ADTS® Contests: Our contest schedules and results are online.

See why over 140 teams from mascots, through college and teams from overseas compete at this event
Special Events: Exciting events for your team! We offer several opportunities for a great experience, including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade™
One Day Dance Intensives: Inspire your team by taking them to a One Day Dance Intensive. Learn new routines and take technique to a new level.
Officer Headquarters: Our new section of articles for your officer line!
Summer Camps: Get the most professional training in the industry including team camps, officer camps, social officer camps, private camps.
Gussie Nell Davis:
See a pictoral of many events in the life of the founder of dance/drill team
Selecting Effective Performance Music :Always choose the best music for your routines
Countdown to a Successful Trip : Make sure that your team trip is perfect by planning ahead

Dancing Like a Lady
Using good judgement in choreoagraphy, costume and music will affect the 'total picture' of your routine

From a Judges Eyes
See how a judge views and critiques your routines

Find the results from past contests

We have advice for preparing for contest season, spring show
and much more on our Education Support page!

Also, make sure to check out dates and locations for our
American Dance Competitions.

Looking for an American Inspiration from last week, last month or last year, make sure to resource the Archives of past messages.


Inspired by Joyce Pennington, Pres. CEO

Thoughts for today and every day:

“Until you reach the end of the road, there’s still time to change the path you’ve chosen.”  Susan Gale
“All the advice in the world will never help you until you help yourself.”  Fred Van Amburgh

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.”  John Dewey

“At the end of the day, give up your worries and give thanks for the journey.”  Ben Vereen

Inspiration of the Week:

Give Yourself Away
By John Maxwell “The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player”

      As a team leader, how do you cultivate an attitude of selflessness?  Begin by doing the following:

  1. Being generous: If team members are willing to give of themselves generously to the team, then it is being set up to succeed.
  2. Avoid internal politics: Good team players worry about the benefit of their teammates more than themselves.
  3. Displaying loyalty: If you show the people on your team loyalty, they will return loyalty in kind.  Loyalty fosters unity, and unity breeds team success.
  4. Valuing interdependence more than independence: In the United States, we value independence highly, because it is often accompanied by innovation, hard work, and a willingness to stand for what’s right.  But independence taken too far is a characteristic of selfishness, especially if it begins to harm or hinder others.  Seneca stated, “You must live for others if you wish to live for yourself.”
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