• MONSTERS A-LIST

    THE CONVENTION + COMPETITION

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY MONSTERS DANCE

  • 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.

     

    Come 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!

     

    SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS.

  • Monsters A-List Convention + Competition tour dates

    Registration for 2018-2019 Tour NOW AVAILABLE.

    *All dates and locations subject to change.

  • TOUR DATES

    For our full tour calendar, including all other Monsters Dance events, click 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 opportunties for scholarships, agency representation, Monsters Show and Kids Cast Nominations, and more!
  • COMPETITION

    Our new competition event focuses solely on commercial hip hop dance, with entries for

    Solos, Duos, Trios, Small & Large Groups to compete & win!

    Freestyle Battles for dancers of all levels to follow the competition.

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

    Keep scrolling for more information!

     

    Click the button below to sign in with your Tour Pro account, or click the 'Create New Account' tab to begin.

    All competing dancers and teams must have an account to enter their routine(s).

     

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

  • 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 LIMITES

    (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 hiphop 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

    KEEP IT CLEAN

    At Monsters events we appreciate the wide range of personal expression and creativity offered by different styles and choreography. While we do not wish to stifle anyone’s artistic voice, Monsters A-List is a family event and inappropriate routines will be penalized. A total of 10 points will be deducted from any routine that the judges find not to be "family friendly.” Disqualification is at the Judges' discretion.

    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.

    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! 
  • 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.

     

    All routines placing first, second or third qualify for a FREE routine at our Monsters Unleashed Los Angeles Tour Finale Nationals Competition! Non-placing routines will receive half-off (50% discount) to compete again at Nationals. BIGGER cash prizes and MORE live feedback from our professional Choreographer Judges!

    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.

    Freestyle Battles

    The ability to freestyle is an important part of being a successful dancer, so we're giving you the opportunity to practice this skill in front of our Faculty Judges! Dancers will dance to music provided by our DJ and rounds will be decided by our Judges. Cash prizes awarded per level.

  • SAMPLE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    CLASSES + COMPETITION

    *Schedule & Faculty subject to change. Final schedule available at registration on Friday.

    **Schedule for Monsters Unleashed Los Angeles Tour Finale will vary.

     

    Competition schedule may vary based on number of routines.

    Typical schedule will be Solos/Duos/Trios on Friday and Groups on Saturday - subject to change.

    OPENING NIGHT

    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

    DAY ONE

    SATURDAY

     

    7:45-9 AM | Registration & Check-In

    8:45-9 AM | Warm-up & Announcements

    9 AM-12 PM | Classes
    12-1 PM | Lunch

    1-1:30 PM | Faculty Q&A
    1:30-3:30 PM | Classes
    3:30-5:30 PM | Dinner Break
    5:30-9 PM | Competition for Group Routines -AND- FREESTYLE BATTLES

    DAY TWO

    SUNDAY

     

    8-9:30 AM | Auditions, INT & ADV*

    8-9:30 AM | Parent's Chat & 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
    2:30-3:30 PM | Awards & Final Show

  • FEES

    Please see our Event Registration Pages for deadlines for Early | Standard | Late Pricing, as dates vary per event.

    *Fees for Monsters Unleashed Los Angeles Tour Finale will vary.

    **Competition fees not included.

     

    Group Discounts available! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

    JUNIOR LEVEL

    Early/Late

    $230/$275

    • Designed for beginner dancers
    • Recommended for ages 6-10
    • 1+ years dance experience/training
    • 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/training
    • Over 10 hours of classes! 

    ADVANCED LEVEL

    Early/Late

    $250/$295

    • Recommended for ages 15 & up
    • 6+ years dance experience/training
    • 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 Industry Training Classes & FREE gift

    • Over 12 hours of classes! 

    OBSERVERS

    Standard/Door

    $40/$60

    • Full Weekend Pass to watch classes

    • Excludes Audition & Industry Level classes

    • Anyone ages 5 and older must purchase to enter classroom

    • No observer pass needed to watch the A-List competition
    • Early pricing ends at midnight on the THURSDAY before each event date.

    COMPETITION

    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 $35/40*

    *Must be registered for the convention to battle.

     

    Admission | FREE

  • FACULTY

    Check out the Choreographers who have taught at the A-List before. More to come this season!

    All of our A-List Faculty are Monsters Show Alumni. Read more below!

  • SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS

    WHAT MAKES OUR A-LIST FACULTY UNIQUE?

     

    Since 2005, over one hundred hand-selected dancers have performed in our annual live Los Angeles show. Developing their talents and experience through a rigorous training process, these dancers prove they can accomplish their dreams and tackle any job in the industry.

     

    Monsters Dance Alumni have gone on to become some of the most respected and renowned dancers and choreographers in the business.

     

    Our Monsters A-List Faculty are Alumni who have proven themselves as professional instructors and choreographers. They choreograph, creative direct, and perform with some of the biggest artists in the business, including Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, and many more! Our Alumni Faculty are also responsible for booking dancers for these industry jobs, carrying on Monsters' mission of giving dancers real opportunities.

     

    Faculty for A-List events will vary for each event, announced up to four weeks prior to the convention and competition weekend.

     

    Take a look at a few of our Alumni Success Stories below!

    Monsters Dance A-List Alumni At Work

    MONSTERS DANCE SHOW ALUMNI AT WORK

    A. Kaili Bright (2010) & Elysandra Quinones (2009) with Justin Bieber, choreography by Nick DeMoura (2006).

    B. Nick Lanzisera (2006) dancing with Taylor Swift at MTV VMAs.

    C. Tiadora Rivera (2011) live with Jennifer Hudson at Fashion Rocks.  

    D. Jade Chynoweth (2013) starring in 300 Rise Of An Empire.

    E. Aglae Kounkou (2013) with Katy Perry in music video This Is How We Do.

    F. Parris Goebel (2008) starring in feature film Step Up All In.

    G. Amandy Fernandez (2011) & Kim Gingras (2007) with Beyonce, choreography by JaQuel Knight (2008).

    H. Jonathan Rabon (2007) & Mikey Martinez (2009) on stage with Jennifer Lopez.

    I. Christina Chandler (2006) performing with Pharrell during NFL Opening Day Festivities.

    J. Tre Holloway (2005) & Hefa Tuita (2009) with Chris Brown.

    K. Felix 'FeFe' Burgos (2011) & Mikey Martinez (2009) dancing for Selena Gomez.

    L. Kaelynn 'KK' Harris (2014) in Usher's Good Kisser music video.

    M. Sohey Sugihara (2009), Sophia Aguiar (2006) & Nikky Paramo (2010) in Britney Spear's Vegas Show 'Piece of Me'.

    N. Lyle Beniga (2009) touring the world with Justin Timberlake, choreography by Monsters Faculty Marty Kudelka.

    O. Brian Nicholson (2010), Bobby Dacones (2007) & Joesar Alva (2008) performing with Ariana Grande.

    P. Leo Lam (2011), Michael Ramos (2012), Michelle Vaughn (2012), Candace Maxwell (2013), Jonathan Rabon (2007) & Aglae Kounkou (2013) on stage with Nicki Minaj at Fashion Rocks, choreography by Andye Jamieson (2007).

  • CONNECT

  • BE A-LISTED

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