At Masquerade, we pride ourselves on being the most exciting and fun-filled dance competition touring today! It is our mission to blend the thrill of Mardi Gras and the spirit of New Orleans with a well-organized and stress free competitive dance event. We have adopted the phrase “Laissez les bon temps roulez” which simply means ‘Let the good times roll!’
This year we are celebrating our 15th Anniversary season, and we have some special surprises in store to help commemorate fifteen years of building our Masquerade family! We are looking forward to another fifteen years of excellence in dance education, and the opportunity to engage with and help guide the next generation of talented artists.
Mr. Steven Boyd
“I met Steven Boyd when I was 10 years old, as a student at a dance convention. Steven was the greatest motivator and inspirational mentor anyone could have. He was happiest when he was making students more confident and determined. He was always helping to shape the lives of young artists by making them feel better about themselves. I know he did that for me. He took me under his wing, taught me valuable choreography lessons, and showed me how to be a better teacher. He introduced me to the giants of the industry and made sure that I felt welcomed and taken care of. Most importantly, he became my friend.
I hope every day that I am instilling the same kind of energy into the students I teach, in his honor, because from 10 years old I knew I wanted to be like Steven. I wanted to not just teach dance steps…I wanted to change lives. Steven Boyd changed my life and I will be forever grateful. He is the real, and true ‘Jazzman’.”
-Sarah Jo Fazio
Director, Choreographer, Instructor, Adjudicator, Mentor