• THE LOS ANGELES EVENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

    JULY 23-27, 2018

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  • THE ULTIMATE HIP HOP DANCE EVENT

    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

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  • LOS ANGELES XV TOUR FINALE 

    JULY 23-27, 2018

    MARRIOTT BURBANK

  • 2018-2019 TOUR DATES

    REGISTRATION OPEN NOW FOR OUR LOS ANGELES XV FINALE

    Registration for 2018-2019 Tour COMING SOON.

    *All dates and locations subject to change.

    GREENSBORO, NC

    OCTOBER 5-7, 2018

    *NEW CITY*

    HOUSTON, TX

    OCTOBER 5-7, 2018

    *NEW CITY*

    SANTA CLARA, CA

    OCTOBER 26-28, 2018

    *NEW FALL DATE*

    DENVER, CO

    NOVEMBER 2-4, 2018

    *NEW VENUE*

    CHICAGO, IL

    NOVEMBER 16-18, 2018

    MYSTIC, CT

    NOVEMBER 30-

    DECEMBER 2, 2018

    TORONTO, CANADA

    DECEMBER 7-9, 2018

    *NEW CITY*

    VANCOUVER, WA

    JANUARY 4-6, 2019

    NASHVILLE, TN

    A-LIST

    JANUARY 11-13, 2019

    *NEW WINTER DATE*

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

    JANUARY 18-20, 2019

    CLEVELAND, OH

    JANUARY 25-27, 2019

    *NEW CITY*

    AUSTIN, TX

    FEBRUARY 1-3, 2019

    LAS VEGAS, NV

    A-LIST

    FEBRUARY 8-10, 2019

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN

    A-LIST

    FEBRUARY 15-17, 2019

    *NEW SPRING DATE*

    WASHINGTON, DC

    FEBRUARY 22-24, 2019

    ORLANDO, FL

    A-LIST

    MARCH 1-3, 2019

    CHICAGO, IL

    A-LIST

    MARCH 8-10, 2019

    DALLAS, TX

    A-LIST

    MARCH 15-17, 2019

    SANTA CLARA, CA

    A-LIST

    MARCH 22-24, 2019

    *NOW WITH A-LIST COMPETITION*

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

    A-LIST

    APRIL 26-28, 2019

    VANCOUVER, WA

    A-LIST

    MAY 10-12, 2019

    LOS ANGELES

    TOUR FINALE

    SUMMER 2019

  • WHERE SHOULD WE COME NEXT

    Don't see your desired city on our list of Tour Dates?

    Let us know where you'd like us to come in the future by filling out the form below!

  • CONVENTION

    TRAIN WITH THE INDUSTRY'S TOP INSTRUCTORS & CHOREOGRAPHERS

    FULL WEEKEND OF CLASSES

    From Beginner to Professional

    Train for your future as an individual or with your studio or crew!

     

    Not a competition dancer? NO PROBLEM. All dancers and groups welcome - no invitation or qualification needed! Great for the hungry dancer looking to train.

    • FULL WEEKEND of classes, over 10 hours of training.
    • Top-notch caliber of teaching - learn from some of the industry's top, most sought after choreographers and dancers.
    • More opportunities for scholarships, agency representation, Monsters Show and Kids Cast Nominations, and more!
  • A-LIST COMPETITION

    ABOUT

    Monsters A-List Competition focuses solely on commercial hip hop dance, with entries for Solos, Duos, Trios, Small & Large Groups to compete & win!

     
    Competitors receive recorded audio critiques from our professional hip hop Faculty, plus placement awards, specialty awards, and overall top prizes!

     

    Please note: All competitors must be registered for the convention.

    FEES PER DANCER | TIME LIMITS

    (Early / Late Pricing)

    • SOLO $115/$130 | 2 MIN 30 SEC
    • DUO/TRIO $65/$75 per dancer | 2 MIN 3O SEC
    • SMALL GROUP (4-9 dancers) $50/$60 per dancer | 3 MIN 30 SEC*
    • LARGE GROUP (10+ dancers) $50/$60 per dancer | 3 MIN 30 SEC*
    • FREESTYLE BATTLE $35/$45
    • ADMISSION TO WATCH COMPETITION | FREE 

    *Additional time may be purchased for small and large group routines for $5 per dancer, per additional minute.

    AGE DIVISIONS

    Average age of dancers used for group pieces.

     

    8 & Under

    9-12

    13-16

    17 & Older

    PERFORMANCE GENRE

    That’s right folks - just one genre! Commercial Hip Hop (or New School) is welcome but versatility is encouraged (i.e. street jazz, house, funk styles, etc).

     

    Routines can incorporate commercial dance styles including various forms of hip hop dance, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, etc. but at least one style of hip hop dance* (i.e. street jazz, house, funk styles, etc) must be included.

     

    *Hip hop dance refers to dance styles, mainly street dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music, or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture.

    MUSIC

    All music must be clean, edited and appropriate for audiences of all ages. Music must be submitted via email at least 1 week prior to the event for pre-approval. All backup CDs must be turned in to the Monsters A-List desk no later than 9:00PM Friday evening.

     

    *$10 late penalty fee charged if music is not submitted on time.

    JUDGING CRITERIA

    Style/Execution | 25 points

    Staging/Formations | 25 points

    Choreography/Musicality | 25 points

    Overall Impression (appearance, performance, crowd appeal) | 25 points

    PROP USAGE

    Any props must be approved by our Monsters A-List team prior to use and must be set and removed within 30 seconds prior to and after the routine by the competing group.

     

    The following items are prohibited: use of fire, weapons, alcohol or drug paraphernalia, liquids or messy materials, animals

    ADMISSION

    Admission to watch the A-List competition is FREE. Fees apply to compete.

    AWARDS

    Placement Awards

    We are bringing REAL competition back. While all routines will be judged and given feedback from our distinguished panel of judges, only the top 3 in each category and age division will receive placement awards. The 3 highest scoring routines overall will be awarded a cash prize.

     

    Outstanding Choreography Award

    This award recognizes the competition’s most creative and versatile choreographer. At the end of the season, these routines will be voted on by our Faculty to win a grand prize!

     

    Judges' Choice Entertainment Award

    The most entertaining or show-stopping routine of the entire competition will be awarded the Entertainment Award and given the opportunity to perform in our closing show on Sunday. Announcement will be made Saturday night at conclusion of competition.

    COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS

    All competing dancers must be registered for the entire workshop.

     

    Entry Fees are non-refundable, no exceptions. All competing dancers receive a Monsters A-List participation pin and professional feedback from our Judges.

     

    Cash, money orders, business checks and credit cards will be accepted for your competition and/or convention registration. No personal checks, please. All payments must be received 14 days prior to the event.

    FINALE QUALIFIER

    All competing dancers qualify for a FREE or discounted entry for our Monsters Unleashed Los Angeles Tour Finale Competition!

    • Routines placing first, second or third at a regional A-List event qualify for a FREE routine at our Finals. 
    • Non-placing routines will receive half-off (50% discount) to compete again at our Finals.
    • Didn't compete at a regional A-List event? NO PROBLEM. Compete a BRAND NEW routine for the first time at our LA Finals (no qualification necessary*) - sign up available when registering for the convention! *Fees will vary.
    • LA Finals will include BIGGER cash prizes and MORE live feedback from our professional Choreographer Judges!
  • THE MONSTERS SHOW

    The Monsters Show project was created in 2005 as a platform to introduce up-and-coming dancers to industry professionals and hopefully launch their careers. Dancers from around the globe attend Monsters Conventions for the opportunity to audition and be selected for the Cast of the Show.

     

    Witness this innovative hip hop production this Summer in Los Angeles!

  • eMpower Special Needs Dance Program

    Monsters Dance is thrilled to present its new eMpower Program, a fun and supportive hiphop dance class and party

    for dancers with special needs.

     

    In keeping with its mission to provide dancers with real opportunities, these unique eMpower classes, held on Friday evening in as many cities as possible, will allow dancers with special needs the chance to express themselves in a fun and safe environment, free of charge.

     

    All are welcome to join our dance family with the goal to "eMpower" the artist within each individual. No previous dance classes required.

  • CONNECT

  • CONTACT

    Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Eastern Time

    Limited phone support on the Fridays of event dates.

    Call us 888-566-6787

    Email info@monstersdance.com

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