Broadway Dance Ctr

★★★★☆

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Sports & Recreation
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Bev Brown offers a hip hop class here at BDC. While the class itself is a ton of fun and a fantastic workout, Bev also offers a workshop that she does unrelated to BDC. There is no audition, and she implies that paying means youre in all the pieces, but as it turns out, a certain 15 people are favored and all others are flat out kicked out of pieces that time and money went into learning. STAY AWAY

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Bev Brown offers a hip hop class here at BDC. While the class itself is a ton of fun and a fantastic workout, Bev also offers a workshop that she does unrelated to BDC. There is no audition, and she implies that paying means youre in all the pieces, but as it turns out, a certain 15 people are favored and all others are flat out kicked out of pieces that time and money went into learning. STAY AWAY

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BDC has a dizzying array of instructors and types of dance classes to choose from. It can be overwhelming for someone who is just exploring dance and haven't made up their mind yet on what they want to zone in on. Their website schedule is just delightful...it's like having a delicious menu of different classes and instructors to choose from everyday, teaching from early in the morning to past 10pm at night. Awesome! Yeah, they're pretty passionate about dance here...you can literally dance til you drop.

Their huge faculty means of course that the main problem will likely be finding someone that you click with. Some instructors are less attentive than others, and some are clearly favorites among regulars here (as evident by the 40+ people packed into particular classes). Definitely avoid peak hours if you aren't confident of your dance ability, as it would be easy to fall in between the cracks and get lost.

There are no set curriculums in the school, so this can be good or bad. Good part is that you can learn a whole lot here because everyone is so different. The bad part is that each class structure and materials taught are determined at the individual instructor's discretion...meaning that one instructor's idea of a beginner's class may not equal another instructor's idea of what qualifies as beginner material. Some move quicker than others, while others are more nurturing and mindful of the initial awkwardness that comes with learning any new dance.

My favorites here are Leslie Feliciano and Bev Brown, who both teach hip-hop. Their styles are distinct but I've learned to appreciate different things from both of them.

Don't get discouraged if you don't mesh well with a particular instructor. Definitely experiment here and keep and open mind and you will be guaranteed to find a class that you love. I'm looking to explore their Snap, Pop & Lock classes, as well as their Belly Dancing (which I've heard my friends rave about).

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★★★★☆

BDC has a dizzying array of instructors and types of dance classes to choose from. It can be overwhelming for someone who is just exploring dance and haven't made up their mind yet on what they want to zone in on. Their website schedule is just delightful...it's like having a delicious menu of different classes and instructors to choose from everyday, teaching from early in the morning to past 10pm at night. Awesome! Yeah, they're pretty passionate about dance here...you can literally dance til you drop.

Their huge faculty means of course that the main problem will likely be finding someone that you click with. Some instructors are less attentive than others, and some are clearly favorites among regulars here (as evident by the 40+ people packed into particular classes). Definitely avoid peak hours if you aren't confident of your dance ability, as it would be easy to fall in between the cracks and get lost.

There are no set curriculums in the school, so this can be good or bad. Good part is that you can learn a whole lot here because everyone is so different. The bad part is that each class structure and materials taught are determined at the individual instructor's discretion...meaning that one instructor's idea of a beginner's class may not equal another instructor's idea of what qualifies as beginner material. Some move quicker than others, while others are more nurturing and mindful of the initial awkwardness that comes with learning any new dance.

My favorites here are Leslie Feliciano and Bev Brown, who both teach hip-hop. Their styles are distinct but I've learned to appreciate different things from both of them.

Don't get discouraged if you don't mesh well with a particular instructor. Definitely experiment here and keep and open mind and you will be guaranteed to find a class that you love. I'm looking to explore their Snap, Pop & Lock classes, as well as their Belly Dancing (which I've heard my friends rave about).

Pros: Diverse instructors and curriculum, flexible schedule

Cons: Hit or miss experience

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If you're looking for a hiphop group class, this is the best place in town. Instructors are amazing and the studio is very clean and spacious. Great environment to learn in. Price is also pretty cheap-- under $20 per person (I forget the exact price). Only thing is since it is so popular, the classes can get pretty crowded, so you have to be OK sweating right alongside 40 other students. All in all I would recommend this place over any other hiphop school in the city.

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★★★★☆

If you're looking for a hiphop group class, this is the best place in town. Instructors are amazing and the studio is very clean and spacious. Great environment to learn in. Price is also pretty cheap-- under $20 per person (I forget the exact price). Only thing is since it is so popular, the classes can get pretty crowded, so you have to be OK sweating right alongside 40 other students. All in all I would recommend this place over any other hiphop school in the city.

Pros: cheap price (under $20 per class), clean studio space, amazingly talented instructors

Cons: because of popularity classes can get pretty crowded sometimes

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I take hip-hop classes here every week. I love them, but the $18 per class really adds up. Have fun!

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★★★★☆

I take hip-hop classes here every week. I love them, but the $18 per class really adds up. Have fun!

Pros: Awesome, professional instructors

Cons: Expensive

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I absolutely love BDC. Now in the new location on 45th and 8th, the studio is spacious, clean (for a dance center), welcoming, has an AMAZING faculty, and AIR CONDITIONED! BDC specializes in hip hop and jazz. If you are looking for good ballet training go elsewhere...like Steps.In the summer it gets very crowded with visiting groups and the classes are a bit too large. Also, I think that the prices went up so you should check on that even though you do have to understand that you are studying under some of the best in the business.

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★★★★★

I absolutely love BDC. Now in the new location on 45th and 8th, the studio is spacious, clean (for a dance center), welcoming, has an AMAZING faculty, and AIR CONDITIONED! BDC specializes in hip hop and jazz. If you are looking for good ballet training go elsewhere...like Steps.In the summer it gets very crowded with visiting groups and the classes are a bit too large. Also, I think that the prices went up so you should check on that even though you do have to understand that you are studying under some of the best in the business.

Pros: Great teachers, people, new studio

Cons: Can get too crowded in the summer. A bit pricey

 

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