TO CHALLENGE + INSPIRE
We are passionate about providing an unequaled dance experience that challenges dancers as artists, and inspires them to be the best they can be in both dance and life.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
10 years ago…
When Artists Simply Human’s first event was held in December of 2010, it was with the intent to bring together dancers, teachers, parents and a world-renowned faculty from around the globe for a spectacular, one time dance event. It was such an amazing success that we realized we had to do this again, thus the ASH Dance Convention was born. ASH’s mission is to provide an unequaled dance experience that challenges dancers as artists, and inspires them to be the best they can be in both dance and life. Our faculty is passionate about teaching and supporting the dancers, helping them to reach their full potential and growth in every class. We celebrate movement with classes in multiple genres including Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Tap, Jazz Funk, Fusion and Improv.
The diverse Artists Simply Human faculty consists of the industry’s top choreographers, dancers and teachers from the commercial, concert and university worlds. Their credits range from the Directors of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, to choreographers for Pink, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, to an Emmy Award Winning Choreographer, and everything in between. They teach classes with passion, and they all love sharing their dance knowledge and life experiences, making sure each dancer feels special and inspired.
On the threshold of our 10th Anniversary season, we pause to reflect on our past and to renew our spirits for what lies ahead. With an uncertain future, our stability and energy come from our reaffirming who we are as individuals, a community of artists, and as a company devoted to equity and excellence. ASH will continue to be a leader in innovative dance education and in providing safe and inclusive spaces for people of every ethnicity, race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. At our events, our dancers, teachers, and parents will learn about dance, and they will experience our core values of inclusivity, diversity, and equality. Because the ASH family is grounded in unconditional love, we want everyone to feel embraced with connection, respect, and warmth from our collective staff, crew, assistants and faculty. Thank you for your support over the last 9 years. We look forward to learning and growing with you in Season X.
The Regional Tour consists of three days of workshop classes as well as a Performance Showcase, which is an opportunity for dancers to perform their pieces in a supportive and non-competitive environment while receiving video critiques from the ASH Faculty.
Our name says it all
Our name, Artists Simply Human, says it all! We hope that not only do our dancers, teachers and parents learn a lot about dance during their weekend with us, but that they also have felt and learned something about how we feel about life. Our goal is to be able to express and share some of our inner beliefs with all who attend. ASH focuses on the dancer, and their growth throughout the weekend is on the forefront of how we gauge our success. We want everyone to feel embraced with connection and warmth from our collective staff, crew, assistants and faculty, and to know that the ASH family is here for YOU!!
A Note from ASH’s Director…
The vision of ASH starts with you. Whether you have attended ASH in the past, or are brand new this season, welcome to the highest standard of dance education that is Artists Simply Human.
When creating the ASH experience 10 years ago, I never in my wildest dreams envisioned the pure passion, love, commitment and unbridled enthusiasm that are the backbone of our core values. A weekend at ASH involves many different elements: world class education, performance opportunities, a chance to audition for thousands of dollars in scholarships, and so much more. I am pleased to welcome you to our 10th anniversary season, the ASH community, and look forward to the connections you will share throughout your time with us. Get ready to unleash the greatness that is within, expand your journey, and seize your destiny! WELCOME TO THE ASH FAMILY!!
Braham Logan Crane