Q. Does it cost anything to apply?
A. Yes, there is a $35 application fee.
Q. What is the tuition fee?
A. The tuition fee for the BDExperience is $600.
Q. Can anyone apply for a upcoming BDExperience?
A. Yes of course! However, if you are considering applying for one that is not in your local area, keep in mind that selected dancers will be responsible for ALL of your travel and accommodation expenses. Please review the TERMS & CONDITIONS page for details.
Q. Are males allowed to apply?
Q. Can I apply in both the Oriental and Tribal categories?
A. YES. You are welcome to submit both an Oriental and Tribal video if you feel you are strong in both areas and want to increase your chances of being selected.
Q. Can I apply for only a Lead Role?
A. YES. If you only want to be considered for a lead role, that is fine. However you must still submit an audition video for either the ensemble Oriental or Tribal style as well as the Lead Role video in the style you are applying for.
Q. How do I apply?
A. Click the APPLY NOW button and create your account/fill out the online application and pay the $35 application fee. Click “How to Join Us” for more information on the application process.
Q. How can I view/download the audition videos and music?
A. You have to register and pay the application fees FIRST before you can view or download the instructional videos and music. Once you have signed up, you will need to log on to your account and you will automatically be taken to the video download page. You can either stream the videos via the internet or you can download them onto your computer and watch them offline.
Q. How do I upload my video?
A. Log on to your account and you will be taken to the video download page and at the bottom is an UPLOAD VIDEO link. You will attach the video file you want to upload (file must be under 500mb), then select the location you are applying for and the style (Oriental Ensemble, Tribal Ensemble, Oriental Lead, Tribal Lead) you are submitting for. If you are applying for multiple styles or locations you will just repeat this for each video you want to upload.
NOTE: Please use only US characters on your video file titles in order for them to upload properly. Please do not use any foreign characters on your video file names.
Q. Can I use any solo performance video for my audition video?
A. Yes. You can use any solo performance footage for your solo clip. But it needs to be no longer then 3 minutes. You also need to make sure it is the first video clip on your audition video. You will edit our BDExperience choreography second.
Q. How are the dancers chosen?
A. The directors review all the videos submitted and select 17-25 dancers to be cast in that local show. They look for dancers that can capture the style of dance and can perform all the details of the choreography. In the solo performance they look for something unique that showcases your performance strengths and personality.
Q. When will I know if I was selected for the show?
A. Each online casting usually ends 2-3 months prior to the first rehearsal, so the selected dancers will have time to make any travel arrangements if needed and will have plenty of time to learn the show choreography we send them.
Check the calendar for the location you are applying for to see the deadlines.
Q. If I am selected do I have to attend ALL rehearsal days?
A. YES! If you are selected as one of the dancers you must be able to attend ALL rehearsals during the rehearsal week. You will also be required to learn the assigned dances ahead of time and submit videos to the directors for feedback prior to the rehearsal week. There are many routines, formations and details that need all dancers to be there for. If you are not able to attend all rehearsals you will not be selected.