San Diego, CA  April 26-28, 2019

NEX•US + Camp•NEX Final Regional City!



Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine 

3777 La Jolla Village Drive | San Diego, CA 92122

Tel: (858) 552-1234

Room rate: $149/night


We have two separate check-in times for NEX•US + Camp•NEX participants. Please come to whichever is more convenient for you.
 (you do not need to come to both)

Friday, April 26th
5:00 - 7:30PM

Saturday, April 27th
7:45 – 8:45AM

Individuals – You must be present at check-in to receive your wristband. Parents and teachers may NOT check-in for dancers.

Groups – If you’re registered with a group of 10+ dancers your Group Leader will pick up bands for all dancers in their group at the Group Check-In Table.

Release & Waiver Form

You must have a signed Release & Waiver Form to participate at Nex•Us + Camp•Nex. If you are unsure if you agreed online, please download and fill out a form just in case. Participants without a signed Release & Waiver Form will not be allowed to check in. Groups of 10+ dancers must turn in their waivers before the event.

Observer Bands

Pre-registered observer bands can be picked up at the Observer Bands table. Bands will be sold onsite for the entire long weekend or for a single day, for cash only. The Nex•hibition, Scholarship Ceremony and Camp•Nex Parent Show-Off are free to watch, no observer band necessary!

Weekend Observer Band

Saturday Only Observer Band

Sunday Only Observer Band

Your Confirmed Faculty




Registering as a teacher allows access into all levels and classes in both Nex•Us + Camp•Nex.  We also planned a few special events just for you:

Teacher Talk & Continental Breakfast

We invite teachers to come meet our Directors as discuss Nex•Us Culture and answer any questions you may have for your students or studio. Your suggestions and comments are very valuable and appreciated.

Teacher Talk & Continental Breakfast: Saturday, 9:00AM

Off the Record

Group leaders and teachers are invited for this sit-down luncheon on Saturday with the Nex•Us and Camp•Nex Faculty.  This is an open floor forum and chance for you to connect on a casual, personal level with our faculty. Anyone interested in attending Off The Record must have an All Access Band or a Studio Management band. Must RSVP.

Off The Record: Sunday, 11:30AM

Teacher Class

Don’t miss this private class with one of the most respected and sought-after choreographers in the business today! This is a closed class - you must have an All Access band to enter.  These classes are one of the most talked about experiences of the weekend! 

Teacher Class: Saturday
4:45-5:45PM with Gabe DeGuzman (In the Camp•Nex Room)



We invite parents to join our Directors for an open forum discussion and Q & A session. Ask any questions you may have about your dancers, your studio, Nex•Us and Camp•Nex, or the dance world. Feel free to ask any questions and give feedback.

ParentVUE: Sunday, 9:15AM in the Seminar Room


Parent Show-Off

The Camp•Nex Parent Show-Off is an opportunity for dancers to show what they have learned over the weekend. There will be a short rehearsal prior to the show off for dancers to review. This rehearsal will be closed to all parents (including those with observer bands). Rehearsal will begin at 2:00PM, in which all parents will be asked to leave the room.

Parent Show-Off: Sunday, 2:45PM


All registered participants are eligible for scholarships! Dancers may pick up a number during check-in. We do not have a traditional closed audition. Instead, the Faculty choose to reward dancers who catch their eye in classes- whether it’s recognizing technique, drive, style or enthusiasm. This process not only permits more class time, but also allows for a controlled, creative, casual atmosphere. We ask that you wear your scholarship number throughout the entire weekend so each faculty can get the chance to see you during your class performance! We will announce our winners at the Scholarship Ceremony on Sunday.



Choreographed by Marie Spieldenner

Costumes: Bright 90s themed clothing

Opening Number

Dancers who registered and paid to perform in the Opening Number must arrive on Friday, April 26th by 5:00pm for check-in and mandatory rehearsal.

Rehearsal Schedule

Friday, April 26th: 5:00-7:30pm
Saturday, April 27th: 7:00-8:30am


The Nex•Hibition, Saturday, 8:00pm


Friday Evening, 4:00pm 

Registered groups of 5+ dancers have the opportunity to showcase their talents and perform on Friday afternoon in front of a panel of dance industry experts for a LIVE critique. Groups will perform to win a coveted spot in Saturday night’s show. 6 Finalists are selected to move on to re-perform and will work with these world-renowned choreographers for a 30-minute session throughout Friday/Saturday that will include a lighting visual package! The Faculty will then choose the 2 most talented groups to perform in a coveted spot at our Summer Finale Live Performance in Atlantic City for a chance to win the 2019 Title, which includes $200 OFF Registration for EACH DANCER in EVERY city for the 2019-2020 Season! 

*There is no fee to come support your fellow dancers
*For questions, please email


Friday, April 26th
3:00 - 4:00PM

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Saturday Evening, 8:00pm

We invite all registered dancers to choose one routine of their choice (solo, duet, trio, quartets, small group, large group, line, or production) to perform, in in front of all Faculty, in the show on Saturday night. Each routine will be evaluated by our Faculty and will receive written critique. 

*There is no fee to come support your fellow dancers
*For questions, please email


Friday, April 26th
5:00 - 7:30PM

Saturday, April 27th
7:45 – 8:45AM


Music must be turned in BEFORE the event! Music may be uploaded online, by signing in to your account, or email directly to Be sure to have a back-up copy of your music should there be any issues on-site.  


A tentative schedule will be emailed to performers one week before the event. A final schedule will be emailed out the Tuesday before the event.


Choreographed by Kevin Frey

The Finale will close our Nex•hibition show on Saturday night! Dancers will be chosen onsite throughout classes on Saturday, for the chance to learn and dance in The Finale. After classes on Saturday these chosen dancers will learn and rehearse the piece, choreographed by Kevin Frey, and will perform it in the Saturday night show! Make sure to wear your scholarship number in class to be eligible for this selection.


Join us Saturday night for Camp•Nex Pajama Jamm! Camp•Nex Staff will host games, contests, relays and more. Wear your favorite PJs and be ready to dance and have fun! Please be mindful when choosing your pajamas- remember you will be dancing!

Pajama Jamm: Saturday, 6:00-7:00pm


Camp•NEX : Acting Workshop

This workshop includes script work, improvisational skills, movement, pace, timing and auditioning techniques, as well as feedback and a Q&A session. At the end of the Workshop, select students will be asked to participate in a scene to do LIVE during our Parent Showoff the next day!

CampNEX Acting Workshop: Saturday, 4:00-6:00pm

Price: $125/dancer registered to Convention | $150 / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

NEXUS: Acting for TV, Film and Stage

In this class you will learn the proper technique and protocol for working in this sometimes overwhelming and crazy industry. Get the tools you need to stay ahead. Get the information you need to stay relaxed. Classes will include improvisational work, movement, pace, timing, and auditioning techniques. All work will be done in a relaxed, fun environment. Space still available!

NEXUS On-Camera Acting Workshop: Sunday, 6:30-8:00am

Price: $125/dancer registered to Convention | $150 / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Young Lions has always strived to bring the very best in education and opportunities that goes far beyond learning a combo - don't miss out on this amazing two hour workshop where Ian will tell a story through his art form and teach his Unique Urban Style of dance.

Young Lions Workshop: Friday, 9:30-10:45pm

Price: $45 for those registered for the convention or $50 | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


KRISTA MILLER | Technique Class | Sunday 9:30-11AM

Price: Free for those registered for the convention or $75 | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Join us on for a Master Class with Matt Steffanina on Friday night 7:30-9:00pm in the NEX•US Room!

Price: $25 for those registered for the convention or $30 | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


Join Matt Steffanina for a social media and entrepreneurial luncheon on Saturday afternoon from 1:30-2:15pm.

Price: $40 (includes lunch) | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


All Dancers, Teacher and Parents are welcome to join this seminar on oil essentials! Julia Eastwood will lead a short presentation on the top 10 essential oils for dancers. Attendees will then have the opportunity to make their own Young Lions Roar Blend Roller Balls to take home! This seminar is free and will hosted at the Young Lions booth on Saturday afternoon from 12:30-1:15pm. 


All dancers registered for the Pro level are welcome to join Nancy and Ian to talk about all things industry, tips on being a professional, as well as asking any questions you may have about the dance world! This seminar is optional and included in tuition. It will be held in the Advanced/Pro room on Saturday afternoon from 2:30-3:00pm, dancers are welcome to bring their lunch and eat during this time.


Join us for this human movement seminar with Katy Tate. Optional & Open to All!

Honoring your community

Understanding your instrument

Making your own mold

Acting with Integrity

Never not a student

Never not a teacher

H.U.M.A.N.N. Movement Seminar:

Camp•NEX & Intermediate dancers: Sunday, 10:45-11:30am in the Camp•NEX Room

Advanced/Pro dancers: Sunday, 1:00-1:45pm in the Seminar Room


This event is too exciting not to capture on film! Our professional photographers and videographers will be onsite all weekend so be sure to check out the photos of yourselves to purchase.  We will provide photos and videos of our Nex•hibition as well as photos and videos from call.  We encourage you to capture photos and videos throughout the weekend to share socially as long as it is not disruptive to the shows or classroom.


It can be difficult to catch the Faculty in between classes for photos, so we have designed a great system ensuring that all dancers can have a Nex•Us and Camp•Nex photo in a timely and organized fashion! These are the only times we will host a group photo session with the faculty throughout the workshop. In order for this opportunity to run smoothly, we ask that you abide by the procedure created by the staff and faculty. Camp•Nex Photoshoot will be Saturday immediately following the last class in the Camp•Nex Room. The Nex•Us Photoshoot will be Saturday night immediately following the Nex•hibition. These photos are available to purchase online at NEXUS Photos & Videos.