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The Academy 2021-2022

The Academy is proud to be a flourishing part of the Coral Springs/Parkland community and is designed to offer students 5-19 years of age the opportunity to learn and experience show business first hand. Studying during the school year is designed so each student can thrive in their training, become more involved, and receive individual attention. All of our classes culminate in full-scale Broadway style productions and recitals performed on a professional stage. Classes begin September 20 and run through April 2022.

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  • First month payment installment and $10 service fee due upon registation
  • Multi Class Discount - Save 10% on each additional class 

Important Registration Info

  • All families must submit Medical & Sign Out Authorization utilizing the online link below.
  • All families must submit a signed Covid Compliance Form. Email completed forms to [email protected].
  • For a complete information guide on the 2021-2022 Season, check out our Family Information Packet.

Ensemble Classes

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These inspiring programs allow students to train with professionals & build self-esteem and confidence. Classes culminate with an end of season Recital. Recital Date: April 27, 2022 at 6pm *Subject to change

Singing FUNdamentals (Grades 3-5) Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

The main theme of this class is to learn more about the voice as an instrument and build the self-confidence to sing proudly. The curriculum is filled with FUN and creative exercises to learn the necessary vocal techniques; breathing, placement, harmonizing, blending, and basic music sight-reading. Each student’s skill level is determined and further developed.

Tuition: $80 per month

Recital: April 27, 2022 *Subject to change

Classes Begin: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

 

Acting FUNdamentals (Grades 3-5) Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm

Acting is a necessary class for those interested in developing skills to enhance the quality of their performance. The curriculum is filled with FUN and innovative exercises, which include theatre games, improvs, monologue work and character studies. Each student’s skill level is determined and further developed.

Tuition: $80 per month

Recital: April 27, 2022 *Subject to change

Classes Begin: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Acting & Improv (Grades 6+) Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm

This acting ensemble class will focus on the fundamentals of acting theory, the building blocks of modern acting, and the foundation of improvisation techniques. Students will create their own resources to become self-sufficient, intelligent, and intuitive actors. With focus on comedic timing, and preparing for the role you want. 

Tuition: $80 per month

Recital: April 27, 2022 *Subject to change

Classes Begin: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

NSB Juniors

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Our introductory training program for our youngest students. NSB Juniors offers instruction for students in Grades K through 2nd and features lessons each week in acting, singing, and dancing! Recital Date: April 27, 2022 at 6pm *Subject to change

NSB Juniors (Grades K-2) Thursdays 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Imaginations run wild as these young performers build their self-esteem and creativity through theatre games, body expression, dance, and singing techniques. Each class includes study in DANCE, MUSIC & DRAMA, where each child’s skill level is determined and further developed. Our talented team of coaches guides our students through different activities and teaches techniques that ignite the performer inside!

Tuition: $80 per month

Recital: April 27, 2022 *Subject to change

Classes Begin: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Dance Classes

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Learn skill and technique while training your body and practicing movement. Recital Date: April 27, 2022 at 6pm *Subject to change

Hip Hop (Grades 3-6) Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm

Offering a structured method of learning various hip hop techniques while also promoting personal style and expression. Classes are full of fun and new choreography every week! This freestyle form of dance encourages students to strengthen their confidence and creativity.

Tuition: $80 per month

Recital: April 27, 2022 *Subject to change

Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Competition Team (Grades 7+/Audition Only) Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm

Our AWARD WINING Competitive Hip Hop team! Train throughout the course of the season to compete in high-level dance competitions. Advanced students only.  Those interested in Hip Hop Performance will be evaluated as to their skill level before being considered for the competition team. For audition information, contact the NSB Office: 954.344.5991.

FREE WORKSHOP/AUDITION: Tues. Septmber 14 from 7-8pm

CLICK HERE TO RSVP TO THE FREE HIP HOP WORKSHOP

Tuition: $80 per month

Recital: April 27, 2022 *Subject to change

Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Broadway Series

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Our training programs are developed on an independent study format so students can flourish while improving their skills. The students attend classes, workshops, and rehearsals in each area of study: MUSIC, DANCE, and ACTING.

Casting begins in October when our production staff has had the chance to assess the students' present capabilities. Everyone gets a role as either a lead, supporting, or ensemble member, which is a reflection of each individual's current abilities as they further develop their own style. Every cast member is important to the show's success and ensemble members should never feel slighted or less than important. 

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. 

Sweeney Todd (Grades 8 - High School) Mondays 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sweeney_Logo.pngAn intriguing opportunity for young aspiring actors beginning with Workshops in multiple performance techniques, including visiting professionals, to heighten their learning experience. Some of the Acting techniques taught include the following: character building and their connection to emotions, needs, and relationships. Vocal Training includes harmonizing, blending, music recognition and the emotional connection to the character. Dance techniques are emphasized to develop understandings of musical theatre performance.  The season continues with Auditions and placement in their full-scale Broadway style production which culminates in multiple performances allowing every actor to shine.

 

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has become a worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world.

 

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, features some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece is sure both to thrill and delight audiences.  

 

Tuition: $150 per month

Show Dates: April 16, 2022 *Subject to change

Classes Begin: Monday, September 20, 2021

Into The Woods Jr. (Grades 4-7) Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm (SOLD OUT)

Woods_Logo.pngStudents study performing on a twice a week format to reinforce retention and to allow for the best possible work envirorment for our busy and hard working students. 

Techniques taught are a combination of traditional and innovative theatre. A strong emphasis is placed on character development, vocal training, dance techniques as used in musical theatre, and an overall fun and enthusiastic approach to theatre study.  

Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever. 

Students train to be cast in rolls such as main characters, supporting characters, ensemble characters, dance & vocal teams, as well as scene crew. Every student participating performs in the show! 

WE ARE CURRENTLY AT FULL CAPACITY FOR INTO THE WOODS. EMAIL A COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM TO [email protected] TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST. 

CLICK HERE FOR A WAITLIST FORM

Tuition: $150 per month

Show Dates: April 21, 2022 *Subject to change

Classes BeginTuesday, September 21, 2021

Private Instruction

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Ages 8 - Adult. Appointments pending instructor's schedule. Please call 954.344.5991 for more information.

Private Voice

Private voice is a strong one on one study of the performer’s vocal technique.  It is a necessary class for those interested in developing the skills to improve voice and professional expertise.  This class is recommended for anyone who is interested in singing. Private Vocal studies can also include preparation for Thespian competitions, either individual or group pieces.  Private Lessons are an excellent opportunity to prepare for College and professional theatre auditions. 

1/2 Hour Lessons: $45 per class

1 Hour Lessons: $75 per class

Private Dance

The wide range of dance styles (Tap, Ballet, Jazz) can be covered allowing students the opportunity to connect technique with proper terminology. These techniques are an essential part of the Musical Theatre Industry and the student will achieve a higher level of knowledge that is required for professional theatre and college auditions.  Suitable dancewear and proper dance shoes are necessary.

1/2 Hour Lessons: $45 per class

1 Hour Lessons: $75 per class

Private Acting

Everything an actor needs to develop the skills necessary to succeed. You’ll be prepared for anything from school auditions, districts, college interviews or agency calls.  If you’re ready for a career, private acting will teach you what you need to know to succeed in the industry. Private acting also includes preparation for Thespian competitions, either individual or group pieces.

1/2 Hour Lessons: $45 per class

1 Hour Lessons: $75 per class

Private Piano

Piano/Keyboard lessons for beginners focus on piano basics; learning to read notes, read rhythms, play scales, play basic chords, music theory, hand placement, and other tools essential to play any style of music. Progress is catered to each student, allowing for maximum attention and development. Intermediate lessons will progress students to the next level, teaching sight reading, accompaniment and even college prep work. Play music you are passionate about!

1/2 Hour Lessons: $45 per class

1 Hour Lessons: $75 per class

Meet The Staff

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Our talented and compassionate staff hails from such reputable institutions as AADA, AMDA, Boston Conservatory, Florida State University and are National Board Certified Adjudicators. Thier performance credits include Broadway, national tours, Disney, film & television and the Joffrey Ballet. Our staff has trained with the best: Baryshnikov, Meisner, Morris, Shurtleff, and more!

Cynthia O'Brien - Artistic Director

NSBstaff1.jpgCynthia is responsible for facilitating all activities of the Coral Springs Center for the Arts’ youth theatre program.  She has over 22 years’ experience in youth theatre. Cynthia is a respected actress, director, playwright and producer. Her credits in youth theatre include being the Touring Director for Comedy Kids, a professional youth touring company which toured the United States and Canada. A resident teacher for the Los Angeles Shakespeare’s Youth Program, the managing director of Little Palm Theatre, the creator of Youth Action Theatre, and Artistic Director for The Entertainment Group. Cynthia has written numerous plays written especially for children of all ages to perform. 

Ms. O’Brien is a graduate from the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has directed over 130 productions in the last 25 years. Cynthia began her acting career in her youth at the age of 17 beginning in a production of Bye Bye Birdie, off Broadway.  Her career excelled to include many national touring productions including A Chorus Line, Equus, Chicago and she is the original Rosie Pitkins from the acclaimed Jimmie Shine.  Her performance credits include many productions in many of the regional theatres throughout the United States. She has studied with some of the infamous acting teachers including Sanford Meisner, Michael Shurtleff, Eric Morris, Viola Spolin and others.

Randy Koral - Communications Director

NSBstaff2.jpgRandy has been a part of the Next Stop Broadway family since its debut in 2003. A born performer, he honed his skills in the first incarnation of the program at the age of 9. Shortly thereafter, he jumped at the opportunity to work for NSB and thrived as a counselor and continued to advance to managerial positions. 

Currently, Randy is the Summer Camp Activities Director and serves as the Coordinator for the Youth Theatre Program, The Academy, under the guidance of the Artistic Director. Randy is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. 
 

Raquel Montesino - Music Instructor

NSBstaff3.jpgRaquel Montesino has been teaching at Next Stop Broadway and the Academy since 2008, and performing since before she can remember! During her time at The University of Central Florida, she performed professionally at Walt Disney World in Orlando in such productions as High School MusicalFinding Nemo, and the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review.

In addition to performing for various local theater's, Raquel has also utilized her talents as the resident Cabaret singer for The Center's Level 3 lounge. Raquel serves as one of Next Stop Broadway's musical directors in addition to teaching acting and voice techniques.  Raquel is very excited to meet this years students and to start working with each of them to help bring out their inner most performer! 

Abby Nigro - Acting Instructor

nsbstaff11.jpgAbby Nigro graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BFA in theatre performance, having received training there in techniques like Chekhov, Stanislavski, and Fitzmaurice Voicework.

Her favorite credits include playing the Fool in King Lear, Mary Warren in The Crucible, and directing a production of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio. She also instructs the Acting & Improv classes during Next Stop Broadway's Summer Camp and Academy programs.

Alix Roberts - Dance Instructor

NSBstaff4.jpgAlix has had a passion for dance and performing since the age of 2. She trained with Emmy Award nominated choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard in the Untouchables Dance Company, giving her the opportunity to travel and perform at events throughout Florida.

She received a Masters degree in Education from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing her love for teaching kids dance at Next Stop Broadway. In addition, she dances and choreographs professionally for the Delray Beach Open VolleyGirls.

Marcus Davis - Music/Dance Instructor

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Marcus attended Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music studying Music Theatre with a piano minor. He has since cultivated a career in professional theater and the creative arts. Recent acting credits include Nunsense A-MEN; Angels in America; La Cage aux Folles; Memphis; Ragtime and Nunsense Amen.

Some of his Music Directing credits include, The Rocky Horror Show, Dreamgirls, La Cage Aux Folles, Sophisticated Ladies, No Way to Treat a Lady, Rodgers and Hart, Kuni Leml, Dames At Sea, HAIR, Forever Plaid, Fallen: one hell of a musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,  Disney’s Aida, Legally Blonde, Hairspray: the Musical, Grease, West Side Story, and Little Shop of Horrors. 

Sophia Beharrie - Music Instructor

NSBstaff6.jpgSophia Beharrie is excited to be a part off the production team once again. Ms. Beharrie has worked as the music director for the Teen Project at Next Stop Broadway for 12 years. In addition, she is the Director of Vocal Studies at Dillard Center for the Arts. Ms. Beharrie serves as the Chairperson of the Florida Vocal Association and adjudicates District events throughout the State of Florida.  

She is a Soloist in the Tri-County area, and has served as a soloist/staff singer/section leader for The Master Chorale of South Florida. Ms. Beharrie has both bachelors and masters degrees in Music from Florida State University.

Dawn Ketz - Dance Instructor

NSBstaff8.jpgDawn has been the resident choreographer at Next Stop Broadway for 15 years. She is a graduate of the prestigious High School of Performing Arts in New York City, popularly known as the Fame school. Dawn continued her pursuit in the arts and went on to perform with the American Ballet Theater, Joffery Ballet, and the New York City Ballet. Additionally, Dawn was an original cast member of the Broadway production of 42nd Steet.

Dawn continues her love for the performing arts as an instructor with Next Stop Broadway. She enjoys instructing students for their college auditions and choreographing numerous productions. 

Jerel Brown - Dance Instructor

jtb_headshot.jpgJerel Brown is a South Florida based Performer/Choreographer. Jerel has done shows all over the US and Japan. Recent credits include Universal Studios Japan, MNM Productions and Slow Burn Theatre.

He has been with Next Stop Broadway since 2007. He has also choreographed many high school productions and competition pieces in Broward County and West Palm Beach. His students earning Superior Ratings at the District and State level. Jerel has won many awards for his work including Best Choreography at a National Performance Arts Festival.

Covid Protocol

A Critical component of NSB’s return is following all Center of Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Children and Families (DCF) guidelines to ensure providing a safe environment for our students and staff.

  • All Students and Staff members will wear masks at all times.
  • All Students and Staff members will have their temperature taken and hands sanitized upon entrance to the facility.
  • All Students arrive and depart at their own designated class time allowing safety and social distancing to be enforced.
  • All rooms, areas and items are sanitized regularly to assure all CDC safety protocols are in place.
  • There are no shared items. All Students must bring with them a bag with masks, hand sanitizer, tissues, bottled water, pencils. And all other needed items required for class.
  • Social Distancing will be enforced in all classrooms (this means no physical contact between instructors to Students and Students to Students)
  • To limit exposure only registered students and staff are permitted into classroom area 

Please do your part and help us prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Prior to Attending Next Stop Broadway

  • Take your child’s temperature periodically and make note for your own personal use. If your child has a temperature of 100.4 F or higher for any of those days, contact us in advance. Please also check other family members’ temperatures as well to ensure optimum health on the days they attend NSB.
  • To ensure your child's safety, you should reinforce proper hand washing techniques and the avoidance of face touching. Also discuss the need to stay at a comfortable distance from everyone.
  • All families must submit the mandatory Medical and Release Authorization & COVID Compliance Form which must be completed and returned via email prior to any child attending classes.
  • All registrations, and tuition payments should be done in advance which will help to limit the amount of person-to-person contact when checking in and signing out students.

During Classes

All students arrive and depart at their own designated time allowing safety and social distancing to be enforced.

All parents are to remain in their vehicles when dropping off and picking up children.

  • Dropping Off: Remain in your car and drive as far forward as possible in the front entrance driving loop and a Staff member will greet you to check student’s temperature and sign them in (Please Note: If your child has a temperature of 100.4 F or higher, they will not be allowed to attend class that day). Please be sure your child is masked and another staff member will greet your child as they sanitize their hands and then lead them to their classroom.

Older students who are arriving on their own must be masked and will have their temperature checked and hands sanitized before they are allowed to enter the premises.

  • Picking Up:  To assure your child’s safe release, DCF requires, for identification purposes, that a sign must be placed in your passenger window with your child’s name clearly marked. YOU MUST REMAIN IN YOUR CAR and drive as far forward as possible in the front entrance driving loop and a Staff member will escort your child to your car for pick up. 

Older students may leave the premises on their own unless prior restrictions are reported to the NSB Office.

  • If anyone displays any symptoms of illness, they will be sent home until the they have fully recovered. Symptoms include fever greater than 100.4 F, cough, difficulty with breathing or shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste and smell, etc. All parents will be notified in the event that a child or employee exhibits symptoms.    

After Attending Classes

  • Please wipe down all items your child brings home.
  • Encourage your child to use proper hand washing techniques with soap and water.
  • Periodically check our child’s temperature thought out the week. If your child has a temperature of 100.4 F or higher, they should not plan to attend classes until their temperature is back to normal for 72 hours.

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