ISVP Professional Semester

ISVP Professional Semester


Our ISVP Professional Semester is the international counterpart of our elite Professional Semester, providing the same comprehensive training to international students. Train alongside New York City’s best dancers, and emerge as a fiercely competitive professional both here in the US and abroad.

This 4-month course is the ideal option for advanced international dancers, ages 18-27, looking to launch their professional careers. Our comprehensive syllabus includes multi-disciplinary technique classes, practical seminars to educate you on the industry, mock auditions to provide real-world experience, and numerous networking opportunities to secure your footing as a working artist.

Program Details

BDC has sought the input of countless industry professionals in crafting this powerful program designed to maximize your time with us and offer you every tool and skill you’ll need to succeed.

Here are some of the elements that make up this comprehensive full-time program:

  • M-1 Student Visa
  • Fall and spring terms
  • Concentrated week of orientation activities, including placement class with faculty panel, injury prevention seminar, and more
  • 12 classes weekly from our incomparable schedule of over 350 drop-in classes
    After a brief exploratory period, students will select a concentration discipline
  • Weekly seminars addressing every aspect of professionalism including ISVP Pro ONLY seminar with VisaPaq on applying for O-1 Artist Visa
  • Master classes and mock auditions, including singing, acting, commercial and video training and more
  • Networking opportunities with dance agencies, casting agents, and BDC faculty and guests 
  • Performance opportunities
  • Free rehearsal space
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Full-time Student Advisor for scheduling guidance
  • End-of-program showcase at local Manhattan theater for an audience including NYC dance industry professionals

The ISVP Professional Semester is a serious full-time course of study, so it is imperative that you come prepared to give your program the highest priority. Though schedules do vary, accepted dancers should be available weekday mornings from 8-11am regularly for mandatory program events.

How to Apply

BDC offers rolling admissions but you are encouraged to apply early to reserve your spot in the program. You will be notified of acceptance within 3 weeks after receipt of your completed application via email. You must have a valid email address.

Please contact [email protected] for more information on how to apply. Applications are considered based on dance training, marketability, and professionalism.


After we receive your application:
  1. We will notify you of your acceptance by email, so please write your email address clearly on your application.
    Please DO NOT make your appointment at the embassy until you have been accepted into the program.
  2. Upon acceptance, a deposit of $1,925 (half tuition) is due within 30 days to secure your spot.
  3. Once your deposit has been received, we will issue an acceptance packet containing your I-20 Certificate of Eligibility to apply for the M-1 Visa. The I-20 IS NOT the Visa.
  4. Make an appointment with the U.S. Embassy in your home country to apply for the M-1 Visa.
    PLEASE NOTE: You may only participate in the program if you enter the U.S. on BDC’s M-1 Visa. By law you may not participate in the program using a tourist visa.
  5. An additional fee of $350 USD payable to the U.S. Government Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is required for all M-1 applicants before you travel to the U.S.
    This fee must be paid prior to obtaining the M-1 Visa. Payment instructions will be included in your I-20 Acceptance Packet.
  6. The remaining balance of your tuition is due 2 weeks before the start of classes.
  7. Students may arrive in the U.S. up to 30 days prior to the start of their program and remain in the U.S. for 30 days following the end date of their program. You should arrive in New York City at least 1 week before the start of your program in order to attend your initial meeting with the Education Department.

Tuition & Payment

Tuition subject to change.

More Information

You must provide proof of your own traveler's medical insurance before starting the program. You do not need to include this proof of insurance in your application, but you must have valid insurance before starting the program.

BDC does not provide medical insurance, but we do recommend CareMed International Travel Insurance (

BDC is not responsible for injuries or illness incurred during your program, so it is imperative that as an international student you carry medical insurance before you begin and during your course of study with Broadway Dance Center.

While BDC is unable to provide student housing, we do work closely with Student Housing Associates ( Please email [email protected], and we will connect you with our liaison at Student Housing Associates.

Broadway Dance Center will consider applications from students currently in the U.S. on M-1 and F-1 Visas; however, the two circumstances and application processes are very different

Students wishing to transfer to Broadway Dance Center’s ISVP Professional Semester must arrange a meeting with program administrators.

  • Email us at [email protected] to arrange the meeting.
  • Please bring your current I-20 and visa with you.
  • Further instructions will be given should your case be accepted.

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Faculty & Staff

Loretta Morrison

Director of Educational Programming
Jim Cooney

Jim Cooney

Faculty Advisor
Cornelius Carter

Cornelius Carter

Professor in Residence


BDC offers more than 350 drop-in classes a week!
Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.


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