2018 YOUTH PROGRAM

Monday, July 9 - Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Tap City Youth Program is 4 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 MEGAN BARTULA & ALI BRADLEY
  • Master Classes with LEO SANDOVAL, REGGIO MCLAUGHLIN, & KAREN CALLAWAY WILLIAMS
  • Film & History Studio Events
  • Supervised Lunches
  • (2) Tickets (for student  and adult chaperone) to the Annual Copasetic Boat Ride
  • (1) Ticket to Rhythm in Motion
  • (1) Ticket & Performance in Tap Future
  • Tap City T-Shirt
  • Additional optional performance opportunity, master classes and tap events!

FEES & DEADLINES

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

 

MONDAY, July 9

TUESDAY, July 10

WEDNESDAY, July 11

THURSDAY, July 12

9:15 - 9:30

Youth Program Orientation

 

     

9:30 - 10:00

Technique

Repertory Rehearsal

 

Rep Review

 

Rep Review

 

 

Repertory Rehearsal
(9:30 - 12:15)

 

10:00 - 12:45

Repertory Rehearsal

 

Repertory Rehearsal

 

12:45 - 1:45

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

1:45 - 2:45

Master Class
Karen Callaway Williams

or

Leonardo Sandoval

Master Class

Leonardo Sandoval

or

Reggio McLaughlin

Master Class

Reggio McLaughlin

or

Karen Callaway Williams

Tap Future

Rehearsals

Symphony Space

TBA

2:45 - 3:00
Break
Break
Break

 

3:00 - 4:15


Film & History

Film & History

Film & History

4:15 - 4:45
Rep Review
Rep Review
Rep Review
 
 


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

 


Tap Awards Show
Thalia Theater
Symphony Space
7:00pm

(Optional Event)

Rhythm in Motion

Perter Jay Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space

8:00pm

Tap Future
Showcase
Symphony Space
8:00pm

 

 

  

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

YOUTH PROGRAM ORIENTATION: On Monday morning, please join our Youth Program Staff at 9:15 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.


THURSDAY TAP FUTURE STAGE REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE:
On Thursday morning, all the Youth Program tap dancers will start with their repertory rehearsal and then after lunch report to Symphony Space for a stage rehearsal. Thursday evening students will perform in Tap Future.

 

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 (OPTIONAL EVENT, Ticket NOT 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


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. (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, 2018.

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.