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Tap City 2013

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (ages 14-19)

Tuesday, July 9 – Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tap City’s popular Teen program is geared specifically to the advanced young adult (ages 14 -19) seeking a challenging and unique educational and performance opportunity.  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 4th evening of the program.

The Pre-Professional Program includes:

  • 4-Day Choreography Residency
  • Lunchtime Event: brown bag lunch with the choreographer
  • Musicianship Master Classes within PPP
  • Rehearsals for TAP IT OUT!
  • 1 Ticket to the Annual Copasetic Boat Ride
  • 1 Ticket to Tap Talks/Tap Films & Tap Awards
  • 1 Ticket to Tap Internationals Premier Performance
  • Performance in Tap Future
  • Performance in TAP IT OUT!
  • Tap City T-Shirt
  • Additional optional performance opportunity, master classes and tap events!

PPP PROGRAM PRE-PLACEMENT DVD: All PPP students must be accepted into the program. Please send a DVD 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 DVD or 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 25 dancers. 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:  DANY Studios, 305 West 38th Street, (at 8th Avenue)

Tap Future Performance will be at: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St.

PPP OVERVIEW:

 

 

SCHEDULE

MONDAY, July 8

TUESDAY, July 9

WED, July 10

THURSDAY, July 11

FRIDAY, July 12

SAT, July 13

9:30 - 12:15

 

Repertory Rehearsal

with

Michelle Dorrance

Repertory Rehearsal with

Michelle Dorrance

Repertory Rehearsal with

Michelle Dorrance

Repertory Rehearsal with

Michelle Dorrance

TAP IT OUT

PERFORMANCES

(noon, 1pm & 2pm)

12:15-1:15

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

TAP IT OUT

REHEARSALS

(12:30-1:30)

 Rehearsal at Symphony Space

for Tap Future

(Time TBA)

1:15 - 2:30

TAP IT OUT

REHEARSAL

3:00 - 4:30

TAP IT OUT

REHEARSALS

2:00-4:30

MUSICIANSHIP w/Susan Hebach

4:30 - 5:45

 

Optional Rehearsal

TBA

 

EVENING ACTIVITIES & OPTIONAL EVENTS:  

 

Monday, July 8

Tuesday, July 9

Wed, July 10

Thursday, July 11

Friday, July 12

Sat, July 13

Boat Ride

Boards 6:00pm

Tap Talks, Tap Films, Tap Awards 7:30pm

Tap Improv Class

Small's Jazz Club

4:30-5:30pm

Tap City Tap Internationals 7:30pm

Tap Future 8:00pm

TAP IT OUT! performances 

(noon, 1pm & 2pm)

Tap Jam @ Small's Jazz Club 6:00pm

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS:

TAP IT OUT REHEARSALS: Students should plan to arrive at Tap City no later than Monday afternoon  to begin TAP IT OUT rehearsals, which continue each afternoon, Tuesday-Friday. All Tap City students will rehearse five days in preparation for TAP IT OUT! Tap City’s unique outdoor celebration of percussive feet Saturday, July 13. Imagine a chorus of 100s of tapping feet performing a cappella choreography in multiple tap dance styles. Tap City participants will join local professionals to create this explosion of tones and rhythms. Tap It Out is created and staged by the mayor of Tap City Tony Waag and assisted by dancer 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. Adult and teen group rehearsals will take place Monday, July 8th - Saturday, July 13th and are designed around your regular class schedule.

 

REPERTORY: Each morning, Tuesday-Friday, students will work with a Master Tap Choreographer Michelle Dorrance, learning a professional-level work of tap repertory. Over the four days they will polish the work and prepare it for performance. On the evening of the fourth day, 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 choreographer for videos and talk about her dance career. Students should bring a bag lunch. On Wednesday and Thursday, students will have a 1-hour lunch break.

MUSICIANSHIP INTENSIVE: After a 30 minute break, dancers will have a special master class in the essential music skills that all tap dancers need. Led by Susan Hebach, with live jazz musicians and guest teachers TBA, the three sessions are designed to enhance students’ skills as young performers, improvisers, and future choreographers.

REPERTORY REVIEW OR REHEARSAL TBA: An extra hour at the end of the afternoon is set aside if the choreographer needs a little extra time with dancers.

FRIDAY: PPP students are dismissed early at 12:15. A short tech rehearsal, time TBA, will happen at Symphony Space in the afternoon.

SATURDAY: TAP IT OUT! Rehearsal and performance. Details coming after you register.


EVENING EVENTS AND OPTIONAL CLASSES:

MASTER CLASSES, (ages 12+) at the American Tap Dance Center, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday 7/6, 7/7 & 7/8

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

See Adult Master Classes

COPASETIC BOAT RIDE, Monday, 7/8 - Check in at 6:00PM (Ticket included in PPP Tuition)

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TAP TALKS/TAP FILMS - TAP AWARDS, Tuesday, 7/9 7:30-9:30 PM (Ticket included in PPP Tuition)

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TAP IMPROV CLASS at American Tap Dance Center, Wednesday, 7/10 4:30-5:30PM

Warm up/refresh your skills and prepare of the Jam directly following! Taught by Michela Marino-Lerman (FREE!)

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TAP JAM at Small’s Jazz Club, Wednesday, 7/10 6:00-9:00 PM (FREE!)

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TAP INTERNATIONALS CONCERT at Symphony Space, Thursday 7/11 7:30 PM (Ticket included in PPP Tuition)

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TAP FUTURE CONCERT at Symphony Space, Friday 7/12 8:00 PM

On the final evening of the 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. Everyone will sit in the audience to cheer each other on. Visit events page for ticket purchase information. Families and friends who want to see their dancer perform need to purchase tickets. Student performers will not need a ticket.

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TAP IT OUT! Saturday 7/13

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DO YOU OR YOUR GROUP WANT MORE STAGE TIME? Click here for: STUDENT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Please check out the Information and FAQs to help prepare you for this exciting experience.

Check out the Adult Program for additional Master Classes (for ages 12 and up)

The Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund
For advanced beginner through professional students, ages 6-19 in need of financial assistance to study in the Mini Fest, 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, 2013

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 Courtney at crunft@atdf.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

 


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Phone 646-230-9564
Fax 646-230-7777
Email: info@atdf.org

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