Professional Semester



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 the dance industry, 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 curated 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, Aug 28, 2023Fri, Jul 28, 2023Fri, Jul 14, 2023

Program Details

Some elements of this full-time intensive program include: 

  • Ages 18+
  • Fall and spring semesters
  • Welcome orientation and placement class
  • Choose your concentration, whether it be one genre or multi-disciplinary 
  • Throughout the program, students will compliment their training with additional drop-in classes from our schedule of over 250 classes per week
  • Industry Showcase auditions and rehearsals 
  • Resident Faculty advisor 
  • Weekly seminars addressing various aspects of the industry
  • Private curated classes and mock auditions
  • 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 open to ALL students!

How to Apply

Please contact us at [email protected] for instructions on how to apply for the Professional Semester.

Tuition & Payment

$4750 for a 4-month 2023 Professional Semester

Once you are accepted into the program, a deposit of $2,375 (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.

*Tuition discount when paid via bank wire transfer

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 an M1 student visa. BDC is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

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.

Unfortunately there are no scholarship opportunities available at this time.


If you have more questions please email [email protected]

Faculty & Staff

Kwabena Edwards

Kwabena Edwards

Director of Educational Programs
Hannah Balagot

Hannah Balagot

Programs Admissions
David Hoy

David Hoy

Programs Coordinator
Cornelius Carter

Cornelius Carter

Professor in Residence


BDC offers more than 350 drop-in classes a week!
Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.


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