Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Model Search!

Our 2011 dance clothing line is going to be AWESOME.  We have a NEW look and we need NEW models!  We are looking for models with dance experience, who have attended Turn It Up before.  Send your resumes, headshots, and/or professional photos to Melissa at info@turnitupdance.com before the January 14, 2011 deadline!  If you have any more questions just email or call 617-283-8811.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's National Hug a Dancer Day!

Make sure you hug all your dance students and fellow dancers today in celebration of 
National Hug a Dancer Day!
Melissa hugging one of our dancers!

Dance in the Movies!!

Black Swan - Natalie Portman
If there is a movie coming out with any type of DANCE in it...I'm probably going to go see it.  Let's see I loved Step Up, Honey, Center Stage, Save the Last Dance...then we have the oldies but goodies like Dirty Dancing, Footloose and Flashdance.  Black Swan is out in the theaters now, I'll admit it looks a little strange, but I'm going to give it a try.  If you have seen it, what did you think of it? Also, what's YOUR favorite dance movie?!

                 Save the Last Dance
Dirty Dancing

Friday, December 10, 2010

Reader’s Choice Top Dance Blogs of 2010 Competition!

Hey Everyone!!

We just found out about the Reader's Choice Top Dance Blogs of 2010 Competition!  We were hoping to get support for our blog from all of our awesome readers.  Comment on this blog post as many times as you want :)  Click the link below to get more details on the contest.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Our friends in Dance Teacher Magazine's "Ask the Experts"

The co-founders of DanceStudioOwner.com Kathy Blake and Suzanne Blake Gerety, who also happen to be good friends of ours here at Turn It Up Dance Challenge, are now going to be the featured writers for a column in Dance Teacher Magazine.  We are so proud of the two of them, as this is such a huge accomplishment!  Their column is called "Ask the Experts" so if you have any questions, direct them their way!  Kathy and Suzanne - Congratulations to you and we are so excited to read your monthly column!  To read more about this announcement click here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's Time To Go See The Nutcracker!!

It's the holiday season and if you're a dancer you know what that means...it's time to go see The Nutcracker!  There is nothing better than going to see the show with a group of your students or fellow dancers.  If you're nearby Boston, you know that the Boston Ballet puts on The Nutcracker year after year and they are offering a discount if you order 20 or more tickets!  Click here to buy tickets.  If you're not in the Boston area, just click here and find your location, it lists all performances by country and state, how convenient!

How many studios are putting on their own production of The Nutcracker??  If your studio is, be sure to send us your pictures and we will post them here for all of you to see!  Good luck performing...break a leg ;)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy 29th Birthday Britney Spears!

Today is Britney's 29th Birthday...she has been a dance icon for so long...so we wanted to wish her a very Happy Birthday!  This year she was on GLEE and launched her new perfume Radiance.

Here are some pictures of our favorite Britney performances :) Which music videos and performances have had some of your favorite choreography?

Baby One More Time at the VMAS

Oops I Did It Again!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dancers Responding to AIDS

In honor of World AIDS Day, we are making a donation to Dancers Responding to AIDS and we think you should join us all at Turn It Up Dance Challenge in helping this great cause.

The home page of the web site reads "We are Dancers Responding with Action...supporting people living with HIV/AIDS, social services for performing professionals, and women's health programs."  As dancers we need to unite and respond with action!

At each Turn It Up Dance Challenge competition we do a 50-50 raffle where we raise money for different causes.  During our 2011 competition season we will be raising money and donating to DRA.

Click here to donate!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!  All of us at Turn It Up Dance Challenge are thankful for being able to work with such talented dancers throughout the year!

Enjoy the day with your family and eat lots of turkey and stuffing and potatoes and cranberry sauce and more turkey and more stuffing and you get the idea :) Don't forget to save room for dessert!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dance Convention in Warwick, RI!

Master Class Teachers!!
Last Sunday on November 21 we held our second dance convention ever!  It was such a fun and exciting day for everyone involved!  There were some really amazing teachers...Peter Sabasino and Channing Cooke, both from Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance, to name a few!  Peter taught Broadway and Tap, of course, and Channing taught Contemporary.  Sarah-Kay Jerome from Static Noyze taught Hip-Hop and Cailin Caskey, who has a number of broadway shows under her belt, taught Jazz.  Macy Reeves, out of Broadway Connection, taught a Leaps and Turns class and also spoke during the seminar for studio owners and teachers, alongside Suzanne Gerety, co-founder of dancestudioowner.com.  

Channing Cooke teaching Contemporary!
A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended, we were so happy to have all of you there! Congratulations to all of the dancers that were recognized for their outstanding skill and effort...we hope you all enjoyed your prizes and accept your invitations to be a part of our Dance Team at Nationals this summer!  

Melissa and Lora inviting Stephanie onto the Dance Team!
We are looking forward to seeing you all during competition season and are so excited to plan more dance conventions for Fall 2011!  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Introducing Turn It Up Dance Challenge's Blog!

Hey Dancers!

The Turn It Up Team has decided to start blogging for all of our dancers and dance teachers out there!  We will keep you updated with events we have going on for the 2010-2011 convention and competition season.  Leave us comments and let us know what else you would like us to write about! 

Nationals 2010 with Russell, Kevin and Peter from SYTYCD!