A Star Society provides bursaries for ongoing dance education for students with financial need. For those who have always dreamed of pursuing their passion for dance, but lack the financial means to do so, a bursary can be a life-changing opportunity.

With access to education, we help unlock the potential of those who might not have had the opportunity to develop their skills and express themselves through dance. Dance education can help individuals develop discipline, teamwork, creativity, and self-expression – skills that can be applied in all aspects of life.


Providing these bursaries helps break down barriers and promote diversity in the performing arts. By giving individuals from all backgrounds the chance to pursue their passion for dance, we can create a more vibrant and inclusive dance community.

A Star Society works closely with Boogaloo Academy to provide these programs. Boogaloo Academy provides space, classes, and other ‘in-kind’ support for A Star Society’s programs and events. In any given year, A Star Society provides some level of funding for 5–10% of students who attend Boogaloo Academy’s classes due to financial need.

About Boogaloo Academy

After years of collaborative partnership focusing on quality education in the arts and developing A Star Society’s Free Style Fridays and High School High programs, Anita Perel-Panar and Jheric Hizon joined forces to create Boogaloo Academy. Along with their unique talents, expertise, and experience, Anita and Jheric brought their strong educational philosophies, values and ethics to establish this state-of-the-art institution.

Boogaloo Academy is a multidisciplinary school for all ages and levels offering dance, drama, music and arts. Boogaloo Academy’s students are taught in an atmosphere of caring and trust, and receive excellent training in both classical and street styles of dance. Students can choose from Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, to Hip Hop, Break Dance, Popping, Hip Hop Contemporary and Street Jazz. The best teaching techniques supported by strong educational philosophies, values and ethics underlie all the classes offered at this 5000 square foot facility.