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CRAZE A New Dance Experiment is a premier dance convention developed to allow young artists to explore, create and reinvent movement through experimental dance labs and experiences. The challenge of inspiring the uninspired and releasing the restricted is simplified through an exciting dance environment. CRAZE embraces the fearful and pushes all boundaries of dance - so movement is provoked by thoughts and emotions, and the faculty and the students leave as changed dancers.


WE’RE BACK!

JANUARY 19 & 20, 2019

THE RED LION HOTEL BALTIMORE NORTH (FORMERLY THE RADISSON) SAME LOCATION/DIFFERENT NAME

$99 HOTEL RATES AVAILABLE

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

CALLING ALL TEACHERS - SPECIAL ADDITIONAL 10% DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE. CALL US AT 410-879-7243 OR EMAIL CRAZEDANCEEXPERIMENT.COM TO RECEIVE YOUR ACCESS CODE.

 

 

 


Jaja Vaňková

Hip Hop

Vaňková started dancing at age 14, doing freestyle dancing and battling, then later began teaching choreography. Vaňková's dance career began in 2006 with the dance crew Out of Bounds, where she learned to dance hip hop, and as an individual, learned popping and locking techniques, among other styles. In 2010, Vaňková auditioned to join a dance crew based in Houston, Texas. Phillip Chbeeb, Di Zhang and Brandon Harrell, previously of the crew Marvelous Motion, were looking for dancers to join a new group, and Vaňková, along with Chachi Gonzales and Emilio Dosal, were chosen, and the dance crew I.aM.mE was formed. I.aM.mE went on to win America's Best Dance Crew: Season 6 in 2011.  In 2013, Vaňková joined the dance crew Street Kingdom, where she became known as 'Lady Tight Eyez'. She also appeared in the fifth installment of the Step Up film series, Step Up: All I.

 

Christopher Scott

Hip Hop

Two time Emmy nominee Christopher Scott is sought after for his bold imagination and fearless creativity in his work. Some of his recent projects include the fifth installment of the Step Up series (to be released), Step Up: Revolution, the acclaimed Microsoft “Surface/Surface Pro” tablet commercial, the viral “Safety Video” hit for Virgin America and the record breaking Disney Channel Original movie, Teen Beach Movie. Chris has garnered continued praise (and an Emmy nomination) for his innovative pieces on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. Additional acclaims include Macy's Stars of Dance on Dancing With The Stars, Disney Channen's Lemonade Mouth, America's Best Dance Crew, and Gloria Estefan.

Jessica Lee Keller

Ballet

Jessica Lee Keller is a professional, dancer, actor and choreographer, originally from Stillwater, Minnesota. Most known for her role as 'Struts' in Disney Channel’s Original ’Teen Beach Movie’ and 'Teen Beach 2'. She was one of the original members of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in NYC where she performed works by Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Alonzo King, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Jacapo Godani, Cidi Larbi, Jo Stromgran, Jodi Gates, Angelin Preljocaj, Lauri Stallings, Nicolo Fonte to name a few.  After 6 years with the company, her artistic versatility took her to the commercial world where she's worked both in front of and behind the camera. 

Morgan Larson

Jazz

Morgan Larson began her training as a competitive gymnast and dancer in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance and Business Minor from the University of Arizona. Since moving to LA, she has been featured as a Biker in Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2. She is featured in the theatrical release of films La La Land and Ted 2 as well as Joseph Gordon Levitt's television series, HitRecord. She has performed on Dancing with the Stars, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Glee, MTV, Nickelodeon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Austin & Ally, Shake it Up, The View, 100 Things to do before High School, Dizzy Feet Foundation, Rock the Vote campaign, Reebok, A Snow White Christmas with Ariana Grande & Neil Patrick Harris and Aladdin & HIs Winter Wish with Ben Vereen. Some other projects include music videos for Logic, Blood Orange, Jeremih, Todrick Hall, Daft Punk, live musical theater performance with Hugh Jackman, Jon Chu's Safety Instructional video for Virgin America, Pepsi Superbowl Commercial ft Janelle Monae, Grammy's Target Commercial ft Carly Rae Jepsen and Jimmy Kimmel.

Danielle Sten-Guillermo

Contemporary

Develops inspiring contemporary compositions that are sought after by other innovators, contemporary companies and educational institutions. An innovator of new ideas, styles and techniques, she pushes the boundaries of movement and beauty. Working alongside Christopher Scott in film, music, and television, Danielle served as Assistant Choreographer and Dancer in Disney Channel's “Teen Beach Movie” and “Teen Beach 2”, Gloria Estefan’s music video, “Wepa”, “The Rosie Show”, and “Nuestra Navidad. She also was Assistant Choreographer in “SYTYCD” Season 8’s Finale, and Disney Channels “Lemonade Mouth” performances on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "The View”. Additional acclaims include TEDxBaltimore, co-directing/choreographing two original works entitled “Working America” and “366” with her husband Lance. Together, Danielle and Lance created “On the DL” in 2008, collaborating in dance, fashion, and education.

Lance Guillermo

Hip Hop

With an emphasis in preserving the culture of Hip Hop, Lance’s work focuses on the original street styles of Hip Hop Dance. His multi-faceted career spans in music, film, and television. Lance’s credits include being Assistant Choreographer to Christopher Scott for Disney Channel’s, “Lemonade Mouth”, “Shake It Up”, “SYTYCD” Season 12, ABC’s “Good Morning America”, and “The View”. He performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Rosie Show”, “Nuestra Navidad”, “Good Morning America”, and “The View”. Lance performed in the 2008 Teen Choice Awards as a member of the ACDC (Adam {Sevani} {Jon} Chu Dance Crew) with Chris Brown, Adam Sevani (Moose), and the world famous “Jabbawockeez”, as well as with music artists Lady Gaga, Ciara, and Gloria Estefan, to include the music videos “Wepa” and “Get Up”. Additional acclaims include TEDxBaltimore, co-directing/choreographing two original works entitled “Working America” and “366” with his wife Danielle. Together, Lance and Danielle created “On the DL” in 2008, collaborating in dance, fashion, and education.

Jim Keith

The Movement Talent Agency

Jim Keith, a former professional dancer, has been in the business of dance and choreography talent representation for more than 12 years. In his role as Partner and President at the Movement Talent Agency (MTA), Jim has been extremely influential in the career development of some of the most sought-after film, television and stage choreographers and dancers in the world. 

Samantha Cramer

Parent Class

Samantha was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she began her career in dance at Carol’s Academy of Dance. She grew up performing and dancing on professional stages and in competitions all over the country. She has directed and choreographed many shows for Prather Productions and the Fulton Theater such as Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Footloose, Gypsy, Anything Goes, Clue, Mary Poppins, and West Side Story. She has performed in theaters such as Maine State Music Theater, Fulton Theater, Beef and Boards Dinner Theater, Prather Productions and American Music Theater in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, White Christmas, West Side Story, CATS, Young Frankenstein, Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street, High School Musical, and High School Musical 2. For the past 10 years she has taught in studios on a regular basis and master classes up and down the east coast. She is now on faculty at Rage Box Dance Center in Forest Hills Maryland where she specializes in tap, jazz, musical theater, acro, strength and conditioning.

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A SEEMINGLY MAGICAL PROCESS OF TRANSFORMATION, CREATION, OR COMBINATION.


Be Inspiring and show us your talents. Register to perform in our Artists Alchemy Showcase featuring young artists in a multitude of contemporary and hip hop dance styles.  Studios are permitted to submit a maximum of 5 small or large group dances in any style.  We can't wait to see your talents.  Choreographers or Studio owners may request adjudication by our amazing Faculty.  No Trophies, No Stress just pure movement.  Enter your Dances and Performers by clicking on the link below.  We ask that each performer pay a $20 production fee.  The Showcase is Free to all audience members so bring your Family and Friends.  


Proving Ground Freestyle Hip Hop Battle

Lead by our Craze Faculty at the end of day one, participants in each age division will battle for cash prizes. Look for registration on our Registration Page.

Collison Course Improv Challenge

Lead by our Craze Faculty at the end of day two, participants will be given an improv challenge in each age group.  Cash Prizes will be awarded.  Look for registration on our Registration Page.

Agency Audition

Jim Keith of Movement Talent Agency will be conducting an optional agency audition for interested participants with the opportunity of being awarded representation on the spot.

Scholarships & Door Prizes

The chance to be awarded scholarships to future Craze: A New Dance Experiment events, Broadway Dance Center, and more!

Curtain Call Costume Preview Show

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming Curtain Call collection, available for all teachers and studio owners.

Model Search

Curtain Call Costumes, the leading manufacturer of dance and gymnastic costumes and apparel will be on hand all weekend. Curtain Call will award 1 dancer a model contract for their 2017-18 Costume Catalog.


 

Craze A New Dance Experiment will be at The Red Lion North Baltimore in Timonium, MD.

Address:
The Red Lion North Baltimore
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD