Are you the next “X?” BZX - Boogiezone Exchange, or BZX, is a 3-week long international exchange dance program focused on bringing passionate dancers together from all over the globe direct to the hub of the Boogiezone Dance Community - Boogiezone Utopia – Laboratory for the Creative Arts located in Southern California, USA! This summer there are 3 Waves back to back to back! Choose 1 or all 3! Each one is different!
Dancers who are selected to participate in BZX will take part in creating a once in a lifetime dance experience by exchanging culture, art, ideas, and their love and passion for dance. Get the TOTAL Southern California dance community experience by living and training daily at Boogiezone Utopia!
In addition to all of the classes the Boogiezone will offer, you will get the chance to take classes at some of Los Angeles’ most esteemed studios, attend local Southern California events and gatherings, meet and get one-on-one mentoring by dance community/industry role models, rehearse and prepare for a group and solo video project, learn how to market yourself as a professional dancer, tour theme parks and shopping hotspots, and best of all, make a bunch of friends and have a whole lot of fun in the process!
Since 2003 – Boogiezone has been the global dance community leader. Our mission is to bridge dancers from all over the world together through their common passion and love for dance and creativity. Now, with BZX the concept of dancing abroad has heightened to the next level. Are you ready for BZX – Boogiezone Xchange?
choose your wave:
wave 14: june 6, 2019 to june 27, 2019 (BZX FOR beg/int)
wave 15: july 11, 2019 to august 1, 2019 (BZX FOR INT/ADVANCED/PRE-PRO)
wave 16: august 9, 2019 to august 29, 2019 (BZX FOR INT/ADVANCED/PRE-PRO | hhi late start
what you get
All participants will be fully accommodated and housed at Boogiezone Utopia’s residential quarters. Each dancer will be guaranteed a comfortable twin bed equipped with all the necessities. Our bunk room is co-ed and with a maximum of 13 other people. You will also have access to free internet Wifi, a kitchen with microwave and refrigerator, locker room with showers. Your stay at Boogiezone Utopia will top that of any hostel or low budget hotel any day. Now you can roll out of bed and into class. Literally!
Your tuition includes full access to the entire Boogiezone Utopia regular class program. With over 30 plus instructors, you can learn styles in tap, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, funk styles and more. The curriculum is rather flexible, we recommend you take at least 3 classes a day but won’t require it. You can structure your class taking according to your own personal preference! Faculty instructors include, Elm Pizarro, April Rodriguez, Ryan Morris, Ayano Ito, Kiri Williams, and more. Boogiezone Utopia hours of operation are Monday –Thursday - 5:00pm to 9:30pm and Sat – 9am to 3:30pm.
REHEARSE WITH TOP CHOREOGRAPHERS
We have invited the dance community and industry's most sought after choreographers to come in and rehearse with you personally! This is not just a typical dance class, you will be learning their choreography, blocking it and thereafter reheare it for a live performance and concept video! You will get to work hands on with 4 different choreographers each wave. Talk about choreography overload!
You will get to train with a minimum of 3 Master instructors or different guest teachers who are NOT regular faculty at Boogiezone Utopia but are popular within the Boogiezone Dance Community. This community/industry choreographer will come in and teach the BZX group a specialty style class exclusively for 1.5 hours. Master Teachers could include amazing teachers like: Jojo Diggs, Marie Poppins, Kumari, Arnel Calvario, and more!
BZX participants will get the chance to experience a southern California dance style workshop, and will get to take class with the local dance community. You will get to take from an additional 3 Master teachers on this special day.
FRIDAY IN L.A.
Friday is dedicated to taking classes at one or more of the established Los Angeles Dance Studios. Choose from Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynold’s, The Edge, Movement Lifestyle, and IDA are possible options. Please note that the cost of these classes is not included in your tuition, however we will be providing discounts and scholarships to varying degrees!
On Sundays, we will be hosting 3 different educational, and inspiring dance seminars that will not only help shed light on the history of dance and the roots of our dance community, but will also help to motivate, inspire, and ignite your dance career. These informative classes will give you the mental tools you will need to further your dance journey!
The Group Video Project: Ever wanted to be a part of a dance video project, something that can be admired by the Boogiezone Community global Network and shared with through social media? We will invite a popular professional Los Angeles film director and editor who will take us on location and shoot the group in their very own dance concept video.
SOLO VIDEO PROJECT
We will create especially for you, a 1.5 minute solo video of to include in your dancer portfolio.
Each student will get to experience what it is like to put together a dance number from beginning to end! You will work directly with 4 choreographers who previously came in to teach you. The dance number will then be blocked and cleaned. All in all, you will rehearse approximately 36hrs to prepare for the group video project and debut performance!
Every dancer needs a good headshot to market themselves. Tuition includes a special photo session, and access to all the photos taken for future use – auditions, a business card, a personal website, etc.
We will provide the opportunity for you to perform in front of a live audience! What better way to demonstrate your newly acquired skills and exhibit the three weeks of accumulated hard work and training you gathered while at BZX!
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
We will honor your accomplishments with a special banquet luncheon and give you a certificate for you to remember your heard work by!
WAVE 14 CHOREOGRAPHERS
JUNE 6 TO JUNE 27
AS OF 09.10.18
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
JULY 11 TO AUGUST 01
AS OF 09.10.18
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
AUGUST 9 TO AUGUST 29
AS OF 09.10.18
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
THE COST OF BZX
Compare this experience to other recognizable exchange programs and intensives. Hands down, for what you receive and for what is provided, BZX is an amazing deal!
The cost of BZX does not include airfare from your country to the USA, food and snacks, shopping, entry into classes or workshops in Los Angeles, or any tourist spots. Ground transportation provided to and from airport and for structured BZX sightings only.
NOTE: Once your admission application is received we will review it. Should you be selected we will then issue you a request for payment.
super special markdown
We've decided to make BZX 2019 more affordable to you. Forget the early bird special, do you want to come to BZX? Well here is your chance. One price for all ( Domestic or International). There is a $500 Non-Refundable Deposit required to hold your slot which will be applied to your tuition. Payment plans are available. Submit your application now!
Are you ready to submit your application for consideration? Space is limited at BZX, so put together your best work and make sure you include everything that is required before hitting send! We are so happy you've decided to take this giant step forward towards discovering your personal dance journey! Good Luck!