The ADCC will present its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in memory of the late William E. Fowler, Jr., of Fort Lauderdale and Medford, MA, who sadly passed away last September. Fowler (known to many as “Uncle Bill”), was owner and artistic director of Fowler Dance Studios, as well as a pioneer in the dance community, a dancer, choreographer, internationally recognized adjudicator and author, and an advocate for dancers worldwide.

That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition is very much a family affair. Founders RoseMary and Joel Pontuck owned StarMaker Dance and Gymnastics studios in the New York metro area for 35 years, so it was no surprise when daughter RoseMary Pontuck, Jr. (aka Roe) joined the family business. Now all three head That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition.

Headliners is one of the longest-running competitions in the country, as well as in the ADCC. Mother/daughter team Irma Ziegler and Shari Tomasiello first entered the dance competition world in the early 1980s, when the Fred Astaire Organization chose to branch out from Ballroom events and start a performing arts competition.

Dance competition owners and staff members, special guests and leading experts in small business management will come together for the 4th ADCC Annual Meeting & Gala, September 25-28 in New Orleans.

More than 125 ADCC Competition dancers traveled to New York this summer to take part in Dance Dreams Powered by Gerber Tours. The 2018 competition season marks the third year that The ADCC has partnered with Dance Dreams to give award-winning dancers an authentic New York experience.