Broadway Kids & Company, School of Performing Arts was founded in 2000 by owner and Artistic Director Kristin Burrows. The school was started with the goal of passing on the love of musical theatre and dance by creating a positive nurturing environment where young people could explore the arts and build self-confidence, learn to work hard toward something, and have a safe place to grow as individuals as well as work together.
Our school offers a full year round performing arts curriculum with all levels of classes for ages 18 mos through adult. Classes/workshops are offered in JAZZ , MUSICAL THEATRE, TAP, BALLET, LYRICAL, CONTEMPORARY, HIP HOP, ACRO, ACTING & VOICE. PRIVATE & GROUPS CLASSES
RECREATIONAL – COMPETITIVE – PRE-PROFESSIONAL
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In order to accomplish this mission BKCSPA:
- Provides intense, quality learning and performing opportunities in the production and performing arts.
- Provides an atmosphere where young people are encouraged to set goals, take risks and view mistakes as an avenue for learning.
- Surrounds students with a staff of professional artists who serve as mentors and teachers, encouraging our students to commit to a high level of self-expectation.
- Creates awareness that the arts are a constructive vehicle of personal expression.
- Demonstrates to the public the high level of performing and production arts skills that the students are capable of achieving when given proper training.
The BKC Difference:
- A positive learning environment
- A home away from home
- 3000 square ft studio space featuring 2 fully equipped dance studios, a
voice room, waiting/homework areas with free WIFI access
- Educated, experienced faculty
- Convenient morning, afternoon and evening classes in musical theatre,
dance, acting, voice and audition techniques for all ages and abilities
- Full scale productions with professional venue, orchestra, lighting, costumes,
sets & showcase productions
- Summer sessions culminating in performance
- Focused classes where students are considered “young artists”
- Regional and National Competition opportunites
- College Coaching
- Private lessons, master classes and trips to New York
We offer EXCITING Performance opportunities!
Our students are invited to audition and play a part in our musicals. We offer several full scale musical opportunities throughout the year. A winter event typically takes place, however, the main stage show is the Spring performance, which take place at a professional venue which have included the Garde Arts Center, Ivoryton Playhouse, and The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Past musicals include Annie, The Music Man Bye Bye Birdie , Oklahoma , 42nd Street , Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast , Grease , Thoroughly Modern Millie , Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, The Little Mermaid, SHREK the Musical, Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins & Alice in Wonderland.
We offer a Broadway style showcase at the end of the year for all classes.
Dance / Theatre Team
We have a Dance and Production Team by invitation and audition. Team members attend master classes, conventions and competitions throughout the year. They will also perform for various charitable events and nursing homes.
Summer Camps/ Workshops
We offer extensive summer programs for ages 2-adult.
We invite you to become part of the bkc family!
BKC alumni have been accepted into performing arts colleges to continue their training, including:
- Tisch School of the Arts- NYU
- The Boston Conservatory
- University Of CT
- The Hartt School
- Pace University
- Marist College
- National Theatre Institute
- Western Connecticut
BKC Alumni are performing and or working in professional theatre and television including Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Disney, Rachel Ray Productions