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W E LCOME Dear Monsters, From the bottom of my heart, thank you for ten years of support, friendship and a lifetime of incredible memories! I’m amazed each day that we get to do this for a living. Our goal is to provide a positive, challenging and inspirational experience, along with opportunites to grow personally and professionally in the entertainment industry. There is a much bigger picture than the weekend of dance that we share and it is my hope that you take from it all that you hoped for and more. Our staff and faculty are here to provide you the tools necessary to take that next step, whatever that step is for YOU. Whether it’s becoming a professional dancer or choreographer, or simply becoming a more well-rounded dancer, we hope you walk away with more than a few 5-6-7-8’s. We feel that the experiences and messages our faculty shares are as important as the choreography they will teach you. Thank you for your continued support of Monsters. Welcome to the family! Peace, Andy Funk Founder

Founders Andy & Becky Funk

Pa c k Yo u r D r e a m s , U n l e a s h t h e B e a t I n s id e , Y o u r D e s t i n at i o n Awa i t s


FACULT Y Bryan Tanaka

Jamal Sims

Laura Edwards

Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Destiny’s Child

Footloose, Step Up 3D, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Hairspray, Britney Spears, Madonna “Sticky & Sweet” Tour

Footloose, Step Up, Hairspray, Step Up 2, Step Up 3D, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Britney Spears “Circus” Tour

Jaquel Knight

Lisette Bustamante

Chonique Sneed Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, America’s Best Dance Crew

Jabbawockeez America’s Best Dance Crew, Pepsi, New Kids on the Block World Reunion Tour, MÜS.I.C

Beyonce, Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears, Burlesque

Kevin Maher Missy Elliot, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, New Kids on the Block World Reunion Tour, Britney Spears

Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Gwen Stefani, GAP, Pepsi, Pink, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears

Luam Beyonce, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Britney Spears, Kanye West, John Legend


Luther Brown Diddy, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Brandy, So You Think You Can Dance – Canada, Nike

Lyle Beniga Cassie, Missy Elliot, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Hilary Duff, Fame, Usher “OMG” Tour

Napoleon & Tabitha Dumo Cirque Du Soleil, So You Think You Can Dance, Christina Aguilera “Back to Basics” Tour, FOX’s Mobbed, The Emmy’s

Nick Demoura Step Up 3D, Dance Flick, Prom Night, Justin Bieber “Believe” Tour

Marty Kudelka

Parris Goebel

Janet Jackson’s “All For You” World Tour, Justin Timberlake “Future Sex/Love Sounds” Tour, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian

America’s Best Dance Crew, World Hip Hop International, Jennifer Lopez “Dance Again” World Tour

Rhapsody Beyoncé, The Jonas Brothers, The Pussycat Dolls, The Spice Girls, Cassie, Jay Sean, Step Up 2, Madonna

Tony Testa Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson “This Is It” World Tour, Kylie Minogue “Aphrodite” World Tour, Nickelodeon’s “Dance on Sunset”, Dreamgirls


MONSTERS EFFECT Talent and growth is key to anything. Surround yourself with like-minded, passionate people, and everything will work out the way its meant to be. - K e v i n M a h e r Work ethic is what keeps you going, it keeps you within the scene, it keeps you employable. - Tab i t h a & Na p o l e o n D u m o

Don’t get caught up in negativity. Set your goals and go do it. Don’t make excuses why you can’t. It does come true. - Marty KudelkA

Be careful what you’re chasing. If you’re chasing the art of it, everything will come. - L u am I have three ingredients for success: hard work, hard work and hard work. - T o n y T e s ta You need to have talent, but you also need to be a good person. Be professional and continue to train even after you begin working professionally. - N i c k D e m o u r A Don’t take anything for granted. You can’t get full-time results on part-time effort. - L u t h e r B r o w n There’s never a right way, it’s finding YOUR way that’s most important. - C h o n i q u e S n e e d The most successful people are the people that keep pushing boundaries and keep trying new things. - L i s e t t e B u s tama n t e


Monsters CONVENTION Sc h e d ule O p e n i n g N i g h t ( F r i day ) Early Bird Convention Registration & Check-In

6:00-9:00 PM

NEW! Bonus Combo Class (Int & Adv Level Dancers Only; Space is Limited; First Come, First Served)

8:00-9:00 PM

NEW! Industry Level Class Session I

9:00-10:00 PM

S at u r day INT & ADV ROOMS

INDUSTRY/JR ROOM

First-Timer/Group Registration & Check-In

7:45–8:30 AM

Returning Dancer Registration & Check-In

8:30–9:15 AM

Opening Introduction & Warm-Up

9:15–9:30 AM

Int & Adv Level Classes

Jr Level Registration & Check-In (J)

9:30–10:30 AM

Int & Adv Level Classes Continue

Jr Level Classes Begin (J)

10:30–12:30 PM

Lunch Break

12:30–1:15 PM

Creating Opportunities Seminar ADVANCED ROOM (J)

1:15–2:00 PM

Classes Resume For All Levels (J)

2:00–4:00 PM

NEW! Industry Level Class Session II

Autograph Session w/ Faculty (J)

Club Stylz Showcase, Freestyle Battle & Dance Party Benefitting Monsters on the Move Foundation ADVANCED ROOM (J)

4:15–5:15 PM 6:30–9:30 PM

S u n day INT & ADV ROOMS

INDUSTRY/JR ROOM

Audition Classes‡

Parents Seminar

8:30–10:00 AM

Int & Adv Level Classes

Free Parent’s Class (J)

10:00–11:00 AM

Int & Adv Level Classes Continue

Jr Audition Class‡ (J)

11:00–12:00 PM

Lunch Break

12:00–1:00 PM

Classes Resume For All Levels (J)

1:00–3:00 PM

CLOSING EVENT: Choreographer’s Performance and Scholarship Presentation in ADVANCED ROOM (J)

3:00– 3:30 PM

(J) Indicates Junior Level Classes & Participation/Admittance (Junior Dancers Have Two Half Days) ‡ Only Registered Dancers Permitted in Ballrooms During Audition Class. Parents & Teachers (ADULTS ONLY PLEASE) are welcome to join us for seminar on dancers future planning. * Schedule & Faculty Subject To Change, Final Schedule Available At Registration. To ensure the comfort & safety of all participants, dancers must remain in level they are registered.


MONSTERS’ M ission To bring dancers together with the industry’s top dance professionals in a fun and challenging environment that fosters self-fulfillment and career development.

T he MONSTERS Sh ow P roject was created in 2005 as a platform to introduce up-and-coming dancers to industry professionals and hopefully launch their careers. Never did we imagine that it would develop into the springboard that it has become. Dancers from around the globe attend Monsters convention tour for the opportunity to audition for the industry’s top choreographers where four dancers in each city are nominated as show finalists. All finalists 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.

MON S T ER S PRE S EN T S

SHADOWS

A J OURNE Y F RO M D A R K NESS INTO LI G HT Created by Napoleon & Tabitha Dumo In a way, the 2013 cast has already taken the next step on their journey that for some has encompassed nearly 10 years. They were discovered on the Monsters convention tour and ultimately chosen out of thousands of dancers to join a long line of impressive show alumni. But by no means is their journey complete. This is one small rung in their ladder of success. When you are shadowed, you are concealed, hidden, out of sight and invisible. Never fear being in the shadows; it simply means there is light nearby. Follow our cast on their journey from darkness into light. Will you be next?


MEE T T HE

2013 MONSTERS SHOW CAST Aglae Kounkou Montreal, PQ

Aminya Houston Austin, TX

Bailey Anderson Seattle, WA

Candace Maxwell Queens, NY

Derick Robinson Toronto, ON

Diego Vasquez Mexico City, MX

Dylan Cheek Atlanta, GA

Jade Chynoweth Park City, UT

Jasmine Rafael Moreno Valley, CA

Jordan Ward St. Louis, MO

Kassidy Bright Phoenix, AZ

Robert Green Garner, NC

Sarah Steben Montreal, PQ


W W W . C R E A T I N G O P P S . C O M

LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE DANCE INDUSTRY WORK FOR YOU…

POWERFULLY “Be you. Not them”


JOESAR ALVA

SIENNA LYONS


2013-2014 TOUR PACK YOUR DREAMS • UNLEASH THE BEAT INSIDE • YOUR DESTINATION AWAITS www.monstersdance.com • (888) 566-6787 SEPT 7-8 BALTIMORE, MD

JAN 3-5 VANCOUVER, WA

B.Funk Dance Co.

Hilton Convention Center

OCT 11-13

AUG ‘13

SEPT

HOUSTON, TX

JAN 24-26 DALLAS, TX

Westin Memorial City

Westin Memorial City

NOV 1-3 ATLANTA, GA

FEB 21-23 WASHINGTON DC

Sheraton Atlanta Downtown

Hyatt Regency Reston Virginia

OCT

NOV 22-24 NEW ENGLAND

MAR 28-30 SANTA CLARA, CA

Marriott Mystic CT

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

NOV

DEC

JAN ‘14

FEB

MAR

OCT 5-6 SEATTLE, WA

JAN 17-19

Marriott Sea-Tac

Hyatt New Brunswick

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

DEC 7-8 BALTIMORE/NYC*

JUL 11-13

B.Funk Dance Co. / The Ailey Extension

Hyatt Regency Orlando

ORLANDO, FL

NOV 15-17 CHICAGO, IL

MAR 8-9 BALTIMORE/NYC*

Westin North Shore

B.Funk Dance Co. / The Ailey Extension

OCT 25-27 DENVER, CO Westin Westminster

Jamal Sims Photo by Mike Quain

**BRYAN TANAKA • CHONIQUE SNEED • JABBAWOCKEEZ • JAMAL SIMS • JAQUEL KNIGHT • KEVIN MAHER • LAURA EDWARDS • LISETTE BUSTAMANTE • LUAM • LUTHER BROWN • LYLE BENIGA • MARTY KUDELKA • NAPOLEON & TABITHA DUMO • NICK DEMOURA • PARRIS GOEBEL • RHAPSODY • TONY TESTA • PLUS OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS *

Master Class/Workshop

**

Faculty & schedule subject to change



Monsters Dance Convention 2013-2014 Tour Program