• NASHVILLE, TN

    JANUARY 11-13, 2019

    GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT

     

    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 Nashville!

  • A-LIST COMPETITION RESULTS

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

    SOLO 8 & UNDER

    1st: MICHAEL SCHMIDT “THRIFT SHOP”

    2nd: BRYAN GRIESEMER “SPIDER MAN”

    3rd: MAYAH GARDNER “ I LIKE IT”

    SOLO 9-12

    1st: ELIN HELTON “BAD MAMA JAMA”

    2nd: BRYCE STEWART “INTRODUCING BRYCE THE DANCER”

    3rd: AUSTIN ETHRIDGE “BAD BOY”

    SOLO 13-16

    1st: DEMBARI TANEH “DEE’S POISONOUS SWAG”

    2nd: REBECCA LINDBERG “DARKNESS”

    3rd: CASEY WHISENANT “BLACK RAINBOW”

    SOLO 17 & OLDER

    1st: JONATHAN NELSON “FRESH PRINCE”

    DUO/TRIO 9-12

    1st: THE NICKI PROJECT

    DUO/TRIO 13-16

    1st: GET INTO THIS

    2nd: PAINT IT BLACK

    3rd: BILLS

    SMALL GROUP 8 & UNDER

    1st: THE OFFICIALS

    2nd: DREAM WARRIORS

    SMALL GROUP 9-12

    1st: THE PARTY

    2nd: CULTURE

    3rd: GO HARD

    SMALL GROUP 13-16

    1st: NEW LEGENDS

    2nd: TOP OFF

    3rd: HAMILTON

    LARGE GROUP 9-12

    1st: GUCCI GANG

    2nd: SWEETNER

    3rd: LIL FIRE CREW

    LARGE GROUP 13-16

    1st: RATED PG

    2nd: 21

    3rd: SHINE

    TOP SCORING GROUP ROUTINES FROM EACH AGE DIVISION

    8 & UNDER: THE OFFICIALS

    9-12: THE PARTY

    13-16: NEW LEGENDS

    HIGHEST SCORING ROUTINES FROM ENTIRE COMPETITION

    ANY AGE GROUP OR CATEGORY

     

    1st Place : THE PARTY- SUBROY

    2nd Place: FRESH PRINCE- JONATHAN NELSON

    3rd Place: BAD MAMA JAMA- ELIN HELTON

    JUDGES' CHOICE ENTERTAINMENT AWARD

    MOST ENTERTAINING OR SHOW-STOPPING ROUTINE OF THE ENTIRE COMPETITION

     

    INTRODUCING BRYCE THE DANCER featuring BRYCE STEWART

    OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD

    RECOGNIZES THE COMPETITION'S MOST CREATIVE AND VERSATILE CHOREOGRAPHER

     

    BAD MAMA JAMA featuring ELIN HELTON

    &

    THE PARTY featuring SUBROY

  • MUSIC PLAYLIST

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

    ALEX FETBROTH

    ADV: “Anyhow” - Richie Campbell
    INT: “Mans” - Comethazine

    ANDYE J

    INT: “Donk” - Soulja Boi
    JR: “Juju on that Beat Anthem” -zay

    KASSIDY BRIGHT

    ADV: “Only 4 Me” - Chris Brown
    JR: “Turn Up the Music” - Chris Brown

    LEON BLACKWOOD

    ADV: “I Can Love You” - Mary J Blige
    JR: “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” - Usher

    MEL CHARLOT

    INT: “Throw a Fit” - Tinashe

    NICK DEMOURA

    ADV: "Pretty Little Fears" - 6lack
    JR: “No Stylist” - French Montana ft. Drake

    ROBERT GREEN

    ADV: “Energ1” - Sevdaliza
    JR: “Bossy” - Keke Palmer

  • 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.

    KAMERON JONES

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: MEL CHARLOT

    KRISTIAN MARION

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: MEL CHARLOT

    MALAYNA VALREE

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: MEL CHARLOT

    YANELIE TOLENTINO

    SHOW NOMINEE

    Nominated by: MEL CHARLOT

    ALEXX WHITTIER

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: MEL CHARLOT

    ELIN HELTON

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: ROBERT GREEN

    JAYDHEN FITCH

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: MEL CHARLOT

    SURELIE FERNANDEZ

    KIDS CAST NOMINEE

    Nominated by: ROBERT GREEN

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Congrats, Nashville dancers! See you again soon!

    JUNIOR LEVEL

    Kyndal Jacobs

    Kinsey Richter

    Elle Ryan Helton

    Kensley Parker

    Triston Silva

    Sophia Cosby

    Kennedy Harrison

    Alex Padlick

    Londyn Mallet

    Haven Greene

    Austin Ethridge

    Dasani Houseal

    Madelynn Griffith

    Presley Cox

    Roland Martinez

    Seth Blevins

     

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    Caitlyn Knowles

    Aniyah Blake

    Mia Watkins

    Vivi Pyle

    Marius Wright

    Bryce Stewart

    Jessica Alexander

    Jennel Davis

    Allie Lekai

    Isabella Pinkston

    Emmy Le

    Isabella Russo

    Kenley Campbell

    Jacob Rassi

    Meia Carr

    Dylan Rosen

    Miguela Dior

    Malayah Madison

    Tanner Silva

    Tyla Smith

     

    ADVANCED/INDUSTRY LEVEL

    Kourtney Moten

    Jeremiah Perkins

    Herman Billingsley II

    Isaak Isbell

    Mya Greene

    Eliza Donahue

    Brooke Colletti

    Ariana Albaladejo

    Essence Wilmington

    Jessica Rizzardi

    Jamarui Howard

    Mackenzie Marsala

    Jaryd Farcon

    Jonathan Nelson

    Kaedyn Griffin

    Dorinda Walker

    DemBari Taneh

    Charnae Nelson

    Specialty Awards:

    A-GAME AGENCY AWARD

    An introduction to the top dance agencies!

    Corenne Thompson

    Mia Watkins

    Gavin Williams

    Dylan Rosen

    Cassidy Haubner

    Jaryd Farcon

    Kristian Marion

    Jaydhen Fitch

    Eliza Donahue

  • VENUE

    GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT/CONVENTION CENTER

    2800 Opryland Drive

    Nashville, TN 37214

    (615)889-1000

  • 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 8 & Under + 9-12 Age Categories​

     

    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 13-16 + 17 & Older Age Categories + AWARDS

    -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 & Faculty Closing​

  • 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

    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

  • 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.