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.
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: email@example.com
For further questions please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.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:
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)
TAP TREASURES TOUR/EVENT UPTOWN: Monday , 7/10 - 9pm - Location TBA (Optional Event NOT included in Package Tuition)
COPASETIC BOAT RIDE: Tuesday, 7/11 - Check in at 6pm, Departs at 6:30pm, Returns at 9:30pm (Ticket included in Package Tuition)
TAP ELLINGTON CONCERT: Friday 7/14 - 7:30pm -The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle (Ticket included in Package Tuition)
TAP FUTURE: Saturday 7/15 – 5pm - Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
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)
Please check out the Information and FAQs to help prepare you for this exciting experience.