After years of collaborative partnership focusing on quality education in the arts and developing leadership programs like Free Style Fridays, and High School High, Anita Perel-Panar and Jheric Hizon joined forces to create Vancouver's Boogaloo Academy. Along with their unique talents, expertise and experience, Anita and Jheric bring their strong educational philosophies, values and ethics to establish this state-of-the-art institution. At Boogaloo Academy, teachers are experts in their field, possessing a genuine love for the magic of the arts and a natural gift for instilling this love in others. Through our specialized teaching techniques, an emphasis on individualized attention, and a focus on building self-esteem, students are taught to embrace their own natural abilities to reach their creative, expressive and physical potential. At Boogaloo Academy, we believe performance is an important aspect of the artistic training process. A large portion of the year is spent developing dance skills and techniques, culminating in an original creative production at the end of the year. All ages and levels come together to feel the enchantment of the theatre, and the magic of performing on-stage. Boogaloo Academy is an atmosphere of caring, closeness, and trust; our students are nurtured to become artists and well-rounded individuals with skill sets that can augment all other facets of their lives. Many of our students have become professional dancers and teachers who continue to share their knowledge and their passion with the next generation of artists. Boogaloo Academy forms lasting connections with dancers, musicians and artists; we empower each individual who walks through our doors to have a voice and shape the culture of dance and art in Vancouver, BC.