• 812-556-0606
  • 3540 Newton St. • Jasper, IN

January 16th & 17th
SHINE Convention

Virtual Only Event

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions and the health and safety of our Dancers and Instructors, Shine 2021 French Lick Convention will be a virtual only event.

We will be offering two days of classes:

Saturday Jan 16th– Junior/ Intermediate Level
Sunday Jan. 17th– Senior/ Advanced Level

We will be sending out a Zoom link for you to share with students.  Dance Teacher and Studio Owners can choose to host students at their studios or just send the links out for students to participate at home. Schedule will be emailed to attendees and teachers. Independent Dancers are welcome.

Call 812-630-4418 for more information.

June 4th- 6th 2021

Competition Only Event

Lincoln Outdoor Amphitheatre
Lincoln City, IN

As one of the largest roofed amphitheaters in the nation, The Lincoln Amphitheatre is a majestic 1,500-seat outdoor venue located in the very woods Abraham Lincoln walked as a boy in Lincoln City, Indiana.

Girls Dressing Rooms are located behind the stage in an air conditioned building. (Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the audience size will be limited. Information on the fluid restrictions will be sent to teachers upon scheduling.)

Lincoln Amphitheatre
15032 E. CR 1500
Lincoln City, IN 47552
Located inside of Lincoln State Park

Register for SHINE™ Online

SHINE 2021 Virtual Convention Tentative Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 16th Junior/ Intermediate Level

9:00-9:30am- Warm up and Hello
9:30-10:30am- Jazz with Latrina Bolger Washington
10:45-11:45am- Hip Hop with Tyrell Washington
11:45-1pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Tap with Thommie Retter
2:15-3:15pm Lyrical with Alexander James Edwards
3:30-4:30pm Musical Theatre with Thommie Retter

Sunday, Jan. 17th Senior/ Advanced Level

9:00-9:30am- Warm up and Hello
9:30-10:30am- Jazz with Latrina Bolger Washington
10:45-11:45am- Hip Hop with Tyrell Washington
11:45-1pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Tap with Thommie Retter
2:15-3:15pm Lyrical with Alexander James Edwards
3:30-4:30pm Contemporary/ Modern with Alexander James Edwards

Save the Date!

January 14th -16th 2022
French Lick Resort

Join us for our 6th Annual Shine Dance Convention at the majestic French Lick Resort. Three amazing days of dance with our incredible instructors will leave your dancers inspired.

Hotel Information

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 $180 (plus Tax). Use group code 0120SHI. Cut off date is December 10th.

Workshop Levels and Rates Fee before Dec. 1 Fee after Dec. 1
Mini Stars (age 4-7) $95 $110
Junior Stars (age 8-12) $195 $210
Senior Stars (age 13 & up) $195 $210
Assistant Teachers & Teachers (minimum age 16) $215 $230
Observers (Must have registered dancer) $35 $35

Meet Your Instructors


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

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)

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