Artists in Training Dance Conventions & Retreats

Artists in Training is changing the dance convention game.

The dance industry is shifting, and we're leading the way. Join us!

WHAT EXACTLY IS AIT??

We bring world-class dance professionals to your studio for a weekend of mindful dance education and mentorship.

THE AIT DIFFERENCE

Not only do we energize your students with a wide range of dance techniques and choreography taught by some of the best in the industry, we also empower students to find their own voice as an ARTIST and recognize the importance of building a supportive community. 

  • Professional classes

  • Focused journal sessions

  • Thoughtful discussions

AIT will give your students the tools to become well-rounded, confident, and kind artists!

 

PLUS, your students aren't the only ones who will benefit... AIT offers opportunities for your studio staff and parents to share in the learning with our Coffee Magic chats and Feed the Soul seminars. We will reinvigorate the energy of your entire studio... keep scrolling to learn more!

Welcome to

ARTISTS IN TRAINING

Our dancers haven't stopped talking about all of you! Besides the wonderful unbelievable choreography you taught, more important was the message and inspiration you brought.

- Shann Rodriguez, California

in-studio dance convention class

What's included in an AIT in-studio convention?

Two days of classes taught by some of the most sought after choreographers and dancers in the industry, right in the comfort of your own studio!

AIT exclusives like our journal sessions, Coffee Magic for parents, and mentorship opportunities for your students.

Less stress for studio owners as AIT handles all of the faculty bookings, travel, accommodations, meals and class scheduling. All you have to do is get your kids signed up!

 

How do I get started??

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AIT's typical "price per dancer" averages $20/hr

for a two day event

 

Meet the Artists in Training MENTORS

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FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Robert Schultz

Daytime Emmy's, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Modern Family, Major Crimes, Backstreet Boys, Flashmob American, MTV Awards, Billboard Awards

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Sienna Lyons

Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Nick Jonas, Pharell, Britney Spears, The Grammys, The American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards

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Bonnie Story

EMMY Award winning choreographer, SYTYCD, High School Musical, Hallmark Channel, Ballet West, Michael Jackson

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Tiffanie Carson

MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, BARE Dance Company, Shenandoah University, Sacred Heart University

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Caitlin Wheeler

Fifth Harmony, Paulina Rubio, Nickelodeon, SYTYCD USA & AU (choreo), Nike, Reebok & Adidas live shows, Dance Moms (judge), Starbound Dance

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Erin Marino

Debbie Reynolds Scholarship Program (director), Legacy Studios, TMilly TV, Movement Lifestyle

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Kelsey Nelson

Royal Caribbean International, Cirque Productions, Universal Orlando, Busch Gardens, National Dance Alliance, Universal Dance Association, Dance Team Union, Thrive Dance Experience

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Rachael Ilyse

500RYT Yoga Alliance Certified through Cloud Nine Yoga in Kauai, HI, Art Meditation leader

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Meagan Ward

BFA in Dance from Point Park University, LA Sparks,

ACE Certified, MeagaMoves (founder), Hollywood Vibe

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kathy King

Brighton Dance Festival (founder), DanceBiz Monthly (founder), Crain's Detroit Business 20 in their 20s honoree, Michigan Dance Project, Eastern Michigan University, Cleary University

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Lee Daniel

KidzBop Tour, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, American Idol, Ellen, Netflix's Soundtrack

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Chonique Sneed

Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani, TLC, P-Diddy, Monsters of Hip Hop, Creating Opps

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Hailee Payne

So You Think You Can Dance (season 12, top 4), Backstreet Boys, Jojo Siwa, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, The Ellen Show, The Soul Train Awards

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Brandon Koepsell

Wayne State University (faculty), Eisenhower Dance Detroit (faculty), Take Root Dance Company, Ron DeJesus Dance, Larry Keigwin

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Kavita Rao

LA's leading Bollywood choreographer, Owner of Karmagraphy Production Co., Dupree Dance Convention,

Bollywood Rise (creator)

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Brandy Blaha

Brenda Bufalino, Michelle Dorrance, Jason Samuels Smith, SoleDefined, Sophisticated Ladies at The Cotton Club, On Tap at Joe's Pub NYC, Motor City Tap Fest

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Helen Estrella

Estrella Dance Company, CampME, Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, Motion Dance Center (Denver)

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Brandon Binkly

Los Angeles Ballet Company, Funkadelics, Festival Ballet Theatre, Nevada Ballet, M Stevens Dancewear, LA Fitness

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Sloan-Taylor Rabinor

Lady Gaga (world tours & Las Vegas residency), Selena Gomez, Justin Beiber, Nicki Minaj, Gwen Stefani, Ellen, X Factor, American Music Awards, Coachella

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Teresa Espinosa

Prince, Missy Elliot,  Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Magic Mike Live, and dancer & EMMY nominated choreographer to Janet Jackson

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Becca Sweitzer

La La Land, Hairspray, G.L.O.W., Dancing with the Stars, America's Got Talent, Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Kravitz, Jay-Z

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Nichelle Bane

Assistant to the legendary Doug Caldwell for 15yrs, Princess Cruise Lines, Friends, Clueless, Austin Powers 2, Progressive Ballet Technique

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Kylie Bronk

Asher Angel, Odyssey Dance Theatre, European Fashion Designer Gerda Truubon, Nickelodeon

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Kiva Dawson

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Boardwalk Empire, The Knick, The Big Lebowski, Ellen, Pussycat Dolls, Janes Addiction

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Jodie Randolph

Jodie Randolph Dance (director), MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University, Escuela Nacionale de Danza, Alonzo King

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MC Zeps

RHYMOSAURS (creator/author), Audible, Battle host/MC at events in CA, NYC, Norway and Sweden

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Tia Aiono

Latin American Music Awards, Lindsey Stirling, Odyssey Dance Theater, Body Confidence, Millennium Dance Complex SLC

 

Contact Us

Artists in Training Headquarters

11945 Magnolia Blvd., Suite 322, Valley Village, CA 91607

Tel: 818.266.5533 (Text or call)

Founder/Creative Director: Robert Schultz

robert@aitdance.com

Executive Director: Kathy King

kathy@aitdance.com

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