JUST FOR PETITES AND MINIS...

IT'S MINI MAYHEM AT DECADANCE!

Our annual dance convention day designed just for ages nine and under.

Special guest Heather Booysen treats our 2023 Mini Mayhem guests to their very own book reading! In Heather's book Marley Takes The Stage, Marley gets ready for her her first dance performance. She joins her dance friends as they learn about everything that goes on backstage and watch each other take turns dancing on stage during dress rehearsal. Marley and her friends also visually showcase what dancers in the real world look like. Each and every dancer varies from the next and has a visual representation of inclusion and diversity in dance style, body type, age, ethnicity, gender, and ability. Included after the story are images of real life dancers with the same varied representations, celebrating and honoring the beautiful and amazing dancers of the world.

As you'll see in our 2023 recap video above, there's just nothing like a room of young dancers eager to get creative with teachers who LOVE to work with this specific age group.

DECAdance proudly hosts a signature event each October just for minis and petites. Dancers under the age of nine have a full convention day dedicated to their age group called DECAdance MINI MAYHEM.

Halloween costumes are worn, giggles abound, and most importantly - we create a schedule that accommodates this particular age group. With shorter classes and bonus breakout sessions to break up the day, these young dancers get to learn, stretch their creative muscles and bop around to their own beat under the loving guidance of our staff. (ICYMI, most of our staff are parents to children under the ages of 5. Our staff and the faculty we hire for this particular event are all very familiar with how to best support this age group!)

We feature surprise special guests, like Heather Booysen, author of Marley Takes The Stage, pictured here giving our 2023 Mini Mayhem guests their very own book reading!

We order plenty of pizza, offer surprise bonus activities and of course - we host a huge dance party at the end of the day (seriously, does it get any better?).

Held in the Edison, NJ area every October, Mini Mayhem is one of our favorite days of the year. This year's Mini Mayhem event is set for October 27th, 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn Edison. We cap this event at 50 dancers to ensure the best experience for all of our attendees.

Families are welcome to register MINI MAYHEM dancers on their own using the link above.

If you are a studio owner looking to register a group of students, please contact us for a group code!

Looking for a dance convention experience for ages 10 and up?

View all of our 2024 convention experiences below.

MINI MAYHEM IN NJ: 10.27.24

MINI MAYHEM 2024

HILTON GARDEN INN EDISON

OCTOBER 27TH, 2024

Although this event for dancers aged 9 and under has a different schedule than our other "un"conventions, it's still built with that DECAdifference flair.

DECAdance proudly hosts a signature event each October just for minis and petites. Dancers under the age of nine have a full convention day dedicated to their age group called DECAdance Mini Mayhem. Halloween costumes are worn, giggles abound, and our guest teachers are carefully selected so that our youngest dancers have classes with educators who specifically work with this age group. We bring in special guests, order plenty of pizza, offer surprise bonus activities and of course - we host a huge dance party at the end of the day (seriously, does it get any better?)

Families may register directly using this link. Studios may email us to register a group of students and save!

poconos, pa "un"convention: 11.03.24

pennsylvania "un"convention 2024

chateau hotel

november 3rd, 2024

This schedule is currently being built but will include two of the following styles: Bollywood, Latin and/or African dance classes in addition to genres like hip hop, contemporary, jazz and tap dance. Dancers will be sent home with practices to apply to their technical training and engage in strength and conditioning that empowers them to know and understand their bodies a little better when the day is through.

Read more about our "un"convention and what inspired the experience on our

"unconvention" webpage here.

Families may register directly using this link. Studios may email us to register a group of students and save!

somerset, nj "un"convention: 11.10.24

new jersey "un"convention 2024

delta hotels somerset

november 10th, 2024

Featuring live music and genres paired together for a very intentional artistic experience, New Jersey's "un"convention is going to be really special this year. Sessions may include ballet and Bollywood paired together, Latin and jazz, or African dance and tap dance. Students will be stretched - both literally and figuratively - outside their comfort zone! Anatomy-based education will start the day and each teacher will share expertise with dancers in a way that empowers them to continue practicing long after the day is through.

We are so excited to debut this experience with live music, in partial tribute to Andrea Mychaels who we lost in 2024. Andrea was an original DECA team member who also sang with big bands and rock bands across the tri-state area. We'll honor her with an epic day of dedication, education, creativity and artistry in Somerset, NJ.

Read more about our "un"convention and what inspired the experience on our

"unconvention" webpage here.

Families may register directly using this link. Studios may email us to register a group of students and save!

connecticut "un"convention: 11.17.24

connecticut "un"convention 2024

courtyard new haven orange/milford

november 17th, 2024

This schedule is currently being built but will include two of the following styles: Bollywood, Latin and/or African dance classes in addition to genres like hip hop, contemporary, jazz and tap dance. Dancers will be sent home with practices to apply to their technical training and engage in strength and conditioning that empowers them to know and understand their bodies a little better when the day is through.

Read more about our "un"convention and what inspired the experience on our

"unconvention" webpage here.

Families may register directly using this link. Studios may email us to register a group of students and save!

Select footage from 2023 events!

Special guests and breakout sessions at MINI MAYHEM 2023

2023 convention highlights from PA and NJ

Our group choreography video from FACES OF DECA 2023

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We include DECAdates to remember and special savings just for subscribers, dance product and podcast recommendations from our amazing partners, and event highlights that allow studios to celebrate their accomplishments throughout the season!

COLLABORATION CREATES COMMUNITY

We are proud to partner with these amazing industry leaders who are paving the way for a healthy and inclusive dance industry for ALL. Not just dancers, but adjudicators, studio owners, artistic leaders, educators, families and their communities as well.

Read more about our partnerships and their contributions to DECAdance Conventions and Competitions here!

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