Welcome to Bonjour Broadway

Our confidence and creativity online dance studio is created by Michael Pereira, founder of the popular Broadway in Paris dance school, Director/Choreographer of Pippin, La Version Française, and performer.


“In this ever-changing world I wanted to create a supportive environment where you can step into your dream of being able to dance. Bonjour Broadway is that place." - Michael Pereira


Our membership program grants dance-enthusiasts of all ages access to dance and voice classes. Now is the perfect time to express your creativity, step into your dreams of being a dancer, and get a lovely workout while you’re at it. You don’t need to worry if you’ve never taken a dance class before: your living room is the perfect place to start! Our instructors will be guiding you every step of the way.



Class structure

  • All classes are taught in English

  • Each class is between 20 - 40 minutes in length

  • Stretching is incorporated into each class, with a full warm-up and cool-down

  • New classes and choreography are added on a monthly basis

Class Styles

  • We provide a mixture of jazz, ballet, salsa and tap classes (see below for details on each style)

  • A yoga class specifically created to complement our dance classes, focusing on alignment, balance and flexibility 

  • Simple voice warm-up exercises that are fantastic for opening your voice and expanding your self-expression


Jazz: Build your confidence and sense of power in this captivating style of dance that will make you feel completely alive. We tell a story through the dance and learn to express our inner selves (our greatest selves) at the same time. Musical theatre, aka Broadway, simply could not exist without jazz.


Ballet: The basis of all dance technique. Our slow, simple classes that allow you to build your confidence while strengthening your technique, and giving you greater freedom to express your inner Broadway star across other dance styles.


Tap: Designed for first-timer tappers. Tap is an integral part of musical theatre that helps you build your rhythm, timing and balance. In tap, you are the one making the music.


Salsa: Bring a renewed sensuality and passion into your life in this fluid dance form. We break down the fundamentals of salsa, from the timing to the footwork. Without salsa and mambo, West Side Story couldn’t exist.


Once you feel comfortable with the choreography, you have the option to skip past the instructions and dive straight into the exercises.

Membership bonuses

  • Monthly Q&A on Zoom with Michael, our founder, as an opportunity to connect with our members, and ask Michael any questions you may have about technique, your personal practice, and so forth. We’ll also let you sneak in some questions on living in Paris, if you choose.

  • Weekly live classes with Michael, fondly known by the community as Transformation Tuesdays, for their special blend of isometric stretching, breathwork, yoga and meditation

  • Access our Facebook Group where you can share your progress

You also have the option to purchase single classes, in place of a monthly membership.

Testimonials

Valentine from Paris

Michael's classes are absolute magic, and such a joy! His energy will bring a smile on everybody's face. All of his classes have a very solid warm up in ballet or Broadway Jazz, and then some exercises, or dance combination. I definitely recommend Michael's classes to anyone looking for some dance classes and a bit of sunshine!!

Teresa from Taiwan

Music, dancing, laughter and joy, Michael's classes have all the things needed to make you feel alive! Healing and energetic courses for jazz, ballet and more! Highly recommended.

Maria from Argentina

Michael is Magic! His classes are excellent. They bring knowledge and he injects power and energy with his beautiful spirit.

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Instructor(s)

Michael Pereira

Michael spent 22 years as a working and teaching professional in New York City. Before moving to Paris, Michael performed all over the world. His 1st professional job was dancing in the acclaimed European production of West Side Story. His other credits include Anything Goes, Cabaret, A Christmas Carol, among others. He was thrilled to portray Patrick in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens directed by Tony Nominee Bill Russell. Michael also worked closely with Tony Award Winner Ann Reinking in the workshop productions of Chicago for Broadway/Encores, Applause for Papermill Playhouse/National Tour and Bye, Bye Birdie for ABC-TV. As a teacher, Michael has taught at Marymount Manhattan College (Musical Theatre Program), The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Intergrated Program), Ballet Hispanico, Dance Masters of America, Studio Harmonic(Paris), Madrid Dance Center (Madrid), Stage International de Danse (Liege), amoung many others.

Elizabeth Parkinson

Elizabeth Parkinson is a highly acclaimed performer recognized for her outstanding contribution in multiple genres of the dance world. Ms. Parkinson has performed worldwide as a principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Feld Ballet, Peridance Contempary Ballet Company, Donald Byrd/The Group, Mark Dendy and Dancers, and Twyla Tharp Dance. In 1999, Elizabeth segued to Broadway and received tremendous praise as a lead in Fosse and later in the hit Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel musical Movin’ Out, where she earned the 2003 Tony Award nomination and highly coveted Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer on Broadway. She has appeared in the films Stay, Romance and Cigarettes, and Every Little Step. As a freelance artist, Elizabeth has performed at Carnegie Hall with Clint Holmes and at the American Dance Festival with Martha Clarke. She teaches Master Classes and Workshops nationwide. Her teaching credits include but are not limited to West Coast Dance Explosion, North Carolina School of the Arts and Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive. She is currently on the Musical Theatre Faculty at Western Connecticut State University and Director of AIM, a not-for-profit youth dance company. Ms. Parkinson lives to dance and hopes to pass on her passion, love and strong work ethic to the next generation of dancers. Along with her husband, Scott Wise, she is the Co-Owner and Co-Director of Fineline Theater Arts in Connecticut.

Brandon Leffler

Originally from Mayfield, Ohio. Brandon Leffler is an actor, choreographer and educator. His Broadway and Off-Broadway performing credits include: On The Town, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Wicked, Trip of Love, Fanny, The Golden Apple and Anyone Can Whistle. Brandon has also been seen across the United States with the national tours of My Fair Lady, Wicked, A Chorus Line, and Cats.