CTP Policies

REGISTRATION

Registration opens during in the summer months prior to the upcoming season (usually mid-July).

In order to register, an online account must be set up with a working credit or debit card. Any applicable registration fee and first month’s tuition are due upon registration.

New Students

There is a $50 registration fee for all NEW students

Returning Students

There is a 1-day priority enrollment window for all RETURNING students.
If returning students register after priority enrollment, there is $35 registration fee.

How to Register
  1. Click on the “REGISTER NOW” button.
  2. Fill out the information requested (*=required)
  3. Select all the classes in which you wish to enroll your student for the season.
  4. Pay.
Waitlist

In the event that a class is full you will see “WAITLIST” next to the class in your completed registration. You will be required to enter payment information; however, no payment will be processed unless a spot becomes available. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you prior to enrolling your student.

Class Levels

If your student has dance experience but you are unsure of his/her level, register for the class titled “Ballet 3-6” and/or “Jazz 3-6” (for teens) and “Ballet B-D” and/or “Jazz B-D” (for ages 10-12). Your students’ level will then be determined by attending placement class.

PLACEMENT

Student class placement for is based on the evaluation and not prior level. Placement is determined at the discretion of the evaluators and directors.

Registration is required before attending placement. Placement in appropriate/required levels will determine if they will continue in all classes selected. Be aware that if the level requirement is not met after placement, students may not be able to continue in certain classes.

Please view our Calendar for placement dates and times.

Placement class is NOT necessary for beginner students, students, under the age of 7, and anyone enrolling in Sunday classes. Beginner students may register for any (age appropriate) Beginner, Beg/Int, Level A, Level 1, or All Level (AL) classes.

If your student has dance experience but you are unsure of his/her level, register for the class titled “Ballet 3-6” and/or “Jazz 3-6” (for teens) and “Ballet B-D” and/or “Jazz B-D” (for ages 10-12). Your students’ level will then be determined by attending placement class.

Ages 7-9

Students with experience who would like to place in Int/Adv Ballet and/or Jazz on Saturdays must one of the mandatory placement classes.

Ages 10-12 & Teens

New and returning students who wish to enroll in the Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Int-Adv Hip-Hop classes on Saturdays must attend one of the mandatory placement classes. 

TUITION & FEES

View our Tuition page for most up-to-date tuition prices and discounts.

  • A 5% discount is given to those making annual payments at the time of registration.
  • If you select the monthly payment plan, payments are due by the 10th of each month
  • If you have selected AutoPay, your payment will be deducted on the 15th of each month.

If your child wishes to ADD or DROP a class after the start of the season, you must notify Allie Beach via email at [email protected]. If no notification is given when dropping classes, YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE TUITION PAYMENT.

No refunds, for any reason, will be given after October 30, 2016.

Late Fees

If tuition payments are not received by the 20th of the month, a $20 late fee will be added to your account balance.

Payments

We accept Cash, Check, Money Orders, Mastercard, Visa, or American Express.

Payments can be made in person on Saturdays or Sundays at the CTP office, through your online account, or by mail to:

Broadway Dance Center
Attn: Children and Teens Program
322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036

There is a $25 fee for all returned checks. Following one returned check, we ask that all subsequent payments be made with cash, money order, or credit card. If you have chosen Auto Pay, all additional fees will be taken out of your account on their due dates.

Registration Fees

There is a $50 registration fee for all NEW students
If RETURNING students register after the 1-day priority enrollment, there is $35 registration fee.

Showcase and Costume Fees

View our Calendar to see due dates for Showcase and Costume fees.

If you’re on the Annual or AutoPay plan, these fees will be drafted on December 15th

CLASS SIZE

The average class size has 18 students. We must have a minimum of 7 registered students in order to hold a class.

Occasionally, classes may exceed 18. These are generally in our more advanced levels. 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Our Children & Teens Program is a 32-week commitment. Classes run from September to June, on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. To best support your child’s training, CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.  

  • Students are allowed a total of 4 absences for the entire CTP season.
  • If more than 4 absences occur during the dance season, you may be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • Absences include school testing, religious commitments, illness, family events, etc.
  • Students are required to attend the 3 classes leading up to the showcase.
  • Students are required to attend the Showcase dress rehearsal in June.
  • If your child has a planned absence, written documentation must be emailed to Allie Beach prior to the event.
  • For their safety, your child will not be able to participate in class if they arrive more than 10 minutes late. They must observe the class and take notes. This will be strictly enforced.
  • We do not allow students to “make-up” missed classes due to capacity limitations, and you will be held responsible for payment, even if your child does not attend class. 

It is imperative to your child’s success in the CTP that it is viewed as a serious commitment.

Professional Children

Children who work professional jobs are allowed a total of 6 absences for the season. If absences exceed six, they will be asked to not participate in the showcase, but may continue classes. Written proof documentation of the job must be given to Allie prior to the job’s start date.

DRESS CODE

CTP enforces a mandatory dress code for each age division. We feel strongly that this will promote discipline and proper classroom etiquette. All hair must be pulled back away from the face. No jewelry is permitted. Any student not in dress code will be asked to observe the class.

Exclusive CTP Dancewear

For your convenience, all dancewear can be purchased in-studio at our 3rd Floor Shop or online at ShopBDC.com.

FEMALES
Leotard Colors

Light Pink

Creative Movement

Dark Blue

7-9 Year Old Classes

Light Blue

5-6 Year Old Classes

Black or Green

Dancers 10+ Years

Creative Movement: Light pink BDC leotard, pink Ballet shoes, pink Ballet tights, black Tap shoes.

Ballet/Tap: Light blue BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, pink Ballet shoes & black Tap shoes.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothing that allows their bodies to move with ease. 

Ballet: Dark blue BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, pink Ballet shoes.

Jazz, Jumps & Turns, Musical Theater: Dark blue BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, tan Jazz shoes.
Optional: dark blue or black BDC hot shorts, or black BDC leggings.

Tap: Same attire as above with black Tap shoes. 

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothing that allows their bodies to move with ease.

Ballet: Black or green BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights and pink Ballet shoes.
Optional BDC attire: black BDC hot shorts, black BDC leggings.

Jazz, Jumps & Turns, Lyrical, Contemporary: Black or green BDC leotard, black BDC leggings or hot shorts with tan slip-on Jazz shoes, dance paws, or barefoot. Instructor may specify preference. We prefer that dancers do not wear tights in any of these classes. 

Tap: Same attire as above with black Oxford Tap shoes. 

Musical Theater: Same attire as above with tan slip-on Jazz shoes, and/or tan character heels. 

Latin Jazz: Same attire as above with Latin heels. See instructor for more details.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothes that allow their bodies to move with ease.

MALES

All male dancers must wear black pants and a black fitted shirt. We recommend that you wear black shoes according to the type of class you are taking.

Hip-Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothes that allow their bodies to move with ease.

PARENT OBSERVATION

In order to ensure a quiet learning atmosphere and environment where the pupils can concentrate without distraction, observers are permitted only on Parent Observation Day. View our Calendar for date.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s training, your child’s teacher, or the school, feel free to contact us.


SHOWCASE

We end our 32-week season with a captivating showcase at a prestigious New York City Theater. The showcase gives students the chance to display what they have learned throughout the year. All students are expected to participate in the Showcase.

There are additional fees for Showcase and each costume due in December.

View our Calendar for rehearsal and Showcase dates. 

PERFORMANCE COMPANIES

ARTS IN MOTION (AIM)

Broadway Dance Center’s youth training and performance company, Arts in Motion (AIM), is designed for elite students who exhibit excellence in talent, versatility, discipline, and professionalism.

Company members perform 3 routines—in various styles—at several events throughout the season, and are selected by a panel at our multi-disciplinary audition. View our Calendar for audition dates.

AIM members are selected based on performance ability, technical skill, leadership, and the demonstrated desire to perfect their craft. Our primary goal is to expose these dancers to all facets of the dance industry through weekly master classes, seminars, rehearsals, and conventions to lay the foundation for helping them create sustainable careers in professional/commercial dance.

AIM dancers work with esteemed choreographers and perform works that are showcased throughout New York City. Past performances include: The Pulse on Tour, Fleet Week for Pastry Shoes, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Britney Spears’ perfume launch, The Today Show, the Young Choreographers Festival, the BDC Student Showcase, Project Dance NYC, Heart & Feet Benefit, Friends for Japan Benefit, the Dr. Oz Show, M.O.V.E for Autism, and countless others! 

There are 3 companies divided by age group under AIM. 

To be eligible, advanced dancers must be enrolled in four or more CTP classes for the season.
Dancers rehearse and have company class Saturday evenings, Sundays (morning and/or afternoon).
To be eligible, advanced dancers must be enrolled in four or more CTP classes for the season.
Dancers rehearse and have company class Saturday evenings, Sundays (morning and/or afternoon).
To be eligible, dancers must be enrolled in two or more CTP classes; one of which must be Ballet or Jazz.
Dancers rehearse and have company class Saturday evenings and Sundays (morning and/or afternoon).
RHYTHM ARTS PROJECT (RAP)

RAP is Broadway Dance Center’s youth tap and rhythm company for CTP students ages 10-17.

The company trains in and performs all rhythmic styles including, but not limited to, Tap, Body Percussion, and Flamenco. Dancers must be proficient in tap dance.

Company members perform at several events throughout the season, and are selected by a panel at our audition. View our Calendar for audition dates.

Company classes and rehearsals are held a few Sunday afternoons per month and on the occasional Friday evening.

BROADWAY BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER

Created by Lainie Munro, the Broadway Big Brother/Big Sister Program provides aspiring young performers in CTP the opportunity to work with and learn from professional dancers in the Broadway community.

View our Calendar for audition dates.

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