Dance Classes

Learn Original Broadway Choreography!

 

New dancer? We’ve got the answer!

BTI’s New Student Intensive

Who: Theatre & musical theatre students who don’t yet have dance training outside of show rehearsals
What: Beginning Musical Theatre Dance & Tap
Why: Beginning level classes for teens and adults are hard to find!  And as adorable as 6 year olds dressed in pink from head to toe are, you probably don’t consider them ideal classmates.  Upon completion of this intensive, students will join BTI’s regular Sunday dance classes.
When: TBA

Interested? Email us and we’ll make sure you’re the first to know when BTI’s next New Student Intensive is announced!  info@broadwaytrainingintensive.com.

 

Dance Classes

Musical Theatre Dance

Structured just like musical theatre dance classes at NYC studios, students learn original Broadway choreography from all styles of musical theatre.  This class is designed for busy theatre students to learn a combination of musical theatre dance, ballet technique, jazz, and multiple Broadway styles.  In the performing business, auditions are your tests, and dance classes are where you study.  Whether you are preparing for professional auditions in New York, college auditions, or your next show audition, BTI’s musical theatre dance program will get you to where you want to be.

Musical Theatre Dance classes focus on…
• Establishing strong dance technique
• Increasing strength, flexibility, and endurance
• Learning the dance vocabulary used in musical theatre
• Building musical theatre dance repertoire of Broadway Choreography (a priceless preparation for professional auditions and your career in general)
• Learning both musical theatre and dance history which are incorporated right into the class

Age-Range: 14 and up
Students under the age of 14 are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Musical Theatre Dance Faculty: Andrea Kehler

Wear/Bring: Athletic or dance clothing and jazz shoes.  Intermediate/Advanced level students are required to wear form fitting dance clothing.

Class Fee:
90 Minute Class - $20 per class.  Students who take BTI tap classes in addition to this class qualify for the monthly tuition discount.  (Details below under “Monthly Tuition Discount”.)

Class Placement:

BTI’s beginning Musical Theatre Dance classes are designed for students who have prior dance training, but are relatively new to dance — typically with less than two years of continuous training, (outside of show rehearsals).  The class requires prior knowledge of ballet, jazz, and musical theatre dance terminology, and includes full a ballet barre during warmup, jazz across the floor, and Broadway choreography.

BTI’s intermediate/advanced Musical Theatre Dance classes move quickly and require a minimum of two years of ballet and jazz training within the last four years.  If you are competent with an intermediate/advanced level ballet barre, double jazz turns, are flexible, and are able to pick up choreography quickly, BTI’s intermediate/advanced level classes will be a good fit for you.

Students who have not previously studied ballet and jazz in a formal class setting (outside of show rehearsals), or who would like a refresher before joining the class, may schedule private lessons by emailing andrea@broadwaytrainingintensive.com.

 

Tap Class

Why: It’s simple.  The more training you have, the more employable you are.  In addition to being a form of dance, tap is also a form of music, and an integral part of a musical theatre performer’s training.  There are two major styles of tap: Broadway tap and rhythm tap.  Both styles are used in Broadway shows and therefore both are taught in BTI classes.  Students learn choreography by tap legends Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Randy Skinner, and many more!

Tap classes focus on…
• Establishing strong tap technique
• Increasing coordination, rhythm, strength and endurance
• Learning tap vocabulary
• Learning both rhythm and Broadway tap style combinations

Age-Range: 14 and up
Students under the age of 14 are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Wear/Bring: Athletic or dance clothing and tap shoes.  Tap shoes are a percussive instrument, and for this particular class we recommend hard tap shoes for “rhythm tap”, rather than flexible jazz tap or high healed tap shoes.

Tap Faculty: Andrea Kehler

Class Fee:
60 Minute Class - $15 per class.  Students who take BTI musical theatre dance classes in addition to this class qualify for the monthly tuition discount.  (Details below under “Monthly Tuition Discount”.)

Tap Class Placement:

BTI’s beginning tap classes move quickly and are designed for students who have studied tap for less than 2 years, but does require prior training.  If you are competent with original time steps (singles, doubles, and triples), drawbacks, buffalos, maxi fords, paradiddles, and cramp rolls, BTI’s beginning/intermediate level tap classes will be a good fit for you.

BTI’s intermediate/advanced tap classes move quickly and require a minimum of two years of training within the past four years.  If you are competent with all of your time steps, crossing drawbacks, wings, syncopated tips and pullbacks, and can shuffle off to buffalo while turning, BTI’s intermediate/advanced level tap classes will be a good fit for you.

Students who have not previously studied tap in a formal class setting (outside of show rehearsals), or who would like a refresher before joining the class, may schedule private lessons by emailing andrea@broadwaytrainingintensive.com.

Dance Class Schedule

Musical Theatre Dance - Prior training required

Level: Beginning - SOLD OUT
When: Sundays 2:05 – 3:35 p.m.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
When: Sundays 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Tap - Prior training required

Level: Beginning - SOLD OUT
When: Sundays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
When: Sundays 3:55 – 4:55 p.m.

 

Waiting List: If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for a sold out class, please email info@broadwaytrainingintensive.com and indicate which class(es) you’d like to be placed on the waiting list for.

Don’t want to wait until space is available?  Private lessons are available, and students can transition into BTI dance classes when a space opens up.  Please email andrea@broadwaytrainingintensive.com to schedule.

Winter/Spring Class Dates

Sunday, January 8
Sunday, January 22
Sunday, January 29
Sunday, February 5
Sunday, February 12
Sunday, February 26
Sunday, March 5
Sunday, March 12
Sunday, March 19
Sunday, April 2
Sunday, April 9
Sunday, April 23
Sunday, April 30

Dance classes are held year-round.  BTI typically does not hold dance classes during May and December.
Summer dance classes will start in June.

BTI Dance Class Location: Centerstage Starz Studio (University Blvd. and County Line Rd.)

 

Monthly Tuition Discount:  Students who take both the Musical Theatre Dance and Tap classes, and pay for the entire month in full on the first class date of the month, will receive a $5 discount for each day of classes.  For example, if there are four class dates in a month, and a student pays in advance for both Musical Theatre Dance and Tap, the student’s cost will be discounted from $140 to $120.  ($35 for both classes, minus the $5 discount per each day of classes, times four days of classes.)  If a student is unable to attend a class, the fee for the missed class will not be refunded with this option.  Tuition is payable via cash or check, and due at the beginning of class, on the first class of the month.

For new students, the monthly tuition discount is available after your first class, at the beginning of the next month.

 
Registration: BTI dance classes are ongoing and are held year-round.  Students who have prior training may register at any time. (Please see requirements for each class above.) Students who have not previously studied dance in a formal class setting (outside of show rehearsals), or who would like a refresher before joining any of our classes, may schedule private lessons by emailing andrea@broadwaytrainingintensive.com.

There is a one time $10 registration fee for new dance students.

Waiting List: If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for a sold out class, please email info@broadwaytrainingintensive.com and indicate which class(es) you’d like to be placed on the waiting list for.

Don’t want to wait until space is available?  Private lessons are available, and students can transition into BTI dance classes when a space opens up.  Please email andrea@broadwaytrainingintensive.com to schedule.

 

Questions: If you have any questions, please e-mail andrea@broadwaytrainingintensive.com.  We are happy to help!

 

 

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