Camp Broadway Dance, Ages 14 – 18
February 15 – 17, 2014: New York City
“When characters can’t talk anymore, they sing and when they can’t sing anymore, they dance.”
─ Sue Delano, Camp Broadway Dance Director
Veteran Broadway performer and choreographer Sue Delano (My Fair Lady, Cabaret), and her team of guest artists, teach teen dancers how to apply classic dance technique to a real Broadway rehearsal room, immersing participants in the dance style of specific Broadway show or choreographer. Dancers develop their character through small group coaching, and master classes that include all the skills needed to make it on the Great White Way: vocal rehearsals; and ballet with a musical theater point of view, led by the renown Cindy Thole (Agnes DeMille’s Oklahama!).
For the upcoming February session, Delano will use dance styles reminiscent of Motown days, such as those featured in Dreamgirls, to demonstrate how to communicate through movement. Dance participants will also attend Motown the Musical, and will be given the opportunity of an exclusive post-show Q & A.
This authentic Broadway experience culminates in a studio presentation of the signature show to family members. Join us in New York City and ENROLL NOW!
Best of all, our philosophy of open enrollment (no audition, no singing/acting experience required) ensures that dancers will thrive in our safe setting. Note that participants should have several years of dance training in any one of the following: ballet (highly recommended), tap or jazz.
The package includes:
- 3 eight-hour days of training in the style of an influential Broadway choreographer or musical.
- A chaperoned excursion to the featured Broadway show, with a post-performance discussion with cast and crew.*
- Master classes and workshops with Sue Delano, Cindy Thole and a team of veteran Broadway guest artists.
- Immersion in the historical context of dance on Broadway.
- Official Cast of Characters Headshot.
- Official Camp Broadway t-shirts and merchandise.
- Exclusive shopping experience at Capezio Shoes and Dancewear.
- Healthy lunches snacks and water throughout the day.
*Due to the live nature of Broadway, shows and guests may be substituted for an equivalent when necessary.
I’ve never been to a Camp Broadway program before– is that OK?
Yes. Camp Broadway programs are regularly attended by both returning participants and newcomers. While we have many returning campers, there is no pre-requisite for attending a program with us for the first time.
How much dance training do I need to enroll in Camp Broadway Dance?
Camp Broadway Dance is for teen performers that have had consistent dance training. While specific experience may vary, it is best suited for dancers who would feel confident entering into a dance class with a new instructor and feel comfortable with a common dance vocabulary. Dancers may have experience in ballet training (highly recommended), tap, jazz and/or modern training. No singing or acting training or experience is required.
What are the hours of Camp Broadway Dance?
Camp Broadway Dance is a three day program which occurs from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. On the first day, dancers will attend an evening Broadway show. On the final day of Camp Broadway Dance an informal showing for family and friends. will take place in the studio beginning at 4:30 PM and concluding at 5:15 PM.
When will I receive a detailed schedule?
Details of the schedule will be provided via email no later two weeks prior to the start of the program.
Where can I find program information and updates prior to receiving the final schedule details?
Each Camp Broadway program has a dedicated page on our website featuring program details and other important information. A link to this page titled ‘The Callboard’ functions to update you on details specific to your family’s time with Camp Broadway and will be provided to you in your confirmation email. Details about travel deals and program locations, to lunch menus and costumes will be updated there for you
What are the Camp Broadway Staff Qualifications?
Camp Broadway staff members go through a rigorous interview and training process. Directors and lead creatives (choreographers and musical directors) must have Broadway and/or National Tour credits. Featured Players must have professional credits and Assistant Stage Managers (ASMs) are college age performers or recent graduates working towards a professional performing career. Our administrative staff, including on-site Company Managers, all has credentials in professional theatre as well. All staff submit to a background check and are CPR/First Aid certified.
What is your cancellation policy?
If a session is cancelled by Camp Broadway, the full fee will be refunded. Campers may withdraw from the program up to 1 month in advance and will be given a full refund, minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellations made later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the program will not be entitled to a refund. Any payments made (deposit or full payments) after this time will not be refunded.
Is daily, full attendance mandatory?
Yes. All of our Camp Broadway programming is cumulative, and consistent attendance ensures the best experience for all of our participants.
Where does Camp Broadway take place?
Camp Broadway programs are always held in authentic Broadway rehearsal studios that are also used by professional productions. Some of the studios where we commonly host our programs include Pearl Studios on the 12th floor of 500 8th Avenue and the 12th floor of 519 8th Avenue, as well as Ripley-Grier Studios located at 520 8th Avenue. Please note the Camp Broadway administrative offices are not housed in any of these locations.
Can the participants leave the premises on his or her own, or must a parent or guardian be present?
If the camper is 13 years of age or older, a parent or guardian may authorize a camper to leave the premises alone with our “self-sign-out” option. This means that a camper will be able to leave the premises unaccompanied by a parent, guardian or Camp Broadway Staff Member. Self-sign-out authorization must be given in writing to Camp Broadway either upon registration or with our designated form on-site. Alternatively, on the enrollment form there is an option to add additional authorized guardians to pick up a participant in the afternoon. All guardians must be at least 18 years of age.
Do you provide housing?
Camp Broadway does not provide housing for any of our programming; however, we do have partnerships with area hotels. Check your program’s Callboard for any special offers we may be offering during your program.
Does my child need to bring lunch?
No. Lunch, healthy snacks and plenty of water will be provided. All Camp Broadway programs are nut free. Additionally, any medical or dietary needs will be accommodated. You will have an opportunity to indicate this on the enrollment form.
What should I wear at Camp Broadway Dance?
Dancers should come to Camp Broadway Dance attired as they would for a ballet class; tights, leotards, warm up accessories such as legwarmers or warm up sweaters/jackets are all appropriate. No street clothing or bare legs, please. Clothing should be comfortable and easy to move in, but not too loose-fitting. Dancers should bring ballet slippers, character shoes with a heel and/or jazz shoes. No street shoes may be worn. Other items, such as rehearsal skirts, will be noted on the Callboard.
I have a specific question. Who can I talk to?
You can reach Sunny Naughton, Camp Broadway’s Program Manager at 212.575.2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org She will respond within one business day.