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Tap City 2016

ADULT PROGRAM & MASTER CLASSES

Saturday, July 9 – Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Adult Program and Master Classes give you freedom to select a range of styles and allow you to design your own program to suit your level and training needs.

Select from Master Classes (for ages 12 and up) and 4-Day Residencies (for adults and teens 15 and up). Your Tap City experience can include:

• Choice of 20 Master Classes
• Adult 4-Day Residencies

• Rehearsals for TAP IT OUT!

• 1 Ticket to Tap Treasures Tour (Uptown, Midtown & Downtown, plus Treasure Tour goodies)

• 1 Ticket to the Annual Copasetic Boat Ride

• 1 Ticket to Tap Awards

• 1 Ticket to Tap Treasures Concert (9:30pm)

Performance in TAP IT OUT!

Performance in Tap Future

• Tap City T-Shirt

Fees & Deadlines

REGISTER HERE

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

All Adult Master Classes and Residencies are held at: DANY Studios, 305 West 38th Street, (at 8th Avenue)

MASTER CLASSES with: Chloe Arnold, Christopher Broughton, Roxane Butterfly, Ayodele Casel, Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy, Felipe Galganni, Ray Hesselink, Reggio McLaughlin, Jason Mills, Deborah Mitchell, Anthony Morigerato, Max Pollak, Germaine Salsberg, Randy Skinner, Melinda Sullivan & Joseph Wiggan

SATURDAY, JULY 9 – MASTER CLASSES For adults and teens ages 12 and up

 

 

9:30-11:00

M1 INT/ADV

Ayodele Casel

M2 ADV BEG

Germaine Salsberg

11:15-12:45

M3 INT/ADV TAP & BODY PERCUSSION

Max Pollak

M4 ADV BEG

Michelle Dorrance

12:45-1:30

 

1:30-3:00

M5 INT/ADV

Michelle Dorrance

M6 ADV BEG

Deborah Mitchell

3:15-4:45

M7 INT/ADV

Randy Skinner

M8 MIX BODY PERCUSSION

Jason Mills

5:00-6:30

M9 INT/ADV

Barbara Duffy

M10 INT

Guillem Alonso

 

SUNDAY, JULY 10 – MASTER CLASSES For adults and teens ages 12 and up

 

9:30-11:00

M11 INT/ADV

Claudia Rahardjanoto

M12 SLOW INT

Ray Hesselink

11:15-12:45

M13 INT/ADV

Leonardo Sandoval

M14 ADV BEG

Reggio McLaughlin

12:45-1:30

 

1:30-3:00

M15 INT/ADV

Roxane Butterfly

M16 MIX IMPROV

Barbara Duffy

3:15-4:45

M17 INT/ADV

Melinda Sullivan

M18 SLOW INT

Felipe Galganni

5:00-6:30

M19 INT/ADV

Charles Renato

M20 ADV BEG

Melinda Sullivan

 

RESIDENCIES with: Brenda Bufalino, Ted Levy, Claudia Rahardjanoto and Lynn Schwab

TUESDAY, JULY 12 - FRIDAY, JULY 15 - ADULT 4-DAY RESIDENCIES For adults and teens ages 15 and up

Monday 7/11

 

Tuesday 7/12

Wednesday 7/13

Thursday 7/14

Friday 7/15

Saturday 7/16

  

Morning:

Tap Treasures

Tour

Uptown

 

 

9:30- 12:15

R1 INT/ADV

4-Day

Brenda Bufalino

R2 INT

4-Day

Lynn

Schwab

R1 INT/ADV

4-Day

Brenda Bufalino

R2 INT

4-Day

Lynn

Schwab

R1 INT/ADV

4-Day

Brenda Bufalino

R2 INT

4-Day

Lynn

Schwab

R1 INT/ADV

4-Day

Brenda Bufalino

 (9:30-12)

R2 INT

4-Day

Lynn

Schwab

 (9:30-12)

 

 

Tap Future

Rehearsals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch Break

 

Lunch Break

 

Lunch Break

 

Lunch Break

       

R3 INT/ADV

4-Day

Ted

Levy

(12:30-3)

R4 ADV BEG

4-Day

Claudia

Rahardjanoto

(12:30-3)

 

Afternoon:Tap it Out

Rehearsals 

 

 

 

1:15-2:30

TAP IT OUT

Rehearsals

TAP IT OUT

Rehearsals

TAP IT OUT

Rehearsals

 

30 Min Break

30 Min Break

30 Min Break

 

3:00-5:45

R3 INT/ADV

4-Day

Ted

Levy

R4 ADV BEG

4-Day

Claudia

Rahardjanoto

R3 INT/ADV

4-Day

Ted

Levy

R4 ADV BEG

4-Day

Claudia

Rahardjanoto

R3 INT/ADV

4-Day

Ted

Levy

R4 ADV BEG

4-Day

Claudia

Rahardjanoto

TAP IT OUT

Rehearsals

 Tap Future

Performances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAP IT OUT

Performances

 

ABOUT THE ADULT RESIDENCIES:

There are four Residencies on four different levels. You can select one or two Residencies (morning and/or afternoon) depending on how intensive a training program you want. Students study intensively with a choreographer for 4 days, learning new or classic works of tap repertory. The Residencies culminate with two fun and informal performances by all the Tap City Residency groups at Tap Future the All-Student Showcases Saturday, July 16 at The Duke on 42nd Street.

Residency Descriptions:

Brenda Bufalino: "Exercises for my smooth fast technique will be taught to facilitate the students application for the original choreography which will be developed in class. We will explore the recorded music we will be collaborating with in depth, to appreciate how a complex, well written musical composition can inspire us to create our tap phrases and grooves. Questions and discussion is welcome." Brenda


Ted Levy: Coming Soon!

Lynn Schwab: "Outside/In is a site-specific choreography that will be featured in Friday evenings outdoor event, Tap It Out, and then move indoors to the stage for Tap Future, on Saturday. Complex, multi-layered, and filled with intricate counterpoint, it will enhance the dancers listening skills and heighten their awareness of dancing with others, as they explore the elements of movement, rhythm, and groove." Lynn

Claudia Rahardjanoto: Coming Soon!

 

MONDAY, JULY 11 – SATURDAY JULY 16 - TAP TREASURES TOUR, TAP IT OUT, EVENING EVENTS

(Included in Adult Program Package)

Monday, July 11

Tuesday, July 12

Wednesday, July 13

Thursday, July 14

Friday, July 15

Saturday, July 16

Tap Treasures Tour

Uptown: 11:00am

Tap it Out rehearsal:

1:00pm

 

Boat Ride

Boards 6:00pm

Tap Treasures Tour Midtown: 7:00pm

 

Tap Awards Show

9:00pm

Tap Treasures Tour Downtown: 7:00pm

 

Tap Treasures Show

7:00pm & 9:30pm

 

TAP IT OUT! performances 

6:00 & 6:30pm

Tap Future Performances

3:00 & 5:00pm

 

ABOUT TAP TREASURES TOUR: NEW! - Details coming soon!

 

ABOUT TAP IT OUT! REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCE:

Students should plan to arrive at Tap City in time for a mandatory Orientation followed by a Tap it Out Rehearsal on Monday, July 11 (1-4:30pm). Tap It Out rehearsals continue each afternoon, Tuesday, July 12 - Friday, July 15.

All Tap City students will rehearse five days in preparation for TAP IT OUT! Tap City’s unique outdoor celebration of percussive feet Friday, July 15. Imagine a chorus of 100s of tapping feet performing a cappella choreography in multiple tap dance styles creating a explosion of tones and rhythms presented out of doors and FREE to the public. 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. If you are registered in the Adult, Pre-Professional or Youth Program, you have the opportunity to participate in this event as it is included in your package! Once you enroll, you will receive detailed instructions in the Spring. Each dancer will dance on their own platform, which will be supplied by Tap City, and, will learn their part of the presentation in advance via YouTube. Adult and teen group rehearsals will take place Monday, July 11th - Friday, July 15th and are designed around your regular class schedule.

 

ABOUT FRIDAY:

After your Friday repertory rehearsals, Adult students will go to the Tap it Out outdoor location for one last rehearsal and later afternoon performances of Tap it Out!

ABOUT SATURDAY:

Adult students will have a short morning tech rehearsal, time TBA, at the Duke on 42nd Street. Adult students will perform in two Tap Future performances in the afternoon.

DO YOU OR YOUR GROUP WANT MORE STAGE TIME?

Click here for: Student Performance Opportunities and How to Apply

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES & EVENTS:  

TAP TREASURES UPTOWN, Monday, 7/11 - (11:00 AM – Apollo Theatre 125th Street in Harlem (Tap Treasure Tour ticket included in Adult Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

COPASETIC BOAT RIDE, Monday, 7/11 - Check in at 6:00PM (Ticket included in Adult Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

 

TAP TREASURES MIDTOWN, Tuesday, 7/12 - 7-7:30 PM - Location 42nd Street (Tap Treasure Tour ticket included in Adult Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

 

TAP AWARDS SHOW, Tuesday, 7/12 - 9:00PM - Duke on 42nd Street (Ticket included in Adult Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

 

TAP TREASURES DOWNTOWN, Wednesday, 7/13 - 7:00PM - Location TBA (Tap Treasure Tour ticket included in Adult Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

TAP TREASURES SHOW - Thursday 7/14 - 7:00PM or 9:30PM - Duke on 42nd Street (Ticket included in Adult Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)


TAP IT OUT! Friday 7/15 - 6PM & 6:30PM - Foley Square (Free Public Event)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

TAP FUTURE - Saturday 7/16 – 3:00 & 5:00PM - Duke on 42nd Street

On the final evening of the Residencies, all Tap City students will meet at Symphony Space to perform the new repertory work they learned at Tap Future, Tap City's All-Student Performance. Tickets only available to family and friends of Tap City student performers. Visit events page for ticket purchase information. 


Please also check out the Information and FAQs to help prepare you for this exciting week of tap dancing. For more information contact the Registrar at registrar@atdf.org, or call our office at 646-230-9564.

Levels for Adult Program/Master Classes (listed challenging to easiest):

ADV: Fast moving or challenging classes for advanced and professional tap dancers.

INT/ADV: Challenging classes for intermediate and advanced students.

INT: Challenging concepts and choreography for Intermediate level dancers.

SLOW INT: Slower paced classes that focus on intermediate choreography and concepts. In Slow Intermediate level, material will be broken down at an easier pace than in an Intermediate level class. Recommended for students who are already very comfortable with tap basics, time steps, paddle & roll, and are ready to move on to more challenging choreography and concepts.

MIX: Mixed level classes for advanced beginning, intermediate, advanced & professional dancers. Students will work at their own level. Material taught may allow students to work more deeply on moderately paced or challenging concepts.

ADV BEG: Advanced Beginning choreography and concepts broken down and taught at a moderate pace. Recommended for students who are comfortable with flaps, shuffles, time steps, paddle & roll. Excellent choice for dancers with just a few years’ experience or older dancers who want to learn at a more relaxed pace.

Free Classes for Teachers

Check out our 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.