Presenter Profile

Joe DeMers & Shauna Marble

Guest Artist

Joe DeMers is an international champion Swing Dance instructor from Denver, CO. He has toured the world teaching and performing from South Korea to France, Australia, Canada, Israel and all over the US. He has choreographed for and performed in many theater productions, including SWING! the Musical, In the Heights, and Hairspray. Joe is the 2015 National Dance Teacher of the Year, teaching high school dance in Denver Public Schools as his day job.

 

Shauna Marble is a world-renowned swing dancer, recently celebrating her 22nd year doing Lindy Hop (2017). Also a world champion dancer, she is also creator of the only existing complete curriculum for Lindy Hop, which she offers for free on the web. Her curriculum is used all around the world for both students and teachers (China, Egypt, Spain, Korea, and more!). Outside of her vast dance experience, she is known for her professionalism, humor, playfulness, musicality, approachability, and especially for her ease at breaking down difficult concepts. 

 

Reach them at http://www.ShaunaAndJoe.com, ShaunaJoeDance@gmail.com, or (303) 931-1246.

Joe DeMers's Workshops


    1920’s Flapper Charleston

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , ,

    In this class, we'll learn about the Charleston, a Swing-era movement important in many stage productions.

    Broadway Dance Ensemble

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , ,

    Experience Broadway dance with multiple dance combinations in different styles and techniques. We'll survey popular musicals from My Fair Lady, Be More Chill, and Hadestown.

    Dancing as Animals – CATS

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , ,

    Cats is the fourth longest-running Broadway show. Explore the space of animal pantomime and learn a dance number from Cats the musical!

    Old School Hip Hop for the Stage

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , ,

    Learn a Hip Hop dance routine to a number from Hamilton! This class will teach Old School Hip Hop moves and Break Dancing. You'll also get a chance to add your own flare to the choreography!

    Old School Hip Hop for the Stage

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , ,

    Learn a Hip Hop dance routine to a number from Hamilton! This class will teach Old School Hip Hop moves and Break Dancing. You'll also get a chance to add your own flare to the choreography!

    Salsa 101

    Beginning, , / , Dance, , , ,

    Let's Salsa! Learn the basics of Salsa, as well as flares and turns. Salsa is danced in musicals, such as In the Heights!

    Salsa Dance for Beginners

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , ,

    Let's Salsa! Learn the basics of Salsa, as well as flares and turns. Salsa is danced in musicals, such as In the Heights!

    Salsa Dance Performance for the Stage

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , ,

    Get ready for a fast paced, high energy class! We're going to teaching you a super fun Salsa dance routine that you can take back to your school! Salsa is danced in musicals, such as In the Heights!

    Singing and Dancing in Musical Theatre

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, Musical Theatre, , ,

    This workshop will give students tips for staying in character, singing, and dancing! We'll sing a number from a popular musical and learn a choreography to bring it to life.

    Swing Dance 1

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , ,

    One of the most popular classes at ThesCon, learn to dance with high flying energy, rhythm, and fun! Swing Dancing is often choreographed for the stage and includes partner dance moves and tricks.

    Swing Dance 2

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , ,

    Presenting different material than Swing Dance 1, learn more moves for high flying energy, rhythm, and fun on the stage! Swing Dancing is often choreographed for the stage and includes partner dance moves and tricks.

    Swing Dance Aerials and Tricks

    , Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , ,

    Aerials and tricks are when one partner's feet leave the floor. Choreographers often expect dancers to be able to perform 2-3 aerials in a choreography. We'll learn the Kick in the Pants, Lindy Throw Out, Frankie Flip, the Spit, and Around the Back.

    Swing Dance Performance for the Stage

    , Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , ,

    Get ready for a fast paced, high energy class! We're going to teaching you a super fun Swing dance routine that you can take back to your school!

    Tap Dance 101

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , ,

    Let's learn some Tap Dancing!! We'll cover the basics and dance soft-shoe to a popular Broadway dance number.

    Tap Dance 101

    Beginning, , / , Dance, , , ,

    Learn the basics of Tap Dance and a routine to a popular Broadway musical!

    The Charleston! for the Stage

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , ,

    The Charleston is a Swing-era movement that is important in so many musical productions! Learn different variations and a routine for the stage!