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.

ADCC Board President and Groove CEO Daniel DeFranco grew up as a dance kid in New Jersey, working on hip hop moves in the studio and going to dance competitions on weekends.

When Ginny Faubell started Beyond The Stars in 2005, she never dreamed that the company would create fulltime opportunities for family members, including her daughter Nikki Faubell, who is now co-owner.