“Don’t Just Reach For The Stars . . .
Talk, Meet & Dance With Them!”
Combine all the excitement of North America’s major cities with extremely unique and exciting dance programs involving prominent members of local performing arts communities and you have a truly “Extraordinary Educational Dance Experience”!
These innovative workshops and master classes are conducted by dynamic leading artists from major performing arts companies. Feature artists include current Broadway dancers, choreographers, TV and Music Video personalities, and principal members of North America’s finest dance companies.
Your students can enjoy a private class with someone from Alvin Ailey, The Joffrey Ballet, NYC Ballet, The Rockettes, Broadway Dance Center, Lou Conte, Gus Giordano, Joel Hall, Millennium Dance Center, the Edge PAC, San Francisco Dance Center and more. The possibilities and opportunities for your students are endless. Each Dance program is tailored to meet the specific needs of your group when you speak directly with the featured artist prior to the event.
Customized Dance Masterclass and Workshops
Experience a 2 hour Customized Masterclass in the dance discipline of your choice. This program can be arranged with a principal member of the local performing arts community in the city of your choice. The program will be tailored to meet the specific needs of your group when you speak directly to the featured artist prior to your trip.
A Day in the Life of a Professional Dancer
“Behind the lights, glamour and fame, it’s not who you know but what you know!” Lots of hard work, determination, resiliency and an “I can do it!” attitude are the fundamentals of a successful career in the competitive world of dance. Experience a full day of dance, studying with five of New York’s most accomplished artists in the disciplines of ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop and tap.
The Audition Process
Just how does one get to be a member of a Broadway cast? What is one expected to do at an audition? What is the process all about and how does one prepare? Students get an inside look at how current Broadway stars get their parts. Two wonderful and charismatic Broadway veterans with the help of their vocal coach and accompanist, present an exciting song and dance hour illustrating the depth of their talents and their personal approach to important auditions.
Students discuss the important details about what is needed to plan for a career on Broadway. The guest speaker is chosen by your group from one of the following areas of the showbiz industry: a cast member from one of Broadway’s current hits; a member of the creative team of a current show; a leading NYC casting director; a company manager or a technical director from a current show. This program will provide students with a “behind-the-scenes peek” of the steps needed to make a career on Broadway a reality.
Broadway Song & Dance
Groups get into the Broadway “state-of-mind” during this 2 hour clinic, where they learn an authentic Broadway Song & Dance combination from a Broadway “triple threat” (dancer, actor, singer), and a professional New York City vocal coach. The group rehearses and perfects the vocals and choreography to a classic Broadway routine.
The Business of Show Business
Experience an hour long workshop with 3 leading Broadway dancers. This one-hour session features exhilarating private performances, personal “success stories”, backstage anecdotes and memorable career moments in the lives of these Broadway Professionals. Audience participation is an integral part of this program.
Meet-The-Artist Dance Workshop
Experience a 2-hour Customized Dance Masterclass with a principal member from one of the city’s finest dance companies or a current leading Broadway dancer. This program will be tailored to meet the needs of your group when you speak directly with the featured artist prior to your trip.
The Nutcracker: A Balanchine Ballet Workshop
In a behind-the-scenes studio close to Lincoln Center, dance students work with a soloist from the New York City ballet on a scene from Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. The featured artist will share secrets of his/her life with one of New York’s most treasured companies, as well as backstage anecdotes about performing in this holiday classic. This enchanting two-hour dance experience, enhance with live piano accompaniment of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, provides a memorable and privileged study experience for dance students of all levels.
Private After Show Cast Party
Pre-theater dinner parties also can be arranged! The show may be over but the night has just begun! Students enjoy an hour-long party after the Broadway in a private area of a fun midtown restaurant. We will arrange for one cast member for every 15 students. Light dinner will be served.