Hattiesburg - Dance Teachers United, a non-profit dance organization for dance teachers and students in the South, will make its way to back to Hattiesburg’s Lake Terrace Convention Center next week for the tenth year to hold its annual conference.
More than 25 studios from Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi will be represented at this regional conference.
Dance competitions will be held on Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29. On Sunday, January 30, guest teachers from across the country will offer workshops for dance instructors in attendance of the conference.
“The workshops help us expand our knowledge in dance from different areas of the country,” said Beverly Smith, secretary-treasurer for Dance Teachers United.
Local dance studios will be represented as well. According to Jennifer Odom-Townsend, owner of On Your Toes Dance Studio of Petal, her studio will enter more than 70 students in the competitions.
“Dance Teachers United is such a rewarding, Christian dance program,” said Odom-Townsend. “Much of our success as a studio comes from our involvement with Dance Teachers United and the encouragement that they provide. It’s great to host this program right here in the Pine Belt.”
The Lake Terrace Convention Center is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing, operating and promoting tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information, visitwww.HattiesburgConventionCommission.com.