SHINE Dance Convention & Competition

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January 24-26th 2025
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


Dates TBA
Competition only Event- Jasper, IN

* 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.

Workshop Levels
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

Simrin Player

Simrin Player

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

  1. 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

Craig Black

Craig Black

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

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

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

Tyrell Washington

Tyrell Washington

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

Thommie Retter

Thommie Retter

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)

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)

McKenzie Furman (2015)

Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Video

Houston Ballet Company

Los Angeles Ballet Company

Matt Steffanina & Dana Alexa (2015)

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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