BTI Dance Classes
Musical Theatre Dance
Specifically designed for musical theatre performers, classes focus on establishing strong dance technique and learning dance vocabulary used in musical theatre. Students learn original Broadway choreography, and both musical theatre and dance history are incorporated right into the classes!
Auditions for college musical theatre and acting programs are fiercely competitive, and applying and auditioning for a performing arts major is much more complicated than applying for any other major! This intensive is ideal for high school sophomores and juniors, and will cover everything from finding the perfect monologue, selecting the best songs, vocal technique, acting technique for both monologues and songs, and what to expect in a dance audition; to how to choose the right college, conservatory, or university for you; to what to wear for your auditions and how to schedule them.
You will receive coaching on both a song and monologue of your choosing and get invaluable feedback during a mock college audition and interview! Are you ready for the competition?
BTI’s resident faculty is available for private lessons in voice, acting, monologues, building your audition book, acting a song, audition preparation, musical theatre dance, ballet, tap, and college audition coaching. Students progress rapidly with one-on-one training, and private lessons are a great compliment to BTI’s programs.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, include the type of private
lessons you are interested in scheduling, and we will connect you with one of
BTI’s resident faculty members.
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Examples of Past Programs:
with Dorcas Leung from
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm
Hamilton cast member, Dorcas Leung, will take you through her audition process for Hamilton, and also share the inside scoop about Hamilton rehearsals. There will be opportunities for students to sing and receive coaching, and the workshop will culminate with a Q&A!
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Every musical theatre performer has a tool box — your tools are the keys to your success. A career in professional musical theatre requires a strong, reliable, healthy voice that works for all Broadway styles.
Does your voice have the stamina to sing eight full-length shows a week? If your voice cracks or breaks between chest and head, is breathy on higher notes, or you can belt only in chest voice, the number of roles you can perform is extremely limited.
Learn the basics of producing a strong, easy, healthy belt; find exercises that are the most effective for your voice type; discover how to apply the technique from those exercises to songs; and learn how to spot the strongest audition cuts. Students are constantly amazed by the amount of progress they make in BTI’s Broadway Belt Workshop.
BTI’s Day With Nikki Snelson
Broadway’s “filled with energy… downright hilarious… versatile… tour de force” is
Coming to Denver, Colorado!
Part Mariah… part Madonna… “The girl can rock!” Critics say she’s “vibrant” with “dazzling exuberance” and “a killer comic sense.”
Come learn from a true “showstopper!”
Students will learn original Broadway choreography and vocals, and have a Q&A with Nikki. Classes will include Improv and Musical Theatre Dance, with Tap as an optional add-on.
Audition Boot Camp
This advanced five-day workshop culminates with a mock audition, master class, and Q&A with Broadway casting director, Rachel Hoffman, from Telsey + Company — one of the best casting companies in the business. The schedule is packed with classes including Building Your Audition Book, Monologue Coaching, Voice Technique, Turning Cold Readings into Hot Auditions, What NOT to Wear, Multiple Mock Auditions, and much more. Students will take a field trip to the Central Library in downtown Denver where they will work with a research librarian and the workshop faculty to learn how to find perfect audition material. Whether you are preparing for professional auditions, college auditions, or auditions for your next community or high school show, this workshop will get you to where you want to be, AND you will be seen by Rachel Hoffman who cast Smash, Wicked, Newsies, Kinky Boots, Memphis, Next To Normal, and many more! Enrollment is limited to allow every student to receive personalized coaching.
Master Class with Devon Goffman
Jersey Boys, Motown, Grease & Titanic!
BTI is thrilled to invite Devon back to teach another Master Class while he’s in town with Motown the Musical! Devon approaches acting for musical theatre with the technique of three-time Tony Award nominee, Craig Carnelia. Devon studied with Mr. Carnelia for six years in NYC and also assists him with many projects.
This in-depth workshop explores the revolutionary method of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Training of this level is rarely found outside of an advanced college or conservatory acting program. Students become competent in everything from iambic pentameter to Elizabethan characterization, and learn how to find invaluable clues to acting Shakespeare right in the text. Each student receives a monologue specifically chosen to suit them, guidance with analyzing their text, as well as acting coaching. This workshop is open to students ages 14 and up, and will culminates with an in-studio performance for friends and family.