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Thank you for attending - DanceLife & Dance Teacher Summit

Posted by Sara Firman on Aug 18, 2015 2:37:52 PM

The Dance The World team would like to thank all of the dance studio directors & teachers that attended DanceLife Teacher Conference in Scottsdale, AZ and Dance Teacher Summit in Long Beach, CA. Both conferences were a huge success! We really enjoyed getting the chance to chat with everyone in attendance and the opportunity to spread the word of Dance The World! 

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Topics: Celebrity Appearances, Conference, chelsie hightower

DTW at Dance Teacher Summit and DanceLife

Posted by Sara Firman on Jul 17, 2015 12:21:14 PM

We'd love to see you! Dance The World is excited to announce our appearances at the following upcoming conferences! Make sure to stop by our booth at each location for exciting information, giveaways and updates.

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Topics: Dance The World

Have your questions answered by Chelsie Hightower!

Posted by Sara Firman on Apr 23, 2015 1:24:09 PM

If you are traveling to Dance The World 2015 for our Celebrity Week (June 23-26) you will have the exclusive chance to meet the So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars performer, Chelsie Hightower!

In addition to the meet & greet and rehearsal warm up, Chelsie will be sharing her inspirational story at the Farewell Gala Dinner on June 25th. After hearing from her, we will open up a Q&A session for the chance to have Chelsie answer some of your very own questions!

So this is what we need from YOU. If you are traveling to Dance The World during our Celebrity Week, please send your questions for Chelsie, along with your name and dance studio, to maryann@wcv.com by Friday, May 29th. Once we receive your entries, the Dance The World team will choose and may ask YOUR questions to Chelsie. Please keep in mind that all questions should relate to dancing or Chelsie's career in some way!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dance The World




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Topics: Dance The World, Contests, Celebrity Appearances

Fundraising: How One Small Dance Studio Made It Big

Posted by Sara Firman on Feb 18, 2015 9:23:21 AM

When thinking of attending Dance The World, there is usually a common thought running through every studio director's mind - "How will I give all of my students the opportunity to come on this trip?". Fundraising is usually the answer. It is a fun way to raise money and create memorable, team building moments along the way! With the overwhelming task of planning and executing fundraisers, we wanted to share a success story of SweetE's Dance, a small dance studio from Quitman, Georgia traveling with us to Dance The World 2015!

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Topics: Dance The World, Fundraising

Spotlight: Celebrity Week 2015 with Chelsie Hightower

Posted by Sara Firman on Feb 4, 2015 4:09:00 PM

As Dance The World 2015 quickly approaches, we are getting more and more excited for our celebrity guest week featuring Chelsie Hightower. As stated in our previous post, we are very honored to have Chelsie join our team for June 23-26, 2015. With all that Chelsie has done and accomplished at such an early age and with her continuing career, we find her to be the perfect role model for our dancers!

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Topics: Dance The World, Celebrity Appearances

Disney for the Holidays: Top Picks

Posted by Sara Firman on Dec 19, 2014 12:14:29 PM

With the holidays in motion and Disney World as a top destination for this time of year, we have put together a list of our top favorite holiday events found throughout the parks! We hope everyone has a joyous holiday season. Stay safe and have fun!

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Topics: Travelling to Disney World

Dance The World's Makeup Artists: Nicole Rogers & Lauren Smeraglia

Posted by Sara Firman on Nov 5, 2014 1:04:20 PM

Any dancer would agree that a very important aspect of a their performance is the makeup! As if the sparkling faces of the Dance The World performers are not enough, we have brought on exclusive makeup artists Nicole Elle Rogers, from New York City and Lauren Smeraglia from Alabama to help brighten up the stage!

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Topics: Dance The World

Announcing the UDMA winner of free airfare!

Posted by Sara Firman on Oct 29, 2014 2:02:33 PM

As some of you may know, Dance The World just finished up attending all three shows with United Dance Merchants of America. It was a fun and exciting time for us in Georgia, New Jersey and Illinois, where we were given the opportunity to meet dance teachers and studio owners from all over the country!  

We were honored to be able to spread the word about our experience and we wanted to give back to those who took the time to meet with us! For those of you who stopped by our booths, thank you! And a special congratulations to Nicole from Elite Dance Academy in Buford, GA. Nicole will be recieving 2 free airfare tickets to the destination of her choice within the continental United States!

Again, we would like to extend a big thank you to all of those who came to visit us at UDMA. We look forward to hopefully seeing you at Dance The World 2015, 2016 and beyond! 

If you were unable to attend and would like more information, contact us today!

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Topics: Dance The World, Contests

Dance The World Celebrity Announcement: Chelsie Hightower

Posted by Sara Firman on Oct 22, 2014 4:43:09 PM

Dance The World is thrilled to announce a very exciting addition to the already amazing opportunity for dancers: the chance to meet So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars performer, Chelsie Hightower!

Chelsie began her career at the young age of 9 years old. Within a couple of years she found her true passion for all styles of dance and hasn't stopped since! Chelsie went on to compete on season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance, where she made it all the way to the top 6!

With the completion of her SYTYCD tour, she received the call to become a part of season 8 of Dancing with the Stars. Over the last seven seasons that Chelsie has been on DWTS, she has continued to amaze the audience with her talent and love for dance. 

With all that Chelsie has done and accomplished at such a early age, we find her to be the perfect role model for our dancers! She will be joining us during our second weekend of Dance The World, June 23-26.

Performers will be given the chance to meet and take pictures with Chelsie at the group rehearsal and hear more of her inspirational story when she speaks at the Farewell Gala Dinner on June 25th. Also, for the chance to learn from Chelsie, she will be holding a Master Class Workshop on the last day of event – June 26th.

Contact us today for further information on how you can meet Chelsie Hightower!

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Topics: Dance The World, Announcements, Celebrity Appearances

Five-Course Fall Inspired Meal

Posted by Sara Firman on Oct 15, 2014 3:43:57 PM

Carrots and squash and apples - oh my! With the leaves starting to change and the air becoming crisp, we are all looking to stay warm with the cold weather approaching. What better way than with some hearty fall-inspired meals? With the holiday season right around the corner, we would like to share some of our favorite fall recipes for inspiration to all of our Cook Around The World chefs in preparation for their hands on cooking experience! Please feel free to experiment and change the recipes how you see fit and most importantly, have fun! Let us know if you have any recipes that you'd like to share for fall time in the kitchen.

Hosting a party? You can also use this meal planner that we have put together. We have included the recipes below and left space to add in your favorite comfort foods. This will help to organize everything in one place as you build a menu, assisting you in creating a flawless and perfect event for your guests!

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Topics: Cook Around The World, Recipes