Join the Fun and Excitement!
As National Director and owner, I work hard to take the edge off the competition and keep it Fun, Relaxed and Stress-free!
Whether you are a small or large school or a new or a seasoned competition school, you will be at home here.
Your students will have a fun & educational experience at the Step Up 2 Dance Convention and Competition.
I understand the difficult job of a Studio Owner and the demands upon teachers and choreographers. And, so Entry fees are kept affordable and competition hours are child-friendly for less stress to parents.
Dancers are nurtured, recognized and rewarded during their competition experience with us. As the owner and director, I work tirelessly to encourage your students to develop a lifelong passion for dance, to be appreciative of their teachers, to stay in dance class and stay loyal to your dance school.
Although Step Up 2 Dance has a scholarship awards system, it's not about the Win. It’s about the journey, the passion, the friendships, and the student’s growth.
This coming season, once again joining us, Director Ricky Whitfield (Norweigan ), Kim Larson (Show Mgr RI/NH), Tricia (Show Mgr, NJ), Claire (Show Mgr, MA, ME) and David Bovat (Dean of Judge) along with a wonderful team of dance educators, master teachers & support crew are thrilled to serve you.
Over the past 30 years I have served thousands of dance schools of all sizes in multiple states, many of whom return year after year.
We are constantly evaluating every aspect of the event to provide the most wonderful experience possible for students and their families. Our master teachers and judges are not the current reality show tv stars; they are professional dancers with extensive teaching experience who are respected by the dance community for their proven skill.
I invite you to visit the Step Up 2 Dance Studio Owner Page. Read some of the 100’s of teacher letters and testimonials who will attest to their experience. You will hear Fun, Quality, Professional and Outstanding Customer Assistance many times over.
I am proud to serve you and look forward to seeing you this coming season. Thank you for your business,
SU2D Dean of Judges
Head Dance Dept
BayPath Univ, CT
Artistic Director & Show Manager
AZ, CT, NJ, NY
Ricky, Artistic Creative Director & Show Tour Director
Ricky was a Judge, Adjudicator, then Show Manager. He directs shows in NY, NH, RI, MA plus our 3 Nationals! *Arizona *New England *Atlantic City.
Tricia, Show Manager
She oversees Step Up 2 Dance events in New Jersey and New York. She has been a tabulator, house manager and Judge for us over the years in NY and NJ.
David, Lead Master Teacher & Head Judge
Lead artist on our Master Class Convention & Workshop series. He is also our Head Judge every weekend in all shows New England. In addition Mr. David is the Dean of Judges for Step Up 2 Dance Regionals and Nationals in New Hampshire and New Jersey.
Erin Judge, Master Class Teacher
Teaches Advanced Ballet, Pointe & Mus Th. Erin owned one of NE’s top dance training ctr and has studied at Alvin Ailey American NYC , then toured “Dance Prism” Ballet Co and is a Dean College Alum
Brandon, Adjudicator & Judge
B.A. Point Park University, Brandon is a professional dancer with The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company and is a head judge on our NY, NJ panel.
Suzie, Tabulator & Judges Manager
Keeping the Judges Desk organized, Suzie, our Tabulator, & Judge’s Manager is teaching artist at Disney Theatrical.
Rayna, Lead Stage Manager
On the Step Up 2 Dance Tour for many years covering multiple states and Nationals, Rayna has been our announcer and Master Class assistant & demonstrator.
Ashley, Assistant Show Manager & Emcee
Ashley is a dancer for both the Lowell Spinners and the U Mass Lowell Dance Team! She is also lead demonstrator and assistant to the Master Teachers on the Step Up 2 Dance Convention Tour.
Paige, Stage Manager New England
Keeps the stage organized and on time for our New England Tour. She is a Dance Teacher and is also a lead assistant & demonstrator Step Up 2 Dance Convention Classes in Contemporary, Tap & Jazz.
Mary Beth, Head Judge & Adjudicator New England
Mary Beth is a Professor of Tap, at the UNH Dance Dept. UNH.
Kellcie, Judge & Master Class Artist
DanceWorks Boston Choreographer, Judge and Contemporary Teacher for Step Up 2 Dance Master Class Convention.
Jillian, Judge & Adjudicator
Has been on our panel in multiple states for many years. Jillian, double Master Degree, is a Dance Teacher & Choreographer for our New England shows.
Jamie, Adjudicator & Judge
A former dancer for Norwegian and Carnival Cruise Line, Jaimie is a Dance Teacher, Choreographer for MA NH, RI for Step Up 2 Dance.
Lizzie, Stage Manager
A former competitor and now a Dance Teacher, Lizzie keeps the stage organized and the show running smooth.
Caitlyn, Lead Stage Manager
Dance Teacher & Aerialist, Graduate of USF in business mgmt, Caitlyn handles front & back stage.
Rachel, Lobby Manager & Sales Associate
UNH ,veterinary assistant, Rachel handles, MA, ME, NH
Greta, Judge& Adjudicator
Dean College, BA, she has worked with choreographers including Denise Jefferson, Troy Powell and Dudley Williams of Alvin Ailey.
Leo, Judge & Adjudicator
Has taught Ballet, Jazz, Tap Contemporary, Lyrical and Hip Hop for over 25 years and is a Judge for Step Up 2 Dance MA
Doreen, Judge & Adjudicator
is a certified instructor through DEA, EEA, NAC-AP, AFAA, IDEA, and is currently a member of Dance Educators. She is the owner of a prominent Dance Studio.
Marco, Judge & Adjudicator
Step Up 2 Dance Judging Panel for our West Coast tour.
Faith, Assistant Lobby Manager
Lifelong competitive dancer on the Step Up 2 Dance competition circuit, Faith handles Sales at our trade shows, competitions and is a demonstrator in Contemporary, Jazz & Tap on the Step Up 2 Dance Convention Tour.
Kailyn, Sales Customer Relations Associate
Long-time competitive dancer on the Step Up 2 Dance competition circuit, Kailin handles sales & customer relations Step Up 2 Dance Convention Tour.
Alexia, Sales Customer Assistant Lobby Manager
Long-time competitive dancer on the Step Up 2 Dance competition circuit, handles sales & customer relations Step Up 2 Dance Convention Tour.
Devyn, Sales Associate Public Relations Intern
A dancer with Step Up 2 dance, now College Dance Student at Marymount, Devyn is our NJ/NY sales associate responsible for social media and public relations.
Keely, Sales Associate, Assistant Lobby Manager
From Iowa, Keeley, attending AMDA, NYC is a dancer & actress on tour with us in NY, NJ Competitions and Conventions.