2016 Reloaded Tour

Faculty


Melody Lacayanga

Originally from Daly City, Ca, Melody trained in classical and contemporary ballet, modern jazz, blues and Afro-Haitian at the School of the Arts under Elvia Marta. She also received extensive training as a member of The Dance Company of San Francisco. Now in LA, Melody's credits include Idol Gives Back, Mark Meismer's Evolution, Justin Giles' Soul Escape, Coco Lee Benefit Concert, Jackie Chan and Superstars in Concert, Ellen Degeneres, San Francisco AIDS Benefit. Melody was the top female dancer on season one of the hit FOX TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance” and has since traveled the world as a performer and artist.

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Krista Miller

Krista has been working as a professional dancer in the entertainment industry for many years. She began her dancing career as a Los Angeles Laker girl and since then has gone on to work in commercial, T.V and film. Some of her credits include dancing with Jim Carrey in The Mask, the Academy Awards with Debbie Allen, Saved by the Bell, Doogie Houser, North and Cinderella. She has performed with numerous artists such as Prince, Bare Naked Ladies, Fastball, and Elvis Costello. Her most recent choreography can be seen in the up and coming film “The Dukes” Krista’s teaching career began in Orange County almost 15 years ago after being a competition kid herself. She is best known for her popular teaching channel on Youtube, KBM Talent, where she began giving technical tips and online classes to dancers across the globe. With her ballet background and focus on the core strength she has worked with some of the most elite students all over the world. Her passion for the basic principles of technique have made her unique to the teaching field. As most are focused on choreography she has stayed true to helping students find a better technical balance within their own individual body. So this technique combined with each students choreography help to create the whole package.

Tina Caspary

Tina grew up in the Southern California dance scene and has worked in every facet of the entertainment industry. Her career as a dancer, actor and instructor has been varied and fulfilling. Her work includes appearances with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Reba McEntire and she was a principal dancer on the Academy Awards for 5 years under Debbie Allen's tutelage. Tina was a featured actress in four motion pictures: My Mom's a Werewolf, Mac & Me, Teen Witch, and Can't Buy Me Love, as well as many made for television movies like News at Eleven, Combat High, and TV sitcoms Silver Spoons, Married with Children, and Growing Pains. She has also appeared in countless TV commercials and industrials. As a technical coach, Tina owned her own dance studio, Studio C, in Downey, CA for 10 years where she trained many of today's premier dancers and choreographers before spending the last 18 years as a traveling choreographer. During this time she started her own line of quality, dance inspired activewear, Ktrna, for which she is President and Chief Designer. Tina's is also a proud mother of 2 awesome kiddos.

Maud Arnold

Known as one of “Tap’s Leading Ladies” by Dance Spirit Magazine, Maud Arnold (Dancer - Choreographer - Producer) is a member of Syncopated Ladies, recently appearing on ABC's Good Morning America after their latest viral video covering Beyonce's Formation, shared online by Beyonce herself. Teaching and performing in Dubai, Brazil, Tokyo, Barcelona, Russia and all across the United States, Maud has quickly become a sought after teacher, judge and performer worldwide. Maud was also a former cover girl of Dance Spirit Magazine TAMaud was seen performing onstage in sold-out concerts of Syncopated Ladies: Live in Dubai, DC, and NYC and appeared on Season 11 of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance with Syncopated Ladies as the Winner of the Dance Crew Battle. Maud can be seen in the 2014 Toyota Corolla “Style Never Goes Out of Style” National Commercial and has worked with Beyoncé on several commercials and music videos. Mentored and trained by Debbie Allen, Maud has taught at her dance academy in Los Angeles and her dance institute in Texas since the age of 19. Maud’s Television Credits Include: HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”, "Switched at Birth", “Secret Talents of the Stars” as a featured dancer with Mya, on The Today Show and Fox 5. Maud is also the co-director and producer of the critically acclaimed, internationally recognized DC Tap Festival with her sister Chloe Arnold. They have been recognized by The US House of Representatives as arts preservers and ambassadors. Recently Maud produced TAP WORLD, a feature-length documentary with Hollywood Executive Producer, Dean Hargrove. Maud exudes her passion for tap dancing with her high energy, fun and action-packed dancing.

Erik Saradpon

Erik's bio is coming soon.

Sarah Burney

Sarah Burney began dancing at the age of three and by the age of twelve, she was training each summer in Los Angeles with some of the top choreographers of that time. In 2001, Sarah began college in Chicago, Illinois where she was privileged to become friends and work alongside some amazing educators and choreographers such as Sonya Tayeh, Brooke Pierotti, and Chris Jacobsen. They inspired her to begin her career as a teacher and choreographer in 2004, and soon after she was working with several of the top studios in the United States. Sarah was featured in the June 2009 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine, as a Co-Director for a top studio in the Chicago area. In 2010 she began her own pre-professional dance company, Prevail Performing Arts, in hopes of educating young dance generations about the passion for the art as a whole, and to remind them that the performance is far more important than the prize. Sarah is so grateful to be a faculty member of Shock the Intensive and Street of Dreams Dance Convention. She is also a guest choreographer for over twenty studios across the country where her pieces have gone on to win several national titles, and many of her students are currently working professionally in the industry. Sarah is currently living in Los Angeles, California where she has been lucky to dance with the Inspirati Dance Company, creating several promotional works, most recently for the Make a Wish Foundation. Now represented by Go 2 Talent Agency, Sarah looks forward to her new endeavors on the west coast and is thrilled to continue educating artists about what truly inspires them to move, and to embrace the process in which dance is created.

* MORE FACULTY TO BE ANNOUNCED. Faculty subject to change.

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The Intensive

The hottest dance intensive in the nation is, well… Intense. SHOCK is the original one-day dance intensive packed full of exciting classes from the industry’s top teachers and choreographers. Although it’s only one day, you pay half the cost of a more expensive (and less cool) 2 day convention, but get almost the same number of classes all rolled into 1 day. Now that’s INTENSE.

Not to mention the quality of instruction, no competition stress, and Shock’s insanely talented, world famous faculty... Is there any other choice?

Teachers/Asst. Teachers

You may participate in all classes; Mini, Junior, Teen*, Senior, and your own teacher room.

Students **

Level Suggested Age Session
Seniors 15 & up 7:45am - 4pm
Teens * 12-15 * 7:45am - 4pm
Juniors 9-12 7:45am - 4pm
Minis 7 & up 7:45am - noon

* Teen room available in select cities only.
** This is only a suggested age recommendation. It is up to the discretion of the teacher, who knows the capabilities of each individual student.

Observers

Passes are available for $15. Allowed with paid students only. All dancers must pay the registration fee, no dancer may sit in on class as an observer. All teachers and assistant teachers must pay the teacher fee, no teacher, or assistant teacher may register as an observer. No flash photography allowed during class and absolutely NO VIDEO CAMERAS allowed in ballrooms.

Conduct

Please be courteous to fellow dancers and hotel guests at all times. Please keep noise levels low in hotel rooms and all ballrooms. Cover-ups must be worn outside ballrooms. Any dancer under 16, who is a guest of the hotel, must have a chaperone. If you are in need of help or medical attention, please inform a staff member or hotel operator.

Studio Discounts

For every 10 students registered, one teacher/assistant teacher is admitted FREE. For studios that register 30 dancers, the studio owner receives a hotel room the night before the convention FREE.

Video & Still Cameras

There is absolutely NO VIDEO CAMERAS ALLOWED in the ballrooms at any time. You may take pictures, but please, out of respect for our teachers and students, no flash photography during classes.

Scholarships

Single city and year long scholarships will be awarded at Shock in Mini, Junior and Senior age groups. Free Star Systems solo entry fees will be awarded in Junior and Senior age groups. We also offer a number of other exciting opportunities for attending dancers.

Convention Centers

A number of the SHOCK workshops are held in convention centers. ALL convention centers PROHIBIT coolers from being brought into the facility. Please check ahead of time regarding the venue for the city you will attend.

Class Preview!

If you would like to have one of our faculty members come to your studio for a master class ONLY no choreography the night before SHOCK please contact us at info@starsystemstalent.com or call 336 993 9073.

Aftershock

If you would like to have one of our faculty members stay after SHOCK to teach master classes or do choreography please contact us at info@starsystemstalent.com or call 336 993 9073.

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