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Why should you attend the show?

Have you ever wished you could see the catalogs “come to life?” That’s exactly how attendees describe the UDMA Dance Resource and Costume Shows! You’ll discover brilliant accessories, stunning costumes, and the advanced teaching tools that will energize your business. The newest looks and hottest trends – and more than 10,000 costumes – are all under one roof at America’s largest gathering of dance vendors and industry leaders.

You’ll find inspiration, community, a full range of high performance services and products AND lots of chances to win valuable prizes at the 2016 UDMA Dance Resource and Costume Show! Best of all, registration is 100% free!


2016 Show Information and Registration

UDMA Show at Worcester, MA
UDMA Show at Duluth, GA
UDMA Show at Edison, NJ
UDMA Show at Schaumburg, IL


Worcester, MA

Date:
10/1 – 10/2

Location:
DCU Center
50 Foster St.
Worcester, MA 01608

Hotel:
**Please book rooms directly through the hotels and NOT with a third party company.**
Hilton Garden Inn Worcester – SOLD OUT
35 Major Taylor Blvd.
Worcester, MA
(508) 753-5700 – Mention UDMA when booking
$149/night **Book before 9/7/2016
Website and reservations

Holiday Inn Express
110 Summer Street
Worcester, MA
(855)914-9635 – Mention UDMA when booking
$149/night **Book before 8/31/2016
Website and reservations
Free breakfast, wifi, and parking

Show Hours:
Saturday 3 pm – 6 pm (FREE)
Sunday 9 am – 3 pm (FREE)

Itinerary:
Saturday 10/1
Workshop: Teaching Dance for Students with Disabilities: Strategies for Success 1 pm – 2:30 pm ($25 in advance, $30 at the door)
Exhibit Hall open: 3 pm – 6 pm (FREE)
Sunday 10/2
Exhibit Hall open: 9 am – 3 pm (FREE)

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE SHOW. ONSITE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AND ENCOURAGED!


Duluth, GA

Date:
10/8 – 10/9

Location:
Infinite Energy Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

Hotel:
**Please book rooms directly through the hotels and NOT with a third party company.**
Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center – SOLD OUT
6310 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA
(877) 834-3613 – Please use code “UDM” when booking
$106/night **Book before 9/23/2016
Website and reservations

Courtyard Atlanta Duluth/Gwinnett Place – Only a few rooms remaining
3550 Venture Pkwy
Duluth, GA
(770) 476-4666 – Mention UDMA when booking
$104/night **Book before 9/23/2016

Hilton Garden Inn Sugarloaf
2040 Sugarloaf Circle
Duluth, GA
(770) 495-7600 – Mention UDMA when booking
$106/night **Book before 9/23/2016
Website and reservations

Show Hours:
Saturday 1 pm – 6 pm (FREE)
Sunday 10 am – 3 pm (FREE)

Itinerary:
Saturday 10/8
Workshop: Teaching Dance for Students with Disabilities: Strategies for Success 11 am – 12:30 pm ($25 in advance, $30 at the door)
Exhibit Hall open: 1 pm – 6 pm (FREE)
Sunday 10/9
Exhibit Hall open: 10 am – 3 pm (FREE)

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE SHOW. ONSITE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AND ENCOURAGED!


Edison, NJ

Date:
10/22 – 10/23

Location:
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave
Edison, NJ 08837

Hotel:
**Please book rooms directly through the hotels and NOT with a third party company.**
Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center
125 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ
(732) 225-8300 – Mention UDMA when booking
$169/night **Book before 9/29/2016 – Use reference code UDJ13A
Website and reservations

Courtyard Marriott
3105 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ
(732) 738-1991 – Mention UDMA when booking
$125/night **Book before 9/29/2016
Website and reservations

Hilton Garden Inn Edison – SOLD OUT
50 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ
(732) 225-0900 – Mention UDMA when booking
$149/night **Book before 9/29/2016
Website and reservations

Show Hours:
Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm
Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

Itinerary:
Saturday 10/22
Workshop: Teaching Dance for Students with Disabilities: Strategies for Success 10 am – 11:30 am ($25 in advance, $30 at the door)
Exhibit Hall open: 12 pm – 6 pm (FREE)
Sunday 10/23
Exhibit Hall open: 9 am – 3 pm (FREE)

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE SHOW. ONSITE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AND ENCOURAGED!


Schaumburg, IL

Date:
10/29 – 10/30

Location:
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Dr. N
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Hotel:
**Please book rooms directly through the hotels and NOT with a third party company.**
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 Thoreau Dr. N
Schaumburg, IL
(847) 303-4100 – Mention UDMA when booking
$139/night (single/double) $159/night (triple/quad) **Book by 10/5/2016
Website and reservations

Show Hours:
Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm
Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

Itinerary:
Saturday 10/29
Workshop: Teaching Dance for Students with Disabilities: Strategies for Success 10 am – 11:30 am ($25 in advance, $30 at the door)
Exhibit Hall open: 12 pm – 6 pm (FREE)
Sunday 10/30
Exhibit Hall open: 9 am – 3 pm (FREE)

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE SHOW. ONSITE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AND ENCOURAGED!


Classes / Contests / Tips

Dance Teachers

Classes

At UDMA Show workshops, Master Teachers share their wealth of dance knowledge – ensuring that you’ll learn new ways to inspire your students to dance! This year’s class is titled:

Teaching Dance for Students with Disabilities: Strategies for Success
Instructors: Theresa Purcell Cone (MA, NJ, IL) and Merry Lynn Morris (GA)

This session presents teaching strategies that are applicable for a self contained or inclusion Dance class. The strategies are experienced by participants through learning dances that address social interaction, motor skill development, technique, creativity, self expression and community building. Dances and strategies demonstrate how to include students with a range of disabilities.


Contests

Looking for more incentives to attend our shows? Each show gives attendees the opportunity to win $500 in UDMA Gift Bucks!! There are several chances to win – and your gift bucks can be used towards a purchase with any of our UDMA members exhibiting.

Additionally, you have the opportunity to win our grand prize giveaway when you visit all the booths on the show floor.

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for weekly opportunities to win a free pass to one of our highly anticipated Saturday workshops! Details and rules for all contests below.


Proof of Profession for New Attendees

If this is your first time attending a UDMA show or you opened a new studio, UDMA requires a proof of profession before you are allowed into the show. The following items are acceptable as forms of proof of profession:

  • A show program with your name included
  • A company brochure
  • A business credit card with the company name
  • A voided check
  • Company letterhead/A letter written by the studio owner
  • A Copy of your business license
  • Your studio website address with your name listed

Attendees tips & policies

Make the most of your trip to the UDMA Resource and Dance Costume Show with these insider tips and an overview of our policies:

  • Children under 16 – including infants – are not permitted
  • Please refrain from using your camera on the show floor since there is a strict “no photos” policy to protect the models and the designs
  • Not all vendors will be at every show. Review the exhibitor list on our site frequently to determine if the vendor you would like to see will be at the show you plan on attending
  • Register for one of our innovative workshops. While they may not be free, these informative sessions are tailored to dance teachers and studio owners
  • Bring cash for meals, snacks, and coffee. Lunches usually include sandwiches and salads; vegetarian options are available
  • Wear comfortable shoes – you’ll be on your feet all day
  • Bring a rolling suitcase so you can load up on fun stuff like catalogs, giveaways, and samples
  • Start at the back of the exhibit hall and work your way forward to avoid the crowds
  • Ask the models to try on costumes – even to pirouette – so you can get the full effect!
  • Utilize mealtimes to review the samples and materials you’ve collected – then return to the booths for more information
UDMA Show Policies

Please Review Our Show Policies