• CHICAGO, IL
    MARCH 8-10, 2019
    WESTIN CHICAGO NORTH SHORE
     

    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.

     

    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!

  • A-LIST COMPETITION RESULTS

    Congrats, dancers! Hope to see you at our LOS ANGELES FINALE!

    SOLO 9-12

    1ST: Charley Roberts “Kinjabang”

    2ND: Madelyn Garcia “7 Rings”

    3RD: Laila Barefield “Radiant”

    SOLO 13-16

    1ST: Layne Schultz “It’s Showtime”

    2ND: Kennedy Fuller “Joy”

    3RD: Torrey Hill “Pure Water”

     

    SOLO 17 & OLDER

    1ST: Nikki Budig “That Other Girl”

    2ND: Nick Schulz “The Heist”

    3RD: Micah Travis “The Light”

    DUO/TRIO 9-12

    1ST: No Evil

    2ND: We Run This

    3RD: Sauce

    DUO/TRIO 13-16

    1ST: Ocean’s Three

    2ND: My Boi

    3RD: Drip Drop

    DUO/TRIO 17 & OLDER

    1ST: Bad for the Soul

    SMALL GROUP 9-12

    1ST: Quiet Storm

    2ND: Magenta Riddim

    3RD: Big Bank

    SMALL GROUP 13-16

    1ST: Lucky You

    2ND: Bardi Gang

    3RD: Small Group Davis Dancers

    LARGE GROUP 9-12

    1ST: Hidden Dragon

    2ND: Move to Miami

    3RD: Pick Up and Kill It

    LARGE GROUP 13-16

    1ST: EW!

    2ND: Large Group Davis Dancers

    3RD: Serve

    TOP SCORING GROUP ROUTINES FROM EACH AGE DIVISION

     

    9-12: Quiet Storm

    13-16: Lucky You

    HIGHEST SCORING ROUTINES FROM ENTIRE COMPETITION

    ANY AGE GROUP OR CATEGORY

     

    1ST: “That Other Girl” - Nikki Budig

    2ND: "Kinjabang” - Charley Roberts

    3RD: “Bad for the Soul” - Aaron & Micah Travis

    JUDGES' CHOICE ENTERTAINMENT AWARD

    MOST ENTERTAINING OR SHOW-STOPPING ROUTINE OF THE ENTIRE COMPETITION

    “Kinjabang” - Charley Roberts

    &

    “EW!” - The Dynasty

    OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD

    RECOGNIZES THE COMPETITION'S MOST CREATIVE AND VERSATILE CHOREOGRAPHER

     

    “That Other Girl” - Nikki Budig

  • MUSIC PLAYLIST

    Songs used at the convention - listen on Spotify or download on iTunes!

    ALEX FETBROTH

    ADV: “Mans” - Comethazine

    INT: “Going Bad” - Drake Feat. Meek Mill

    JR: “Finesse (Live)” - Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B

    AMARI MARSHALL

    INT: “The Rain” - Missy Elliot

    JR: “Made For Now” - Tana

    ANDYE JAMIESON

    ADV: “So Anxious” - Ginuwine -and- “U Can’t Resist” - Missy Elliott

    INT: “Get Me Bodied” - Beyoncé

    JR: “JuJu On That Beat (Remix)”- Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion Mcall

    FEFE BURGOS

    ADV: “Chi Chi” - Trey Songz feat. Chris Brown

    JR: “WOW” - Post Malone

    KASSIDY BRIGHT

    ADV: “Wanna Love U Girl” - Robin Thicke

    INT: “For Real” - Lil Uzi Vert

    JR: “Turn Up The Music” - Chris Brown

    MEL CHARLOT

    ADV: “Quiet Storm (Remix)” - Mobb Deep feat. Lil Kim

    INT: “Drive and Disconnect” - NAO -and- “Be Yourself” - DaniLeigh

    JR: “Iesha” - Another Bad Creation

    ROBERT GREEN

    ADV: “Truth Or Dare” - Kelela

    INT: “Down” - Fifth Harmony

  • 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.

    AARON TRAVIS

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KASSIDY BRIGHT

    DEJA PACKER

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KASSIDY BRIGHT

    KENNY WASHINGTON

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KASSIDY BRIGHT

    IREVER JULION

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KASSIDY BRIGHT

    GABBIE OWENS

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: ANDYE J

    JIMMY LONG

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: ANDYE J

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Congrats, Chicago dancers! See you again soon!

    JUNIOR LEVEL

    Niya Brown

    Jade Murnen

    Kamren Tanksley

    Lauren Newson

    Madison Branch

    Annie Dunholter

    Londyn Mallett-Saunders

    DeMiyah Petty

    Emily Singer

    Kyndal Jacons

    Allie Harris

    Carli Kmetz

    Annice Cunningham

    Gracie Adamson

    TJ Dean

    Cooper Kleinsmith

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    Meia Carr

    Amariyah Mallory

    Autumn McGowan

    Natalia Gutierrez

    Mykenzie Schultz

    Mateo Nacu

    Carley Sutton

    Julian Cottrell

    Logan Borgmeyer

    Maya Price

    Layla Stubbs

    Corey Dixon

    Layne Schultz

    Alizah Mitchell

    Francesca Brosnahan

    Charley Roberts

    Miranda Ramirez-Felke

    Ariel Appling

    Asia Newson

    Kennedy Jones

    ADVANCED/INDUSTRY LEVEL

    Graci Jo Pritzkau

    Angelnae Randalle

    Mackenzie Marsala

    Elahe Tabibzadegan

    Damian Franchere

    Nikki Budig

    Mario Harris

    Jalyn Watson

    Andreas Henderson

    Micah Travis

    Tatiana Verega

    Natalie Gardner

    Eliza Donahue

    Levi Fields

    Kourtney Moten

    Essence Wilmington

    Alanna Phillips

    AGENCY AWARDS

    Arieana Ryan

    Zaharah Mosely

    Avery Potrzebowski

    Jacey Richardson

  • 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 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

    COMPETITION FEES

    Early/Late

    Solo $115/$130

    Duo/Trio $65/$75 per dancer

    Small Group (4-9 dancers) $50/$60 per dancer

    Large Group (10+ dancers) $50/$60 per dancer

    *Must be registered for the convention to compete.

     

    Freestyle Battle $35/45*

    *Must be registered for the convention to battle.

     

    Admission | FREE

  • SAMPLE SCHEDULE

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

    SAMPLE FRIDAY

    5-9 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

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

     

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

     

    9 AM-12 PM | Classes, all levels


    12-1 PM | Lunch

     

    1-1:30 PM | Faculty Q&A (ADV ROOM)


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


    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/IND*

     

    8:30-9:30 AM | Parent's 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, all levels


    2:30-3:30 PM | Scholarship Presentation, Competition Awards & Faculty Closing​

  • 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!

  • CONNECT WITH US

  • TELL US WHAT YOU THOUGHT!

  • 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.