BDC holds Dance Teacher Workshop

Get ready for another undeniably inspirational weekend! Broadway Dance Center is gearing up for this year’s annual Dance Teacher Workshop, coming up July 31 to August 2. For the second year in a row, BDC will be holding this amazing weekend in Gibney Dance’s beautiful studios at historic 890 Broadway in NYC, giving participants lots of room to move, learn and network.

Take a look at the packed schedule. There are a multitude of classes open only to workshop attendees that are led by BDC’s esteemed faculty. These aren’t your typical classes; each one is geared specifically toward helping dance educators gain insight into the teaching process as specific to student age, level and style. 

Sheila Barker, jazz faculty at BDC. Photo by Full Out Creative, courtesy of BDCFaculty will offer anecdotes, tips you can take home, notes on why they do what they do, and overall a lot of inspiration for what you can actually apply to your own classes.

Workshop classes fall into several different tracks, including ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz and seminars covering timely topics such as using social media to effectively promote your studio and helping your students find representation. You are encouraged to take any and all classes; you definitely do not have to follow one track. There is a lot of variety, so explore it all!

The teacher lineup for the weekend includes Jessica Epting, Barry Kerollis, Mary Beth Hanson, Dawn Hillen and more for ballet; Germaine Salsberg, April Cook, Barbara Duffy, Ray Hesselink, Sheila Pomroy and more for tap; Ms. Vee, Jordan Washington, Ephrat Asherie, Omari Mizrahi and more for hip hop/street styles; Dana Moore and Elyse Niederee for musical theater; Sheila Barker, Martha Nichols, Tracie Stanfield, Ginger Cox, Nicholas Palmquist and more for jazz/contemporary/lyrical; and Joy Karley, Linda Farrell, Amber Paul and more for Pilates and yoga. For a very exciting grand finale, Mia Michaels will close the workshop.

Also, all regular BDC classes are going on throughout the weekend, so you can jump on over to the main studios to take advantage of two free open classes.

If you’re already coming, BDC’s staff and faculty look forward to meeting you!
For more information on the weekend, visit www.broadwaydancecenter.com/workshop/dance-teacher-workshop.

By Leigh Schanfein of Dance Informa.

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