BDC Gives

BDC Gives

Broadway Dance Center strongly believes in supporting organizations which are actively making a positive contribution in the community.

This includes holding BDC Gives classes from which proceeds are donated to a select charity, hosting holiday charity drives, and participating in community fundraising events.


Past Events

Making Strides

Join Team BDC as we dance for a cure!

Dance for Kindness

A celebration of the common thread that unites us all: kindness! 

BDC Gives Tout

Emily Bufferd leads an all levels contemporary lyrical BDC Gives class. Full proceeds will be donated to the Leave a Legacy Foundation of South Florida.

Mar 19 '18
BDC Gives Tout

Mark Kanemura leads an Int Adv JAZZ FUNK BDC Gives class. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project.

Jun 20 '18
BDC Gives Tout

Alison Solomon leads this Int THEATER BDC Gives class. All proceeds from this class will be donated to First Company Pink.

Oct 23 '18
BDC Gives Tout

Ryan Daniel Beck leads this All Levels BodyART BDC Gives class. All proceeds will be donated to the FDNY.

Nov 17 '18
BDC Gives Tout

BDC Gives Class led by Cat Cogliandro, Hannah Frederick, Emily Bufferd, and KC Castellano. All proceeds go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Cannot make it to class but would still like to support? Please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website to make a donation.

Mar 31 '19
#AIDSyria benefitting Doctors Without Borders

Broadway Dance Center hosted a day of BDC Gives classes to raise funds for the Doctors Without Borders efforts in Syria. For more information on Doctors Without Borders, please visit their website

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.

BDC Gives Benefit Classes for Marinda Davis

Broadway Dance Center hosted two benefit classes in support of choreographer and BDC guest faculty, Marinda Davis, who is battling various health complications including Stage 4 Lupus. Winner of the 2015 Capezio ACE Award for Choreographic Excellence, Marinda has gone through many severe health challenges for most of her life. Only recently has she received a concrete diagnosis of stage 4 Lupus as well as other auto-immune diseases. All proceeds from these classes went towards assisting with Marinda's high medical bills.

R.Evolución Latina's Choreographers Festival

BDC hosted a FREE panel with R.Evolución Latina that included such Broadway notables as Luis Salgado, Christopher Gattelli, Jon Rua, Joey Dowling, Matt Steffens, and Rickey Tripp! This event was a forum to discuss community and the creative process, as well as raise awareness for the organization. Read more about R.Evolución Latina at and learn about their upcoming show, BOUNTIFUL: A Teacher's Journey

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.

Giving Tuesday with Ellenore Scott

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back to non-profits after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The campaign included Ellenore Scott's class and generated donations for Drea's Dream dance and movement therapy programming. All proceeds from class went directly to a Drea's Dream program in the NYC area.

Tap Dance for Tutoring with April Cook!

Proceeds from the tap class were donated to 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. All of the free programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, and in his or her own voice.

Making Strides with KC Castellano!

Portions of KC's class proceeds were donated to the Team BDC's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team for the 2014 fundraising campaign. .

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.

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.


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 & Teens 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
Maxx ReedBroadway 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.

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:
  • Dancers Responding to AIDS
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • i.HUG (International Help Uganda Grow)
  • City Harvest
  • Genzyme Genetics
  • Habitat for Humanity – NYC
  • Looking Glass Theatre
  • Delta Gamma Foundation
  • The Trevor Project
  • Boys and Girls Club of New York
  • Rosie's Broadway Kids
  • The Epiphany School
  • PS 166
  • PS 180
  • LaGuardia High School
  • Afya Foundation
  • The Richard Rodgers School of Arts and Technology
  • Revolucion Latina
  • Foster-Schmidt Dance Academy for Down Syndrome
  • Hope For Heather
  • Maryland Council for Dance
  • American Red Cross
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Good Morning America's Coat Drive
  • Toys for Tots
  • Kick Up Your Heels fundraiser for Lancaster Opera House
  • The Portrait Project
  • Prelude EC: Dance Competition
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • The American Cancer Society
  • Restore NYC
  • Wellness in the Schools
  • Broadway Bares
  • New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training
  • Community of Care
  • Dance Masters of America Michigan Performing Arts Challenge
  • J. Lo's Glow After Dark
  • Junior League
  • Broadway a Tropea
  • Rockette Experience
  • Stamford Center for the Arts
  • Hunter College Elementary School
  • Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts Theatre Department
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • The Madison Avenue Presbyterian Day School
  • Philip Morris-Side by Side Silent Auction
  • The Salvation Army's Toy Shop and Wish Upon A Star Program
  • Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department
  • The Greater Harrisburg Arts Council's Capitol Kickline
  • Student Sponsor Partners
  • Dancewave
  • HeartShare Human Services of New York
  • Shotgun Productions, Inc. A Not-For-Profit Corporation
  • Kids with Heart
  • Groove With Me, Inc. Destination: Groove
  • The Serenity House
  • Andrea Rizzo Foundation
  • ALEGRIA: Hope Through Art
  • Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards
  • Dancers Loves Dogs
  • Broadway in South Africa
  • Camp Felix
  • Dance 212
  • Dance Zone
  • Glenn Douglass Packard
  • Titans of Dance
  • High Voltage Dance Challenge
  • IIs Dansent
  • Jamie J & Company
  • Maryland Council For Dance
  • Musicians on Call
  • Pearl Theater Company
  • Performing Arts Academy
  • PS 234
  • Shy-Ann Dance Productions
  • Stage
  • Studio L
BDC has donated classes to the following Dance Conventions & Competitions:
  • Backstage Performing Arts Competition
  • Broadway Bound International
  • Company Dance
  • Dance Machine
  • Dance Olympus
  • Dance Theatre USA
  • Dance USA
  • DMA #5
  • D'valdo & Sirico
  • Encore
  • Extreme Talent
  • Hollywood Vibe
  • International Dance Challenge
  • Intrigue Dance Intensive
  • Legacy Dance Championships
  • MA Dance
  • Mainstage
  • Monsters of Hip-Hop
  • Planet Dance
  • Pro Dance
  • Rhythm Room
  • Stage One
  • Star Quest
  • Starpower
  • Talent America
  • Tremaine
  • West Coast Dance Explosion
  • World Dance Movement


BDC offers more than 350 drop-in classes a week!
Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.


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