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 is Director, Ricky Whitfield (Norweigan ) , Show Mgr Julie Carter (Steps on Broadway) , Kim Larson (Show Mgr RI/NH) 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 to 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.
Kate, Judge & Master Teacher
Has a BFA Buffalo University and is a long-time member Zodiaque Dance Co having taught at PeridanceBure Barre and Columbia University.
Meg, Assistant Show Manager
House manager, tabulator announcer, Meg is an AMDA graduate and has toured NY, NJ, Fla and all New England with Step Up 2 Dance.
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.
Samantha V, House Manager & Tabulator
On the NJ & NY Show Tour, Samantha is the House Manager & Adjudicator.
Alyssa, Stage Manager/House Manager:
Her work has been showcased at The Kennedy Center, Utah Valley University, and Dean College, and her performance credits include The Ailey City Group Theatre, The Kennedy Center, and Gillette Stadium.
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.
Shannon, Judge & Special Awards
Emerson College BFA & Babson College MFA, She is a Dance teacher in the Boston area & the co-founder of the dance-theatre company Paradise Lost
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
Sandra, Lobby Manager NY/NJ shows
Sandra is mom to 2 dancing daughters and is a high school biology and human anatomy and physiology teacher, a senior class adviser, junior class adviser, and science club adviser. Sandra is an avid dance enthusiast
Caitlyn, Lead Stage Manager
Dance Teacher & Aerialist, Graduate of USF in business mgmt, Caitlyn handles front & back stage.
Lexi, Judges Asst & Tabulator
Communications Major at USF, Alexis is a former Title holder at Step Up 2 Dance.
Lauren, Sales Associate, Front Lobby
Univ of SouthFl, Tampa, handles reception and front of house
Mallory, House Manager, Judges’s Assistant &Tabulator
Director of Dance Boys & Girls Club of G. Westfield , Mallory, active in Theatre is also pursuing her MBA and active in Theatre.
Claire, Front House Manager
Dancer at Step Up 2 Dance for many years, Claire is a nursing major at UNH, studying to become a Certified Nurse Midwife.
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.
Samantha S, Stage Manager
Keeping us organized on the west Coast, Samantha is our Competition & Convention Stage Manager.
Alexia, Tabulator & Judges Assistant
Lifelong competitive dancer on the Step Up 2 Dance competition circuit, Alexia is now one of our Tabulators & Judges Assistant in MA & NH.
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.
Jacki, Sales Associate & Office Assistant
Lifelong competitive dancer on the Step Up 2 Dance competition circuit, Jackie handles Sales at our trade shows, competitions and is a demonstrator in Contemporary, Jazz & Tap on the Step Up 2 Dance Convention Tour.
Taylor, Sales Associate & Assistant Lobby Manager
Long-time competitive dancer on the Step Up 2 Dance competition circuit, Taylor handles sales & customer relations Step Up 2 Dance Convention Tour.
McKenzie, Sales Associate, Assistant Lobby Manager
Long-time competitive dancer at Step Up 2 Dance MA., McKenzie is an sales associate on the MA 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.
Alli, Stage Manager Intern, NY, NJ
Graduate of the Prof. School at Broadway Dance Center, Alli, a New England dancer, will be on the NY, NY tour for Step Up 2 Dance. She is also a demonstrator and assistant for our NY Dance Convention Workshops.
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.