2023 Competition Locations
Early Bird RSVP opens AUG 1st
Registration opens SEP 1st
DES MOINES, IA - FEB 18, 2023
Franklin Junior High *EVENT FULL*
DULUTH, MN - FEB 25, 2023
Marshall School *EVENT FULL*
SIOUX FALLS, SD - MAR 18, 2023
O’ Gorman Theater
PEORIA, IL - APR 16, 2023
Five Points Washington *EVENT FULL*
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 6, 2023
The CVPA Theater
Unique Competition Features
Free GEMS Gift For Every Dancer
Every dancer receives a limited edition Gems Dance Competition merchandise item.
Past items have included swanky t-shirts, cozy custom socks and adorable custom totes. Our designs are fresh & hip with both dudes and dudettes in mind!
A magical oasis in the midst of a crazy day, the VIP Lounge is for studio owners and their staff to take a break and recharge! Filled with luscious coffee from Death Wish Coffee, premium teas, chilled bubbly sodas and top-shelf sparkling waters, you’re sure to find a beverage to suit. You’ll also find a treasure trove of healthy snacks and sinful delights stocked throughout the event.
You spend a lot of time taking care of your students. It’s just our little way of taking care of you!
From the Blog
Tis the Season! Helping the Community as a Team
Tis the season, and you want to encourage your students join in the holiday spirit and give back. Create a duel benefit situation by taking some of the team bonding events we all like to incorporate into the year and making a difference together. Benefits? Bringing...
The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media
The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media
Customer Care Connection – Where retention begins!
Where Retention Begins!
You Can’t Afford to NOT Employ an Admin
This month’s blog focuses on a position that you may or may not be utilizing in your studio, an admin. If you think you cannot afford one, you are wrong – you can’t afford not to have one if you are looking to grow your business.
Delegation & Routine
It’s time to be okay with getting some help studio owners 🙂
Staff Love September
Hello studio owners! We know many of you are once again navigating the unknown and uncertain. Dance classes and school starting for some, more zoom and online options for others. Today we wanted to make sure we shared with you our favorite ways to take care of your...
Make your studio downtime work for you, and your community.
We’ve all been there… you walk into your studio space on a Monday morning, or a Friday night, or a Thursday midday and you are ALL ALONE. Maybe you’ve tried Mommy & Me classes, or Baby Gym, or even early morning Hot Yoga, and nothing seems to work. Sure,...
2021 Season Announced!!
Mark your calendars and get ready to experience a dance competition as it should be 🙂 Gems Dance Competitions is proud to be for studio owners by studio owners. Contact us today with any questions.
Team Bonding in a Socially Distanced World
Team bonding has always been an important part of competition dance team culture. Now, more than ever, you need to provide your dancers with the opportunities to get to know each other, get comfortable with each other, and the studio. Most importantly, your...
Stressed? Exhausted? Burned Out? Defeated? Unhappy? It’s Time to Add Some Self-Care to Your Life
As studio owners, you are wearing more hats than most people could even imagine. You are teachers, entrepreneurs, bosses, 9-5 employees, coaches, mentors, friends, caregivers, parents, spouses…. do we need to go on? You are doing so much for others, right now its...
GEMS Dance COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 has flipped the dance world, and everything around it, upside down. Keeping the health, and safety of our dance families in mind, we at Gems, want to make sure we are taking the appropriate measures to social distance, and also want to use our experience as...
New Year! Now what?
2020 is officially here, and while the world focuses on their most recent ‘resolutions’ we implore you to join the #girlbosses at Gems with some goal planning!
Creating a Digital Lobby
Just as promised! The digital bulletin board can have a huge benefit to your studio, so put up that screen and start sharing the deets digitally! Keep your studio parents in the loop by making weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly slide shows to play on your digital bulletin...
The Google Suite
There are so many ways these resources are NOT being used by studios. The time saving and collaboration benefits cannot be beat. These ideas are just the tip of the efficiency iceberg, and it’s time to get chilly! Google Docs Class Level Requirements - Create a doc...
Check out our 2020 competition season schedule!
Join us and see what a competition should be like. We are fresh & fun, and keep the competition focus on positivity and encouragement. Studio owners, get your RSVP to us by 10/31 and receive a 15% discount!