Mark your calendar for July 11 - 14, 2013 and join us for the SADM Summer Convention at the Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee.
Our outstanding faculty for this summer include Matthew Christensen and Jennifer McNamara (Ballet Forum), Melissa Anderson (Ballet), Annie Day (Tap), Thommie Retter (Tap, Hip Hop), Becca Retter (Tap, Jazz, Children's Work), and Brian Marcum (Musical Theatre, Jazz). Book your hotel room now to take advantage of the special SADM group room rate of $115 (+tax) per night. Click here for hotel information. Check back soon for convention registration!
SADM Honors Thommie Retter
Every few years SADM awards an Honorary Membership to someone that has gone "over and above" to promote dance and Southern Association of Dance Masters. This is a person that has a passion for dance and a positive impact on the lives of dancers. This year, SADM would like to award Thommie Retter an honoroary membership in our association. Thommie has exemplified a passion for dance that is passed on to his students and the teachers around him. He has promoted SADM to many over the years. For all of this, we are proud to present him this award.
Members, please join us an a reception to honor Thommie Retter on Saturday, July 13th at 6:00 pm.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
|Jennifer Anderson||Little Rock, AR|
|Oceanna Kuonen||Sherwood, AR|
|Sheila Kuonen||Sherwood, AR|
|Melissa Riggins||Little Rock, AR|
Two Ways to Join SADM
SADM now offers two ways to join our membership! Active Membership is open to those 18 years of age or older and actively engaged as a teacher or assistant teacher of dance. For more information about how to apply for Active Membership, click here or contact the Chief Examiner, Dotti Patterson. Our new Certified Student Memberships are available for students age 16-17 years of age. For more information about CSM benefits and application, click here or contact the Certified Student Member chairperson, Abby Donaldson.
College Scholarship Winner
Each summer, the Southern Association of Dance Masters awards a $500 scholarship to one student who is or plans to be a dance major or minor in college. To review the qualifications and download the application, click here.
Congratulations to the 2012 scholarship winner, Savannah Vick. A former student of Ginny Mount School of Dance, she is now attending the University of Alabama. Congratulations, Savannah!
2013 Summer Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to our Summer Scholarship winners!
|Morgyn Ballard||The Dance Centre|
|Lindsey Crawford||Ginny Mount School of Dance|
|Noah Klarck||Ginny Mount School of Dance|
|Christine Odom||Dotti's School of Dance|
|Allie Privitt||Bonnie's School of Dance|
|Rhianna Bronson||Joy McDaniel Academy of Dance|
|Ava Dalton||The Dance Academy of Bartlett|
|Alexis Power||Kinner & Co. Dance Studio|
2012 Memorial Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to our Memorial Scholarship winners!
|Jessica Bulinski||Kinner & Co. Dance Studio|
|Jenna Tansky||Kinner & Co. Dance Studio|
2012 Ballet Forum Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to our Ballet Forum Scholarship winners!
|Katie Fudge||Ginny Mount School of Dance|
|Faith Nance||Ginny Mount School of Dance|
|Nicole Vaughn||All That Dance|
|Marissa Johnson||Jan's School of Dance|