Addicted 2 Dance attended the ASH Convention in PhiladelphiaAddicted 2 Dance (A2D) Company Dancers and parents recently ended a three week marathon of weekend dance conventions with Artists Simply Human (ASH), held at the Hyatt Regency in Philadelphia on January 26 and 27.

This was A2D’s first time at ASH and dancers were really impressed with the AH-Mazing teachers! They inspired, gave feedback, and walked around adjusting students. The level of training was top notch and all attending dancers left the convention excited to get back to A2D to show their teachers and fellow dancers what they learned!

Attendees loved the great choreographers on hand including Toyko (Improv/Contemporary), Desiree Robins (Jazz, Leaps & Turns), Jason Samuels-Smith (Tap), Tovaris Wilson (Hip Hop), and many more! There was a LIVE DJ who played music while classes were in session, too! Dancers thought Toyko was hysterical and had such a great attitude and demeanor with all of the kids – he interacted with A2D Company Dancer Michael a few times – making one of the only two boys in the junior room feel liberated.

Scholarship auditions were held by ASH Director, Braham Crane, who studied at Crane Performing Arts in nearby West Chester. A2D Company Dancers Maddie Nowak, Gabrielle Katz, and Olivia Mailey made it through auditions and got to perform in ASH’s closing show on Sunday afternoon. All three girls were awarded scholarships to attend the ASH Summer Intensive and have an opportunity to apprentice at future ASH Conventions! They also won a partial scholarship to next year’s winter convention.

Addicted 2 Dance Company Dancers enjoyed all three conventions attended, learned a lot from all the fantastic staff, bonded so much as teammates and friends, and now turn their sights on their competition season beginning in late February. Best of luck to these amazing dancers!

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