HEADLINERS, has long been well-respected for honesty and integrity in the dance competition industry and for providing realistic scoring and awards. Now in their 29th season, Headliners was formed by the mother/daughter team of Irma Ziegler and Shari Tomasiello to offer a unique perspective. As a studio owner and competition team director and parent, they are able to understand every aspect of what it takes to bring a child to the competitive level. Most recently, Headliners became the worlds first competition to be certified by Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (www.ypad4dance.com). Headliners event directors have all become fully YPAD Certified while all staff and judges have gone through extensive training in the emotional and physical safety of youth in dance. In joining YPAD, Headliners continues their commitment to providing a fun, safe and encouraging environment for dancers and their families.