I went to DancerPalooza in 2016 and did the jazz funk/hip hop intensive Bobby's Beat Camp intensive. The classes were great and even though I felt challenged and out of my element at times, everything I learned from the Bobby's Beat Camp instructors was infused into my choreography style and since then, my skills as a choreographer have evolved and that has led to me getting more teaching jobs at studios and other events. In addition, the crash course classes were fantastic and I seriously felt like I learned a lot from the amazing and inspiring faculty at the event. My experience at DancerPalooza was absolutely amazing and one I will never forget. If you are ever handed the opportunity to attend via scholarship, take it! I promise you will NOT regret it!
Tap Dogs...when you were great.
Have been attending Slide over the years...and the event has changed dramatically once it left NY and headed west to Long Beach.
The venue for the actual Slide performance needs to change. No doubt about it. The experiment with 2016 and the convention center was a failure in my opinion. You need to move it back to the 2015 facility...or elsewhere that gives it the presence it is due.
The staff in Mike, Anthony, Ayodele, & Jason...you are paying them well right?! They are Slide...they are the reason people come to Long Beach...Long Beach of all places...please ensure you are taking care of them.
The "event" of dancerpalooza is what it is...massive...I get that students can attend and take classes of all disciplines...from all manner of instructors...but it is too massive in what it is...perhaps culling it back and having the individual disciplines more focused/specific...or even taking dancerpalooza on a "tour" around the country...having it in a different city each summer....LA (west coast)...Dallas...Chicago...Atlanta...NY...Miami...make it an event....
All that aside...make each specific event....like Slide...great again....
My daughter absolutely LOVED this convention. She attended the Circus
Party group and the instructors were incredible! She loved it so much that
she wants to go back!
We have gone for the past 2 years to this convention and LOVE ❤️ it !!
The opportunities to have multiple classes with amazing teachers is just
unprecedented. The shows at night are spectacular, do the girls can really
get an experience of what their hard work can look like as a career. The
organizers do a great job in making a large convention feel intimate.
However, the year they had Miss Kimmie as lead of \"pool party\" was by
far the best experience he my 4 years as a dancemom and my daughter still
talks about how fabulous that was. Excellent week if dance, intense. Also
great all around experience with all the dance brands and fun contents.
LOTS of hype, so we tried it last year. Quite disappointing.
This comp is great!
My daughter had the opportunity to attend Dancerpalooza in August 2016 in
Long Beach, CA with a Hip Hop Scholarship she received from Ivan Koumaev at
the NUVO Dance Convention in March 2016, in Chicago. She chose to attend
\"Circus Party\" because of her age and the variety of genres that
intensive would focus on. They had many amazing and inspiring guest
choreographers from \"Break The Floor\" for their classes each day.
They also had fun activities planned each afternoon/evening for them. It
was extremely organized and very well run. She learned so much, made new
friends and had a great time! This is worth every penny even without a
scholarship, if you\'re considering attending. We plan to do it again
with or without another scholarship!
What an amazing experience for dancers. My daughter attended Pool
and the way in which the teachers worked so hard to inspire the
give them an amazing experience was wonderful. We are
planning on going
again this summer! Would like to see some screens on
the sides of the room though for the 12 and under room so that the kids in
the back are able to see what is going on. It\'s really hard on a
younger/smaller dancer who is getting pushed to the back by the very tall
kids who crowd up front.
A perfect ending to the competition season! My dancer won a scholarship at
NUVO & another at 24SEVEN last year. Even if she wins nothing this year,
this event in Long Beach is worth the money & the trip. I wish it had been
around when I was dancing. We can\'t wait for DancerPalooza 2016!
This is a very well organized event. The behind the scenes staff has done a
wonderful job at housing so many dancers under one roof and keeping
everything so organized. My hats off to them for providing this dancing
event! My only complaint is waiting until the week prior to the event for
information needed (things to bring, etc) to the specific intensive.
This is the ultimate in Dance Conventions in fact it\'s more. I have two
daughters that received scholarships to attend so as a family we went and
it was a week to remember! Such an amazing opportunity for them hey
definitely kept busy with classes and other activities offered throughout
the week but both were eager to attend every day and sad when the week was
over. We saw a lot of growth in both girls from their time at Dancerpalooza
if we could attend every year we would! The only downfall was that it is
only in long beach making it not as affordable for those living further
away. When you look at prices for a typical weekend convention and what is
included verse the week long Dancerpalooza event and what is included
it\'s definitely a great price but we live in Michigan so the cost for
travel to California makes it not as affordable for us to attend regularly.
While there all of the other parents we met from the east coast all said if
it wasn\'t for the scholarship they would never have even came because of
the cost with traveling. My daughters fundraised to help pay for the fees
not covered by their scholarships which helped a lot. That is the only
downfall with our experience and like I said if we could afford to we would
go every year.
It was a great experience and I had a fun time!! I got a scholarship from
Nuvo last year and I hope I come again this year!!
We only attended the crash course portion of this event, but it was clearly
a well attended event with many amazing participant as well as faculty
members. My complaint, and the reason for only 3 stars, is that out of the
many, many classes that we participated in, ONLY ONE teacher did any kind
of warm up. For whatever reason, each teacher came into the room and
immediately started teaching choreography - NO warm up, NO technique, NO
across the floor!! We were unable to fully participate in certain classes
as we were unprepared for no warm ups being given.
Pool Party had amazing instructors and Miss Kim did a fabulous job
organizing the intensive. Teaching self-esteem to young dancers was a
bonus! The only negative was too many dancers in a small space. Dancers
couldn\'t see the instructors feet and didn\'t have room to dance :(
25 live and Slide were just fantastic!! The faculty is all good especially
Anthony and Mike.
What an amazing few days so far! Great energy and unbelievable instructors.
Totally worth the trip to Cali!
Fantastic! My daughter loved it! They were very organized, and it seemed
like there were a lot of options to choose from when the kids went to do
the \"Crash Course\" classes.
My daughter absolutely loved it. The schedule kept changing which
really frustrating for us parents though (the ones who pay the money
drive the kids). The changing schedule made for very long commuting
days. If they can nail down the schedule better it would have been 5 stars.
Amazing! The classes we taught by some of the most inspirational teachers
I\'ve ever taken from.
This was a very exciting summer intensive. Well worth the money. Top name
choreographers. Very well organized and run. A must for everyone.