September 2022
TDEA Convention
January 4-7, 2023
The Houston Marriott Marquis
Online Convention Registration Opens
September 15 and closes November 15, 2022.
Educator Package
  • $285.00 and includes the following:
  • TDEA Membership, Exhibits, Workshops, Professional Guest Choreographers, Workshop Notes, Goody Bags, Door Prizes, 1 Post Banquet Social Admission
All-State Package
  • $350.00 and includes the following:
  • Professional Choreography Sessions Thursday through Friday, Wednesday through Friday Night Accommodations at the Marriott, All-State Dance Team Performance at the Directors Banquet, Meals, Workshops, Goody Bag, and a T-shirt.
Important Convention Registration Dates
Please note the following tentative dates for convention registration and hotel reservations.

September 15, 2022
All-State and Member Registration will open online. For liability reasons, the All-State participants must have their director stay on-site at the Marriott.

November 15, 2022
Registration for TDEA Members, All-State and Exhibitors will close. Scholarship forms will be due along with Collegiate Applications for All-State Collegiate Assistants and Collegiate Convention Assistants.

December 10, 2022
Members who registered and paid in full by November 15th will receive a link and access code to sign up for tables for Recognition Luncheon and Banquet.  Please note that once tables are full, additional seats are not able to be added.  Seats are available on a first come basis.

December 11-15, 2022
Table seats are available for purchase by individuals who are paid in full but did not meet the November 15th deadline for complimentary tickets (if seats are available).

December 15, 2022
Recognition Luncheon and Banquet sign-ups close.
A Letter from our TDEA President,
Brittany Huebner!
All-State Dance Team SCHOLARSHIP Info!
TDEA Membership Scholarship
TDEA All-State Choreographer:
Sarah Garcia
Originally from Killeen, TX, Sarah Garcia grew up dancing competitively and was a member of the Harker Heights High School Crimson Belle drill team. Continuing her dance education after high school, Sarah was a four year member of the Sam Houston State University Orange Pride Dance Team serving as the Captain for her last two years. With her Bachelor's degree in Health and Kinesiology from Sam Houston, Sarah began her collegiate coaching journey in 2009. Similarly, in 2010, Sarah began choreographing and coaching the Nationally ranked Dancin Bluebonnets in Spring, TX. Before moving home to be closer to her family, Sarah led the Orange Pride Dance team to 4 NDA College National Championship titles. While in Killeen, Sarah served as the assistant director at Killeen High School for two years. Simultaneously reuniting with the Orange Pride Dance team and the Dancin Bluebonnet staff as a Senior coach and choreographer, Sarah has led both groups to numerous National and World Titles. Under her direction, the Senior Team at Dancin Bluebonnets earned 3 Gold medals and the title of World Champions, plus numerous Silver and Bronze medals. Sarah is beginning her 11th season as the Coach of the Orange Pride Dance team, earning 9 NDA National Championship Titles in Jazz and Team Performance. Sharing her joy of dance with many former students, Sarah treasures watching their careers flourish as Drill Team Directors, Studio Owners/Staff members, and Professional Dancers. She has had the privilege of being on staff with TrendSetters Dance as a Senior Staff Member and is now the Artistic Director. With the support of her loving husband Joey, and their two beautiful children Scarlett and Joey Jr., Sarah is blessed to share her passion for dance with students and directors throughout the state. 
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