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We had an amazing time with Colby on Saturday! This being our first time to do something like this, I wasn't sure what to expect, but our students learned so much and Colby was a fabulous teacher. He also gave the students advice about being strong, smart, and sophisticated dancers and that they should be focusing on being diversified and challenging themselves. We really had such a great experience! So huge thanks to you and to Colby for inspiring the next generation of performers!

Tina Cook
Turning Pointe Dance
Colorado Springs, CO
Teacher(s): Colby Lindeman — An American in Paris

Mackenzie Perpich was the perfect teacher for our young dancers. She taught the dances clearly and at a good pace so no little dancers got frustrated. She had great energy and made the class fun for all our students.

Isabelle Cook
Inland Northwest Dance Association
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Mackenzie Perpich — Annie

WOW!! WE had an awesome time with both Shane and McKenna from Phantom of the Opera! It was so refreshing to have two teachers that were so focused on ballet - yet kept the class entertaining and FUN! So blessed to be able to bring in such talent to our studio. Thank you!

Denise Hawkins
Denise's Dance Academy
Kansas City, MO
Teacher(s): Shane Ohmer & McKenna — Phantom of the Opera

Awesome class with Ms. Sava from MATILDA! The dancers had a fantastic time learning about the show and had even more fun talking to her at the end. She didn't just give a class, she taught a class and made the kids feel special.Thank you so much for this opportunity. Where other programs make you go to them, we are lucky enough to get top notch entertainers in our area who come to the studio and give of themselves to really educate these future performers about their experiences on and off the stage!

Lori Margolis
Dance Works
Costa Mesa, CA
Teacher(s): Kim Sava — Matilda

As always, we had an amazing workshop through Broadway Connection. Ms. Selena was fun, informative, and so great to get to know. The kids loved her and the work she presented. Always a great time for us!

Lori Wiell
Creative Dance & Music Studio
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Teacher(s): Selena Moshell — The Lion King

Our Broadway Connection Workshop with Sam was absolutely astonishing. All students had a blast. Dance, technique and even Sam's personality were up to the top. This 2 hour class felt like 5 min. Thank you for making this class happen!

Martina Oslejskova
Broadway Academy Westmount
Montreal, QC
Teacher(s): Sam Rohloff — Kinky Boots

Awesome class with Broadway Connection! My dancers LOVED learning some choreo from the Beauty and the Beast show - and the parents continue to appreciate that opportunities that this offers to our dancers. We LOVE it!

Denise Hawkins
Denise's Dance Academy
Kansas City, MO
Teacher(s): Haley Palmer — Beauty and the Beast

Working with Melissa and all the Broadway Connection teachers is always a joy! My students always have a great time and really enjoy seeing the choreography they have learned performed on the stage by their teachers. I highly recommend BC for a fun, professional, and educational experience.

Michelle Knell
Stage Door Dance Arts
Little Rock, AR
Teacher(s): Katie Lombardo — Elf The Musical

Great class! The students and teachers had an outstanding time. Noah was so nice and made sure everyone had the steps. The students left energized. For several of the students this was their very 1st Broadway Connection Master Class and they left the class happy and wanting to take more classes in the future.

Isabelle Cook
INDA
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Noah J. Ricketts — Beautiful

Thanks so much for arranging our Broadway Connection class with BC Teacher, Fred Odgaard (FINDING NEVERLAND) today in NYC! Loved that he was so specific with the girls about movements. What a great class! So awesome for the kids to see the emphasis on movement as opposed to tricks!! Yeah!! Thank you again for these great opportunities for our young people.

Jocelyn Braudt
River Valley Dance Academy
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher(s): Fred Odgaard — Finding Neverland

Thank you so much Jennifer and Melissa for yet another amazing Broadway Connection class for our dancers. Many of our kids on this trip are beginners to team level, while a few traveling with us are advanced. Travis was so incredible making it work for everyone. The students had so much fun, he was so kind, talented, and a great teacher, making everyone feel comfortable in the class. Very personable, and answered lots of questions at the Q and A.

Thanks again for all the great opportunities for our dancers over the years! Looking forward to Saturday's Broadway Connection class as well!

Jocelyn Braudt
River Valley Dance Academy
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher(s): Travis Waldschmidt — Matilda

Hannah and David were amazing! They were energetic, excited and so positive! The dancers were so happy to be learning BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and about life on the road. Hannah and David were also so gracious to meet our students at the stage door for photos and to introduce them to their cast mates. After the workshop we had 2 new students join our musical theater program!  Another wonderful Broadway Connection workshop. Thanks for providing us with the opportunity to have Broadway visit our home studio in the middle of Tennessee!

Laura Carroll
Ann Carroll School of Dance
Nashville, TN
Teacher(s): Hannah Jewel Kohn & David Grindrod — Beauty and the Beast

Jillian was great! She was very upbeat as she taught the class. Choreography was fun! She was compassionate and caring. Thank you for a GREAT season with Broadway Connection!

Sandy McCann
McCann's School of Dance
Hershey, PA
Teacher(s): Jillian Van Niel — Ragtime

Christina and Danny were awesome! They shared their energy and talent so graciously with our students. They were so positive about the business and left out students with encouraging words about staying with what you love no matter what. Thank you, Broadway Connection for another amazing in studio experience.

Laura Carroll
Ann Carroll School of Dance
Nashville, TN
Teacher(s): Christina Eskridge & Danny Lopez — Mamma Mia

Our Broadway Connection class was wonderful! My students loved working with Jillian and were so inspired by her enthusiastic approach to teaching. They can not stop talking about the class, and how they hope to do it again when another show comes through our area.

Thank you so much for your help in facilitating a great class!

Caroline Jarrett
Trinity High School
Hershey, PA
Teacher(s): Jillian Van Niel — Ragtime

KMC Dance LOVES Stephanie! Her spirit was nurturing and inspiring! Our older dancers walked away with valuable lessons, great tips, motivation, & FUN MEMORIES!

Tabitha Andrews-Colmary
KMC Dance - Jennersville
Wilmington, DE
Teacher(s): Stephanie Brooks — 42nd Street

Our students loved the class with Sarah Fagan, Broadway Connection's teaching artist from the show, 42nd Street! Her warm smile, knowledge, and amazing technique were shared with our students. Sarah was an inspiration to our students and our kids loved the class!

We would like to thank Broadway Connection for arranging another great class for our students. Your teaching artists are amazing and we are looking forward to having our students connect to your teaching artists in the future. Thank you!

Meredith Schmidt
All That Dance Studio
Wilmington, DE
Teacher(s): Sarah Fagan — 42nd Street

Nathan was extremely friendly and professional.  I was very impressed with how he included them in his discussions; he asked them questions, he asked for their opinions in the combos and how they made them feel, he gave many individual critiques and compliments when they corrected his critiques. His background and training is very impressive and I know the girls were full of respect for him when we left class that day. I know one of our older students who is debating on her future in dance left feeling quite inspired. I also loved that he discussed the history and style of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS's choreographer! 

Erin Alferez
Dance Soul
Edmonton, AB
Teacher(s): Nathan Madden — An American in Paris

Ben was fantastic. He made the class fun, technical and informative. Our students had a blast. He gave every student corrections and he was able to challenge the strongest dancer and not lose site of the youngest. Our dedicated students even impressed him as two of them had arm casts on and they didn't miss a beat. I highly recommend him for any studio to experience a consummate professional sharing his craft.

Scott Conway
San Antonio School for the Performing Arts
San Antonio, TX
Teacher(s): Ben Lanham — Cinderella

Alana and Michael from DIRTY DANCING were an absolute delight! All the dancers from ages 7-21 loved them! Classes were fantastic and right on target for style and level of our dancers.

Glenda Langford
Glenda's Dance Center
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Alana Randall & Michael Pugliese — Dirty Dancing

We had a wonderful Broadway Connection Master Class from Stephane Brooks at Canyon Del Oro High school. Stephanie really connected with the students through her teaching style and the choreography. As an instructor I really appreciated her sensitivity to what the students needed and how she worked with them to draw out their best practices.
It was an added bonus that Stephanie was a graduate from the University of Arizona here in Tucson. The Q/A time was very valuable as Stephanie could speak about the wonderfully varied experiences she has had both performance and educationally.

We really appreciate every one of the master class teachers we have had from Broadway Connection. Each masterclass was well organized and fun for my students.  The opportunity to sit down afterwards and talk "shop" with the teacher and ask those important questions from those in the business is SO important!!!
Thank you for making these opportunities available.  

Casonti McClure-Grossman
Canyon del Oro High School
Tucson, AZ
Teacher(s): Stephanie Brooks — 42nd Street

Laura was wonderful! The kids loved the class and thoroughly enjoyed the choreography. Laura had a ton of energy and made sure that she utilized every minute of the class. She was very thorough in her instruction and encouraging to those that needed the encouragement. And she was great during the question and answer portion of the class with a ton of important information for our kids.

Tish Willis
The Studio of the Sooner Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
Teacher(s): Laura Irion — Cinderella

Our dancers had a lot of fun with these Broadway Connection classes! The fun and sassy dances were great, they learned so much and had a great time!  Leeds and Aisling were great with all the students and really made sure the dancers got the most out of their experience!

Melanie Pede
Robin's Dance Studio
Houston, TX
Teacher(s): Aisling Halpin & Leeds Hill — Cabaret

Your teachers are kind, informative and open to our students. It's great for me to have a little one on one time before the classes to talk to the teachers about our studio, my departmental plan, and just to get a feel for them as people. Not a one of them have been uppity; they speak to me and the students in a professional, adult manner. They are a breathe of fresh air - knowing that there are "real people" out there doing my dream job!

I truly enjoy these opportunities for our students. I am trying to build the MT department here, and these workshops have helped!

Marjie Himes
South Coast Conservatory
Los Angeles, CA
Teacher(s): Lauren Haughton — Wicked

It was great to have Kate & Matt here from PIPPIN!  They were professional, knowledgeable, prepared and kept the class moving.  Thank you, the students really enjoyed the experience!

Kim Patent
NH Academy of Performing Arts
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Mathew DeGuzman & Kate Wesler — Pippin

We really enjoyed working with Broadway Connection!  Laura was fantastic with all of the kids and a true inspiration.  She was very easy to work with and had a lovely personality.  Thank you for everything!  I will be in touch regarding future Broadway Connection bookings!

Cydney Byron
Bella Rosa Dance Academy
Dayton, OH
Teacher(s): Laura Irion — Cinderella

We absolutely LOVED Katie and her master class! She was so great with all of our students and really took the time to coach each one individually and provided such awesome feedback.

Everything was so well received. We are looking forward to another great Broadway Connecton Master Class in March with Annie!

Thank you so much for all that you and your Broadway Connection Family do!

Christina Napp
Charm City Players
Baltimore, MD
Teacher(s): Katie McCreary — PHSNTOM OF THE OPERA

Loved these two!!! This has been a wonderful Broadway Connection season!  My dancers have thoroughly enjoyed getting to take classes with these wonderful professionals.

Thank you to everyone at Broadway Connection for all you do to bring musical theater to the masses!!! 

Coby Richardson
The Dance Centre at Vista Grove
Atlanta, GA
Teacher(s): Hayley Palmer & David Grindrod — Beauty and the Beast

Thank you for bringing the magic of Broadway right into our studio.  It will truly be an experience that they remember for years to come!  We are so appreciative of the work you do!

We absolutely LOVED our Cameron from MATILDA! One of the best teachers we have had!  The workshop was particularly great because it involved a lot of acting which we don't always get.  The kids loved it and were really into it! They were on the edge of their seats at the show the next night during "Bruce" and "Revolting Children"!

Laura Carroll
Ann Carroll School of Dance
Nashville, TN
Teacher(s): Cameron Burke — Matilda

Ramone was a pleasure to work with & the students had a fantastic time! The material was the PERFECT level and he dealt with mixed levels professionally. I believe they each learned something valuable from him!  We look forward to working with you again in the future!

Lori Weil
Creative Dance & Music Studio
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Ramone Owens — Motwon

Ian was a wonderful teacher!  He shared great advice to all the aspiring dancers who have dreams of dancing on Broadway!  The Broadway Connection class was fast paced and the dancers left with a smiles on their face.

Isabella Cook
INDA
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Ian Liberto — Book of Mormon

Our Broadway Connection Master Class with Jordana Grolnick was fantastic! The kids and parents all loved her and the class. I was really impressed with her talent of course but also with her knowledge of theater history, agents, unions, tech, dramaturgy and more—all of which the kids asked about and she touched on during questions and answers.
 
New Britain Youth Theater will definitely like to work with Broadway Connection again—at least once a year if not more often!

Darren Farrington
New Britain Youth Theatre
Hartford, CT
Teacher(s): Jordana Grolnick — Cinderella

It is always a treat for our students at Motion Dance to have an opportunity to work with your teachers. Last Saturday was a wonderful way to kick off our January classes with the special magic and big energy that Kennedy brought to the class. It also was a great lead in for our ballet auditions for "The Wizard of Oz" ..which we plan to present in our annual recital this year.

True inspiration!  We will look forward to working with you again in the future.

Jina Motts
Motion Dance
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Kennedy Caughell — Wicked

Our Broadway Connection class was great and Jeanette was super sweet!  As always it was a great experience! 

Ann-Marie Basara
Dance Express
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Jeanette Palmer — Beauty and the Beast

True professionals-fun, gracious, positive and knew exactly what they were doing!  Loved the combos and feedback they gave the kids!  My staff and I saw the show on Sunday and Amy was kind enough to take us backstage.  I really appreciated everything they did to make our BC experience a positive one!

PRiscilla Campos
Dance Soul
Edmonton, AB
Teacher(s): Amy Quanbeck & Katelyn Prominiski — Dirty Dancing

We were thrilled once again with our Broadway Connection class. Eric was phenomenal and was a true "teacher" for the students. He was able to provide corrections/critiques and then gave the dancers an opportunity to apply them. They LOVED the class and can't wait until we have Broadway Connection back at our studio again.

Meredith Bright
Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Eric Johnson — Cinderella

Robert Hartwell was absolutely fabulous!  He inspired the kids, was very approachable, his energy was contagious & his teaching style was captivating!

Thank you for allowing us to work with him. We made a love/dance connection!

Christine Bairos
Dancin Spirit
Providence, RI
Teacher(s): Robert Hartwell — Motown

Brittany was so engaging!  The students all had a great experience.  She was a very skilled instructor able to get across all the movement details in a fun way.
 
Thanks, we look forward to working with Broadway Connections in January!

Sandra McCann
McCann's School of Dance
Hershey, PA
Teacher(s): Brittany Conigatti — Matilda

Rachel was such and inspiration to the children. The combos were great
and the students had such a good time. Loved loved loved it. Thank you so
much for providing this type of experience for our students.

Mari Milnar
Mari Milnar Dance Academy
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Rachel Fairbanks — Cinderella

Ashley and Kim were excellent instructors!  Two of the best that have come from Broadway Connection!  Definitely assets to your team.  Both ran great classes and their Q & A session was especially outstanding, offering strong and positive advice on not only how to be great performers, but great students and people in general.  Bravo!

And we love the signed poster.  In fact, all of our Broadway Connection posters are framed in the lobby!

Shelley Mayo
Jam Hops Dance Connection
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher(s): Ashley & Kim — The Little Mermaid

Chip and Eric were so fantastic with our students! Broadway Connection once again delivers an energetic, exciting and educational experience for our students!

Thank you for bringing Broadway to our front door! Thanks for the opportunities you are providing so many students with.

Laura Carroll
Ann Carroll School of Dance
Nashville, TN
Teacher(s): Eric Johnson & Chip Abbott — Cinderella

Best Broadway Connection Classes!!! Jordana and Ben were incredibly kind and challenged our dancers in the best way!  Thank you again!

Julie McGuffey
Ellen's School of Dance
Louisville, KY
Teacher(s): Jordana Grolnick & Ben Lanham — Cinderella

The students and teachers were truly moved to enjoy their dancing and give it purpose today at our Broadway Connection class with Robert Hartwell.

He was authentic and really gave the dancers great inspiration with his class in so many ways.

We look forward to future Broadway Connection classes and working with you on planning these inspiring events.

Jina Motts
Motion Dance Studio
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Robert Hartwell — Motown

We had an awesome class yesterday with Robert!  He was  such a talented teacher, full of enthusiasm, and a real inspiration for our dancers!  As always, our Broadway Connection experience was amazing. We are grateful for our wonderful association with your company.

Brenda Wilder
Studio 3 Dance
Dallas, TX
Teacher(s): Robert Hartwell — Motown

Lisa and Mat were fabulous!  Everyone loved their Broadway Connection Classes!  Thank you again for such an amazing experience!

Glenda Pwell Langford
Glenda's Dance Center
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Mat Deguzman & Lisa Karlin — Pippin

Lisa was amazing! Her amazing spirit and energy filled the room and energized our students preparing them for an amazing and intensive Broadway Connection workshop. Her ability to work at their pace while keeping it challenging was extremely beneficial. Our students greatly enjoyed her and we cannot wait to host another Broadway Connection master class!

Tyler Hutchinson
CYT Indy
Indianapolis, IN
Teacher(s): Lisa Finegold — Joseph...

We loved having Meghan come and teach our Broadway Connection Master Class. The kids loved her energy and excitement. And they had the best time learning a dance to "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" and then being able to see the performance later that evening. Thank you so much for another AMAZING Broadway Connection experience.  We can't wait for our next one!

Tricia Bayer
Richard's School of Dance
Appleton, WI
Teacher(s): Meghan Seaman — Annie

Thanks so much!  Lily was AMAZING! Her energy and spirit was great! The kids all LOVED her!

Kristina Tuxhorn
BC Discoveries
Philadelphia, PA
Teacher(s): Lily Smith — Annie

The Broadway Connection Master Class with Sherisse was wonderful and the students were so grateful for her artistry, warmth and comments. She was above and beyond all expectation, a blessing to share the time with her.
 
Thank you for all your assistance in making it happen and please keep me posted on future tours coming our way!

Larry Crabtree
LeMoyne College
Syracuse, NY
Teacher(s): Sherisse Springer — Chicago

We LOVED Callan and Lisa! They were enthusiastic, energetic and obviously love teaching!  I was so excited for the students to learn historic choreography and learn songs from an amazing show. Once again our Broadway Connection experience was awesome!  Our students look forward to each workshop!  Thank you for putting this one together so fast. You guys are awesome. Can't wait for the next ones!

Laura Carroll
Ann Carroll School of Dance
Lexington, KY
Teacher(s): Callan Bergmann & Lisa Karlin — Pippin

Broadway Connection is such an amazing program and we always learn so much from it.
 
Tory was exceptional! She has such a great spirit and heart and it was great for the girls to get taught by a female. I loved how she incorporated auditioning techniques and tips in with the class.
 
Thank you for all that you do for this program. It really gives my students something to strive for.

Angela Mannella-Hoffman
Moore Than Dance
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher(s): Tory Trowbridge — Pippin

We had a wonderful time with Michelle West.  She inspired everyone to dance to their full potential and made sure everyone was getting all the steps.  The energy in the class was electrifying and made us all want to see the show even more.  She brought along a fellow cast member J’royce Walton who brought even more excitement and fun to the class.

Isabelle Cook
Isabelle's Dance Time
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Michelle West — Memphis

The dancers at our studio look forward to our Broadway Connection's classes each year!

Thanks for fun classes yesterday!  Both instructors did a great job keeping the dancers engaged. They all really enjoyed each of their classes.

Thanks again to you, Callan and Lisa!

Jocelyn Braudt
River Valley Dance Academy
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher(s): Callan Bergmann & Lisa Karlin — Pippin

Our Broadway Connection Workshops rocked once again!!! A huge thank you to BC Teacher, Michelle (Mochi) Camaya from the cast of The Lion King for her energy and inspiring spirit!  the students enjoyed every single moment and loved the question and answer time as well. We are looking forward to seeing her on stage in The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre!

And a very special thank you to Broadway Connection for being a great resource for studios across the nation.  We love you and will keep using your service again and again!

Julie Knowles
Collierville Arts Academy
Memphis, TN
Teacher(s): Mochi Camaya — The Lion King

Eric gave an amazing class last night! He brought so much joy into our studio and the dancers loved him! Thank you for your program - It's always a great time! ERIC JOHNSON is a true gem!

Stephanie Roth-Bogrett
Grace Studios School of Dance
Denver, CO
Teacher(s): Eric Johnson — Cinderella

It was such a great experience for all my dancers who attended Melissa's Broadway Connection Class.  She was great!  The dancers really stayed attentive and couldn't wait to learn the next step.  I'm so glad we decided to have the class and would love to have more Broadway Connection Master Classes in the future.  Thank you again!

Penny Burns
Weston Dance Academy
Miami, FL
Teacher(s): Melissa Steadman — Newsies

We had an amazing time! The girls learned so much and was so inspired by Lauren. Thank you for her and for all that you guys do!!!!

Felicia Abbott
Dance Visions
Greenville, SC
Teacher(s): Lauren Haughton — Wicked

Shamicka and Sherisse were amazingly outstanding!  They walked in with crazy energy and kept it up the entire 2 hours.  They were inspirational, shared so much of themselves, their path, their thoughts on everything.  They talked about being appreciative to all their parents do for them and my parents went nuts over it.  One parent said "Can I get an AMEN?"
 
They posed for pictures, signed autographs, invited the show attendees to come to the side door after the show and were in NO HURRY to leave, even though I know they had a show to be at!

Tiffany Harmon
Kathy Marfin's Dance School
San Antonio, TX
Teacher(s): Shamicka Benn & Sherisse Springer — Chicago

Juan was fabulous!  The dancers had an absolute blast in his workshop -- lots of cheers, smiles and tons of fun.  Thanks for another great Broadway Connection workshop!

Sara Ferree
Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy
Des Moines, IA
Teacher(s): Juan Torres-Falcon — Kinky Boots

We had a blast with Robert Hartwell of Motown this morning!  We cannot wait for session #2 next week!  Thank you Broadway Connection for making this happen!

Melissa Kelley Clark
Dance Studio of Braintree
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Robert Hartwell — Motown

Thank you so much for a wonderful class and day with Evan Mayer from the cast of Annie. He taught a great class to our students. He went way above and beyond after the show and spent time with our dancers signing autographs and introducing them to other actors as well. Our dancers were thrilled and he couldn't have been more wonderful. Thank you so much.

Jennifer Aversa
Dance Connections
Baltimore, MD
Teacher(s): Evan Mayer — Annie

We always meet the swings from the show. Before class started, Melissa got a call that she would be going on for the lead, Catherine, that afternoon. It was exciting for the kids to see how the process works for understudies / swings.

Many Moons ago (40 years to be exact) I was a swing for “Hello, Dolly!” on B’way & 2 National Tours with Carol Channing. My dancers are familiar with the swing story, but to see it in action made it so personal for them.

Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for bringing the quality of teachers you have to our students. We look forward to our continued association!

Coby Richardson
The Dance Centre at Vista Grove
Atlanta, GA
Teacher(s): Melissa Steadman & Andrew Wilson — Newsies

Thank you for making this opportunity available for studios.  It is such an honor to bring Broadway Connection teachers to our studio. I wish I could have had this experience as a dancer growing up.

Denise Hawkins
Denise's Dance Academy
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Teacher(s): Shamicka Benn — Chicago

Shamicka was FANTASTIC! I can not say enough great things about her. She was truly inspiring, amazing, down-to-earth, fun, and knowledgeable!

We were lucky enough to see the show (which was fabulous, be the way) and meet with her and some of the cast afterward.  Such a great experience!

Denise Hawkins
Denise's Dance Academy
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Teacher(s): Shamicka Benn — Chicago

As always, another enjoyable BC experience.  Our students grew technically and loved every minute of class with Lauren.  We look forward to our next Broadway Connection!

Michelle Larnard
Broadway Dance Co
Detroit, MI
Teacher(s): Lauren Haughton — Wicked

Meghan was amazing!!!!  She was so fun, energetic, and passionate about teaching and working with the dancers. She was encouraging, kind, patient and a very HAPPY person! We all loved her!

Thank you for the lovely program that Broadway Connection offers.

Annette Hagopian
Triangle Dance Academy
Durham, NC
Teacher(s): Meghan Seaman — Annie

Andrew and Evan were great with the kids and very professional. They taught excellent classes and the kids were very excited and INSPIRED. Thank you for bringing them to the studio. We are looking forward to the show on Friday evening!

Jan Forster
Center for Dance
Chicago, IL
Teacher(s): Andrew Wilson & Evan Autio — Newsies

Everything was great! Katie was a doll and the girls really enjoyed her class. She is a GREAT teacher. The level of what she taught was PERFECT as well!

Ann-Marie Basara
Dance Express
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Katie Rooney — White Christmas

I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful experience for our dancers.  They were so excited to meet the cast members following Sunday's show.  Josh & Melissa were so professional with the students.  Josh gave the advanced dancers some fantastic technical exercises and guided their performance quality, and Melissa gave the younger dancers a great experience learning how to sing/dance simultaneously and working on their New York accents!

We would love to book another Broadway Connection workshop in the future.  Looking forward to working with you again soon!

Rebecca Rosenberg
Steps Dance Center
Chicago, IL
Teacher(s): Josh Assor & Melissa Steadman — Newsies

It was a very exciting and productive class with Jordan (NEWSIES). The students were truly inspired by his class. He shared many fun facts with them during the Q & A that were specific to his pursuit in the field and what has served him best to arrive where he is today.

We thank you and will look forward to future Broadway Connection classes.

Jina Motts
Motion Dance Studios
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Jordan Samuels — Newsies

Our Broadway Connection student was Renee Rapp. The second time she has been chosen.. and it happened to be her birthday last Saturday as well. Just mega appreciated.

Jina Motts
Motion Dance Studios
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Jordan Samuels — Newsies

We had an amazing time with Chaz.  He was an awesome instructor and inspired the kids to work on the acting and improvisation parts of musical theater and not just the tricks. They all enjoyed the class!  He was very informative at the question and answer period at the end - sharing his experiences with the dancers and helping them understand that it takes hard work to be a professional dancer/performer, but that it is possible and all worth it!

Becky Pinero
Elite Dance Academy
Baltimore, MD
Teacher(s): Chaz Wolcott — Newsies

Our BC Master Class with Kelly from White Christmas was amazing!  She was fabulous with the girls, and was kind enough to meet them after her performance too.  The girls had a great day!!!  I'm so appreciative for her kindness!

Patty Nowak-Briggs
Charlotte Braun Dance Studio
Cleveland, OH
Teacher(s): Kelly Sheehan — White Christmas

Andrew was absolutely fabulous!

Melissa .
Kaleidoscope Dance
Chicago, IL
Teacher(s): Andrew Wilson — Newsies

Matt and Callan were awesome. They were two of the best BC master classes we have ever had. Challenging, age appropriate and so fun!

We loved having them work with our dancers!

Emily Edwards
St. Louis Academy of Dance
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Teacher(s): Callan Bergmann & Mat Deguzman — Pippin

We had an absolute blast with Chaz. He was fun to work with and pushed the kids to work hard. He was so open to questions about absolutely anything (one of my students asked him what his favorite 80's movie was!) and was a wealth of information about post high school training. And yes! My kids were inspired and they are STILL talking about it! He was an inspiration to those that were debating whether or not to continue to do theatre in college. They all ended up going to see the show and he was kind enough to bring them all, and myself included, backstage for a tour after the performance at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Fantastic experience! We'd love to do it again with another show.

Amy .
New Albany High School for Theatre Arts
Louisville, KY
Teacher(s): Chaz Wolcott — Newsies

Loved loved loved our BC classes. Robert was beyond FANTASTIC.  I would highly recommend having 2 classes from the same instructor. I think the kids really worked hard knowing Robert was coming back.  They learned so much and I will do it again. Thank so much for connecting me with the wonderful Robert Hartwell. 

Anna Casali
Casali School of Dance
Detroit, MI
Teacher(s): Robert Hartwell — Motown

What a wonderful experience we had! Alex was amazing. She was kind, funny, encouraging and upbeat. We will definitely be having more Broadway Connection classes like this!

Alex really went above and beyond to make the Broadway Connection experience memorable for the students. I couldn't have asked for anything more! Thank you so much!

Stephanie Rusinko
Char-Mar School of Dance
West Palm Beach, FL
Teacher(s): Alexandra Frohlinger — Cinderella

Chaz was awesome! The dancers enjoyed his class, loved watching him perform on stage and meeting after the show.

He was such a delight! A true talented professional. One of the best we have had!  Thank you so much!

Shari Opfermann
Dance Workshop by Shari
Pittsburgh, PA
Teacher(s): Chaz Wolcott — Newsies

Chaz was an awesome instructor and inspired the kids to work on the acting and improvisation parts of musical theater and not just the tricks.

He was very informative at the question and answer period at the end - sharing his experiences with the dancers and helping them understand that it takes hard work to be a professional dancer/performer, but that it is possible and all worth it!

Becky Pinero
Elite Dance Studio and Supply
Baltimore, MD
Teacher(s): Chaz Wolcott — Newsies

So much fun! Jonathan McGill (Wicked) was absolutely incredible! He gave the kids the best class and the best dancer career advise!

Thank you Broadway Connection for providing students of the arts the opportunity to train with the best of the best in the industry!

Marla Navarette
Chula Vista Performing Arts High School
San Diego, CA
Teacher(s): Jonathan McGill — Wicked

Thank you for providing a wonderful service.....yesterday was magical!

Our Broadway Connection Teachers from the cast of Newsies, Chaz and AJ, were incredible!!! The kids had such an amazing time!

Noell Mustazza
Dance Arts Conservatory
Philadelphia, PA
Teacher(s): Chaz Wolcott & AJ Wilson — Newsies

Finding Broadway Connection has been a dream come true for my studio & my dancers.

The classes were wonderful! The dancers thoroughly enjoyed Micki & Chris. Each workshop has been unique and so much fun!  The Broadway Connection teachers are so good!  Thank you so much for all you do!

Coby Richardson
The Dance Centre at Vista Grove
Atlanta, GA
Teacher(s): Micki Weiner & Christopher Howard — The Phantom of the Opera

We had a wonderful time as usual!  Both were very sweet and worked hard with our dancers.  The choreography is so fun and the students had a great time learning it.  Always a pleasure to host Broadway Connection classes!

Melanie Pede
Robin's Dance Studio
Houston, TX
Teacher(s): Katie Wilson & Bradley Zarr — Anything Goes

Broadway Connection THANK YOU again for everything!  Chaz Wolcott gave us a WONDERFUL BC master class.  The kids were thrilled.  It was the right combination of challenging but encouraging, and positive and spirited and just plain fun.  He is a great teacher with a fun, funny, and engaging personality.  Many thanks!

Debbie P.
Orlando School of Dance
Schenectady, NY
Teacher(s): Chaz Wolcott — Newsies

The kids enjoyed working with Kevin and Mochi (THE LION KING)! Those that got to attend the show had fun watching for them onstage, and Mochi & Kevin were kind enough to meet us backstage and introduce us to other members of the cast. We appreciated the extra effort that took! Thank you!

Kim Patent
NH Academy of Performing Arts
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Mochi Camaya & Kevin Petite — The Lion King

Even was a terrific influence on my students!  Thank you for providing the quality of instruction and upbeat educators on a regular basis.  I KNOW what I’m going to be giving my parents & students when I do business with Broadway Connection!

 

Stacey Manzanerez
The Dance Place LDT
Detroit, MI
Teacher(s): Evan Mayer — Annie

Our dancers had a great time! It was a wonderful experience for all!

Thank you for providing these opportunities for local dance schools. It makes such a difference for the dancers & allows studio teachers to offer “more” within the confines of their studio. Looking forward to the Broadway Connection classes in October.

Coby Richardson
The Dance Center at Vista Grove
Atlanta, GA
Teacher(s): Francesca Arostegui & Stephanie Brooks — Mamma Mia

They were both very motivating and led an outstanding class!
The kids really loved Francesca and Stephanie!

Susan Clark
Powerhouse Dance Company
Atlanta, GA
Teacher(s): Francesca Arostegui & Stephanie Brooks — Mamma Mia

What a fantastic class!!!! We absolutely loved Amyia, loved the class, took lots of photo andrecommend program anywhere, anytime. I cannot thank you enough!

Carol Know
BalletRox
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Amyia Burell — The Lion King

We had a Great Class with Michael.  He was a perfect fit. The dancers had a smile the entire class. Can't wait to book next years’ classes!

Anna Casali
Casali School of Dance
Detroit, MI
Teacher(s): Michael Millan — Sister Act

Master class with Vince was fabulous. He is excellent teacher that can point out the right things at the right time. He inspired them so much. His comments about performing song, voice technique and audition requirements were very helpful to all of us. We would like to thank Vincent for being so generous and humble. It was one fantastic experience for our students.

Martina Oslejskova
Broadway Academy Westmount
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Teacher(s): Vince Oddo — Rocky

Matt was fabulous! He communicated very well with both the younger kids as well as the older kids! He truly was able to connect with all of them on their same level and I feel that all the kids felt as if they could've just been friends with him!! They asked me afterwards when Matt was coming back! Just a great night & thank you very much! I look forward to the next time we have Broadway  Connection come to our studio!

Kristen Meisner
All About Dance by Kristen
Cleveland, OH
Teacher(s): Matt Anctil — Flashdance

Kyle and Jonathan were perhaps the best guest teachers we've ever had! I am still quoting Kyle in all my classes. They were so energetic and fun.  I love this service you are providing.  It is a truly remarkable experience to have New York City come right to your door.  We absolutely loved it!  Thank you.

Laura Carroll
Ann Carroll School of Dance
Nashville, TN
Teacher(s): Jonathan McGill & Kyle Brown — Wicked

Michael Millan was a pleasure to take class with! He was fun and engaging.  The students loved learning the choreography in the style of Broadway's Sister Act. Michael was a class act himself always making sure everyone understood the choreography and was having fun learning.

Isabelle Cool
Isabelle's Dance Time
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Michael Millan — Sister Act

The Broadway Connection Workshops were wonderful!  Curt was amazing and Megan was so fun!

Abbie Malkewitz
LaVilla School of the Arts
Jacksonville, FL
Teacher(s): Curt James and Megan Loomis — War Horse

Joey was a great teacher and made sure every student was getting the choreography and not just the steps but the choreographer's intent behind each step. He shared not only his passion for the choreography but his love of teaching. 

Isabelle Cook
Isabelle's Dance Time
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Joey Cullinane — Hello Dolly

Thank you for all your help with having Kyle out to The School of Performing Arts! We all had a blast – he taught a fantastic workshop for both age groups with an awesome talk-back session, too! We loved watching him in the show and he signed lots of autographs in the pouring down rain at the stage door after the show – what a trooper and an all-around super guy! Looking forward to our next BC workshop!!

Carrie Bramlett
The School of Performing Arts
Chicago, IL
Teacher(s): Kyle Brown — Wicked

Thank you for these wonderful opportunities! Broadway Connection is such a perfect fit for our studio.

Fred was an amazing teacher and we were very lucky to have him. I really loved the way he interacted with the students especially in the question and answer session. We learned so much!

We are looking forward to having another Master Class in the near future.

Angela Mannella
Moore Than Dance
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Teacher(s): Fred Odgaard — We Will Rock You

So honored to host Broadway Connection Master Classes with CHICAGO national tour dancers! Thanks Shamicka and Corey for sharing your talents and inspiring our dancers!

Sally Reyes
Greater Austin Dance Academy
Austin, TX
Teacher(s): Shamicka Benn & Corey Wright — Chicago

"What an AMAZING experience!  We had a blast with both Lauren and Amy this morning at our studio.  They both were awesome and inspiring - and the dancers learned so much in a short amount of time.  Thank you for all of your help in organizing it - we will DEFINITELY be doing this again in the future! Thank you!"

Denise Hawkins
Denise's Dance Academy
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Teacher(s): Lauren Linville & Amy Quanbeck — Wicked

Kyle was awesome! We had a broad age range in the class and he handled it perfectly! Great energy as well!


I'm taking a group to see the show next Sunday and he is planning to take us backstage. My kids will flip out! :)


Thank you so much for all you do!  I am thrilled to consider Broadway Connection as part of the training that I offer at my studio. Can't wait for next season!

Tara Brewer
The Dance Project
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Kyle Brown — Wicked

Elizabeth and Matt were so wonderful to work with.  Thank you for continuing to send such energetic, professional, and kind instructors to work with our students each year.  Working with Broadway Connection has been a great expereince for our students.

Jocelyn Braudt
River Valley Dance Academy
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Teacher(s): Elizabeth Earley and Matt Meigs — Mary Poppins

We had such a wonderful time with Jakob Karr.  He is a fantastic teacher.  He knows just how to pull the best out of all that attended the class.  He is innovative, charismatic and inspiring.  We felt very honored to have him as our Broadway Connection Master Teacher!

Isabelle Cook
Inland Northwest Dance Association
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Jakob Karr — Flashdance the Musical

Louie was awesome.  He taught a great class.  He talked to us about the feeling and the meaning behind the steps.  That if you go beyond the steps that is great moments of dance happen.

Isabelle Cook
Inland Northwest Dance Association
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Louie Napoleon — West Side Story

I had an absolutely WONDERFUL time teaching today! Becky and her students were incredible - driven, focused, open minded, and dedicated. It was so refreshing and such a joy to work with them!

Tricia Tanguy
Becky Seamster Dance Studio
Indianapolis, IN
Teacher(s): Tricia Tanguy — Sister Act

I can't even begin to explain what an inspiration these women are to me. Their spirit, their love for dance, and their passion for learning will serve as a  reminder of how to live my life for a long time to come. I am so grateful I have met them and got to work with them!

Elizabeth Earley
Off Broadway Dance Co.
Toledo, OH
Teacher(s): Elizabeth Earley — Mary Poppins

I can't thank you enough for our first Broadway Connection.  I say "first", because I'm sure there are going to be many more to come.  Michael Fatica was energetic, enthusiastic, professional, and amazing with the kids.  They absolutely loved him and I'm sure it's an experience they will never forget.

Katie Spadola
Destination Dance
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Teacher(s): Michael Fatica — Newsies

Holly was absolutely amazing and she is SO MUCH FUN!  It is always fun for students to learn choreography in the style of the show they see in shows, but Holly is really great at pulling out the style and attitude required by various pieces in Flashdance.  We LOVED having her here!!!

Karen Daniels
A Step Ahead Dance Center
Baltimore, MD
Teacher(s): Holly Ann Butler — Flashdance

Melanie was great and it is always an added bonus to see what she taught us in the show.  It makes you feel more connected to the show!

Isabelle Cook
Inland Northwest Dance Association
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Melanie Gaskins — Rock of Ages

The Broadway Connection Experience with Kennedy was amazing!  Our dancers were so thrilled to be able to one; go to the show, two; be able to see some of the behind the scenes props, set, etc., three; to be able to meet and talk with Kennedy after the show, sign ticket stubs and programs, four; to have a very energetic, real life experience of what auditioning for a show like American Idiot would be like!

 

Kennedy was so enthusiastic with our students and gave them some great real life advice, as many of our students are getting ready to look at colleges or what their next steps are with their dancing/acting careers.

 

Thank you for all of your help in coordinating this wonderful experience for our students.

Heather Wrubel
Bowman Dance Company & School
Philadelphia, PA
Teacher(s): Kennedy Caughell — American Idiot

We had our BC workshop yesterday and I havel to tell you how FABULOUS it was.  Thank you for the program you have created.  Elizabeth Earley was outstanding and completely professional. 
 
Dance Attitude will definitely do Broadway Connection again!

Kathy Davis
Dance Attitude
Raleigh, NC
Teacher(s): Elizabeth Earley — Mary Poppins

Becca was awesome and all the kids LOVED her!  Thank you!

Shanna Sell
Sell's Broadway Dance Company
Tampa, FL
Teacher(s): Becca Khola — Wicked

The BC Master Class with Melanie Gaskins was great!  We cannot wait to see her in the show!

Isabelle Cook
Inland Northwest Dance Association
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Melanie Gaskins — Rock of Ages

Holly was motivating, prepared, enthusiastic & positive.  I highly recommend her and thank you for sending us high quality professionals who get our students inspired!  Thank you!  I love your company!

Tina Travers
Cecil Dancenter
Wilmington, DE
Teacher(s): Holly Ann Butler — Flashdance

This Broadway Connection experience was even better than our last!....which was also WONDERFUL!  Jody was great with the kids, gave a great class, and was just fantastic!
 
Your program is truly a one of a kind experience for our students and we will do it again in the future! Thanks so much!

Michelle Davis
Miami Valley Ballet Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
Teacher(s): Jody Reynard — Memphis

Thank you for your hard work at Broadway Connection to make this possible. Our parents are very grateful to have regularly scheduled master classes offered to their children!  Taylor did a very nice job and was very sweet with the students.   

Julie Foley
Upper Falls Academy of Dance
Baltimore, MD
Teacher(s): Taylor Colleton — Beauty and the Beast

Students enjoyed the class very much! Kyle was very upbeat and taught students pieces from 2 numbers, which parents enjoyed very much. Thanks also for the poster. Students enjoy the posters, especially students who go to see the shows!

Karen Daniels
A Step Ahead Dance Center
Baltimore, MD
Teacher(s): Kyle DuPree — Beauty and the Beast

Tricia was awesome!!! She was amazing with the students!  They were so starstruck and worked so hard for her. Thank you so much for sending her our way.  A great class!


Thanks again!

Kim and Jeannie
Edge Studio of Dance
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Tricia Tanguy — Sister Act

The Broadway Connection Master Class taught by Amy Quanbeck was awesome!  She is a very smart and enthusiastic!  Also, seeing her in the show was awesome!  Thank you so much!

Diana Reichardt
Dance Evolutions
Tampa, FL
Teacher(s): Amy Quanbeck — Wicked

As always the worshop teachers were awesome!  Callan and Elizabeth were both so great with the kids! My students had a great time! Thank you so much for having such a great organization!

Tonya Matheny
Ready, Set, Dance
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Elizabeth Earley & Callan Bergman — Mary Poppins
“What a fantastic experience we had with the Broadway Connection workshops and Mary Poppins show. Elizabeth and Callan were exceptional instructors and worked so well with the students. It was some of my students first time seeing a show. I'll always remember their smiling faces and how excited they were getting autographs and to take pictures at the stage door. The cast was so kind. I'm so glad that I met Broadway Connection at the Dance Teacher Summit and had this opportunity. I look forward to many more.”
Yvonne Thomas
Yvonne's Direction's in Dance
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Elizabeth Earley & Callan Bergman — Mary Poppins

Elizabeth was AWESOME with my kids. I had a very mixed group of people and a wide age range, but she was really great with balancing. She taught all of the 2 hours and also stayed around to chat. On top of that, she met us at the stage door after the show Sunday.  She definitely went above and beyond for my kids! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for all you do!!! I am so excited to be able to give my kids the opportunities that Broadway Connection provides!

Tara Brewer
The Dance Project
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Elizabeth Earley — Mary Poppins

It was an incredible class full of risk-takers and bold actors who brazenly went outside their comfort zone to try on British accents and advanced choreography. I was very impressed by their love for playing and their courage to challenge themselves.... It was very inspiring!

Elizabeth Earley
The Dance Project
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Elizabeth Earley — Mary Poppins

Allyson and Ashley were SO great! The kids were smiling from ear to ear the entire time. They couldn't believe how nice and energetic both Allyson and Ashley were. Thanks so much!

Erin Antilla
Jam Hops Dance Connection
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher(s): Allyson Tolbery & Ashley Chasteen — Catch Me If You Can

Elizabeth was great!  She was patient and explained the choreography well.  I am so amazed how much she covered in the master class.  The students had a great time!

Thanks again!

Sandra McCann
McCann's School of Dance
Hershey, PA
Teacher(s): Elizabeth Earley — Mary Poppins

THE WORKSHOP WAS GREAT! The kids loved it.

I watched and loved the way he interacted with the students.  I myself have been a teacher (kindergarten) for over 25 years in the public schools here in Ohio and really appreciated his teaching techniques.

He took things at a good pace, showed them moves step by step, encouraged them and made them feel comfortable, pushed them to do more and more, reassured them along the way, and got a fabulous product in the end - I was amazed how much he was able to teach them in just 2 hours!

Mary Reece
Children's Theatre of Mason
Cincinnati, OH
Teacher(s): James T. Lane — Jersey Boys

The girls had a fantastic time! They have not stop talking about it! Each one was really inspired by the workshop. Whether it was the dancing (actual workshop) or even the fame of seeing and meeting someone who is actually in a huge hit! I had one mom tell me; "Wow, Someone from Broadway that is a performer on stage! I really didn't think about there being jobs for our girls in dance!" Or just the workshops itself! They have been practicing the routines since the workshop. They really enjoyed learning a routine from the show "Jersey Boys!" The girls are super excited to be going back stage on Saturday night to get an insight of how behind the scenes work. We all loved Kara! She did a fantastic job and was very pleasant and worked our girls hard!
 
We really enjoy having the Broadway Connection experience in our studio. It really helps build the confidence of our dancers. We had a 5 year old take the class and even though she was not as advanced as the other girls she did not give up trying. This speaks volumes... If I would have placed this same girl in a workshop outside the studio; she probably would not have made it more than 10 minutes! She did the whole 4 hours!! I am so proud of her!

Kristie Eckman
ShowBiz Dance Academy
Cincinnati, OH
Teacher(s): Kara Tremel — Jersey Boys

Louie was fabulous! He had so much energy and such a great connection with the kids. You could see the stars in their eyes as they soaked in every word and movement he shared.  The dancers will probably not stop talking about him for days.

Abbie Malkewitz
LaVilla School of the Arts
Jacksonville, FL
Teacher(s): Louie Napoleon — West Side Story

We had a great class with Thayne! He was amazing! Great teacher and so much fun with the dancers. The students enjoyed themselves completely. Thank you for setting this up for us. We look forward to doing another trip real soon.

Nikki Hocker
Jazz Unlimited Ensemble
Philadelphia, PA
Teacher(s): Thayne Jasperson — Newsies

Amanda and Kyle were great!!!  Such great attitudes and the kids really had a lot of fun with them. They invited the parents in at the end not just for the Q&A but also to see them "perform" the dances they had learned and the parents thought that was really neat. 
 
Thanks again for all of your work in setting up these workshops.  I love the opportunity for the kids, something I never had as a child so I REALLY can appreciate it!!!

Sarah Ferree
Ankeny Dance
Des Moines, IA
Teacher(s): Amanda Holt & Kyle DuPree — Beauty and the Beast

Everything was great! The dancers really enjoyed the class and having Patrick talk to them. And we can't wait to get the show poster hung on the wall! Thank you so much for everything!

Becky Seamster
Becky Seamster Dance Studio
Indianapolis, IN
Teacher(s): Patrick LaVallee — Billy Elliot

Thank you so much for the great experience. The teachers were awesome! The students enjoyed the class and suggested adding theater dance back into our class offerings, as well as bringing in more guest teachers to our dance school.

Cricket Winchell
Cricket's Performing Arts
Hershey, PA
Teacher(s): Byran Hunt — White Christmas

Everything was awesome thanks!!!

Wanda Percise
The Dance Attic
Raleigh, NC
Teacher(s): Kaleigh Cronin — Jersey Boys

Andrew was fantastic!  He really did a nice job!  He was gracious with all the students.  So much fun!

Sandra McCann
McCann's School of Dance
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Teacher(s): Andrew Hodge — White Christmas

We cannot thank you enough for offering this wonderful experience. Our students were so motivated and inspired by Robyn's class.  Her performance  in ELF was the icing on the cake. She was so talented and a joy to watch. The students were overwhelmed with excitement when she met them backstage to take pictures and sign autographs. She even introduced them to "Buddy the ELF." Sincere thanks!

Cheryl Johnson and Michelle Touhey
Express Dance & Acrobatics
Providence, RI
Teacher(s): Robyn DeGuzman — Elf the Musical

Our students LOVED yesterday's workshop.   Becca did a great job delivering the information and keeping our students engaged.   Thank you for all of your time and help.   It was a great experience!

Rachelle Provost
Old Mill Middle School South
Baltimore, MD
Teacher(s): Becca Khola — Wicked

The Broadway Connection Master Classes were great!!! The dancers LOVED Amanda and they were so inspired by her success. A few of the girls went to see her at the final performance in Boston and loved the show.  The whole Broadway Connection experience was very easy to book and we will definitely be doing it again!

Tara MacIver
Starline School of Dance
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Amanda Holt — Beauty and the Beast

I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for an AWESOME private master class experience in New York City!  The girls absolutely loved the classes and truly enjoyed meeting the guys from Newsies after the show! 

Thanks again!

Patty Nowak-Briggs
Charlotte Braun Dance Studio
Cleveland, OH
Teacher(s): Jess Protto & Tiffany Howard — Newsies & Mary Poppins

Annie and Elizabeth were absolutely SO MUCH FUN! My kids really enjoyed their classes, they were both friendly, enthusiastic, full of energy and you could tell they loved sharing their passion for dance with our kids. I am so happy to be working with Broadway Connection to bring these amazingly talented dancers to our studio. The opportunity is priceless for our dancers!!! Can't wait until West Side Story

Kelly Skaggs
Studio One Dance Company
Appleton, WI
Teacher(s): Elizabeth Earley & Annie Petersmeyer — Mary Poppins

The students had a fantastic time.  They loved the workshop and really thought it was cool to meet the teachers at the show.  The parents had nothing but great things to say as well.  They can't wait until the next workshop!  They were professional and were really great with our kids.  JDC loves BC!

Katie McGarry
Jete Dance Centre
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher(s): Amanda Holt & Kyle DuPree — Beauty and the Beast

Our Broadway Connection Master Class with J. David was AWESOME. He was great, the kids loved him, and I loved that the dance was ballet based. It was a great experience and the kids were challenged, encouraged and inspired. They asked some very good questions to J. David and he had great advice for all the students. We are very happy with the outcome!

Julie Walek
Dance Extreme
Tampa, FL
Teacher(s): J. David Anderson — Peter Pan

Ryan did an outstanding job simulating a professional audition setting.  He gave the kids excellent advice on how to get noticed in an audition and challenged each of them according to their level.  I particularly liked his urging in the Q and A for kids to expose themselves to as much dance, voice and acting as they could and to commit themselves to whatever they are doing 100%.  Both Ryan and Lindsay also stressed the importance of pursuing academic studies at the same time as pursing musical theatre.  They both gave really interesting perspectives and shared fun stories about auditioning and about being part of the Wicked tour.  Outstanding!

Parent .
Encore Musical Theatre
Vancouver, BC
Teacher(s): Ryan Jackson — Wicked

Awesome workshop!  LOVED Patrick!  Thank you for the opportunity!  We can't wait for the next one!

 

 

Julie Setzer
Julie's Dance Studio
Toledo, OH
Teacher(s): Patrick LaVallee — Billy Elliot

Just wanted you to know how much my students, parents and I LOVED Michelle! All around she was fantastic! Her class was great! Her positive energy all through the morning was truly inspiring to the students. She was patient and thorough with all of her answers to the questions the kids and the parents asked her. Everyone was very impressed!

Thanks again for another fantastic BROADWAY CONNECTION MASTER CLASS experience!

Karen Prunzik
Broadway Dance Studio
Pittsburgh, PA
Teacher(s): Michelle Pruiett — Jersey Boys

Kaleigh was a doll!  GREAT MASTER CLASS!!! THank you.

Miss Juliette
Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Providence, RI
Teacher(s): Kaleigh Cronin — Jersey Boys

Tera was fantastic!  The students loved her energy and instruction.  Thank you again for working with our studio to bring Broadway to our students!

Sandy McCann
McCann's School of Dance
Hershey, PA
Teacher(s): Tera Lee Polin — Mamma Mia

Siri and Mitch were wonderful. The backstage Technical Master Class was entertaining and informative. We will be seeing the show on Sunday night so it will really be fun to see the effects after seeing the inner workings.

The kids in Siri's workshop were focused and really enjoyed her class. She spoke about the importance of the individual in the ensemble. The kids really enjoyed going from the poor to the rich and finding characters for each. I got bombarded with good stories when I walked back in from my tour when I asked how it went. Thanks for another great workshop!

Abbie Malkewitz
LaVilla School of the Arts
Jacksonville, FL
Teacher(s): Siri Howard & Mitch Hodges — Les Miserables

Amyia was AMAZING !!!!  She was so good to the girls from the master class, to even taking them on a back stage tour.  So greatly appreciated.  Please let her know that she made our experience one to remember for a life time.  Again,  I can not say enough great things about her.  Absolutely wonderful.

Shannon Williams
Footworks Dance Studio
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Amyia Burrell —

We absolutely LOVED Kyle and Carter! The workshop was amazing for the dancers, parents and staff. They had such a great message during the Q & A and wonderful advice. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity!

Julie Setzer
Julie's Dance Studio
Toledo, OH
Teacher(s): Carter Lynch & Kyle DuPree — Beauty and the Beast

My dancers enjoyed having Dion in the studio.  He pushed the girls with his warm up and stretch and presented them great material for progressions. Of course, the highlight of both classes was learning choreography from the show!  The girls loved his style....he made them work!

Cindy Ory
Cindy Ory Dance Studio
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Dion Wilson — The Lion King

Featured BROADWAY BOUND STUDENT from the beginner class at Cindy Ory Dance Studio: Kate Burnett

Congratulations Kate!  Keep working hard and we'll see you on Broadway!

Kate Burnett
Cindy Ory Dance Studio
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Dion Wilson — The Lion KIng

Our dancers LOVED the workshop and LOVED LOVED Brittany. Everyone had a great time learning the routine and they were "livin' the dance" every time they performed/rehearsed it.  The parents really appreciated Brittany letting them see the routine and letting the be present for the Q & A.  As usual, it was a great workshop and Brittany was fantastic...so warm and sweet.  Thanks again!!!
 

Vicki Hartkopf
Perrysburg Academy of the Performing Arts
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Teacher(s): Brittany Conigatti — Beauty and the Beast

Patrick was awesome!  Everything went well and the kids LOVED it!  A few of us saw the show last night and loved it!  I had never seen the show or the movie and was really surprised at the level of dancing!  THank you!

Tonya Matheny
Ready Set Dance
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Patrick LaVallee — Billy Elliot

You know that we have loved every instructor that has come our way through Broadway Connection but I have to tell you, Thayne Jasperson was PHENOMENAL!!!!!  His positive outlook, sincere encouragement to each dancer and his obvious talent all packaged together made for an inspirational morning.  He had so much knowledge to share and shared it in such a way that the dancers all came out motivated to work hard and be better.  I loved the fact that he had so much varied experience -- stage, tv, film, etc. and wasn't afraid to share his good and bad times and how he handled those moments.  Sincerely Jennifer, he really was our ray of sunshine in this cold snowy part of Iowa!  I know he is moving on to Broadway now but I do hope you'll share with him just how much of an impact he had on those dancers.  Making a difference in someone's life is something that you hold with you forever.

Sarah Ferree
Ankeny Dance
Des Moines, IA
Teacher(s): Thayne Jasperson — West Side Story

We had a wonderful time with Kaleigh.  We have a variety of level of tappers at our company, and she was able to evaluate our level, and teach to that broad spectrum very well.  

Kaleigh is a wonderful dancer-- gorgeous, humble, multitalented, friendly and helpful -- she truly is a complete package.  She answered all our questions, signed requested autographs, stood for lots of pictures with complete ease and grace.  

We did get the Jersey Boys poster, which will be hung in our studio.  Everyone was very pleased to get the autographed poster, as most of our dancers attended the show.

Our Broadway Connection experience was excellent.  Our students were so happy to have such a great class, and Pat and I were thrilled to be able to bring this experience to our studio.

Thank you for being so helpful.  Working with you was a pleasure.

Geri Messer
Off Broadway Dance Company
Toledo, OH
Teacher(s): Kaleigh Cronin — Jersey Boys

Our class with Karla was awesome.  She was awesome!  Broadway Connection is awesome!  You made everything so easy!!!! Thank you.  We are already looking forward to working with you again.

Thank you so much for a great time and a wonderful experience for my students!

Margaret Pierce
Dancers Workshop
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Karla Garcia — The Addams Family

Broadway Connection is a step above the rest when it comes to directly linking the stars to the studio!  We had an amazing workshop experience with Mr. Dion Wilson, current cast member from The Lion King!

The kids LOVED it!  And, the parents loved the Q&A session at the end of the workshop too.  Our students, staff, and the parents can't stop talking about what a positive experience it was!

Such a wonderful experience.  Dion is a fabulous instructor! Thank you Broadway Connection for making memories that last forever!

Katie Owings
Inspiration Performing Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher(s): Dion Wilson — The Lion KIng

The vocal workshop was the best vocal workshop we have had yet. His method with the kids was wonderful. They used a music lesson room we have here at the studio and it was great to hear him play piano and hear him sing. He broke up the music so every girl had a part to sing. When they were nervous to sing alone, he gave them the pep talk they needed. The end result was beautiful and I think that was totally effective.

Terri Mangiaratti
In Sync Center of the Arts
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): VInce Oddo — American Idiot

The dance workshop was perfectly leveled. The kids he had were not our most advanced dancers and he totally related to the kids who were here. They were challenged without feeling overwhelmed and LOVED him! His energy was infectious and his positive message was really driven home. The kids who attended the workshop had a blast and left with some great steps, memories and motivation.


The studio is still buzzing about his visit - the kids have little crushes on Vince :)

Terri Mangiaratti
In Sync Center of the Arts
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Vince Oddo — American Idiot

The class was great. The kids were actually asking me for the music last night so they could practice the dance. Mara had a wonderful Q & A and the students were very involved.
 
Thanks again for the experience. Its wonderful what you’re doing. It makes it easier for us dance studio owners.

Trichia Bertino
La Danse Workshop
Rochester, NY
Teacher(s): Mara Gabrielle — Shrek The Musical

Karen was outstanding! We had a great time!  The kids were challenged, and they asked her a lot of questions about life on tour, etc.  Thank you!

Elise Gaudino
Visions Dance Studio
Rochester, NY
Teacher(s): Karen Hyland — Billy Elliot

My Broadway Bound student's name was Taylor Yocum.  Throughout the class she kept standing out with her vibrant energy.  She had a smile on the whole class and seemed eager to keep learning.  She took into account everything I was saying throughout the class and applied it to the choreography.  She also has a great start to her technique that I believe will continue to improve.  Teaching the class was so much fun.  Loved all the students!

Brittany Conigatti
Women's Club of Spokane
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Brittany Conigatti — Beauty and the Beast

Dion and Amyia were excellent!! They really went above and beyond for us. They took all of our kids backstage and had cast members ready to give tours. The kids were in awe (as were the adults)!

Erin Antilla
Jam Hops Dance Connction
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher(s): Dion Wilson & Amyia Burrell — The Lion King

We really enjoyed having Bree come and teach for us last Saturday!

She was really fun with the students and had a well planned class that included a good warm - up, challenging progressions and material from the show. She also had a very contagious and up beat way about her as she presented the material for the master class. The question and answer time was very down to earth and had  a nice personal touch that truly inspired our students at Motion Dance.

Thank you for setting this up for us.  I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Jina Motts
Motion Dance Studios
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Bree Branker — Memphis

The girls were quite enthusiastic about learning more about theater than dancing. All of them loved learning how to develop characters and what it really means to be a part of an ensemble. Not a one had any negative responses. As usual, it was GREAT!!!!
 
Can't wait for the next Broadway Connection Master Class!

Vicki Hartkopf
Perrysburg Academy
Toledo, OH
Teacher(s): Siri Howard — Les Miserables

The class with Eric was awesome! I can not say enough about how wonderful he is! All of the students thoroughly enjoyed his class (and watching him in the show too!) and have been talking about it ever since. I would highly recommend him to anyone! Thanks for another great Broadway Connection Master Class.

Angela Beyer
On the Barre Dance Studio
Providence, RI
Teacher(s): Eric Mota — How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Taylor Yocum, from Dance Emporium, was selected as the Broadway Connection Broadway Bound Student by BC Master Teacher, Ashley Fitzgerald!  Congrats Taylor!  See you on Broadway!

Isabelle Fitzgerald
Inland Northwest Dance Association
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Ashley Fitzgerald — Come Fly Away

Ashley was a great master teacher!  The students had a wonderful time and the Q & A session was very informative.  Thank you!

Isabelle Cook
Inland Northwest Dance Association
Spokane, WA
Teacher(s): Ashley Fitzgerald — Come Fly Away

The girls had an outstanding time with Marissa. She did a wonderful job! The kids haven't stopped talking about her!  :) I believe she has really inspired some of our girls to go a step further with their dancing. Some of the girls really hadn't thought just where dance can take them! Now they are telling me they want to dance on Broadway!  We will work hard to get them there and maybe one day one of them will return to the studio to do a workshop of their own!  Thanks for everything. It is wonderful what you guys do!

Kristie Eckman
ShowBiz Dance Academy
Cincinnati, OH
Teacher(s): Marissa Lupp — Wicked

Wesley was great!  We were very pleased with the way the 3 hour class turned out.  We were a little nervous since we were trying something new, but Wesley did a great job keeping their attention focused.   She had the class well planned out and the students learned an amazing amount of material during the class time.  Please thank Wesley from the Encore students.  We look forward to working with Broadway Connection in the future!

Danielle Scheib
Encore Dance Studio
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Wesley Faucher — Rock of Ages

Dion was fabulous!  We have enjoyed ALL of our Broadway Connection teachers and experiences, but he was the best!  Our students loved the class, and the parents were thrilled to give their children that experience.  Thank you so much!

Katie Walh
Walh Performing Arts Studios
Buffalo, NY
Teacher(s): Dion Wilson — The Lion King

Napoleon was amazing and the girls really enjoyed every part.  I am interested in bringing Broadway Connection Master Teachers performing in Billy Elliot and WEst Side Story to my studio as well!

Mary Jo Manning
MJM Dance Studios
Cincinnati, OH
Teacher(s): Napoleon Gladney — Wicked

Thayne was a fantastic teacher!  He challenged our students while still helping them feel successful.  He is not only an amazing performer, but a great teacher as well!  The skill and knowledge he brought to our students was invaluable.

Matthew Hinson
Northwest School of the Arts
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Thayne Jasperson — West Side Story

It was phenomenal!  The kids were awestruck- actually so was I!  Tiffany was incredible.  We learned so much about her and her journey and she even left me her email in case the kids have more questions!  We could not have asked for more- except for more time! FANTASTIC

Christina McAllister
St. Thomas Aquinas School
Vancouver, BC
Teacher(s): Tiffany Haas — Wicked

Lindsay found just the right balance between keeping the workshop age-appropriate for the grade 4 to 7 group and teaching new and fun skills. Her ability to connect with the kids yet remain in control of the group was very impressive.  Using music and choreography from Wicked was wonderful. Her insights into life as a "swing" were fascinating.

Parent .
Encore Musical Theatre
Vancouver, BC
Teacher(s): Lindsay Wood Hose — Wicked

I absolutely loved the workshop! It was fun, productive, intense and overall an extremely valuable experience! I really liked the way Ryan conducted his portion of the workshop - he treated it as one might treat a dance audition, and he helped explain to us good things and bad things to do in that kind of setting. He was also very good at being honest and blunt without being mean. He picked out a couple of people who his attention naturally drifted to (whether it was good or bad) and explained to the group why his attention went to them. I also loved that we spent a decent amount of time stretching. He explained the importance of actually stretching and not just "stretching" and showed us some great new warm up stretches. Overall, this workshop was amazing! I'd do it again in aheartbeat!

Student - Encore Musical Theatre

Vancouver, BC
Teacher(s): Ryan Jackson — Wicked

I was very impressed with how organized and in control both Ryan and Lindsay were – they connected with the kids immediately and kept a perfect pace the whole evening.  The parents loved the Q and A.  We are all so excited to see the show tomorrow and meet Ryan and Lindsay at the stage door!  Thanks for all your help, support and attention to detail.  I would like to continue to offer Broadway Connection within our program so please keep me posted!

Christine Dearing-Seckel
Encore Musical Theatre
Vancouver, BC
Teacher(s): Lindsay Wood Hose & Ryan Jackson — Wicked

The kids were so excited to have an opportunity to work with these professionals.  What a wonderful morning they had.  They were so inspired by the teachers! They all want to see the show now!

Debbie Tomaino
Dance Express
Vancouver, BC
Teacher(s): Lindsay Hose & Jeremy Duvall — Wicked

Everything went great yesterday!   Tripp was very polite and professional.  He worked great with all of the kids.  He was fun and had all of the kids laughing and having
a good time.  I will be recommending this to other studios in the area!! We will be doing it again!
 
Thanks again and tell Tripp thanks as well!!

Kim Brokaw
Jill Mallory School of Dance
Miami, FL
Teacher(s): Tripp Fountain — Hair

As always, it was a great weekend! The classes were so fun and Mario and Elena were great. I had fun getting to know them. My girls and another mom/daughter and I attended the show today, and we loved it! Mario took us backstage for a wonderful and informative tour, and we got to meet some of the leads. It was so great, and he just couldn’t be nicer! Thanks again!

Melanie Pede
Robin's Dance Studio
Houston, TX
Teacher(s): Elena Flores & Mario Matthews — Mamma Mia

Holly was absolutely fantastic! I could not have wished for a more perfect person to come teach the class. She is a great teacher, great energy and enthusiasm. I would love to hire her when she gets done touring and her career, we liked her THAT much!
 
She is the type of creative person I love to work with. It was a real pleasure to watch her work with my kids.

Beth Brier
Dance & Circus Arts of Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL
Teacher(s): Holly Ann Butler — Shrek

Alex was great! The kids loved his tour. He was friendly, knowledgeable, had fun stories to tell about the show and his experiences. The best tour yet!  Thanks so much for setting it up.

Abbie Malkewitz
LaVilla School of the Arts
Jacksonville, FL
Teacher(s): Alex Hawthorne — Shrek

This was one of the best Master Classes ever!  Shannon taught the kids exactly what they hoped she would!  Please let me know next year's schedule ASAP! I am so very fortunate to have found Broadway Connection (and so are my students!) Thanks again for this great opportunity.

Vicki Hartkopf
Perrysburg Academy
Toledo, OH
Teacher(s): Shannon Mullen — Legally Blonde

I just wanted you to know that the master class with Shannon from Mamma Mia was wonderful!  She is delightful and taught a great class. The girls, although shy at first, really responded well and by the time the combination was taught and performed and the Q and A took place, they were very responsive and enthusiastic!  It was a great success!  You are right about Shannon...she is passionate about her work and has a very sweet soul.  My students learned how kindness translates and matters.

Jody Shur
The Dance Zone
Melbourne, FL
Teacher(s): Shannon Smith — Mamma Mia

Corey was amazing!  He is a great teacher and very gracious with the students. 

Corey selected Emma Irving as the featured Broadway Bound Student from our Master Class!  Congrats Emma!

Sandra McCann
McCann's School of Dance
Hershey, PA
Teacher(s): Corey Bradley — Hair

This was the best Broadway Connection experience! Tiffany and Sam were awake, alert & interested upon pick-up. They had energy (in body and voice) when teaching their classes.  They offered challenging material in a fun, approachable way.  And they were engaging, motivating and positive in class and equally during the Q & A. 

To me, a true master teacher is someone who WANTS to share what they know, and understands the challenges and rewards of working with children.  Please let Tiffany and Sam know that they met this standard and left a great impression on us!
 
Tiffany and Sam selected Christina Mercincavage & Marissa Orlando as the "Broadway Bound Students!"  Thanks again for offering this program!

Kristin Davis
KICKS Academy of Dance
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Teacher(s): Tiffany Howard & Sam Kiernan — Mary Poppins

Tripp was amazing! Seriously one of the most enjoyable workshops yet! He had a bundle of energy from the moment he got in my car and it lasted through the entire class and ride home. What a wonderful person Tripp is! The class was incredible! He was so good with the students. After a great stretch he went into choreography from Hair. He ended up doing a production style routine of the song "Hair"- he was having so much fun and the kids were just soaking up all he was giving them. He then asked if he could do a shirt piece from Evita. I was thrilled. It was more of a technical dance so it pushed my older dancers a bit more. Thank you for making the perfect match for a perfect dance day! Please tell Tripp how much we really loved him and that we wish him so much continued success. He chose Kaylene Snarsky as the Broadway Bound dancer.

Melissa Kelly Clark
Dance Studio of Braintree
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Tripp Fountain — Hair

Alex gave a wonderful class and inspiring comments to the girls. Her in-depth knowledge and explanation of the meaning of the choreography were a true gift. She is welcome back at any time.

Susan Connally
Connally's Dance Workshop
San Antonio, TX
Teacher(s): Alexandra Frohlinger — West Side Story

The kids ALL loved it!! Holly is a wonderful instructor!  Her work on reinforcing what we teach in our other workshops about telling the story with your face and actions on stage was superb!  Her knowledge was impeccable and we could not have been more pleased with her good nature and character.  In addition to all the hard work she put in to teaching them the choreography, Holly spent time with the kids talking about the show, her experiences, the business, answering what she could when the kids asked her.  Thank you for sending us such an amazing professional actress!  Loved it - we will definitely sign up for classes with your company again!

Kathleen Ouellette
Children's Theatre of Annapolis
Baltimore, MD
Teacher(s): Holly Ann Butler — Shrek the Musical

My daughter Gabriella thoroughly enjoyed the Master Class yesterday with the cast members of West Side Story. We had seen the show on Tuesday night and she was beside herself getting to meet some of the cast and learn a number from them.  She hasn’t stopped talking about the experience and was practicing the number last night when we got home.  Thank you so much for making workshops like this possible.  The impact of them on the kids is immeasurable!  I understand that you might be doing one in conjunction with Shrek when it comes to town. Gabriella is already asking to attend it.

Parent & Daughter
Encore Dance Studio
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Alexandra Frohlinger & Ryan Chotto — West Side Story

Thanks for the opportunity to have Alex & Ryan teach our students. The parents and students have had wonderful things to say about the experience and they're all asking if and when cast members from SHREK will come  to Encore Dance Academy!

Alex was wonderful with the younger kids.  She has an infectious energy and spirit that really lights up the classroom and dance floor.
The choreography was perfectly appropriate for the younger students' age & level.  It challenged them to think about their movement, where it comes from, why they do it, what they feel when they execute a certain step. Alex was also very sweet to tell me if any of the older students have questions about colleges or getting into the business they can email her.

Ryan shared his passion for the Jerome Robbins choreography and gave the older students insight to the motivation behind "Cool" from West Side Story. He did a great job of taking the students' lead on how fast the class could progress.

Both instructors were very professional and friendly with the students. It was a pleasure to have them and we look forward to Shrek in June.

Kelly Fouchi
Encore Dance Studio
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Alexandra Frohlinger & Ryan Chotto — West Side Story

As always class was terrific with Ryan.  He even complimented the students, due to fast pickup skills, by teaching additional choreography he said that he doesn't typically have time to teach.  Thanks again!” gift. She is welcome back any time.

Scott Conway
San Antonio School for Performing Arts
San Antonio, TX
Teacher(s): Ryan Chotto — West Side Story

Jesse Swimm gave an amazing, upbeat, and challenging tap class to our students at Encore Dance Academy.  The girls absolutely loved learning the choreography and were equally excited to see it performed on stage at the Boston Opera House.  Our students were fortunate to meet Jesse after the show for a private Q & A session.  Thank you to Jesse and Broadway Connection!

Anne Adams
Encore Dance Academy
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Jesse Swimm — Mary Poppins

The dancers LOVED the class with Jessica and can't wait for SHREK.   Jessica selected Nicole Sanborn as the featured Broadway Bound student!  We hope we are able to do even more classes next year!

Susan Grissinger
The Right Combination Dance Studio
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Jessica Walker — Wicked

Our group had a great time last night at Mary Poppins.  The show was amazing and the backstage tour was incredible.  Tiffany and Elizabeth were so accomodating and were able to get our whole group back there.  They were so nice and friendly to everyone.  It was definitely the highlight for everyone to be able to see everything that goes on backstage.  You can definitely tell that Tiffany and Elizabeth love their job and really spent time with us sharing their experiences.
 
Thanks again for this opportunity.  We are looking forward to West Side Story.

Ann-Marie Basara
Dance Express
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Elizabeth Earley and Tiffany Howard — Mary Poppins

Jesse is awesome!  He was wonderful with the young children and beyond motivating with my older students who came to the class.  I loved having him in and I am sure you are proud to have him on board.  Jesse would be welcome back to our studio again anytime!  He was so funny yet professional.  He had amazing patience and such a great way to get through to the dancers.

Melissa Kelley Clark
Dance Studio of Braintree
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Jesse Swimm — Mary Poppins

Jesse was so helpful.  He really gave some great advice for people like me who are about to embark on the world of auditions and possibly performing professionally.  He was so honest and really smart.  I am so happy to have had the chance to meet him and take a great class with him. 

Chantal Loreth
Dance Studio of Braintree
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Jesse Swimm — Mary Poppins

The Broadway Connection Workshop with Keven Quillon (now in Shrek) last night was FABULOUS!!!  Musical Theatre Production is now the girls favorite class!  Keven was wonderful and full of energy!  Thank you for arranging 
the workshop for my studio!

Patty Nowak Briggs
Charlotte Braun Dance Studio
Cleveland, OH
Teacher(s): Keven Quillon — Shrek

Thank you for sending us Christina.  She was great with the students.  Her teaching was very thorough and her energy was refreshing.  She did a great job and was very gracious with our students.  We are looking forward to our next Broadway Connection Master Class in April.

Sandy McCann
McCann's School of Dance
Hershey, PA
Teacher(s): Christina Black — In the Heights

My students and I all loved Christina and the class. She was very sweet, professional and talented and gave an excellent class and Q & A session!

Annette Hagopian
Triangle Dance Academy
Raleigh, NC
Teacher(s): Christina Black — In the Heights

Christina Black was fantastic!  She was very knowledgeable and truly challenged our students.  I look forward to working with her again in the future.
 
Thanks for helping us create an incredible experience for our students.  Cheers!

Matthew Hinson
Northwest School of the Arts
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Christina Black — In the Heights

Alex was fantastic! Broadway Connection is a great experience for our dancers and the Q & A is great for those pursuing a career in dance, and for those just curious about what goes on behind-the-scenes. Some of our students went to the show and Alex met them at the backstage door so they could meet some of the other cast and get a tour. Our kids were so excited about the class that one mother rented the video of West Side Story and invited students to her house for a "movie night." We received the show poster, thank you. We can't wait to get it framed and put it up on our wall with the rest of our posters. We cannot wait for Wicked to come to town and to have a Broadway Connection cast member come to the studio. Thank you again for the opportunity to offer this to our students.

Susan Grissinger
The Right Combination Dance Studio
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Alexandra Frohlinger — West Side Story

Once again we had a great workshop.  Both Ryan and Alex were awesome!

Tonya Mathney
Ready Set Dance
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Alexandra Frohliner & Ryan Chotto — West Side Story

The Master Classes with Dion Wilson were great!  We can't wait for the next one with Broadway Connection teachers from In the Heights!

Missy Blackburn
Carolina Dance Center
Raleigh, NC
Teacher(s): Dion Wilson — The Lion King

Christina was wonderful!  Her talent and enthusiasm made this a wonderful experience for our students!  We are so happy to be partnering with Broadway Connection  to bring our students these wonderful opportunities and experiences!

Christi Juliano
Danc'letics of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Teacher(s): Christina Black — In the Heights

Class went great today and I did choose Caryn as the Featured Broadway Bound Student! All the students were eager and focused! Caryn brought loads of personality to the combo and came into the Master Class ready to dance 110%.  Her positive energy was contagious and she looked like she would fit right in with the Mamma Mia islanders.

Shannon Smith

Madison, WI
Teacher(s): — Mamma Mia

My students loved the class with Shannon.  It was so special! Thank you for the signed poster.  We will frame it and put it up on the wall. Our lobby has many posters from Broadway shows all around the room.  So this was perfect!

Sharon Butler
West Side Performing Arts Studio
Madison, WI
Teacher(s): Shannon Smith — Mamma Mia

We enjoyed having Karen Hyland from the Billy Elliot cast at our studio. The  Broadway Connection Master Class was truly spot on for our students and gave them awesome new material to work on in the weeks to come. Karen was really open and energetic with the dancers and really did inspire them during the question and answer segment of the class. We also love the Billy Elliot poster which will soon be framed and enjoyed by many in our class rooms. Thanks again for making all the arrangements for Karen to be with us while here in Charlotte, NC.

Jina Motts
Motion Dance Studios
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Karen Hyland — Billy Elliot

The master class with Shannon Smith was great!  She was very professional and personable. She worked with our group as a whole and also went around correcting each individual student when she saw them doing something wrong which was great!  She had a wonderful warm up, across the floor and combination.  We would definitely love to keep in touch and would love to know when different opportunities with your company arise!  Our students wanted something new, different and challenging and Shannon definitely gave them that!  All the students left with a smile on their face and were very excited with what they had learned!

Jamie Cantillon
Greendale Dance Academy
Worcester, MA
Teacher(s): Shannon Smith — Mamma Mia

Austin Eyer was fantastic for our kids!  He was dynamic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and related to our middle schoolers exceptionally well.  We would love to have him back if he's in town again!  We did receive the poster, and Austin signed it for us, thank you!

Matthew Hinson
Northwest School of the Arts
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Austin Eyers — Billy Elliot

The Acting Workshop was great!  The students were doing an ensemble exercise and I was amazed at how they were so together.  They even seemed to be breathing as one. Very cool stuff.
 
We had a group of 100 at Legally Blonde the Sunday after our Workshop. The kids were in heaven after the show getting to meet Kevin, Caroline and then most of the cast as they exited the stage door!  Thank you!

Abbie Malkewitz
LaVilla School of the Arts
Jacksonville, FL
Teacher(s): Kevin Raponey — Legally Blonde

The Master Classes were great! Tiffany and Elizabeth were wonderful and so delightful with the girls.  They enjoyed the tap and also learning Supercal....! All of the Broadway Connection Master Classes have been a great experience for the dancers. Thank you to Tiffany and Elizabeth for spending the time at the studio and adding it to their demanding performance schedule. It is very appreciated.

Shari Opferman
Dance Workshop by Shari
Pittsburgh, PA
Teacher(s): Tiffany Howard & Elizabeth Earley — Mary Poppins

Just wanted to let you know that Stephanie was absolutely wonderful with my students today. She spent a lot of time with them and was very gracious. She also introduced other cast members to them and they got to meet Mrs. Banks, Bert, AND.....MARY POPPINS! 
They were thrilled and my parents were quite impressed.  We are looking forward to having Stephanie at our studio.
 
Thanks Jennifer for making today possible. It was a great experience for these young students.
 
Always great working with you.

Karen Prunzik
Broadway Dance Studio
Pittsburgh, PA
Teacher(s): Stephanie Martignetti — Mary Poppins

We had a great Broadway Connection Master Class with Bret Shuford!  Can't wait for our next one!  Thank you for the South Pacific show poster.

Sandy McCann
McCann's School of Dance
Hershey, PA
Teacher(s): Bret Shuford — South Pacific

We absolutely loved the Broadway Connection Master Class with Robert Hartwell. He was extremely professional, lots of fun, and the students simply adored him. We enjoyed it so much that a group of our students and our staff (thanks to Robert) were able to attend the last Dreamgirls show in Miami. The students were extremely excited to see the show and Robert was so kind to introduce some of the cast members to our students. We all enjoyed it and look forward to another Master Class with Broadway Connection!

Mariana Zerbino
ABC Dance
Miami, FL
Teacher(s): Robert Hartwell — Dreamgirls

We had a ball last night! Casey and Josh did a fantastic job! The kids seemed to really enjoy themselves and the workshop. It was nice not going to a workshop with a thousand kids where our students feel intimidated and lost from the first 8 counts of the routine. With the Broadway Connection experience I could see confidence being built up in our kids. We really look forward to the next Broadway Connection! Tell Casey and Josh Thanks again.

Kristie Eckman
Showbiz Dance Academy
Cincinnati, OH
Teacher(s): Casey Tuma and Josh Sassanella — Rock of Ages
“The Master Class that Broadway Connection organized for our school was simply fantastic! Tiffany Howard was beautiful, professional, talented, and loving. A great warm up, and wow - choreography! Our students are still talking about it!”
Vera Stephenson
Reverence Academy of Dance
Denver, CO
Teacher(s): Tiffany Howard — Mary Poppins
“The class went beautifully. The students and instructors thoroughly enjoyed working with Keven Yee. He gave a challenging class and taught inspiring choreography. The Q & A was incredible. Kevin was gracious and gave candid answers to their questions regarding professional dance careers and his experience. Thank you Kevin, for making a difference in the lives of dancers and audiences alike. And to Broadway Connection in New York, thank you for your dedication to the arts community. Great Job!”
Michelle Thayer
Dance FX Academy
Toledo, OH
Teacher(s): Kevin Yee — Wicked

We had a great Broadway Connection Master Class with Robert Hartwell. The students and teachers were very inspired by him!  My manager and I went to see the show and he gave us a backstage tour which was really cool. Interesting tidbits about the costumes and set changing etc.  Thank you for the Dreamgirls poster with cast signatures.  It is awesome and will be framed to put on the wall here in our classroom!  I am ready to confirm our next Broadway Connection Master Class with a teacher in Billy Elliot!

Jina Motts
Motion Dance Studios
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Robert Hartwell — Dreamgirls
“We LOVED LOVED LOVED the two classes so far! We are totally hooked on Broadway Connection! Both teachers - Tiffany Howard and Shamicka Benn were AMAZING! They had such tremendous personalities and were so very positive and upbeat to all our students! The students and parents can't wait until our next BC class in August! This is a wonderful opportunity for dancers and I think that what you offer with Broadway Connection is incredible! Thank you again, I'm so glad we are now part of the Broadway Connection family!”
Tonya Guldenpfennig
Premier Dance Academy
Clearwater, FL
Teacher(s): Shamicka Benn — Chicago

Today went great – thanks so much for everything! It was a fun surprise for them. Thank you again for another great Broadway Connection experience. I look forward to our next Broadway Connection Master Class!

Liliana Somma
Hermosa School of Dance & Music
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Teacher(s): Elaine Matthews, Joelle Gates, Erin Burton —
“Shamicka and Daniel were amazing! All of the kids were so inspired and now they are in love with Fosse! I know some of my advanced kids (including one of my boys) were a little apprehensive and closed minded to that style but literally came up to me at the end and thanked me for setting it up. The fact that Shamicka was singing while she was teaching us really impressed my kids. She has a beautiful voice! And Ben was so great with the intermediate. When they showed their dance we were all so impressed with their confidence and showmanship! I think one of the best parts was the Q&A at the end. I feel like the kids opened their eyes to a whole new world. They now want to be triple threats and understand that the more colors they have in their crayon box the more marketable they can be (words of wisdom from Shamicka J). Thank you so much for everything! The kids love the poster the cast signed! It is hanging up in our dance room.”
Sasha Naasz
Flowing Wells High School
Tucson, AZ
Teacher(s): Shamicka Benn & Daniel Gutierrez — Chicago

We had a great time with Hardy on Saturday! We all thought it was a great class and we learned a lot. Everyone loved seeing the show on Saturday too! I think they were just amazed that we got to go backstage.  It was such a fun surprise for them.  Thank you again for another great Broadway Connection experience.  I look forward to booking another Broadway Connection class in the future.

Lindsay Gogel
Works in Motion
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Teacher(s): Hardy Weaver — A Chorus Line
“Our Broadway Connection workshop yesterday was a WOW from beginning to end. Sara and Kyle were absolutely outstanding. Their energy, passion, dedication, and great personalities came through beautifully and we all had a great time. Thank you again for all your help and for the wonderful experience with Sara and Kyle. We will definitely be doing this again!”
Art Almquist
Tucson High Magnet School
Tucson, AZ
Teacher(s): Kyle Brown & Sara Andreas — Legally Blonde
“The master classes went GREAT! We loved having Lauren & Jeremy. They shared their energy, talent, technique and performing experiences in such an inspiring way. We'd love to work with Broadway Connections again in the future!”
Valarie Simpson
School of Dance Arts
Richmond, VA
Teacher(s): Lauren Linville & Jeremy Duvall — Wicked

If even one of my students remembers even half of what he taught they will improve 100%. It was an honor for me to host Broadway Connection Master Teacher, Robert Hartwell at my studio!  Thank you so much for arranging it for us!

Melissa Kelly Clark
Dance Studio of Braintree
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Robert Hartwell — Dreamgirls
“It was a great opportunity learning how to not only do the choreography but to be able to create a story out of it. It was spectacular learning from professional cast members of South Pacific, Thank you!”
Roxanna Pena
San Antonio School for the Performing Arts
San Antonio, TX
Teacher(s): Victor Wisehart — South Pacific

Not only were my students taught by an exceptional teacher and performer, they received thoughtful, genuine advice from a consummate professional. Alicia has gone far in this business because she is a special soul. I loved her thoughts about supporting one's colleagues when they receive a role or special recognition. Far too many students come from a place of fear and competition and Alicia's words of encouragement gave my students a new perspective on show business as a way of life that can be healthy, supportive and even nurturing. It is their attitude they bring to that audition or class that will set them apart from others! In the words of my students -- Amazing Alicia is Awesome!

Michael Barriskill
Barriskill Dance Theatre
Durham, NC
Teacher(s): Alicia Albright — Wicked
“Tiffany was so wonderful with our girls. They loved her immediately. She was warm, engaging, and enthusiastic. Tiffany was able to simplify Supercal and Step In Time so that even our youngest dancer felt she was part of the Mary Poppins tour! All of our dancers were absolutely challenged, encouraged, and inspired! We feel blessed to have experienced such an extraordinary, talented performer and teacher such as Tiffany. Thank you for the time you spent to organize the backstage tour and master class for our girls at Elite Dance Academy. We look forward to more Broadway Connection experiences in the future.”
Carrie Nitchoff
Elite Dance Academy
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Teacher(s): Tiffany Howard — Mary Poppins
“Jeremy was an inspiration to every dancer in the master class. He brought such a wealth of dance knowledge to the studio and also taught life lessons that the girls will carry with them forever! Because of Jeremy's passion for dance, the girls just want to keep 'dancing through life'! Thanks to Broadway Connection for allowing me to give my students this opportunity,”
Cindy Ory
Cindy Ory Dance Studio
New Orleans, LA
Teacher(s): Jeremy McQueen — Wicked
“Shamicka and Daniel were amazing! All of the kids were so inspired and now they are in love with Fosse! I know some of my advanced kids (including one of my boys) were a little apprehensive and closed minded to that style but literally came up to me at the end and thanked me for setting it up. The fact that Shamicka was singing while she was teaching us really impressed my kids. She has a beautiful voice! And Ben was so great with the intermediate. When they showed their dance we were all so impressed with their confidence and showmanship! I think one of the best parts was the Q&A at the end. I feel like the kids opened their eyes to a whole new world. They now want to be triple threats and understand that the more colors they have in their crayon box the more marketable they can be (words of wisdom from Shamicka J). Thank you so much for everything! The kids love the poster the cast signed! It is hanging up in our dance room.”
Sasha Naasz
Flowing Wells High School
Tucson, AZ
Teacher(s): Shamicka Benn & Daniel Gutierrez — Chicago
“We had a great time at our workshop! Andrew was fun, energetic, and down to earth. He had great advice about the business and was very clear in teaching the combination. The dancers really enjoyed the workshop. I thought the Broadway Connection process was great and easy to set up. I will definitely do it again! Thanks so much!”
Jennifer Renfrow
Center Stage Academy of Performing Arts
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Teacher(s): Andrew Hodge — A Chorus Line

We had a great time! Ryan was so inspiring to our dancers, as well as encouraging, entertaining, fun, and just plain nice! Every student who attended the workshop could not stop talking about it on Saturday and Sunday at class. We are anxiously awaiting our next workshop with Broadway Connection! This is such a wonderful opportunity for our dancers and your organization is so professional and a pleasure to work with.

Vicki Hartkopf
Perrysburg Academy of the Performing Arts
Toledo, OH
Teacher(s): Ryan Jackson — Wicked

I want to thank you and your organization for bringing McCann's School of Dance two fantastic master classes in the last two months. Joseph was amazing. He was a great teacher and worked with the students so graciously at their level giving them confidence and satisfaction at the same time. Many of the students did attend one of the performances. What a thrill to see professional Broadway dancers performing some of the same choreography they learned the day before. The fun and excitement these lucky students had.... Priceless!

Sandy McCann
McCann's School of Dance
Hershey, PA
Teacher(s): Emilee Dupre & Joseph Corella — Grease
“Andrew was fantastic! He is an excellent teacher as well as dancer. He was very articulate, inspiring and fun. The students got a great mix of warm-up and technique tips to challenging, original choreography. Andrew made everyone in the class feel good about dancing. Broadway Connection was a great experience for my studio and one none of my dancers will ever forget! Thank you!”
Debbie Wilkerson
Wilkerson Dance Studio
Indianapolis, IN
Teacher(s): Andrew Hodge — A Chorus Line
“The class was WONDERFUL! The kids are still talking about Brittany! She really embraced the students and made them feel special as well as successful. Brittany is a true educator. Just a perfect experience, once again, with a Broadway Connection teacher!”
Melissa Kelly Clark
Dance Studio of Braintree
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Brittany Marcin — Young Frankenstein
“My students came away with professional training and valuable information that will stay with them forever. He inspired them to go for it and to realize that anything is possible with hard work and dedication! Thank you for thiswonderful program that teaches and inspires young dancers to go for their dreams!”
Marla Navarrete
Chula Vista High School
San Diego, CA
Teacher(s): Robbie Roby — Billy Elliot
“Thank you for arranging a GREAT vocal workshop for my students! They all had great feedback and really enjoyed the class! Please pass our thanks along to Luke. He was fabulous! Thanks!”
Patty Novack-Briggs
Charlotte Braun Dance Studio
Cleveland, OH
Teacher(s): Luke Grooms — Phantom of the Opera
“The workshops were wonderful! This was our third Broadway Connection workshop and everyone loved Geoff and Tiffany. Tiffany taught our younger students' and she covered the whole aspect of musical theater. The students worked on the importance of conveying the emotion and identity of their character as well as learning choreography. They loved it. Geoff taught our older students and incorporated the identity of the musical theater character as well. We love tap at our studio and this was a really awesome workshop. Some of our students had already been to see the show so they had the opportunity to have their program book autographed and get a picture.”
Lynn Russell
Let's Dance Studio
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Teacher(s): Tiffany Howard — Mary Poppins
“I will definitely recommend Broadway Connection to everyone! We loved Victor's class! He was a wonderful dancer, but also a wonderful teacher, and that doesn't always go hand in hand with professionals! He truly was amazing. Thanks so much for what you do!”
Michelle Davis
Miami Valley Ballet Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
Teacher(s): Victor Wisehart — South Pacific
“Thank you for the wonderful class we had yesterday with Jessica. She was a great teacher and really gave the girls some insight into college prep and working professionally. This was truly a great experience and we will definitely be taking advantage of another class in the near future. Thank you again!”
Jennifer LaFlamme
Dance Progressions
Worcester, MA
Teacher(s): Jessica Wockenfuss — Spamalot
“Our students had a great time with Ian and many of them were able to see him perform in A Chorus Line. Ian did an excellent job and was very positive. It was such an excellent opportunity for our students to work with a working Broadway dancer and get insight into the gypsy life first hand. We will definitely continue to bring in BROADWAY CONNECTION teachers!”
Darra Gasper
Carry Ballet Conservatory
Raleigh, NC
Teacher(s): Ian Liberto — A Chorus Line
“Thank you for coordinating such a wonderful program. The instructors were fabulous in every way their knowledge, ability to relate to young students and their professionalism. We look forward to many more events with Broadway Connection in the future.”
Kristin Davis
KICKS Academy of Dance
Philadelphia, PA
Teacher(s): Jennifer Mathie — Spamalot
“Gretchen was awesome with the students! They loved being visited by a real life Broadway performer and last night was extra cool because Gretchen grew up less than 2 hours away from us. It's like she's one of our own and she gave some of the kids the confidence to realize they may one day be at her caliber. She had a great rapport with them and gave them all many things to think about prior to and during an audition. I was very grateful for her comments. Thank you!”
Elaine Laws
Althoff High School
St. Louis, MO
Teacher(s): Gretchen Burghart — Legally Blonde
“Dion gave our dancers an amazing class! They had a great time and really enjoyed the high-energy dance Dion shared in class. We were so proud to host a Broadway Connection teacher of such caliber at our studio. Thank you for the opportunity!”
Alyson Veit
Powell Dance Academy
Columbus, OH
Teacher(s): Dion Wilson — The Lion King
“The master class with Alexandra Ellis was fabulous! She was very gracious to the students, energetic, and inspiring. The kids loved her! She made them feel like Broadway stars in the making. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!”
Tammy Jordan
Cabarrus Dance Academy
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): Alex Ellis — Legally Blonde
“The master class was wonderful and Erin was truly on top of her game. Erin taught 50 students a dance combination, coached some of their songs, and also did some sides coaching. The students really appreciated having the professionals there, and they really listened closely to the advice she had to give on various aspects of the business. Of course, it's stuff we say all of the time, but it seems to have more weight when someone touring with a show they all LOVE shares the same useful information. She did give new insights into the process, and offered firsthand accounts of touring life, auditioning, the business, etc. We would love to do this again in the future!”
Robert W. Tudor
Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL
Teacher(s): Erin Wilson — Wicked
“I don't know if there are words to describe the experience that the students had during the master class. They truly enjoyed Molly's energy and her enthusiasm was infectious. We all went to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the same day as the class. I know that was an unforgettable experience for all of the students and parents. It tied everything in for them, from rehearsal to performance. Again, I thank you for this wonderful opportunity. The students and myself truly enjoyed it and will not forget it.”
Chad Beegle
First Philadelphia Charter School for Literacy
Philadelphia, PA
Teacher(s): Molly Mahoney — Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
“The kids had an absolute blast with Lindsay! She took the time to give each one of them a professional vocal audition critique and improved their performance technique as well as added some serious power to their confidence levels. I know that the cast was only in town for a couple days so I am very grateful you were able to get a teacher as awesome as Lindsay to come in. I saw the show on their first night here and they were tremendous!”
Elaine Laws
Althoff High School
St. Louis, MO
Teacher(s): Lindsay Clayton — Hairspray
“Our students keep telling us they enjoy Broadway Connection workshops more than any other kind. Thank you for sending such great artists to us. You guys totally rock!”
Julie Knowles
Collierville Arts Academy
Memphis, TN
Teacher(s): Shylor Martinez — Wicked
“Lauren was amazing! The kids cannot stop talking about how much fun she was! She was dealing with a range of abilities. In all, this experience was fantastic for the kids. It really inspired them to work harder! We WILL be working Broadway Connection again and again! Thank you so much for the opportunity!”
Bing Osterman
Millington School of Dance
Memphis, TN
Teacher(s): Lauren Linville — Wicked
“Broadway Connection is so amazing! Our kids had such a wonderful experience! Tiffany was extremely high energy and we were so amazed that after she left the workshop, she would then go on to do two shows that evening! All of the students are still talking about it! As a studio owner, I think it is so important to provide that connection to what is taught in class and how it connects to the outside world. Broadway Connection really helped us to make that connection. Our students really saw that it is possible to reach a dream no matter where they are located. Bringing Broadway Connection to our studio was a life changing experience for our students and I look forward to bringing them back to help further the education of my students! Thank you so much!”
Carla Birmingham
Dance Continuum
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Teacher(s): Tiffany Howard — Mary Poppins
“The workshop was great! What an awesome way to learn from a Broadway professional in the comfort of your own studio. Pilar was amazing and taught a great routine from Chicago. My dancers loved learning from her and are still talking about the workshop. We are definitely looking forward to hosting another event with Broadway Connection!”
Lauren Jones
Cincy Dance
Cincinnati, OH
Teacher(s): Pilar Milhollen — Chicago
“Stephen was GREAT! The girls had a lot of fun and got a great workout. They kept up with him and he was so excited to have them. We stayed again to see the show and brought a few of the girls with us to see it. They loved seeing the same dance on stage that they performed in class. Thanks again for sending him!”
Karen Yospe
Karen Sachs Academy of Dance
Baltimore, MD
Teacher(s): Stephen Carassco — Young Frankenstein
“Thank you so much for sending Robert to us. He was wonderful! The kids had a great day! he was so kind, and professional, and gave the kids a great work out. He was very willing to share his experience and suggestions with all. Everyone also loved the show. Thanks for your time on the administrative end of things. Let Robert know how much we appreciated him. Also hi to Lauren Masiello for us if she's still on your staff. We often think of her! Thanks,”
Jocelyn Braudt
River Valley Dance Academy
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher(s): Robert Hartwell — Dreamgirls
“Robert was amazing and we enjoyed every second with him. He is such a wonderful soul...so nice, caring, and talented. The kids loved him and Jeannie and I absolutely adore him. Please keep in touch with us, as we would love to have Broadway Connection host another master class. And maybe we could have Robert teach again when he comes back to Boston. Thank you so much!”
Kim Kelliher
Edge Studio of Dance
Boston, MA
Teacher(s): Robert Hartwell — Dreamgirls
“Thank you so much for the fabulous opportunity to have Tiffany at The Edge Dance Studio through Broadway Connection! It was a great experience, and the kids had a blast! Tiffany was extremely professional and approachable for the students at all levels! We are very excited because we have tickets to see her in the show on Sunday night! Thanks to the Broadway Connection!”
Sunny Reelhorn Parr
THE EDGE Dance Studio
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Teacher(s): Tiffany Howard — Mary Poppins
“Lauren was WONDERFUL! We loved her, the students loved her and the parents loved her. She was so energetic and great with kids. We've had master teachers come in before who were great dancers but just ok with the kids. Lauren kept them engaged, excited and very in character. She also was VERY helpful in making sure anyone who wanted got a backstage tour. I was so happy with the way the day went. Thank you to Broadway Connection for this great experience!”
Amber Frishman
Dance Xplosion
Austin, TX
Teacher(s): Lauren Kadel — Wizard of Oz
“Michael was awesome and the kids really enjoyed his class. He absolutely inspired the students and stressed the importance of ballet classes. As instructors, we are always telling the kids that ballet is the basis of all dance and truly important for their dance education. It always helps to have things reinforced by other people aside from their teachers, especially from a working professional performer. It was a lot of fun and a great experience for the kids. We will hang our signed poster up at the studio with great pride and look forward to our next Broadway Connection! Thank You!”
Cheri Urie
Elite Dance Academy
Nashville, TN
Teacher(s): Michael Fatica — Beauty and the Beast
“The kids had the most amazing time with Lindsay and Ryan! They were great, super fun, had a ton of energy! It is so awesome that you offer this kind of service so I can pass that along to my students to be inspired, motivated, and excited about dance and all that the business has to offer! Thank you a million times over! Can't wait for the upcoming season to begin!”
Kelly Skaggs
Studio One Dance Company
Milwaukee, WI
Teacher(s): Lindsay Wood & Ryan Jackson — Wicked
“Shamicka was great! The kids absolutely loved her. She was professional, very encouraging and went out of her way to acknowledge each and every dancer, giving them individual corrections as well as inspiring them with her natural wit and charm. We highly recommend her to anybody looking for a teacher who goes beyond merely teaching a class; Shamicka is a teacher who truly loves what she does and makes it her goal to instill a passion for dance in each student that she teaches. Her contemporary combination was absolutely beautiful and her Fosse style class was spot on, and extremely enjoyable.”
Linda Juliano
The Dance Connection
New Haven, CT
Teacher(s): Shamicka Benn — Chicago
“The workshop was great - our students loved it and Kevin was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. Our student feedback was excellent. They had a great time and they felt his training and feedback was extremely helpful, as was the Q&A at the end where they were able to learn more about his career trajectory. In short, we were thrilled with the experience. Thank you again for helping us make this happen!”
Lauren Rutlin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Teacher(s): Kevin Yee — Wicked
“Jennifer was a breath of fresh air. She was so inspiring to the girls and so much fun to be around. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the class. We very much appreciate Broadway Connection for bringing her to us.”
Gina Kennedy
Water Street Dance Company
Peoria, IL
Teacher(s): Jennifer Mathie — Spamalot
“Sara was awesome! The kids loved her and were very excited to also see her perform. She has good teaching skills, as well as good people skills. We look forward to another Masters class. Please keep us up to date on area happenings. Thank you!”
Lisa Horn
L.A. Dance Center
St. Louis, MO
Teacher(s): Sar Andreas — Legally Blonde
“The students absolutely loved Monette and Rachel's class! It was such a great time and experience for them! I was so impressed with their friendly personalities and enthusiasm for teaching! Monette and Rachel were so professional and at the same time approachable. Thank you for everything!”
Traci Stone
Tracie Stone's Dance Connection
Lexington, KY
Teacher(s): Monette McKay & Rachel Frankenthal — Mamma Mia
“Ven was wonderful. He had a great rapport with all ofour students. His class was a real work-out and our dancers loved it! One of our dancers went to the show that evening and he took her back stage to meet some of the other performers. Thank you again for making this opportunity possible.”
Susan Grissinger
The Right Combination Dance Studio
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Ven Daniel — Legally Blonde
“Trey was wonderful! Not only did he give a great class but he pinpointed each and every student on their positive points and things that needed worked on. We would have him back anytime! It was once again a great experience for Broadway Dance Studio!”
Karen Prunzik
Broadway Dance Studio
Pittsburgh, PA
Teacher(s): Trey Gillen — Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
“Lauren was such a delight. The students loved her class. I asked what their most valued impression of her was and it was her energy and the fact that she actually took the time to go over and over the choreography until she knew they had it. They also were very interested in her career history and she did an excellent job on delivering that. Now my oldest grand-daughter wants to be a flying monkey in Wicked! Thanks so much for sharing her with us.”
Shirley Hogan
Fascinatin Rhythm
Jacksonville, FL
Teacher(s): Lauren Linville — Wicked
“The Broadway Connection Master Class was truly an amazing opportunity for our students. Molly was excellent with the students. The children were mesmerized with her. She was also so gracious to us at the theater. What a wonderful thing you are doing for children who may have stars in their eyes. I know we would like to do this again in the future. The children had a blast!”
Dr. Booker
Global Leadership Academy Charter School
Philadelphia, PA
Teacher(s): Molly Mahoney — Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
“I just wanted you to know that Latrisa was an absolute delight!!! She is incredibly talented as a dancer and a teacher. She was so patient with my students and shared so much valuable information with them that they will be able to utilize for years to come. Thank you so much for allowing my students to be taught by such an amazing, talented, positive person!”
Tenitra Oats
Precision Dance Center
Charlotte, NC
Teacher(s): LaTrisa Harper — The Color Purple
“What a wonderful class Jennifer taught. Her enthusiasm and energy were infectious and the students absolutely loved her. She clearly broke down all steps and made the choreography very accessible to everyone. She did a wonderful job of commenting on each student during the class. She was truly optimistic and a great role model for our students. During the Q&A she was well spoken and had great responses to even tough questions. Thanks you so much and we look forward to the next class!”
Ryan Justus
Dance 10/Performing Arts Academy
San Francisco, CA
Teacher(s): Jennifer Mathie — Spamalot
“Molly was amazing!!! I cannot sing her praises loud enough. She gave a wonderful class, full of fun choreography and expertly taught. Her Q & A was informative to both students and parents. And we so appreciated her warm, inviting attitude and personal touch! We had people come to all three of the weekend shows. She also invited us to tour backstage - something the my children will never forget!”
Stephanie Bogrett
Grace Studios School of Dance
Denver, CO
Teacher(s): Molly Mahoney — Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
“Joe was absolutely fabulous. The dancers just loved him. He was very down to earth and was not afraid to be himself and be silly at times, which let our dancers feel free to be themselves as well. Everyone had a great time. Thank you again for the poster, we will put it on our wall with our others and a wonderful reminder of the class. We look forward to having another class. It is always a pleasure working with you. Thank you again for the opportunity.”
Susan Grissinger
The Right Combination Dance Studio
Orlando, FL
Teacher(s): Joseph Corella — Grease
“Dion was wonderful! He has such a rich performance history- that alone made us excited to have him. After the show, he gave us a back stage tour that was amazing. We hold our annual recital at the same theater and it was wonderful for all the kids to see how the backstage was transformed. Dion also brought the little boy who played young Simba along on the tour. The kids and parents were awe struck and thought I was amazing for setting this up. And thank you for the poster too. That's the first time we received one and it makes a difference! Thank you so much!”
Neisha Glenn
Neisha's Dance Academy
San Diego, CA
Teacher(s): Dion Wilson — The Lion King
“The workshops were both really great! My tech students enjoyed talking with Sharika. She has such a great presence and was very supportive of the kids and what they wanted to do. The kids got a real eye-opener on how it's done in the real world. LaTrisa held them to form and made them work and called them on it if they didn't. It was really good for them to get that professional confirmation of the work they are doing and how to bring it up a notchfor such a competitive field.”
Abbie Malkewitz
LaVilla School of the Arts
Jacksonville, FL
Teacher(s): Latria Harper & Sharika Niles — The Color Purple

We had a great time!  Keven and Holly were a lot of fun and the kids loved them both.  The routines were fun and they were eager to show their friends in class this week what they had done.  The Q and A was really interesting and enjoyable for the kids and parents. It’s such a neat experience for everyone and I can’t wait for the next one!

Melanie Pede
Robin's Dance Studio
Houston, TX
Teacher(s): Keven Quillon and Holly Ann Butler — Shrek the Musical

Walh Studios was thrilled with our Broadway Connection Master Class yesterday.  It was a terrific experience for the students and Tiffany Howard was wonderful!  Tiffany had so much energy and enthusiasm, and was truly giving of her knowledge to all of the participants.  Thank you!

Katie Walh
Walh Studios
Buffalo, NY
Teacher(s): Tiffany Howard — Mary Poppins
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