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Grace Wakefield

Founder and Director for 35 years of Wakefield School of Dance, Grace has had an extensive professional and teaching career. Her dance background has enabled her to be adept at both teaching and choreography in the various departments of the performing arts.

 

She has toured with the U.S.O. entertaining our troops with many stars. Grace has taught and lectured dance in various schools and has given dance therapy in various hospitals to the handicapped and mental patients.

 

Grace Wakefield has choreographed many musicals including: Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Fiorello, Wish You Were Here, My Fair Lady and many others. Her students have gone on to fame in various shows, appeared in television, in commercials, and many more have become dance teachers.

 

In Dance Educators of America she held the office of membership chairman for 19 years, was Regional Director, served on the Board of Directors, and as President and Executive Director. In 1974 and 1987 she received an award from the Dance Educators of America in honor of her dedication and outstanding work.

 

Grace has judged for various organizations, as well as utilizing her expertise in business forums and children’s workshops coast to coast.

 

In 1990 she received the first Robert Christopher Award. In 1980 and 1991 Mexico honored her achievements in the Art of Dance.

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Alabama
Mar 14-16 | Birmingham, AL

Venue: Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
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TBA | Mobile, AL

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Alaska
Feb 14-16 | Anchorage, AK

Venue: Wendy Williamson Auditorium
Deadline: Jan 10, 2025
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Arizona
Mar 21-23 | Gilbert, AZ

Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Feb 14, 2025
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Arkansas
Feb 21-23 | Little Rock, AR

Venue: Maumelle High School
Deadline: Jan 24, 2025
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California
Mar 7-9 | San Jose, CA

Venue: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
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Mar 14-16 | Dublin, CA

Venue: Dublin High School
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Mar 21-23 | Fresno, CA

Venue: Saroyan Theatre
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April 11-13 | Anaheim, CA

Venue: Anaheim Marriott
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May 16-18 | Escondido, CA

Venue: California Center for the Arts, Escondido
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TBA | Classic Event

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TBA | Riverside, CA

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TBA | San Diego, CA

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Colorado
May 9-11 | Denver, CO

Venue: Westin Westminster
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Connecticut
March 14-16 | Hartford, CT

Venue: Connecticut Convention Center
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Apr 25-27 | Ledyard, CT

Venue: Foxwoods Resort ~ Rainmaker Expo Hall
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Florida
Feb 28-Mar 2 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: Charles F Dodge City Center
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Mar 21-23 | Ft. Myers, FL

Venue: Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida Southwestern State College
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Mar 28-30 | Tampa, FL

Venue: Florida State Fairgrounds
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Mar 28-30 | West Palm Beach, FL

Venue: Palm Beach County Convention Center
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Apr 4-6 | Jacksonville, FL

Venue: UNF Fine Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 28, 2025
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Apr 4-6 | Lakeland, FL

Venue: The Lakeland Center (RP Funding Center)
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TBA | Classic Event, Miami, FL

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TBA | Orlando, FL

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Georgia
Mar 14-16 | Atlanta, GA

Venue: Clayton Performing Arts Center
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Hawaii
Mar 28-30 | Honolulu, HI

Venue: TBD
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Illinois
Mar 21-23 | Collinsville, IL

Venue: Gateway Convention Center
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Apr 4-6 | Aurora, IL

Venue: Oswego East High School
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Indiana
Apr 25-27 | Classic Event - Indianapolis, IN

Venue: Warren Central High School
Deadline: Mar 21, 2025
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Iowa
February 7-9 | Davenport, IA

Venue: Adler Theatre
Deadline: Jan 3, 2025
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Kansas
March 7-9 | Wichita, KS

Venue: TBA
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Louisiana
Apr 4-6 | Baton Rouge, LA

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: Feb 28, 2025
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Maryland
Apr 4-6 | Laurel, MD

Venue: Laurel High School
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Apr 11-13 | Baltimore, MD

Venue: Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Deadline: Mar 7, 2025
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Apr 25-27 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Venue: The Show Place Arena at Prince George Equestrian Center
Deadline: Mar 21, 2025
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Massachusetts
Feb 14-16 | Andover, MA

Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
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Mar 14-16 | Lowell, MA

Venue: Lowell Memorial Auditorium
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May 9-11 | Springfield, MA

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
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Michigan
Mar 14-16 | Detroit, MI

Venue: Oxford High School
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Minnesota
Apr 25-27 | Minneapolis, MN

Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center
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Mississippi
Apr 4-6 | Biloxi, MS

Venue: Mississippi Coast Coliseum
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Missouri
Feb 14-16 | Kansas City, MO

Venue: Hyvee Arena
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Nebraska
Mar 21-23 | Omaha, NE

Venue: CHI Health Convention Center
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Nevada
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New Jersey
Jan 31-Feb 2 | Sewell, NJ

Venue: Republic Bank Performing Arts Center (formerly Investors Bank PAC)
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Feb 21-23 | Sparta, NJ

Venue: Sussex County Tech School
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Feb 28-March 2 | East Brunswick, NJ (I)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
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Feb 28-March 2 | Meadowlands, NJ (I)

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Mar 7-9 | Classic Event - Meadowlands, NJ (II)

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Mar 14-16 | East Brunswick, NJ (II)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
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Apr 11-13 | Manahawkin, NJ

Venue: Stafford Township Arts Center
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Apr 11-13 | Meadowlands, NJ (II)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
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May 2-4 | Classic Event - East Brunswick, NJ (II)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
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May 10-11 | Meadowlands, NJ (IV)

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May 16-18 | East Brunswick, NJ (IV)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
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May 16-18 | Freehold, NJ

Venue: iPlay America
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New Mexico
Apr 4-6 | Albuquerque, NM

Venue: Kiva Auditorium
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New York
Mar 7-9 | Syracuse, NY

Venue: The Oncenter
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Apr 4-6 | Long Island (I), NY

Venue: East Islip High School
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Apr 11-13 | Long Island, NY (II)

Venue: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts LIU Post
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May 2-4 | Buffalo, NY

Venue: Event Center at the Fairgrounds
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May 2-4 | Niagara Falls, NY

Venue: Niagara Falls Convention Center
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North Carolina
Mar 7-9 | Raleigh/Durham, NC

Venue: Durham Convention Center
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May 2-4 | Concord, NC

Venue: Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
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Ohio
May 2-4 | Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
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May 23-25 | Sandusky, OH

Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: Apr 18, 2025
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Oklahoma
Feb 28-Mar 2 | Tulsa, OK

Venue: Cox Business Center/Tulsa Convention Center
Deadline: Jan 24, 2025
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Oregon
Feb 28-Mar 2 | Portland, OR

Venue: Oregon Convention Center
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Pennsylvania
Mar 14-16 | Pittsburgh, PA (I)

Venue: Cornell High School
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Mar 28-30 | Pittsburgh, PA (II)

Venue: David Lawrence Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 21, 2025
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Mar 28-30 | Pittsburgh, PA (III)

Venue: Cornell High School
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Apr 25-27 | Oaks, PA

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Mar 21, 2025
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May 23-25 | Lancaster, PA

Venue: Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 18, 2025
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Rhode Island
Mar 28-30 | Providence, RI

Venue: The Vets RI
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South Carolina
Apr 4-6 | Spartanburg, SC

Venue: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 28, 2025
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Tennessee
Mar 21-23 | Murfreesboro, TN

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN State University
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May 16-18 | Memphis, TN

Venue: Renasant Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 11, 2025
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Texas
Apr 4-6 | Fort Worth, TX

Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
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Apr 25-27 | Austin, TX

Venue: Palmer Event Center
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TBA | Houston, TX

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Utah
April 24-26 | Salt Lake City, UT

Venue: Salt Palace Convention Center
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Virginia
April 11-13 | Classic Events - Woodbridge, VA (I)

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May 2-4 | Woodbridge, VA (II) (2 Locations)

Venue: 2 Locations
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May 9-11 | Hampton Roads, VA

Venue: Hampton Roads Convention Center
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Washington
Mar 21-23 | Spokane, WA

Venue: First Interstate Center for the Arts
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Apr 25-27 | Seattle, WA

Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
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West Virginia
TBA | Charleston, WV

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Wisconsin
Mar 21-23 | Madison, WI

Venue: River Arts Center
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Wyoming
Feb 28-Mar 1 | Gillette, WY

Venue: The Cam-Plex
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2025 Nationals

June 23-27 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: May 20, 2025
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June 23-27 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: TBD
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June 23-27 | Hershey, PA

Venue: Hershey Lodge
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June 27-July 1 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
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June 30-July 4 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
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July 1-5 | Wisconsin Dells, WI

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July 9-13 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
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July 13-17 | Myrtle Beach, SC

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