Are you ready to WERK? We are!!
Join us Saturday, November 2nd, 2019!

Shine WERKshops is bringing together top choreographers from New York, L.A, Boston and Winnipeg for an exciting day of Dance! Shine WERKshops are intended to push your boundaries in a fun, passionate, and supportive environment.

Tom Richardson

New York City

Anna Vollmar
Conditioning/Jumps and Turns technique

New York City

Chad Riter
Musical Theatre


Emma Krauss
Jazz Funk

Los Angeles

Damien Lavergne
Hip Hop


Saturday November 2nd, 2019


Ambassador Conference Resort, Kingston ON


  • Space is limited
  • HOTEL BLOCK BOOKING CODE: “Shine Dance Nov 2019”
  • Contact: 1.800.267.7880
  • Kingston’s largest indoor waterpark (featuring a 100 foot waterslide).
    *UPDATE: Guests not staying at the hotel will have access to the swimming pool from 5pm - 9pm with an $8 fee. Hotel guests will have complimentary pool access for all open hours (8am - 11pm; slide 9am - 10pm).
  • While the kids go to WERK, Parents can relax and enjoy JM’s onsite Restaurant & Bar


  • Musical Theatre
  • Jazz Funk
  • Contemporary
  • Conditioning/Jumps and Turns technique
  • Hip Hop


  • 7:30am - 9am / Registration
  • 9am - 9:30am / Warm Up
  • 9:35am - 10:50am / Class 1
  • 11am - 12:15pm / Class 2
  • 12:15pm - 12:55pm / LUNCH
    *Please bring Nut Free Snacks
    *On-site Restaurant available
  • 1pm - 2:15pm / Class 3
  • 2:25pm - 3:40pm / Class 4
  • 3:50pm - 5:05pm / Class 5
  • 5:20pm - 5:45pm / Scholarship Presentation
  • 5:45pm - 6:15pm / Meet and Greet
    *Dancers remain in their WERKshop rooms and the Teachers will rotate.
  • 6:15pm / WERKshops are over -- but the fun is just beginning! Now is a great time to enjoy the Ambassador's 100ft water slide!
    *UPDATE: Guests not staying at the hotel will have access to the swimming pool from 5pm - 9pm with an $8 fee. Hotel guests will have complimentary pool access for all open hours (8am - 11pm; slide 9am - 10pm).


  • Ages are determined as of December 31st, 2018 (same as the competitive season).
  • The Age Levels are suggested guidelines. Studios/Parents may use their discretion to place dancers in the appropriate classroom.
  • NO videotaping or photography allowed at any point during the WERKshop classes. Still photos can be taken in between classes, with the faculty, etc.
  • All registrations are non-refundable, including if there is a faculty change.
  • Shine WERKshops reserves the right to remove disruptive Dancers, Observers, Teachers, from the event.
  • If space permits, participant wristbands will be sold on-site the day of the event. Please contact to confirm availability.
  • Shine Dance Competitions is authorized to use photographs and/or videos for advertising, promotional and marketing purposes.
  • Shine Dance Competitions will be held harmless, along with its directors, employees, volunteers and independent contractors, from any and all claims for damages or injuries of any kind, nature, or description resulting from or related in any way to the participation in any Shine WERKshops event.


  • EARLY BIRD FEE (Ends Friday Sept 27th, 2019 at 11:59pm): $150.00 + applicable taxes & fees.
  • FULL FEE (From Saturday, Sept 28th, 2019): $185.00 + applicable taxes & fees.
  • Select from 3 AGE LEVEL recommendations: Junior (7-10), Intermediate (11-14) or Senior (15+). Feel free to participate in whichever age group you are most comfortable.


  • Teacher Passes are offered at no charge.
  • SHINE allows access for teachers, aged 20+ as of Dec 31st, 2018 full access to all WERKshop classes at no charge.
  • Teachers may observe or partake in classes.
  • Teachers who are currently competing are exempt from this offer.


  • Observer Pass Fee: $25.00 + applicable taxes & fees.
  • Parents/Guardians of registered dancers are allowed into the WERKshop classes if they have purchased an Observer wristband.
  • All Observers must be attending with paid students and may not be teachers, studio owners, or dancers who are not attending the event.
  • SHINE reserves the right to limit observers within each ballroom, subject to attendance and space limitations. If our observer limit is reached prior to the event, Observer wristbands will not be sold at the door.
  • We respectfully request that Observers do not talk during WERKshops as it is highly distracting for dancers and the choreographers. We want the dancers to get the most out of this experience and appreciate your cooperation.