One-stop shopping is a powerful concept. It’s made Walmart and Costco into retail giants. And it’s what makes the UDMA Dance Resource & Costume Show a must-visit event for the savvy dance studio owner or teacher.
Whether you’re looking for costumes, shoes, dancewear, flooring, music, competitions, or business tools, it’s all under one roof—and it’s all hands-on. You don’t have to hope and pray that the Mouse King costume you’re considering will look the way it does in the catalog or on the website: You can examine the stitching and see the colors for yourself.
You also can talk one-on-one with experts whose tips on everything from advertising to light boards can make your business run more smoothly, so you can focus on what you care most about: teaching dance.
You’re trying to stretch every dollar a little farther in these tough times; suppliers will have special show-only deals and opportunities to offer you. And admission is priced right for the recession-weary: It’s free.
Plus, this year the show has an added attraction: A teacher appreciation party on the showroom floor.
With five cities on the 2010 schedule, chances are that one will be handy for you. Here’s the lineup:
September 18-19: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California
September 25-26: Gwinnett Convention Center, Duluth, Georgia
October 2-3: Humble Civic Center, Houston, Texas
October 9-10: Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey
October 16-17: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Illinois (suburban Chicago)
To learn more or to register, visit www.udma.org.