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Our Annual Summer Program is Back–and better than ever.
Dance, voice, and acting masterclasses. Audition training. Career mentorship. Life-changing connections. Powerful motivation.
8 weeks of preparation.
6 days of intensive training.
Mentorship from Broadway professionals and Tony Award-winning artists.
All culminating in a Sharecase performance with family, friends, casting directors, and Broadway performers watching in the audience.
Serious about being on Broadway? Gathered is where you need to be.
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The Gathered Experience
Reach your next level as an artist. Gain a competitive edge. Discover parts of yourself you never knew existed. It all happens at Gathered.
Students receive over 50 hours of musical theatre training –plus– fitness conditioning, wellness coaching, professional styling, photography, and branding, and sessions on how to navigate the theatre industry and build a solid, legitimate career.
It all culminates in a Sharecase performance. Show off what you’ve learned to an audience of family, friends, and the Broadway community.
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Everything you get at Gathered
6 Days of Life-Changing Training
6 back-to-back days of intensive training. Morning ’til dusk. Dance, singing, acting, as well as audition techniques, vocal health, and more—we cover it all. You will be stunned by how much you grow in 6 days.
8 Weeks of Prepwork
How do you succeed on Broadway? Preparation, preparation, preparation. Same with Gathered. We give students 8 weeks of artistic prep work, covering classic and contemporary Broadway genres. We make sure each student is 100% prepared to have a successful experience during Gathered.
Mentorship from Broadway Artists
What’s it like to live in NYC? How do you become a Dance Captain? What’s the starting salary for a Broadway ensemble cast member? And what is Idina Menzel like in real life?! Students attend nightly “Dine and Learn” sessions with Broadway performers. Bring all your questions. Get answers.
Daily Fitness Conditioning + Wellness Sessions
Being a performing artist is like being an elite athlete—it’s physically and emotionally demanding. During Gathered, start every morning right with a physical warm up led by certified trainers. Cardio bursts and core-strengthening set you up for a powerful day.
Gathered will also have wellness sessions with a licensed mental health specialist. From audition anxiety to body image issues to coping with pressure and stress, our therapist is here to support our young artists with the unique challenges they face.
Mock Audition Workshop
Led by an NYC casting director, this exhilarating workshop takes you through a professional audition day—from sign-in to cuts to final callbacks. Learn exactly what to expect at your future auditions so you can walk into the room fully prepared.
Self-Tape Like a Pro
It’s common for colleges and casting directors to request that you submit a self-taped video audition. We break down the do’s and don’ts of self-taping—how to choose material that showcases your strengths, how to get your lighting and sound just right, everything you need to know.
Branding, Styling, Photo Session, and Website
As a young artist, you need strong dance, voice, and acting skills. You also need an impressive online presence including a website, headshots, resume, and personal brand that stands out. In the weeks leading up to Gathered, students work with a stylist, get a virtual photo shoot via Zoom with a top NYC photographer, and learn how to create a website and distinctive brand identity.
Personalized Attention + Small-Group Sessions
Students are divided into pods based on age, and train in groups of 40 and break-out sessions of 10. “Dine and learn” dinners with Faculty members have no more than 10 students per group. You’ll know your peers and coaches on a first-name basis. By the end of Gathered, these people are no longer strangers—they’re family.
The Business of the Business
Musical theatre is a $1.8 billion dollar industry. Broadway performers earn six-figure and multi-six-figure salaries. We educate students on how this industry works, different career options and paths you can take, and how to make it in this competitive field.
Best Swag Ever
We mail you the official Gathered swag box! Includes your t-shirt, student workbook, parent workbook, a ring light so you look amazing during online training sessions, pencils, water bottle, stress ball, and a few exciting surprises!
Meet Broadway-obsessed students—like you! When you hang with ambitious, hard-working students, it motivates you to be your absolute best. At Gathered, build relationships with people who become close friends, colleagues, peers, mentors—people you might end up auditioning for (or working with) in the future.
Gathered culminates in a Sharecase performance where students show off what they’ve learned. Go full out. Hold nothing back. This is your time to shine. Family and friends are welcome to watch. Broadway artists, casting directors, and members of the press are in the audience, too.
You’re probably accustomed to training in-person at a dance studio, school, or theatre. Maybe you’ve never experienced online Musical Theatre training before!
Students and parents consistently tell us that they were skeptical about online training, at first, but quickly realized that the Broadway Collective provides an experience that is unlike anything they’ve seen before.
You’ll see that training online can be just as good (and in some ways, even better) than training face-to-face in a studio.
“I was surprised by how well I was able to connect with the students and teachers through a screen. It almost felt like we were there in person.”
Tomi, Gathered Student
“To anyone who doesn’t believe it would work online, allow yourself to be surprised and your expectations to be exceeded!”
Ellie, Gathered Student
“The virtual experience is amazing. I would tell someone who says it couldn’t work online to take a leap of faith and experience it, allow it to change you. The work WORKS!”
Jackson, Gathered Student
“I was amazed by the success of the online program. My daughter was energized even though she was in front of a screen all day! Having access to people in smaller groups was an amazing benefit of being online. She would definitely not hesitate to do the program again online, and I wouldn’t hesitate to support that decision.”
Michelle, Parent to Lilly
“We were literally blown away not only by the professionalism of the staff, but the incredible heart they bring to what they do. Robert has created a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity that will leave your child inspired to not only be a better performer but a better person.”
Sarah, Parent to Brooke
RECENT Gathered FACULTY
Christian Dante White
Jay Armstrong Johnson
Bryan Terrell Clark
* GATHERED 2021 Faculty will be announced at a later date *
OUR AWARD-WINNING FACULTY REPS THESE BROADWAY SHOWS:
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Gathered is a rigorous, exciting musical theatre training program—delivered online. Train from home or wherever you are. No travel needed.
Students receive 8 weeks of preparation work followed by 6 back-to-back days of intensive training. Dance, singing, acting, audition techniques, fitness conditioning classes, vocal health, wellness coaching, career mentorship, and more.
Classes are led by Broadway artists, choreographers, and casting directors.
Learn from the best in the industry. We gather’s NYC’s top artists and bring their brilliance to you!
Gathered is for serious, committed young artists. If musical theatre is your greatest passion and you want to pursue a career in this field, then you belong at Gathered.
This is an experience that shapes you into a stronger artist and a more focused, committed student and human being.
Gathered is for musical theatre students, ages 12 to 25.
There are 4 Gathered sessions per year and 40 spots per session. Registration opens early March and we sell out fast! Get on the interest list to stay in the loop.
No. There are no auditions for Gathered.
We recommend that students have intermediate- to advanced skills in voice, acting, and dance technique.
If you’re not sure if you meet this criteria, email us at hello at bwaycollective dot com to discuss your situation.
You don’t need to be a “perfect” dancer, vocalist, or actor. We’re not looking for perfection. We’re looking for determination, passion, heart, spirit, and a willingness to put in the work and improve.
It’s okay if you’re a strong dancer but a shaky singer, or a fantastic actor who rarely dances, or vice versa. Come to Gathered. Let’s get to work on making you a well-rounded performer. That’s what we’re here for.
Gathered is $4995.
You can pay 6 monthly installments: first installment of $495, followed by 5 payments of $900.
You also have the option to pay in full, at a discounted rate of $4500.
Enrollment includes 8 weeks / 60 days of preparation work followed by 6 days of intensive, all-day-long masterclass training—plus your Gathered swag box with your official t-shirt, student (and parent) workbook, our exclusive audition collection (an arsenal of 16-bar audition songs and MP3 tracks), water bottle, towel, and lots of surprises.
During the 8 weeks of prep, we recommend setting aside 3-5 hours per week, 8 weeks in a row.
During the 6 days of intensive training, clear your schedule entirely. You’ll be with us 8 to 10 hours a day, morning ’til dusk.
We don’t believe in the word “can’t”. We want you to become a more versatile performer.
The most successful Broadway artists are well-rounded and well-trained in all disciplines. We are here to help you develop a strong work ethic and a hunger to learn. Come with a positive attitude and willingness to embrace all elements of training!
Again, we don’t believe in the word “can’t.”
Our founder Robert Hartwell came from a single-parent household where money was very tight. At a young age, he figured out how to raise the money he needed to invest in his arts education. You can do this, too.
Gathered is your child’s opportunity to experience the life of a Broadway artist first-hand.
Parents, we’re here for you too.
Throughout Gathered, we provide three Parents-Only informational sessions, covering:
How are YOU? We care about your child and their success. And we care about you, too. How are you doing…really? We check-in and see how you’re feeling as the parent of a creative, artistic, and passionate kid with big dreams.
How to support your young artist. Behind every Tony Award winning artist is a strong support network. We dive into what it means to raise a young artist and how to best support them on this exciting journey.
The training ahead. Musical theatre is a highly competitive industry. You probably wonder, “Does my kid have what it takes?” We break down the academic and artistic training, work ethic, mindset, and other factors that are required to succeed in this business.
Come to these Parents-Only sessions. Learn. Find community. Connect with other parents who “get it.” Ask all your burning questions.
And be sure to attend the final Sharecase performance at the end of Gathered, too!
There are no refunds or cancellations. See our Terms + Conditions.
Even though you’re training with us online, that doesn’t mean it’s time to slack off, scroll on your phone, or smack your gum!
We expect you to show up with fierce commitment and treat each training session seriously.
We have a dress code of black dance clothes and your official Gathered t-shirt, which will be mailed to you after you register. For dance classes, please wear jazz shoes.
After you register, we’ll email you instructions on what to wear each day and exactly how to prepare.
Yes, it’s different.
While Gathered and Hello Broadway are both musical theatre training programs, these two programs have an entirely different curriculum.
Some students enroll in Gathered, some in Hello Broadway, and many of our students fall in love with our programming and end up doing both!
Due to Covid-19, we have cancelled all in-person training for the foreseeable future. Until there’s an effective vaccine for the virus, we can’t take the risk of putting our Faculty, students, or parents at risk, especially in a highly populated city like NYC.
We hope to offer in-person events in NYC in the future when it is safe to do so, but realistically this may not happen for several years.
The silver lining to Covid-19 is that we have completely re-imagined what online training can be. We bring you musical theatre training—online—like it’s never been done before.
Working online allows us to go above and beyond and offer things we haven’t done before, including intimate “Dine and Learn” dinner dates and Q&A sessions with 10 students in each group.
If you’ve never experienced one of our online programs, enroll in Gathered. You will be astonished by the level of creativity and professionalism that we deliver.
As you may know, the Broadway district in NYC is temporarily closed due to Covid-19. Theaters are dark. No performances are happening right now. This is causing major financial distress for hundreds of Broadway performers (and their families) who rely on their weekly paycheck to survive.
In response, a large portion of Gathered 2021 tuition is being donated to Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS and the Emergency Assistance Fund at The Actors Fund which are currently supplying aid to countless families in our industry.
We’re not just a Broadway community. We’re a family. And families take care of each other in good times and tough times, too.
By registering for Gathered, you are part of this family too. We’re grateful for you.
Please email us at hello at bwaycollective dot com and we’ll reply as soon as possible.