Dance Classes are back in-person!
Virtual dance training is also available for students who live out of state, or who would prefer to remain online. Voice and acting training will continue to be virtual to help protect the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn Original Broadway Choreography!
Musical Theatre Dance Class
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
Tuition: 90 Minute Class – $20 per class.
BTI’s beginning Musical Theatre Dance classes are designed for students who are relatively new to dance — typically with less than two years of continuous training.
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, split leaps, and are able to pick up choreography quickly, BTI’s intermediate/advanced level classes will be a good fit for you.
Private lessons are available for students who have not previously studied jazz or ballet in a formal class setting (outside of show rehearsals), would like a refresher before joining the class, or want to progress faster with one-on-one training. To schedule, email email@example.com.
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!
Most BTI students take both Tap and Musical Theatre Dance, and we highly recommend it as the classes complement each other well and help build solid dance technique, coordination, strength, and musicality.
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
Tuition: 60 Minute Class – $15 per class.
BTI’s beginning tap classes are designed for students who have studied tap for less than 2 years.
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, can shuffle off to buffalo while turning, and are familiar with tap terminology, BTI’s intermediate/advanced level tap classes will be a good fit for you.
Private lessons are available for students who have not previously studied tap in a formal class setting (outside of show rehearsals), who would like a refresher before joining the class, or want to progress faster with one-on-one training. To schedule, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age-Range: 14 and up. Students under the age of 14 are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Dance Class Location: Performing Arts Academy (5690 County Line Pl., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126)
Musical Theatre Dance: Athletic or dance clothing and jazz shoes. Intermediate/Advanced level students are required to wear form-fitting dance clothing, and ballet and character shoes are also recommended for this level, but not required. (In order for character shoes to be safe for dance classes, they must be LaDucas or a similar professional shoe with a flexible sole.)
Tap: Athletic or dance clothing and tap shoes. Tap shoes are a percussive instrument, and for this particular class we recommend hard soled tap shoes for “rhythm tap.” (Shoes should have laces. Shoes with soft or flexible soles, high-heels, slip-on and single strap styles, are not recommended.) If you have questions prior to purchasing, please email email@example.com and we’ll send recommendations.
Dance Faculty: Andrea Kehler
When: Sundays 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced – Prior training required
When: Sundays 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Please Note: Musical theatre dance and tap are currently combined into 1 class that is 2.5 hours long. This temporary change has been made to keep students in smaller groups, and to allow time to sanitize between groups.
Fall Class Dates
Sunday, September 26
Sunday, October 10
Sunday, October 17
Sunday, October 24
Sunday, November 14
Sunday, November 21
Sunday, November 28
Dance classes are held year-round. BTI typically does not offer dance classes during May or December.
There is a one-time $15 registration fee for new dance students.
Questions: If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help!
Attendance & Tuition Policy: As enrollment is significantly limited to help protect the health and safety of the BTI community, cancellations and refunds will not be possible. If a student is feeling unwell, quarantined, out of town, visiting or auditioning for colleges, or away for a theatre-related conflict, they are welcome to attend class virtually in real time, or they may take class later at their convenience via the online recording.
If a student is unable to attend a pre-paid dance class, 48 hours advance notice is requested.
Private Lessons: Students who have not previously studied dance in a formal class setting (outside of show rehearsals), would like a refresher before joining classes, or are interested in getting more training to progress faster, may email email@example.com.