Hank Schmidt is a dance educator with a BA in Kinesiology/Teacher Education from California State University, Fullerton. Starting with roots at Glendale High School, he has been studying dance for 8 years and hopes to use his love of fitness to help prolong the careers of dancers. He has danced for the award-winning Team Millennia, as well as the non-profit “Happiness is NOW”, and the All Male Contemporary Company, Vicious Circle. He also teaches hip hop at Pacific Dance, where he works with PD Elite Company and manages the Hip Hop competition team. Most recently, he has started a full-time position at Burbank High School where is a Physical Education teacher and the dance program director.

DYLAN TARRANT

VALERIE CABAG

HANK SCHMIDT

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Valerie Cabag, attended the University of California, Irvine, where she earned her M.F.A. in Dance. She studied the art of dance for the camera and taught Jazz and Tap to UCI students. Valerie has taught many forms of dance, including jazz, hip hop, tap, modern, contemporary, Afro-Caribbean, Dance for Theater, and many more. Ms. Cabag is the coach for Troy High School’s Red Hots and All Male Dance Team, a nationally ranked school, located in Fullerton, CA. Valerie is the Founder and Artistic Director of Vicious Circle Dance Company. 

Dylan Tarrant was born and raised in Santa Maria, CA. Dylan received his BA in Dance option in Dance Science at California State University Long Beach. He has back up danced and choreographed for artists in the LA and OC area and judged for a company called “Ovation Dance Challenge” in the Midwest. Dylan has choreographed for many studios up and down California, Minnesota, Florida, and New York. He is currently the lead trainer for True Dance Potential in California and is working towards his Doctorate of Chiropractic and plans to further his education and become a dance movement therapist. His goal is to advance the field of dance medicine both mind and body.

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FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, DTU IS HEADING TO THE WEST COAST WITH OUR ALL-NEW EVENT:

THE PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP & CONVENTION!

 

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO GET TO KNOW DANCERS AND COACHES ON THE WEST COAST. WE ARE BRINGING YOU MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN THROUGH MASTER CLASSES AND EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS WHERE YOUR DANCERS WILL GAIN INSIGHT INTO WHAT THIER DANCE FUTURE COULD LOOK LIKE.  

 

DATE: MARCH 19, 2022

LOCATION: MIRA COSTA HIGH SCHOOL

We have put together an exciting new experience to prepare your dancers for what is ahead after they leave their high school dance teams. We have brought together dancers from all different backgrounds, pursuing all different things. Some have taken a more traditional paths, while others have carved out a new place for themselves in the dance world by combining their passion for dance with something else very close to their hearts. At DTU, we believe in being authentically you. We want to show your students that there are ways they can express their individuality and explore other passions, all while staying connected to their love of dance. 
 

All the dancers will learn a basic combination, then will break out into small groups to learn from a working dance professional. The students will learn about different careers they can have in dance and how to tailor their dance training to whatever goals they have for the future. 

$25 per participant

Registration will be opening November 2, 2021. 

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2022

Routine registration cost includes access to the Convention portion of this event. You may choose to participate only in the Championship.

 

Routine Styles – Jazz, Pom, Hip Hop, High Kick, Team Performance, Open, & Prop. We do not offer contemporary or open styles in the school divisions at this event. If you have a school contemporary or open routine, select "jazz" for your routine style.

Competing Allstar teams have the opportunity to win bids to Worlds in the Open Championship Series!

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