You're invited to join TSD for the 2017-18 Nationals Competition!

This is it! It's what we've been work hard for all year long -- and now we get to show our stuff before a national audience -- together, we'll let 'em know what TSD Dancers can do!  And, when we're done -- we'll have some fun in the sun, storm the Boardwalk like we own it and eat Thrasher's Fries until our cardiovascular systems burst forth with raptured delight. 

This year's Nationals will be held at the Clarion Resort Fountainebleau in Ocean City, Maryland on July 8-13, 2018 -- smack dab in the middle of summer and the perfect time to have some family holiday at the beach, enjoy as much needed time off and be with some of our closest friends. 

In the weeks building up to Nationals, the excitement increases as school lets out, summer is young and plans are in the works for good time for all. TSD Dancers work hard throughout the year and give it their all during the competition season -- and then, that's it, the moment we've all been waiting for -- we're off to Nationals!  From the moment you arrive, everyone who is part of the TSD -- which includes parents, grandparents, uncles, brothers and friends -- know they're in for a unique and memorable week. 

TSD will be competing at the Turn It Up Dance Challenge -- known as the premier producer of dance ccompetitions and conventions, their mission is to provide not only a platofrm for young dancers to progress in their future dance careers, but also to offer a professional venue for dancers to compete with top studios and to learn from experienced dance professionals. TSD's experience in the past with Turn It Up Dance Challenge is they deliver on their promise to keep things running smoothly, on time and to create as positive an atmosphere as possible. 

Vacation Rentals - Don't Use Craigslist

One bit of critical importance is if you plan to rent your vacation acomodations in or about the Ocean City, MD locationwith whom you plan to rent your vacation acomodations -- we strongly suggest that you do not use any rental opportunities listed on Craigslist. It's too bad for those honest people who are advertising legitimate properties for let, but the bad guys have taken to some rather sophicated means to dupe unsuspecting, eager and anxious famlies out of their hard earned money.  To that, we are providing a listing of vacation rental properties as a resource only and not as suggestions  --  with them comes the same cavaet emptor; buyer beware! 

TSD families often combine forces and share a vacation home and/or gather to enjoy meals together to add to the fun and keep the budget in check.  Unlike in previous years when the competitions were usually held in a convention center, this season's Nationals will be held in a large convention hotel, making access and convenience much more accessible. For those choosing a bit more space or a change of pace, Ocean City is known for a plethora of vacation rental options in the area -- we encourage you to not do what the Bauman family does and wait to make their holiday plans until it's almost too late -- causing their pasty though nubile daughter much hardship having to slum it by curbing her Starbucks consumption to only twice per day. As if. 

Information needed for the 2018 Turn It Up Dance Challenge

Host Hotel
Clarion Resort Fonatainebleau (Connected Right to the Competition & On the Beach)

10100 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD


This hotel offers both condos and standard rooms. Rooms starting at $229.00 plus tax and Condos starting at $319.00 plus tax under the Turn It Up room block! Call 800-638-2100 before June 10, 2018 to book your room! Rooms based on first come first serve availability.

If you are attending competition in Ocean City you will love staying at the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel & Convention Center. Our host hotel is located directly on 10 miles of beach which offers breathtaking ocean views from your room. This hotel features multiple restaurant choices including Breakers Pub, Horizons Oceanfront restaurant, Lenny’s Beach Bar and Grill and Ocean Club Nightclub. It features both indoor and outdoor heated pools and Jacuzzis, live music at night, a brand new coffee shop, and hosts multiple activities for kids right on site. The Clarion Fontainebleau is located right in the middle of all Ocean City family activities such as…


  • 10 miles of soft sandy beaches

  • 3 miles of boardwalk amusements and attractions

  • Hundreds of restaurants to choose from

  • Outlet shopping

  • Deep sea fishing, parasailing and other water sports

Tentative Dance Challenge Schedule

July 8th:



  • 8:30am-4:00pm

  • Dance Team Check-in (receive costume, apparel, etc at this time)

  • Warm-Up with your choreographers!

  • Practice for National Dance Team Opening Routine

  • Plus! Lunch provided by Turn It Up Dance Challenge!

  • Practice for Nationals Dance Team Opening Routine

  • Preliminary Competition…Here is your chance to qualify if you

         could not make a regional competition



July 9th:


  • Turn It Up National Dance Team Rehearsal apx 1 hr in the AM

  • National Competition

  • Awards!



July 10th: 


  • Turn It Up National Dance Team Rehearsal apx 1 hour in the AM

  • nationals Competition

  • Awards!

  • Beach Party Movie Night! TENTATIVE!



July 11th:


  • Turn It Up National Dance Team Rehearsal apx 1 hour in the AM

  • Nationals Competition

  • Awards!



July 12th:


  • Turn It Up National Dance Team Dress Rehearsal

          apx 1 hr in the AM

  • Nationals Competition

  • Awards!

  • Also, find out who moves on to the Turn It Up Dance Battle!



July 13th:


  • Convention taught by Top Dance Professionals & Industry

  • Stars! 8:00am-12:00pm

  • Turn It Up Dance Battle 3:15pm-5:30pm

  • Live performances by your Convention Teachers and Turn

        It Up National Dance Team!

  • Meet & Greet with your convention teaches

        following the Dance Battle!

Questions about Nationals? Reach out and let us know...

Terry's School of Dance & Gymnastics