WHAT IS THE K-POP BOOT CAMP?
The Kpop Boot Camp is customised and tailored for K-Pop talents who want to know what being a Kpop Idol is like.
WHEN IS THE BOOT CAMP?
The fourth Kpop Boot Camp 2019 will kick-start with auditions in June, and the boot camp takes place in Australian Summer but Korean Winter – 6 December to 15/16 December 2019 in Seoul. The boot camp is a 9-10 days programme.
WHAT? I HAVE TO AUDITION?
Yes, just as all the Korean pop stars before you, auditioning is a part of the training and learning process. In fact, the excitement of auditioning is part of the fun! There will be a A$55 fee.
OKAY, HOW DO I AUDITION?
Auditions will be held in 6 states across Australia and selected international cities. A panel made up of our trainers and top management will be viewing your audition videos to assess and evaluate your suitability and potential. A list of Top 100 participants will be selected to participate in the Boot Camp.
I CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE LIVE AUDTION BUT I WANT TO BE PART OF IT.
We also accept online video submissions! You will need to submit the audition form on our website and pay AUD 55 administration fee. Please note, if you decide on an online video submission, you will not be eligible for the Wild Card Challenge. Only live auditions qualify for entry into the Wile Card Challenge.
Your video must be below 50MB, recording in a bright condition showing auditionee’s face, 1 minute of freestyle or cover dance with your choice of song – Kpop or non-kpop.
The video must be submitted to our email: email@example.com , subject:( Your name) Kpop Boot Camp Australia 2019 Audition Video. The end of submission date will be on 7 July 2019.
Your video will not be considered submitted if payment is not made.
You must still make plans to come to Seoul for the Kpop Boot Camp Australia 2019 if you make it to the Top 100.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
Present yourself to the physical audition, bring your choice of music – only 1 minute, prepare a minute of freestyle dance or a cover – Kpop or non-kpop. And dance away.
CAN I AUDITION MORE THAN ONCE?
Auditionees are encouraged to only audition once, to ensure you give it your best shot. However, if you feel that you want a second chance, you can audition again in another state, not in the state you have auditioned in.
At the end of your auditions (if you audition more than once), you must then choose only ONE audition tape as your final submission. This is to ensure that all auditionees get equal opportunity.
All travel-related expenses incurred for multiple auditions are to be borne by the auditionee.
WHAT DO WE HAVE TO PREPARE FOR THE AUDITION?
Upon receiving your successful registration, The Academy will provide you with an Audition Kit, with all the necessary information. You will also be added into a Facebook Group where all information will be given.
DO WE HAVE TO AUDITION AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR CAN WE COME AS A GROUP?
There will only be solo auditions from now on.
WHAT ARE THE JUDGES / PANEL OF TRAINERS LOOKING FOR?
Passion for dancing and singing, the thirst to be better, the eagerness to learn and a serious attitude towards training. This is not for people who are lazy and who give up after a day.
IF WE GET SELECTED, WHO’S TRAINING US?
A very good question, the training provided by The Academy at the Boot Camp is currently only available in South Korea. However, we are bringing in these trainers from the big entertainment agencies in South Korea to work with us for the third time. This year, we are all flying to Seoul.
IF I AM SELECTED BUT CAN’T PARTICIPATE IN THE BOOT CAMP, WHAT HAPPENS?
The week-long Boot Camp requires commitment and schedule-planning so in the event a selected participant is not able to attend, his/her spot will be given to those shortlisted on the waiting list.
The Academy, however, will provide selected participants with a sufficient amount of time to plan their schedules, make travel plans and accommodation arrangements. More information on these will be provided to selected participants.
HOW MUCH DOES THE BOOT CAMP COST?
The Master Class fees, for selected participants (i.e. the Top 50), cost AUD 2400 (not inclusive of flight). The Beginner Class fees for Next 50 is AUD $2100 (not inclusive of flight)
This covers expenses and trainers’ fees for the whole week. Usually, it does not include accommodation and travel expenses (if the participant is coming from another state). But THIS YEAR, all meals + acommodation is ALL INCLUSIVE. Check here out!
I GOT INTO THE TOP 100! BUT I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR THE BOOT CAMP. CAN YOU HELP? CAN YOU GIVE A DISCOUNT?
Sorry darling, all expenses are to be borne by the participant.
However, we leave no talent undiscovered. The Academy will be organising an online competition to give you a chance to win a Masterclass Kpop Boot Camp pass. This free pass enables you to become the #101 participant, forming our Top 102. Wild Card challenge starts from 15 July to 29 July!
I AM 11 THIS YEAR. CAN I AUDITION AND JOIN THE BOOT CAMP?
Talent sees no boundaries, not even age. For legal and safety reasons, however, we do have an age requirement of our participants being at least 18 and above. For those below the age of 18, you will need parental consent .
Please email us (Subject: I am 11 years old) and we will send you (and your parent) a form!
WHAT IS THE ONLINE REALITY-TV SHOW ABOUT? DO I HAVE TO BE A PART OF IT?
If you love K-pop and want to be a star, it’s time to get used to being in front of the camera. This online reality-TV show is a series we’ll be filming during the auditions and Boot Camp on the challenges, difficulties, and experiences the participants go through.
It’ll be real, engaging, and it gives participants exposure online. It will also help participants garner a fan base through the series. Think of So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, The Voice, and the likes.
Watch our previous season on Youtube .
I LOVE THE K-POP CULTURE BUT I DON’T REALLY WANT TO BE A STAR…
Of course, not everybody wants to be a star. Some of us enjoy the culture and music. You can consider signing up with us as a volunteer for the auditions and for the boot camp. Volunteers get first-hand insights into all the latest happenings, you know that!
Please email us your interests and strengths to firstname.lastname@example.org