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 29-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.
Cleveland – July 16-21; Playhouse Square.
Dallas – July 17-21; The Black Academy of Arts & Letters.
Los Angeles – July 23–28; Ebony Repertory Theatre.
Charlotte – July 29–August 6; Blumenthal Performing Arts and Central Piedmont Community College.
Wilmington, DE – July 30–August 5; 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.
Broadway Dreams believes that it is never too early or too late to start dreaming. Our programs are therefore open to applicants of all ages. More important is a comfort and willingness to work alongside professionals at a fast pace, a willingness and ability to learn quickly, and a collaborative and joyful approach to the arts. Prior experience in at least one artistic discipline relating to musical theater is recommended.
Registration can be initiated on our Programs Page. Registration can be completed online, but a pre-taped video audition (32-bar song) must be uploaded at the time of registration in order for registration to be considered complete. An email confirming acceptance will be sent within 5-10 days.
Full and partial need-based scholarships for all programs are available, and require a seperate application within our registration portal. Necessary documentation includes resume, demonstration of financial need, personal statements, and letters of recommendation.
Broadway Dreams is always looking for opportunities to expand our reach and find new partners with which to create dynamic and enriching arts programming for the next generation of performing artists. If you represent an arts organization, school, or local government, or if you simply would like to see Broadway Dreams conduct programming near you, please do not hesitate to contact our Creative Education Director Nicholas Rodriguez at email@example.com.
Broadway Dreams is unlike any other intensive musical theater program in the world. Here are just a few of the things that make Broadway Dreams special:
• Bringing Broadway to You: Broadway Dreams brings the best Broadway talent right to your hometown. Our faculty members travel to cities around
the nation and around the world so everyone can have the opportunity to work with and alongside Broadway’s brightest.
• A True Immersive Experience: Broadway Dreams isn’t an audition call—it’s an opportunity to collaborate and perform with working theater professionals.
Our intensives culminate in a week-ending showcase that shows off the amazingly talented students in each city, including performances alongside faculty
members. Our students don’t just learn how to land a role— they learn how to be successful artists.
• Dedicated to Inclusivity and Diversity: Unlike for-profit programs, Broadway Dreams is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is dedicated to bringing
musical theater education to everyone, no matter their background. Over half of our students receive partial or full need-based scholarships to attend our
intensive programs. BDF believes that no financial barrier should stand in the way of your dreams.
• The Most Successful Students of Any Program: Casting directors know that Dreamers are among the best trained, best prepared, most professional young artists
entering the entertainment field, and our students’ success speaks for itself. Hundreds of Dreamers have landed professional acting jobs, and today you can find
former students in many of your favorite Broadway shows.
• A Professional Network Throughout Your Career: It’s difficult to be a performing artist—the work is hard and the odds are long. Our students and faculty
members develop close relationships with each other, creating a network of Dreamers around the world who nurture, support and encourage each other
to push through obstacles and achieve their dreams. Our faculty members mentor and advise students, from choosing the perfect audition song to
preparing their college applications. We celebrate each other’s triumphs, and we’re there for each other when things get rough. Nobody does it alone—
let Broadway Dreams be your forever theater family.
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.)
If you have any other questions about the 2021 Broadway Dreams Summer Season, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (347) 927-4233.
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