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Our International Student Visa Program has been carefully designed to facilitate your training and development in a welcoming supportive environment. Featuring the largest variety of classes of any studio in NYC with an unparalleled faculty of industry professionals, ISVP accepts applications from dancers ages 18+ at all levels. Broadway Dance Center is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students to its International Student Visa Program.
Your studies will amount to at least 18 mandatory hours of classes a week excluding rehearsals.
Applications may be submitted no sooner than 6 months prior to the start date requested.
Start dates and application deadlines are as follows:
Vacations WILL NOT be granted until you have been enrolled in the program for longer than 3 months. Vacations must be taken in 1-week increments.
BDC offers rolling admissions. You will be notified of acceptance within 7-10 business days after receipt of your completed application via email. You must have a valid email address.
Please read the following application instructions thoroughly and submit all application materials with care.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
$2,550 for 3 months
$4,650 for 6 months
$8,950 for 1 year
In order to succeed in the program, students must arrive with the necessary funds to support their living expenses during the semester. The M-1 Visa is a non-working visa, so students are not permitted to work during their studies. Please defer your application to the following semester if you need more time to amass these funds.
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Broadway Dance Center
Attn: International Student Visa Program
322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036 USA
Students whose application is refused by Immigration will receive a refund for all tuition paid, except application fees and some processing fees. These students must return the original I-20 and submit a copy of the letter from the U.S. Embassy or other proof stating reason for denial.
A student wishing to withdraw from the program early must notify Broadway Dance Center in writing. There are no refunds once you have begun the program, and no refunds will be given for any absences not made up during your period of study. Any approved withdrawals before the start of the program will incur a $150 administration fee.
You must provide proof of your own traveler's medical insurance before starting the program. You do not need to include this proof of insurance in your application, but you must have valid insurance before starting the program.
BDC does not provide medical insurance, but we do recommend CareMed International Travel Insurance (www.caremed-travelinsurance.com).
BDC is not responsible for injuries or illness incurred during your program, so it is imperative that as an international student you carry medical insurance before you begin and during your course of study with Broadway Dance Center.
Unfortunately, BDC is unable to provide student housing. Please email ISVP@bwydance.com, and we will connect you with our liaison at Student Housing Associates.
Broadway Dance Center will consider applications from students currently in the U.S. on M-1 and F-1 Visas; however, the two circumstances and application processes are very different
Students wishing to transfer to Broadway Dance Center’s ISVP Professional Semester must arrange a meeting with program administrators.