October Convention

The October Convention “Masters of Dance” will be held at:

43 Scanlon Drive
Randolph, MA 02368

This event will take place on October 20, 2013.

We welcome non-members to join us.

FREE to Members!

Pre-registered Member’s Students:
7 - 9 yrs (1/2 day) $50.00
10 - Adult: (full day) $90.00

Non-members and walk-ins:
7 - 9 yrs (1/2 day) $60.00
10 - Adult (full day) $100.00
Non-Member Teachers $110.00

Download Documents Below

Oct. Convention Flyer

Oct. Convention Schedule

Oct. Convention Registration Form

Contact Chairperson:Susan Larson, 508-880-5079.

Teacher Bios:

Channing Cooke
After competing on So You Think You Can Dance, Boston native, Channing Cooke, journeyed across the country to Los Angles to further pursue her dance career. Her first big break in Los Angeles came when Adam Shankman and Travis Wall were casting for the 42nd annual Academy Awards featuring Neil Patrick Harris. She has then gone on to work with music sensations such as Florence and the Machine at The MTV Video Music awards, Rihanna on American Idol, Jessie J on The XFactor USA, and Jennifer Lopez in a special performance on So You Think You Can Dance on FOX TV.  She has performed on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Dancing With The Stars, Shake It Up, and also recently on Austin & Ally. Channing is now a member of the Los Angeles based dance company Shaping Sound which just finished their first National US Tour.

Sharon Dicrosta
Sharon Dicrosta, founder and director of The Dancer’s Studio since 1972, has taught dance and related courses throughout the United States and Canada. Her experience in dance and theatre is extensive, encompassing a variety of dance disciplines, with training both here and abroad. Sharon’s students have participated in dance events nationally and inter-nationally, and may be seen on film, television, stage or in the classroom where many are currently teaching. Involved in many teaching organizations, Ms. DiCrosta is past president of Dance Masters of America chapter #26 in New York City.

Rachel White
Rachel White began her training at the New Haven Ballet in Connecticut. She graduated high school from the prestigious University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem as a ballet major. Rachel also trained with the School of American Ballet, the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Hartford Ballet before joining Boston Ballet’s BBII at the age of sixteen. After retiring from the stage, Rachel served on the faculty of both the School of Dance Connecticut (formally the School of the Hartford Ballet) and the city of Hartford’s Dance Program for City Youth. Rachel is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT National Training Curriculum. The New York City Ballet as a trainer certifies Rachel for the NYCB Workout. She is certified member of Dance Masters of America in Ballet and is a member of the Ohio Chapter #16. Rachel is also an active member of the International Association of Dance Medical Science (IADMS). Currently, Rachel is a Master Ballet teacher based in the greater Boston area and teaches for many schools, colleges, and conventions throughout the United States and Canada.

Excel Garner
Born in Hollis, Queens New York, Excel Garner never realized that he would become a choreographer later on in life.  From the age of 6 he aspired to be a baseball player, having won numerous awards and even regional and state championships.  At the same time Excel watched his older brother’s dance group in elementary school and decided to start his own group and did his first performance at his former nursery school at the age of 8 years old. Becoming a part of local dance groups and performing in local shows and later on behind music artist, Excel felt that he finally found the only thing he loved besides baseball.  Becoming a member of the Group KwietStorm gave Excel the opportunity to showcase his talents on a larger scale in videos, television, movies and stage which gave Excel the urge to want to be a choreographer and be the one behind the creativity that you see in the videos and stage performances. Recently Excel has performed in the opening act choreographed by TwiTch and Mandy Moore at Capeizo’s 125th Gala and has appeared in the Taye Diggs film “Brown Sugar” as a break dancer. Excel now devotes most of his time to touring nationally and internationally teaching master classes independently and with some of the top conventions and judging competitions. He has taught master classes alongside Darrin Henson in Dallas, TX and Laurie Ann Gibson in NY. Excel’s award-winning choreography has won first place honors in numerous competitions around the United States. He also choreographs his own company and conducts weekly classes around the NY/Tri-State Area.