Who doesn't LOVE to sing and dance?  This class teaches students at a very young age how to sing and do choreography (dance) at the same time. It also is designed to encourage the student to freely express themselves with confidence either when singing a song or portraying a character, which ultimately allows them the courage to perform on the stage in front of an audience.  

For the advanced students, BDS offers the Triple Threat program which consists of singing, dancing, and acting.  

Our Broadway Babies I Intro To Dance class is a one hour class for potty trained 3-4 year olds with 20 minutes of tumbling including the basics for strength and beginning steps of "tricks."  Followed by 20 minutes of Ballet that introduces our little dancers to the basics of ballet as well as the terminology. As they stay in the classroom and change their shoes, they then explore the exciting world of tap dancing for the next 20 minutes. Our BBI's enjoy a little singing in class as well!  All Broadway Babies I students receive a FREE costume for our annual year end Spring Production!

Class Descriptions

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Contemporary*

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Musical Theater )Ages 4+

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Vocal Class (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Unlike a traditional gymnastic conditioning class, the Acro class is strictly to teach the fundamentals of acrobatics.  This could includes basic steps like backbends, forward rolls, cartwheels, one handed cartwheels, leading up to aerials, back hand springs, front hand springs, etc.  This class is a great "counter" training class for all dancers.  It helps strengthen and stretch students while offering resistance to help strengthen .

Tap dancing is one of the most popular and fun forms of disciplines a studio has to offer. Our tap classes at Broadway Dance Studio are very popular simply because we have the curriculum of one of the best tap dancers in the world teaching our students. Karen Prunzik, who starred on Broadway in 42nd Street, has a classical but unique teaching style that has her students learning Broadway and Film choreography at the ages of 11 and 12. She has passed her teaching technique on to her faculty so that if and when she is not available, her technique lives on and our students are trained with the utmost tap technique unlike what you will find anywhere in the country.

Often jazz technique is mixed up with Contemporary.  Contemporary is a completely different technique than jazz. It requires Ballet training to execute contemporary dance which is a form of ballet with a lyrical jazz style. Only students who take ballet and jazz twice a week are eligible to take Contemporary class as it involves a great deal of strength, coordination and technique.

Our vocal class offers the opportunity to learn the basics of singing in an enjoyable, fun atmosphere with your peers. The student will learn breathing techniques, rhythm, harmonies, and most importantly, song interpretation….telling the story of the lyrics you are singing instead of just singing words.  

Why is the Vocal class a better option that Private vocal lessons?  ​Young children typically are not candidates for private voice lessons unless they are gifted with a voice like Judy Garland or Josh Groban. The voice box is not ready for intense vocal exercises that private lessons require until it is fully matured... usually around the age of 14. Should one start private vocals too early, damage to the vocal chords can occur.

There is a lot of confusion today of what defines JAZZ. Is it Hip Hop? Is it Contemporary? Is it Modern? What is it?  At BDS we teach the basic technique of jazz as it was meant to be taught and what will be required of them should they ever have to execute a standard jazz combination at an audition or in a performance. They are taught floor work to strengthen their core, build their stamina and stretch their leg muscles. Across the floor they are exposed to different jazz leaps and turns. And always they are taught a combination the last 15 minutes of the class. It is recommended that a jazz student take ballet but it is not necessary. However, the student who only takes jazz and not ballet will find that they fall behind in the class simply because ballet is the foundation for all dance.

From the BBII's to our advanced Level IV students, the ballet classes are designed specifically to progress the students to each level and ability accordingly.  All of these classes are taught with professional style barre technique in the beginning followed by center and across the floor combinations.  

​It is key for all Ballet students to not only enjoy the class but also learn the proper terminology and technique as ballet is the foundation of all dance styles.

As students progress and develop the strength for Pointe, we offer a Pre-Pointe class to assess the students and prepare them for Pointe class.  

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Jazz (Ages 6+)

Contemporary*

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Musical Theater )Ages 4+

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Contemporary*

Tap (Ages 3+)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Contemporary*

Musical Theater )Ages 4+

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Contemporary*

Contemporary*

Tap (Ages 3+)

Vocal Class (Ages 4+)

Contemporary*

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Contemporary*

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Contemporary*

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Vocal Class (Ages 4+)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Ballet (Ages 

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Musical Theater )Ages 4+

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Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Tap (Ages 3+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Acro (Ages 3+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Contemporary*

Vocal Class (Ages 4+)

Contemporary*

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Ballet (Ages 4+)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Intro to Dance (Ages 3-4, Potty trained)

Tap (Ages 3+)

Tap (Ages 3+)