Broadway Dreams Frequently Asked Questions

Founded in 2007, Broadway Dreams is a non-profit arts education organization and one of the leading pre-professional musical theater training programs in the world. Broadway Dreams’s uniquely immersive, mentorship-driven training model was designed to create a bridge between the professional Broadway community and the next generation of theatre artists. The Broadway Dreams community of faculty and teaching artists is comprised of working Broadway professionals, bringing not only the most current and relevant techniques in voice, acting, and dance, but insight and guidance into the nuanced realities of pursuing a career in entertainment. To date, hundreds of current and former Dreamers have made their debut on Broadway, national tours, and major film and television projects. Through year-round programming in cities across the United States and internationally, Broadway Dreams seeks not only to administer top quality multidisciplinary skills training with distinguished faculty, but to create lifelong relationships and community among the Broadway artists of tomorrow. 

Our trademark summer program,  The Weeklong Intensive challenges students to push through the limits of their skills and training, culminating in a theatrical showcase performance written and choreographed by our faculty of elite Broadway professionals. During a week of classes taught by working actors, directors and choreographers, students prepare for the showcase by participating in strenuous rehearsals and masterclasses with featured Broadway talents. At the showcase, students perform with their instructors in front of an audience of friends, family and invited industry professionals.

Our intensive program introduces students to professional entertainment standards, beginning with vocal auditions and a company-wide dance call that allows our faculty to cast students in a mix of Broadway and popular musical numbers. Through the week, and in addition to extensive work on their technical singing, dancing and acting skills, students also participate in leadership and team building exercises that help prepare them for a life in the performing arts. Broadway Dreams fosters relationships with faculty members and other aspiring performers that last long beyond the weeklong program. 

Our Weeklong Intensives are offered in major cities throughout the world. New students must submit an audition prior to registration—please see the registration page for further details. Tuition varies by location. At the end of each summer, select group of students may be asked to participate in our New York Showcase, a special performance for theatrical agents, casting directors, producers and other industry professionals. 

Nashville – May 30-June 3; Belmont University.

Atlanta – June 4-10; Location TBA.

Modesto – June 25-27, November 3–5; The Gallo Center for the Arts.

Salem, OR – July 3-9; Enlightened Theatrics.

Salt Lake City – July 19-24; Salt Lake Performing Arts.

Cleveland – July 16-22; Playhouse Square.

Dallas – July 17-21; The Black Academy of Arts & Letters.

Los Angeles – July 23–28; Ebony Repertory Theatre.

Charlotte – July 29–August 5; Blumenthal Performing Arts and Central Piedmont Community College.

Wilmington, DE – July 30–August 7; Delaware Theatre Company.

Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 6–12; Florida Children's Theatre.

New York – August 19–24; RWS Studios.

Europa Park – August 27–September 2; Rust, Germany.

If you need to voluntarily drop out of a program you have registered for, Broadway Dreams will offer a cash refund of 50% of paid tuition, OR a 100% tuition credit for any Broadway Dreams program through the following year (i.e. if dropping out of a summer 2023 program, tuition credit would be applicable through summer 2024). You also have the option to transfer to any equally priced program with available space at no additional cost.

If a program is voluntarily cancelled by Broadway Dreams for any reason other than an officially declared state or national emergency, or other Act of God/force majeure event, all participants will be offered 100% refunds.

Across America, the COVID-19 crisis appears to be gradually coming to an end, and life is incrementally returning to normal. Broadway Dreams nevertheless understands that certain cautionary measures are necessary to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. 

Broadway Dreams faculty and staff have all been mandated to show proof of full vaccination prior to arrival at any of our programs. Those with medical exemption will be required to show proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the program beginning. 

For students, Broadway Dreams asks that all participants demonstrate either proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test result from inside the week preceding the program. This requirement will be asked of parents only if they plan on being present at the program facilities beyond normal pick-up and drop-off. 

Any student arriving with neither proof of vaccination nor a recent negative test result will be referred to a local rapid test facility where they can obtain a test, and will be admitted to the program after negative status is demonstrated. Any students displaying illness or symptoms such as fever or other COVID symptoms will be asked to stay home.

Additionally, all participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver attesting to their negative COVID status and lack of any known exposure to the virus.

In light of the above requirements, Broadway Dreams will not be requiring mask wearing or enforcing social distancing during our programming unless new recommendations by the CDC or other public health authorities mandate otherwise. Mask wearing is of course permitted for any who wish to do so.

(COVID safety protocols may vary from program to program if local regulations or partner organizations’ policies require. Participants will be emailed directly.)

Additional Questions?

If you have any other questions about the 2021 Broadway Dreams Summer Season, please email or call (347) 927-4233.

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