W45 Policies

REGISTRATION

Returning Student Registration begins Tue, July 11, 2017 at 12noon.
Please log-in to your customer W45th Account Log-in portal to enroll in classes.

W45 Account Login
Returning Student Only

New Student Registration begins Wed, July 12, 2017 at 12noon.
Please re-visit this page at that time and click on the "Register Now" button. Please be advised that there is a new student registration fee of $50 for all new students.

New Student Registration
New Student Registration is Now Open!

In order to register, an online account must be set up with a working credit or debit card. Any applicable registration fee and first month’s tuition are due upon registration.

If selecting monthly payment plan, Autopay is mandatory and will be deducted on the 1st of the month.

How to Register
  1. Click on the “REGISTER NOW” button.
  2. Fill out the information requested (*=required)
  3. Select all the classes in which you wish to enroll your student for the season, complete the form and submit.
  4. Pay. (Your card on file will be charged by our Staff within 5 days of your completed registration.) 
Waitlist

In the event that a class is full you will see “WAITLIST” next to the class in your completed registration. You will be required to enter payment information; however, no payment will be processed unless a spot becomes available. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you prior to enrolling your student.

Class Levels

If your student has dance experience, but you are unsure of his/her level, register for the class titled “Ballet 3-7” and/or “Jazz 3-7” (for teens) and “Ballet B-D” and/or “Jazz B-D” (for ages 10-12). Your student's level will then be determined by attending placement class.

PLACEMENT

Student class placement is based on the evaluation and not prior level. Placement is determined at the discretion of the evaluators and directors.

Registration is required before attending placement. Placement in appropriate/required levels will determine if they will continue in all classes selected. Be aware that if the level requirement is not met after placement, students may not be able to continue in certain classes.

Please view our Curriculum & Schedule page for placement dates and times.

Placement class is NOT necessary for beginner students, those under the age of 7, and anyone enrolling in Sunday classes. Beginner students may register for any (age appropriate) Beginner, Beg/Int, Level A, Level 1, or All Level (AL) classes. Most of these beginner level classes take place at our 65th St. location.

If your student has dance experience but you are unsure of his/her level, register for the class titled “Ballet 3-7” and/or “Jazz 3-7” (for teens) and “Ballet B-D” and/or “Jazz B-D” (for ages 10-12). Your student's level will then be determined by attending placement class.

Ages 7-9

Students with experience who would like to place in Int or Adv Ballet and/or Jazz on Saturdays must one of the mandatory placement classes.

All Beg/Int levels will be held at our new 65th St. location.

Ages 10-12 Teens

New and returning students who wish to enroll in the Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Int/Adv Hip-Hop classes on Saturdays must attend one of the mandatory placement classes.

All 1 A level classes will be held at our new 65th St. location.

TUITION FEES

View our Tuition page for most up-to-date tuition prices and discounts.

  • A 5% discount is given to those making annual payments at the time of registration.
  • If you select the monthly payment plan, payments are auto billed on the 1st of each month.
  • If your card on file is declined, you will be charged a $20 decline fee

If your child wishes to ADD or DROP a class after the start of the season, you must notify Allie Beach via email at [email protected] (mailto: [email protected]). If no notification is given when dropping classes, YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE TUITION PAYMENT.

No refunds, for any reason, will be given after October 16, 2017.

Late Fees

If tuition payments are not received by the 1st of the month, a $40 late fee will be added to your account balance.

Payments

All payments will be set to Autobill on the first of each month.
We accept Mastercard, Visa, or American Express for online autopay.

Registration Fees

There is a $50 registration fee for all NEW students

Showcase and Costume Fees

View our Calendar to see due dates for Showcase and Costume fees.

Showcase and Costume fees will be posted to your account in November-you may log onto your account to pay fees anytime up to December 1, 2017.

If you’re on the Annual or AutoPay plan, these fees will be drafted on December 1, 2017.

Payment plans for costume fees can be made available to those registered in 4 or more classes. You must contact [email protected] before December 1, 2017 to be set up on one of those plans.

CLASS SIZE

The average class size has 18 students. We must have a minimum of 7 registered students in order to hold a class.

Occasionally, classes may exceed 18. These are generally in our more advanced levels.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Our W45 program is a 32-week commitment. Classes run from September to June, on Saturdays and Sundays. To best support your child’s training, CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

  • Students are allowed a total of 4 absences for the entire season.
  • If more than 4 absences occur during the dance season, you may be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • Absences include school testing, religious commitments, illness, family events, etc.
  • Students are required to attend the 3 classes leading up to the showcase.
  • Students are required to attend the Showcase dress rehearsal in June.
  • If your child has a planned absence, written documentation must be emailed to Allie Beach prior to the event.
  • For their safety, your child will not be able to participate in class if they arrive more than 10 minutes late. They must observe the class and take notes. This will be strictly enforced.
  • We do not allow students to “make-up” missed classes due to capacity limitations, and you will be held responsible for payment, even if your child does not attend class. 

It is imperative to your child’s success that this program is viewed as a serious commitment.

Professional Children

Children who work professional jobs are allowed a total of 6 absences for the season. If absences exceed six, they will be asked not to participate in the showcase, but may continue classes. Written proof documentation of the job must be given to Allie prior to the job’s start date. The 6-class extension only applies to documented jobs. Absences for auditions are discouraged.

DRESS CODE

We enforce a mandatory dress code for each age division. We feel strongly that this will promote discipline and proper classroom etiquette. All hair must be pulled back away from the face. No jewelry is permitted. Any student not in dress code will be asked to observe the class.

Exclusive Children & Teens Dancewear

For your convenience, all dancewear can be purchased in-studio at our 3rd Floor Shop or online at ShopBDC.com.

FEMALES
Leotard Colors

Light Pink

Creative Movement

Light Blue

5-6 Year Old Classes

Dark Blue

7-9 Year Old Classes

Black or Green

Dancers 10+ Years

Creative Movement: Light pink BDC leotard, pink Ballet shoes, pink Ballet tights, black Tap shoes.

Ballet/Tap: Light blue BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, pink Ballet shoes & black Tap shoes.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothing that allows their bodies to move with ease.

Ballet: Dark blue BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, pink Ballet shoes.

Jazz, Jumps & Turns, Musical Theater: Dark blue BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, tan Jazz shoes.
Optional: dark blue or black BDC hot shorts, or black BDC leggings.

Tap: Same attire as above with black Tap shoes.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothing that allows their bodies to move with ease.

Ballet: Black or green BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights and pink Ballet shoes.
Optional BDC attire: black BDC hot shorts, black BDC leggings.

Jazz, Jumps & Turns, Lyrical, Contemporary: Black or green BDC leotard, black BDC leggings or hot shorts with tan slip-on Jazz shoes, dance paws, or barefoot. Instructor may specify preference. We prefer that dancers do not wear tights in any of these classes. 

Tap: Same attire as above with black Oxford Tap shoes.

Musical Theater: Same attire as above with tan slip-on Jazz shoes, and/or tan character heels.

Latin Jazz: Same attire as above with Latin heels. See instructor for more details.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothes that allow their bodies to move with ease.

MALES

All male dancers must wear black pants and a black fitted shirt. We recommend that you wear black shoes according to the type of class you are taking.

Hip-Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothes that allow their bodies to move with ease.

PARENT OBSERVATION

In order to ensure a quiet learning atmosphere and environment where the pupils can concentrate without distraction, observers are permitted only on Parent Observation Day. View our Calendar (/children-teens/ctp-calendar) for date.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s training, your child’s teacher, or the school, feel free to contact us (mailto: [email protected]).


SHOWCASE

We end our 32-week season with a captivating showcase at a prestigious New York City Theater. The showcase gives students the chance to display what they have learned throughout the year. All students are expected to participate in the Showcase.

There are additional fees for Showcase and each costume due in December.

View our Calendar for rehearsal and Showcase dates.

PERFORMANCE COMPANIES

ARTS IN MOTION (AIM)

Broadway Dance Center’s youth training and performance company, Arts in Motion (AIM), is designed for elite students who exhibit excellence in talent, versatility, discipline, and professionalism.

Company members perform routines—in various styles—at several events throughout the season, and are selected by a panel at our multi-disciplinary audition. View our Calendar (/children-teens/ctp-calendar) for audition dates.

AIM members are selected based on performance ability, technical skill, leadership, and the demonstrated desire to perfect their craft. Our primary goal is to expose these dancers to all facets of the dance industry through weekly master classes, seminars, rehearsals, and conventions to lay the foundation for helping them create sustainable careers in professional/commercial dance.

AIM dancers work with esteemed choreographers and perform works that are showcased throughout New York City. Past performances include: The Pulse on Tour, Fleet Week for Pastry Shoes, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Britney Spears’ perfume launch, The Today Show, the Young Choreographers Festival, the BDC Student Showcase, Project Dance NYC, Heart & Feet Benefit, Friends for Japan Benefit, the Dr. Oz Show, M.O.V.E for Autism, and countless others! 

There are 3 companies divided by age group under AIM.

To be eligible, advanced dancers must be enrolled in 4 or more classes for the season.
Dancers rehearse and have company class Saturday evenings, Sundays (morning and/or afternoon).
To be eligible, advanced dancers must be enrolled in 4 or more classes for the season.
Dancers rehearse and have company class Saturday evenings, Sundays (morning and/or afternoon).
To be eligible, dancers must be enrolled in 2 or more classes; one of which must be Ballet or Jazz.
Dancers rehearse and have company class Saturday evenings and Sundays (morning and/or afternoon).
RHYTHM ARTS PROJECT (RAP)

RAP is Broadway Dance Center’s youth tap and rhythm company for Children & Teens students ages 10-17.

The company trains in and performs all rhythmic styles including, but not limited to, Tap, Body Percussion, and Flamenco. Dancers must be proficient in tap dance.

Company members perform at several events throughout the season, and are selected by a panel at our audition. View our Calendar for audition dates.

Company classes and rehearsals are held a few Sunday mornings per month and on the occasional Friday evening.

Children & Teens W45 Menu

Additional Programs

Summer Workshop Series
4-day style-specific workshops designed for serious, advanced dancers
Summer Intensive
4-day multidisciplinary dance intensive
Junior Training Program
3- or 6-week summer immersion course for dancers ages 13-17
For focused and intense contemporary training

Program Staff

Alie Beach

Allie Beach

Director of Youth Programming
Selena Hepburn

Selena Hepburn

Program Coordinator
Dayna Camp

Dayna Camp

Program Coordinator
Jessica Seavor

Jessica Seavor

Junior Training Program Coordinator
Alison Chi

Alison Chi

Administrative Assistant
Camille Acampora

Camille Acampora

Administrative Assistant

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CONTACT INFO

  •   [email protected]
  •   212-582-9304 (phone)
  •   212.977.2202 (fax)
  •   322 W 45th St • NYC, NY 10036

 

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