The end of summer not only brings a new school year for dance studios, but it also begins the dance trade show season. We will be attending UDMA, United Dance Merchants of America, trade show in Edison NJ on the weekend of October 19-20. UDMA has three other dates as well. They are in Atlanta this weekend (9/28-29), Pittsburgh 10/5-6 (next weekend), and Chicago 10/12-13. Here’s a link to their website: https://www.udma.org/
The show features merchants who cover all aspects of the dance industry. Some of the categories that are present are costume companies, dancewear, shoes, flowers, videographers, photographers, tours, flooring, dance opportunities, trophies, competitions and conventions, recital ticketing, publications, and backdrops too, of course! Anything you can think of that has to do with the dance industry will be at these shows. Not only are there vendor exhibits but there are also presentations, give aways, and seminars.
It really is a great opportunity to check out new technology and new products. The costume companies typically have live models wearing their latest costume designs so that you can see the new fashions in living, moving color. We have an actual backdrop in our booth so that customers can see and feel what our product is like. Each vendor will have real examples of their product so that you will know exactly what you’ll be getting. There is no doubt that you can improve your business and productions by attending one of these shows. We hope to see you in New Jersey for sure, but we hope that you can make it to one of the shows.