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Regional Dance Competitions

Opportunities for Studios of All Sizes and Levels!

Looking for a fun, affordable, professional, and organized dance competition near you?

Turn It Up Dance Challenge hosts Regional Dance Competitions that studio directors, dancers, and their families rave about. Turn It Up Dance Challenge is more than just a weekend of dancing and competing. Our team of crew members and judges work hard to guarantee everyone who attends Turn It Up Dance Challenge has a truly memorable, educational, and positive experience.

What makes Turn It Up Dance Challenge unique?

  • Our crew members are extremely caring and approachable. They are always available to help before, during, and after your scheduled competition.
  • Our scheduling is unique from other competitions and allows us to run on time to the minute and accommodate almost all scheduling requests. - Participants are eligible for overalls no matter when they perform in the schedule. Our overalls always fall on the last day of competition. If you are unable to attend an overall award ceremony, we are happy to mail your awards free of charge!
  • You will find well-versed, high caliber, professional judges at every competition.
  • We are proud to provide opportunities for studios and dancers to be a part of some of the largest events in the dance industry – Industry Dance Awards & Dance Worlds.
  • We offer 4 levels of competition to accommodate dancers of all different skills – Novice, Intermediate, Competitive, & Pro-Amateur.
  • Discounts are available for both new and returning studios.
  • Our competitions will always start after school on Fridays.

Are There TIU Dance Competitions Near Me?

This year Turn It Up Dance Challenge will be holding events in: North Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Michigan, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Virginia, Illinois, Maine, and Ohio. New locations are added every year. Let us know where you want to see a Turn It Up Dance Challenge regional competition!

What Other Events Does TIU Offer?

Dance Battle Winners at TIU Nationals

If you had a great time at one of our regional competitions, you'll LOVE our National events! Join us for a week of unforgettable fun every Summer. Take convention classes, meet new friends, “turn it up” at our infamous National’s party, and, of course, compete! Enjoy activities including the National Dance Team, National’s parties, and the much-anticipated Dance Battle!

This year's Nationals Locations:
Long Branch, NJ
Fox Woods Resort, CT
Ocean City, MD

Dance students at a convention

Join us during the months of October-December for our very popular and affordable one day Turn It Up Dance conventions! A full day of learning from the best in the industry. Take classes in various styles such as jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, tap, and Broadway! Learn cutting-edge choreography, win National Dance Team Invitations and Scholarship Dollars. At a Turn It Up convention you’ll meet and connect with many well-known and up-and-coming professionals in the dance industry. Conventions are currently offered in: Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. 

2019 Dance Competition Dates

15febAll Day17Greensboro, NC

15febAll Day17Atlanta, GA

22febAll Day24Detroit, MI

22febAll Day24Kansas City, MO

22febAll Day24Little Rock, AR

01marAll Day03Long Island, NY (Early)

01marAll Day03East Haven, CT **CALL

01marAll Day03Derry, NH (early) **CALL

08marAll Day10Neptune, NJ **CALL

08marAll Day10Sturbridge, MA **CALL

08marAll Day10East Rutherford, NJ (Early) **CALL

15marAll Day17Pittsburgh, PA

15marAll Day17Orlando, FL **CALL

15marAll Day17Albany, NY **CALL

22marAll Day24Buffalo, NY

22marAll Day24Bellingham, MA (Early) **CALL

29marAll Day31Sevierville, TN

29marAll Day31Toms River, NJ **CALL

29marAll Day31Louisville, KY

05aprAll Day07Lowell, MA **CALL

05aprAll Day07Philadelphia, PA **CALL

05aprAll Day07Lancaster, PA **CALL

12aprAll Day14Woonsocket, RI **CALL

12aprAll Day14East Rutherford, NJ (Late)

26aprAll Day28Biddeford, ME **CALL

26aprAll Day28Woodbridge, VA

26aprAll Day28Chicago, IL

03mayAll Day05Dayton, OH

03mayAll Day05Derry, NH (Late) **CALL

03mayAll Day05Long Island, NY (Late)

10mayAll Day12Bellingham, MA (Late)

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FAQs

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Where is the exact location of the dance competition?

Select your competition city on our Tour Dates page and the address of the venue will be listed.

How will I know when my son or daughter is dancing?

Approximately 10 days before your competition, your studio director will receive a final email including the performance schedule.
Souvenir programs with performance schedules will also be available for purchase at the competition.

My family would like to watch the competition. Is it free to watch?

Yes! All competitions are open to the public.

Is videotaping/taking photographs allowed at the competition?

No. For the safety of the dancers, there is absolutely no videotaping or photography allowed at the competition.

We do have a professional photographer and videographer at all of our events, and photographs and DVD’s will be available for purchase during and after the competition.

You can also visit our event results page, and many of our social media sites for photos and videos.

Do you accept independent entries? How do I register my child as an independent?

No, we do not accept independent entries for competition. You must be with a studio to compete at Turn It Up. We do however accept independent registration for our conventions.

What is the cut-off date for the age cateogies

Ages will be recorded as of January 1st which is the start of the season. Age categories for all entries will be determined by taking the average age of all participants in that entry dropping the decimal point.

  • Tiny 5 years & under
  • Mini 6-8 years
  • Junior 9-11 years
  • Teen 12-14 years
  • Senior Teen 15-18 years
  • Adult 19-30 years
  • Adult+ 30+ years

Where can I learn more about the rules and regulations?

Do I need to attend a Convention to compete at a Competition?

No, both competitions and conventions are optional. We do not require studios to attend both. Conventions are held in the fall from October to December and Competitions are held in the spring from February - July. 

Is there a limit to how many solos a dancer can compete

We do not have a limit as to how many solos a particular dancer can compete, however, soloists may only place once in the top 10 in their perspective age category.

If held in a ballroom, will there be a stage?

Yes, in all ballroom settings, we build our own stage that is lined with Marley Flooring. Stage dimensions and wing space vary per location.

What are your fees for competitions?

Studio directors, please call 617-283-8811 or email info@turnitupdance.com for our competition fees.

When do I need to get to my competition?

Please ask your studio director to find out when he or she wants you to arrive at the competition. Because we tend to run early, we ask that all dancers be ready to dance at least 1 hour prior to their scheduled time.

Anyone in the audience hoping to watch a particular dancer should be there one hour ahead of time as well.

Dancer’s need to check in with our backstage director at least 5 routines prior to their scheduled routine.

Where do I find photos and videos after competition?

You can view and purchase photo and video by visiting www.dancebug.com.

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