2016 YOUTH PROGRAM

Monday, July 11 - Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Tap City Youth Program is 6 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:

  • Full day program
  • 4-Day Tap Repertory Intensives with professional choreographers Caleb Teicher, Ayodele Casel & Yoko Kono
  • Daily Tap Technique class
  • Master Classes with Michela Marino Lerman, Jason Mills & Melinda Sullivan
  • Rehearsals for TAP IT OUT!
  • Supervised Lunches
  • (2) Tickets (1 student ticket plus 1 Adult Chaperone) to the Tap City Annual Copasetic Boat Ride
  • (1) Ticket to Tap Treasures Show (7:00pm)
  • Performance in TAP IT OUT!
  • Performance at Tap Future, “the Tap City All-Student Performance ”
  • Tap City T-Shirt (This is your costume to perform your Rep piece)
  • Additional optional performance opportunity, master classes and tap events!

Fees & Deadlines


REGISTER HERE

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

YOUTH PROGRAM OVERVIEW & SCHEDULE:

 TAP CITY 2016 YOUTH PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

TUESDAY, July 12

WEDNESDAY, July 13

THURSDAY, July 14

FRIDAY, July 15

SATURDAY, July 16

8:45

Youth Program Orientation

(Tuesday only)

 

 

 

 

9:00

 

Technique

 

Technique

 

Technique

Repertory

and

Tap It Out

Rehearsal

Tap Future

Rehearsal and Performances

Times 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

TAP IT OUT

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 11

Tuesday, July 12

Wednesday, July 13

Thursday, July 14

Friday, July 15

Saturday, July 16

Tap Treasures Tour

Uptown: 11:00am


 

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 

6:00pm & 6:30pm

Tap Future Performances

3:00pm & 5:00pm

 

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 IT OUT: Your Youth Program Package includes participation in 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 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.

 

SATURDAY TAP FUTURE STAGE REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE: On Saturday morning, all the Youth Program tap dancers will report to The Duke on 42nd Street for a stage rehearsal. Saturday afternoon, students will perform in Tap Future.

 

 

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 TOUR UPTOWN, Monday, 7/11 - 10:00 AM – Apollo Theatre 125th Street in Harlem (Optional Event: can be added by purchasing the Youth Program Tap Treasures Tour Add-On)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)


COPASETIC BOAT RIDE, Monday, 7/11 - Check in at 6:00PM (1 student ticket plus 1 adult chaperone ticket included in Youth Program Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

 

TAP TREASURES TOUR MIDTOWN, Tuesday, 7/12 - 7:00PM - Location TBA (Optional Event: can be added by purchasing the Youth Program Tap Treasures Tour Add-On)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

 

TAP AWARDS SHOW, Tuesday, 7/12 – 9:00PM - Duke on 42nd Stree t(Optional Event: can be added by purchasing the Youth Program Tap Treasures Tour Add-On)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

 

TAP TREASURES TOUR DOWNTOWN, Wednesday, 7/13 - 7:00PM – Location TBA (Optional Event: can be added by purchasing the Youth Program Tap Treasures Tour Add-On)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)

TAP TREASURES SHOW - Thursday 7/14 - 7:00PM or 9:30PM - Duke on 42nd Street 1student tiicket to 7:00pm Show included in Youth ProgramTuition)

See Public Performances and Events (coming soon)


TAP IT OUT! Friday 7/15 - 6pm & 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 the American Tap Dance Center, Saturday & Sunday 7/9 & 7/10

Tap City begins with two days of amazing Master Classes at DANY Studios (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, 2016.

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.