About Us

“I can tell you that I left your competition with a feeling I didn’t have at any other we’ve attended. As a studio owner, I am proud to send my students to you…and as a mother, I entrust my children to you”
Lorinda Haver, Broadway Dance Theatre
“Dancers Inc. is a must for every dancer seeking inspiration, a positive performance environment and the best the industry has to offer!”
Shelli Margheritis, Director of Education, MSA Agency
The talented team of professionals from the world of Broadway, film, and television found at Dancers Inc., as well as the life changing opportunities, are what make us the competition and convention for a new generation. All of us at Dancers Inc. welcome you and invite you to join forces with us for a most unique and exciting dance encounter!Dan Barris, Founder of Dancers Inc.

At the cutting edge of the dance competition/convention industry, Dancers Inc. brings only the finest teachers, judges, and choreographers from around the country to cities near you. Our mission is to provide the most personal and professional of services while creating a safe and constructive learning environment for your dance students. We pride ourselves in offering on-time, efficient competitions and full day dance conventions focusing on education and learning for a truly meaningful dance experience.

Our competitions are leveled: dancers compete in the Future Star, Rising Star, and All Star divisions, based on training and experience at the time of competition, to create an atmosphere of learning and enjoyment for all dancers. Our conventions are full day dance workshops focusing on technique, training, and real-world experience. We’ve created a teachers round-table discussion, and offer a format for a constructive and positive Dancers Inc. weekend! Your dancers will return to class motivated, excited, and filled with the spirit of dance.

Dancers Inc. has established Scholarship opportunities with Universities and Advanced Learning Institutions such as Sacred Heart in Connecticut, and Relativity in Hollywood, CA., to mention just a few…. We pride ourselves in offering truly meaningful and seamlessly organized competitions and conventions that inspire creativity, sportsmanship, and passion for all dancers and dance enthusiasts involved.

Why Choose Dancers Inc. ?

Three Competitive Levels

Three competitive levels allow our judges to accurately score routines based on the individual dancer. Divisional (Future Star/Rising Star) & Overall (All Star) awards given in each entry type!

Competitive Awards

  • Adjudication Awards!
  • Overall Awards!
  • Regional Champion Award!
  • Special Group Awards!
  • Top Studio Awards!
  • National Title Program!

Professional & Family Friendly Atmosphere

Dancers Inc. prides itself on creating a positive environment for young dancers to be able to perform to the best of their ability. 

Studio Director Resources

Studio Directors are required to e-mail us directly (info@dancers-inc.com) for information regarding pricing & our reservation program. This information will only be provided to Studio Directors.


Dancers Inc. utilizes an online registration system for your conveinence. Please contact us directly in the office with any questions you may have regarding the registration process.

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Rules & Regulations

Here you will find our most up to date rules & regulations followed by Dancers Inc. All participants agree to abide by any and all governing rules when registering for a Dancers Inc. sponsored event.

2016/17 Rules & Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept independent entries for your competitions?


Consider the divisions as a Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Less than 3 years of formal dance training is considered Future Star, whether in the Junior or Senior category. Rising Star is 4 to 6 years of formal dance training, and All Star is 6 or more years of formal training. All groups are based on the average number of years of formal training.

As a teacher, am I allowed to compete with my students?

Dancers Inc. features a “Teacher” division for entries with teacher participation. This division is separate from the Future, Rising and All Star divisions. If 5 or more “Teacher” numbers are entered in a given competition we will give additional prizes for that division. Teachers are not eligible to compete for titles in National competitions.

How do your event schedules run?

Sample Competition Schedule |
Competition can begin on Friday, no earlier than 4 PM with Teen/Senior Solos, possibly duo/trios (ages 13 and up); Competition continues on Saturday & Sunday with final awards scheduled no later than 11PM on Saturday, 8:30PM on Sunday.

Sample Convention Schedule |
5 hours of class plus warm up. 2 classrooms available: beginner/intermediate (ages 12 and under), and advanced (ages 13 and up). Classes offered vary from traditional styles to contemporary and fusion classes. Convention is typically held on Sunday during a regional event but may be scheduled on Friday evening due to show size.

Schedules are released directly to the studio 10-days prior to the start of the event. All schedules are tentative until published.

How do i qualify for your National Finals?

Any dancer receiving a silver award or higher is eligible to compete at nationals. Bronze and honorable mention awards, however, must re-compete at the Regional Level and score at least silver to qualify for nationals.


“My daughter performed a solo at your competition this year. We had a wonderful time at both the competition and convention. It was much more personable than the other competitions we’ve attended and she truly enjoyed it. Thank you for putting on such a wonderful and well-rounded weekend!”Mary Agneta
“You and your staff were outstanding as usual and provided the kids with something to really grow on. They took so much away with them in such a short time.”Bill Cusanelli
“We appreciate your professionalism and the friendly manner in which your staff interacts with the dancers and their families. We are glad to be back at Dancers Inc.!”Frank Mastercola, Anita Ehler's Dance Extensions