Broadway Arts Center Classes

Broadway Arts Center offers a wide variety of Dance & Theater classes. From toddlers to teens, we have classes for all levels and abilitieS! Our  Full season classes  run from Sept – May ending with our spring recital. We also offer 6-week introductory “Mini-Classes” throughout out the year. Scroll down to see Class Descriptions.   We also offer lots of fun SUMMER CLASSES including mini classes for all ages, “fairytale” princess workshops and even  technical intensives for more advanced students. Addtionally we offer several DRAMA PRODUCTIONS that students can participate in.

Class Placement

Its important for students to be placed in the appropriate age/level class for them to be successful. The first month is considered a trial. The grade/age levels listed below are a guideline, however, students may be moved to a higher or lower level at the Instructors discretion. Some classes require prior training for particular age levels to join.

We run many classes throughout the week so we can almost always accommodate your scheduling needs! Find our current class schedule under the PARENT DOWNLOAD section on the right side of our homepage.

CHOOSING A CLASS  (Please scroll down below for sample class descriptions)

 

Siblings

We have many families with dancing siblings, so we know the unique joys and challenges multiple children can be on your schedule (and wallet)! Forthis reason, we offer very generous discounts on tuition for siblings. With our newly expanded facility we are able to offer siblings classes on the same day back-to-back or even simultaneously! Like many studios, we perform multiple recitals, and the task of arranging siblings together in the same show can be quite difficult! For this reason we have designated which class is in each show on our class schedule at the beginning of the year. So you will know upfront which classes to choose so that your children are in the same show!


FULL SEASON CLASSES: REGISTER ONLINE NOW

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PRIMARY LEVEL:

The “PRIMARY”  LEVELS A & B & C: These are the first  levels of dance all ages 3-6. Young Students should complete these levels before moving onto fundamental levels. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRE-BALLET PROGRAM: HERE

PRIMARY LEVEL A: PRE-BALLET    Age 3 & 4  (beginners) Uses imagination, music, props &  movement to teach basic BALLET skills. Added focus on body control & awareness, balance, coordination, language & expression. potty trained, able to listen & follow directions and confidently (and happily!) attend class without parent. TUITION RATE: 30 min (see chart)

TUMBLING: Age 3-4 (beginner) Add a 15 minute tumbling section onto your Pre-Ballet Class! Tumbling offers added opportunity to increase strength, balance, coordination, body control and confidence. But most of all it’s FUN!! TUITION RATE 45 min (when added to Pre-Ballet

PRIMARY LEVEL B: PRE-BALLET/ TAP    AGE *4-6  All *4 year olds must first complete Pre-Ballet A (Including Recital Participation)  to be eligible for level 2. This class is a continuation of PRE-BALLET  plus the introduction of TAP ! Including: shuffles, toe drops, heel digs, ball changes, marches, and more! . TUITION RATE: 45 min

PRIMARY –  LEVEL C: PRE- JAZZ/BALLET  Age 5-7 This class is for beginners and experienced dancers in Gr K-2. This level teaches basic Ballet positions and steps and includes the addition of JAZZ !  In Jazz students will practice isolations, traveling steps, rhythm exercises, and lots more fun!!

 

FUN-DAMENTAL LEVELS: Age 5-12

“FUN-DAMENTAL” LEVELS 1, 2, 3  for Grade K-6. Must demonstrate excellent class behavior, maintain focus & attention,  show good attitude and effort.  Some classes have pre-requites to join for certain grade levels.

(LEVEL 1)

BALLET / TAP 1  (Gr k-2) This class is a continuation of our pre-ballet and  tap. All Kindergarteners year olds MUST first complete a full season of *PRE-BALLET/TAP  before taking this class. Students will learn how to use the Ballet Barre, aquire more skills with added attention to rhythm, balance, coordination vocabulary and self expression.  TUITION RATE: 45 min

HIP-HOP / JAZZ 1:  (Gr k-2) This beginner level is open to all students age 5-7 – no prior experience needed. This high energy class will work on building coordination and confidence with attention on rhythm, flexibility, turns, leaps with fun choreography!. Moves and music are always age appropriate! TUITION RATE: 45 min

PRE-JAZZ/ BALLET (Gr K-2)  This class is for beginners and experienced dancers in Gr K-2. This level teaches basic Ballet positions and steps and includes the addition of JAZZ ! In Jazz students will practice isolations, traveling steps, rhythm exercises, and lots more fun!! TUITION RATE:45 Min

 (LEVEL 2)

BALLET / JAZZ / TAP ( 2 ) (Gr 2-4) This class is open to all 2-3rd graders. First graders must have completed a FULL season of  Ballet/Tap 1 AND Hip-Hop/Jazz 1 previously.  Students will continue to build ballet skills at the barre, center and traveling steps including turns and jumps with an added focus on memorization, vocabulary, expression and flexibility. Class will include elements of HIP-HOP as well as traditional Jazz technique. This class includes 2 recital pieces. TUITION RATE: 75 min

(LEVEL 3)

BALLET / TAP LEVEL (3):  (Gr 3-5) This class builds on the Ballet & Tap skills learned in level one.  Students in 2nd Grade must have completed level 1 or 2 previously. Added focus on vocabulary, flexibility and expression! TUITION RATE: 45 min

HIP-HOP / JAZZ LEVEL (3):  (Gr 3-5)  This high energy class will work on building coordination and confidence with attention on rhythm, flexibility, turns, leaps with fun choreography!. Moves and music are always age appropriate! All 2st graders must have completed level 1 or 2 Hip-Hop/ Jazz previously. TUITION RATE: 45 min

 

After students complete fundamental levels, they can continue in the Recreational levels OR Those looking to train more seriously can move to Comprehensive level (with instructors approval) The benefits of dance education (confidence, creative expression, fitness, team work, etc) are the same regardless of what path you follow!!

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 RECREATION  LEVELS – Age 11-18

“RECREATIONAL LEVELS”  for Age 11-18  students who simply LOVE to dance for FUN and recreation! Class will focus on building skills, flexibility & conditioning while fostering confidence, self expression & having FUN! These classes are appropriate for advanced beginners – intermediate level dancers who enjoy the light hearted atmosphere of a recreational class.

MIDDLE SCHOOL REC CLASSES

LYRICAL BALLET : (Gr 6-8)  This class will focus on Ballet technique, flexibility, and expression while building confidence, grace and poise.  The word “lyrical” refers to the style of dance that uses contemporary music (as opposed to classical/ instrumental music) in which the lyrics of the song influence the movements and expression of the dance. This  class Includes: barre exercises, stretches, center work and movements across the floor.    Take alone or add it to our JAZZ/TAP Class or a DRAMA class!  TUITION RATE: 45 min

JAZZ / TAP :  (Gr 6-8) Students will continue to build skills at the barre, center and traveling steps including turns and jumps with an added focus on memorization, vocabulary, expression and flexibility.  Class will include elements of HIP-HOP, Musical Theater  as well as traditional Jazz technique.   RATE: 45 min

TEEN  REC CLASSES 

LYRICAL BALLET  (gr 8-12) This class will focus on Ballet technique, flexibility, and expression while building confidence, grace and poise. The word “lyrical” refers to the style of dance that uses contemporary music (as opposed to classical/ instrumental music) in which the lyrics of the song influence the movements and expression of the dance. This class Includes: barre exercises, stretches, center work and movements across the floor. Take alone or add it to our JAZZ or DRAMA Class!  TUITION RATE: 45 min

JAZZ  (Gr 8-12) This class is designed for students with experience in grades 8-12. Students will continue to build skills including traveling steps and turns with an added focus on memorization, vocabulary, flexibility, musicality, turns, jumps and expression. Class will include different elements of jazz including: HIP-HOP and Musical theater as well as traditional Jazz technique. Add Lyrical Ballet or DRAMA for a well rounded dance education!!. TUITION RATE: 45 min.

 

COMPREHENSIVE LEVELS: Age 8-14

“COMPREHENSIVE”  LEVEL  For hard working and skilled dancers who have completed 2-4 years at the fundamental level and who have an aptitude to work beyond a recreational level. . This level requires instructor approval based on current skill level, behavior, attitude & attendance. This level is appropriate for students who approach class in a serious manner and have demonstrated good form, confidence, coordination & expression. Students with company aspirations should also enroll in the Company Prep Technique)

COMPREHENSIVE: Grade 3-5

 LYRICAL BALLET (GR 3-5) : This class is designed for students age 8-10 who have at least 2-3 years experience in fundamental ballet and who have an aptitude to work beyond a recreational level.  This level requires instructor approval based on current skill level, behavior, attitude & attendance. This level is appropriate for students who approach class in a serious manner and have demonstrated good form, confidence, coordination & expression. This class will focus on Ballet technique, flexibility, and expression while building confidence, grace and poise.  The word “lyrical” refers to the style of dance that uses contemporary music (as opposed to classical/ instrumental music) in which the lyrics of the song influence the movements and expression of the dance. This  classIncludes: barre exercises, stretches, center work and movements across the floor. Take with COMPANY PREP TECHNIQUE class and add Tap/Jazz  or Theater Class For a well rounded education!  TUITION RATE 45min

TAP / JAZZ (Gr 3-5)  This class is designed for students age 8-10 who have at least 2-3 years experience in fundamental level who have an aptitude to work beyond a recreational level. . This level requires instructor approval based on current skill level, behavior, attitude & attendance. This level is appropriate for students who approach class in a serious manner and have demonstrated good form, confidence, coordination & expression. Students will continue to build skills including traveling steps and turns with an added focus on memorization, vocabulary, flexibility, musicality, turns, jumps and expression. Class will include different elements of jazz including: Hip-Hop and Musical theater as well as traditional Jazz technique. Add Lyrical Ballet or Drama for a well rounded dance education!! Students aspiring for a company level class should also take the OPEN LEVEL TECHNIQUE class in addition to this class. TUITION RATE: 45 min.

COMPREHENSIVE Grade 5-7

LYRICAL BALLET (GR 5-7) : This class is designed for students age 11-13 who have 3-4 years experience in fundamental ballet who have an aptitude to work beyond a recreational level. . This level requires instructor approval based on current skill level, behavior, attitude & attendance. This level is appropriate for students who approach class in a serious manner and have demonstrated good form, confidence, coordination & expression. This class will focus on Ballet technique, flexibility, and expression while building confidence, grace and poise. The word “lyrical” refers to the style of dance that uses contemporary music (as opposed to classical/ instrumental music) in which the lyrics of the song influence the movements and expression of the dance. This classIncludes: barre exercises, stretches, center work and movements across the floor. Take with COMPANY PREP TECHNIQUE class and add Tap/Jazz or Theater Class For a well rounded education! TUITION RATE 45min

TAP / JAZZ (Gr 5-7) This class is designed for students age 8-10 who have  3-4 years experience in fundamental level who have an aptitude to work beyond a recreational level. This level requires instructor approval based on current skill level, behavior, attitude & attendance. This level is appropriate for students who approach class in a serious manner and have demonstrated good form, confidence, coordination & expression. Students will continue to build skills including traveling steps and turns with an added focus on memorization, vocabulary, flexibility, musicality, turns, jumps and expression. Class will include different elements of jazz including: Hip-Hop and Musical theater as well as traditional Jazz technique. Add Lyrical Ballet or Drama for a well rounded dance education!! Students aspiring for a company level class should also take the OPEN LEVEL TECHNIQUE class in addition to this class. TUITION RATE: 45 min.

 

 

COMPANY CLASSES

COMPANY LEVELS: Premiere, Encore and Senior. These advanced placement classes require and audition or invitation to participate

PREMIERE DANCE COMPANY (Gr 3-up) This class is for gifted students who will study BALLET, TAP, HIP-HOP/JAZZ. Strict discipline, attendance & dress code. Students must demonstrate excellent attitude and class behavior as well as flexibility, technique and expression. A placement AUDITION is required to enroll. Students will also study MUSICAL THEATER for added confidence, stage presence and creative expression. Company students will have more responsibilities in the recital as well as be required to participate in other performance opportunities. Additional Technique class required. Tuition: 2 hr 45 min

ENCORE DANCE COMPANY (Gr 6-Up) This class is for gifted students who will study BALLET /HIP-HOP/JAZZ/TAP & THEATER and BEGINNER POINTE Technique class (60 min) Strict discipline, attendance & dress code. Students must demonstrate excellent attitude and class behavior as wellas flexibility, technique and expression. A placement audition is required to enroll. Students will also study Musical Theater for a well rounded education. Company students will have many responsibilities in the recital as well as be required to participate in other performance opportunities. Tuition rate: 3.25-4:00 hrs a week

SR COMPANY CLASSES (Gr. 8-Up) For our most advanced students with many years of training we offer high level classes in BALLET, POINTE, HIP-HOP/JAZZ, TAP & THEATER. Requires previous training, commitment, discipline, and a positive attitude. Strict attendance & dress policy required. Students are placed by audition conducted over the summer. Sr Company students may audition for major roles in our SpringRecital. Students will also have additional performance opportunities including: parades, festivals, nursing homes etc. Tuition rate 4.5 hrs a week.

DRAMA CLASSES 

DRAMA: Gr 3-UP In these ACTING classes, students will learn basic stage directions, projection, diction and timing. This class involves scripted and improvisational activities.Requires confident readers,memorization skills and creative thinkers. Students will have opportunity to audition for a small speaking part in the spring recital. Add a dance class for a well rounded arts eduction!! TUITION RATE: 45 min

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TECHNIQUE CLASSES

These physically demanding INTENSIVE classes provide serious students additional support and practice to ensure proper execution of skills. These are designed for students who desire a deeper level of training. Technique classes are non-performing and are designed to be taken in ADDITION to your regular dance class.  Class includes: conditioning, stretch, barre work, turns, leaps and other advanced skills.  COMPANY PREP Classes are open to all recreational and/or company students who meet the requirements listed.  COMPANY TECHNIQUE CLASSES require a placement audition or invitation from an instructor to attend.

COMPANY PREP TECHNIQUE:  AGE 8-Up (Gr 3-up) This class is open to any serious student in a level 3 class or higher.  Participation in this class does NOT gaurentee you a placement in the company. Dancers must work hard, practice outside of class and demonstrate self discipline. Take IN ADDITION  to any level 3 or above class.

 

PREMIERE COMPANY TECHNIQUE AGE 8-18 This 45 minute Pre-Pointe class is required of all Premiere Company Students 

ENCORE COMPANY  TECHNIQUE AGE 11-16. It is required of all Intermedaite company students PLEASE READ POINTE REQUIREMENTS HERE

SENIOR TECHNIQUE  (POINTE) AGE 12-18 This Pointe & Techniue class is required of all senior comoany members PLEASE READ POINTE REQUIREMENTS HERE.

 

6-WEEK “MINI-CLASSES”

Below are samples of our 6 week mini sessions offered during the school year – and additional Mini Classes are offered over the summer. These introductory class are a GREAT way to experience dance, music and movement without a long term commitment! no registration fee! No uniform fee!

Current Mini Classes are listed on the home page on the Right hand side under the PARENT DOWNLOADS section

BROADWAY BABY  (PARENT / TOT)  (16 Months thru 3 years)  Explore MUSIC &MOVEMENT together using scarves, hoops, shakers, balloons & bubbles! PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED!! Join the Fun! We offer several different sessions each with all new music and dances!  We offer Sat morning sessions beginning in Oct  & Jan. (Additional sessions in the summer during the week!)  This class does not perform in the recital.

 

 

PRE-BALLET  (Age 3-5) This is a mini version of our school year  “PRE-BALLET” Classes. Uses imagination, music, and props & creative movement  to introduce basic BALLET skills. Added focus on body control & awareness, balance, coordination, language & creative expression. Students must be potty trained, able to listen & follow directions and confidently attend class without parent. We offer several 6 week session thru out the year (Typically, Oct, Jan, March & June) This class does not perform in the recital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: Thursday, June 24th, 2010