Join the Fun and Excitement!

Carol Wallace PortraitAs National Director and owner, I work hard to take the edge off the competition and keep it Fun, Relaxed and Stress-free!

Whether you are a small or large school or a new or a seasoned competition school, you will be at home here.

Your students will have a fun & educational experience at the Step Up 2 Dance Convention and Competition.

I understand the difficult job of a Studio Owner and the demands upon teachers and choreographers. And, so Entry fees are kept affordable and competition hours are child-friendly for less stress to parents.

Dancers are nurtured, recognized and rewarded during their competition experience with us. As the owner and director, I work tirelessly to encourage your students to develop a lifelong passion for dance, to be appreciative of their teachers, to stay in dance class and stay loyal to your dance school.

Although Step Up 2 Dance has a scholarship awards system, it's not about the Win. It’s about the journey, the passion, the friendships, and the student’s growth.

This coming season, once again joining us, Director Ricky Whitfield (Norweigan ), Kim Larson (Show Mgr RI/NH), Tricia (Show Mgr, NJ), Claire (Show Mgr, MA, ME) and David Bovat (Dean of Judge) along with a wonderful team of dance educators, master teachers & support crew are thrilled to serve you.

Over the past 30 years I have served thousands of dance schools of all sizes in multiple states, many of whom return year after year.

We are constantly evaluating every aspect of the event to provide the most wonderful experience possible for students and their families. Our master teachers and judges are not the current reality show tv stars; they are professional dancers with extensive teaching experience who are respected by the dance community for their proven skill.

I invite you to visit the Step Up 2 Dance Studio Owner Page. Read some of the 100’s of teacher letters and testimonials who will attest to their experience. You will hear Fun, Quality, Professional and Outstanding Customer Assistance many times over.

I am proud to serve you and look forward to seeing you this coming season. Thank you for your business,

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Show Manager

David Portrait

Head, SU2D Convention Tour
Dean of Judges

Kim Portrait

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Ricky Whitfield

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Tricia Portrait

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Our Crew

Kim PortraitKim, Show Manager
Kim has been  here for 20 years in all phases of the competition . competitive Dancer, Teacher, Adjudicator, Special Awards Judge, Lead Judge,  Announcer, Show Manager and advanced to Show Director in Multiple States

RickyRicky, Artistic Creative Director & Show Tour Director
He has been here for 15 years  as an Judge, Adjudicator, then Announcer, Manager and then onto Show Manager and Director . He directs our shows in NY and Arizona.

Tricia, Show ManagerTricia, Show Manager
She oversees Step Up 2 Dance events in New Jersey and New York. She has been a tabulator, house manager and Judge for us over the years and now a SHOW Manager for NY and NJ.

David, Lead Master Teacher & Head JudgeDavid, Head SU2D Convention Tour Dean of Judgesd
Lead artist on our Master Class Convention & Workshop series. He is also our Head Judge every weekend in all shows New England. In addition Mr. David is the Dean of Judges for Step Up 2 Dance Regionals and Nationals in New Hampshire and New Jersey.

ErinErin, Judge, Master Class Teacher
Teaches Advanced Ballet, Pointe &  Mus Th. Erin owned one of NE’s top dance training ctr and has studied at Alvin Ailey American NYC , then toured  “Dance Prism” Ballet Co and is a Dean College Alum

ClaireClaire, Show Manager
Comp Team instructor & choreographer with extensive experience working with youth of all ages and abilities,
Claire former head Choreographer for the Providence College Dance Team is a Show Manager on our New Endland Tour.

Brandon, Adjudicator & Judge  Brandon, Adjudicator & Judge  
B.A. Point Park University, Brandon is a professional dancer with The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company and is a head judge on our NY, NJ panel.

Suzie, Tabulator & Judges ManagerSuzie, Show Manager
Keeping the show organized and running smooth Suzie, (Disney Theatrical Artist) is a Manager our Shows in NewYork and New Jersey.

Rayna, Lead Stage Manager Rayna, Lead Stage Manager
On the Step Up 2 Dance Tour for many years covering multiple states and Nationals, Rayna is a Show Announcer and Assistant Manager and has taught Master Tap on our conventions.

Ashley, Assistant Show Manager & EmceeAshley, Assistant Show Manager & Emcee
Ashley is a dancer for both the  Lowell Spinners and the U Mass Lowell Dance Team! She is also lead demonstrator and assistant to the Master Teachers on the Step Up 2 Dance Convention Tour.

Jamie, Adjudicator & JudgeJamie, Adjudicator & Judge
A former dancer for Norwegian and Carnival Cruise Line, Jaimie is a Dance Teacher, Choreographer for MA NH, RI for Step Up 2 Dance.

Mary Beth, Head Judge & Adjudicator New EnglandMary Beth, Head Judge & Adjudicator New England
Mary Beth is a Professor of Tap, at the UNH Dance Dept. UNH.

Kellcie, Judge & Master Class ArtistKellcie, Judge & Master Class Artist
DanceWorks Boston Choreographer, Judge and Contemporary Teacher for Step Up 2 Dance Master Class Convention.

Jillian, Judge & Adjudicator Jillian, Judge & Adjudicator
Has been on our panel in multiple states for many years. Jillian, double Master Degree, is a Dance Teacher & Choreographer for our New England shows.

Paige, Stage Manager New EnglandPaige, Stage Manager New England
Keeps the stage organized and on time for our New England Tour. She is a Dance Teacher and is also a lead assistant & demonstrator Step Up 2 Dance Convention Classes in Contemporary, Tap & Jazz.

ArianaAriana, Asst. Show Manager, Dance Teacher / Choreographer,
Asst. Show Manager for our Arizona comps & conventtions overseeing all departments.

McKennaMcKenna, Retail Manager, Grad of Dean & BDC Professional School,
look for McKenna at our NJ and NY shows, trained on our depts, she is here to assist all your needs.

Sami Crew ImageSammi, Tabulator & Tech Manager
Managing the Judges & Tabulation, Sammi is in charge of Scores and Judges comments.

Jill Crew ImageJill, Tabulator & Tech Manager
Overseeing the Judges & Tabulation, Jill handles Scores and Judges comments.

Kiana Crew Image Kiana, Stage Manager
Keeping the Line Up Organized & the Stage Running on Time on our New England Tour, Kiana is a Dance Teacher herself and understands the needs of students & teacher needs.

HeatherHeather, Stage Manager
an accomplished profession actress & dancer/ performer,Heather keeps us Organized & on Time in NEW JERSEY.

HeatherRachel, Stage Manager
Managing the Stage and Awards in NJ for us is Rachel, professional dancer, actress, performer from Texas,

KarylKaryl, Stage Manager
Dance Teacher/ Coach, Race Car driver/ ‘ K ‘ is our stage and awards manager, upstate, She is your go to on stage for any teachers or performers needs.

Alicia Crew Image Alicia, Sales & Tech Manager
Retail Manager & Tab Manager, Alicia is on tour with us in multiple states.

GretaGreta,  Judge & Adjudicator
Dean College, BA, she has worked with choreographers including Denise Jefferson, Troy Powell and Dudley Williams of Alvin Ailey.

Kaitlyn S.Kaitlyn, Front House Manager
Front House Lobby & Merchandize Manager (a dance teacher who grew up in our system) keeps us organized and looking great.

StevenSteven, Stage Manager
Meet Steven, Endicott College Dance Team, he’s our stage manager situated near the lobby. He will assist you with props, stage line up and any need you have.

Maria TMaria, Stage Manager New England
A Stage Manager & Dance Teachers, Keeps the show upbeat, fun and running smooth.

Melissa HMelissa, Asst. Retail Manager
A lifelong performer, her family owns a Dance School & Dance shop. See Melissa for Fun apparel at the show.

Marco, Judge & AdjudicatorMarco, Judge & Adjudicator
Step Up 2 Dance Judging Panel for our West Coast tour. Marco, having trained w/ Jaci Royal is Studio Manager for Cons. of Dance, and a Master Dance Instructor for our Conventions.

FaithFaith, Assistant Lobby Manager
Lifelong competitive dancer on the Step Up 2 Dance competition circuit, Faith handles Sales at our trade shows, competitions and is a demonstrator in Contemporary, Jazz & Tap on the Step Up 2 Dance Convention Tour.

LizzieLizzie, Stage Manager
A former competitor and now a Dance Teacher, Lizzie keeps the stage organized and the show running smooth.

CaitlynCaitlyn, Lead Stage Manager
Dance Teacher & Aerialist, Graduate of USF in business mgmt, Caitlyn handles front & back stage.

RachelRachel, Lobby Manager & Sales Associate
UNH ,veterinary assistant, Rachel handles, MA, ME, NH

Show Assistants: Erin, Blake, Jacalyn, Lauren, Alexia, Kailyn, Devyn