• MARCH 16-18, 2018

  • ABOUT MONSTERS A-LIST

    Don't miss our Monsters A-List Convention + Competition, bringing you even more opportunities to grow as a dancer and connect with the commercial dance industry.

     

    Come experience the same quality and energy you have come to love during Monsters Dance weekends, but with MONSTERS A-LIST we have a full all-hiphop competition you can't find anywhere else!

     

    Train with our AMAZING FACULTY all weekend and COMPETE your hip hop dances as a soloist, a duo/trio, small or large group.

     

    Not a competition dancer? NO PROBLEM. All dancers and groups welcome - no invitation or qualification needed! Great for the hungry dancer looking to train, as well as the dancer looking to show off their skills for professional feedback, placement awards, and cash prizes!

  • FACULTY

    Check out who taught in Dallas!

    #squadgoals

  • PLAYLIST

    Songs used at the convention - take a look!

    FEFE BURGOS

    INT | Emoji A Chain by Migos

    ADV | Get Up by Sarz & DJ Tunez feat Flash -AND- Mars Vs. Venus by Usher

    JARED JENKINS

    INT | Damn! by Youngbloodz feat. Lil’ Jon

    ADV | Bossy by Star Cast feat KeKe Palmer

    LAURA EDWARDS

    JR | Bad Man by Missy Elliot

    INT | No Limit by G Eazy

    ADV | You’ll Find a Way by Santigold

    LEE DANIEL

    JR | It Takes Two by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock

    INT | Can’t Stop Wont Stop by Usher

    ADV | Caramelo Duro by Miguel feat. Kali Uchis

    MEL CHARLOT

    JR | MotownPhilly by Boyz II Men

    INT | New Freezer by Rich The Kid feat. Kendrick Lamar

    ADV | Ima Boss by Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross -AND- Dumb by Jazmine Sullivan

    NATE POOLE

    JR | Drum Machine by FTSE

    INT | Hyperparadise (GANZ FLIP) by Flume

    ADV | Lavish by TT the Artist

    SEAN BANKHEAD

    JR | I Got Moves (#UsherRaymond) by Miss Mulatto feat. C-White

    INT | Rover by BlocBoy JB

    ADV | You Got Permission by Tank -AND- F’ it Up by Tank

  • A-LIST COMPETITION RESULTS

    SOLO - 9-12

    1st: KENNEDY NICHOLS “TRY AGAIN”

    2nd: ZOE GARDNER “SWEET DREAMS”

    3rd: NEHA GUNDBUGULA “BASIC”

    SOLO - 13-16

    1st: GABE MORGAN “U-TURN”

    2nd: CHLOE CARTHEN “MISSING YOU”

    3rd: ANIYA GUYTON “JUICE”

    SOLO - 17 & OVER

    1st: CHRISTINE CHANHAO “CHRISTINE C”

    2nd: JAE YOON “COME CLOSER”

    3rd: QUINCY PIPELLA “QUINCY P”

    DUO/TRIO - 8 & UNDER

    1st: RIDING DIRTY

    DUO/TRIO - 9-12

    1st: I NEED IT

    2nd: LITTLE QUEENS

    3rd: LOVE

    DUO/TRIO - 13-16

    1st: COLE & ELIJAH

    2nd: I’LL BE

    3rd: PARTY

    DUO/TRIO - 17 & OLDER

    1st: AMY & MADI

    2nd: EMILY & RYAN

    3rd: THE PURGE

    SMALL GROUP - 8 & UNDER

    1st: BANJI

    2nd: CAR WASH

    3rd: CHAIN HANG LOW

    SMALL GROUP - 9-12

    1st: LOSE CONTROL

    2nd: THE INNOVATORS

    3rd: NO BOYS ALLOWED

    SMALL GROUP - 13-16

    1st: J-U-I-C-E

    2nd: THE ONE WITH THE DANCING

    3rd: BCB

    SMALL GROUP - 17 & OLDER

    1st: HARDKORE

    2nd: SAY IT

    3rd: A WOMAN SCORNED

    LARGE GROUP - 8 & UNDER

    1st: HOKEY POKEY

    2nd: LITTLE EINSTEINS

    LARGE GROUP - 9-12

    1st: EVOLUTION OF BOY BANDS

    2nd: I GOT IT

    3rd: FORE

    LARGE GROUP - 13-16

    1st: REMIXX

    2nd: DROPPIN A MIXTAPE

    3rd: J CREW

    LARGE GROUP - 17 & OLDER

    1st: MEAN MOMS

    2nd: LARGE AND IN CHARGE

    3rd: C.B.

    TOP SCORING GROUP ROUTINES FROM EACH AGE DIVISION

    8 & UNDER: HOKEY POKEY

    9-12: EVOLUTION OF BOY BANDS

    13-16: REMIXX

    17 & OLDER: HARDKORE

    JUDGES' CHOICE

    ENTERTAINMENT AWARD

    Most entertaining or show-stopping routine of the entire competition

    J-U-I-C-E -AND- HARDKORE

    OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD

    Recognizes the competition’s most creative and versatile choreographer

    CHRISTINE C

  • MONSTERS SHOW NOMINEES

    These dancers were selected out of hundreds to be nominated for the Monsters Show. All nominees receive a VIP Tour Pass, enabling them to attend unlimited Monsters conventions free for one full year. At the tour's end, Monsters faculty members review the audition footage and select the cast. For many, this selection validates years of hard work and investment in their craft. Through this project, we aim to develop professional, hard working and determined performers who will entertain for years to come.

     

    As of last year's show, Monsters released its inaugural KIDS CAST, where dancers 14 and younger go through a similar nomination and selection process. Kids Cast nominees receive 3 free Monsters weekends of their choice, and those chosen for the show have the opportunity to perform alongside the Cast in several routines. They are then part of the next generation of dancers eligible to be selected for the main Cast when they are older.

    Aajah Sauter

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Deneil Bell

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Jada Walker

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Kennedi Lindsey

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Elijah Westgate

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Mariana Martinez

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Meka Vincini

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Myah Taylor

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Congrats, dancers! See you again soon!

    JUNIOR LEVEL

    Gabby Garcia

    Presley Davenport

    Tori Powitz

    Avery Bird
    Harper Morris

    Avery Colon

    Zoe Gardner

    Brooklin Foster
    Vivi Fyman-King

    Michelle Short

    Janyah Core

    Morgan Cooke
    Audrey Jaques

    Alyssa Barker

    Natalie Arroyo

    Nalani Patterson

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    Gabriela Guasto

    Tre Jaques

    Elizabeth Ducksworth

    Skyler Johnson

    Madison Manning
    Easton Bright

    Madilynn Meraz
    Zoe Mcclendon

    Mikel Anderson

    Kendall Moshay
    Natalia Gutierrez

    Ryan Dunn
    Jayci Buford

    Dalton Shackelford

    Alexis Pitzaferro

    Brooklyn Parker
    Isabella Mejia

    Meg Davis

    Meah Bordelon

    Trent Holley

    ADVANCED/INDUSTRY LEVEL

    Natiesha Magoon

    Jordan Laza

    Paige Hail

    Zayre Ibarra
    Denisse Cervantez Vera

    Arnold Villarreal

    Cameron Giles
    Jorge Gudino

    Sterling Layer
    Lilee Blakley

    Alishia Williams
    Sarah Alanis

    Sebastian Garcia

    Aniya Guyton

    Kendall Edwards

    Aaron Callegari

    Akayla Gardner

  • VENUE

    WESTIN DALLAS PARK CENTRAL

    12720 Merit Dr

    Dallas, TX 75251

    (972) 385-3000

  • SAMPLE SCHEDULE

    Competition schedule may vary based on number of routines.

    Typical schedule will be Solos/Duos/Trios on Friday and Groups on Saturday - subject to change.

     

    *schedule may vary in 2019

    SAMPLE FRIDAY

    4-9 PM | Registration & Check-In
    6-9 PM | Competition for Solos, Duos, Trios

    9-10 PM | Industry Level* Bonus Class 1

    10-11 PM | Industry Level* Bonus Class 2

    *No bonus classes for Junior/Intermediate/Advanced Levels

    SAMPLE SATURDAY

    7:45-9 AM | Registration & Check-In

    8:45-9 AM | Warm-up & Announcements*

    *9:45 AM | Junior Warm-up

    9 AM-12 PM | Classes
    12-1 PM | Lunch

    1-1:30 PM | Faculty Q&A
    1:30-3:30 PM | Classes
    3:30-5:30 PM | Dinner Break
    5:30-9 PM | Competition for Group Routines

    -AND- FREESTYLE BATTLES

    SAMPLE SUNDAY

    8-9:30 AM | Auditions, INT & ADV*

    8-9:30 AM | Parent's Chat & Dance Class, JR ROOM

    9:30-11:30 AM | JR Audition + Classes Continue, All Levels
    11:30 AM-12:30 PM | Lunch
    12:30-2:30 PM | Classes
    2:30-3:30 PM | Awards & Final Show

  • PRICING

    *fees may vary in 2019

    JUNIOR LEVEL

    Early/Standard/Late

    $200 | $220 | $240

    • Your introduction to Monsters Dance
    • Recommended for ages 6-10
    • 1+ years dance experience
    • More classes (9 total) starting Friday night 

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    Early/Standard/Late

    $230 | $250 | $270

    • Recommended for ages 11-14
    • 3+ years dance experience
    • More classes now starting Friday night

    ADVANCED LEVEL

    Early/Standard/Late

    $230 | $250 | $270

    • Recommended for ages 15 & up
    • 6+ years dance experience
    • More classes now starting Friday night

    INDUSTRY UPGRADED LEVEL

    Early/Standard/Late

    $280 | $300 | $320

    • Upgrade your Advanced Level registration

    • Ages 16 & up ONLY

    • All-Level Access Pass - perfect for teachers

    • Plus 2 intense Industry Training Classes

    OBSERVER PASSES

    Standard/Door

    $35 | $55

    • Full Weekend Pass to watch classes

    • Excludes Audition & Industry Level classes

    COMPETITION FEES

    Standard/Door

    • Solo $105 | $115 
    • Duo/Trio $55 | $65
    • Small Group (4-9 dancers) $40 | $50
    • Large Group (10+ dancers) $40 | $50
    • Admission FREE
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    DIRECT +1 (410) 630-1235
    EMAIL info@monstersdance.com

    Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST*

    *Limited phone hours on the Fridays of event dates.