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January 12-14th 2024
Convention & Competition- French Lick Resort
Join us for our 9th Annual Shine Dance Convention at the majestic French Lick Resort. This amazing weekend of dance with our incredible instructors will leave your dancers inspired.
* FREE Masquerade Ball and DJ Dance Party for all Registered Dancers!
* Register by December 1st for Discounted Rates.
* Free Teachers with 10 paid dancers & $500 deposit by November 1st
April 26-28th 2024
Competition only Event- Jasper, IN
* Free Solo Entry with 5 or more routines.
* 5% Rebate for Studios registered and paid 40 days before event!
Convention Hotel Information
January 12-14th SHINE Dance Convention & Competition
French Lick Resort and Casino / French Lick Springs Hotel
670 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432
Book Rooms Online, or call for reservations at 1-888-936-9360.
Discounted Room Rate of $209 (plus Tax). Use group code 0124SHI. Cut off date is December 10th.
|Mini Stars (age 4-7)|
|Junior Stars (age 8-12)|
|Senior Stars (age 13 & up)|
|Assistant Teachers & Teachers (minimum age 18)|
|Observers (Must have registered dancer)|
Studio Owners please contact us at 812-630-4418 about discounts and free teacher registrations!
Meet Your Instructors
Junior & Senior Instructor
Step Up China – Dancer
Disney’s Step Up 3 in 3D – Dancer
The Kelly Clarkson Show’s Christmas Special (2021) – Associate Performance Producer and Choreographer
The CW Network’s Black Pack: Christmas Special (2021) – Assistant Choreographer
The Voice Ben Platt Imagine Performance – Assistant Choreographer
Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” & “Somebody to Love” Music Videos – Dancer
- Balvin’s Machika Music Video – Dancer
Justin Bieber’s My World – European Tour with Willow Smith – Dancer
Old Navy Back to Summer Commercial – Assistant Choreographer
The Voice Top 20 x Marshall’s Commercial – Assistant Choreographer
Samsung Unfold Your World Commercial – Dancer
Oculus Beat Saber x Billie Eilish Commercial – Dancer
Junior & Senior Instructor
BFA from The Juilliard School where he was awarded the 2010 Princess Grace Award in Dance.
The School at Jacob’s Pillow where he was given the 2011 Lorna Strassler Award for Student Excellence. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet- 6 Seasons
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago starting Fall 2017
Guest faculty for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago main company, Hubbard Street Professional Program,
Steps on Broadway, Peridance Center, New York City Dance Alliance and Dupree Dance.
James “Combo” Marino
Junior & Senior Instructor
Falculty at Millennium Dance Complex LA, Debbie Reynolds, IDA, and Movement Lifestyle.
Toured/ Worked with Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Camila Cabello, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, Eve, & VictoriaMonèt.
Resident Dancer with The Backstreets Boys in their Las Vegas show Larger Than Life
Commercial/ TV Performances Nike, Target, Tide, Adidas, and Verizon Wireless, VMA’s, Academy Awards, The Grammy’s, and the NFL Kickoff, The Voice, and The Masked Singer.
Faculty at numerous Dance Conventions across the U.S.
Latrina Bolger Washington
Choreography for Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Andy Grammer, Keyshia Cole & Jay Z
Tours/ Live Shows including Chris Brown, Rihanna, Keyshia Cole, Chayanne, Mariah Carey, Julie Andrews Tribute, Bette Midler
Music Videos featuring Jason Derulo, Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, One Republic, Ciara, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Nate Ruess and John Legend
Television/ Film Credits including performances with Pharrell, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Adam, Levine, Usher, Cee Lo Green, Eminem, Jordan Sparks, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Rowland, Mariah Carey, Numerous awards shows, & More
The Voice & American Idol – Assoc. Performance Producer
Commercials- Nationwide w/ Tori Kelly, Target w/ Gwen Stefani, Big Lots, Kmart, Sony, Coca Cola, Kia
Alexander James Edwards
So You Think You Can Dance, Season 7 – Top 120
Toby Keith and Destiny’s Child Halftime Shows
Guest Instructor, Judge, & event MC for Dance Moms
Rhythmic Souls Tap Company
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
B.A. in Dance from Point Park University
Barney and Friends – Guest Appearance
Adjudicator and Director of numerous Dance Competitions
Television/ Film Credits: Sister (Assoc. Choreographer), Step Up 3D, Dance Flick (Dancer/ Co-Choreo), Stomp The Yard, Dreamgirls, Hannah Montana, You got Served, Burlesque, Sister Code, The Infamous, Leave it On The Floor (Dancer/ Choreo), The Voice, Super Bowl XLVII Beyoncé, & numerous Award Shows
Music Videos featuring Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, usher, Chris Brown, Beyoncé, Will.I.AM, Andy Grammer, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Fifth Harmony, Fantasia
Tours/ Live Shows including Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.AM, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Fergie, LL Cool J, Stefano, Keyshia Cole, Whitney Houston, Cheryl Cole, IMX, B2K,
Choreography for Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Andy Grammer, Rihanna, Fantasia, Keyshia Cole, Will.I.AM
Commercials: Nike, Big Lots, CarMax, Jorache, Microsoft Surface Tablet, Budweiser, Direct TV, K Swiss
Assoc. Performance Producer for The Voice & American Idol
Billy Elliot The Musical – Broadway
Retter Entertainment – Director
NYC Tap Crew – Director / Choreographer
High School Musical at Theatre Row 42nd Street – Choreographer
Go-to Broadway Coach – having students in virtually every Broadway show involving kids 2012 to present.
Disney Guest Choreographer (Cory In The House)
PACE University (NYC) 2015-2017 – Tap Professor
Becca Retter (2015)
Master Teacher carrying on the work of Mr. Al Gilbert
MusicWorks “Dance Advantage” Preschool Program
Featured in the “Terrific Tap” issue of Dance Studio Life Magazine
Danced internationally in Canada, Denmark, Guatemala and Russia
McKenzie Furman (2015)
Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Video
Houston Ballet Company
Los Angeles Ballet Company
Matt Steffanina & Dana Alexa (2015)
Worked with artists Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and more!
1.7 Million followers on You Tube
International Dance Academy in Hollywood
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