owner, Andy Funk | #repost @afunkofficial
This year’s Monsters Show Cast is complete and as many of you have said, it is unreal! Our 15th Anniversary Show is about to be our biggest to date! This cast deserves all of the hype and I hope you all get your tickets in time to see them “go awfff” before we sell out! That being said, there are any number of nominees who could have been named who were equally deserving. I know you can’t possibly know the feeling yet, but ask any of the Show alumni who were nominated multiple times and they will tell you that they wouldn’t have it any other way! Their cast was the one they were meant to be in...no other.
As much pride and excitement as we feel today, I know there is also tremendous disappointment for those of you who were not selected this year. There are a lot of cliches I could use to try to make you feel better but at the end of the day, I understand your disappointment. Only YOU can determine where you go from here!
The one fact that I would like you to keep in mind is that this year’s Cast has more previous nominations than any cast before... some individuals as many as SIX! They never gave up! Timing is everything and you have to trust your path. Go back to work, keep training and networking and continue to be great! At the end of the day, you were recognized by the industry’s top choreographers as one of the most talented dancers out of thousands who attend Monsters each year for doing something that you love to do. Keep your passion, drive and desire and I’m sure you will find the success you strive for.
Two of Monsters biggest success stories, JaQuel Knight and Nick DeMoura were originally not even selected to be part of their casts and look at them now, two of the industry’s absolute best!
In the words of Kanye, “poop idy scoop, scoop diddy woop, woop di scoop di poop” or whatever he says. No, but for real, “Lift Yourself”!