Tremaine Dance Convention Observations

I have completed 20 years with Tremaine Dance Conventions as of July, 2019.

Here are 10 extremely random statements/observations:

  1. Videos have changed the dynamics of the industry. In the beginning recordings were prohibited. Today the vid is everything. 
  2. Some parents give me updates on their kids when I say to the parent, “How are YOU doing?”
  3. I still get lost in hotels – including ones I’ve been to more than a dozen times.
  4. Room service is not for me given the financials. My hotel bill is always the same: zero. I travel with sustenance.
  5. Some of my best friends are dance educators. Where would the industry be without them?
  6. I’m ok adjudicating 100+ competition numbers in one sitting. As the daughter of a dance studio owner, I know a thing or two about the work involved readying performers for stage.
  7. Contemporary dance is in fashion. As of this writing, the “knee-drop” trend is on it’s last leg.
  8. Showing lots of derriere while performing is not cool. It’s called SHOW BUSINESS, not SHOW YOUR BIZ-NESS.”  Place your butt cheeks in a seat, not under bright stage lights.
  9. Flexibility does not a dancer make. Additionally, excessive tricks, splits, and flips when executed without artistry, technical foundation, or purpose – leave me yearning for… well, DANCE.
  10. Faculty positions on dance conventions are coveted. We make get our egos stroked, make nice money, and do what we love. I’m grateful for the tappy years.

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