First Time Attendee Guide and FAQ
Tiffany Henderson with Amanda Scott
Twinkle Star Dance
Before the Conference
Q. When should I arrive?
We recommend arriving in New Orleans Thursday, August 16 and staying through Sunday, August 19; classes should be wrapped up by 3pm on Sunday.
Q. Where should I stay?
Discounted lodging is available from $159 per night at our host hotel the Omni Royal Orleans on a first come, first serve basis and must booked by July 18. You can book online here:
or over the phone
Q. What does my attendee fee cover?
Your attendee fee covers some included meals, access to all business and movement classes, and passes to the Twinkle Star Dance Fashion Show. Dance studio owners also have exclusive access to Studio Owner Only Sessions and a complimentary Cocktail Party.
Q. What should I wear?
We recommend wearing clothes you can comfortably move in if you plan on taking movement-based classes. For business sessions we recommend wearing business casual or your movement clothes and a light jacket or sweater. If you are a studio owner please bring cocktail attire for the hosted event.
Q. What should I bring?
We recommend bringing dance shoes (ballet, tap, jazz, and sneakers), your computer or tablet, and a list of goals you want to accomplish throughout the weekend.
Q. How do I register for the conference?
We would love for you to join us! You can register online here:
or over the phone at 925-583-2830.
During the Conference
Q. Where do I check in?
Early bird check in for the Twinkle Star Dance Annual Conference starts Thursday, August 16 from 6-8pm in front of the main ballroom. Regular check in begins Friday, August 17 at 7am prior to classes.
Q. What types of activities are available?
We have various types of activities throughout the weekend. Movement sessions geared towards your recreational dance students ages 2-12; Master classes with industry professionals to keep you inspired; Business sessions on systems to effectively run your dance studio business; Access to our vetted industry partners; Studio Owner Only sessions; and a Twinkle Star Dance Fashion Show.
Q. Do I have to attend each session? Can I bounce between sessions?
Yes, with an attendee pass you have access to all of the sessions over the weekend and you are welcome to bounce between movement and business sessions. Studio Owner Only sessions are closed sessions.
Q. Can I bring my spouse or guests to events?
We ask that only registered conference attendees are present at Twinkle Star Dance Annual Conference events. All registered attendees must be ages 18+.
Q. Are there events tailored to first time attendees or studio owners?
Yes, we have a session called “What is Twinkle Star Dance” which is an overview of Tiffany’s Twinkle Star method. In addition, we also offer Studio Owner Only Sessions and a complimentary Twinkle Star Dance training for all subscribers on Sunday.
Q. How can I network at the conference?
We encourage you to meet other attendees at the event. One of our favorite aspects is connecting with other dance teachers, studio owners, and administrators that do what we do year in and year out. We recommend sitting with new or different groups of people during sessions and events. Be sure to also exchange contact information so you can maintain your connections and support when you return to your home studio.
Q. How should I spend my evenings?
At the conclusion of the conference events we encourage you to explore one of our favorite cities, New Orleans! Some places we recommend are listed below:
- French Quarter
- Jackson Square
- Garden District
- Preservation Hall
- Royal Street
- Cafe Du Monde
- La Riviera Rooftop Bar at Omni Royal Orleans
- Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge
- Fritzel's European Jazz Pub
- Arnaud’s French 75 Bar
After the Conference
- Implement Twinkle Star Dance in your studio
- Follow up with new friends and contacts
- Fill out the post-conference attendee survey
- Save the date for next year!
Join us for the
August 17-19 in New Orleans. Register by Friday, April 13 with promo code EVENT40 and Save $40 in conference fees.