The Tap City Junior Ensemble gives advanced beginner & intermediate tap dancers (ages 9 - 16) the opportunity to learn classic and contemporary tap repertory as well as work with guest choreographers. The Ensemble is directed by Susan Hebach and Courtney Runft. TCJE meets weekly in rehearsal with Courtney to prepare for performances in New York City.
Dancers hone tap skills and deepen their knowledge of tap history through special master classes, rehearsals with guest tap artists and live musicians, video showings and tap history lessons. Dancers are selected by invitation & audition.
The Tap City Junior Ensemble performs in a range of New York area venues including formal concerts, school shows, free public events, and Tap City - The New York City Tap Festival each July.
There are two levels of the TCJE. Dancers are placed based on skill. Dancers are required to attend a weekly technique class at the ATDF in addition to ensemble rehearsal.
Tap City Junior Ensemble I: Intermediate dancers ages 12 - 16
Tap City Junior Ensemble II: Advanced Beginner / Intermediate dancers ages 9 – 12
TCJE I: Fridays 4:30 – 6:15pm
TCJE II: Saturdays 3:00 – 4:15pm
All Rehearsals/Classes held at:
American Tap Dance Center
154 Christopher Street #2B
(btwn Greenwich & Washington Streets)
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More about the Tap City Junior Ensemble
The Tap City Junior Ensemble is a group of dynamic young tap dancers, ages 9-16, carrying on the traditions of this great American art form. Under the direction of Courtney Runft and Susan Hebach, the ensemble has performed at the Career Transitions for Dancers Gala at City Center, the Salute to the Copasetics at Symphony Space, and Amateur Night at the legendary Apollo Theater. In the 2014-2015 year, both levels of the Tap City Junior Ensemble will learn classic and contemporary tap works. The ensembles will continue to rehearse and perform repertory from last year while new works are added. The Ensembles perform in a variety of New York area venues, including informal showings, promotional events, school shows, outdoor concerts and professional performance venues. Additional performances throughout the year will be announced.
For more information contact Courtney Runft at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the ATDF at 646-230-9564.