Musical Theatre at BDTS

BDTS is proud to offer a musical theatre program that provides dedicated vocal, dance and acting training, as well as performance opportunities for every student. 


Students new to BDTS with previous experience may be placed by age, or arrange an audition to be placed in the appropriate level.



Broadway Babies (ages 4-5) is a fun, upbeat class open to our youngest performers who love singing, dancing, acting, and the spotlight! 


Primary Musical Theatre is for beginning 5-7 year olds with no experience. Does your child love to perform? Singing, dancing, acting...this class has it all. Children will learn basic choreography and to memorize lines and music.  


Musical Theatre 1 is for 6-8 year olds with no experience. A more in-depth look at musical theatre to include staging, blocking, vocals, and choreography. Students have their own show in recital! 

Musical Theatre 2 students (ages 8+) are expected to have completed at least 1 recent year of MTR (not including Broadway Babies) and be placed by an instructor. Students will focus on technique, vocals, and choreography in this class. Students will perform in a separate show in spring! 

Musical Theatre 3 students (ages 9+) requires teacher recommendation. This two hour class focuses on vocals, choreography, and character development in separate segments. Students will perform in a separate show in spring! Strong readers preferred.


Musical Theatre Technique (Ages 10-18) This hour technique based class has a strong focus on dance and vocal technique. This class is for the student who wants to develop themselves as a strong stage performer. Students are welcome to take this class individually or along with another MTR class. Performance in a winter showcase and recital in the spring. 


Conservatory MTR Students should anticipate needing jazz, tap and character shoes. Students in the Conservatory level must be taking a ballet, tap or jazz class simultaneously.

Conservatory Musical Theatre 4 (Ages 10-18) Building on vocals, stage presence, and dance technique to continue their growth in musical theatre. Students will perform in a winter showcase and a full production in the spring. Requires at least one additional dance class in either MTR Technique, Ballet, or Jazz. Invitation only.

Conservatory Musical Theatre 5 & 6 For the serious performer. Students will have demonstrated strength in all 3 disciplines: vocals, acting, and dancing for stage. Students will audition for and perform in two full productions during the school year. Invitation only. Requires at least one additional dance class in either MTR technique, ballet, or jazz. 

Barriskill Dance Theatre School

3642 Shannon Road, Durham, NC, 27707


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