Summer Session at Broadway Dance Center

Summer Session


Broadway Dance Center’s Summer Session is an exciting opportunity to get a taste of life as a New York City dancer!

This 8-week program provides a nurturing atmosphere for dance students ages 18-27. Our highly acclaimed faculty and supportive staff are the cornerstone of this program, offering students diverse training of unparalleled distinction. As a Summer Session student, you will gain valuable dance training and the NYC summer experience of a lifetime!

Program Details

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

  • Concentrated week of orientation activities, including a placement class with faculty panel, an injury prevention seminar, and more
  • One-on-one schedule advising
  • 12 classes weekly from our incomparable schedule of more than 350 drop-in classes
    After a brief exploratory period, students will select a concentration discipline
  • Weekly master classes and professional development seminars
  • Optional mock auditions in various disciplines
  • Performance opportunities and free rehearsal space
  • Certificate upon successful completion of the program

In many cases, the Summer Session may be accepted for college credit. Please contact us for a list of universities that grant credit for the program, or speak to the Dance Department representative at your school.

How to Apply

Please read the following application instructions thoroughly and submit all application materials with care. Applications are considered based on dance training and professionalism.

  1. Completed application form including health form signed and stamped by your physician 
  2. Short essay stating your dance goals and specifically how you plan to pursue them during your studies at BDC
  3. Dance résumé
  4. One letter of recommendation
  5. Headshot or dance photo
  6. One minute video (at least) demonstrating your best personal style (Please email YouTube or Vimeo link to [email protected].)
    Please open your video by introducing yourself and expressing in one to two sentences what you hope to accomplish while studying at BDC. While we're proud to honor various disciplines, ballet is a required component of the course.
  7. $50 Application Fee • Pay by Credit Card
    Once completed, please forward your receipt to [email protected]
  8. Proof of Citizenship (Copy of US Passport, Drivers License, or government issued ID).
    For international students: International Student Visa Program (ISVP) and ISVP Professional Semester

Scan and email all documents to [email protected]

Or mail checks/payment information to:

Broadway Dance Center
Attn: Summer Session
322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10036

Make checks/money orders payable to Broadway Dance Center.

We do not accept faxed applications.


BDC Forms

Application & Health Form

Tuition & Payment

$1950 for 8-week summer session

  • Includes all classes, seminars, master classes, performance opportunities, rehearsals, and counseling sessions
  • If you choose to take additional classes beyond your mandatory 12 per week, you may do so at a reduced class rate

In order to succeed in the program, students must arrive with the necessary funds to support their living expenses during the semester. Part-time work is acceptable, but we strongly advise against trying to work full-time while participating in the program. Please defer your application to the following semester if you need more time to amass these funds.

Once you are accepted into the program, a deposit of $975 (half tuition) is due within 30 days of acceptance to secure your spot. The remaining balance is due upon starting the program.

Upon acceptance, you will be sent a link to pay online or you may mail checks/payment information to:

Broadway Dance Center
Attn: Summer Session
322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10036

Checks/money order made payable to Broadway Dance Center.

REFUNDS There are no refunds once you have begun the program.


Start: 11-Jun-2018
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More Information

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.

Program Staff

Emily Collin

Emily Collin

Director of Educational Programs
Sarah Toler

Sarah Toler

Educational Programs Administrator
Jim Cooney

Jim Cooney

Faculty Advisor
Cornelius Carter

Cornelius Carter

Professor in Residence

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Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.


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