As I walk through the winding halls of Broadway Dance Center, whether its 9am or 9pm, my ears are filled with the the most beautiful languages from around the globe – Australian accents, Japanese hip hop rehearsals, and Swedish jokes that I wish I could understand. The International Student Visa Program (ISVP) invites dancers from all over the world to experience unparalleled training at Broadway Dance Center. ISVP students choose a program of 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year of intensive study at BDC – a schedule of 12 classes per week, closed master classes, immersion events, and performance opportunities.
Interested in becoming and ISVP? Learn more about this incredible program, and take a look at “A Day in the Life” of some of our current ISVP students!
Hip Hop – Sweden
9:30am – Hop on the subway to Broadway Dance Center.
10:30am – Voguing class with Benny Ninja!
12:00pm – Eat lunch and chill with my ISVP friends.
3:00pm – Ballet with Peter Schabel, such a great teacher.
4:30pm – World jazz with Cecilia Marta. This class is life-changing!
6:00pm – Take some time to stretch out my sore muscles.
8:30pm – Voguing rehearsal to the Performance Project.
11:00pm – Head to Brooklyn Bowl with some friends to dance our hearts out some more!
Ballet – Italy
6:45am – Wake up and eat some cereal for breakfast.
7:45am – Take the Q train from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
8:30am – Hope off at 42nd Street and grab a coffee as I head to BDC.
9:00am – Theater master class with Ricky Hinds.
10:30am – Ballet with Dorit Koppel.
12:00pm – Ballet with Dorit again!
1:45pm – Yoga with Amber Paul. Om.
3:00pm – Take a shower.
3:15pm – Take the subway home to eat and relax.
7:00pm – Head to Columbia University for a workshop with Donna McKechnie (the original Cassie from “A Chorus Line”)
11:00pm – Back home after a long day!
Maria Del Rosario Aviles
Contemporary – Bolivia
8:30am – Wake up, make breakfast, and prepare lunch and snacks for the day.
2:00pm – Time to have a late lunch.
3:00pm – Hip hop class with Jared Jenkins.
4:30pm – World jazz with Cecilia Marta, one of my favorite teachers and human beings!
6:00pm – Eat some snacks and take a quick nap on the BDC bleachers.
7:30pm – Wacking with Princess Lockerooo.
9:00pm – Contemporary with Dana Foglia, another of my favorite teachers and choreographers!
10:30pm – Head home, shower, make a yummy milkshake (banana, strawberry, honey, ice cream, and milk!), spend time with my roommates.
1:00am – Finally go to asleep!
Hip Hop – Canada
7:00am – Wake up, prepare lunch, and pack bag for the day.
8:00am – Rehearsal for the Performance Project.
11:00am – Contemporary with Tracie Stanfield.
12:30 – Cool down and stretch on my own.
1:00pm – Grab lunch and return to BDC to eat and rest.
4::30pm – Hip hop with Luam.
6:00pm – Rehearsal with Autumn Dones for the Student Showcase.
7:30pm – Contemporary with Autumn Dones, too!
9:00pm – Hip hop with Brian and Scott Nicholson.
10:30pm – Leave BDC and walk home.
11:00pm – Shower, eat, check e-mail and Facebook, watch TV, and then go to bed.
Jazz – Mexico
7:15am – Take a shower and get pretty for class.
8:20am – Walk to BDC!
9:00am – Lindy Hop Master Class.
11:00am – My favorite class with Tracie Stanfield! We danced to “Shelter” from “The XX.”
12:30pm – Head home for a nap. Zzzzz
2:30pm – Grab lunch at Whole Foods (Union Square) with my fellow ISVP, Andy Caballero. I’ve got a mango juice, some fruit, and a sandwich.
3:30pm – Shop at Forever 21 to find a costume for the April Performance Project.
4:15pm – Walk around Union Square (Barnes and Noble, dog park, etc.).
6:00pm – Take the subway back home to eat dinner and relax.
Jazz – Japan
12:00pm – Stiletto Heels class with Dana Foglia.
2:30pm – Jazz class with my mentor, Michelle Barber.
4:30pm – Pilates with Joy Karley.
6:00pm – Dinner with my ISVP friends from Japan at Izakaya (Japanese restaurant).
7:30pm – Rehearsal for Autumn Dones’ piece for the Student Showcase.
9:00pm – Home for bed!
On Tuesday, I wake up 9:00, eat breakfast and chill out, and go to take Dana’s heels, Michelle’s Jazz, Joy’s Pilates, rehasal of Autumn’s piece and sometimes go for dinner with JP friends afterwards