We are excited to bring our Summer Roots Experience to the heart of musical theatre and Broadway….

New York City, July 31st to August 8th.

HYBRID (In-Person & Online)





  • Dance:Ballet, Jazz Technique, Tap, Theatre Dance & Hip-Hop
  • Original Broadway Choreography
  • Honest StoryTelling
  • StrengTHening Your Voice
  • Acting for camera
  • Practicing how to audition
  • College Prep (HS ONLY)
  • The fun of taking headshots
  • Tools for a healthy mindset
  • Friendships and inspiring others
  • Choosing The Right Material For You


Tuition Includes

  • Foundation classes in all areas of dance
  • Individual song or monologue coaching
  • Acting for camera class
  • Self-tape skills
  • Mock Audition Class
  • Celebrity Faculty Masterclass (Pending Availability)
  • Industry Talkbacks
  • Headshot workshop
  • Family & Friends access to our Final Workcase

What is a workcase?

A Workcase is our take on a “Showcase” for friends and family. It is the culmination of the work we have done together in the spirit of “practice makes progress.” It consists the work we have created from the master classes, individual coachings, and an ensemble number. Each BAC artist will perform either a 32 bar cut of a song or a monologue. Our online Workcase will be open to friends and family as a final demonstration and celebration of our work!

“BAC’s Summer Roots Experience leaves you feeling rooted for and uplifted by the community we create together!”

Sample schedule

  • 9:00 – 10:00
  • 10:00 – 11:00
    Broadway Rep Style with Q & A
  • 11:00 – 12:00
    Broadway Rep Style with Q & A
  • 12:00 – 12:30
  • 12:30 – 1:30
    Vocal Techniques class
  • 1:30 – 2:30
    Acting for Camera class
  • 2:45 – 5:15
    Musical Theatre/Song & Monologue Coachings
  • 5:15 – 5:30
    Journaling & Warm-down




Celebrity FACULTY

Summer Roots Collage



Sherisse Springer

Original Broadway Choreography

“Kiss me Kate“


Bryan Knowlton

Broadway’s “A Chorus Line“

Mock Audition Class


Jenny Parsinen



Mark “Swany” Swanhart

“Little Big Shots”


We all know zoom burnout is real so we have a modified schedule taking into account age appropriate screen time and breaks. We are about building community and process so there will be built in breaks to hangout and chat. Email us at info@broadwayartscommunity.com if you have any further questions.

We cap our enrollment at 50 students for Summer Roots, averaging 25 Teens and 25 adults. and 30 campers for BAC Junior. We are dedicated to providing very individualized coaching, so at this time we choose to have a more intimate environment.

A more detailed schedule will be provided a week before the intensive begins. For Summer Roots it will be a 6-7 our day beginning at 10am with built in screen time breaks and work to do on your own and with a buddy. For BAC Jr. it will be a 3-4 hour day beginning at 9am with short breaks.

Yes! The final Workcase will be an open Zoom format for family and friends to watch what you’ve been working on the past week. We encourage them to join in and zoom with us!



Katherine tokarz

Original Broadway Choreography

“Rock of Ages” & “White Christmas”

Katherine Tokarz is an actress, dancer, and singer originally from Massachusetts. On Broadway she could be seen in the original cast of ROCK OF AGES (Constance, Justice/Regina cover), the original cast of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (Rhoda), A CHORUS LINE (Kristine), and WICKED. She also sang a duet with Alan Menken at his Songbook Concert at Lincoln Center, and participated in the Workshops and Pre-Broadway version of LEAP OF FAITH at the Ahmanson Theater. Before Broadway, Katherine performed in Japan at Tokyo Disney and then in Paris at The Moulin Rouge, only after her glamorous start: dancing at Bar Mitzvahs and singing at weddings as a teenager. Since moving to LA, Katherine has been a recurring character on DON’T TRUST THE B– IN APARTMENT 23 and THE NEIGHBORS, both on ABC. Most recently, she galavanted around as the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler characters in THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ as well as “Annie Herman” in UMPO: TROOP BEVERLY HILLS and “Emily” the sharp-tongued Brit in UMPO: DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Rockwell Table & Stage. Other TV credits include: FAMOUS IN LOVE, GRANDFATHERED, SHIMMER AND SHINE, IT COULD BE WORSE, BLOOPERS, MERCY, THE TONY AWARDS and MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.