Here is a list of most frequently asked questions about Camp Hollywood.  If you don’t find an answer to your question here, please e-mail us at, we’ll be glad to help!

1. Can I buy a day pass for classes or an individual class?

No, sorry.  In order to take classes you do need to be a weekend pass holder.

2. What class level should I sign up for?

We have eliminated the need to register for a specific level in advance, due to having learned from the past few years that the vast majority of people prefer to take a combination of Intermediate and Intermediate Plus, or would like to drop to beginner to take a beginning Balboa class, etc.  We can tell you that the Beginner track is progressive, so we recommend staying with this track for the most consistency.  Also the new Audition track which has the weekend’s most challenging material requires a try out judged by instructors during the first class time of the weekend (9 AM Saturday).

3. What if I want to do everything BUT the classes at the camp (ie, spectate the daytime contests, attend evening dances, etc)?

We recommend you buy our “Party Pass” now which gets entrance to all events if you don’t want to take classes.  You can add a contest at any time to this pass if you decide to be a competitor, but be aware that some contests will be full before the camp weekend (Amateur Mix & Match, Showcase, Am Classic and Am Lindy are likely to be full).

4. What is your refund policy?

If you find you can’t attend, refunds can be issued with a $25 fee per pass up until July 31st, 2024. After July 31st refunds will not be issued. You can save your pass for 2025 with no fees at any time. The pass will expire if it is not used in 2025.

You can also transfer your pass to someone else with a $20 fee up until Monday, August 26th, 2024. Just make sure we have the name of the person to transfer the pass to – fee can be paid by either person.

You can upgrade your party pass to a full weekend pass at any time – refunds to downgrade full weekend passes to party passes cannot be issued.

Contest fees (not weekend or party passes – we mean Team fees, Mix & Match fees or couples contest fees) can be refunded up until the Monday before the camp weekend – once the event is underway we will be unable to refund your contest fees if you find you are unable to compete
Contest fees cannot be transferred to following years

For all refunds/transfers please contact us at

5.  I am planning on chaperoning a minor during Camp Hollywood, how does this work?

We allow one chaperone per minor, e-mail us for details.

6. What is included in the weekend pass rate?

All events – so, all classes, evening dances, contest spectating, after hours, etc.  Not included are meals, hotel rooms, and contest fees if you’re planning on competing.

7. I want to watch my friend/relative in a contest, what does this cost?

It depends on when the contest occurs – we have daytime contest spectating tickets and evening dance tickets in the “registration” section.  If you need help, shoot us an e-mail!

8. I can’t check in Friday night, when are your check in times?

Check in and new camp sign ups go on throughout the weekend.  We start check in at 5 PM Friday evening and then again at 8 AM Saturday morning.

9. What do I do if the hotel says it’s full or the rate isn’t available?

E-mail us at, we *may* be able to add rooms for you!

10. How do I contact someone if I have a medical issue, or see something unsafe or concerning during the event?

Please call our Safety Hotline at 818-732-0363 or email If it is a hotel-related issue, please contact hotel staff.

11. What is your COVID policy for 2024?

We strongly encourage all participants and staff to take the proper steps to protect themselves from COVID transmission before and during Camp Hollywood, which includes masking where appropriate, being up-to-date with vaccines and boosters, testing before attending, and staying home if you feel sick or have tested positive (if you have a positive test we will waive any refund policies to encourage you to stay home this year).