Our Professional Semester is an exciting program designed for the aspiring professional dancer.
This 4-month course is the ideal option for well-trained dancers ages 18-27 looking to launch their professional careers. Whether you're a graduate of a university dance program, a current student looking to spend a semester dancing in the field, a recent high school graduate hoping to break into the dance industry, or a current professional looking for an intensive course to hone your skills, the Professional Semester offers the pragmatic coursework you need to establish yourself as a working dancer.
Our comprehensive syllabus includes multi-disciplinary technique classes, practical seminars to educate you on the industry, mock auditions to provide real-world experience, and numerous networking opportunities to secure your footing as a working artist.
We encourage you to apply for this elite program that will transform you from dance student to dance professional!
Eliza is currently the universal swing in Hamilton on Broadway.
Phil is co-dance caption on the Hamilton national tour.
Spencer is currently on Broadway in Disney's Frozen.
Sabina danced in the 2016 Super Bowl with Lady Gaga and was on the Beyonce Formation World Tour.
BDC has sought the input of countless industry professionals in crafting this powerful program designed to maximize your time with us and offer you every tool and skill you’ll need to succeed.
Here are some of the elements that make up this comprehensive full-time program:
In some cases the BDC Professional Semester may be accepted for college credit. Please contact us for a list of universities that grant credit for the program, or speak to the Dance Department representative at your school.
BDC offers rolling admissions. You will be notified of acceptance within 3 weeks after receipt of your completed application via email. You must have a valid email address.
Please contact [email protected] for more information on how to apply. Applications are considered based on dance training, marketability, and professionalism.
$3,850 for 4-month semester
In order to succeed in the program, students must arrive with the necessary funds to support their living expenses during the semester. Part-time work is acceptable, but we strongly advise against trying to work full-time while participating in the program. Please defer your application to the following semester if you need more time to amass these funds.
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 checks/payment information to:
Broadway Dance Center
Attn: Professional Semester
322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10036
Checks/money order made payable to Broadway Dance Center.
There are no refunds once you have begun the program.
THE RICHARD ELLNER SCHOLARSHIPS honor the beloved, late founder of Broadway Dance Center, Richard Ellner. Scholarship application is available upon acceptance into the Professional Semester program. The following Richard Ellner Scholarships will be offered for every Professional Semester session:
(1) FULL-TUITION Richard Ellner Scholarship
(1) HALF-TUITION Richard Ellner Scholarship
To be eligible for these scholarships, students must apply to the Professional Semester by the following deadlines:
Spring 2019 Semester: October 19, 2018
Fall 2019 Semester: June 7, 2019
PLEASE NOTE: the Richard Ellner Scholarships cover either the full- or half-tuition cost of the Professional Semester program. Students are responsible for covering their housing and living costs for the duration of the program. In addition, these scholarships do not cover any voluntary aspects of this program, including additional headshots, costume fees, etc.
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Stephanie is currently in the Broadway production of Mean Girls!
Matt is making his Broadway debut in Anastasia.
Aurelia is making her Broadway debut in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
Jenny is making her Broadway debut in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
Nadine is a backup dancer on Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour.
Alyssa is now a Radio City Rockette.
Julia recently starred as Christine Daaé inThe Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and Nat'l Tour.
Natalie is a featured dancer in The Greatest Showman; starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, and Michelle Williams.
Chelsea is a featured dancer in The Greatest Showman; starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, and Michelle Williams.
Katherine danced for Katy Perry on the VMAs.
Tina danced with Beyoncé on MTV's Video Music Awards.
Rob danced in The Illusionists on Broadway.
Emily Grace Kersey made her Broadway Debut playing Cassandra in CATS!
Emily made her Broadway debut in The King and I at the Lincoln Center Theater
Taylor can be seen dancing in the Bang Bang music video.
Chris starred in an Apple commercial and dance with Pilobolus.
Erica is playing Christine in the national tour of A Chorus Line.
Josh is playing Larry n the national tour of A Chorus Line.
Melissa is playing Val in the national tour of A Chorus Line.
Michal is a swing in the Dirty Dancing national tour.
Kayla danced in the European tour of West Side Story.
Nikki danced in the European tour of West Side Story.
Mary danced in the Bullets Over Broadway national tour.
Carissa danced in the Bullets Over Broadway national tour.
Stephanie was a Swing on the national tour of Mamma Mia.
Elyssa Jo danced in The Bodyguard national tour.
Nick was frequently on Glee as a member of Vocal Adrenaline.
Kayla was seen dancing in Aéropostale's 2015 national ad campaign.
James is on the international tour of Rules of the Game a collaboration by Pharrell Williams, Daniel Arsham, and Jonah Bokaer.
Danielle just completed touring the country in Mamma Mia.
Samantha earned her SAG/AFTRA card working on Orange Is The New Black.
Nicole was a Rockette for the regional Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Cat has her own dance company, CATASTROPHE!
Zanza has her own dance company, ALMA NYC.
Greer was the dance captain for the In the Heights national tour.
Kayla won the Adidas Dancers Wanted Competition and got to dance with Katy Perry's choreographers!
Lizz played Cassie in A Chorus Line at Mill Mountain Theatre.
Allie danced for AT&T in a flash mob to promote Jason Derulo and was in Le Grande Cirque at Niagara Falls, and Spirit of Christmas with Dublin Worldwide Productions.
Jessica is performing in Guys & Dolls at TUTS in Houston, TX.
Rachael is performing in Cirque Paris at the El Dorado Resort
Savannah danced in Pure Motion by choreographer Ray Mercer.
Kelsey was cast in Philadanco's apprentice company, D2.
Corey toured internationally with The Aluminum Show after finishing a contract with Royal Caribbean International as a dancer and acrobat.
Melissa is a Brooklynette for the 2017-2018 season.