The Dance Academy of Loudoun Competition Team
Conventions, Workshops & Summer Programs
Each season our dancers have a plethora of opportunities to take classes from the top names in the industry through attending conventions, in studio workshops and summer programs.
We forego summer nationals in order to give our dancers an opportunity to attend the best summer programs. Our dancers spend their summer continually expanding their dance training so they are more than prepared for the next season.
Conventions are an excellent way for students to broaden their horizons and practice their auditioning skills. Each season we have students attend around 15 conventions. One convention is attended together as a studio and the others are attended individually or in small groups. We love helping students find their favorite conventions!
Our dancers have attended NYCDA, Jump, NUVO, 24/7 Dance, Monsters, Revel, Platinum, Radix, Kaos, ASH, and The Dance Awards.
In Studio Workshops
Each season we provide multiple free in studio workshops for our company dancers. This gives our students a wonderful opportunity to meet top choreographers in the industry right here in the comfort of their own studio.
Over the last several years we've had the pleasure of hosting Lauren Alston, Lorraine Audeoud Spiegler, Sheila Barker, Tracey Boon, Liz Borom, Kassidy Bright, Lauren Carnesi Daniels, Kendall Cherry, Cat Cogliandro, Barton Cowperthwaite, AC Ciulla, Kaitlynn Edgar, Laura Edwards, Teddy Forance, Thomas Ford, Rory Freeman, Karla Garcia, Britney Hall, Ryan King Johnson, Mitchell Kelly, Krista King-Doherty, Nicole Kirkland, Alek Palinski, Nick Silverio, Tracie Stanfield, Kristina Windom, and Alex Wong.
Our dancers spend there summers both in and our of the studio improving and working to be the best dancer they can be. We offer company summer camps in studio where students can work with our amazing in house faculty as well as guest teachers throughout the summer.
We also have students spend anywhere from one to 5 weeks away each summer at some of the best summer dance programs and nationals in the country. Over the last several years our dancers have had the honor of attending American Dance Festival, Joffrey Ballet School, Nutmeg Ballet, Governor's School, Houston Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Intensive, Broadway Dance Center, NYCDA Summer Intensive, Washington School of Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, The Rock School, American Ballet Theater, UNCSA, Dancerpalooza and more!