About Lil BIGZ...
Lil BIGZ took her first dance class when she was 5. It went well for 2 weeks but became
boring to her shortly after that and she quit. We then tried gymnastics and soccer only
to have her decide that she didn't want to continue with those activities either.
She decided to give dancing another try when she was 6. We put her in a class in our
hometown that consisted of kids between the ages of 9 and 13. She did really well in her
first class and she bonded with the choreographer right away. She started off with a
jazz/hip hop class and then we added tap and ballet.
She wasn't really feeling the tap and ballet classes so at the age of 7, we enrolled her
into a Modern class which she loved. Now she was dancing with kids between 10 and 17.
All though she was the littlest kid in class, she was able to hold her own and hang with the
We wanted to see how she would perform in a more advanced hip hop class so we brought
her to San Francisco to try out an adult beginners class. It was a little bit too fast
paced for her at first but she was able to pick up the choreography and complete the
routine they had learned in that session.
The teacher of that adult beginner class was also the director of the NBA's Golden State
Warriors Junior Jam Squad. He suggested that she tryout for the squad the following
When the time came for tryouts, Lil BIGZ was a nervous wreck. She had cold feet on
the eve of the tryout and was trying hard to back out of auditioning. My wife was able to
calm her nerves and talked her into just going to the audition to see what it was like.
When they arrived at the audition, Lil BIGZ realized that all the kids would be dancing
together and not Individually which was a huge relief. She decided to stick around and
give it a shot.
Our excitement grew as she made it past the first cut...and then into the final group of
kids they were choosing from. By this time they had performed the routine 15 or 20
times and Lil BIGZ started to feel more and more confident. It was now time to call out
the kids that made it onto the 06/07 squad. Out of 21 kids that made the team, Lil
BIGZ's number was called out 2nd to last...whew, she made it.
The experience of performing with the Junior Jam Squad gave her a huge boost in her self
confidence and made her overcome her fear of being the focus of attention. Prior to
being on the team, she would not even join in on games at birthday parties because of the
attention that those kids would draw. At their last performance, they danced in front of
a crowd of 20,000+. It was an amazing transformation. Not to mention that the caliber
of talent in which she was surrounded only pushed BIGZ to her full potential and because
of it, she is a true performer now.
Since then, she has gone to several local workshops and hip hop conventions to further her
training. She has recently joined a popular dance troop called Future Shock and will
hopefully be performing with them for years to come. She also plans on auditioning for the
Junior Jam Squad every year she is capable which should be 5 more years.
We hope that she continues to learn and grow in all the different forms of dance and at
the ripe old age of 9...she has may years ahead of her to do so!!!
Fast forward three years…Lil BIGZ just completed her fourth year on the Golden State
Warriors Jr. Jam Squad and at 12 is now consider to be one of the veterans….She has
had a great time over the years and made a lot of friends in the process.
After she completed her first year on the team, we decided to give Hollywood a try. We
went to several auditions in the Summer of 2007 to see if any dance agencies had interest
in signing her to a dance contract. The first two passed on her but she didn’t give up and
in July, 2007 she was signed to The Bloc Agency of Los Angeles.
We have gone to numerous auditions for print, commercials, music videos, industrial and
TV....check her EXP tab to see what she's booked:) The competition in Los Angeles is
fierce but with the will and determination to succeed, I’m sure she’ll continue trying to
make it in the entertainment industry.
Special thanks to Allan Frias and Susan Hovey for motivating her to dance and an EXTRA
SPECIAL SHOUTOUT to Tony Czar for being the first person in Los Angeles to believe in
UPDATE: Having just finished her appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Ellen's
Wonderful World of Wonderment Series, she has moved right into working on Ubisoft's
Popular game for the Nintendo Wii System, "Just Dance Kids." She is a character in the
game. Keep an eye out for it on store shelves soon.
It's official!!! Tony Czar, Lil BIGZ and Chad and Teri Knapp of Source Dance will be
releasing a Kids Hip Hop Instructional Dance DVD Series, and More... The DVDs will
consist of Beginner, Intermediate, Advance and Pro Choreography featuring Tony and Lil
BIGZ as well as a music video for each level. Keep you eyes open for it coming April
2011. Check out the official commercial right here:
"LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO DANCE small. If you're gonna dance, DO IT BIGZ!!!"
You can follow up with more up and coming events and footage at her official youtube page:
www.youtube.com/tcapitule or right here on www.lilbigz.com
Thank you for visiting and take care…
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