Join us at the 2013 UDMA Costume Preview Show

19th Jun 2013

including Practical Dance Seminars

You can fill out the form and submit your registration for the shows online, or print out the registration form, and mail or fax it in.

  • Please note that NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE EXHIBIT HALL, INCLUDING INFANTS. INFANTS ARE NOT ALLOWED UNDER ANY CONDITIONS, EVEN IF IN A CARRIER. (exceptions are only made for models hired by the individual vendors).
  • IF YOU REGISTER ONLINE and did not attend in the last couple of years, please also be sure to mail your proof of profession to the address below, or fax it to 800-517-6070. (business card, letterhead, etc) We register by the studio, therefore proof is not required for each person in your party, but we rely on you to make sure only dance teachers, studio owners, dance coaches, studio costumers, etc are included in your studio/school registration.
    *Note: if you attended last year, proof of profession is not necessary.
  • If you register three weeks or more prior to the show date, you will receive your name badge, map of the exhibit floor, directions, and other materials in the mail approximately 2 weeks prior to the show date. If you register later than that, your registration materials will be at the registration desk the day of the show.

Call 800-304-UDMA (8362), fax 800-517-6070, or e-mail office@udma.org with questions.

Mailing Address:
United Dance Merchants of America
PO Box 218
Granville, MA 01034

Help improve your business & get away to Las Vegas

19th Jun 2013

WHY Dance Teacher Web LIVE?

Discover the many ways Dance Teacher Web LIVE gives YOU more than any other Summer dance conference…

MORE Movement Sessions and Business Seminars to choose from

  • Movement sessions packed with fresh content and ideas
  • A syllabus you won’t find anywhere else for ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, modern, and many more genres
  • Choreography and strategies for all levels
  • K-12 syllabus structure and classwork
  • Tips and tactics to take your students to the next level in the studio and at competitions
  • Seminars, demonstrations and “hands on” workshops designed to send you home with more practical, immediately usable, material than ever before
  • Management and Marketing Strategies, Financial and Insurance Plans, Tax and Employee Problems and much more
  • You are not locked into any one track.  Mix movement classes and business  sessions as you see fit

MORE World Class Faculty

  • Conference faculty represent the best   “teachers’ teachers.” They will share their  expertise to help you achieve attainable  goals and ignite your creativity
  • Unprecedented access to business  specialists ready to guide and help you

MORE Affordable Luxury

  • Our intimate venue is the 4 Diamond  rated Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa.  An incredible oasis near the majestic Red  Rock mountains and minutes from the  action of the Las Vegas Strip
  • An incredible room rate of $115 per night
  • Complimentary airport and Strip shuttles

 MORE Special Events and Hospitality

  • Fantastic Opening Night Party, daily  breakfast and themed afternoon snack  breaks
  • Show and shopping trips

MORE EXPO Resources and Prizes

  • Our Expo features the top names in the dance industry and beyond
  • Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes awaiting lucky attendees
  • Schedule a private appointment with one  of the knowledgeable exhibitors and get the one on one help you need

Memory Makers featured in NWI Times

05th Dec 2013

History of Whiting includes the history of local


By Gayle Faulkner Kosalko Times Columnist

One of the inspiring things about Whiting history is that many of our families have been important in local businesses for generations.

When Joseph Chrustowski came to Whiting from Poland in around 1900, he opened up a tailor shop. In the 1930’s, Joseph’s son, John, took over the Whiting News Store, Whiting’s premiere stationery store.

John’s son, Jay, took over the business the in the 1970’s and there’s not a person in the community who doesn’t remember going there to buy penny candy after school.

When Abe Winsberg arrived in Whiting in the late 1800’s, he opened one of the community’s first clothing establishments. His son, Hershel, joined Abe in the business and Winsberg’s exclusive men’s store was a staple of downtown Whiting until the early 1980’s.

Abe’s granddaughter and artist Kathy Winsberg opened her first art shop in Whiting more than 30 years ago. Her lovely art and antique store, Full Circle Art, unfortunately was lost this year during the January fire.

Today we see another family owned business going into its third generation. Memory Makers Inc. began three generations ago in 1949 when John A. Lovasko established Lovasko Studio in a New York Avenue storefront.

As a kid, I remember how neat it was to look at their showcase windows full of the huge professional photo portraits on display. By the 1990’s, the exterior of the store had been revamped with wonderful colors and gingerbread trim making it one of the prettiest and unusual looking buildings in town.

In 1989, John A. Lovasko’s son, John, inherited the family business and took it in a new and different direction. While his dad did portrait work, John went “on the road,” photographing schools, proms, dance studios and Little League teams, many of which he’s still doing 30 years later.

With his creative entrepreneurial talents, John’s Memory Makers now goes all over the country shooting photos.

All through high school, John gained his experience by working with his dad. His own son, Jon, by the time he was a sixth-grader, worked right alongside his dad and his granddad at the studio and Jon remembers these times as his own fondest memory making moments.

Even back then, Jon brought something new to the business. . .the world of the computer. Today, Memory Makers is technically on the cutting edge thanks to Jon, now a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in sales and marketing management. His branding skills and business acumen have helped  the family business move forward.

Because the business expanded so much, the Lovaskos built a new and larger studio on 119th Street four years ago and since that move, have added another entire new huge space to accommodate their growing business.

The owners of Memory Makers are and have been smart and innovative, successfully changing with the times.

“I loved growing up with the whole generation thing and that’s what makes me so passionate about the business,” said Jon Lovasko. Looking around the beautiful new studio, he added, “I wish Grandpa could be here to see this.”

Now Introducing…PHOTO DAZZLE, Rhinestone Accented Photos!

13th Jan 2015

Custom made, mounted, 8 x 10 portrait, accented with SWAROVSKI Crystals! Also receive a FREE frame with your Photo Dazzle. Certificate of authenticity included with every photo.

Check out the intro video here: http://youtu.be/sp_uow9Dcgw