Carolyn is the choreographer and founding Artistic Director of Carolyn Dorfman Dance (CDD).  She is known as a creator of evocative dances that reflect her concerns about the human condition.  She is interested in creating “worlds” into which the audience can enter. Hailed as the consummate storyteller, Dorfman, a child of Holocaust survivors, has also created a celebrated body of work that honors her Jewish legacy. Celebrating its 36th anniversary season, 
her multi-ethnic company has toured across the world.  CDD presents immersive performance and teaching residencies that take the company into diverse communities to share art and process that can build connection and understanding.  A former Assistant Professor of Dance at Centenary College in NJ, Carolyn Dorfman is a master teacher, mentor, and a guest artist/choreographer/lecturer at major universities, pre-professional and professional training programs across the U.S. and abroad.  She was the featured cover story in the Dance Teacher Magazine entitled “Making Dance a Dialogue”.  

FACULTY BIOS (January 20, 2019)


Lainie is a NYC based director, choreographer, and performer with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Florida State.  Most recently she choreographed Sweet Charity for New Haarlem Arts Theater, which won her the 2012 AUDELCO award for Best Choreography. Other choreography credits include: an episode of Hope and Faith, Oklahoma!, Cabaret for Music Theatre of Connecticut, and Crazy For You for Florida State University’s Mainstage. Additional regional productions include: Seven Brides…, Barnum, Grand Hotel, and Fiddler on the Roof. Lainie has directed Great Day for the Library of Congress,Cabaret for Weathervane Rep, and That’s Entertainment and Swing Time.  Lainie has performed in My Fair Lady, as Velma in Chicago, Diana in Of Thee I Sing, Helene in Sweet Charity, Kristine in A Chorus Line and Phyllis on the European tour of 42nd Street. Lainie also has an extensive teaching career and is a frequent guest artist for master classes in Musical Theatre both in the U.S. and internationally and is a favorite Theater & Tap teacher at Broadway Dance Center when she is not performing, touring or choreographing around the world.


April is a NYC based teacher, choreographer, and dancer who has been on BDC's faculty since 2004. April teaches throughout the country, is a judge/teacher for several competitions and conventions including The Big Apple Tap Festival. She has had the pleasure of leading and/or creating several projects at Broadway Dance Center, including the annual Student Showcase and BDC's Rhythm Arts Project.  April is currently a tap instructor for Rosie O’Donnell’s Rosie’s Theater Kids, a guest teacher at the Osaka School of Music in Japan.  Her performance credits include touring with Savion Glover, Mable Lee’s Dancing Ladies, Shine On at Radio City, A Shared Evening: Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Gypsy of the Year and For: a Sonia Montez music video; Mannheim Steamroller, and Avi Miller & Ofer Ben's Tap Tel Aviv. Choreography credits include: ABC World News Now, Good Morning America, BDC's Professional Semester, BDC's Rhythm Arts Project, American Tap Dance Foundation's (ATDF) youth summer intensive, Britney Spears' Elizabeth Arden fragrance launch party, CUNY Arts TV, and Hairroin Salon NYC Opening Party.​


From an early age, the art of dance flowed through Drew’s veins as he studied in various styles such as tap, jazz, modern, contemporary & hip hop. At the young age of 17, Drew got the opportunity to meet Lauryn Hill, one of his biggest influences at that time. Lauryn decided to bring Drew alongside with her and her team for the summer on her Smokin’ Grooves Tour.  Drew went on to perform with artists such as Paula DeAnda, Alexis Jordan and opened up for major recording artists such as B2K, John Legend & Robin Thicke. Transitioning from dancer to choreographer/creative director, Drew has worked with a number of indie recording artists all over the US, assisting on music videos, promotional tours, campaigns, and television. He has taught classes around the world. Drew is known for his complex choreography, creative concepts, themes, music selection and lovable personality, Drew hopes to continually be inspired and inspire others by doing what he loves. 


  • Junior - Ages 7** to 9 
  • Teen - Ages 10 to 12
  • Senior - Ages 13 & Up
  • Teacher's Only - Ages 19 and Up

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**Please carefully consider each and every young student that you register to ensure that they are AT LEAST 7 years of age and can handle the fast-paced nature of a 5-hour-long workshop. We want ALL our Junior students to have a positive experience at our workshops.


  • ADT-NJ Member Priority Registration Begins December 16, 2018
  • Open Registration for Non-Members begins December 30, 2018
  • Registration ends January 13, 2019

*ADT-NJ Member Dues must be current in order to receive the Priority Registration Link via email

(includes lunch for students and continental breakfast for teachers):

  • ADT-NJ Member Students: $60.00
  • Non-Member Students:  $70.00
  • ADT-NJ Member Teachers:  FREE
  • Non-Member Teachers:  $75.00

+ Subject to Availability.  We reserve the right to close all rooms as they become full or cancel rooms with insufficient enrollment.  Absolutely no changes or refunds will be allowed after the workshop registration closes one week prior to the workshop.


All participants over the age of 18 or the parent/guardian of all participants under the age of 18 must sign the ADTNJ Workshop Release Form. One waiver form per studio must be handed in at the ADTNJ Registration Table upon check-in.

​​​​​UPCOMING ADT-NJ Dance Workshop at the Bridgewater Marriott:

January 20, 2019

​Check-In: 9:00-9:30 am   |   Classes: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm