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Why You Should Go to a Dance Convention

If you’re a dance teacher, you’ll most likely know that dance conventions are extremely exciting and the perfect opportunity to benefit all dancers and dance teachers. 

Conventions are a great way of meeting performance production companies, like Smile Productions, who deliver fantastic dance tours and performing arts shows across the world. Over the years, we have grown many strong relationships with principals across the UK, after they have met us at conventions whilst we have been exhibiting our trips.

If you’d like to meet us and find more about how we can help your school create the performance trips of a lifetime and perform on the worldwide stage, you’ll be interested to know that we have two dance conventions coming up, including Perform Ireland which takes place at the Royal Dublin Society on Sat 29 Feb – Sun, 1 Mar, and the Move It Dance Convention at ExCel London, on Fri 13 Mar – Sun 15 Mar.

For those dance teachers who aren’t familiar with dance conventions, keep reading! In this blog, we take a look at what dance conventions are and the main benefits of attending and meeting Smile Productions in person.

What Is a Dance Convention?

A dance convention is an event which usually takes place over several days, consisting of workshop dance classes, seminars, performances, auditions, competitions, meet and greets and opportunities to meet production companies like Smile Productions, face-to-face!

Dance conventions are perfect for dance teachers if you’re looking for an upcoming dance school trip for your dance students. It’s a great opportunity to have lots of fun whilst performing in front of some of the greatest audiences for pupils to get noticed and create memorable experiences.

They have something for every dancer, teacher, spectator and professional, at this electric celebration of all things dance and performing arts.

What Are the Benefits of Meeting Us At Dance Conventions?

For dancers, dance conventions allow them to boost their confidence and open the door to new experiences, practice does make perfect! As dance conventions usually bring in dancers, teachers and dance academies all throughout the country, it gives dancers and teachers the chance to meet other people who are just as passionate about the world of dance and performing.

Of course, dance conventions are highly beneficial not just for inspired dance students, but also for dance teachers who are looking to open the door to new opportunities for their students by meeting us. Here are some of the main benefits of meeting Smile Productions at a dance convention:

Great opportunity to meet us

Dance conventions are one of the best opportunities to meet us, as we exhibit our global dance trips. As a production company, we run regular global performance trips to destinations including Benidorm and Altea, Las Vegas, New York and Salou. 

For us, dance conventions are the perfect stepping stone to enlisting many talented dance students on our worldwide dance trips and means we can answer any questions in person, that dance teacher may want to ask us.

One-to-one interaction

Exhibitions are a great way of learning more about us and what we have to offer. So, if you’re looking for a performance productions team to plan your next global dance event or are looking to submit your dance students into upcoming local competitions, you’ll be able to find out everything you need to know, by discussing with us at a dance convention.

Building a strong working relationship

One of the main benefits of dance conventions is for dance schools to build a stronger working relationship with our team. Whilst we regularly attend dance conventions, we often see familiar faces from previous conventions which we exhibit at. Not only is it great to catch up with familiar faces, but it’s also the perfect way of building a strong and professional working relationship.

We understand that it can be a big step for schools to trust a production company without meeting them, as sometimes an email doesn’t seem like enough. This is why many dance schools throughout the UK have developed a trusting relationship with us after meeting at conventions and building that personable rapport which Smile Productions are renowned for.

Photos from our last convention…

Upcoming Dance Conventions

Want to find out the dance conventions we’re excited about this year? You’ll find Smile Productions at…

Perform Ireland

Ireland’s largest performing arts event, which is open to teachers, parents, dancers, actors, singers, musicians and choirs. When you take a stand at Perform you will be exhibiting in a hub of excitement – the buzz of the event is like no other!

After a wealth of interest from dance schools in Ireland, we are particularly excited to exhibit at Perform Ireland for the very first time! You’ll find us at stand 212!

Date: Sat 29 Feb – Sun, 1 Mar, 2020

Location: Royal Dublin Society, Anglesea Rd, Dublin, Ireland

Move It

Have you been searching for the world’s biggest and best dance event? Look no further than Move It! With diversity, talent and magic, Move It celebrates all forms of dance and has something for everyone. 

We’ve met so many incredible dance teachers over the years at Move It, which is why we can’t wait to exhibit at Move It for the fifth year running! You’ll find us at stand 517!

Date: Fri 13 Mar – Sun 15 Mar, 2020

Location: ExCel London (Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL)

Smile Productions Are Here to Help

We want to provide performing arts students, dance school teachers and parents with the opportunity to perform, experience and make memories of a lifetime! Combining a passion for dance, over 30 years’ experience and a mission to broaden the aspirations for performers of all ages; Smile Productions aims to deliver fantastic dance tours and performing arts shows across the world.

Our expert and friendly team is comprised of registered matrons, chaperones and theatre professionals with years of experience creating one big, happy, Smile family. We all work very hard behind the scenes to produce a safe working environment and a smooth-running show for all of our clients. 

We continue to present new and interesting opportunities for dance schools to grow and learn in a way that they truly deserve! Combining a passion for dance, over 30 years’ experience and a mission to broaden the aspirations for performers of all ages; Smile Productions aims to deliver fantastic dance tours and performing arts shows across the world.

If you’re really keen on getting your school involved in performing arts trips, we’d be happy to help with open arms! Get in touch today.

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