International Student Visa Program (ISVP)


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Program Details

For advanced-level international dancers looking for a program that will prepare them for a career as a professional artist, please consider our ISVP Professional Semester.


Applications may be submitted no sooner than six months prior to the Start Date requested, and Start Dates and Application Deadlines are as follows:

StartEndApp DueBreaksTuition

StartEndApp DueBreaksTuition
03-Apr-1717-Sep-1717-Feb-17One Week$4,650
29-May-1712-Nov-1714-Apr-17One Week$4,650
17-Aug-1721-Jan-1823-Jun-17One Week$4,650
02-Oct-1718-Mar-1818-Aug-17One Week$4,650
04-Dec-1720-May-1820-Oct-17One Week$4,650

StartEndApp DueBreaksTuition
03-Apr-1717-Sep-1717-Feb-17Two Weeks$8,950
29-May-1729-Apr-1814-Apr-17Two Weeks$8,950
07-Aug-1708-Jul-1823-Jun-17Two Weeks$8,950
02-Oct-1702-Sep-1818-Aug-17Two Weeks$8,950
05-Dec-1704-Nov-1820-Oct-17Two Weeks$8,950

How to Apply

You must include the following in your application:

  1. A completed ISVP Application Form.
  2. A completed ISVP Health Form signed and stamped by your physician.
    (The Health and Application Forms are included in one document here.)
  3. U.S. Government requires a current personal bank statement to show sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses while studying at Broadway Dance Center, or a letter of financial support and a copy of the supporter’s bank statement — documents must be written in English. This is NOT the tuition — you do not have to PAY this amount, you must only SHOW it in a bank statement. View Tuition Amounts.
    • $6,000 for three months
    • $12,000 for six months
    • $24,000 for 1 year
  4. Dance résumé detailing previous training and performance experience.
  5. Two or more professional or personal dance photos that best demonstrate your technical ability and strongest style.
  6. Short essay (one full type-written page, no more or less) stating your dance goals and specifically how you plan to pursue them during your studies at BDC.
  7. A copy of your valid passport.
  8. A $250 (non-refundable) application fee payable by wire transfer, credit card, money order, or travelers checks in U.S. dollars (please email [email protected] for instructions).

Please make sure your application is complete BEFORE you send it in — incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please mail your completed application and payment to:

Broadway Dance Center 
Attn: ISVP Administrator 
322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor 
New York, New York 10036 USA

Or, Documents may be scanned and emailed to [email protected] 
Faxed applications will not be accepted
Broadway Dance Center will notify you via email upon acceptance — you must have a valid email address.

  1. BDC will notify you of your acceptance by email — please write your email address clearly on your application. Please do not make your appointment at the embassy until you have been accepted into the program.
  2. Half the tuition is due at that time.
  3. Once half your tuition has been received, BDC will issue your I-20 Certificate of Eligibility. The I-20 IS NOT THE VISA. Students must contact the US Embassy in their home country to make an appointment to apply for the M-1 VISA. You may ONLY participate in the International Student Visa Program if you enter the US on the BDC M-1 visa — by law you may not participate in the program using a tourist visa.
  4. The balance of your tuition is due before the start of classes
  5. Please note that if accepted, you must arrive in New York ONE WEEK before the start of your program.

BDC Forms

Application & Health Form

Please complete and submit.

Tuition & Payment

Please see the table below for details.

Additional notes:

  1. Students able to consistently complete their 12 classes per week who would like to take additional classes may do so at a discounted rate per class.
  2. No vacations will be granted until the student has been enrolled in the program for longer than three months.
  3. Vacations must be taken in one week increments.

There is an additional fee of $200.00 payable to the U.S. Government Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for all M-1 applicants. This fee must be paid prior to obtaining the M-1 visa, and instructions on how to pay this fee will be included in your I-20 Acceptance Packet.

A student whose application is refused by Immigration will receive a refund for all tuition paid, except application fees and some processing fees. A student requesting a refund must return the original I-20 and a copy of the letter from the U.S. Embassy or other proof stating reason of denial.

No refunds will be given for any absences not made up during period of study.

There is a $100 administrative fee to extend your program. Tuition rates subject to change.

More Information

Traveler's Medical Insurance is MANDATORY. Before starting the program, you must provide proof of your own traveler's medical insurance -- you do not need to include this proof of insurance in your application packet, but must have valid insurance before starting the program. BDC does not provide medical insurance but we can assist by directing you to CareMed International Travel Insurance: BDC is not responsible for injuries or illness incurred during your program, so it is imperative that as an ISVP student you carry medical insurance before you begin and during your course of study with Broadway Dance Center.


Full-time M-1 visa program welcomes students of varying levels from around the world!




Program Staff

Bonnie Erickson

Bonnie Erickson

Director of Educational Programming
Brinda Guha

Brinda Guha

Educational Programs Coordinator
Emily Collin

Emily Collin

Educational Programs Coordinator
Chelsea Moss

Chelsea Moss

Educational Programs Administrator

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