• CHICAGO, IL

    NOVEMBER 16-18, 2018

    WESTIN CHICAGO NORTH SHORE

     

    Monsters Dance is the only all hip hop dance event, offering instruction from industry professionals and giving dancers real opportunities!

     

    Monsters tours the country with its three-day dance workshops instructed by its world renowned faculty of choreographers, plus auditions for thousands of dollars in scholarships, seminars, performance opportunities, freestyle battles, and much more!

  • FACULTY LINEUP

    Check out who taught in Chicago!

  • 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.

    ANNIE FRANKLIN

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KEVIN MAHER

    CARLY LAWRENCE

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KEVIN MAHER

    KARLO FAMILARA

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KEVIN MAHER

    STANLEY MUNOZ

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KEVIN MAHER

    JACOB KAISER

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: CHONIQUE SNEED

    JORDAN RICHARDSON

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: RHAPSODY JAMES

    KENNEDY FULLER

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: CHONIQUE SNEED

    MADELYN GARCIA

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: RHAPSODY JAMES

    NIYAH DONALDSON

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KEVIN MAHER

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Congrats, Chicago dancers! See you again soon!

    JUNIOR LEVEL

    Aniah Dothard

    Corrine Drain

    Chloe Boron

    Gretta Musen

    Leyla Garcia

    Laila Abdul-Jabbar

    Gia Fluchel

    Harper Moschin

    Nicole Mentzer

    Sofia Dawson

    Ava Sussholz

    Easton Wurm

    Isabella Medina

    Sebastian Lagman

    Triston Stoney

    Kyan Link

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    (2 INT ROOMS - WOW!)

    Antonio Taylor

    Conner Sasveld

    Danny Malan

    Hailee Abbott

    Ryan Hyun

    Corey Brown

    Isabella Heemstra

    Krysta Beske

    Xavier McLemore

    Tamera Jackson

    Larray Walker

    Kaylee Barden

    Ashton Anderson

    Emmy Shamberg

    Sofia Sermeno

    Sam Adelman

    Dane Smith

    Nyla Spicer

    Meia Carr

    Dakhia Wheeler

    Nyah Hickman

    Nate Buscher

    Laila Barefield

    Aiyana Dothard

    Layla Stubbs

    Colin Benning

    Mykenzie Schultz

    Sylvia Green

    Sophia Winling

    Tessa Winling

    Alec Garland

    Reese Kimelman

    Alyssa Porter

    Madison Manning

    ADVANCED/INDUSTRY LEVEL

    Angelnae Randalle

    Amaya Gage

    Natalie Gardner

    Micah Travis

    Logan Thompson

    Ronuelle Teodoro

    Victor Bernal

    Steven Mwesigwa

    Paige Bransteter

    Max Saron

    Essence Wilmington

    Brandon Maxwell

    Mason Mazurek

    Aaron Travis

    Christian Nevarez

    Eden Kawer

    Jalyn Watson

    Sam Holmberg

    Damian Franchere

    Angel Garcia

    Monyett Crump

  • EMPOWER SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM

    Calling dancers of all abilities!

     

    -Hip hop dance class

    -Freestyle session

    -PIZZA party

     

    RECAP COMING SOON

  • VENUE

    WESTIN CHICAGO NORTH SHORE

    601 N Milwaukee Ave

    Wheeling, IL 60090

    (847) 777-6500

  • PRICING

    Rates for 2018-19 tour - fees may vary for 2019-20.

    JUNIOR LEVEL

    Early/Late

    $230/$275

    • Your introduction to Monsters Dance
    • Recommended for ages 6-10
    • 1+ years dance experience
    • NEW this season, we've added another class for a FULL weekend of classes! (Junior level only 1 fewer class than Intermediate/Advanced)

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    Early/Late

    $250/$295

    • Recommended for ages 11-14
    • 3+ years dance experience
    • More classes now starting Friday night
    • Over 10 hours of classes! 

    ADVANCED LEVEL

    Early/Late

    $250/$295

    • Recommended for ages 15 & up
    • 6+ years dance experience
    • More classes now starting Friday night
    • Over 10 hours of classes! 

    INDUSTRY UPGRADED LEVEL

    Early/Late

    $300/$345

    • Upgrade your Advanced Level registration

    • Ages 16 & up ONLY

    • All-Level Access Pass - perfect for teachers

    • Plus 2 intense bonus Industry Training Classes

    • Over 12 hours of classes!

    OBSERVER PASSES

    Early/Door

    $40/60

    • Full Weekend Pass to watch classes

    • Excludes Audition & Industry Level classes

    • All Observers ages 4 & up required to buy pass - discounted child rates available at door

    • Early pricing ends at midnight on the THURSDAY before event date

    CLUB STYLZ SHOWCASE

    Early/Door

    Freestyle Battle

    $35/$45

     

    Showcase Performance

    $35/$45 per dancer

     

    Admission | FREE

     

    Early pricing ends at midnight on the THURSDAY before event date.

  • SAMPLE SCHEDULE

    Schedule for 2018-19 tour - schedule may vary for 2019-20.

    SAMPLE FRIDAY

    BONUS NIGHT!

     

    6:00-9:00 PM | Early Bird Registration & Check-In

     

    8:00-9:00 PM | Junior/Intermediate Combined + Advanced/Industry Combined Bonus Classes

     

    9:00-10:00 PM | Industry Level Class Session I

     

    10:00-11:00 PM | Industry Level Class Session II

    SAMPLE SATURDAY

    7:30-8:45 AM | Registration & Check-In

     

    8:45-9:00 AM | Intro & Warm-Up, all levels

     

    9:00-12:00 PM | Classes Begin, all levels

     

    12:00-1:30 PM | Lunch Break

     

    12:45-1:30 PM | Creating Opportunities or Agency Seminar (ADV ROOM)

     

    1:30-3:30 PM | Classes Resume, all levels

     

    3:30-6:00 PM | Dinner Break

     

    6:00-9:00 PM | Club Stylz Showcases & Freestyle Battles


    PHOTO OP! Get your pic with our Monsters Dance Faculty on the Red Carpet immediately following Club Stylz Showcase

    SAMPLE SUNDAY

    8:00-9:30 AM | Audition Classes*, INT & ADV/IND


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

     

    9:30-11:30 PM | *JR Audition Class + Classes Continue, all levels

     

    11:30-12:30 PM | Lunch Break

     

    12:30-2:30 PM | Classes Resume, all levels

     

    2:30 PM | Scholarship Presentation & Faculty Closing, ADV ROOM

  • VOLUNTEER

    WANT TO VOLUNTEER NEXT TIME?! Check out the details below!

     

    Are you planning to sit in the ballroom and watch your dancer all weekend at Monsters Dance this season?

     

    We could use your help and will give you a FREE Weekend Observer Pass plus a Merchandise Voucher in exchange for monitoring the door. Door monitors are required to sit inside the ballroom and check for appropriate wristbands for anyone entering the room.

     

    If you're interested in finding out more or signing up, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form for your desired city below. A limited amount of spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We will reach out to you directly if your assistance is needed.

     

    Thanks and we'll see you on tour soon!

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