How to audition for music videos as a dancer
Music Industry Career Roles - Berklee Online
What is Berklee Online?
Berklee Online is the online school of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. We are the world’s largest online music school—30,000+ musicians from more than 140 countries have taken our courses—but classes cap at just 20 students per section.
What does Berklee Online offer?
We offer award-winning online courses, multi-course certificate programs, a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Music degree, and a Master of Arts degree.
Who is Berklee Online designed for?
Our programs provide lifelong learning opportunities to people interested in music and working in the music industry. The courses range from beginner to advanced graduate level.
What kind of subjects are taught?
Berklee Online offers more than 200 courses in every musical interest area: Everything from instruction on specific instruments (guitar, piano, bass, drums, voice) to music production software (Ableton, Pro Tools, Logic, and more) to larger concepts in music business, songwriting, theory, and composing for film, TV, and games
Do online students receive the benefits of an on-campus Berklee education?
Absolutely! Just like the students studying on Berklee’s Boston campus, Berklee Online students receive instruction from the same world-renowned faculty, with the added benefit of having music industry professionals from around the world teaching as well. You’ll also receive guidance from Berklee-trained Academic Advisors, and have the opportunity to walk at the Commencement ceremony in Boston with your cohort of graduates who studied online and in-person.
What is the process to apply for/enroll in a Berklee Online program or course?
Certificate programs and online courses are offered on an open enrollment basis. Simply complete the online enrollment form and provide payment prior to the course start date and you’re ready to go! Degree programs require an application and supporting documentation. See the Admission Requirements for more details.
Will I receive a Berklee ID and/or email address?
Berklee Online degree students are eligible to request a Berklee ID. Upon acceptance into the program, degree students are also given a berklee.edu email address.
Can I take non-credit courses in a certificate?
All courses in a certificate program must be taken for credit.
Can I waive some for-credit courses into a certificate?
Students must enroll in a certificate by paying the $175 certificate registration fee prior to completing the final course in the program. All for-credit courses that have been awarded a passing grade and that align with a certificate program may transfer into that program.
Can I upgrade from a lower-level certificate to a higher-level certificate?
Yes! Berklee Online offers two certificate options:
- CHANGE CERTIFICATE: When a student wants to change their lower-level certificate to a higher-level certificate (or vice versa) prior to the completion of the program. There are no additional fees for this option other than the cost of additional courses, and you will only earn one certificate upon completion.
- STARTING A NEW CERTIFICATE: When a student wants to earn more than one certificate by having the courses from their lower-level certificate waived into a higher-level certificate. In this case, an additional $175 registration fee is required.
Who teaches Berklee Online courses?
Berklee faculty and seasoned professionals teach our courses. Our instructors are recognized experts in their respective fields—they’ve produced and engineered hundreds of artists and numerous award-winning projects, and several of their students have gone on to earn GRAMMY Award nominations.
Am I eligible for financial aid?
Financial assistance is available for Berklee Online degree programs. This assistance may come from a variety of sources including federal awards, outside scholarships, and private loans.
Federal financial aid is not available for non-degree programs. Non-degree students typically finance their costs out-of-pocket or with a private loan. Review our payment options.
What happens if I turn in my graduation application late? Do I still need to apply by December 1 even if I don’t want to walk in the Commencement ceremony?
Because we must coordinate with the Boston campus for Commencement, it is essential that students planning to walk in the ceremony submit their graduation application by 12:00 midnight ET on December 1. If you submit your application late, you will need to wait until the following year to walk.
We ask all students planning to graduate within the current academic year to apply for graduation by December 1, regardless of their plans to participate in Commencement. Late application for students who do not wish to walk will result in processing delays for your academic record and diploma, and your name may not be listed in the ceremony program.
What’s the difference between graduating and walking in Commencement?
Great question! Walking in Commencement and graduating are two separate things.
You can walk in Commencement when you are nine (9) credits or less away from completing your degree requirements by the end of the spring term. Please note: Berklee Online degree students are not required to walk in Commencement in Boston.
You graduate when you have met all of the following criteria:
- Attained at least a 2.70 cumulative GPA in concentrate courses
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2. 00
- Fulfilled all program requirements AND completed a minimum of 120 credits for a single major or 165 for a dual major
- Completed a minimum of 60 institutional credits for a single major or 105 institutional credits for a dual major
- Fulfilled all financial obligations to the college
Note Walking across the stage in Commencementdoes not
mean that you have graduated. You will not officially graduate and receive your diploma until you meet all of the eligibility requirements.
I just finished my last term at Berklee Online! What happens next? Is there anything I need to do?
Congratulations on finishing! If you have already filled out a graduation application, you will want to double-check the "Graduation Checklist" to ensure you have taken care of all of the various items associated with graduating. If you have not filled out a graduation application, you will need to do that as soon as possible. You will not be able to graduate until we have received and processed your graduation application.
When will I get my diploma?
You will receive your diploma within 6-8 weeks of completing your degree requirements. Please keep in mind that instructors have up to two (2) weeks to submit final grades after the term concludes.
Diplomas are mailed to the address you include on your graduation application. If your mailing address changes after you have submitted your graduation application, be sure to update us at [email protected]
Keep in mind that if you are walking in Commencement, you will not receive your official diploma at the ceremony.
Can I find out how many transfer credits I am eligible for before I apply to the degree program?
If you are interested in applying to the Bachelor of Arts degree program and would like an estimate of the amount of transfer credit you would receive, you can request an unofficial transfer evaluation by emailing a copy of your transcript(s) to the Berklee Online Transfer Team at [email protected] berklee.edu. Be sure to include your name, major of interest, and any additional questions you may have. You can expect to receive your assessment within 7-10 business days.
I didn’t receive credit on my Official Evaluation for all of the courses that I thought I would. What should I do?
The earlier you contact us with questions or concerns regarding your evaluation, the easier it will be for us to address any issues. Therefore, it is very important when you first receive your official transfer evaluation that you review the information carefully.
If you notice a remaining requirement that you believe you’ve already fulfilled, first consult our document on Common Reasons Credit Does Not Transfer. It’s possible that the course you are thinking of didn’t meet our eligibility requirements.
If none of those exclusions apply, please fill out a Transfer Credit Equivalency Re-evaluation form for the courses you wish to have reconsidered.
Sometimes, we are not able to locate specific information for a course online and we are not able to determine an equivalency, but we are always happy to review additional material which will help us make that determination.
Do my Berklee Online, Berklee campus, or Prior Learning Credit coursework count towards the 60 transfer credit limit?
No, credits completed at Berklee or through the prior learning process do not count towards the 60 transfer credit limit. This maximum is for credit-bearing exams and undergraduate-level coursework completed externally.
What is a credit deficiency and why do I need to make up credit?
Credit deficiencies are caused by transferring a course that is less than three (3) credits to fulfill a three (3) credit Berklee Online requirement. Students with a credit deficiency will be short of the minimum number of credits required to graduate once they have completed their program requirements. In order to be eligible to graduate, you will need to make up the credits you are deficient in.
While the Transfer Team does their best to avoid giving students credit deficiencies, it is not always possible. You can make up the credits you are deficient in by completing additional Berklee Online coursework, by applying for prior learning credit, or by completing additional external coursework in the area in which you are deficient.
Note all external courses will first need to be approved by the Transfer Team.
Can transfer credit fulfill prerequisites?
It depends. Generally, transfer credit cannot be used to fulfill prerequisites unless we determine that the course you completed is a direct equivalent to one of the courses we offer at Berklee Online. Keep in mind that there are some courses which require you to pass a placement exam. For these you will need to achieve a passing grade on the test to fulfill the prerequisite, otherwise you will need to complete the appropriate Berklee Online course.
Can I transfer credits to Berklee Online after I have started the degree program?
Yes, you can. To determine if the coursework you already completed or are considering taking is eligible to fulfill your remaining degree requirements, contact the Transfer Team at [email protected]
I am a Berklee campus student. Can I transfer courses from Berklee Online to my campus-based program?
View a list of transferable courses to Berklee’s campus programs.
For additional questions about transferring courses from Berklee Online to Berklee's campus programs please contact the campus transcript evaluator at [email protected]
Are Berklee Online courses transferable to other institutions?
Berklee Online is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the same association that accredits our main campus and other leading academic institutions such as Harvard University and MIT. Our courses are transferable to other institutions, but it's up to the receiving institution to decide the number and types of courses that may transfer. We recommend getting a course pre-approved by an institution before enrolling.
How do Berklee Online’s costs compare to other education options?
Berklee Online’s programs have a tuition cost that is approximately 64 percent less than on-campus tuition at Berklee’s Boston campus. Moreover, a recent study revealed that the average annual tuition at for-profit colleges is more than twice as expensive as Berklee Online. Even average annual tuition at other accredited non-profit online universities is roughly $11,000 more expensive than tuition for a year with Berklee Online!
How much does a certificate program cost?
There is a one time $175 registration fee per certificate program. Students may either pay per course term (at the $1,515 per credit course cost) or pay in full to receive a 10 percent discount. The registration fee and all courses for the term you wish to begin in must be paid in full in order to begin.
How much does an online Bachelor’s degree cost?
Online undergraduate degree tuition is $59,160 for 120 credits for all majors except the guitar major. Tuition for the guitar major is $63,660. Students taking 10 courses per year can complete the degree in four years at a cost of $14,790 per year. (Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.)
How much does an online master's degree cost?
Online graduate degree tuition is $33,120 for 36 credits. The Master of Music in Music Production and Master of Arts in Music Business programs are designed to be completed in one year of study. Both programs are comprised of 12 three-credit courses that can be taken during four 12-week semesters.
What is included in the cost of a course?
The cost for an individual course includes the tuition fee. The cost of required books, hardware or software must be purchased separately, unless it is stated that these costs are included with your enrollment. Some courses may include additional fees for files or content.
From Setting Up Your Space to Uploading Your Submission
It’s no surprise that auditions have gone virtual. Missed are the days of crowded hallways lined with dancers vying for room to warm up, anticipation and adrenaline in the air (along with those final spritzes of hair spray). Missed are the days of paper numbers filling a room to capacity—at least for now.
But Tiler Peck, a principal with New York City Ballet, sees a silver lining in this transition to video. “I can actually focus more on each person individually,” Peck explains from her experience reviewing video submissions for her upcoming summer intensive. “In a room, there might be one really great dancer in the back that you never even see just because of their positioning.” In a video, each dancer gets the same chance to be seen.
So how can you put together an audition video that’s sure to stand out? Dance Spirit spoke with Rickie “Typo” Crouch, an OG dance cinematographer known for the iconic Millennium Dance Complex videos, Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet’s artistic director, and Peck to help walk you through—or should we say, dance you through?—the best ways to set up, shoot and submit your video auditions.
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How should you set up your space?
With limited opportunity for onstage or even in-studio moments this past year, Peck and Boggs agree that footage shot from home is perfectly acceptable. “I’ve been using my kitchen counter for a barre for the past year,” Peck says, “and it does just the trick.”
Whatever the space, make sure your entire person can be seen on the video. This, Boggs explains, allows him to really see the extent of your technique. “As we’ve been teaching class on Zoom and people have been doing it from their homes, they can certainly do a relevé or an arabesque on video that will be very telling,” Boggs says. “It still gives a lot of information.”
You don’t have to have enough space to perform an entire class or variation in one go. “You can stop, back up, make room for yourself in the house, then do the next diagonal or the next section of the variation,” Boggs says. He adds that not everything has to be in one continuous shot: “Even if it’s choppy or cut up, it’s still an OK submission for me.”
Be sure to consider your surroundings. “Try to set up anywhere where you can get a depth of field, where we can see things in the background but don’t really pay attention to them,” Typo advises.
Create a space that’s neat, but not necessarily bare. “For example, if you stand outside and you dance in front of a tree and there are flowers behind you, nobody really pays attention to the trees and the flowers because they pay attention to you, but the scenery looks better,” Typo explains. “If you stand somewhere with just a white wall, parts where you might not be as strong in the dancing will stick out.”
But no matter what you’re working with, keep in mind that what really matters most is you.
“We’re not looking for the perfect setup,” Peck says. “We’re really just looking at the individual.”
How should you shoot your video?
Top-of-the-line camera equipment isn’t the only way to shoot a great video. In fact, Typo says an iPhone is more than enough for all your DIY-video needs.
Typo prefers filming with a 24mm–focal-length lens on his pro rig. But with 4K video and a wide-angle lens, any iPhone since the 7+ does a lot of the work for you. The trick is knowing how to use it.
Shoot in landscape mode from a low angle. “The lens level should be about where the knee is and then tilted up,” Typo says.
“I always set my class up that way, where the camera is just a little bit lower,” Peck says, referring to her #TurnItOutWithTiler classes on Instagram. “It makes your lines look better and your legs look longer.” Your moves and the space look bigger from this angle as well.
“The lighting source should always be behind the camera,” Typo says. This way, the iPhone can best auto-adjust the color, clarity and detail of the shot.
Whether the iPhone is on a tripod or a gimbal, or in the hands of your recruited videographer, the built-in stabilizer will ensure your shot is smooth, not shaky, and allow for greater freedom of movement. If you’re able to have someone behind the camera, Typo recommends finding ways to follow the movement in the shot—but don’t overdo it.
“I film with the music and the dancer versus just filming the dance,” Typo says. “Even your mom could do that—find times to walk forward and walk back—and that makes the video three times better.”
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Typo demonstrates how filming with the music and the dancer can change your entire video.
What should you include in your video?
Every video audition has different requirements for what to include. But Peck, Boggs and Typo all agree on one thing: Perform as if in person.
“You have to really look at the camera,” Peck says. “The person is going to be watching you from their computer or their TV, and you have to find a way to engage them without being in the same physical room as them. ”
Typo says not looking at the camera is one of the worst things you can do. It disconnects you from the viewer. “If you’re going to film an audition and the audience is the camera, perform to the camera,” Typo says. “Always look where the audience is supposed to be.”
Boggs says your presentation and personality on video will show him how you will perform onstage.
Take comfort in knowing you have more than one chance to record. But don’t fixate on this added perk of being able to do things again and again. Peck says she sets a limit for herself on the number of takes she can do when dancing on video. “After that, you have to just move on because there’s never going to be a perfect take,” Peck says. “Perfection doesn’t exist.”
Don’t let video auditions discourage you; see them as an opportunity to make the most of your at-home training. “We need something to look forward to right now,” Peck says. “I think it’s really important for students to give themselves the opportunity to go out there and do it. I think if you don’t have these opportunities, it’s even more depressing.”
How should you edit your video?
Simple edits go a long way. Whether you use basic apps like iMovie or even TikTok, or more advanced software like Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro, import your video footage, trim the best takes, and splice them together in the timeline.
Always overlay the audio. “You don’t want the wind blowing or cars driving by or dogs barking while you’re dancing,” Typo says. But this doesn’t mean you should film in silence. Import the soundtrack separately once you’ve cut and connected your footage. Stack the audio and video footage one on top of the other. Silence the audio from your video footage and match the stand-alone soundtrack to your movement.
If you need to submit a link, upload your final video to a hosting platform. “I personally think a YouTube link classified as unlisted is the best option,” Typo says.
How to become an idol? | Modeling agencies
Trainees are aspiring artists who live, train and perform together starting at a young age (ages 9 and up) under the strict supervision of a music agency. What does it really mean to be a trainee? We will give you 10 tips on how to get an internship at a Kpop agency. 1. mentally prepare.
Be prepared to work very hard, sometimes ten hours or more. Even if watching clips.
And various videos with your favorite artists, you think it's fun, in reality it's a lot of work. Only if it seems to you that idols make millions will you have to be disappointed. Such units. Often agencies do not pay their clients even half of what they deserve. Idols most often have to live in poor conditions, share one room with five people and eat almost instant noodles, and they are really underpaid (unless they are the top idols known throughout Asia. Listen to the stories of celebrities, many idols told how However, if you admire Korean culture and like to sing and dance, these difficulties can be overcome. "Also don't forget that even if you become a trainee, it's not guaranteed that you will become famous. You can train for years and never get a chance to debut. Such stories are not uncommon.
Thus, if after reading you have not yet lost the desire to try your hand, let's move on to the basic skills that the agency will require from you.
2. the ability to sing or rap.
To become a trainee, you need to sing or rap with dignity, since your main activity will be music, and music with a strong bias towards powerful, well-placed vocals. In the event that you already have a voice - great. Just in case you think you lack vocal talent or skill, go to a vocal school, hire a teacher, or look for vocal courses/lessons online. Only in the event that the singer (singer) of you is not very good, but you are charismatic and beautiful, you can be chosen as a rap artist.
Other musical talents like playing musical instruments will be a huge plus, but the voice is the main requirement.
Don't forget that many agencies teach their trainees how to sing, dance, and sometimes even foreign languages so they can communicate with their audience. So if you're not very trained in this kind of stuff, but have some vocal ability, you'll probably pass the audition on that basis alone.
3. Practice dance moves.
In case you plan to audition for big companies like SM, JYP or YG, you will be asked to dance. Attention! Only in the event that you do not dance - say so directly. Some Kpop artists, like Li Hi, can't dance at all. However, the ability to dance well is a huge plus, and if you have the makings of a good dancer, work with a coach or on your own to prepare.
4. learn acting.
Practice scenes from movies, music videos, dramas from time to time. Even though vocals and dancing come first, quality acting skills can be the deciding factor in an audition. Ideally - attending courses or amateur circles in acting.
5. Learn Korean.
Kpop artists often sing in English with only a basic understanding of the lyrics, but the same cannot be said for Korean songs. In order to become a Kpop artist, you will need at least spoken Korean at the very least. This can take a lot of time and, for sure, you will need a decent amount of money for a tutor or language courses. But for listening, it will be enough to learn a few songs in Korean and the basics of the language.
6. Select an agency.
Consider which agency you would like to intern with. There are many companies in the Korean entertainment industry that create their Kpop stars almost from scratch. The most famous of them are SM, JYP, YG, Cube, Loen, Pledis, Woolim and Bighit. Each company has its own specific goals and style of work. For example, it is believed that SM Entertainment is predominantly looking for beautiful young people, JYP is equally concerned about looks and talent, and YG is more about talent than looks. These rumors may play into your hands when choosing an agency.
Believe it or not, Kpop auditions are happening all over the world. Most of them are traditional - you stand in front of the jury, but you can also be noticed with a Youtube audition! In addition, there are various shows like Kpop Star that can also let you audition. Information about international auditions (Global Audition) is always available on the websites of agencies in Korean and English. As a rule, about 2-3 days are allotted for each city involved in the program. SM, for example, periodically holds auditions in Moscow. Many Kpop artists have auditioned in Canada, Thailand, China and other countries. Who knows, maybe you will be the first lucky person from Russia?
8. As sad as it sounds, members with Asian appearance have some advantage. This is true in the Kpop industry, but in model auditions, it's the other way around. Each agency necessarily has its own modeling department, if you can call it that. As far as the music industry is concerned, most of the performers are Korean. Whether they were born overseas or in Korea, whether they have Korean citizenship or whatever, it doesn't really matter. And it’s not about racism at all, it’s just that Korean beauty standards attract a much larger audience, which means they are more effective in terms of making money on an artist. However, it is worth considering that Kpop began to gain popularity in the West only a couple of years ago, and the entertainment industry has not yet had time to adapt to a new audience. It is possible that there is still more to come.
9. Consider your style.
It's very important to impress at the audition. It is not for nothing that they say: "They meet according to Clothes, but they see off according to the mind." Your appearance is everything! Do not wear baggy unpresentable clothes. Be in style! But you shouldn't overdo it either. Nobody needs a holiday tree. Wear something elegant that emphasizes your naturalness. Only if you dream of becoming a rapper, take care of your stylish look accordingly. Girls are better off with bright makeup. Mascara and lip gloss are great, but no false eyelashes or other tinsel. It is important for the judges to see your natural beauty and what can be learned from it.
10. don't lose heart.
HyunA failed 50 actress auditions, but easily passed to the role of a dancer and rapper in JYP. Perhaps it will be difficult. Perhaps it won't work. Do not despair. Try again and again, learn from your mistakes, improve yourself. Persistence pays off.
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Formation of the BTS group: how did the members join?
If you haven't heard of BTS , it's very, very strange. Their popularity is growing every minute, and records inspire even the most skeptical critics. But before they became the world's top superstars, they were just kids who wanted to make their dreams come true. How did group 9 form?0053 BTS and how the members joined the group.
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Kim Namjun , or its stage name - RM , was conquered rap culture after hearing Epic High "Fly" for the first time while still in sixth grade. He later started rapping on his own and even succeeded as an underground rapper under the name Runch Randa in 2007 when he was in high school.
RM then decided to join a rap team called Daenamhyup which consisted of some of the top underground rappers. Members included: Iron (finalist on Show Me The Money 3 ), Supreme Boi (currently produced by BigHit Entertainment), and KIDOH (from Top Dogg ).
As his skills as a rapper grew, RM became more active in the underground scene. He released more and more songs and collaborated with other underground artists such as Zico ( BLOCK B ) (which called itself Nakseo at the time).
After becoming really popular in the rap circle, RM was invited to audition for a hip-hop agency. It was there that he met Sleepy , who was an audition judge. Sleepy was so impressed with RM 's rapping skills that he saved his phone number and gave it to 's producer Bang Sihyuk .
Thanks to this recommendation, RM auditioned for BigHit Entertainment and became the first member of the agency's new group ( BTS ) in 2010.
Min Yoongi or better known by his pseudonym Suga was born in Daegu and actively performed on the underground scene not only as a rapper, but also as a producer. He began his career under the alias Gloss while still in high school and became quite successful.
Not only his rap attracted attention. Suga began to establish himself as a producer by composing beats for local artists in his hometown of Daegu, mainly for a group called "D-TOWN".
More and more people noticed his skills and he even released tracks for famous underground people. One of his most successful songs was a track he created for Reflow called "Who am i".
Wanting to take his music to the next level, Suga decided to audition for BigHit Entertainment. He saw flyers promoting a rap contest/audition called "Hit It" and figured it would work for him. Even though he didn't win the contest, Suga placed 2nd and joined BigHit Entertainment as a producer/trainee.
It is believed that Suga wanted to just be a producer in the agency, but he was persuaded to join BTS in 2010. To this day, Suga jokes that Bang Sihyuk tricked him into becoming part of the group.
Back in the days of trainees, Suga was one of the 4 members of BTS (along with Jimin, Jungkook and J-Hope ), who are often seen backing up GLAM 's "Glamorous" live performances, as well as during stage performances by holographic artist SeeU .
He also appeared in a short segment of Jo Kwon's music video "I'm Da One".
Prior to his debut with BTS Jung Hoseok , known as J-Hope , was a dancer. He has always loved to dance and even joined a dance team called Neuron in his hometown of Gwangju, Korea.
J-Hope even auditioned for JYP Entertainment. Although he made it through the first few selections, he was eventually eliminated by JYP.
J-Hope also decided to audition for Big Hit Entertainment. With his dancing skills, strong sense of rhythm and ability to rap, J-Hope was accepted into the company. He moved to Seoul and became a permanent trainee at the agency.
During his traineeship, J-Hope was very active. He was often seen as a backup dancer for GLAM's performance "Glamorous", promotions for 2AM member Jo Kwon's "I'm Da One", and was even featured as a rapper for Jo Kwon's track "Animal".
Despite 's years as a trainee, J-Hope was not going to be included in the main BTS until RM convinced BigHit (as well as 9 himself)0053 J-Hope ) that BTS needs J-Hope . He became part of the group and the rest is history.
Kim Seokjin or Jin is the fourth member to join BTS . But he had a completely different casting experience than the other members. Initially, Jin was caught on the street by a manager from SM Entertainment. Then he decided that they were scammers and refused their offer.
When he was already a college student, he met the agency manager again. This time, a BigHit Entertainment representative saw Jin as he was getting off the bus and convinced him to audition for BigHit.
Jin had no experience in singing or dancing. Because he studied acting, Jin and auditioned as an actor. However, BigHit Entertainment had other plans for him and he became BTS 's trainee . Jin achieved an excellent level of song performance thanks to incredible diligence and perseverance.
During 's traineeship, Jin also starred in Jo Kwon's music video "I'm Da One" as a butler/bodyguard. Because of his appearance, he participated as an actor and not as a dancer.
The group's maknae, Jung Jungkook , auditioned for the third season of Superstar K in his hometown of Busan, Korea. Although he was eliminated in the audition, various agency recruiters saw something special in him.
Jungkook received invitations from seven different entertainment agencies. These agencies included JYP Entertainment, FNC Entertainment, and Starship Entertainment. Of all 's agencies, Jungkook chose to work with BigHit Entertainment.
The reason he chose BigHit (which was a small and unknown company at the time) was because he was so impressed with RM and his rap skills. He wanted to be in the same company as PM and debut with it.
During 's traineeship, Jungkook was often a backup dancer for BigHit Entertainment artists. He was seen performing GLAM 's "Glamorous" as well as Jo Kwon's "I'm Da One" .
Kim Taehyung or V has stated in several interviews that he grew up in poverty. He was raised by a family of farmers in Daegu, and his childhood dream was to make music.
Because of this, V started learning the saxophone in middle school. His father encouraged these pursuits as he took music seriously so he did it for 3 years.
One day, he followed his friend to BigHit Entertainment's audition. He went there just to support his friend, but someone from the trainee search team saw V and asked him to audition. Therefore, Wee called his father to get permission, and then took part in the selection. He was the only person who was able to audition in Daegu that day.
Prior to his official debut, V was undercover under BigHit Entertainment. However, he was seen in Jo Kwon's "I'm Da One" music video. Along with Jin, V appeared as a butler/bodyguard.
The last member to join the final lineup of BTS , Park Jimin from Busan, Korea. He then studied at the Busan High School of Arts, where he was the top student in the dance department.
Jimin has a natural talent for dancing. As a promising young contemporary dance student, one of his teachers convinced Jimin to audition for BigHit Entertainment.
After receiving guidance/encouragement from his dance teacher, Jimin went to the agency and took part in the audition.