Broadway Dance Center strongly believes in supporting organizations which are actively making a positive contributions in the community. This includes holding BDC Gives Classes periodically, from which proceeds are donated to a select charity, hosting holiday charity drives, and participating in community fundraising events.
BDC partnered with Life Vest Inside to kick off World Kindness Week with their worldwide Dance for Kindness event on November 9 in Times Square. Groups from across the globe joined together to perform a Kindness Freeze Mob/Flash Mob to the same song and dance on the same day.
Flamenco for a Cause!
A portion of proceeds from Arielle Rosales' class were donated towards the Dance-A-Thon on October 18 and dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Maria Walsh, a talented dancer and avid member of the NYC dance community who sadly passed recently after a strong battle with cancer.
ALS Donation Class with Tracie Stanfield
In lieu of dumping a bucket of water on her head, Tracie Stanfield asked students to dance for a cause! All proceeds from this BDC Gives class were donated to ALS Association. www.alsa.org
Leap for Life with Jamie Salmon
After such a successful event last year earning over $1000, BDC Ballet Faculty member, Jamie Salmon is once again celebrating her birthday month in a BIG way. As a two-time ovarian cancer survivor and currently in treatment for NH Lymphoma, this benefit class holds a special place in Jamie's heart.
AIDS WALK New York
This BDC Gives class is for the AIDS Walk in NYC, benefitting CMHC and more than 40 AIDS service organization throughout the tri state area. All proceeds from this class will be donated to this walk and extra donations can be made at the Front Desk on May 6 as well. Regular class rates apply.
Frank Hatchett Scholarship Class
All proceeds from this BDC Gives class will be donated to the Frank Hatchett Scholarship, an annual scholarship for dancers in the Children & Teen Program. Donations can also be made at the Front Desk on April 25. Regular class rates apply.
City Harvest Food Drive
Broadway Dance Center is proud to support the largest food drive in New York City!
City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year, and together we can make a big difference!
NYC Fit Week Class
NYC Fit Week studio partners will host donation-based classes to benefit She's the First, an organization sponsoring girls' education around the world. 100% of the proceeds from NYC Fit Week classes will benefit She's the First, so come sweat for a great cause!
World AIDS Week
In support of World AIDS Week, dance teachers across New York City will donate a portion of classes to Dancers Responding to AIDS. Teachers and dance institutions will donate $1 per student attending class in support of DRA.
Philippines Relief Fund
Stop by the front desk and contribute to the BDC relief fund for the Philippines. All donations will be matched by Broadway Dance Center and 100% of the contributions will go to the Red Cross in efforts to aid in the recovery of the typhoon devastation in central Philippines.
Help Support Daniel Curry
|Broadway Dance Center Street Styles substitute teacher, Daniel Curry was injured mid-August during his performance on Broadway in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Please join us for these DONATION classes - all proceeds will be given to Daniel to aid in his recovery during this time.|
ALMA NYC and BDC Team Up to Support Giving Africa
ALMA NYC and Broadway Dance Center recently teamed up to raise funds for Giving Africa, a charity that builds schools in Africa to help eradicate poverty. Zanza Steinberg is the Artistic Director of ALMA NYC, and works closely with Giving Africa in their efforts to raise educational awareness
To read more about ALMA's travels to Mount Kilimanjaro and their efforts to educate through dance, please visit their website.
Guest Theater Faculty
Giving Africa Photo Gallery
Bonnie and Jim Supporting Australia's Special Olympics
Theater choreographer Jim Cooney and Director of Educational Programming Bonnie Erickson appeared recently on Australia's most popular morning show Sunrise in an extraordinary segment. Jim choreographed a beautiful dance to Imagine for the Special Olympics dancers -- the piece is now being considered as the opener for the Asian games and the dancers are planning a trip to BDC!
Click here to see this amazing video!
DANCE-AID: A Benefit in Support of Vicitims of Hurricane Sandy
Thank you to the BDC Faculty members that gave so generously with their classes... Sheryl Murakami, Kevin Maher, Diana Laurenson, Tracie Stanfield, Jacob Brent, Ashle Dawson, Neil Schwartz, Lainie Munro, Jamie Jackson, Brian Green, Michael Mindlin, Lenore Marks, Ginger, Brice Mousset, Jim Cooney, Matt Lopez, Al Blackstone, Danielle Polanco, Katherine Roarty, Chris Erk, Chio, Q, Cat Cogliandro, Justin Boccitto. Over $5,000 was donated to the Red Cross!
BDC has donated to the following organizations:
|BDC has donated classes to the following Dance Conventions & Competitions:|