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Tap City 2018

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (ages 14 - 19)

Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13, 2018
 

2 LEVELS: Tap City’s popular Teen program is geared specifically to advanced teens and young adults seeking a challenging and unique educational and performance opportunity.  Pre-Professional students will be placed in two groups, based on skill level. 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:

• Registration Fee

4-Day Choreography Residency with OLIVIA ROSENKRANTZ & JASON SAMUELS SMITH

• Lunchtime Event: brown bag lunch with the choreographer

• Master Classes within PPP with BARBARA DUFFY, KATHERINE KRAMER & CALEB TEICHER

Studio Events
• 1 Ticket to the Annual Copasetic Boat Ride
• 1 Ticket to Tap Awards Show
• 1 Ticket to Rhythm in Motion
• 1 Ticket & Performance in Tap Future
• 1 Performance in Tap it Out Event
• Tap City T-Shirt

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

 

FEES & DEADLINES

PPP PRE-PLACEMENT: All PPP students must be accepted into the program. Please send a 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 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 35 dancers in two levels. 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:
 
American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher Street #2B (between Washington & Greenwich Streets)


Tap Future Performance will be at:
The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

PPP SCHEDULE & OVERVIEW:

 

MONDAY, July 9

TUESDAY, July 10

WEDNESDAY, July 11

THURSDAY, July 12

FRIDAY, July 13

9:30 - 10:00

Orientation

Warm Up & Rep Review
Warm Up & Rep Review
Repertory Rehearsal
(9:30-12:15)

Tap it Out

Rehearsals

(TBA)

Father Duffy Square/Times Square

 

 

 

10:00 - 12:45

 

Repertory Rehearsal

 

Repertory Rehearsal

Repertory Rehearsal

 

12:45-1:30

 

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

1:30-145

Orientation

Tap it Out

1:45 - 3:30

Tap it Out
Rehearsals

 

Tap it Out
Rehearsals

 

 

Tap it Out
Rehearsals

 

Tap Future

Rehearsals
(1:45-4pm)

Tap it Out

Rehearsal
(4-5pm)

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space

3:30 - 3:45
Break
Break
Break

3:45 - 5:00

 

Master Class

Barbara Duffy
or

Katherine Kramer

Master Class

Caleb Teicher
or
Barbara Duffy

Master Class

Katherine Kramer
or

 Caleb Teicher

Copasetic Boat Ride
Boards 6:30pm
Sails 7:00pm-10:00pm

 

Tap Awards Show
7:00pm
Thalia Theatre

Symphony Space

 Rhythm in Motion

8:00pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space

Tap Future

8:00pm

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space


Tap it Out

Presentation

1:00pm, 1:30pm & 2:00pm
Father Duffy Square

Times Square

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS:

 

REPERTORY: Each morning, Tuesday-Friday, students will work with Master Tap Choreographer OLIVIA ROSENKRANTZ or JASON SAMUELS SMITH learning a professional-level work of tap repertory. Over the four days they will polish the work and prepare it for performance. On Thursday evening students will perform their newly-minted work for other Tap City students, friends, and family at the Tap Future performance, at Symphony Space.

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

ABOUT TAP IT OUT! REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCE: 

PPP students are required to attend all Tap it Out Rehearsals (Monday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 11 (1:45pm - 3:00pm), Thursday, July 12 (4-5pm) & Friday, July 13 (TBA) if they plan on participating in the presentation of Tap it Out on Friday, July 13th at Father Duffy Square/Times Square (Three presentations at 1:00pm, 1:30pm & 2:00pm)

All Tap City students will rehearse in preparation for TAP IT OUT! Tap City’s unique outdoor celebration of percussive feet. 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.

PPP MASTER CLASSES: Afternoons, the dancers will have special master classes with BARBARA DUFFY, KATHERINE KRAMER & CALEB TEICHER.

THURSDAY: PPP students will have a short afternoon tech rehearsal (sometime between 1:45pm-4pm) AND a Tap it Out rehearsal (4-5pm), on stage at Symphony Space. PPP students will perform in Tap Future at 8:00pm in the evening.

 

ABOUT FRIDAY:

PPP students will go to Tap it Out Rehearsals (TBA) for last minute rehearsals and then in the afternoon perform in Tap it Out at Father Duffy Square/Times Square (Three presentations at 1:00pm, 1:30pm & 2:00pm)

DO YOU OR YOUR GROUP WANT MORE STAGE TIME?

Click here for: Student Performance Opportunities and How to Apply

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES & EVENTS:  

COPASETIC BOAT RIDE: Monday, 7/9 - Check in at 6:30pm, Departs at 7:00pm, Returns at 10:00pm (Ticket included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events

TAP AWARDS SHOW: Tuesday, 7/10 - 7pm -Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street (Ticket included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events

RHYTHM IN MOTION: Wednesday 7/11 - 8pm -Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street (Ticket included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events

TAP FUTURE: Thursday 7/12 – 8pm - Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
On the final evening of the 4 Day 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. (Performance Opportunity & Student Ticket included in Package Tuition)

See Public Performances and Events

TAP IT OUT: Friday 7/13 - All Day - Father Duffy Square/Times Square (Performance Opportunity included in Package Tuition)

Free Outdoor Public Event
See Public Performances and Events

 

OPTIONAL:  

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

Tap City begins with two days of amazing Master Classes at the American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher Street #2B (Optional Classes, not included in tuition).

See Adult Master Classes


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

Please check out the Student 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, 2018

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 us at: info@atdf.org for more information.