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August 17th, 2023

Paradigm Dance Workshop is back for Summer 2023. Join us for this workshop in August filled with technique-driven master classes for dancers ages 5-18.


Summer PDW will enable your dancer to train with elite industry professionals to improve technique and prepare them for the upcoming fall dance season. Don't hesitate, spots are limited, register online today...


This workshop is perfect for dancers of all ages and abilities. Observers are also welcome to attend (for a fee). Please note, feel free to register your child (based on their dance experience) for the age group you feel is appropriate. 

  • MINI 2-HOUR SESSION - Ages 5-8

  • MINI/JUNIOR - Ages 7-12

  • TEEN/SENIOR - Ages 13+



(Ages 5-8) 2 Hours


(Ages 7-18) 


All Day Access 

Observer passes are only available for purchase to adults that are accompanying a workshop dancer that is participating in the event.  


Your dancer will have a jam-packed day of amazing training at the 2023 Summer  Paradigm Dance Workshop. Classes will run all day from 8:00am-5:00pm for our Mini, Junior, Teen & Senior dancers. Registration and Check-In at the workshop will begin at 7:30am. Classes will start promptly at 8:00am. The schedule will be available soon!

All dancers need to come prepared with the following to the workshop:

  • Wear dance attire & bring all styles of dance shoes

  • Water Bottle to stay hydrated (water is also available for purchase)

  • Lunch - all dancers will need to bring their own lunch


Keri LaGrand

Keri is from Fountain Valley, CA and has been dancing since age 3. She has danced on the MTV Awards w/ Jennifer Lopez, the American Music Awards w/ Cher and Toni Braxton, was featured in the film “I’ll Do Anything”. She's appeared in commercials for 7-Up, Sonyand the MGM Grand Hotel. She was also featured in the “Celebrity Skin” video w/ Courtney Love and can be seen on Jennifer Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud – Live from Puerto Rico” DVD.


Keri prides herself on influencing young minds and souls during her travels as a master teacher and choreographer all over the world. She is the creator of one of the most popular new Teacher’s classes, the “Strength & Stretch” class, for which she has just published her first syllabus. This class is designed to safely create more space and flexibility in a dancer's body while giving them the tools and strength to be able to use their technique for a more creative expression as an artist and mastery as a technician.



Derrick Schrader

Derrick Schrader began his dance training in Minnesota. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA where he is continuing his career in dance education, direction and visual arts.


Derrick is a touring faculty member of Tremaine Dance Conventions & the Assistant Director of the Tremaine Performance Company.


He has appeared on ABC Family's "Switched!", "The Gift" & the stage show for Disney's animated feature "Bolt." Other credits include: Tappin' in the Twin Cities with Gregory Hines & Savion Glover, Burnin' The Floor & Blur featuring Carmen Electra, Seamless Dance Company, Out On A Limb Ballet Company, In*Formation and Keep It Jumpin'. Focusing on musicality and intent, Derrick's work has been performed by artists, companies & dancers around the globe appearing on ESPN, LOGO, MTV, Disney Channel, Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” & Rupauls Drag Race. He's worked alongside Paula Abdul, Carmen Electra, Todrick Hall, Lindsay Lohan, Neon Trees, Kenny Ortega & Steven Spielberg. Derrick’s choreography has received top honors at the Industry Dance Awards. Including 12 nominations for “Best Jazz” and receiving the “Favorite Convention Teacher Of The Year” award in 2014.

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Gerran Reese

Gerran has been teaching dance throughout the world for the past fifteen years. He is trained in all styles of dance including ballet, jazz, hip hop, and African.


He's currently a faculty member at The Movement Lifestyle , TMilly StudioThe Brea SpaceMonsters of Hip Hop Convention (A list), The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (BFA Program for Performing Arts,) & The Nexxt Move Dance Convention. He's taught internationally at LAX (Paris, France) Studio 68 (London,) SDA Camp (Poland) Base Studios (London) & Brent Street (Sydney).


Gerran's worked with artists such as Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kelly Rowland, T-Boz, Carmit, Daniel Bedingfield, Estelle, Muse, Amei, Rochelle Jordan, Kona Rose, Two-feet and many more. He's also worked with top choreographers such as Kevin Maher, Brian Friedman, Tessandra Chavez, Travis Payne, Tabitha & Napoleon, Derrell Bullock, Hi-Hat, Andye J, Tony Testa & many more.


Credits include: Disney’s - Black is King, Monsters of Hip Hop Show Cast 2014, The Jefferson Dancers, & NBA Blazer Hip-Hop Squad. He's done commerical campaigns for Reebok, Puma & Nike. He's danced on the X-Factor, America’s Got Talent, The View, Dancing With the Stars, TV-Land Awards, Emmy Gala & The Grammy’s.


Chelsea Jennings

Chelsea grew up training in all styles of dance at The Dance Shoppe in Plymouth, Minnesota. In college, she was a member of the University of Minnesota Dance team and captain and choreographer of the Premier Dance Team. While studying abroad in South Africa she trained and performed with the University of Cape Town Ballet School. She took her love for performing to the NFL where she was a member of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders. She began teaching for Dance Arts Centre in Chanhassen, MN where her success and range as a choreographer flourished. Chelsea was a performer and choreographer with Crash Dance Productions for 8 seasons.


She moved to LA to pursue dance training from the country’s most prominent and talented educators. Choreography was always a driving force for Chelsea and she wanted to absorb any dance knowledge she could from the best in the industry to bring back to the studio for her dancers. She became certified as a Yoga Sculpt teacher from CorePower Yoga in LA. Chelsea decided to focus her time on teaching, so she moved to Club Dance Studio in AZ & traveled throughout North America to guest teach/choreograph. Chelsea is privileged to guest teach and judge for Break The Floor Productions. She continues to earn regional and national awards at high school dance team, studio and collegiate levels. She has been teaching at Larkin Dance Studio since 2016 where she resides today. Chelsea hopes to bring her unique life experience to all dancers she has the opportunity to share space with and she cannot wait to dance with you.

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Shannon Raines

Shannon Butterfield Raines began training at the renowned Butterfield Gallerie of Dance in Maple Grove, MN. After graduating, she continued her training at the MN Dance Theater, Broadway Dance Center, & Steps, NY. She's studied under Bonnie Mathis, Finis Jhung, Gus Giordano Andrew Riss, and many other renowned choreographers & instructors. Shannon has more than 30 years of experience in teaching & choreography, including developing the classical ballet program at Butterfield Gallerie of Dance. She's won numerous awards for her choreography on regional & national platforms.


Many of Shannon’s students have gone on to professional teaching & performance careers and have appeared with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Cirque du Soleil, Disney, & Euro Disney. Her students have also been accepted into training programs with Joffrey Ballet School, The Harid Conservatory, School of American Ballet, The Juilliard School, The Russian Ballet Academy of Maryland, MN Dance Theater, Oklahoma City University, Point Park University, Loyola Marymount, Master Ballet Academy,  University of MN and University of IA. Shannon approaches students with the philosophy that all dancers have potential regardless of their level of experience. She strives to bring out the best in each dancer in a supportive and nurturing way.


Alice Chase

Alice Chase is a multi-hyphenate artist of over twenty years based out of Los Angeles, CA. She currently works in Film/TV and Live Production at Transition Productions and Instructs at Artistico School of Dance in Marina Del Rey. She is a Film & Theatre BFA alumna of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (Hollywood, CA & Manhattan, NY.

Most of Alice’s work at Transition is focused on creative development, unscripted television, live sports production, targeted branding
strategy and 360 multi-platform content delivery. Most recently, Chase has worked on Jackass Shark Week 2.0, as well as with the World Food Program (Yemen),
The Ocean Cleanup Organization, and OmegaBall. Other projects and clients include ESPN, Discovery+, Nitro World Games, Dew Tour, PepsiCo, Rockstar Energy, and Formula Drift. Alice continues to learn enthusiastically under the direction of Kemp Curley and is excited to expand her knowledge of the entertainment industry while she grows as an aspiring  writer/producer/director.

Alice attended many national competitions & traveled with Dance America Company as a junior faculty member where she performed in cities all over the US and assisted workshops alongside world-renowned choreographers.

Savannah Manzel

Savannah Manzel is 12 years old and is in the 6th grade. She dances with Larkin Dance Studio in Maplewood, Minnesota.


Savannah has had many amazing and unique opportunities in her young dance career. She was a semi-finalist on Season 4 of World of Dance and was the youngest soloist to compete on the show at the age of 9.


Savannah has also toured with Break the Floor Productions assisting talented faculty from around the United States. Most recently, Savannah’s travels have taken her internationally. Savannah performed in Italy and toured with an International Contemporary Ensemble in Israel with YAGP.

In her spare time, Savannah works on designing her dancewear line with Tiger Friday. She leads a busy little life, but always makes time for family and friends. She adores her dog and loves Minnesota summers. Savannah simply cannot wait to dance with everyone!

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