Absolute Beginner Workshops

If you have always dreamed of dancing, or want a fun and exciting way to get active and meet new people, these workshops are the perfect place to take that first step! We put great effort into providing the right instructors, curriculum and atmosphere here at BDC for the first-time dancer. We know this exceptional program will ignite your passion for dance.

Workshop sessions run for 8 consecutive weeks.

For Adults ONLY! • Ages 18+

For additional information or questions, please email [email protected] or call our registration office at 212-582-9304 x 19.

Upcoming Dates

April 8-May 31
July 8-August 30
September 9-November 1

Faculty

BALLET

Sunday
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Apr 08 - May 27

TAP

Sunday
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Apr 08 - May 27

CONTEMPORARY

Shelly Hutchinson
Thursday
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Apr 12 - May 31

JAZZ

Sunday
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Apr 08 - May 27

HIP-HOP

Christine Murray
Sunday
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Apr 08 - May 27

HIP-HOP

J Lyn Thomas
Sunday
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Apr 08 - May 27

THEATER DANCE

Tuesday
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Apr 10 - May 29

Registration & Price

Each workshop is $240.

Refund Policy

The refund (less $25 admin fee) deadlines for April-May Absolute Beginner Workshops are as follows:

BARRY KEROLLIS
Ballet
April 20, 2018
RAY HESSELINK
Tap
April 20, 2018
SHELLY HUTCHINSON
Contemporary
April 24, 2018
EMILY BUFFERD
Jazz
April 20, 2018
CHRISTINE MURRAY
Hip-Hop
April 20, 2018
J LYN THOMAS
Hip-Hop
April 20, 2018
KATELIN ZELON
Theater Dance
April 22, 2018

NO refunds will be given after the above dates.

  • Sorry, workshops are not pro-rated if you join after the first week.
  • There are no credits or refunds for missed classes.
  • If Broadway Dance Center cancels a class for any reason a make-up class will be offered.

WHAT TO WEAR

It is most important that you feel comfortable and confident in your dancewear! Any garments that are stretchy and allow freedom of movement in which you can also see your line will work. Please don't let self-consciousness be an issue. Be sure to visit The Shop at BDC in-store and online for all your dancewear needs! https://www.shopbdc.com/

LADIES: Traditionally a leotard, tights, and ballet slippers are worn in ballet classes. You may need a sports bra or other type of support under your leotard, and you can wear a ballet skirt or dance shorts over your leotard and tights if you like! A unitard is also a good choice. Pink, white or black ballet slippers are all ok though you can get started in socks or jazz shoes (if you cannot get slippers right away). Also, your hair needs to be secured firmly back and out of your eyes for safety during turns! 

GENTLEMEN: Traditionally a fitted T-shirt or mans leotard, tights, dance shorts, or fitted sweatpants, and ballet slippers are worn in ballet classes. A dance belt under your tights for safety and support is recommended. Black or white ballet slippers are best for men though you can wear socks or jazz shoes to get started (if you cannot get your slippers right away). If your hair is long enough to get in your eyes it is important to secure it back out of your face for safety during turns! 

Jazz pants, shorts, sweat pants, etc. Nothing too baggy. What you might wear to the gym. Comfortable clothes to move in and jazz shoes or dance sneakers ideal- if not, sneakers are fine. Character shoes/heels can also be worn for theater.

Jazz pants, shorts, sweat pants, leggings, etc. Nothing too baggy. What you might wear to the gym. Comfortable clothes to move in. Tap shoes or shoes with a hard sole that make a loud sound.

Shorts, sweat pants, leggings etc. Nothing too baggy. What you might wear to the gym. Comfortable clothes to move in. Dance sneakers or regular sneakers are ideal.

Shorts, sweat pants, leggings etc. Nothing too baggy. What you might wear to the gym. Comfortable clothes to move in. Jazz shoes, ballet shoes, socks or bare feet are appropriate.

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  •   322 W 45th St • NYC, NY 10036
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  •   212-582-9304 (phone)
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