{courtesy Next Stop Broadway}

By: Sharon Aron Baron

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is offering a fun, theatrical-based learning experience for children and teens culminating in two major musical productions. Next Stop Broadway: The Academy will provide training classes in acting, singing, and dance for students in kindergarten through high school.

The one-year program is comprised of a building block format which allows each student to excel and learn in a nurturing environment of their peers. Studying during the school year is designed, so each student is more involved and receives individual attention. All the programs culminate in full-scale Broadway-style productions and recitals performed on a professional stage.

Broadway Series

These training programs are developed on an independent study format so students can flourish while improving their skills. For only $130 per month, the students attend classes, workshops, and rehearsals in each area of study: music, dance, and acting.

Casting begins in early November when the production staff has had the chance to assess the students’ present capabilities. Everyone gets a role as either a lead, supporting player, or ensemble member, which reflects each individual’s current abilities as they further develop their own style.

The show is used as a vehicle to teach techniques that are more intriguing and challenging. The most powerful achievement will be their performance in a full-scale Broadway-style show at the end of the season, which can only be accomplished through consistent invigorating work and dedication.

  • Wizard of Oz for grades 4-7  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wild Party for grades 8-12 Mondays, 6 to 9 p.m.

Group Ensemble Classes

Classes are $60 per month for acting, singing, and dance, for grades K-12. These inspiring programs allow students to train with professionals and build self-esteem and confidence and culminate with an end-of-season recital.

  • NSB Juniors for grades K-12  Thursdays, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Singing FUNdamentals for grades 3-5 Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Acting FUNdamentals for grades 3-5  Wednesdays, 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Acting & Improv for grades 6-10  Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Vocal Performance for grades 6-10  Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Hip Hop Performance for grades 2+   Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Competitive Hip Hop – by audition only Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Musical Theatre Dance (Ballet, Tap, Jazz)  Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Private Coaching

Participants can work one-on-one with Next Stop Broadway’s talented instructors and strengthen their skills as a performer in acting, singing, or dance. Students can train for upcoming auditions, prepare pieces for talent competitions or college. The cost is $40 per half-hour lesson and $70 for a full hour.

To register, Parkland residents can call 954-344-5991, email nextstopbroadwaycs@gmail.com, or visit NextStopBroadwayCS.com.