Last Updated 9/15/2011


Convention Chairperson: Merle Reese


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          CDM Conventions in the future....Note these dates are Fri-Sun.     
                 (Board Members and Finalist must be there on Thursday)
                                        2011       November  11-13   
                                        2012       November  9-11

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CDM Annual Convention 2010....

    November 12-14 2010 was another jam-packed, event filled weekend, but did we have fun!  And
    to top it off we celebrated our 75th Anniversary! So much to talk about so here goes...

    The weekend began on Thursday with the Board of Directors meeting, the rehearsals for Solo
    Titles with choreography by Member Angie Henley with a rousing jazz routine for the current
    Title holders and finalists and the faculty flying in. On Friday the Solo Title competition began with
    interviews during the morning, then a quick change for the class auditions. By the evenings end
    the talent portion for the Petites and Juniors began. (More on the winners listed on the "Solo Title"

    Saturday began the convention classes with a flurry of activity and an all star faculty beginning
    with Shely Pack-Manning, current DMA1st Vice President, also Alex Anderson, the current
    DMA Mr. Dance of America. Other fantastic and talented faculty were Jeannette Thagard
, Noelle Marsh, an alumni of "SoYou Think You Can Dance", Brad Parquette, Sterling
(daughter of member Jami Masters), members of the NC State Dance Team and
    Laura Flora, Nicole Little and Jackie Olson
teaching Zumba.       .

    Our banquet was again an amazing event and just gets better every year. We all owe Betty
    Newell and Tori Melby a rousing round of applause
. Every year they out do themselves and
    we are constantly amazed.  The CDM Junior Members performed a hip hop routine
    choreographed by member Alyson Badgett. Our guest performers wereJordan Betscher, DMA
    Junior Miss Dance of America and her sister, Danielle Betscher,Teen Miss Dance of Ohio. And
    CDM celebrated their 75th Anniversary. Here's to many more!!! 
     On Sunday, classes continued and the membership had an opportunity to spend a little time
     together with the "Membership Luncheon" and the first of 2 annual Grand-body Meetings.
     Thanks to the efforts of membership chairman, Leslie Ingram, we have 13 new members who
     took their exams.

     We had a great time and hope that all of you did too. We'd also like to say a big "Way To Go.."
     to convention chairperson, Merle Reese.


     To see photos of the weekend, click here-  Photo Gallery (coming soon!. we are waiting for the



















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