Conferences for Dance Studio Owners (2023 & 2024)

Invest in yourself, and your business: make time in your schedule for a dance conference.

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With the hustle and bustle of registrations, recitals and performances, it’s easy to get swept up in the day-to-day activities of running a dance studio. We designed Akada Software to free you from a lot of the routine office administration – use that extra time wisely. One great way to boost your skills and reinvigorate your passion for running a dance studio is to get involved in networking events in the dance community.

Why attend a dance conference?

If you view the dance conferences below, you’ll see an agenda full of interesting and relevant speakers, addressing topics that can help you build your business. That’s the obvious benefit, but the secondary benefit many people don’t consider is the value of networking with your peers. Sometimes the best approach to a particular problem you’re dealing with won’t come from the podium but instead from another dance studio owner you happen to sit next to or who is across the table at a networking lunch. When you’re surrounded by like-minded professionals who collectively have hundreds of years of dance studio experience, you can tap into that wisdom in ways you’d never imagined.

Invest in yourself, and your business: make time in your schedule for a dance conference.

2023 Dance Studio Conferences

NDEO 2023 National Conference: Teaching is Leading: Embracing our Impact & Opportunity as Dance Educators

NDEO (National Dance Education Organization)

Sept. 29, 2023 – Oct. 1, 2023 — Denver, Colorado 

Embrace the impact of dance teachers as community leaders. Dance teachers are constantly guiding, managing, developing, advocating, directing, creating, and communicating. We set the tone for our classes; we build relationships with students, parents, and administrators; we overcome obstacles for the sake of our programs; and we advocate for dance and demonstrate its tremendous impact through our teaching.

2023 Virtual Conference: Extend


October 18, 2023 — Virtual

If you missed Dance/USA’s June 2023 conference in Atlanta, you can still enjoy some great dance curriculum by attending the virtual conference extension that begins Wednesday, October 18, 2023. The event offers three registration tiers, ranging from $20 to $180. If you’re holding out for the next in-person Dance/USA conference, mark your calendar for June 17-20, 2025 in Chicago, Illinois.

2024 Dance Teacher Conferences

CoDEO 10th Annual Dance Conference

CoDEO (Colorado Dance Education Organization)

Jan 27-28, 2024 — Pueblo Convention Center, Pueblo, CO

This annual event features learning tracks for both professionals/educators as well as students. The workshops for educators include group movement sessions and performance opportunities.

MTJGD (More Than Just Great Dancing) Member Rally  


Summer, 2024 — Location TBD

The Akada Team had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending the MTJGD member rally in July, 2023 in Las Vegas. During this two-day event, dance teachers connect to develop their leadership skills as well as valuable life skills like how to balance your workload and home life. It’s a great annual event that brings dance instructors together for valuable networking. The Akada Software team will once again participate as a sponsor – come by and say hi!

Pinnacle Dance Conference & Retreat

Tiffany Henderson / Twinkle Star Dance

July 20-21, 2024 — The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Tucson, AZ

With approximately 150 attendees, the Pinnacle Dance Conference & Retreat offers a more intimate and exclusive learning environment. The program includes two days of dance education while surrounded by the canyons of the Tortolita Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. 

DanceLife Teacher Conference 2024

Rhee Gold

July 24-26, 2024 — Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Connecticut

Get ready for three jam-packed days of education, inspiration and camaraderie with Rehee Gold’s 2024 edition of the DanceLife Teacher Conference. The program offers educational tracks for both studio owners and administrators, as well as two classroom tracks that allow you to focus on any niche you choose. The Akada Software team has been pleased to partner with Rhee Gold and attend their previous events – always a great way to connect with experts and peers.

Dance Teacher Web Conference & Expo 

August 1-4, 2024 — Las Vegas, Nevada

The Akada team attended the 2023 version of this annual event. The program offered over 140 movement classes, business seminars, and special sessions – providing a huge range of educational areas for attendees to explore. It’s one of the premiere conferences in the industry, and one we highly recommend.

Other conferences and events for dance studio owners to watch for:

Studio Owner University

Last held February 6-8, 2023 in Orlando, Florida, Studio Owner University is organized by the team behind More Than Just Great Dancing. Expect an agenda packed with workshops and education sessions catered specifically to dance studio owners. The Akada Software team will participate as a sponsor – come visit our booth and say hi.

Dance Studio Growth Summit

This 100% virtual event was last held July 26-28th, 2023, the third annual event. Stay tuned for updates on 2024. 


Last held August 18-20 in Chicago, IL, the Energize event is hosted by Revolution Dancewear. It caters to dance studio owners, focusing on new ways to engage students, growing enrollment, and empowering teachers to provide high-quality dance education.

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