Absolute Beginner Workshops

If you have always dreamed of dancing, or want a fun and exciting way to get active and meet new people, these workshops are the perfect place to take that first step! We put great effort into providing the right instructors, curriculum and atmosphere here at BDC for the first-time dancer. We know this exceptional program will ignite your passion for dance.

Workshop sessions run for 8 or 4 consecutive weeks.

For Adults ONLY! • Ages 18+

For additional information or questions, please email [email protected] or call our registration office at 212-582-9304 x 19.

Upcoming Dates

Winter 2019: Jan 6-Feb 28
Spring 2019: Mar 3-April 28 (No class on Easter Sunday, April 21. Make-up day will be on April 28)
Summer 2019*: May 19-Jun 13
Summer 2019*: July 14-Aug 8
Fall 2019: Sep 8-Oct 31



Frida Perrson
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Jan 06 to Feb 24


Josh Kolberg
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Jan 06 to Feb 24


Denise Caston
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Jan 06 to Feb 24


7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Jan 06 to Feb 24


7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Jan 06 to Feb 24


7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Jan 06 to Feb 24


7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Jan 08 to Feb 26


Lizz Picini
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Jan 10 to Feb 28

Registration & Price

  • Early Bird Price: 8-WEEKS
  • $240
  • Now-Dec 31, 2018
  • Regular Price: 8-WEEKS
  • $260
  • Starting Jan 1, 2019
  • Summer Price: 4-Weeks*
  • $130
  • May 19-Jun 13, July 14-Aug 8, 2019

Refund Policy

The refund (less $25 admin fee) deadlines for Jan-Feb Absolute Beginner Workshops are as follows:

Jan 18, 2019
Jan 18, 2019
Jan 18, 2019
Jan 18, 2019
Jan 18, 2019
Ballet 2
Jan 18, 2019
Jan 20, 2019
Jan 22, 2019

NO refunds will be given after the above dates.

  • Sorry, workshops are not pro-rated if you join after the first week.
  • There are no credits or refunds for missed classes.
  • If Broadway Dance Center cancels a class for any reason a make-up class will be offered.


It is most important that you feel comfortable and confident in your dancewear! Any garments that are stretchy and allow freedom of movement in which you can also see your line will work. Please don't let self-consciousness be an issue. Be sure to visit The Shop at BDC in-store and online for all your dancewear needs! https://www.shopbdc.com/

Starting from scratch, students learn the basics of classical Ballet technique to prepare them to enter any Basic Ballet class offered at Broadway Dance Center. To enhance your experience, additional information is shared weekly to educate students about other aspects of the art form inside and outside the studio. Whether you are interested in learning ballet for fun, fitness, or to enhance your other artistic practices, this is the class for you!

LADIES: Traditionally a leotard, tights, and ballet slippers are worn in ballet classes. You may need a sports bra or other type of support under your leotard, and you can wear a ballet skirt or dance shorts over your leotard and tights if you like! A unitard is also a good choice. Pink, white or black ballet slippers are all ok though you can get started in socks or jazz shoes (if you cannot get slippers right away). Also, your hair needs to be secured firmly back and out of your eyes for safety during turns! 

GENTLEMEN: Traditionally a fitted T-shirt or mans leotard, tights, dance shorts, or fitted sweatpants, and ballet slippers are worn in ballet classes. A dance belt under your tights for safety and support is recommended. Black or white ballet slippers are best for men though you can wear socks or jazz shoes to get started (if you cannot get your slippers right away). If your hair is long enough to get in your eyes it is important to secure it back out of your face for safety during turns! 

This workshop will introduce the beginning student to basic Theater and Jazz techniques by starting with a thorough warm-up that focuses on teaching vocabulary, building muscle strength, and energizing the body and mind for class. From there, we will work on some Theater Jazz movement and eventually assimilate some of the vocabulary into a routine where we will simultaneously work on executing the steps and telling a story. It’s everything theater dancer should be, but at a pace a singer/actor/mover can keep up with! We will get back to the basics and set a strong foundation to build upon

Jazz pants, shorts, sweat pants, etc. Nothing too baggy. What you might wear to the gym. Comfortable clothes to move in and jazz shoes or dance sneakers ideal- if not, sneakers are fine. Character shoes/heels can also be worn for theater.

Students will learn all the basic steps in tap, as well as their definitions. The class continues with incorporating these steps in warm-up and across the floor exercises and final combinations. The goal of this workshop is to give you the foundation you need to take tap classes at BDC, fuel your enjoyment and appreciation of tap dance, and to have a great time!

Jazz pants, shorts, sweat pants, leggings, etc. Nothing too baggy. What you might wear to the gym. Comfortable clothes to move in. Tap shoes or shoes with a hard sole that make a loud sound.

This workshop begins with a warm-up that includes body isolations and various movement exercises, as well as a thorough breakdown of the material presented to you. During the workshop, choreography will be given with movements ranging from smooth grooves to energetic hits. Each class will build upon the previous one. By the end of the session you’ll have a few new combos under your belt. You'll also get a feel for the "BDC class experience" by incorporating what you've learned in the warm-up into a fun and challenging routine.

Shorts, sweat pants, leggings etc. Nothing too baggy. What you might wear to the gym. Comfortable clothes to move in. Dance sneakers or regular sneakers are ideal.

If you've always wanted to learn to dance in heels, this is the workshop for you! Students will work on feeling comfortable walking in heels, basic technique, and exuding confidence while performing choreography.

This workshop will start with a warm-up concentrating on developing strength and flexibility, basic Jazz/Contemporary movements, and basic technique such as plies, tendús, and releves. Each week you will work on movements across the floor that will progress into a center combination. At the end of the workshop you will have a basic knowledge of Contemporary/Jazz dance terms as well as how to execute them correctly.

Shorts, sweat pants, leggings etc. Nothing too baggy. What you might wear to the gym. Comfortable clothes to move in. Jazz shoes, ballet shoes, socks or bare feet are appropriate.

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