• HOUSTON, TX

    OCTOBER 12-14, 2018

    WESTIN HOUSTON MEMORIAL CITY

     

    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 Houston!

  • MUSIC PLAYLIST

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

    JAQUEL KNIGHT

    ADV: “Freak-a-Leek” - Petey Pablo
    INT: “ApeS**t” - Beyonce Feat. JayZ
    JR: “Stir Fry” - Migos -and- “WTF” - Missy Elliot

    KEVIN MAHER

    ADV: “The Glow” - Victoria Monet
    INT:
    JR: “Money in the Bank (Twerk Mix)” - DJ Perry Beck

    LAURA EDWARDS

    ADV: “Suffocate” - J. Holiday
    INT: “Pump It Up” - Joe Budden
    JR: “I Like It” - Cardi B

    LUTHER BROWN

    ADV: “Ice Me Out” - Kash Doll
    INT: “Poke It Out” - Playboi Carti & Nicki Minaj
    JR: “Huku” - Sho MadJozi

    LYLE BENIGA

    ADV: “Nonstop (Live)” - Drake
    INT: “Pick it Up” - Famous Dex feat. A$AP Rocky
    JR: “No Brainer” - DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber

    NATE POOLE

    Parents Class: "IF" - Janet Jackson

    RHAPSODY JAMES

    ADV: “Blows” - VALI
    INT: “Uproar” - Lil Wayne
    JR: “Nice For What” - Drake

    YSABELLE CAPITULE

    ADV: “That’s How I Grew Up” - G Herbo ft. 21 Savage

    -and- “Audi.” - Smokepurrp
    INT: “Edgewood High” - DJ D
    JR: “1,2 Step” - Ciara -and- “Get Right” - JLo

  • 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.

    DESIRAY MORRIS

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: JAQUEL KNIGHT

    JENE MOORE

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: JAQUEL KNIGHT

    NIA SPENCER

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: JAQUEL KNIGHT

    SARAH ALANIS

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: JAQUEL KNIGHT

    ALIYAH MAESE

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KEVIN MAHER

    GABRIEL MORGAN

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: JAQUEL KNIGHT

    JAYDEN TRAN

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: JAQUEL KNIGHT

    MADISON MANNING

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: KEVIN MAHER

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Congrats, Houston dancers! See you again soon!

    JUNIOR LEVEL

    Shehnai Pandya

    Alexia Stewart

    Eilene Martinez

    Zoe Duran

    Jonah Daquigan

    Soleil Ruiz

    Jisselle Garza

    Solae Perez

    Autumn McGowan

    Kaitlyn Ochoa

    Londyn Tennell

    Claire Templet

    Isabella Ramirez

    Avery Colon

    Shannon Hines

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    Madilynn Meraz

    Marielle Zubire

    Loren Murphy

    Kai Porter

    Gavin Warfield

    Ariana Baez

    Xavier Stewart

    Trent Grappe

    Andre Nguyen

    Erianna Ozan

    Rhyan Walker

    Neha Gundubogula

    Hallie Hardesty

    Jordan Richardson

    Meah Bordelon

    Brooklyn Parker

    Aidan Crandall

    Kyler Lewis

    Trinity Spears

    Munah Broadnax

    ADVANCED/INDUSTRY LEVEL

    Kaitlyn Hardy

    Natavia Holmes

    Grace Quarterman

    Elyssa Cueto

    Chartaja Callum

    DaQuan Fulford

    Emiliano Jimenez

    Jerry Delcano

    Brien Parish

    Arnold Villareal

    Lior Melnikov

    Charlotte Yun

    Akayla Gardner

    Jada Woullard

    Laiyla Johnson

    Devion Camp

    Victoria Jackson

    Felicia Bailey

  • VENUE

    WESTIN HOUSTON MEMORIAL CITY

    945 Gessner Rd

    Houston, TX 77024

    (281) 501-4300

  • SAMPLE SCHEDULE

    Rates for 2018-19 tour - fees 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

  • PRICING

    Schedule for 2018-19 tour - schedule 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.

  • 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

  • CONTACT US

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    DIRECT +1 (410) 630-1235
    EMAIL info@monstersdance.com

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