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Get Ready to Dance LIVE! as AmeriDance and Eastern Present STUDIO LIVE!, a New Studio Dance Competition Series
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Westerville, OH – AmeriDance’s family of brands are proud to introduce STUDIO LIVE!, a new studio dance competition series launching in 2014, expanding the dance arm of the company. The series kicks-off locally on April 12, 2014 at the Aladdin Shrine in Columbus, Ohio, with another event to follow in Portsmouth, Virginia on May 10, 2014.

“Adding competitive studio dance puts a fresh spin on the great events our family of brands have been putting on for over 60 years, and gives us one more way to improve confidence, build self-esteem, and promote healthy skills that last a lifetime for our athletes,” says Elizabeth Rossetti, Founder and President of AmeriCheer Brands.

The new competition series is open to dance studios, high schools, recreational teams, and individuals who want to compete in over 14 performance categories divided by age, ability, and training, providing an all-inclusive showcase. The series allows a wide range of ages to compete from as young as three through adults over 20, and for instructors who want to perform, in categories including Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pointe, Tap, Musical Theatre, and more. Best Chorography, Best Technique, and Favorite Costume are just a few of the premium, specialty, and cash awards organizations can earn when they compete at this competition series. STUDIO LIVE! has also partnered with Inside Dance to present the Setting the Barre award, which will be awarded to the organization with the most Platinum and High Gold rankings. The winners of the award at each competition will be a finalist for the Setting the Barre Program of the Year award announced in a two-page feature in the June 2014 issue of Inside Dance.

“Within our brands, moving into the studio dance market is a natural step for us. This expansion into STUDIO LIVE! allows us to bridge the gap between the high school and studio markets, and offers a unique experience for all of our customers. STUDIO LIVE! will be providing live judges feedback as soon as dancers step off stage, engaging and enhancing the audience experience and giving instant feedback to our competitors.” states Jaimee Montgomery, Dance Manager at AmeriDance.

Organizations can register and find out more information for the STUDIO LIVE! competitions by visiting AmeriDanceInc.com or by calling 1-800-966-5867.

About AmeriCheer/AmeriDance

AmeriCheer, Inc. was founded in 1987 by a former Ohio State cheerleader, as a one-person instructional cheerleading clinic.  At the age of 23, Elizabeth “Liz” Rossetti, Founder and President of AmeriCheer Brands and coach of Otterbein University Cheerleading team, has grown the brand to a national cheerleading and dance company, educational and instructional camp program, and an inspiration to young athletes throughout the nation.

AmeriCheer administers exciting cheerleading and dance competitions, educational summer camps throughout the United States, and our pinnacle InterNational event celebrating 20 years of competition at Walt Disney World®, attracting countries around the world.  Our brands are members of the IEP (Independent Event Producers), whose mission is to collectively influence the cheerleading and dance industry, to promote independence, and work to insure our long-term viability in the industry.

To strengthen its influence, AmeriCheer is the parent company of AmeriDance, an instructional and competitive dance company, Eastern Cheer & Dance Association (EASTERN), a competitive cheer and dance company located in Virginia, and Victory Wear, an apparel company.


AmeriCheer & AmeriDance

20 Collegeview Road

Westerville, OH 43081




1-800-966-JUMP (5867)

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Liz Rossetti

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20 Collegeview Road
Westerville, OH  43081