Learn From the Best in the Industry!

2023 Dance Conventions!

Hip Hop • Jazz • Contemporary • Musical Theater • & More

What makes Turn It Up Dance Conventions so great?

Learn from the best in a supportive, professional, community environment. Teachers and crew members are carefully selected with the dancer’s experience in mind. Join us for a one day convention that is both affordable and inspiring, where dancers will thrive in our more individualized approach to classes.

  • Classes For All Leveled Dancers!

    At Turn It Up Dance Conventions we offer convention classes for dancers ages 6 and up. Sign up for our Mini, Junior, or Teen+ room. Scholarships are awarded in all levels.

  • Access to the Dance Showcase!

    Join us for an exciting wrap up of the day where you will get to see your master teachers perform and more!

  • Meet your Master Teachers and Receive Autographs & Photos

    Here is your chance to meet your favorite teachers, take photos, and receive autographs. Make sure to purchase your favorite item and have it autographed for a long lasting memory! 

  • Receive Scholarships for Future Events!

    Outstanding dancers will be selected by our master teachers and will be awarded scholarships that can be used towards any future Turn It Up Dance Challenge Convention, Regional, or National competition.

  • Opportunities to Assist Top Industry Professionals

    Master teachers will award select dancers opportunities to assist at future conventions. 

  • Invitations to be a Part of our Turn It Up National Dance Team!

    Master Teachers in all classes will be selecting outstanding dancers to be invited onto the Turn It Up National Dance Team, at the Nationals of their choice, where they will receive costumes, work one on one with top notch choreographers, and have the chance to perform in front of everyone and more! This is an amazing opportunity and a great honor for young dancers.

  • Free Entry for Studio Directors!

    Register any number of dancers for our convention and receive a FREE studio director wristband. Directors can watch or participate in all level classes.

2023 Dance Conventions
Dates & Locations

King of Prussia, PA

October 22
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
National Dance Competition at Foxwoods Resort & Casino

Mashantucket, CT

October 29
Foxwoods Resort & Casino

Long Branch, NJ

October 29
Ocean Place Resort & Spa

Worcester, MA

November 5
DCU Center
Chicago IL Skyline

Chicago, IL

November 5
Midwest Conference Center

Lakeland, FL

November 12
RP Funding Center
Dance Convention, Buffalo NY

Buffalo, NY

November 12
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Dance Competition, Albany, NY

Albany, NY

November 19
Albany Marriott

Kansas City, KS

December 3
Overland Park Convention Center
Regional Dance Competition, Pittsburg, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

December 3
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh – Monroeville Convention Center

Meet Our Amazing

Master Teachers

Some of the Inspiring & Caring Dance Professionals in the Industry!

Wondering What to Expect? Check Out Our

Sample Schedule

Exact Schedules are Posted at Least One Week Before Each Convention!

Pleases Note: This is a general guideline of how each dance convention will run.

Schedules may be subject to change. Teachers, styles of dance, and exact times may vary by location. Other classes that may be offered include Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Technique, or Improvisation.

Masks may be required depending on venue policies
Time Minis (ages 6-8) Junior (ages 9-11) Teen+ (ages 12-18+)
8:30-9:15 Check-in | Opener and Warm-Up
9:20-10:20 NA Jazz Contemporary
10:25-11:25 NA Improv Hip Hop
11:30-12:15 Lunch Break | Mini Check In
12:30-12:40 Minis Warm Up
12:40-1:30 (MINIS)
Hip Hop Musical Theater Jazz
1:35-2:25 (MINIS)
Jazz Contemporary Improv
2:35-3:25 (MINIS)
Lyrical Hip Hop Musical Theater
3:35-4:50 Giveaways, Showcase and Meet & Greet!

To View a Specific Event Schedule

Select Your Dance Convention Location From the Tour Dates Section and "View Schedule" 

Dance Convention


(Frequently Asked Questions)

Observer bands can be purchased in advance either through your dance studio or by creating your own independent account through our DanceBug registration portal. Observer bands will also be sold on site at the merchandise table the day of the dance convention. Observer bands may be limited at larger events so plan accordingly.

Dancers registered for the Mini room will receive one FREE observer band to enter the mini room only. If you have additional dancers in the Junior or Teen rooms, you will need to purchase a separate observer band to view those classes.

We highly encourage dancers to participate in the room they were registered for. After the first class, if the dancer feels the class is too challenging or not challenging enough, they may see a Turn It Up Crew Member to switch rooms. Level changes are not guaranteed after the first class.

If your teachers are interested in taking class, you will register them as a TEACHER/ADULT. Registered teachers will receive a special band that allows them to participate in all level classes. Please contact our office for special teacher rates.

If your teacher just wants to view class and not participate, you can register them as an OBSERVER.

Every studio registration will receive one free Studio Director wristband. If you have more than one studio director attending, you will need to register the additional directors on your Dance Bug registration.

We offer 3 class levels, Mini (recommended for dancers ages 6-8), Junior (recommended for dancers ages 9-12), and Teen (recommended for dancers ages 12-18). Dancers age 12 can register for the Teen class if they are an advanced dancer and the junior class if they are an intermediate or beginner dancer. Studio directors can use their discretion when registering these dancers.

Dancers ages 19 and up must register as a Teacher/Adult and are ineligible for scholarship opportunities.

All are welcome to attend, and observer bands are not required. During this time, select  Master Teachers will perform, scholarships will be awarded to selected dancers in all levels, and dancers will have the opportunity to score autographs and take photos with their favorite teachers.

Final convention schedules with class styles and teachers will be sent to the email on your DanceBug account 1 week prior to the event. Class styles may include, but are not limited to: Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Fusion, Improv, and Technique.

Master Teachers will select outstanding dancers in each level room to receive National Dance Team invitations and Scholarship Dollars that can be used towards any future Turn It Up Dance Challenge Regional & National Competitions or Conventions. Teachers may also award stand out students assistant teacher scholarships to assist faculty at future conventions (not guaranteed at all events).

Dancer’s may choose to bring their own lunch and, in some instances, concessions may be available at select venues. More information about lunch recommendations for your specific event will be emailed to registered attendees about one week prior.

Water stations in the dance rooms are not guaranteed and vary depending on venue regulations. Please plan accordingly to provide your dancers with plenty of water for the day.

We currently hold conventions in Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Register Early, Space is Limited!

Contact us for Group Rates!