GRAPEVINE, Texas -- We’ve all heard the saying, “dance like no one is watching.” But sometimes, everyone is watching.
That rang true for a group of dance hopefuls on Thursday at the 2016 Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition.
It changed the dance world in 1981 and has since become the model for choreography and technique with over 2,000,000 dancers spinning through.
Some of these young stars have ended up on shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and even "Dancing with the Stars!"
During the competition, young dance stars from all over were strutting their stuff at the Gaylord Convention Center.
The dancers from Barbara’s School of Dance traveled all the way from Anchorage, Alaska just to get a taste of the action.
"It’s really cool because in Alaska, we don't have a lot of big competitions, so we're really excited to be here and to meet all the new dancers,” Caitlin Roberts told NewsFix.
While receiving a high score is pretty sweet, President and Co-Founder Joe Tremaine believes more in teaching life lessons than anything else.
"Dance training is life training. Yea, they learn so much in dance classes that they take with them for their entire lives,” said Tremaine.
After all, for these young performers, dance is life!