2019 YOUTH PROGRAM

Sunday, July 7 - Friday, July 12, 2019

The Tap City Youth Program is 6 days packed with tap dancing fun for intermediate and advanced level dancers ages 9 to 14. 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 MAUD ARNOLD & NICOLE OHR
  • Master Classes with MICHELA MARINO LERMAN, LEO SANDOVAL, CALEB TEICHER & NICHOLAS YOUNG
  • Fun, Film & History Studio Events
  • Supervised Lunches
  • (1) Ticket to the Tap Treasures Tour
  • (2) Tickets (for student  and adult chaperone) to the Annual Copasetic Boat Ride
  • (1) Ticket to Rhythm in Motion
  • (1) Performance in Tap Future
  • Tap City T-Shirt
  • Additional optional performance opportunity, master classes, performances and tap treasure events!

FEES & DEADLINES

YOUTH PROGRAM PRE-PLACEMENT: All students will be pre-placed in their Youth Program Repertory classes. Please send video 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 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 30 dancers.

Please send link to: Director, Susan Hebach shebach@atdf.org

For further questions please contact us at: shebach@atdf.org or call (646) 230-9564.

 

Tap City Youth Classes are all held at: St. Veronica Creative Cultural Center, 149 Christopher Street (between Washington & Greenwich Streets)

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

YOUTH PROGRAM OVERVIEW & SCHEDULE:
 

 

SUNDAY, July 7

MONDAY, July 8

TUESDAY, July 9

WEDNESDAY, July 10

THURSDAY, July 11

FRIDAY, July 12

9:00 - 9:30

 

Tap

Treasures

Orientation

& Tour

(10am-1:00pm)

Orientation

& Warm Up

Warm Up
& Rep Review

& Warm Up

& Rep Review

 

Warm Up

& Rep Review

 

Tap Future

Rehearsals
Peter J. Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space

TBA

9:30 - 12:15

Repertory Rehearsal

Repertory Rehearsal

Repertory Rehearsal

 

Repertory Rehearsal

 

12:15 - 1:15


Tap

Treasures

Tour

Part Two

(2:00pm-5:00pm)

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

1:15 - 2:30

Master Class
Felippe Galganni

or

Nicholas Young


Master Class

Felipe Galganni

or

Nicholas Young

Master Class

Michela Lerman

or

Leo Sandoval

Master Class

Michela Lerman

or

Leo Sandoval

 

2:45 - 3:15


Rep Review


Rep Review

Rep Review

Rep Review
3:15 - 4:30

 

Fun, Film & History

 

Fun, Film & History

 

Fun, Film & History

 

Fun, Film & History

 


Tap Treasures

Event
8:00pm
(Optional Event)

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

 

 

FREE

 

Tap Awards Show
Thalia Theater
Symphony Space
8:00pm

(Optional Event)

 


Rhythm in Motion

Peter J. Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space

8:00pm

 

Tap Future
Showcase
Peter J. Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space
8:00pm

 

 

  

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

YOUTH PROGRAM ORIENTATION: On Monday morning, please join our Youth Program Staff at 9:00am for a short orientation.


TECHNIQUE:
Youth Program students will be placed in either Group A or B based on their technical level and placement video. Each morning begins with a class to warm everyone up and develop clean tap technique and a review of the repertory.


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.


FRIDAY TAP FUTURE STAGE REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE:
On Friday, all the Youth Program tap dancers will report to Symphony Space for a stage rehearsal (Time TBA). Friday evening students will perform in Tap Future.
8:00pm Show

 

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: Sunday, 7/7 - Orientation at the American Tap Dance Foundation, 154 Christopher Street #2B (between Greenwich & Washington Streets) followed by Tap Treasures Tour (Part One) 10:00am - 1:00pm, Lunch Break 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Tap Treasures Tour (Part Two) 2:00pm - 5:00pm)
See Public Performances and Events


TAP TREASURES EVENT ONE:
Sunday, 7/7 - 8:00pm Location TBA (Optional Event NOT included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events


COPASETIC BOAT RIDE
: Monday, 7/8 - 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: Wednesday, 7/10 - 8pm -Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street (Ticket included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events

RHYTHM IN MOTION: Thursday 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: Friday 7/12 – 8pm - Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Final event 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

Please also check out the Student Information and FAQs to help prepare you for this exciting week of tap dancing. For more information call our office at 646-230-9564.


OPTIONAL:  

MASTER CLASSES at the American Tap Dance Center, Saturday 7/6

Tap City begins with one day of amazing Master Classes at the American Tap Dance Center. (Optional Classes, not included in tuition).

See Adult Master Classes

TICKET INFO FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES:
Parents need to buy their own tickets for Performances (Except for an additional "Chaperone" ticket included in the Boat Ride)

To purchase tickets visit: Public Performances and Events

 

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, 2019.

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 info@atdf.org for more information.