Beyond Broadway is a program for kindergarteners through 2nd graders held in a traditional school setting as part of the curriculum. The program teaches students the fundamentals of classic Jazz and Broadway movement, incorporating original show music and choreography. Similar to Beyond Ballroom, the program is implemented as part of students’ academic schedules. However, in Beyond Broadway, children dance individually, not in partner teams. Beyond Broadway culminates with an in-school performance for students, faculty, and family.
Schedule of Beyond Broadway
The program runs for four to six weeks, involving two 30-minute classes per week.
- To get the children excited, the first day of any program starts with a “KICK-OFF” workshop in the school gym with the entire grade together. Moving forward, each class will learn a different dance and rehearse separately.
- Children miss very little academic class time in Beyond Broadway. Typically, four hours are missed during the entire program.
- At the conclusion of the program, schools typically schedule two performances during the day for fellow students and teachers, and one evening performance for parents and guests. This, however, can be changed to accommodate a school’s specific needs.