Karen Prunzik’s Broadway Dance Studio & Performing Arts is one of the most unique studio’s in the country and certainly the most unique in the city of Pittsburgh. We offer Musical Theater and Vocal training with Broadway Veterans and professional dance technique training with some of the Industries most experienced teachers. Our goal at Broadway Dance Studio & Performing Arts is simply to enrich our students lives as we pass on the love and passion for the arts we have all had the priveledge to enjoy in our lives.
Whether our students desire to be on Broadway one day or just want to sing and dance for the sheer joy of it, we are proud to offer the same training to each student.
Here at Broadway Dance Studio and Performing Arts we offer great technique training in a positive and encouraging environment.
"Bye Bye Birdie" Medley - Spring Production 2014 - Broadway & Beyond
Summer 2014 Events!
As the owner of BDS, one of the joys of nurturing our aspiring students aside from the training they receive by our faculty, is offering them the opportunity to travel outside of Pennsylvania to perform with professionals in the business.
This summer, I was contacted by the author and owner of “42nd Street” Mark Bramble, who was producing a Horizons benefit in Chestertown, Maryland asking me if I was interested in doing a tap solo for his show, Showstoppers. I suggested two of my students instead and sent him a video of 13 year olds Briana Patterson and Shane Treloar recreating the original choreography of Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire’s amazing tap dance to “Begin the Beguine.” He immediately responded “Absolutely!” When he heard that Shane also sang, he put him as the lead in the opening number, “Revolting Children” from “Matilda”.
It was an amazing experience for our students working with Mark and Broadway musical director Paul Masse. And for me, I couldn’t have been more proud of my students. They knew their cues, their lyrics, how to work their microphones (as both of them had to sing the closing number) and word from Mark just recently is.....”your young tappers are the talk of the town!” Again making me proud and putting Broadway Dance Studio on the map!!!
The icing on the cake when they were not rehearsing is the fun they had exploring a charming town they have never been before. Truly an experience they will never forget!