The Next Step, Ages 15-18
2015 Dates Coming Soon: New York City
The Next Step trains experienced performers ages 15-18 to improve their unique style and presentation skills through solo and small group acting, singing, and dancing classes, all under the guidance of a mentoring coach. Participants have the opportunity to learn from Broadway Professionals during master classes and individualized coaching sessions. The Next Step finale allows each participant to perform a solo piece as well as in ensemble numbers.
The package includes:
- 5 days (40 hours) of intensive triple threat instruction across various singing, acting and dancing disciplines by trained Broadway professionals
- Master classes with Broadway artists
- Q&A sessions with industry professionals
- A ticket to a Broadway show
- Official Camp Broadway t-shirts
- Official Cast of Characters headshot
- Healthy lunches, snacks and water
- Complimentary admission to the Family Finale
The program culminates in a special Family Finale musical presentation. Previous experience is required for all program participants. The Next Step is currently only offered in New York City.
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 training do I need to enroll in The Next Step?
The Next Step is for performers age 15 to 18 with some experience singing, dancing and acting and who are ready to go to the next level in their training.
What are the hours of The Next Step?
The Next Step is a five–day program which occurs from Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. On Wednesday the performers attend an evening performance of a Broadway show, chaperoned by Camp Broadway Staff Members. On Friday the Family Finale will conclude at 4:00 PM. Please make travel plans accordingly.
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 families’ 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 are college age performers or recent graduates working towards a professional performing career. Our administrative staff, including on-site Company Managers, all have 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 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. Alternately, 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?
No. Camp Broadway is not a traditional sleep away camp and 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 that may be available 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 my child wear at Camp Broadway?
Your child will be given two Camp Broadway t-shirts; each camper must wear a Camp Broadway t-shirt every day. Additional shirts may be purchased on-site at registration or in advance on your programs Callboard. Comfortable non-constricting clothes and soft-soled sneakers or dance shoes should be worn for class. No jeans, flip-flops, sandals or platform shoes are allowed.
Does my child need dance shoes?
Yes, dance shoes are required. Character and/or jazz shoes are suggested.
Does my child need a costume?
Yes. Participants will be asked to bring simple costume pieces to wear in the Family Finale. These are items you will likely have in your closet at home. You will receive an e-mail approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program with costume suggestions for your camper. This information will also be available 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.