Independent Training Program

Independent Training Program

About

BDC's Independent Training Program (ITP) welcomes students of all levels and is open to dancers from the USA and Internationally.

ITP is a customizable program, built to allow students to train intensively with structure and accountability, while still allowing time for other life commitments. We work with you to create a flexible schedule of 10-12 dance classes per week, to help you achieve your personal objectives in dance education. BDC provides a supportive and friendly community that caters to dancers of varying skill levels (beginners-advanced) and offers multiple styles of movement. With a world-renowned faculty of more than 75 teachers and choreographers, your opportunities for mentoring and development are abundant. Our dedicated Program Staff is here to welcome and guide you through orientation week, help you create your weekly schedule, and support you as needed throughout the course.

Program Details

Some elements of this full-time customizable program include:

  • For students ages 18+
  • Choose a program of 3-months, 6-months or 1-year of study with the option to extend (3 months=12 weeks, 6 months=24 weeks etc.)
  • Take 10-12 classes weekly from our drop-in schedule of over 250 classes
  • Classes are offered in all levels and a multitude of styles
  • Exclusive weekly closed classes for Program students only
  • Group advising sessions with staff
  • BDC is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students

 

ITP: The Choreography Track

Launching October 2024, this 3-month ITP program adds a concentration in Choreography.

Students seeking a more curated program will explore the creative process and elements of dance choreography.

In addition to ITP course load, students receive:

  • Closed classes on choreography composition, improvisation, and other pertinent choreographic elements
  • Film/Choreographic Labs
  • Arts based field trips
  • Students will have the opportunity to present their work on film or in-studio

 

2024 Session Dates

Program Start DateApp Deadline ALL Students
Mon, Jul 15, 2024Sat, Jun 1, 2024
Tue, Oct 15, 2024Sun, Sep 1, 2024

 

2025 Session Dates

Program Start DateApp Deadline ALL Students
Mon, Jan 13, 2025Sun, Dec 1, 2024
Mon, Apr 14, 2025Sat, Mar 1, 2025
Mon, Jul 14, 2025Sun, Jun 1, 2025
Tue, Oct 14, 2025Mon, Sep 1, 2025

 

2026 Session Dates

Program Start DateApp Deadline ALL Students
Mon, Jan 12, 2026Mon, Dec 1, 2025
Mon, Apr 13, 2026Sun, Mar 1, 2026
Mon, Jul 13, 2026Mon, Jun 1, 2026
Tue, Oct 13, 2026Tue, Sep 1, 2026

How to Apply

Students applying from the US, please prepare the following requirements:

  • State ID or Passport
  • Headshot
  • Resume entailing dance training and experience
  • A Video Essay stating dance goals and intentions of joining the Independent Training Program
  • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable)
  • Once you have prepared these documents, please commence your application with our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

International Students, please prepare the following requirements:

  • Valid Passport
  • Bank Statement
    The US government requires proof that students can financially support themselves during the length of their program - The M1 visa is a non-working student visa. This amount does not need to be paid, but presented with a clear date, title and funds available. This can be presented in any currency, equivalent to USD amount. If the account is not in the applicants name, please provide an accompanying letter of support for the account owner :
    - 3 MONTH program : $6,000 USD bank statement
    - 6 MONTH program : $12,000 USD bank statement
    - 12 MONTH program : $24,000 USD bank statement
  • Headshot
  • Resume entailing dance training and experience
  • A Video Essay stating dance goals and intentions of joining the Independent Training Program
  • Application fee of $250 
    • Tuition refunds are only available if a student is refused an M-1 visa by a US Embassy or Consulat
    • A student requesting a refund must submit their original I-20 and a copy of the letter from the U.S. Embassy/Consulate or other proof stating reason for denial
    • Application fees are non-refundable.
    • Refunds may be subject to an administrative fee
  • Once you have prepared these documents, please commence your application with our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Tuition & Payment

Program DurationProgram Tuition 2024
3 Month Program$3,250 USD
6 Month Program$6,050 USD
12 Month Program$10,750 USD
Choreography Track Duration 
3 Month Program Only$4,275 USD

 


*Tuition discount when paid via bank wire transfer

More Information

We welcome dancers of all levels, including beginners! In order to get the most from our program and our schedule, we recommend dancers should have a minimum of 2 years of studio experience.

Students who are residents of the USA, may accept employment while attending the program. We would recommend only part-time employment, as this program may take 20 or more hours of your week. International students on the M-1 visa are not permitted by law to gain legal employment. Please be sure you are financially able to support yourself while studying at BDC.

No. You must acquire the M1 student visa through Broadway Dance Center. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Yes, you can extend. There is a $25 administrative fee for USA residents, and a $200 administrative fee for international students to extend your program. The program administrator can provide you with further details on extensions.

Unfortunately there are no scholarship opportunities available at this time.

The Independent Training program is open to dancers of all levels, to hone in on their training while maintaining a flexible work-life balance. The Professional Semester is audition-based for advanced dancers looking to launch their professional careers through a rigorous training structure.

 

If you have any additional questions please email Admissions@bwydance.com

Looking for a more rigorous program? See our Professional Semester

Faculty & Staff

Alie Beach

Allie Beach

Director of Educational Programs
David Hoy

David Hoy

Programs Coordinator
Amanda Sharperson

Amanda Sharperson

Programs Coordinator
Makayla Sprague

Makayla Sprague

Programs Admissions
Victoria Antonini

Victoria Antonini

Programs Admissions
Cornelius Carter

Cornelius Carter

Professor-in-Residence

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