We believe dancers are best served when they are fully immersed in a real-world, training experience in order to test their limits, hone their unique skills and develop their artistry and technique. DEViATE Dance aims to create these experiences, within a nurturing environment, by challenging the conventional ways to better prepare dancers to Go In and Stand Out.

Meet The Team

Nina Hudson

Co-Director

New York Spectacular; Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Don’t Bother Me I can’t Cope

Dylan Pearce

Co-Director

Radio City Asst. Choreographer, Pitbull

Laura Edwards

Justin Bieber; Britney Spears; SYTYCD

Jalen Preston

Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

Tanner Lane

Chicago the Musical; Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Dancer and Singer)

Sophie Silnicki

Radio City Rockette, Little Dancer

Justin Prescott

Kiss Me Kate, Head Over Heels, Cirque du Soleil Paramour

Chrisine Sienicki

Radio City Rockette; Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Fosse/Verdon

Amy Ruggiero

Carousel; Come Fly Away; American Repertory Ballet

James Alonzo

Cardi B; Travis Scott

Jessica Walker

Wicked; Paramour; SMASH

Justina Aveyard

Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Broadway Dance Lab

Kristin Seneca

Sugar Hill Gang; MTV2

Matthew Winnegge

Chicago the Musical; Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Nathalie Marrable

An American in Paris; Step Up

Nicolas de la Vega

Saturday Night Fever; Los Angeles Ballet

Chris Ralph

Sonya Tayeh; FKA Twigs

Sophie Holloway

Rockette; SYTYCD

A dance convention in the comfort of your studio. Let us create the perfect event for you and your students. Nothing too big or too small. Our Team of working professionals offer instruction for every style of dance. All accommodations for our DEViATE Team included in every convention!



What’s New for 2021

Critique Tapes for Teachers

Teachers will receive one critique tape for each of their routines, with feedback tailored specifically for teachers' ears. This critique tape will come from one faculty member, who is focused exclusively on providing constructive and meaningful verbal feedback and not scoring the routines.

Teacher Seminar

The Process is also a time for teachers to come together, network, and hone their own skills. We will offer a teacher seminar specifically for studio owners and their staff to discuss what we are seeing in the dancers and offer ideas to help your students when you are back in the studio.

Mini Mania

Dance is often inspired by other art forms. That’s why we’ve added a new session for the mini’s to help them “flex those creative muscles” - from drawing, to creative play.

Parent/Teacher Classes

We know it’s a long weekend for the parents and teachers, and you need some time to let loose and get moving. That is why we are offering some fun options for you to show off your skills. Don’t worry, no dance experience required!

UPCOMING EVENTS







goal.

to rethink the norm.

change.

the face of dance competitions

shift.

the focus back to the classroom.

result.

dancers can reach their full potential.

No Fee Competition

Expensive competition fees are a thing of the past. Every studio receives 10 free competition routines! We believe competition should be about quality, not quantity. That is why we’ve limited the number of routines that can be entered to 15 per studio. By doing so, we spend less time competing and more time in classes learning.

Critique Tapes for Teachers

Teachers will receive one critique tape for each of their routines, with feedback tailored specifically for teachers' ears. This critique tape will come from one faculty member, who is focused exclusively on providing constructive and meaningful verbal feedback and not scoring the routines.

The other three judges will be responsible for scoring the routines and therefore, will not be providing verbal feedback. We know it's a little different from the typical competition, but we aren't the typical competition!

For dancers, we believe the real value in competition comes from the performance experience, but the classroom is where our faculty can give constructive, meaningful, individual feedback to dancers. That is why we will be leaving the dancer critiques to the classroom, where we can work with students, hands-on, in order to help them improve. In addition, during the Audition Lab, all Juniors and Seniors will receive personalized, written feedback to take home.

Critique Tapes for Teachers

Teachers will receive one critique tape for each of their routines, with feedback tailored specifically for teachers' ears. This critique tape will come from one faculty member, who is focused exclusively on providing constructive and meaningful verbal feedback and not scoring the routines.

The other three judges will be responsible for scoring the routines and therefore, will not be providing verbal feedback. We know it's a little different from the typical competition, but we aren't the typical competition!

For dancers, we believe the real value in competition comes from the performance experience, but the classroom is where our faculty can give constructive, meaningful, individual feedback to dancers. That is why we will be leaving the dancer critiques to the classroom, where we can work with students, hands-on, in order to help them improve. In addition, during the Audition Lab, all Juniors and Seniors will receive personalized, written feedback to take home.

Scoring

We will be awarding the top 3 routines in each division. Everyone that competes will receive a Certificate of Completion, congratulating them for getting out there, showcasing their hard work and preparation, and performing to the best of their ability. (Don't worry, we have a few special Awards too!)




Audition Lab

  • An interactive experience where students receive live/written feedback.
  • Theatre, Commercial, and Concert dance combos
  • Your chance to become a STANDOUT!
  • Learn and practice how to audition
  • Juniors and Seniors only

Sweat It Out

  • Wide range of classes
  • Focus on the details
  • Rehearsal and Tech process
  • ALL THE FUN!!!

Performance

  • EVERY STUDENT will showcase what they’ve learned throughout the weekend
  • Awards and scholarships
  • Faculty talk back
  • Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the show!



Testimonials

"Very impressed with the personal attention each dancer received. MUCH DIFFERENT that the average convention. Kids had tons of fun and learned so much!”

Sherry Hess,
Owner, Variations Dance

"The most valuable convention my students have ever attended. It is truly unlike anything else!"

Jennifer McLaughlin,
Owner, Center for Dance Arts

"The Process has an inspiring and logical method of teaching that truly connected and motivated our F.A.T.E students. We can’t speak highly enough of this dance experience!”

Kathleen Norton,
Owner, F.A.T.E.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Texas Joffrey will be giving out MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS at all of our 2021 events!

Texas Joffrey has 4 summer programs

  • Pre-Professional Experience (ages 19-25)
  • Session 1 (ages 15-19)
  • Session 2 (ages 12-15)
  • Session 3 (ages 9-12)

More info on Texas Joffrey

CONTACT US

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P.O. Box 20
Midtown Station
New York, NY 10018
(646) 470-7015 info@deviatedance.com