Professional Semester

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BDC’s Professional Semester is ideal for advanced dancers ready to launch their professional careers. This program is open to dancers from the USA and international students.


This 4-month intensive full-time program is designed to give you the skills and connections you need to establish yourself as a working dancer. If you’re coming from a university or high school dance program,  or are pre-professional looking for further momentum to establish connections in New York, BDC will provide you with the practical knowledge and experience needed for a successful career in dance. In addition to  your scheduled weekly classes with our Faculty you’ll attend industry seminars,  networking opportunities, private master classes in a variety of genres, mock auditions that provide real-world experience, and a final industry showcase. This program will give you the confidence to take that next step in your career. Get ready to work!

Session Dates

Program Start DateApp Deadline USA Students App Deadline International Students
Mon, 23 August 2021Fri, 23 July, 2021Fri, 9 July, 2021
Mon, 17 January, 2022Fri, 17 December, 2021Fri, 3 December, 2021
Mon, 22 August, 2022Fri, 22 July, 2022Fri, 8 July, 2022

Program Details

Some elements of this full-time intensive program include: 

  • Ages 18-27
  • Fall and spring semesters
  • Welcome orientation and placement class
  • Choose your concentration, whether it be one genre or multi-disciplinary 
  • Throughout the program, students take 10 - 14 classes from our drop-in schedule of over 250 classes per week in coordination with Industry Showcase auditions and rehearsals 
  • Faculty mentors chosen from your set schedule teachers
  • Weekly seminars addressing various aspects of the industry
  • Private master classes and mock auditions with NYC agents
  • Networking opportunities with dance agencies, casting agents, and BDC faculty and guests 
  • End-of-program industry showcase at a New York City theater

Looking for more flexibility? Try our Independent Training Program

How to Apply

Application process to be announced soon! Please check back for updates on this web page.

Tuition & Payment

$3850 for a 4-month Professional Semester

Once you are accepted into the program, a deposit of $1,925 (half tuition) is due within 30 days of acceptance to secure your spot. The balance is due upon starting the program.

 

Upon acceptance, you will be sent a link to pay online or you may mail a check.

A student wishing to withdraw from the program early must notify Broadway Dance Center in writing. There are no refunds once you have begun the program, and no refunds will be given for any absences not made up during your period of study. Any approved withdrawals before the start of the program will incur a $150 administration fee.

More Information

The Professional Semester requires 10 years or more of training or Advanced Standard as per BDC’s professional leveling. 

No. You must acquire the M1 student visa through Broadway Dance Center.

The Independent Training program is open to dancers of all levels, to hone in on their training while maintaining a flexible work-life balance. The Professional Semester is audition-based for advanced dancers looking to launch their professional careers through a rigorous training structure.

At this time we are not offering scholarships..

 

 

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Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.
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  • Broadway Dance Center
  •   322 W 45th St • NYC, NY 10036
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  •   212-582-9304 (phone)
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  • Children & Teens • Lincoln Center
  • 37 W65th St • NYC, NY 10023
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