2017 YOUTH PROGRAM

Tuesday, July 11 - Saturday, July 15, 2017

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:

  • Registration Fee
  • Full Day Program
  • 4-Day Tap Choreography Residency with professional choreographers COURTNEY RUNFT & KAREN CALLAWAY WILLIAMS
  • Daily Tap Technique class
  • Master Classes with MEGAN BARTULA, MAX POLLAK, CLAUDIA RAHARDJANOTO & CALEB TEICHER

     

  • Studio events
  • Supervised Lunches
  • (2) Ticket (for student and adult chaperone) to Tap Treasures Tour (plus Treasure Tour goodies)
  • (2) Tickets (for student  and adult chaperone) to the Annual Copasetic Boat Ride
  • (1) Ticket to Tap Ellington Concert
  • (1) Ticket & Performance in Tap Future
  • Tap City T-Shirt
  • 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: registration@atdf.org

For further questions please contact us at: registration@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 Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

YOUTH PROGRAM OVERVIEW & SCHEDULE:

 SCHEDULE

MONDAY, July 10

 

TUESDAY, July 11

WEDNESDAY, July 12

THURSDAY, July 13

FRIDAY, July 14

SATURDAY, July 15

 

 

Tap Treasures
Orientation
and
Tour

(2-6pm)

8:45 - 9:00

Youth Program Orientation

(Tuesday only)

       

9:00 - 10:00

 

Technique

 

Technique

 

Technique

 

Technique

 

Tap Future

Rehearsal

Symphony Space

Time TBA

10:00 - 12:15

Repertory

 

Repertory

 

Repertory

 

Repertory

 

12:15 - 1:15

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

1:15 - 2:15

Master Class
Claudia Rahardjanoto

or

Megan Bartula

 

Master Class

Caleb Teicher

or

Max Pollak

 

 

Master Class

Caleb Teicher

or

Max Pollak

 

Master Class

Claudia Rahardjanoto

or

Megan Bartula

2:15 - 3:15

 

Rep Review

Rep Review

Rep Review

Rep Review

3:15 - 4:30

Studio Event

 

Studio Event

 

Studio Event

 

Studio Event

 

4:30

Dismissal

 

Dismissal

 

Dismissal

 

Dismissal

 

 

Tap Treasures

Optional Event

Location TBA
8pm

 


Copasetic
Boat Ride
Boards 6:00pm
Sails 6:30pm - 9:30pm

 


Tap Awards Show
Thalia Theater
Symphony Space
7pm

 

Free Night

 

 


Tap Ellington
Jazz at Lincoln Center
7pm

 

Tap Future
Showcase
Symphony Space
5pm

 

  

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

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

TECHNIQUE: Youth Program students will be placed in either Group A, B 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.

SATURDAY TAP FUTURE STAGE REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE: On Saturday morning, all the Youth Program tap dancers will report to Symphony Spacet 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 ORIENTATION & TOUR: Monday, 7/10 - 2-6pm - Locations TBA (Tour ticket included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events

TAP TREASURES TOUR/EVENT UPTOWN: Monday , 7/10 - 9pm - Location TBA (Optional Event NOT included in Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events

COPASETIC BOAT RIDE: Tuesday, 7/11 - Check in at 6pm, Departs at 6:30pm, Returns at 9:30pm (Ticket included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events

TAP AWARDS SHOW: Wednesday, 7/12 - 7pm -Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street (Optional Event NOT included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events

TAP ELLINGTON CONCERT: Friday 7/14 - 7:30pm -The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle (Ticket included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events

TAP FUTURE: Saturday 7/15 – 5pm - Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th 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.

See Public Performances and Events

OPTIONAL:  

MASTER CLASSES at the American Tap Dance Center, Saturday & Sunday 7/8 & 7/9

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 Tap City Staff)

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, 2017.

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 registration@atdf.org for more information.