Dance Academy USA is Headed to Nationals

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Dance Academy USA is headed to Hollywood, California for the Co. Dance National Finals. The event will take place between June 27th & July 1st at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

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We’re headed to nationals on the heels of so many impressive victories at various dance competitions this year. It’s a testament to our teams’ hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence.

Dance Academy USA (DAU) proudly announces that its dance competition team is headed to Nationals for the Co. Dance National Finals in Hollywood, California, from June 27th through July 1st.

Approximately 150 dancers from DAU are arriving at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California to both compete with and learn from some of the best of the best throughout the country. The dancers will compete in each of the following genres: Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap and Open.

The Dance Academy USA Production Company is an accelerated training program for those students who want additional performance opportunities. Dancers are required to take additional performance and technique classes and membership invitations are offered on an audition-only basis. All DAUPC members must re-audition every year, as the team is highly competitive, with slots available only for those that want to take their game to the next level. DAUPC has participated in countless dance competitions in the past and, in nearly each and every case, they have returned home with dozens of top awards.

Dance Academy USA's Competition Team was established in 1991, a year after the opening of the studio. "My vision was not just to have a competition team, but to provide much more for the dancers than dance." said DAU Co-founder, Jane Carter. "This is why the dance team is named ‘Production Company,’ because it is not just about dance." Her goal was to create an atmosphere where dancers are able to be challenged, receiving the best technique in a nurturing and encouraging environment.

Competition Team Manager, Loretta Carter, said "We’re headed to nationals on the heels of so many impressive victories at various dance competitions this year. It’s a testament to our teams’ hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence. They’re going to lay it all out on the stage – technique, teamwork, showmanship, and passion for dance. We couldn’t be prouder!"

Dance Academy USA is the largest dance studio in Northern California and has served the San Jose area dance community for over twenty years. DAU is a Bay Area Green Business which offers classes in tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, Zumba, hip hop and breakdancing. DAU is also known for their award winning competition team which is Nationally Ranked. To learn more about Dance Academy, please visit their website at DanceAcademyUSA.com. You can also contact DAU by phone at (408) 257-3211 or by email at OfficeTeam(at)DanceAcademyUSA(dot)com.

About the company: Dance Academy USA was founded in 1990 by James R. and Jane R. Carter. The business has since expanded in size, becoming the largest dance studio in Northern California with a staff with over 50 employees. Jane Carter is a graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in Human Performance and Fitness and a minor in Nutrition and Food Science. While at San Jose State University, Jane was a member of Spartan Spectrum Dance Team. While in college she was also selected as the Dole Corporation "Ambassador" which allowed her to teach dance in Japan. Additionally, Jane is a former dancer for the Golden State Warriors and a professional cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers.

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