• MARCH 9-11, 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 Chicago!

    #squadgoals

  • PLAYLIST

    Songs used at the convention - take a look!

    ALEX FETBROTH

    JR | For Real by Lil Uzi Vert

    INT | Dawsins Breek by Ty Dolla $ign

    ADV | Teamarr

    CANDACE BROWN

    JR | Finesse by Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B

    INT | Drop by Timbaland & Magoo

    ADV | Bossy by Star Cast feat. KeKe Palmer

    GERRAN REESE

    JR | What’s My Name by China Anne McLain

    INT | All N My Grill by Missy Elliot

    ADV | Potential by TAYLAPARX -AND- Lose My Breath by Parri$ Goebel

    LEON BLACKWOOD

    JR | Drop by Smokepurrp

    INT | Rake It Up by Yo Gotti

    ADV | Dawsins Breek by Ty Dolla $ign

    NICK DEMOURA

    JR | Stir Fry by Migos

    INT | Finesse by Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B

    ADV | God’s Plan by Drake

    SEAN BANKHEAD

    JR | Bob King by DLOW

    INT | Motor Sport by MIGOS

    ADV | Kings Dead by Kendrick Lamar

    TATIANA PARKER

    JR | Flipmode by Fabulous

    INT | One I Want by Majid Jordan feat PARTYNEXTDOOR -AND- Shoop by Salt N Peppa

    ADV | Get it Together by Drake -AND- Ice Melts by Drake feat Young Thug

  • A-LIST COMPETITION RESULTS

    SOLO - 8 & UNDER

    1st: BRAYDEN MOONEY “BOUNCE WITH ME”

    2nd: LUKE SLUSHER “IT’S GONNA BE ME”

    SOLO - 9-12

    1st: LAILA BAREFIELD “UNDERRATED”

    2nd: CHARLEY ROBERTS “JUST GETTIN STARTED”

    3rd: KYA KOSKINS “OVER YOU”

     

    SOLO - 13-16

    1st: NIKKI BUDIG “UNRAVEL ME”

    2nd: ALEXANDER PANETTA “FROM TIME”

    3rd: KAILEY GASIK “WHERE DID I GO”

     

    SOLO - 17 & OVER

    1st: KYLE BOWEN “FEEL GOOD”

    2nd: ISABEL COLADO “FAKE LOVE”

    3rd: BRIDGET KILLIAN “LOVIN THE CREW”

    DUO/TRIO - 9-12

    1st: TINKER

    2nd: ENTER THE FURY

    3rd: AROUND THE WAY

    DUO/TRIO - 13-16

    1st: TOO MUCH SAUCE

    2nd: DEAREST

    3rd: NO LIMIT

    DUO/TRIO - 17 & OLDER

    1st: YIN & YANG

    2nd: GET HYPE

    3rd: FAR AWAY

    SMALL GROUP - 8 & UNDER

    1st: FLIP THIS BEAT

    SMALL GROUP - 9-12

    1st: UNLEASHED

    2nd: BRING EM OUT

    3rd: LOW

    SMALL GROUP - 13-16

    1st: STAY

    2nd: CLUE

    3rd: PROPHECIES

    LARGE GROUP - 8 & UNDER

    1st: STAND UP

    LARGE GROUP - 9-12

    1st: CLIQUE

    2nd: ANTE UP

    3rd: GET MONEY

    LARGE GROUP - 13-16

    1st: HERD STRONG

    2nd: PANDORA’S BOX

    3rd: WHATCHU GONNA DO

    TOP SCORING GROUP ROUTINES FROM EACH AGE DIVISION

    8 & UNDER: FLIP THIS BEAT

    9-12: CLIQUE

    13-16: STAY

    HIGHEST SCORING ROUTINES FROM ENTIRE COMPETITION

    Most points scored of any age group or category

    1st Place: STAY- Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee

    2nd Place: TOO MUCH SAUCE- Steps Dance Center

    3rd Place: DEAREST- Steps Dance Center

    JUDGES' CHOICE

    ENTERTAINMENT AWARD

    Most entertaining or show-stopping routine of the entire competition

    TOO MUCH SAUCE -AND- UNDERRATED

    OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD

    Recognizes the competition’s most creative and versatile choreographer

    STAY

  • 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.

    Angelnae Randalle

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Annie Franklin

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Erin Smith

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Monyett Crump

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Alexx Whittier

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Cienna Reed

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Jalyn Watson

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Kennedy Fuller

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Congrats, dancers! See you again soon!

    JUNIOR LEVEL

    Gab Dolega

    Miani Oliver

    Brianna Abdul-Mutakalli

    Briah Wadley
    Brianna Morton

    Olivia O'Hara

    Cavana Wade

    Kennedy Jones
    Gretta Musen

    Ella Slusher

    Ella Pizza

    Zufan Corona
    Jonas Baker

    Niya Brown

    Adriana Czerwinski

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    Elijah Taylor Tenhove

    Sammy Hong

    Lillie Rook

    Jimmy Long
    Kya Hoskint

    Cece Arenas

    Meia Carr
    Kendall Newman

    Brandon Wolfington
    Kelsey Jones

    Marie Watson
    Reagan Roberts

    Khiyla Aynne
    Ryan Hyun

    Naeli Valerine

    Lexi Hoppe
    Kendall Newman

    ADVANCED/INDUSTRY LEVEL

    Jenna Shortt

    Alondra Figueroa Rosari

    Micah Travis

    Larinee Movsessian
    Daniella Beltrami

    Ashley Borg

    Ami Takashima
    Damian Franchere

    Josie Thompson

    Lineen Doung
    Izzy Lucente

    Sydney Kessel
    Trinity Riley

    Gillian Bramer

    Aniyah Alvelo
    Max Saron
    Susan Skrzymowski

    Revere Mcghee

    Christopher Duarte

    Mckynzi Baum

    Ronuelle Teodoro

  • VENUE

    WESTIN CHICAGO NORTH SHORE

    601 N Milwaukee Ave

    Wheeling, IL 60090

    (847) 777-6500

  • 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 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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  • BE A-LISTED

    PHONE +1 (888) 566-6787
    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.