DLTC’s Joe Tremaine: Putting the Pizazz in Jazz

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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EditorSpeak

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 . . .

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Competition Organizer and Jazz Expert Joe Tremaine to Teach at 2011 DanceLife Teacher Conference

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.

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SYTYCD Finalist Mark Kanemura Joins Tremaine Tour as Guest Teacher

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.

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Big Guns at the DLTC: The Brightest Minds in the Field

“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.

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Lythgoe Chosen as Entertainer of the Year by Tremaine

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.

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DanceLife TV | For Me Dance is Absolute Joy with Joe Tremaine

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.

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All That’s Jazz

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.

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Dance in the Desert

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.

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Desiree’s World

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.

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Collective Wisdom

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.

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The DanceLife Teacher Conference

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.

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