Presenter Profile

Joe DeMers & Shauna Marble

Guest Artist

Shauna Marble and Joe DeMers are champion Swing Dance instructors from Denver, CO. They’ve toured the world teaching, performing, and choreographing dance, including the International Thespian Festival, Colorado ThesCon, Indian ThesCon, and more. Their classes are some of the most popular workshops around! They’ve choreographed for and performed in many theater productions, including SWING! the Musical, In the Heights, and Hairspray. Shauna is the Artistic Director of Prairie Playhouse in Brighton, CO. Joe is the 2015 National Dance Teacher of the Year. They’re known for their professionalism, humor, playfulness, approachability, and ability to teach all levels of dancers.

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

Joe DeMers's Workshops


    Broadway Dance Ensemble

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

    Experience Broadway ensemble dance with choreography from Hadestown, The Prom, Heathers the Musical, and Moulin Rouge.

    Charleston and 1920’s Dancing

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

    The Charleston is a Swing-era movement that is important in so many musical productions! Learn different variations and a routine for the stage to Hot Honey Rag from Chicago.

    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!

    Ensemble Singing and Dancing in Musical Theatre

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

    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.

    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, , , , / Regular

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

    Salsa Dance for Beginners

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

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

    Swing Dance 1

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , , / Regular

    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. We'll learn a routine to Too Darn Hot from the Kiss Me Kate 2019 Revival.

    Swing Dance 2

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , , / Regular

    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. We'll learn a routine to Nobody from Bandstand.

    Swing Dance Aerials and Tricks

    , Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, , , , / Regular

    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, , , , / Regular

    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! We'll learn a routine to Swing! the Musical.

    Tap Dance 101

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

    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!