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Thank you to all of our studios and dance families for their continued support and patience as we navigate through this next stage of government restrictions.

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a LIVE, in-person event in Ontario!

Americana Conference Resort Spa & Waterpark

Niagara Falls, ON

Wednesday, August 18 - Friday, August 20, 2021

Studio Block Style, Live Judges, Limited Audience

Masks must be worn indoors (dancers can remove masks to perform)

Social Distancing in affect

REGISTRATION FULL

Get your dancers on stage before the end of Summer!

As always, we are pleased to provide FREE PHOTOS & VIDEOS to all contestants, FREE Live Stream, FREE Virtual Awards Shows, and thousands of dollars in CASH PRIZES!

Virtual Awards Shows

Novice & Part-Time Saturday, August 28 5pm EST

Competitive Sunday, August 29 5pm EST

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JUDGE #1

DAVID COX

ST. CATHERINES, ONTARIO

David Cox has been dancing since the age of 2, as he was brought into this world by a musical family. His father a Motown artist and his mother a dance teacher. At 13 he made his first trip to NYC on scholarship and that would change his life forever. Studying with some of the best dancers in the world he began to realize that tap dance was his passion not forgetting his extensive training in jazz, ballet and modern. Since becoming a professional he has gone on to perform for and at the following: YTV Achievement Award Winner 1999 Dance Category, 'Bojangles' the Showtime movie starring Gregory Hines, the international sensation 'STOMP', Juno Awards, Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, ADIDAS, Hoofers House Harlem NYC. He has been on MTV Canada as a choreographer and dancer for "MTV Live: Dancing with the Hosts" and Much Music's Black History Month. David has shared his passion with the world as a featured performer in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies and is a sought after adjudicator and teacher across North America. He is also proud to be a member of a band called Theatre Crisp where he taps as added percussion. He is regular faculty at the Tap Dance Centre in Mississauga among other surrounding area studios.  His happy go lucky and energetic attitude is contagious to those around him, and urges others to pick up a tap and discover the music they can make.

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JUDGE #2

LORI KARGES

WATERLOO, ONTARIO

Lori Karges is the owner and artistic director of Davenport Dance Project, a successful dance studio located in Waterloo, Ontario.  She has been teaching dance for over 25 years in ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical.  She has taught at many workshops and has adjudicated at a regional and national level in both Canada and the United States.  Under her direction, many studio have won prestigious awards locally and nationally and she has won numerous choreography awards.  Lori has choreographed the Canadian Show Dance Team for four years, representing Canada in Reisa, Germany.  She also has many students who have gone onto professional careers in dance including theatre, dance companies, cruise lines, and dance instructors.  One of Lori's long time students performed in Michael Jackson's Cirque du Soleil show touring around the world. It is Lori's belief that education in dance is vital to our industry and therefore, continues to expand her knowledge and training each year by taking part in seminars and conventions that help her maintain high standards.  Lori is looking forward to an amazing week of dance and wishes all dancers the best of luck!

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JUDGE #3

PETER CHRISTO

PARIS, ONTARIO

Peter is SUPER pumped to be back at Terpsichore!

He has been blessed to perform around the world. From performances of A Chorus Line, Grease as well Joseph and The Amazing Techhnicolor Dreamcoat. The 5 years spent singing and dancing with Carnival Cruise Lines allowed him to get a true feel for travel and to absorb dance within other cultures. As an adjudicator he has been able to pass his knowledge on North America wide and being the First Canadian to judge the World Tap and Showdance Competition in Riesa, Germany was and still is a huge Honour. His training in all genres of dance put forth the mindset that versatility is a blessing. This has allowed his students to flourish and have careers in television, professional companies and to following in his footsteps and become teachers and choreographers.

So over the next few days open your mind, leave it all on the floor and just be your amazing selves.