November 14th Convention
Sevierville Convention Center
202 Gists Creek Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876
November 21st Convention
The Cole Center @ Richmond Community College
1042 W Hamlet Ave
Hamlet, NC 28345
Classes in: Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Tap, Commercial Dance, Audition Session, and Improv
SPECIAL FEATURE: America’s X-treme Dancer Competition…dancers are judged on Combination/Skills from Core Classes, compete in an Improv Round, and perform their Solo. Judged by the Teaching Faculty. Multiple Awards are given in each area of competition, Top Overall Scores from each Age Division are named Xtreme Dancers.
Meet The Faculty
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Ryan Bartley (Sevierville & Rockingham)
Daniel Browning (Sevierville & Rockingham)
Chi Lopes (Sevierville) grew up training at excellent dance studios in Arizona (Dance Connection) and Tennessee (DC Dance Factory). When she turned 18 she moved to LA to pursue her dreams of performing. Once in Hollywood Chi instantly started booking jobs and from that point on has had an extensive career in the arts. Everything from TV, Film, Commercials, Awards Shows, World Tours, Corporate Shows, Musicals, Theme Parks, Casino’s, Resorts and more. Chi has worked with legends and super stars across the world. Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Pitbull, Neyo, Mike Meyers, Jake Owen, Kenny Chesney, Danny Gokey, Lenny Kravitz, Natalie Grant, Tom Jones, Heather Locklear, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson to name a few. Chi has also performed on and represented: Grammy’s, Emmy’s, VMA’s, CMA’s, CMT Awards, America’s Got Talent, CSI, Nickelodeon, Fruit of the Loom, Haagen Daz, Dom Perignon, Nike, GMC, Maybelline, Redken and MANY more. After several years dancing Chi naturally fell into assisting choreographers and Choreographing herself. She has choreographed for Ringling Bros Circus, K-Love Fan Awards, Dollar General, Ally Bank, Bellissimo Dance Boutique, Krystal Meyers on the Revolve Tour, Harrah’s Casino, and Wyndham Bahamas Resort to name a few. She’s also no stranger to the dance competition world, working for and choreographing at many studio’s in the south and holding multiple choreography awards and national titles. She has also worked on a couple conventions and been a judge at dance competitions. With her years of experience in Los Angeles and beyond Chi Lopes has created a production company to open up even more opportunities for young dancers called Shy Dance Productions. SDP provides specialty master classes held around the Nashville, TN area that are open to all dancers from any studio, privates in multiple styles, on-camera training, seminars, placing dancers in job opportunities, and taking yearly trips to LA to train and educate among the best in the industry. Chi has a passion to help young dancers reach their full potential in training and in their profession.
Christopher Robbins (Rockingham) a born South Carolinian is an International Performer. A Member of the Actors Equity Union, Chris has worked professionally in Entertianment for ober 24 years and his spectrum ranges from Singer, Dancer, Actor, Producer, Director, and Choreographer. Chris ahs worked with artist/choreogrpahers such as Donny & Jimmy Osmond, Daris Rucker, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Holiday, The Pointer Sisters, Lee Greenwood, Caroline Lewis Jones, Gil Stroming, Adrienne Cantera, Jean Whitaker, Dusty Button, Joe Lanteri, and More. He has worked for companies such as Opryland Productions,Gaylord Productions, Victoria’s Secret, Hardrive Productions, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Walt Disney World Productions, and Tokyo Disney Productions just to highlight a few. Chris was int he Disney Productions of “Beauty and the Beast”, “Lion King”, and “Tarzan Rocks” to name a few. He was a Full Time Swing for “Legends in Concert” based out of Las Vegas for 8 years. He has played the role of “The Grinch” for the City of Savannah for the past 4 years and in “The Nutcracker” Ballet at the Lucas Theater as a Gust Artist Grande Pas de Deux from 2017-2019. He has worked with Hardrive Productions as the Production Assistant to the President/CEO Pamela Bolling where he facilitated shows for Celebrity Cruises & many other companies. Chris recently finsihed on the movie “1 Chance 2 Dance” filmed in LA as choreographer & played the role of “Alex.”
Presently, Chris is an adjunct college professor in the Theatre & Dance major department at the college of Charleston. He is a well known and loved master teacher, choreographer, and faculty member for many competition/convention circuits and member organizations across the US. Chris is the CEO and residing Artistic Director of E’clatez Production Company.