2015 YOUTH PROGRAM

Tuesday, July 7 - Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Tap City Youth Program is 5 days packed with tap dancing fun for intermediate and advanced level dancers ages 9 to 15. Our program offers young dancers a fun, supportive and challenging environment to develop well-rounded tap skills. The all-inclusive program includes:

 

  • 4-Day Tap Repertory Intensives with professional choreographers Felipe Galganni, Sarah Reich & Melinda Sulivan.
  • Daily Tap Technique class
  • Master Classes with Sarah Reich, Courtney Runft & Melinda Sulivan.
  • Rehearsals for TAP IT OUT!
  • (2) Tickets (1 student ticket plus 1 Adult Chaperone) to the Tap City Annual Copasetic Boat Ride
  • (1) Ticket to Tap Forward (7pm)
  • (1) Ticket to Thelonious (7pm)
  • Performance at Tap Future, “the Tap City All-Student Performance ”
  • Performance in TAP IT OUT!
  • Tap City T-Shirt (This is your costume to perform your Rep piece)
  • Additional optional performance opportunity, master classes and tap events!

 

Fees & Deadlines

Registration

YOUTH PROGRAM PRE-PLACEMENT DVD: All students will be pre-placed in their Youth Program Repertory classes. Please send a DVD submission or web link via YouTube etc. that demonstrates your technique and performance skills showing the following material: shuffles, flaps, time-steps, cramp rolls, paddle and roll, pull backs, favorite flash step, and perform a one-minute tap choreography piece to music demonstrating your ability to keep time while expressing your personal style. Once the submitted DVD or web link is reviewed, each student will be placed in the repertory group that is appropriate for his or her skill level. Program is limited to 55 dancers.

Please send video or link to Courtney Runft at: crunft@atdf.org

For further questions please contact Courtney Runft at crunft@atdf.org or call (646) 230-9564.

 

Tap City Youth Classes are all held at: The American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher Street #2B, New York, NY 10014

Tap Future Performance will be at: The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street

SNEAK PREVIEW (Full Details Coming Soon)

YOUTH PROGRAM OVERVIEW & SCHEDULE:

 TAP CITY 2015 YOUTH PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

TUESDAY, July 7

WEDNESDAY, July 8

THURSDAY, July 9

FRIDAY, July 10

SATURDAY, July 11

8:45

Youth Program Orientation

(Tuesday only)

 

 

 

 

9:00

 

Technique

 

Technique

 

Technique

Repertory

and

Tap It Out

Rehearsal

Tap It Out Schedule TBA

10:00

Repertory

 

Repertory

Repertory

 

12:15

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

1:15

Rep Review

Rep Review

Rep Review

Afternoon time TBA: Rehearsal at

The Duke on 42nd Street

1:45

Master Classes

 

Master Classes

 

Master Classes

 

 

 

 

 

3:15

Tap It Out  Rehearsal

Tap It Out  Rehearsal

Tap It Out  Rehearsal

4:30

Dismissal

Dismissal

Dismissal

 

EVENING ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONAL EVENTS:

Monday, July 6

Tuesday, July 7

Wednesday, July 8

Thursday, July 9

Friday, July 10

Saturday, July 11

 Boat Ride

Boards 6:00pm

Tap Awards

(7pm only!)

Tap Forward

(7pm & 9:30pm)

Thelonious

(7pm & 9:30pm)

Tap Future

(8pm only!)

TAP IT OUT! Performance Times

(2 & 3pm)

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

YOUTH PROGRAM ORIENTATION: On Tuesday morning, please join Youth Program Coordinator, Courtney Runft at 8:45 for a short orientation.

TECHNIQUE: Youth Program students will be placed in either Group A, B, or C based on their technical level and placement video. Each morning begins with a class to warm everyone up and develop clean tap technique, taught by one of the choreographers.

REPERTORY: After a quick break, students will continue working in their Repertory Group with one of the choreographers.

LUNCH: Be sure to send your dancer with daily lunches, healthy snacks, fruit juices, water, energy bars etc. for a long day of dancing. Students will have lunchtime in a designated studio with staff supervision.

MASTER CLASSES: Each afternoon, dancers will have a special master class, designed to enhance their rhythm skills and tap knowledge.

TAP IT OUT REHEARSALS: Students will rehearse at the end of each day Tuesday-Friday on their Tap It Out performance material.

FRIDAY TAP FUTURE STAGE REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE: On Friday afternoon, all the Youth Program tap dancers will be escorted by Tap City staff and chaperones by subway uptown to The Duke on 42nd Street for a stage rehearsal. Friday evening students will perform in Tap Future.

SATURDAY TAP IT OUT:

Your Youth Program Package includes participation in TAP IT OUT! Tap City’s unique outdoor celebration of percussive feet Saturday, July 11. Imagine a chorus of 100s of tapping feet performing a cappella choreography in multiple tap dance styles. Tap City participants will create this explosion of tones and rhythms. Tap It Out is conceived and created by the mayor of Tap City Tony Waag and is co-directed and staged by dancer/choreographer Lynn Schwab.

 

DO YOU OR YOUR GROUP WANT MORE STAGE TIME?

Click here for: Student Performance Opportunities and How to Apply (coming soon)

 

 

EVENING EVENTS AND OPTIONAL CLASSES:

COPASETIC BOAT RIDE, Monday, 7/6 - Check in at 6:00PM (2 Tickets included in Youth Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events

 

TAP AWARDS, Tuesday, 7/7 - 7:00 PM - Duke on 42nd Street (Optional Event/Ticket NOT included in Youth Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events

TAP FORWARD - Wednesday 7/8 - 7:00PM & 9:30PM - Duke on 42nd Street (7:00PM Ticket included in Youth Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events


THELONIOUS - Thursday 7/9 - 7:00PM & 9:30PM - Duke on 42nd Street (7:00PM Ticket included in Youth Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events

TAP FUTURE - Friday 7/10 - 8:00PM - Duke on 42nd Street

On the final evening of the Residencies, all Tap City students will meet at the Duke on 42nd Street to perform the new repertory work they learned at Tap Future, Tap City's All-Student Performance. Invite your family and friends to see our newly minted works. Visit events page for ticket purchase information. 

See Public Performances and Events

TAP IT OUT! Saturday 7/11

See Public Performances and Events

Student Performance Opportunities and How to Apply

OPTIONAL:  

MASTER CLASSES at the American Tap Dance Center, Sunday, & Monday 7/5 & 7/6

Tap City begins with two days of amazing Master Classes at the American Tap Dance Center (Optional Classes, not included in tuition). (for ages 12+ w/approval from Courtney)

 

See Adult Master Classes

 

Please check out the Information and FAQs to help prepare you for this exciting experience.

The Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund
For advanced beginner through professional students, ages 6-19 in need of financial assistance to study in the Youth, Adult, or Pre–Professional Programs. Full or partial scholarships will be awarded. Visit
Scholarships for instructions and printable scholarship application form.

Application deadline is May 1, 2015.

Free Classes for Teachers

Check out our NEW & IMPROVED Teacher’s Incentive: 

Bring 5 or more students to the festival and get a discount off of your tuition.

The more classes your students sign up for, the bigger your discount.

Contact Courtney at crunft@atdf.org for more information.