, NV! The RADIX workshop classes will begin each day with "root classes", focusing on a solid dance foundation of Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and Modern technique. The classes will then lead into today's cutting-edge dance styles including Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz-Funk & Improv. The RADIX mission is to offer the fundamentals of dance technique and then push dancers to expand their idea of dance and movement so that they can achieve new heights of artistic self-expression.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall  |  Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 370-1234



As we enter our twelfth year of the NUVO Dance Convention, I am proud to say that the convention has far exceeded my expectations. With a faculty that is talented, energetic, down-to-earth and supportive in every way; a technical and administrative staff that is unparalleled and an overall event that I can say, with all honesty, has been created with your best interests in mind -- it is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to NUVO Season TWELVE!

  • Class in ALL STYLES: Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Jazz Funk, Tap & More!

  • Special MEN'S CLASS in most cities!

  • Special TEACHER TRAINING classes every Sunday lead by Denise Wall!

  • FREE ONLINE PROGRAM for all parents and dancers!

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall  |  Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 370-1234