FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

How old do I have to be to participate in a GO Broadway program?
The TEEN PROGRAMS are for students ages 13-18 who are still in high school. Students will be under adult supervision 24/7.
The PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS are for students ages 19 and up who have completed high school.
There is no minimum age for private lessons or customized workshops. 
Do I need previous experience?
Our philosophy is to meet students where they are at and work individually on each performer’s strengths and weaknesses. We do not require previous experience. Most of our classes are divided in levels, except for Master Classes.
Do I need to speak perfect English?
We don't administer any English exams, but we recommend you speak basic English, since we don't provide translators but our teachers make sure to speak slowly and use simple language when/if needed so you can make the most out of each class.
Can I take classes with GO Broadway outside of the published programs?
Yes. Customized packages of lessons and classes are available upon request throughout the year. Please email us at:
info@go-broadway.com.
Will I receive a student ID?
We provide student IDs to all of our students on the first day of class. These can be used to obtain discounts on show tickets, museums, restaurants, and clothing stores around New York.
Will I receive a diploma from Manhattan College?
Our NEW YORK programs end with a final performance and graduation ceremony, where each student gets a diploma from Manhattan College, as we are part of their non-credit programs. We encourage you to invite friends and family who are in New York. We will also be streaming the performance on Instagram for all of those who can't attend in person.
Do I need to book health insurance?
All students need to book health insurance through a provider or a credit card company. If you have any medical conditions, please inform us at the time of sign up. If you take medications, please bring enough for the length of the trip.

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ENROLLMENT

Do you offer any scholarships or discounts?
We offer scholarships for both our New York Professional and New York Teen programs via auditions held in various Latin American cities and/or online. We offer discounts to groups of 4+ participants.
Do I need to audition to enroll?
No, our programs are destined to everyone who wants to participate in them and our teachers will work from each student's level of expertise. 
How can I sign up?
In order to sign up for our programs, you need to do complete the application form on our website and leave a USD $200 deposit to guarantee your spot.
What are the payment methods?
We accept cash, credit card, checks, and wire transfers. All of our prices are in US Dollars.
What happens if I paid for the program and I can’t travel or it gets postponed?
GO Broadway does not issue refunds under any circumstances, including but not limited to weather, health, terrorist attacks, pandemics, epidemics, travel problems, visas or any act of god. Because all of our workshops are customized based on the students who are enrolled, once a reservation is confirmed, a cancellation is not possible. In the case that a GO Broadway workshop is cancelled/postponed, the student can apply the credit paid to future workshops.

In the event that the scholarship recipient does not attend a GO Broadway, the scholarship does not apply to future seasons of the program. In the case that a GO Broadway workshop is cancelled/postponed, the scholarship recipient can apply the scholarship to future workshops of the same price. The scholarship is not redeemable for cash. GO Broadway is not responsible for travel arrangements or lodging that must be cancelled.

LOGISTICS

Do I need a visa to enter USA?
A tourist visa (B2) is required to enter the US from most countries. If you are a member of the European Union, you need to obtain ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) in order to enter the US. GO Broadway does not issue visas, but we can provide guidance on the necessary steps to obtain one.
Do I need to book health insurance?
GO Broadway provides health insurance for the NEW YORK TEEN program students. All other students need to book health insurance through a provider or a credit card company. If you have any medical conditions, please inform us at the time of sign up. If you take medications, please bring enough for the length of the trip.
What should I wear in New York?
Please make sure to bring comfortable shoes to walk around the city. You will need comfortable clothes for movement classes, a formal attire outfit for the final performance, and dance shoes. We recommend that you bring a ski jacket and snow boots for the winter program and light clothes for the summer program. Layers is key when it comes to getting dressed in NYC!
Can I stay in NY longer after the program ends?
Yes, you are more than welcome to stay as long as your visa is valid. If you would like to book additional lessons or get a discounted hotel rate, let us know.
What is the GO Broadway concierge service?
We know that planning a trip to study abroad can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Therefore, we have a team of locals who can provide guidance with booking discounted tickets, airport transfers, hotels, restaurant recommendations and reservations and everything you need to make your stay as fun, easy and memorable as possible. This is available at no cost to all our our students.
What do I need to know about the lessons in general?
Please arrive on time to class. We recommend getting to the studio 10 minutes early, as all of our classes start on time. Food, gum and beverages (with the exception of water) are not allowed in class. Please restore the room to neutral after each class, and toss any water bottles or paper in the garbage.
When will I get the program schedule?
Students will receive the final schedule 2 weeks before the start of the program. If this is your first time visiting the city, we recommend that you add 2 days to the trip for tourism.
Do I have to prepare anything for class?
We believe that choosing the right repertoire is a big part of a performer's success. We ask that all students submit a video of themselves performing once they sign up for the program. Our team will select songs for each student based on the video submitted. Please make sure you submit a song in English of any of the following styles: uptempo ballad, classical song (legit) or Broadway contemporary Broadway (Pop – Rock – R&B). We will provide sheet music and a songbook for all the material assigned. We ask that you bring your music to every class during the program.
Do I have to prepare anything for class?
We believe that choosing the right repertoire is a big part of a performer's success. We ask that all students submit a video of themselves performing once they sign up for the program. Our team will select songs for each student based on the video submitted. Please make sure you submit a song in English of any of the following styles: uptempo ballad, classical song (legit) or Broadway contemporary Broadway (Pop – Rock – R&B). We will provide sheet music and a songbook for all the material assigned. We ask that you bring your music to every class during the program.
When will I get the song assignments?
Song assignments will be received 2 weeks before the start of the program in the form of sheet music. We ask that you come prepared with music and lyrics.
Can I sing in any other language other than English?
We ask that you sing in English as our teachers are American.
Can I add extra classes to my trip?
You can book additional voice, dance or musical theater lessons before, during or after the program.
What happens if a teacher misses class?
Most of our teachers are actively working in the industry so there's always a chance an audition, a rehearsal or a last minute performance comes up. We have subs lined up for our classes in case any scheduling issues come up.
What happens if a class gets cancelled due to the weather?
As long as the studios are open and the teachers and students can make it to class safely, classes will take place. In the event of a weather incident, we will do our best to reschedule the class (pending all parties’ availability).

PRIVATE LESSONS & MASTERCLASSES

What happens if I miss a private lesson?
Our teachers have busy schedules coaching hundreds of students. Any classes cancelled with less than 48 hour notice will not receive a refund.
What are the "Service Fees?"
The performers and musicians get paid 100% of their booking commission. The Service Fees are the administrative fees that allow us to bring hundreds of artists to you.
By paying for a class, does that confirm that I have booked it?
Yes, payment confirm the class and/or masterclass.

ONLINE PROGRAMS

What do I need to know about Live and On Demand Courses?
  • ​Our classes are 100% interactive, students are able to ask questions and participate in class like they would do in our regular classses.
  • ​​We offer 4-week courses in Spanish and English that consist of (4) 60-minute classes.
  • ​​Students completing 5 or more courses will receive a GO Broadway Online Diploma.
  • ​​Students taking the online courses will be able to apply the credit they pay for these classes towards GO Broadway New York, London and Disney Programs.
  • ​​If you miss a live class, you can see it on demand for 24 hours. Content will not be available once the live class is over, so please make sure you take notes.
  • ​​We hire top talent from Broadway, West End, Madrid, Mexico & Argentina to teach our courses.
  • ​​Teachers will offer structured, guided approach to learning using ZOOM and supporting materials such as tracks, sheet music, videos, case studies, templates and more!
GO Broadway does not issue refunds under any circumstances, including but not limited to weather, health, terrorist attacks, pandemics, epidemics, travel problems, visas or any act of god. Because all of our workshops are customized based on the students who are enrolled, once a reservation is confirmed, a cancellation is not possible. In the case that a GO Broadway workshop is cancelled/postponed, the student can apply the credit paid to future workshops.
In the event that the scholarship recipient does not attend a GO Broadway, the scholarship does not apply to future seasons of the program. In the case that a GO Broadway workshop is cancelled/postponed, the scholarship recipient can apply the scholarship to future workshops of the same price. The scholarship is not redeemable for cash. GO Broadway is not responsible for travel arrangements or lodging that must be cancelled.
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