Dance Force Xpress - Michigan Dance Competitions
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About Dance Force Xpress

Dance Force Xpress was created in 2011 as an outlet to Michigan’s growing community of talented dancers, instructors, and choreographers.

Our competitions take place at several state-of-the-art facilities in Michigan.  Those looking for a new competition venue will find Dance Force Xpress to be a valuable experience, with some of the lowest registration rates, and highest prize amounts at any regional event!  Performers will take home ribbons, pins, medals, and trophies, as well as usable feedback and great memories of our family-friendly event.  

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our team!


DANIELLE ~ Director

With over 30 years of experience in dance performance, instruction, judging, choreographing, and directing of camps, clinics, and competitions, Danielle has developed Dance Force Xpress with one goal; a positive and affordable experience for Michigan's dancers, dance families, studio owners, instructors, and choreographers.

Having trained at both a small local studio in her early childhood, as well as a large competitive studio in her teen years, Danielle understands that talented dancers come out of every studio. Her judging experience includes judging for professional dance team auditions, middle school and high school dance and pom team auditions, regional junior cheerleading competitions, State level dance and pompon competitions, and more.  She has instructed classes for the past 16 years for students as young as three years old.

In 2014, Danielle married everyone's favorite backstage manager, Mr. Mike.  They welcomed their first son in September of 2016.  Being born and raised in Michigan, Danielle enjoys connecting the dance community across the state with the growth of Dance Force Xpress!


Melissa's ProfileMELISSA - Event Coordinator/Emcee
With an extensive background in pom and dance, Melissa not only enjoys her role with DFX because of the constant exposure to new routines and the all around competition atmosphere, she also loves to be on the mic and isn't afraid to be in front of the crowd!

 "My most memorable events are the ones when a spectator (usually a grandpa or dad) approaches me and says, "Wow, this was a really fun day!", and thanks us for putting on a great event.  We're all reminded to keep a professional, yet fun and approachable, presence as event staff.  When we get to take a quick 'stretch break' if we're ahead of schedule, it's awesome to play a fun song, turn around, and see spectators not only stretching, but many of them dancing in the aisle!" 
Married in 2013, Melissa and her husband Brian reside in Goodrich, Michigan, with their daughter, and puppy "Panda". 

DESTINEE - Technical Support

Destinee has been with Dance Force Xpress for the past 5 years and brings valuable technical skills to our team.  We consider her our computer guru, and appreciate her dedication to keeping our judging area running smoothly, and offering new and innovative ideas in the off season to make things more streamlined!  You will find her at the judging area assisting with tabulation of scores and filing of comment videos, as well as at our sales area at time.  As a self-proclaimed 'non-dancer', Destinee has truly enjoyed learning more about the dance world and meeting new people through this journey. 





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* COMPETITION JUDGE for Spring of 2019*
Potential judges should be experienced as a performer, choreographer, and/or instructor in the areas of ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop.  Judges rotate between creating verbal critique recordings, and writing score sheets.    We ask that our judges are not currently instructors at competitive dance studios in Michigan.  Those who are not currently instructing at a competitive studio, (instructing workshops at various studios is permitted), may send their resume to

* STAFF ASSISTANTS for Spring of 2019 *
We are looking for three recent graduates (past 3 years) who have competed in our events in the past to join our STAFF ASSISTANT team.  These members will assist our sales, judging, and event staff at events during the 2019 season.  STAFF ASSISTANT applicants must be able to attend at least 2 of the 3 scheduled Studio Dance Competitions.  This is a paid position.  For more information, please email with the title of STAFF ASSISTANT (Your Name) as the email title, and tell us a little bit about yourself and why you think you would be a good fit for our team!  Don't forget to include your contact information! 

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