About

OUR MISSION:

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.

CONVENTION + PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE

The Regional Tour consists of three days of workshop classes as well as a Performance Showcase. What is a Performance Showcase? It is an opportunity for dancers to perform their pieces in a supportive and non-competitive environment while receiving video critiques and awards from the ASH Faculty.

Class Descriptions

Mini Movers

The Mini Movers level is designed as an introductions to the dance convention experience for ages four to six years old and includes on complimentary Observer band for Mini Movers classes ONLY, a t-shirt and a bag for all dancers. The Mini Movers will have the opportunity to perform at the start of the Performance Showcase on Saturday on the main stage.

Teacher Activites

Teacher Lunch – Join ASH Faculty, Staff and Colleagues for lunch! Teacher jackets will be given out at this time. Teacher Training Seminars: ASH’s energizing and motivating teacher training seminars are hour long sessions with the ASH Faculty that are exciting, informative and interactive. They will leave you feeling inspired and refreshed!

Collab Class

Join the entire event Faculty for an exciting close to the weekend! Each Faculty member will teach two 8 counts and combine them together to create one fun, collaborative combination to wrap up the event!

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

12 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 12th season, we continue 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 11 years. We look forward to learning and growing with you in Season 12.

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 12 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 12th 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

Director

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We are thrilled to announce the 2022-2023 Season!

REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 1, 2022

Check out the 2022-2023 Tour Dates!