All American Talent


Here's what some of our studio directors say about us

Colleen Parker

Artistic Director
Dance Explosion, MD

Attended AAT for over 25 yrs. Always a class act event. Thanks to Susan and her staff for the many yrs of not only holding the best competition but making it feel like we are coming home to family. Look forward to many more years filled with memories.

Rebecca Montalbano

Director, Dance Mechanix, NY
5 Star Review 5/4/14

My new favorite competition! Entered handful of novice students and were not treated any differently than the big studios, as is sometimes the case at other competitions. By far the best run, most organized and overall most pleasant competition I’ve ever attended. Judges are exceptional! Finally I’ve received useful feedback that my dancers can truly benefit from. Definitely bringing my team back!

Mara Merritt

Director, Merritt Dance Center, NY
Marlene Merritt president Chapter #8 DMA

Our experience at AAT keeps us going back. Staff is helpful, approachable & extremely generous. Several of our students received scholarships to Broadway Dance Ctr. A positive experience for teachers, students and parents.

Nicole Swope

Centre Dance/AVID Dance Productions
Dance Masters of America, Chapter 10 Member

We took a large group of our dance team to AAT and were happy with the classes and the well organized competition. Staff was both friendly and accommodating.

Sharon Mitchell

Mitchell Performing Arts, NY

“Attended AAT for over 15 yrs. Event is run with finesse & highest level of class. Always on time, fair & impartial. Judges Critiques are constructive with positive feedback. Staff very helpful and supportive. Love this competition!”

Jennifer Lambert

Assistant Director
Dance Explosion Performing Arts, MD

Our studio’s favorite competition. Started here as a dancer & now a teacher bringing my dancers. Staff makes us feel like family. Our parents love the competition’s atmosphere and our kids look forward to AAT each year!

Annette Vallone

Landrum School of Performing Arts

I have attended the All American Talent Awards for the past 35 years and I could not say enough about Susan Yushko and her staff. She has created an envioremnt that fosters all areas of the performing arts and was the first competion to included so many wonderful categories for the dancer/performer to express themselves. Susan and her staff has always made our studio feel welcomed as if we were going home to family. In essense the All American Talent Awards is very much part of the history of our school and I could not be happier to have made that choice 35 years ago. We made some of the most wonderful memories during our yearly trip to Harrisburg during the Thanksgiving weekend. Memories my alumni students will cherish forever. We wish Susan continued success you are a class act!

A successful weekend for Dance Explosion! Anami Ramacandra, Edna Lee Dance Studio Dancers enjoying the fruits of their labors!