Joe Tremaine started dancing when he was 4, and hasn’t stopped since. Today, the charismatic, 6-foot-tall professional performer, master teacher, studio owner, friend of stars, and convention/competition owner can still pack a studio filled with eager students of all ages, and will certainly do so next summer at the DanceLife Teacher Conference.
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Joe Tremaine is the quintessential jazz dance pro. Growing up in the New Orleans area, immersed in what he calls “the best music on Earth,” Tremaine danced his way to New York City and Europe.
For four days in July and August, dozens of master teachers, business experts, inspirational speakers, and entrepreneurs shared their secrets for success with more than 700 attendees at the latest DanceLife Teacher Conference.
By Cheryl Ossola and Karen White Are We Having Fun Yet? This summer at the DanceLife Teacher Conference I was reminded of a good practice that’s easy to forget: if you want to engage people—in just about anything—make it fun. I can thank Dance Studio Life editorial assistant Arisa White . . .
Tremaine Dance Conventions recognized Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba and legendary performer Ann-Margret at its National Gala Show, held Sunday at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World, Orlando, Florida.
Joe Tremaine, internationally known as a choreographer, teacher, and producer of dance conventions and competitions, will share his jazz teaching skills with dance teachers from across the United States at this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference, held at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona July 30 through August 2.
Mark Kanemura, a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance and a tour dancer for Lady Gaga, has joined the Tremaine Dance Convention tour as a guest teacher. A native of Oahu, Hawaii, Kanemura will be guest teacher when Tremaine visits New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 4 and Austin, Texas, on December 11.
Hip-hop specialist Tony Bellissimo has joined the roster of Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions as a guest faculty member.
The DanceLife Teacher Conference has announced faculty members and curriculum offerings for its sessions in Scottsdale, Arizona, from July 30 to August 2, 2011.
“The Big Guns” feature some of the biggest names in the business, including John Crutchman, Brian Foley, Joe Lanteri, Tom Ralabate, Jo Rowan, Gregg Russell, Nancy and Art Stone, and Joe Tremaine. Together they share their inspiring stories of success in a very up-close and personal way. Hear about their mentors, their careers, their philosophies, and more. You’ll be touched by their candor and moved by their words of inspiration. Filmed at the 2009 DanceLife Teacher Conference, this is a unique chance to tap the expertise of some of the brightest minds in the field.
Nigel Lythgoe, the co-creator, producer, and judge of So You Think You Can Dance and former executive producer of American Idol, will receive the Tremaine Entertainer of the Year Award at the Tremaine Dance Conventions & Competitions National Finals Gala in Orlando, Florida, on July 10.
The legendary Joe Tremaine has had a tremendous impact on today’s dance world as a pro dancer, choreographer, school owner, master teacher, and an entrepreneur producing some of the largest and most respected dance events in the world. Joe shares his wisdom about success, teaching, and the life . . . his frank, inspiring, and often humorous words will move you.
Deadline is March 26 for submissions to Dancin’ Downtown, a performance and choreography competition produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS that offers applicants the chance to be seen on the stage of the Joyce Theater in New York.
Born in America at the beginning of the 20th century, jazz dance melds the spirit of improvisation with the discipline of applied technique in a style that constantly redefines and reinvents itself. Jazz dance is seen on stages and in movies, on streets and in clubs; it is taught in dance studios and researched at universities. Its history engages both the past and present in a uniquely American way.
An energetic vibe filled the air at the DanceLife Teacher Conference last August, with 585 attendees (mostly dance teachers, with a smattering of spouses and office managers) from the United States, Canada, Italy, and Mexico enjoying the luxe accommodations of The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ.
There’s no single way to make a go of a life in dance. But too often, young dancers limit themselves and thus their options. Not so for Desiree Robbins of Tremaine Dance Conventions, who set out to make a living in the dance field at an early age. She carved out her unique path by getting an early start, paying attention to the professionals around her, and developing the skills needed to diversify her income. Robbins’ story shows that equal measures of creativity, perseverance, and determination can make just about anything possible.
Too often we hear about the competition between dance teachers or school owners. But with all the great ideas out there, we’d all be better off (and so would our students) if we shared our collective wisdom instead of keeping it to ourselves. Take advantage of your fellow teachers’ generosity in sharing these successful practices—you just might find that a few of them fit you and your school perfectly.
During the first week of July (2007), Boston was home to hundreds of dance school owners and teachers, along with dozens of studio staff members and dance industry vendors. The event was the first DanceLife Teacher Conference, held July 3–6 at the Park Plaza Hotel in the heart of the city’s Back Bay district.