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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
New York, NY
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
Hersehy, PA
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
Perrysburg, OH
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
Philadephia, PA
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
Hermosa, CA
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
La Porte, IN
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
Broomfield, CO
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
Warrensburg, MO
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
Charlote, NC
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
Hurst, TX
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
Florence, KY
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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