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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.

2023 SCHEDULE

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2023 Schedule

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Feb 3-5 | Sewell, NJ

Venue: Republic Bank Performing Arts Center (formerly Investors Bank PAC)
Deadline: Jan 6, 2022
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February 10-12 | Davenport, IA

Venue: Adler Theatre
Deadline: Jan 13, 2023
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Feb 17-19 | Andover, MA

Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
Deadline: Jan 20, 2023
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Feb 17-19 | Kansas City, MO (Two Locations)

Venue: Hyvee Arena
Deadline: Jan 20, 2023
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Feb 17-19 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Osceola Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Jan 20, 2023
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Feb 17-19 | Redondo Beach, CA

Venue: Centinela Valley Center for the Arts
Deadline: Jan 20, 2023
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Feb 24-26 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Westgate Casino
Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
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Feb 24-25 | Lowell, MA

Venue: Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
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Feb 24-25 | Meadowlands, NJ (I)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
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Feb 24-26 | Portland, OR

Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
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Feb 24-26 | Tulsa, OK

Venue: Cox Business Center/Tulsa Convention Center
Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
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Mar 3-5 | East Brunswick, NJ (I)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Feb 3, 2023
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Mar 3-5 | Gillette, WY

Venue: The Cam-Plex
Deadline: Feb 3, 2023
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Mar 3-5 | Honolulu, HI

Venue: Leeward Theatre
Deadline: Feb 3, 2023
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Mar 3-5 | Riverside, CA

Venue: Fox Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 3, 2023
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Mar 9-12 | Raleigh/Durham, NC

Venue: Durham Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Baton Rouge, LA

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Charleston, WV

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Indianapolis, IN

Venue: Warren Central High School
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Meadowlands, NJ (II)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | Murfreesboro, TN

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN State University
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 10-12 | San Jose, CA

Venue: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 11-12 | Providence, RI

Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
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Mar 17-19 | Fresno, CA

Venue: Fresno Convention Center – Saroyan Theatre
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 17-19 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: Charles F Dodge City Center
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 17-19 | Mobile, AL

Venue: Mobile Civic Center
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 17-19 | Pittsburgh, PA (I)

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 18-19 | St. Louis, MO/Collinsville, IL

Venue: Gateway Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Atlanta, GA

Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Ft. Myers, FL

Venue: Florida South Western State College
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Gilbert, AZ

Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Omaha, NE

Venue: CHI Health Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Sparta, NJ

Venue: Sussex County Tech School
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Syracuse, NY

Venue: Landmark Theater
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Waterford, MI

Venue: Oxford High School
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 24-26 | Wichita, KS

Venue: Maize South High School
Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Albuquerque, NM

Venue: Kiva Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Biloxi, MS

Venue: Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Houston, TX

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Fort Worth, TX

Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Laurel, MD

Venue: Laurel High School
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Pittsburgh, PA (II)

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Spartanburg, SC

Venue: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Mar 31-Apr 2 | Towson, MD

Venue: Goucher College
Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
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Apr 14-16 | Aurora, IL

Venue: Oswego East High School
Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
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Apr 14-16 | East Brunswick, NJ (II)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
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Apr 14-16 | Madison, WI

Venue: River Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
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Apr 14-16 | Seattle, WA

Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Freehold, NJ

Venue: iPlay America
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Jacksonville, FL

Venue: University of N FL Fine Arts
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Lakeland, FL

Venue: The Lakeland Center (RP Funding Center)
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Little Rock, AR

Venue: Statehouse Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Long Island (Sports Hub), NY

Venue: Long Island Sports Hub
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Long Island (West Islip HS), NY

Venue: West Islip High School
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Manahawkin, NJ

Venue: Stafford Township Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Meadowlands, NJ (III)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 21-23 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Venue: Prince George’s Equestrian Center
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 22-23 | Anaheim, CA

Venue: Mariott Anaheim
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 28-30 | Austin, TX

Venue: Palmer Event Center
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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Apr 28-30 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: Charles F Dodge City Center
Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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Apr 28-30 | Minneapolis, MN

Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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Apr 28-30 | Oaks, PA

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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Apr 28-30 | Uncasville, CT

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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May 4-7 | Niagara Falls, NY

Venue: Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Deadline: Apr 7, 2023
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May 5-7 | Concord, NC

Venue: Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
Deadline: Apr 7, 2023
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May 5-7 | East Brunswick, NJ (III)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Apr 7, 2023
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May 5-7 | Woodbridge, VA (2 Locations)

Venue: Hylton High School / Forest Park High School
Deadline: Apr 7, 2023
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May 12-14 | Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 12-14 | Denver, CO

Venue: Westin Westminster
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 12-14 | Hampton Roads, VA

Venue: Hampton Roads Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 12-14 | San Diego, CA

Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 12-14 | Springfield, MA

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 13-14 | Meadowlands, NJ (IV)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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May 19-21 | East Brunswick, NJ (IV)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Apr 21, 2023
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May 19-21 | Escondido, CA

Venue: California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Deadline: Apr 19, 2023
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May 19-21 | Memphis, TN

Venue: Renasant Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 21, 2023
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May 26-28 | Lancaster, PA

Venue: Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 28, 2023
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May 26-28 | Sandusky, OH

Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: Apr 28, 2023
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2023 Nationals

June 19-23 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Deadline: May 19, 2023
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June 26-30 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: June 2, 2023
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June 26-30 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
Deadline: June 2, 2023
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June 26-30 | Uncasville, CT

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: June 2, 2023
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July 2-6 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Deadline: June 2, 2023
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July 4-8 | Wisconsin Dells, WI

Venue: Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
Deadline: June 4, 2023
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July 11-15 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Venue: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 11, 2023
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July 16-20 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 18, 2023
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