Why should I choose Broadway Dance Center?
Broadway Dance Center has been providing the finest in dance instruction since 1984, and our faculty is world-renowned. The International Student Visa Program has been carefully designed to facilitate your training in an intensive course of study. While you focus on your development, we work with you to help you achieve your goals.
The ISVP features the largest variety and choice of classes of any studio in NYC, with an unparalleled teaching staff of professionals. We will consider applications from dancers at all levels. Our program is constructed in a non-competitive atmosphere, and the sense of community among our students is strong. We understand you are far from home and we are confident you will feel at home with us.
Is previous professional dance training necessary?
Dancers with professional training will find many options to support their progress. No previous formal training, however, is specifically required. We accept applications from students and teachers at all levels. We look for applicants with a strong desire to train intensively and the desire to work hard to achieve their goals. We have found, however, that absolute beginners have difficulty building a curriculum at our studios, and we would suggest gaining a modicum of experience before applying. We do honor and cultivate all styles of dance, so if your training is primarily in street styles, do not be discouraged from applying.
What kind of visa is an M-1?
The M-1 is a type of student visa used for vocational training schools and non-English language schools. Schools teaching specialized skills or trade arts are included under this visa. Universities and English schools are covered under F-1 visas. Once accepted, students may arrive in the US up to 30 days prior to the start of the program and remain in the US for 30 days following the end date of the program.
Can I work in the United States while on an M-1 visa?
No, while studying under the M-1 visa student visa, students are not permitted to work in the United States.
Can I extend the program once I am there?
Yes, you can extend. There is a $100 administrative fee to extend your program. The program administrator can provide you with further details on extensions.
Where do I find housing information?
For legal liability reasons, BDC does not provide housing for International Students, but we can assist your search. We have information on many different housing options, residences, and dormitories. Many roommate services and brokers are also available online and in many newspapers. Contact ISVP@bwydance.com for a list of housing services.
How soon after applying can I start?
We must receive your application at least 45 days before your anticipated start date. Once we receive your complete application, it takes about one week for acceptance to be determined. We will send acceptance notification by email. Upon acceptance into the program, you must pay half the tuition. The remainder of your tuition must be paid before you begin classes. Broadway Dance Center will not send the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility until the first half of tuition has been received. Once you receive your I-20 you will apply to the American Embassy or Consulate in your country to receive the visa.
Is there a work-study or scholarship for the ISVP Students?
Due to US Work visa restrictions, currently we have no work-study or scholarship programs available in conjunction with the International Student Visa Program.
Can I transfer from an F-1 student visa to the ISVP?
Yes, it is possible to apply for a change of status from F-1 to M-1. The transfer process is simple; the program administrator will walk you through the necessary steps.
| Director of Educational Programming
Bonnie Erickson 212-582-9304 ext. 80
|Educational Programs Coordinator
Brinda Guha 212-582-9304 ext. 81
Educational Programs Administrator
Educational Programs Student Advisor
Chizuru Asakura 212-582-9304 ext. 83
Japanese Students interested in the program
should contact Chizuru directly at
Spanish Speaking Students interested in the program
should contact Karina directly at
|Si tuviera cualquier pregunta, favor de comunicarse directamente con nuestra Interprete de Español.|
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Korean Students interested in the program
should contact Inmi directly at
French Speaking Students interested in the program
should contact Joanna directly at
|Les Etudiants Parlants français intéresse dans le programme ISVP devrait contacter Joanna Priwieziencew directement à French@bwydance.com.|
Portuguese Speaking Students interested in the program
should contact Michele directly at
|Estudantes portugueses interessados no programa deverão entrar em contacto com a Michele através do email email@example.com.|
Italian Speaking Students should contact Naike directly at
|Gli studenti italiani interessati al programma dovrebbero contattare Naike a Italian@bwydance.com|
Australian Students should contact Kristi directly at
Israeli Students should contact Shani directly at
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Chinese Speaking Students should contact Emily directly at
Polish Students should contact Joanna directly at
Polskojęzycznych studentów prosimy o kontakt z Joanną na adres mailowy Polish@bwydance.com