Master Tap Intensives

DR. JAMES "BUSTER" BROWN'S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Tap Intensive, Performance & Events

Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19, 2013

On Friday, May 17, 2013, Dr. James “Buster” Brown would have been 100 years of age. On his centennial weekend, we gather to celebrate his soaring spirit of love and generosity and the artful mastery of his chosen means of expression…tap dance. We rejoice in the teaching and re-creation of some of his most famous dance pieces, immerse ourselves in films of his work and discussions of his importance, and bring it home to party at Swing 46, site of one of his most enduring and endearing creations, the Buster Brown Tap Jam. This will be a weekend packed with memories to last a lifetime.

Buster’s achievements are legendary: the only dancer to be a member of both the famed tap groups the Copasetics and the Hoofers, one of the nine “Doctors of Dance” recognized by Oklahoma City University, star of Broadway shows such as Bubbling Brown Sugar and Black and Blue, the movie Cotton Club, and a featured soloist in tours with famed big bands led by Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmie Lunceford, and his personal favorite, Duke Ellington.

Beyond his accomplishments, Buster’s legion of friends and fans loved him for the bounty of his heart, his spontaneous kindness, and his delight in the company of others. His greatest gifts were his openness and joy of life, and he shared them without limitation. To know Buster, for five minutes or five decades, was to be affirmed by him and to be his friend. Buster assumed, for all who knew him, the position of a role model. We come together now, to commemorate his 100th year, because in celebrating the greatness of Buster Brown we elevate the goodness that lives within us all.

Come…join in a copasetic experience.

Master class teachers include:  Kazu Kumagai, Mable Lee, Michela Marino Lerman, Max Pollak, Jason Samuels Smith, Dianne Walker with more to be added. Stay tuned for updates. On Sunday, May 19th there will be a “Film Presentation” presented by Hank Smith followed by a Panel Discussion that will be moderated by Constance Valis Hill, so get ready for that too! Meanwhile, the final show will be located at Swing 46 at 6pm.

All master classes are Intermediate + Level and will held at:
American Tap Dance Center
154 Christopher Street #2B
(between Greenwich & Washington Streets)

$25 each

To register for all classes call (646) 230-9564 or visit: Buster Brown Registration

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013

Tap Jam (10:30-1am)

Fat Cat

75 Christopher Street

Tickets: $3 at the door

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013

Film Presentation (12:00am-1:30pm)

Panel Discussion (1:30-3:00pm)

Zeb's

223 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor (Between 7th & 8th Avenues)

Tickets: $5 at the door

Final Performance & Jam

Swing 46 (6-8:30pm)

349 W 46th Street (Between 8th & 9th Avenues)

Tickets: General $12 with a Two Drink Minimum

For reservations call (212) 262-9554

 

Schedule:

Friday 5/17

Saturday 5/18

Sunday 5/19

 

 

 

FILM PRESENTATION

Hank Smith

(12:00am-1:30pm)

Zeb's

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

Constance Valis Hill

(1:30-3:00pm)

Zeb's

MASTER CLASS

Intermediate +

Taught by Kazu Kumagai

(6:30 - 7:30pm)

American Tap Dance Center

MASTER CLASS

Intermediate +

Taught by Jason Samuels Smith

(6:30 - 7:30pm)

American Tap Dance Center

 

PERFORMANCE/JAM

(6-8:30pm)

Swing 46

MASTER CLASS

Intermediate +

Taught by Michela Marino Lerman

(7:30 - 8:30pm)

American Tap Dance Center

MASTER CLASS

Intermediate +

Taught by Dianne Walker

(7:30 - 8:30pm)

American Tap Dance Center

MASTER CLASS

Intermediate +

Taught by Max Pollak

(8:30 - 9:30pm)

American Tap Dance Center

MASTER CLASS

Intermediate +

Taught by Mable Lee

(8:30-9:30pm)

American Tap Dance Center

JAM

(10:30-1am)

Fat Cat

   

Buster's Biography

Also visit: Teacher Bios

American Tap Dance Foundation

American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher Street #2B New York, NY 10014

Phone 646-230-9564
Fax 646-230-7777
Email: info@atdf.org

© 2010 ATDF

 


Tap Dance Conservatory

- Youth & Teen Classes
- Adult Classes
- Master Tap Intensives
- Workshops For Pros

Tap City Youth Ensemble

Gregory Hines Youth
Scholarship Fund

Internships

Tap City Festival Classes



Tap City Festival Shows

Concert Performances

New Tap Choreography
Showcases

National & Int'l Tours



International Tap Dance
Hall Of Fame

Hoofer Awards

Tap Preservation Awards

Gregory Hines Collection
of American Tap Dance Archives

Reconstruction Projects

Tap Talks/Tap Films



Artists In Residence

Choreography
Commissions

Tap Jams/Special Events

CONTACTABOUTPROGRAMS PRESSCOMMUNITY SPONSORS STORE RENTALS DONATE