In-School Programs

Including arts education in the curriculum is a proven way to engage students who may not otherwise be engaged.

Experience Broadway with Inside Broadway!

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Inside Broadway’s goal is to introduce our city’s young people to the joys and advantages of live theatre. New York City is the theatre capitol of the world and every New York City public school student should have the opportunity to experience Broadway in their lives. Students will experience what it’s like to be in the spotlight and bask in the applause.

Inside Broadway’s flagship residencies will have your students starring in their very own production. Students in this program will learn all the necessary elements of theatre to build their own musical. These unique programs integrate all theatrical techniques such as choreography, voice, and acting while being conducted by a theatre professional who will guide your students to finding the star inside of them. Our fun and interactive residencies are designed to give your students a true theatrical experience. So raise the curtain and light the lights!

Inside Broadway’s fun, hands-on, interactive theatre residency programs bring theatre professionals directly into your school to develop an appreciation and understanding of theatre while creating an unforgettable and fun experience!

All of our residency programs are specially created to fit each school’s individual needs. Our residency programs promote experiential learning, encourage critical thinking and foster a sense of community. All programs link directly to the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts for Theater.

Bring an Inside Broadway teaching artist into your school to create a uniquely tailored theater experience for your students. Contact us today!

In-School Programs

Build A Musical

Our most popular residency, Build A Musical gives your students the tools needed to present their own musical revue for the entire school community. Starting with the basic building blocks of musical theatre to tips that the pros use, our professional teaching artist directs your students on their way to taking the stage with pride! While learning the music and choreography in preparation for showtime, your students will also be demonstrating teamwork and develop a greater sense of self-esteem.

Popular Build a Musical themes

  • Broadway Rock’s The 80’s
  • Surf’s Up Broadway!
  • Fabulous 50’s Sock Hop
  • Next Stop, NYC
  • Ozmania
  • Broadway Showstoppers!

Pre K to Broadway

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Learning has never been so much fun! Our young learners are curious about the world and what better way to learn about it than through music and dance? Our hands- on, experiential learning approach to Pre K education melds the content rich world of the Pre K curriculum with fun activities that build community, confidence, comprehension and language skills.

Popular Pre K to Broadway themes

  • Land and Sea: learning about insects and sea creatures
  • Seuss Sense: stories and songs from Dr. Seuss that explores responsibility and community
  • Cartoons to Showtunes: classic cartoon characters come to life on stage with music and movement

Recommended for Pre K , D75 and ELL students

Spotlight on Black History - All Aboard the A Train

This residency celebrates the great voices of the Harlem Renaissance through music, dance and literature and highlights the culturally rich decade that made Harlem home to Duke Ellington, Countee Cullen, Ethel Waters and Aaron Douglas. Students will discover the origins of Art Deco, Tap Dancing and Jazz while learning songs such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing”, “Take the A Train” and “Hit Me With A Hot Note” to use in their own choreographed production.

Recommended for grades 3-12

Spotlight on Black History - Celebrate the 60’s

This residency explores the ever changing world of the 1960’s from the civil rights movement to the first space flight. Students will learn about these important changes in society through the lens of the music that defined a decade and helped to shape a generation. Our teaching artist will work with your students to help them learn about this time in our country through song and dance.

Recommended for grades 3-12

Spotlight on Careers in Theatre!

This careers in theatre residency is perfect for middle school and high school students who are thinking about the future! Working theatre professionals from different backgrounds will discuss and demonstrate their expertise while making curriculum connections. Some careers include: Producer, Technical Director, Set Designer, Performer and Marketing.

Recommended for grades 6-12

Hip Hop Broadway

During this residency, your students will explore and discuss the themes raised in contemporary musicals from the hip hop genre but will surprisingly learn these shows have their roots in traditional musical theatre. Besides deconstructing the songs, the students will learn the songs with choreography so they can showcase what they have developed!

Recommended for grades 5-12

Sing Out! - Find Your Voice

Create a glee club in your school! This residency will have your students working together for a common goal. Many voices become one with Inside Broadway’s choral residency that promotes teamwork and community through music education. Using songs from classic Broadway musicals and popular music today, our professional teaching artist and musical director will guide students from novice singers to singing stars.

Recommended for grades 3-12

Words Used Wisely

This residency uses spoken word and poetry to ignite the student’s creative process and encourage social development. Using themes from their own lives, the students will work with a Teaching Artist to compose a tapestry of thoughts that represents who they are while tackling everyday obstacles and challenges. Working on both group and solo projects, students will learn to find their unique voice while improving English Language Arts skills.

Recommended for grades 5-12 and ELL students

Emotional Literacy

This fun, musical theater based program is specially designed to support the Emotional Literacy component of your school’s curriculum. Inside Broadway will work with your classroom teachers and related service providers to construct a program that uses theater games, music, dance and text to enable students to better identify and process their emotions. Goals for the program include improved communication and relationship skills as well a greater sense of self awareness.

Recommended for D75 populations

One World Tales

Let Inside Broadway open the world to your students through the art of storytelling! Explore other cultures through folktales that tell the stories and legends of other lands. Working with an Inside Broadway teaching artist, students will not only hear tales from other countries and continents, but will work together to create their own folktales that reflect their family’s unique culture.

Recommended for grades 1-5 and ELL students

The Gateway to America

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free” are the opening words on the Statue of Liberty. These words welcomed thousands of immigrants to the United States and NYC to begin new lives, but what did they really mean? This program will guide students through the journey of immigrants through Ellis Island at the turn of the century using music, dance and factual text. Students will interview family members to find out more about their cultural roots and journeys and use this information to construct a script for the play.

Recommended for grades 3-8 and ELL students

5, 6, 7, 8…. Dance

Bring a professional dancer to your classroom to put your students through their paces! This fun, theater dance based workshop gives students a hands-on experience of what it takes to be a professional dancer. Working with a professional dancer, students will learn dance terminology, proper dance form including body alignment, dance space and use of rhythm while learning original choreography to perform in a culminating event.

Recommended for grades 3-12

All the World’s a Stage - Shakespeare Shake-Up

Speak the King’s speech using text written by the world’s greatest playwright William Shakespeare. Students will explore phonics and the etymology of words through the Bard’s plays. Utilizing context clues to interpret language, story and character while exploring themes, story structure and characters. This hands-on approach uses rap, poetry and iambic pentameter to help students understand and relate to the words of Shakespeare.

Recommended for grades 5-12

Build A Graduation

End the year on a theatrical note by adding a music and dance to your graduation! Let Inside Broadway help you design a fun and exciting celebration for your graduates. Working with our teaching artist and musical director, students will learn choreographed vocal numbers to dazzle parents on this special day.

Recommended for grades K-12

Students with The End SignStudies have shown that including arts education in the curriculum is a proven way to engage students who may not otherwise be engaged by traditional classroom techniques. These students often thrive when there is an arts education presence in the classroom and strong evidence suggests that sustained involvement in the arts is highly correlated with success in math and language arts.

Check out our Tips for Teachers page for a few excellent Theater Games to play with your students.

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Call us at 212.245.0710 to discuss your unique program.