SUMMER NYC 2021 – F.A.Q

Will Summer 2021 programs go on as planned?

July 2021 programs will take place online (Vocal Intensive & Junior Excel). August 2021 programs will take place both online and in person (Excel Intensive – Session 1 & 2).

What happens if I register for the in person EXCEL program in NYC but it’s still unsafe to travel or COVID guidelines will not allow students to gather in the studio space?

We can ONLY move forward with in person classes if the state of New York will allow us to gather for class. The safety of our students and faculty is our greatest concern. If the in-person versions of Excel Teen Intensive need to be canceled due to complications regarding the COVID-19, ALL STUDENTS will automatically be transferred into the ONLINE virtual versions of these programs, and refunded the difference in tuition.

Do I need to audition for Broadway Workshop’s Summer programs or is it Open Enrollment?

The only Broadway Workshop Summer program that requires an audition is our Children’s Musical Theater Festival (returning for summer 2022). The Children’s Musical Theater Festival (CMTF) is a performance based program in which students will be playing roles in a musical! ALL of the other Broadway Workshop summer programs (Vocal Intensive, Junior EXCEL, EXCEL Teen Intensive, and Camp NYC) are considered Open Enrollment and do NOT require an audition.

Why doesn’t Broadway Workshop require an audition for most of the summer programs?

We feel our job as an educational institution is to bring out what is special about each student and give them the opportunity to be challenged from an individual performer perspective. Our students range from student actors who are just starting out and students who have been in multiple Broadway shows. We know every student will feel challenged in our summer intensives and camps! Also, by not having live and online auditions for each program, we are able to offer our summer intensives at a lower cost. We know it feels exciting to get accepted into a program but we can assure you that our students are incredible and each student will feel challenged in our programs. We do require that students have a background in performance in either school or professional theater and are ready for taking the next step in their training for our non-audition summer intensives. 

How do I know if my child is ready for a Broadway Workshop Summer program?

Our summer programs are definitely for students with an elevated interested in performing. Students in our intensive programs will be performing in front of their peers and receiving constructive feedback about their performances from major Broadway stars and industry professionals. If your child comes prepared with the requirements for the program and is not afraid of working through their material in front of their peers, we think they will have an exciting and enriching experience at Broadway Workshop.

What kind of students attend Broadway Workshop Summer programs?

At Broadway Workshop we have a wide variety of students from all different levels and from all around the United States. All of our students are coming from different levels in their training and we know everyone has so much to learn from each other. While the majority of students are from all around the tri-state area, there are a good deal of students coming from other states and even other countries! At the end of the week, we know your child will have made some lifelong friendships and industry connections!

Where do the programs take place?

For Summer 2021 programs will take place on ZOOM. Our in person program will take place at RIPLEY GRIER STUDIOS located at 520 8th Ave – 16th Floor.

How does payment work for Broadway Workshop Summer programs?

In order to register a student for one of Broadway Workshop’s Summer Intensives, you must check out by paying half of the tuition with a 50% Deposit. The remaining 50% of the tuition will be charged automatically, roughly one month before the start date of each program, on or around the following dates:

  • Broadway Vocal Intensives: 6/6/21
  • Junior EXCEL Intensives: 6/20/21
  • EXCEL Teen Intensive In Person or Online: 6/27/21

If you are registering for a program after the final payment date, full payment will be required when registering. 

How many students are in each group for an online workshop?

While we might have a large group of students in each intensive, we will break into smaller breakout rooms with a maximum of 8 students.

What is Broadway Workshop’s Cancellation Policy regarding Summer programs?

Check the Policy’s listed and updated on our Policy Page of our website.

Are the age restrictions on Broadway Workshop’s Summer programs flexible?

Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions regarding a student’s age. Over the last 13 years, we have worked hard to tailor our programs and hire the best possible teachers for each specific age group and we hope that you understand why we must have these restrictions in place. We also feel that students work best when they are surrounded by students in their age group. For this reason, we have broken up that age group for every summer intensive. 

What is the difference between the Broadway Vocal Intensive and the EXCEL Teen Intensive?

The major difference between these two program is that in our EXCEL Teen Intensive, students are able to choose a “Major”. In the EXCEL Teen Intensive students choose between being a “Vocal Major” or “Acting Major” which determines whether they will focus primarily on their monologues or their vocal selections in preparation of the Final Showcase on Friday. Students in the Broadway Vocal Intensive work primarily on a vocal selection in preparation of their Final Showcase. Both the Vocal Intensive and the EXCEL Teen Intensive programs allow students the opportunity to develop their vocal, acting, and dance skills in a variety of classes throughout the week.

What is the difference between Session 1 and Session 2 of the EXCEL Teen Intensive?

There are only a couple of minor differences between the two sessions.

  • Difference #1: Session 2 will be the larger of the two Sessions with five (5) total groups (2 Acting Majors, 3 Vocal Majors), while Session 1 is the smaller of the two Sessions with three (3) total groups (1 Acting Majors, 2 Vocal Majors). Each group ranges from 14 to 16 students total.
  • Difference #2: In the afternoon, all EXCEL Teen Intensive students will focus on developing their dance skills. Students in Session 2 will supplement half of their afternoon dance workshops with rehearsal for an Opening or Closing Number for Friday’s Final Showcase. Students in Session 1 will not have an Opening and Closing Number for their showcase and will spend their afternoons in dance workshops and special workshop experiences.
  • Difference #3: Because Session 1 caps out with a smaller number of students, we are able to offer additional guest star workshops during the intensives.

Are lunches provided at Broadway Workshop or are we required to bring our own lunch when we are doing an in person program?

Broadway Workshop does not offer lunch during our programs. We ask that each student come with a lunch packed and ready to go each day! If parents would prefer to drop off a lunch for their child, someone will always be available in our Main/Check-In Room. We will have a variety of snacks on hand throughout the day for students between classes, but suggest making sure they have a water bottle each day.

How does Broadway Workshop handle food allergies?

Broadway Workshop is peanut/tree nut free zone! We ask that all students taking part in our programs do not bring snacks or lunch with peanuts or tree nuts in them (this includes peanut butter). Any snacks provided by Broadway Workshop will be completely peanut and tree nut free! If you have another food related allergy, please let us know any and all details promptly. Students with an Epinephrine pen can choose between carrying their pen throughout the day or keeping it with a Broadway Workshop staff member in the event of an emergency.

How does Check-In and Check-Out work at Broadway Workshop Summer programs?

All students must check in and check out with our designated Broadway Workshop staff members. Students are under our supervision for the entirety of the day from Check-In to Check-Out. Parents are not required to be present during Check-In, however, in order for students to check out at the end of the day, a parent or guardian MUST be present. If you wish to allow your child to leave without a parent or guardian you must fill out a Check-Out Release Form. These forms are made available prior to the start of each program.

How many students are in each Broadway Workshop Summer program?

The total number of students differs from program to program, but ranges from 45-76 total. Regardless of how many students are in each program, we assure their are only 14-16 students per Master Class. While they may be with larger numbers of students for dance classes and specialized workshops, when students are working on their material for the final showcase, they will be with the same 14-16 students and Broadway level guest teacher each day.

Does my child get to see a Broadway show during the week?

No.

Are there are any discounts available for Broadway Workshop Summer programs?

We do offer a Sibling Discount of $50 for each sibling registered for the same program. This discount is automatically applied when you register two or more students in the same order.

Does Broadway Workshop provide housing or hotel accommodations for students during their Summer programs?

For summer 2021 we will not be offering hotel accommodations.

What is the Final Showcase and do we need tickets?

info for the in person final showcase will be announced soon.

What do students need to have prepared before attending a Broadway Workshop Summer program?

Each Summer program requires something a little different in preparation for the week! Camp NYC is the only program where students do not need to prepare anything. Below is the breakdown for each program:

  • Broadway Vocal Intensive: 2 Musical Theatre song/Pop/Rock selections in the correct key cut down to 16/32 bars, multiple headshots and resumes for our industry guests, 1 monologue from a published play
  • Junior EXCEL Intensive: 2 Musical Theatre song selections in the correct key, 1 monologue (from a monologue book or a play), multiple headshots and resumes for our industry guests
  • EXCEL Teen Intensive: VOCAL MAJORS should have 2 musical theatre song selections and 1 contemporary monologue prepared for the EXCEL program, ACTING MAJORS should have 2 contemporary monologues and one musical theatre song prepared for the EXCEL program, ALL STUDENTS should have multiple headshots and resumes for our industry guests

When do Broadway Workshop Summer programs tend to sell out?

While there really is no way to determine when exactly our programs will sell out, most of programs will reach capacity about one month before they start. While we do suggest registering for our programs sooner rather than later, please keep in mind the 50% deposit needed to register is non-refundable and that you should have solidified travel plans and accommodations for your week.

If a Broadway Workshop Summer program is sold out and I am on the Wait list how and when will I know if a space opens up?

In the event that a space opens up in a sold out program, we will then contact the Wait list. As the program start date draws nearer, we understand most people on the Wait list will have had a change in plans or will not have enough to make travel plans. If and when contacted about an open spot, please be upfront about whether or not you are able to attend. We are not able to predict when and/or if a space will open up at any given time leading up to the program.

Are Broadway Workshop’s summer intensives for local New York area students only? 

No! Broadway Workshop students who are part of our summer camps and intensives come from all over the United States. We even have students who attend each year from other countries including Italy, England, China and Japan. 

If you have additional questions please contact our office at Info@broadwayworkshop.com or 212-262-2636