Professional Semester

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TRAIN. NETWORK. PERFORM. TRANSFORM

BDC’s Professional Semester is ideal for advanced dancers ready to launch their professional careers. This program is open to dancers from the USA and international students.

This 4-month intensive full-time program is designed to give you the skills and connections you need to establish yourself as a working dancer. If you’re coming from a university or high school dance program,  or are pre-professional looking for further momentum to establish connections in the dance industry, BDC will provide you with the practical knowledge and experience needed for a successful career in dance. In addition to your scheduled weekly classes with our Faculty you’ll attend industry seminars,  networking opportunities, private curated classes in a variety of genres, mock auditions that provide real-world experience, and a final industry showcase. This program will give you the confidence to take that next step in your career. Get ready to work!

Session Dates 2024

Program DatesApp Deadline ALL Students
Aug 26-Dec 13, 2024Fri, June 28, 2024

Session Dates 2025

Program  DatesApp Deadline ALL Students
Jan 13-May 2, 2025Fri, Nov 22, 2024
Aug 25-Dec 12, 2025Fri, June 20, 2025

Session Dates 2026

Program Start DateApp Deadline ALL Students
Jan 12-May 1, 2026Fri, Nov 21, 2025
Aug 31-Dec 18, 2026Fri, June 26, 2026

Program Details

Some elements of this full-time intensive program include: 

  • Ages 18+
  • Fall and spring semesters
  • Welcome orientation and placement class
  • Daily closed classes from 11am-2pm (Mon-Fri); 40+ closed classes offered throughout the duration of the program
  • Throughout the program, students will complement their training with additional drop-in classes from our schedule of over 250 classes per week
  • Industry Showcase auditions and rehearsals 
  • Resident Faculty advisor 
  • Weekly seminars addressing various aspects of the industry
  • Private curated classes and mock auditions
  • Networking opportunities with dance agencies, casting agents, and BDC faculty and guests 
  • End-of-program industry showcase at a New York City theater

Looking for more flexibility? Try our Independent Training Program open to ALL students!

How to Apply

ONLINE

Please complete the Application Form: APPLICATION FORM

Prepare and submit audition videos via the application form.
Cobminations can be found here: Professional Semester Audition Combinations

IN-PERSON AUDITION

If you would like to audition in person, we are holding an audition in NYC for Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 Professional Semesters April 7, 2024 as detailed on the Professional Semester Audition Tour page. 

Tuition & Payment


$5750 for a 4-month 2023 Professional Semester*

Once you are accepted into the program, a deposit of $2,875 (half tuition) is due within 30 days of acceptance to secure your spot. The balance is due upon starting the program.

Upon acceptance, you will be sent a link to pay online or you may mail a check.

A student wishing to withdraw from the program early must notify Broadway Dance Center in writing. There are no refunds once you have begun the program, and no refunds will be given for any absences not made up during your period of study. Any approved withdrawals before the start of the program will incur a $150 administration fee.

Application Refund (to be collected on the application form)

  • Applicaion fees are non-refundable for US Students
  • For International Students:
    • Tuition refunds are only available if a student is refused an M-1 visa by a US Embassy or Consulate
    • 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.
    • Refunds may be subject to an administrative fee

*Tuition discount when paid via bank wire transfer

More Information

The Professional Semester requires 10 years or more of training or Advanced Standard as per BDC’s professional leveling. 

No. You must acquire an M1 student visa. BDC is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

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.

We are proud to offer the Stephanie Bissonnette Legacy Scholarship, a FULL Professional Semester scholarship, to one recipient each year. Apply HERE.

 

If you have more questions please email Admissions@bwydance.com

Click Here for Tickets to the Professional Semester Showcase

Faculty & Staff

Alie Beach

Allie Beach

Director of Educational Programs
Victoria Antonini

Victoria Antonini

Programs Admissions
David Hoy

David Hoy

Programs Coordinator
Amanda Sharperson

Amanda Sharperson

Programs Coordinator
Makayla Sprague

Makayla Sprague

Programs Admissions
Cornelius Carter

Cornelius Carter

Professor-in-Residence

BROADWAY DANCE CENTER

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

  • Broadway Dance Center
  •   322 W 45th St • NYC, NY 10036
  •   info@bwydance.com (general info)
  •   212-582-9304 (phone)
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  •   37 W65th St • NYC, NY 10023
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