W65 Curriculum & Schedule

Move, Learn, & Grow with us at BDC Children & Teens

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Broadway Dance Center Children and Teens is proud to offer 16-week and 32-week programs, as well as drop-in classes.

  • 16-Week Semester Classes- Excited to try a new genre or style of dance? Ready for a more intensive, technique based, training program? Then our 16-Week Classes may be the perfect fit! These classes are dedicated to learning sound dance technique and terminology without the added element of a showcase routine or the long term time commitment. Come next Semester (Fall or Spring), re-enroll in the class you love and/or try out something new!
  • 32-Week Annual Classes- This full year program, September through June, will take your dance training to the next level! Our dedicated faculty will build on technique fundamentals and style progression throughout the year, culminating with a captivating showcase at a prestigious NYC Theater!
  • Drop-in Classes-Start your day off right with our Baby & Me and Adult classes with no long-term commitment. View our Drop-in Schedule

CURRICULUM

Groovaroo: These are 45-minute classes for the child and parent/caregiver. We’re thrilled to introduce these fun babywearing dance classes with our GroovaRoo Dance certified BDC Children & Teens faculty to our new W65 location! These classes are geared toward parents/caregivers of ALL levels and prior dance experience. The classes emphasize creating a safe and fun dance environment for you and baby.

  • Baby must be at least 8 weeks old and mom must be cleared for exercise post birth.
  • Must utilize an approved ergonomic carrier (soft structure, stretchy, or mei tai)
  • Common Carriers: Ergobaby, Tula Baby, Emei Baby, Lille Baby, Kinderpack, Beco, Boba.
  • Carriers Not Recommended for Class: Baby Bjorn, Infantino
  • Baby must be worn facing in "heart to heart" (exceptions made for toddlers and their experienced back wearing caregivers)
  • Please visit GroovaRoo.com's Baby Wearing Safety page for tips and resources

Get in the groove and boogie down in our Pouch Baby Jam class!  This class incorporates fun and easy community dances that will help improve baby’s sensory-motor development while offering a low impact aerobic workout for the parent/caregiver

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Listen & Wiggle is a 45-minute drop-in class for the child and parent/caregiver as an introduction to music and movement. Class will consist of a series of songs and guided movements to get babies bouncing and grooving. Musical instruments will also be used.

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Baby Movers is a 45-minute drop-in class for the child and parent/caregiver incorporating the basics of creative movements, rhythm & musicality, and body awareness.

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Baby & Me Yoga combines yoga poses and play in this unique class for baby and parent/caregiver.  Regain strength and flexibility through this energizing class, all while deepening the bond with your baby through movement and guided interaction.

Broadway to Radio City is a high energy dance class to introduce your child to the magic of Musical Theater. Taught by Broadway performer and former “Rockette” Jessica McRoberts she takes the kids through the basics of jazz, tap, and ballet al through songs from the Great White Way.

Creative Movement introduces rhythm and musicality, elementary ballet skills, weight shifting, and imaginative movements referencing animals and nature.

Tumbling is an intro to gymnastics fundamentals and body awareness in a fun and playful environment. 

Hip-Hop focuses on the popular urban style of dance. Class work consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching and developing a vocabulary of steps and combinations.

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View our 16-WEEK Schedule & Sign-Up

Ballet/Tap Combo introduces rhythm and musicality, elementary ballet and tap skills, weight shifting, and imaginative movements referencing animals and nature.

Broadway to Radio City is a high energy dance class to introduce your child to the magic of Musical Theater. Taught by Broadway performer and former “Rockette” Jessica McRoberts she takes the kids through the basics of jazz, tap, and ballet al through songs from the Great White Way.

Hip-Hop focuses on the popular urban style of dance. Class work consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching and developing a vocabulary of steps and combinations.

Tumbling is an intro to gymnastics fundamentals and body awareness in a fun and playful environment.

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View our 16 & 32 WEEK Schedule & Sign-Up

Ballet/Tap Combo builds upon rhythm and musicality, elementary to intermediate ballet and tap skills, weight shifting, and imaginative movements referencing animals and nature.

Jazz/Tap Combo builds upon rhythm and musicality, elementary to intermediate jazz and tap skills, weight shifting, and imaginative movements referencing animals and nature.

Hip-Hop focuses on the popular urban style of dance. Class work consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching and developing a vocabulary of steps and combinations.

Tumbling is an intro to gymnastics fundamentals and body awareness in a fun and playful environment. 

View our 16 & 32 WEEK Schedule & Sign-Up

Level & Pre-Requisite Guide: *if no level is specified, the class is All Levels
Beg-no prior experience necessary
Beg/Int-1 to 2 years prior experience in the style
Int-2 to 3 years prior experience in the style
(^)- Dancer must also be enrolled in Ballet OR Jazz 

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Ballet focuses on the foundations of proper body alignment, technique, and vocabulary. In this class dancers develop flexibility, coordination, and confidence. 

Jazz incorporates foundations of proper body alignment, technique, flexibility and classic jazz dance vocabulary with an upbeat rhythm-based style.

Boys' Technique explores the fundamentals of ballet and jazz technique. While boys are, of course, welcome in all our classes, this class focuses on the unique attributes of strength and style that set male dancers apart. 

Musical Theater Dance (^) builds on the fundamentals of jazz technique while adding elements of acting and storytelling in the classic Broadway style. 

Tap combines rhythm and coordination to make music with the feet and body. Students will learn the basics of tap technique and musicality. 

Hip-Hop focuses on the popular urban style of dance. Class work consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching and developing a vocabulary of steps and combinations. Intermediate level classes are for dancers with 2-3 years of experience.

Breaking is a style of street dance which focus primarily on four types of movement: top rock, down rock, power moves, and freezes. This class combines fundamentals of these skills with hip-hop foundations.

Acro incorporates elements of both jazz and acrobatics instruction focusing on flexibility, tumbling, strength, and technique with an upbeat rhythm-based style

Lyrical (^) is a style that builds upon a foundation of classical ballet technique with an emphasis on finding freedom in the movement.  Dancers focus on understanding the dynamics and initiation of the movement along with a sense of breath, musicality, and connection to a story.

Jumps & Turns (^) builds upon classic ballet and jazz technique with a focus on across the floor progressions to build skill and understanding of leaps, turns, and floorwork.

Acting incorporates improvisational work, movement, and scene work to encourage dancers to connect with the craft and technique of acting in a relaxed and fun environment.

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Level & Pre-Requisite Guide: 
AL- All Levels
Beg or I – Beginner Level, no prior experience necessary
Beg/Int or I/II- Advanced Beginner Level, at least 1 to 2 years of prior experience in the style 
Int or II – Intermediate Level, 2 to 3 years of prior experience in the style
Adv or III- 4+ years of dance training in multiple genres 
(+)- Dancer must also be enrolled in Ballet AND Jazz with BDC Children & Teens
(^)- Dancer must also be enrolled in Ballet OR Jazz with BDC Children & Teens

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Ballet focuses on the foundations of proper body alignment, technique, and vocabulary. In this class dancers develop flexibility, coordination, and confidence. 

Jazz incorporates foundations of proper body alignment, technique, flexibility and classic jazz dance vocabulary with an upbeat rhythm-based style

Boys' Technique explores the fundamentals of ballet and jazz technique. While boys are, of course, welcome in all our classes, this class focuses on the unique attributes of strength and style that set male dancers apart. 

Musical Theater Dance (^) builds on the fundamentals of jazz technique while adding elements of acting and storytelling in the classic Broadway style. 

Tap combines rhythm and coordination to make music with the feet and body. Students will learn the basics of tap technique and musicality. 

Hip-Hop focuses on the popular urban style of dance. Class work consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching and developing a vocabulary of steps and combinations. Intermediate level classes are for dancers with 2-3 years of experience.

Breaking is a style of street dance which focus primarily on four types of movement: top rock, down rock, power moves, and freezes. This class combines fundamentals of these skills with hip-hop foundations.

Acro incorporates elements of both jazz and acrobatics instruction focusing on flexibility, tumbling, strength, and technique with an upbeat rhythm-based style

Lyrical (+) is a style that builds upon a foundation of classical ballet technique with an emphasis on finding freedom in the movement.  Dancers focus on understanding the dynamics and initiation of the movement along with a sense of breath, musicality, and connection to a story.

Jumps & Turns (+) builds upon classic ballet and jazz technique with a focus on across the floor progressions to build skill and understanding of leaps, turns, and floorwork.

Contemporary (+) is a fusion of ballet, modern, and jazz technique that incorporates artistry and improvisation to create unconventional shapes, dynamics, and musicality.

African combines rhythm and music to the rich tradition of African dances.  Students will gain an understanding of the traditional dances all while improving strength and stamina.

World Dance is a high energy class where students explore the rich diversity of traditional world dances through movement and rhythm.

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Earth Wind & Fire is a 45-min interval class designed to HIIT you from every angle. Building from the ground up, you will work through a series of Yoga/Pilates/Dance inspired movement to warm you from the inside out - get your heart pumping as you blast through a HIIT series - burn it out with body weight and resistance training - and bring it full circle to ground, focus, and energize you. Please wear sneakers (and socks) bring water and a towel and be ready to sweat. Yoga mats and props are available for use.

BodyROCK is a total body conditioning class incorporating cardio, strength training, stress release, and flexibility training. Get ready to rock out with a full body workout. Please wear sneakers (and socks) bring water and a towel and be ready to sweat. Yoga mats and props are available for use.

Prenatal Yoga is the perfect retreat and dose of relaxation for an expectant mother. Class will focus on stretching techniques catered for the mom-to-be as well as breathing exercises that help prepare for labor and promote baby’s health. Yoga mats and props are available for use.

Pilates is a 45-min mat class designed to strengthen the core and promote proper body alignment. The class focuses on restoring muscle balance and opening tight joints, while encouraging good posture and long, lean muscles. Yoga mats and props are available for use.

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BDC Forms & Schedules

W65 Winter/Spring Semester Class Schedule

W65 Drop-In Schedule

Program Staff

Alie Beach

Allie Beach

Director of Youth Programming
Katie Wilson Stewart

Katie Stewart

W65 Studio Director
Erica Wallen

Erica Wallen

W65 Associate Studio Director
Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson

W65 Registration Director

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