Broadway dance

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History of broadway

Broadway Dance Center’s rich history starts in New York City in the early 1980s, when dancers flocked to NYC to train and vie for a spot on the fabled Broadway stages -- the unitards roamed free and shows like A Chorus Line and Cats had created a new niche for beautifully trained dancers.

When it was created

The "Broadway Musical" has been an exciting part of American cultural life since the mid-19th century. A trip to New York to see the shows is always a treat, and the season's hits that tour the country have been for many years eagerly anticipated events.

Evolved

It evolved over time and incorporates a variety of influences and elements. First of all, of course, there is the music. Minstrel songs and the cakewalk; Irish ballads and patriotic jingles; ragtime marches and stirring blues; poignant torch songs and jazz ditties; totemic anthems and rock opera — the musical has captured every idiom of American expression. There is definitely a “Broadway” sound, often referred to as “Tin Pan Alley,” a musical structure pioneered by songwriters like Irving Berlin and Richard Rodgers. However, this is by no means the only kind of music to appear on Broadway.