While the rest of the country is all “yay fall” and “yay Pumpkin Spice Lattes” and “yay pumpkin picking,” dancers know what fall really means: the start of convention season! Why is convention season the absolute best? Here are five reasons a few of our JJ Squad members can’t wait to hit the ballroom.
1. The travel
“I’m most excited to travel with my Tremaine Performance Company to six different cities and to help assist all the amazing teachers. I’m also excited to wear all my Jo+Jax gear! And of course, I can’t wait to see all my dance friends from other states. It’s going to be a good year!” —Mary Jane M.
2. The new experiences
“I’m excited to be in the senior room for the first time! I’ve heard so many great things about the dancing in the senior room, and I’m ready to experience the greatness for myself.” —Mahalia
3. The inspiration
“Conventions offer so much inspiration. Not only do I get the opportunity to learn from amazing faculty members, but I also get to be inspired by and to learn from so many talented dancers from all across the country. I’ve made so many friends from across the world, and I can’t wait to make more new ones this year. What could be better than dancing and friends (and wearing Jo+Jax, of course)?” —Peyton M.
4. The friendships
“I can’t wait to be reunited with all the long-distance friends I’ve made over the years at conventions. The love and support in the classes is always unbelievable — it feels like coming home to family.” —Gabby F.
5. The growth
“As I head into this convention season, I’m so excited to learn from and grow with all the friends I’ve made over the last few years.” —Laci J.
What are you excited about this year? Share in the comments!