W45 Scholarships


Frank Hatchett

The Frank Hatchett “VOP” Scholarship is awarded annually to one CTP student who embodies the life and legacy of our founder, Frank Hatchett. This student demonstrates the vivacious energy, professionalism, hard work, and excellence in the arts as well as academics that Frank expected from all his students.

The recipient receives a full scholarship to the Children & Teen Program for one season, a solo performance in the CTP recital, and one-on-one mentoring with scholarship founders Sheila Barker and Lane Napper.

To Apply:

Applications Due: April 30, 2017


Audition: May 14, 2017, 12:30-2:30PM
Broadway Dance Center • Studio A



Traver Hecht-Felella

As a young child, Traver Hecht-Felella always heard music through his feet. Even before being formally trained, Traver dreamed of joining the great tap dancers he watched in old movies. His love of performing and the arts helped define who he was, and provided Traver with a way to share and inspire others.

His love of tap dance brought him to the Children and Teens Program at Broadway Dance Center. Although with Traver’s passing the world is a bit quieter, we hope to keep his memory and his passion alive.

The Hecht-Felella family established Traver Tap Scholarship for an aspiring young tap dancer at BDC.


Your support is essential to the ongoing sustainability of this scholarship. Donations can be made by check payable to Broadway Dance Center (include "Traver Tap Scholarship Fund" in the memo) or online. 

Please mail checks to:
Broadway Dance Center
Attn: Allie Beach
322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Children & Teens W45 Menu

Additional Programs

Summer Workshop Series
4-day style-specific workshops designed for serious, advanced dancers
Summer Intensive
4-day multidisciplinary dance intensive
Junior Training Program
3- or 6-week summer immersion course for dancers ages 13-17
For focused and intense contemporary training

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