TTTCP - Fees, Deadlines, Application & Scholarships


Level 1 Training

Teaching beginner tap students & foundational rhythm tap concepts

July 15 - 21, 2019
Tuition:  $1,600

Tuition includes:

* 45 hours of studio instruction with expert faculty

* Private tap lesson to assess your personal training goals

* Classic tap repertory and rhythm tap exercises

* Jazz music training & live accompaniment

* Training manual, plus written & video materials

* Mentorship during independent work

* Individualized feedback

* Certificate issued by the American Tap Dance Foundation to students who successfully complete work

Level 2 Training

Teaching Fast Beginner to Advanced Beginners & continuing rhythm tap exploration


July 16 - 21, 2019
Tuition:  $1,100

Tuition includes:

* 35+ hours of studio instruction with expert faculty

* Classic tap repertory and exercises for your students

* Composition skills for exercises and performance routines

* Jazz music training & live accompaniment 

* Training manual, plus written & video materials

* Mentorship during independent work

* Individualized feedback

* Certificate issued by the American Tap Dance Foundation to students who successfully complete work


Important Dates 2018 - 2020


Fall 2018 – Spring 2019  

Applications accepted on a first come, rolling basis

December 31, 2018

Early Application Savings Deadline: $100 savings for applications received before Dec 31, 2018. Apply early!

January 1, 2019 – Summer 2019

Regular Tuition

March 15, 2019

Scholarship Deadline (NEW DATE)

May-June 2019

Registered students will receive additional information.

July 15 - 21, 2019  

July Level 1 Training, Session 1 Intensive

July 16 - 21, 2019

July Level 2 Training, Session 1 Intensive

Sept 2019 – Spring 2020

Session 2, Level 1 & 2 Trainings: mentored independent work in home communities. Trainees submit assignments digitally.

Spring 2020

Final due date TBA for assignments for Level 1 & 2 Trainings. Awarding of certificates to Trainees who successfully complete Session 2 assignments.

Tuition Deposit Deadlines

Level 1 tuition: $1,600

Level 2 tuition: $1,100

2 weeks after acceptance:
Deposit due to hold your space



June 17, 2019:

Session 1 balance due



August 12, 2019:

Session 2 balance due



Level 1 Tap Teacher Training Application Information

No fee is required with the Application. Within two weeks of receiving the Application, we will send notification. In some cases, we may request additional information. Accepted students are required to return a completed registration form, signed letter of agreement, and pay the tuition deposit within two weeks to hold their place. There is no application deadline, we will accept qualified applicants in the order we receive applications. Space is limited, we encourage early applications. We will consider applications from dancers 18 years and older. Interested teens, ages 16-17, should contact the Directors for information about our Apprentice Teacher Training option.

1) Send us a preliminary email that you intend to apply. This "intent to apply" is not binding, but will enable us to hold your spot in the Training. Send email to  and with “Tap Teacher Training Application” in the subject line. When you are ready to apply, complete the:

TTT Online Application Form

The Application Form includes:

2) Your Contact Information

3) Personal Essay

Please explain how you feel you would benefit from the ATDF Tap Teacher Training and describe your previous experience as a tap teacher, performer, choreographer.

4) Your Resume

Your resume should be no longer than 2 pages, Word or pdf format only, and must include this information:

   a) name, address, phone number, and email address.

   b) education: if you have attended college, include name and location of college with degree granted and date of completion; if not completed, include dates attended. If you have attended graduate school, include names, locations, degrees granted and dates completed. If you have not attended college, include name and location of high school and graduation date.

   c) training: include list of dance styles, number of years studied, and studio or teacher names, if known.

   d) dance teaching: include detailed list of all dance teaching including start and end dates of your teaching position, studio name, location,style of dance taught, level and ages of students taught

   e) performance experience: give an indication of professional performance experience, or amateur or student performance if no professional experience.

    f) include other related work experience or training that would be pertinent to a tap teaching program.

5) A link to your Application Video.

We recommend uploading to an unlisted Youtube link (not private) or a DropBox “view only” link. Full video information on Application Form. Video should show the following material:

a) Show 4-8 bars each of flaps, shuffles, cramp rolls, and time-steps, paddle and roll combinations and pull backs. Need some ideas? Here’s a sample video of these steps danced by our faculty member and TTT Graduate, Tamii Sakurai:

b) Dance to the same music, or select another if you wish, and show a favorite complicated tap phrase or short series of flash steps that demonstrate your more advanced tap abilities.

c) Perform a 1-2 minute tap choreography piece/excerpt to music demonstrating clean technique and your ability to keep time while expressing your personal style.


Note: If you are well known to ATDF faculty, you may opt out of sending a video, and instead have a faculty member send an email of recommendation stating that the faculty member is familiar with your dance abilities and verifying that she/he feels you are able to dance rhythm tap material on an advanced level.


6) Scholarship Application (Optional)

A limited number of partial scholarships are available to students with financial need. To apply for a scholarship, include a scholarship statement with your application. The scholarship statement should be no longer than 600 words. Please give us clear and concrete information on why you need financial assistance. Also include your sense of how tap students in your community would benefit from the enhanced teaching skills you would acquire by attending the Training. Additional financial information (such as tax forms or pay stubs) is NOT required.

Level 2 or 3 Tap Teacher Training Applicants:

Do not use the online application form. Just send a short email statement describing for us how you have been using the Copasetic Canon curriculum with your students since you finished the last Training. Include a list of how many hours per week you are teaching tap right now, the age and level of each group, and what type of setting (dance studio, community class, college, etc). Let us know what you would like to gain from your next Training.

Level 2 or 3 Scholarship Application: if you wish to apply for a Scholarship, follow the guidelines above and include your scholarship statement in your email.

About the Copasetics

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About Our Graduates

Teacher Training Workshops

Short enrichment workshops open to all Tap Dance Teachers. Join us for a sampling of Copasetic Curriculum and new rhythm tap ideas to bring to your tap students. Recommended for Intermediate and Advanced tap dancers who teach.

Level 1 Training and Certificate

Covers teaching beginning tap students (children age 6+, teen and adult students) and foundational concepts based in the Copasetic Canon for all rhythm tap teaching. All new Trainees start with the Level 1 Training. Applicants are accepted based on video audition and application.”

Level 2 Training and Certificate

Covers teaching fast beginner to advanced beginner tap dancers (children, teen and adult students), continues with Copasetic Canon repertory and concepts, and provides a deeper exploration of tap artistry and expert rhythm tap teaching skills. Pre-requisite: the Level 2 Training is open to all students who attended the Level 1 Training.

Level 3 Training and Certificate

Covers skills for teaching intermediate and advanced tap dancers and provides deeper exploration of rhythm tap artistry. Pre-requisite: successful completion of Level 1 & Level 2 Certificates.

Pre-Tap and Early Learners Training and Certificate

Creative movement curriculum for children ages 3 ½ + emphasizing rhythm games and music exercises to prepare young dancers for tap.

Faculty and Directors

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