You’re on your high school dance team and you have never been to LEAD?! What are you waiting for?!?! We have got the best line up we have ever had and I will personally guarantee your satisfaction if you participate! There is no chance you will leave without a new found knowledge and tips to having a great 2016-2017 competitive season.
News flash, LEAD is NOT just for upperclassmen, it is NOT just for captains! This convention is for EVERY dancer on your team. We cater to dancers 7th through 12th grade and have lots of opportunity for all of you. Whether it is your first year on dance team and you don’t know the first thing about kick or if you are a 6 year veteran captain ready to lead your team to their first state appearance, we have plenty for everyone! We will even be teaching your coaches while you learn to LEAD!
St. Thomas National Champion Dance Team and Mankato National Champion Dance Team both will be at LEAD to amaze you with their talent and teach you the basics of dance team in the state of Minnesota. They also will teach you a thing or two about what it is like to be on college dance team if you would like.
We have decade long experienced coaches teaching classes on everything from leadership, rules of dance team, how to communicate, best practices if you receive an injury during season and how to overcome obstacles and keep your team moving forward regardless of what the season throws at you.
Plus tons of incredible guest teachers who are at the TOP of their game in their own rights. Chef Marshall O’Brien has been a proponent of smart eating for his entire career. He and his team in the Chef Marshall O’Brien Group work with a broad spectrum of clients, reaching 200 school districts, 5,000 childcare providers, city agencies such as fire, police and public works, and numerous businesses and civic organizations, he also works with professional athletic teams teaching them the importance of the food they put into their bodies!
And we can’t forget, Kat Perkins! Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, Kat Perkins has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember, and when it comes to ‘DRIVE’ – she is an undisputed expert. Maybe it’s because she grew up in the middle of nowhere in North Dakota – a town so small the population only recently went from “unincorporated” to 281. That meant a lot of things, including that the nearest rock show was always hundreds of miles away.
You may have first seen her when she appeared on THE VOICE and went all the way to the TOP 5 where her coach, Adam Levine said what many had said for weeks: “Kat Perkins is hands down one of the best singers we’ve ever had on The Voice.”
Kat will be with us to teach us the importance of never giving up and exactly what drive means. To move forward you must go fearlessly and Kat will be there to share her wisdom of getting out on stage and doing your best.
You are sure to miss out if you do not attend LEAD this year. It is the best convention YET! We also are offering scholarships for a few dancers who, due to financial difficulties, wouldn’t be able to attend LEAD. Talk to your coach if you think you might qualify for one of our scholarship opportunities. Here is the link so you can get right to it!! Registration closes October 31st
MADT Student Convention Director