It’s not too late to sign up for BDC’s Musical Theater Weekend Intensive (June 23-24). This jam-packed two-day intensive is geared toward aspiring Broadway triple-threats and pre-professional performers. The workshop includes dance classes with industry-leading choreographers such as Josh Bergasse (On the Town, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Smash), Rachelle Rak (Dance Moms, Fosse), Randy Skinner (White Christmas, 42ndStreet), Sarah O’Gleby (Frozen) and Ricky Hinds (Newsies, Come From Away).
Participants will also partake in a professional seminar with a music director, mock audition with a casting director, and Q&A session with lead agent Lucille diCampli. Dancers will leave the intensive with an understanding of how to craft a professional resume, what it’s like to attend a Broadway open call, how to land an agent, and the styles and choreography of current Broadway shows.
The Intensive will offer a unique opportunity to train and network with working choreographers, dancers, casting directors and agents. “The mock audition is especially useful, as it allows dancers to go through the paces of an audition without pressure,” says April Cook, director of public relations for BDC. “They’ll receive real-time feedback from current industry professionals. This year’s song and dance class from Smokey Joe’s Cafe will be led by Joshua Bergasse, who recently choreographed and directed the show, which begins an off-broadway run July 6.”
All of the Musical Theater Weekend Intensive classes are closed to the general public (i.e. drop-in dancers of BDC), meaning you’ll get personal, individualized attention and feedback in each and every seminar of the weekend.
Register online at www.broadwaydancecenter.com/workshop/musical-theater-weekend-intensive.
For additional information or questions, please email BDCWorkshops@bwydance.com or call the registration office at 212-582-9304 x 34.
By Mary Callahan of Dance Informa.