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Tap City 2016

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (ages 14-19)

Monday, July 11 – Saturday, July 16, 2016

 

Tap City’s popular Teen program is geared specifically to the advanced young adult (ages 14 -19) seeking a challenging and unique educational and performance opportunity.  The all-inclusive program focuses on honing well-rounded tap skills in a professional environment that stresses self-discipline and excellence.  Selected by video audition, students will work intensively with a professional tap choreographer in the preparation of tap choreography that will be performed on the last day of the program.

The Pre-Professional Program includes:

• 4-Day Choreography Residency with Melinda Sullivan.

• Lunchtime Event: brown bag lunch with the choreographer

• Musicianship & Improvisation Master Classes within PPP with Roxane Butterfly.

• 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

• Additional optional performance opportunity, master classes and tap events!

 

Fees & Deadlines

REGISTER HERE

PPP PROGRAM PRE-PLACEMENT DVD: All PPP students must be accepted into the program. Please send a DVD submission or web link (via YouTube)  that demonstrates your technique and performance skills showing the following material: time-steps, paddle and roll combinations, pull backs, wings, favorite flash step, and perform a 2-3 minute tap choreography piece/excerpt  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 evaluated and contacted regarding acceptance into the Pre-Professional Program.  Not all applicants will be accepted. Space is limited to 25 dancers. Please send video or link to Susan Hebach, at shebach@atdf.org

 

If you have questions please contact Pre-Professional Program Director Susan Hebach at shebach@atdf.org, or call (646) 230-9564.

Classes held at:  DANY Studios, 305 West 38th Street, (at 8th Avenue)

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

PPP OVERVIEW:

 

 

SCHEDULE

MONDAY, July 11

TUESDAY, July 12

WED, July 13

THURSDAY, July 14

FRIDAY, July 15

SAT, July 16

9:30 - 12:15

 

Tap Treasures Tour Uptown

Repertory Rehearsal

Repertory Rehearsal

Repertory Rehearsal

Repertory Rehearsal

Tap Future

Rehearsal AM TBA

 

Tap Future Performances at Duke on 42nd Street

3:00 & 5:00

12:15-1:15

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

TAP IT OUT

Rehearsal & Performances 

 

1:15 - 2:30

TAP IT OUT

REHEARSAL

1:00-4:30

TAP IT OUT

REHEARSAL

3:00 - 4:30

Master Class

 

Master Class

 

Master Class

 

4:30 - 5:45

 

Optional Rehearsal

TBA

 

EVENING ACTIVITIES:  

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

9:30pm

 

TAP IT OUT! performances 

6:00pm & 6:30pm

Tap Future Performances

3:00 & 5:00pm

 

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES & EVENTS:  

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

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

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

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

 

TAP TREASURES TOUR MIDTOWN, Tuesday, 7/12 - 7:00PM - Location TBA (Tap Treasure Tour ticket included in PPP Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

 

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

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

 

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

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)


TAP IT OUT! Friday 7/15 - 6:00pm & 6:30pm - Foley Square

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. Invite your family and friends to see our newly minted works. Visit events page for ticket purchase information. 

OPTIONAL:  

MASTER CLASSES at DANY Studios, Saturday & Sunday 7/9 & 7/10

Tap City begins with two days of amazing Master Classes at the DANY Studios (Optional Classes, not included in tuition).

See Adult Master Classes

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS:

 

TAP TREASURES TOURS: details coming

 

TAP IT OUT REHEARSALS: TAP IT OUT rehearsals begin Monday July 11 and continue each afternoon, Tuesday-Friday. 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. Tap City participants will join local professionals to 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. 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.

 

REPERTORY: Each morning, Tuesday-Friday, students will work with a Master Tap Choreographer Melinda Sullivan, learning a professional-level work of tap repertory. Over the four days they will polish the work and prepare it for performance. On the afternoon of Saturday day, students will perform their newly-minted work for other Tap City students, friends, and family at the Tap Future performance, at the Duke on 42nd Street.

REPERTORY DESCRIPTION: TBA

LUNCH: On the first day of the Repertory Rehearsal, students will meet at lunchtime with the choreographer for videos and talk about her dance career. Students should bring a bag lunch. On Wednesday and Thursday, students will have a 1-hour lunch break.

PPP Master Classes: After a 30 minute break, dancers will have special improvisation master classes with Roxane Butterfly

REPERTORY REVIEW OR REHEARSAL TBA: An extra hour at the end of the afternoon is set aside, if the choreographer needs a little extra time with dancers.

FRIDAY: After the morning repertory rehearsal, PPP students will go to the TAP IT OUT outdoor location for one last rehearsal and later afternoon performances of TAP IT OUT!

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


If you have questions please contact Pre-Professional Program Director Susan Hebach at shebach@atdf.org, or call (646) 230-9564.

Classes held at:  DANY Studios, 305 West 38th Street, (at 8th Avenue)

Tap Future Performance will be at: Duke on 42nd Street


DO YOU OR YOUR GROUP WANT MORE STAGE TIME?

Click here for: Student Performance Opportunities and How to Apply

Please check out the Information and FAQssto 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, 2016

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.