Our BAC Summer Roots Experience is a 9 day performing arts, training based intensive for aspiring actors, singers, and dancers. From middle school and high school ages, to college or professionals, Summer Roots takes you to the root of who you are as an artist, giving you a strong foundation you can always come back to.

Get ROOTED

  • 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

In you

$1500 Tuition Includes

  • Foundation classes in all areas of dance
  • Individual song and monologue coaching
  • One Individual Voice Lesson
  • Mock Industry Audition with agents and/or casting director
  • Celebrity Faculty Masterclass
  • Industry Talkbacks with Broadway pro’s
  • Headshot session with Professional Photographer
  • One theather ticket for the latest Broadway tour in Los Angeles
  • Two Tickets To Our Final Workcase

What is a workcase

A Workcase is our take on a “Showcase”. It is the culmination of the work we have done together for friends and family in the spirit of “practice makes progress.” It consists of staged ensemble numbers and work from the master classes staged by our Broadway Faculty. And each Roots artist will perform either a 32 bar cut of a song or a monologue.

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

Sample schedule for days 1-6

  • 10:00am – 11:00AM
    Dance warm up and jazz technique across the floor
  • 11:00AM – 1:00pm
    Broadway Rep (original choreography)
  • 1:00PM – 1:30PM
    Lunch Break
  • 1:30AM – 2:00PM
    Vocal Warmup + Technique
  • 2:00PM – 3:00PM
    Ensemble singing/learning harmony and a song
  • 3:00PM – 5:30PM
    Acting for Musical Theatre (individual song coaching)
  • 5:30PM – 6:00PM
    Journaling + Warm down

Plant your roots and register here!

Early Bird Discount. REGISTER BEFORE jANUARY 1ST = $1200

Celebrity FACULTY

GUEST FACULTY

THEATRE DANCE

Tyler Hanes

Original Broadway Choreography

“CATS”, “Hairspray”, “A Chorus Line”

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TAP

Wendy Rosoff

Original Broadway Choreography

“42nd Street”

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JAZZ

Katherine Tokarz

Original Broadway Choreography

“Rock of Ages” & “White Christmas”

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HIP-HOP

Nick Womack

Original Broadway Choreography

“Bring It On”

BALLET

ESTELLE SHAW

“Ballet Florida” & “Fosse”

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CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Jenny Parsinen

“Allegiance”

THEATRE DANCE

Jessica Lea Patty

Original Broadway Choreography

“Bandstand”

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SINGING

Louie Avila

Vocal Techniques + Lessons

“Wicked”

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Co-Executive Producer / Director

bethany rooney

WORKING WITH A TV DIRECTOR

“Bull” CBS

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Mark “Swany” Swanhart

“Little Big Shots”

FAQ’S

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.

For Adults and Teens in the Summer Roots Experience August 1-6 is 10:00am to 6:00pm. August 7th and 8th is 1:00pm to 9:00pm and August 9th, our “Work”case final day” is TBA, but tentatively 10:00am to 6:00pm with the “Work”case beginning at 4:30pm. For BAC Jr. August 7th and 8th is 9:00am to 2:00pm and our August 9th, our final “Work”case day is all together from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Yes! We encourage family and friends to attend and more detailed information about the “Work”case is provided during the Summer Roots Experience session.

We offer generous discounts leading up to Summer Roots Experience, so we encourage families to enroll early and take advantage of these offers. Other than that you are able to pay in installments as long as the final payment is in by JULY 25th. Please email us for further needs or assistance.

Food is NOT included for Summer Roots Experience or BAC Junior EXCEPT for the final day of the “Work”case. We provide a fridge and green room for students to bring coolers and lunch boxes.

As of now housing is not provided or included. However we can assist you with finding housing at local hotels and nearby Air BnB’s. That is at your own expense and will not be covered by the Summer Roots Experience tuition. If you choose to send an under 18 year old to Summer Roots from out of town, an adult parent or guardian must be staying with them overnight. They can attend the session without a chaperone as all faculty is over 18, and BAC has insurance to cover liability in the studio, however we are not liable or responsible for your child outside of BAC. Please email info@BroadwayArtsCommunity.com if you have a child under 18 who wants to attend.

Yes please email info@BroadwayArtsCommunity.com and we can send you a list of hotels with special rates, and Air BnB locations and Super Hosts near Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, North Hollywood, and Encino neighborhoods all within 10-15 minutes of The Performing Arts Center.

We will do the one group evening activity seeing a Broadway Touring company which is included in your tuition cost. Transportation is NOT included in the cost, but we arrange car pools and Ubers together, accompanying any minors. Transportation and food added cost for the evening estimates around $40-$50 per student.

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Jazz

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.