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Take Centerstage Dance Challenge was born in 2008 out of a desire to bring education back to the dance competition industry. There was need for quality judges' critiques, adherence to a traditional scoring method, and an emphasis on education over trophies - all at an affordable price. Ten years later, TCDC has stuck to that mission and expanded to new cities to bring the TCDC experience to as many dancers as possible. Join the TCDC Family and be part of the movement!


The goal of Take Centerstage Dance Challenge is to provide dancers, teachers, studio directors, choreographers, and parents a positive learning experience. Dance competitions should never be about the medal earned, but accomplishing a personal best. TCDC rewards hard work and dedication and value strong technique and showmanship. While not everyone will receive a gold medal award, it is the goal of Take Centerstage Dance Challenge to ensure that everyone leaves feeling proud of their accomplishments.

Furthermore, it is the goal of TCDC to ensure that their competitions are a positive learning experience in a positive environment. It is for this reason that competitions will never be overcrowded, dirty, late, or excessively competitive. Poor sportsmanship is not welcome at any TCDC event, and we encourage all dancers to meet other dancers and learn and grow from their newfound relationships.

Sponsors + Partners

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