About The Absolute Beginner Workshop
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 adult dancer! We know this exceptional program will ignite your passion for dance.
Workshop sessions run for 6 consecutive weeks on Sundays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.
For Adults Only -- Ages 18+.
For additional information or questions, please email [email protected] or call our registration office at 212-582-9304 x 33.
Each workshop is $160.
PAST PARTICIPANT DISCOUNT: If you've taken an ABW in the past year, you're eligible to receive one $10 discount off of a single upcoming session. Please email [email protected] to redeem this offer!
What To Wear
It is most important that you feel comfortable and confident in your dance wear! Any garments that are stretchy and allow freedom of movement in which you can also see your line will work! Do not let self-consciousness be an issue.
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!
THEATER • JAZZ
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.
Leggings, jazz pants, shorts, sweat pants, etc. Nothing too baggy. What you might wear to the gym. Comfortable clothes to move in. Heels that you're comfortable moving in. Beginners may want something with support around the ankle and not too high to start. Character heels can also be worn.
HIP-HOP • DANCE FITNESS
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.
CONTEMPORARY • AFRICAN
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.
Everyday street clothes are appropriate. Comfortable clothes to move in. No shoe requirements.
Visit us online at The SHOP at BDC to get all the gear you need for class!
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