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Adult Classes - Descriptions

 

Have Tap Experience but not sure what level is for you?

If you haven’t tapped recently, or if you are not familiar with the tap vocabulary and dances listed in the description,

try one of the lower levels and move up from there. 

(listed in order of most basic to most advanced)

Absolute Beginner Tap Workshops for Adults and Teens 13+

MONDAYS, 6:15 - 7:15PM (6) week Sessions - Call for Schedule

Taught by Samara Seligsohn

If you have never taken a tap dance class, or have had less than 6 months of classes, this is the class for you.  All basic tap skills are introduced to build a solid basic level of technique (shuffles, flaps, cramp rolls, irish, shuffle ball change, etc.) and basic fundamental music skills are introduced as well. Student learn unique combinations using these tap fundamentals, and learn parts of the “Shim Sham”. 

Video coming soon!

Absolute Beginner Tap Workshops for Adults and Teens 13+

TUESDAYS, noon - 1:00PM (6) week Sessions - Call for Schedule

Taught by Christina Carminucci

If you have never taken a tap dance class, or have had less than 6 months of classes, this is the class for you.  All basic tap skills are introduced to build a solid basic level of technique (shuffles, flaps, cramp rolls, irish, shuffle ball change, etc.) and basic fundamental music skills are introduced as well. Student learn unique combinations using these tap fundamentals, and learn parts of the “Shim Sham”.    

 

Absolute Beginner Tap Workshops for Adults and Teens 13+

FRIDAYS, 6:15 - 7:15PM (6) Week Sessions - Call for Schedule

SATURDAYS, 4:00 - 5:00PM (6) Week Sessions - Call for Schedule

Taught by Megan Bartula

If you have never taken a tap dance class, or have had less than 6 months of classes, this is the class for you.  All basic tap skills are introduced to build a solid basic level of technique (shuffles, flaps, cramp rolls, irish, shuffle ball change, etc.) and basic fundamental music skills are introduced as well. Student learn unique combinations using these tap fundamentals, and learn parts of the “Shim Sham”.  

No video available at this time.

Basic Tap for Adults & Teens 13+

TUESDAYS, 6:15-7:30PM

Taught by Felipe Galganni

This class is for the student who has taken an Absolute Beginner Workshop or is returning to tap and needs a review to help transition to the Beginning Level class.  Tap skills including shuffles, flaps, cramp rolls, the Irish, shuffle ball change, fundamental music skills and parts of the “Shim Sham” dance and more will be covered.

No video available at this time.

Beginner Tap for Adults & Teens 13+

MONDAYS, 7:30 - 8:45PM

Taught bySamara Seligsohn

If you have never tap danced before, this is NOT the class for you, check out our Absolute Beginner Workshops instead.

This class is for students who have cultivated the basic vocabulary of tap, and have had at least one year of experience. Students add more skills and vocabulary, and develop a strong foundation of tap technique. Original combinations, simple time steps, paddle and roll combinations, and music fundamentals are explored.  Choreography includes the instructor’s original creations and concepts from   the “Copasetic Canon” which include the Shim Sham. 

 

Beginner Tap for Adults & Teens 13+

WEDNESDAYS, 6:15-7:30PM

Taught by Asha Griffith

If you have never tap danced before, this is NOT the class for you, check out our Absolute Beginner Workshops instead.

This class is for students who have cultivated the basic vocabulary of tap, and have had at least one year of experience. Students add more skills and vocabulary, and develop a strong foundation of tap technique. Original combinations, simple time steps, paddle and roll combinations, and music fundamentals are explored.  Choreography includes the instructor’s original creations and concepts from   the “Copasetic Canon” which include the Shim Sham. 

 

Fast Beginner Tap for Adults & Teens 13+

MONDAYS, 6:15-7:15PM

Taught by Craig Fuchs

This class is for students who have mastered the basics, and have learned basic time steps and paddle and roll concepts. This class moves at a quicker pace, and continues to build  on learned skills, adding more complex combinations, adding more technique, and exploring more aspects of the “Copasetic Canon”.  Rhythm turns, cross over steps, rhythm time steps, more complex paddle and roll combinations, and simple flash steps such as pullbacks are included.  Students cultivate original dances and also review and explore dances such as the Shim Sham, Coles Stroll, and Soft Shoe.

 

Fast Beginner Tap for Adults & Teens 13+

THURSDAYS, 6:15-7:30PM

Taught by Christina Carminucci

This class is for students who have mastered the basics, and have learned basic time steps and paddle and roll concepts. This class moves at a quicker pace, and continues to build  on learned skills, adding more complex combinations, adding more technique, and exploring more aspects of the “Copasetic Canon”.  Rhythm turns, cross over steps, rhythm time steps, more complex paddle and roll combinations, and simple flash steps such as pullbacks are included.  Students cultivate original dances and also review and explore dances such as the Shim Sham, Coles Stroll, and Soft Shoe.

Fast Beginner Tap for Adults & Teens 13+

SUNDAYS, 5:30-6:45PM

Taught by Claudia Rahardjanoto

This class is for students who have mastered the basics, and have learned basic time steps and paddle and roll concepts. This class moves at a quicker pace, and continues to build  on learned skills, adding more complex combinations, adding more technique, and exploring more aspects of the “Copasetic Canon”.  Rhythm turns, cross over steps, rhythm time steps, more complex paddle and roll combinations, and simple flash steps such as pullbacks are included.  Students cultivate original dances and also review and explore dances such as the Shim Sham, Coles Stroll, and Soft Shoe.

Advanced Beginner for Adults & Teens 13+

WEDNESDAYS, 6:15-7:30PM

Taught by Barbara Duffy

For students who have mastered an assortment of time steps, rhythm time steps, paddle and roll and more, this class will include developing a higher level of technique and more complex combinations. Choreography and combinations can include original combinations from the instructor, and / or steps and sections of dances choreographed by tap masters such as Buster Brown, Leon Collins, Steve Condos and Bill Robinson, etc.

 

Advanced Beginner for Adults & Teens 13+

TUESDAYS, 7:30-9:00PM

Taught by Felipe Galganni

 

For students working at a faster pace, working on unique warm ups, more advanced technical skills, improvisation, improvisation games (structured improv), counting, original time steps and combinations, and more! 

No video available at this time.

Slow Intermediate for Adults & Teens 13+

TUESDAYS, 6:15 - 7:30PM

Taught by Lynn Schwab

For students who have mastered an assortment of time steps, rhythm time steps, paddle and roll and more, this class will include developing a higher level of technique and more complex combinations. Choreography and combinations can include original combinations from the instructor, and / or steps and sections of dances choreographed by tap masters such as Buster Brown, Leon Collins, Steve Condos and Bill Robinson, etc.

Intermediate for Adults & Teens 13+

FRIDAYS, 6:15-7:30PM

Taught by Felipe Galganni

For students who have mastered an assortment of time steps, rhythm time steps, paddle and roll and more, this class will include developing a higher level of technique and more complex combinations. Choreography and combinations can include original combinations from the instructor, and / or steps and sections of dances choreographed by tap masters such as Buster Brown, Leon Collins, Steve Condos and Bill Robinson, etc.

Intermediate Repertory for Adults & Teens 13+

TUESDAYS, 7:30-9:00PM

Taught by Lynn Schwab

Are you ready to hone your performance skills through classic and contemporary tap works? Each Session students are introduced to a work of tap repertory geared towards intermediate level students. Performance opportunities. No drop-ins allowed, students must register for an entire Session, but students may take one class before registering. Students in this Repertory course are encouraged to also attend one of our weekly Advanced Beginning or Fast Beginning tap technique classes.

Advanced Technique and Repertory Workshops for Adults & Teens 13+

WEDNESDAYS, Noon-2:00PM (3-6) Week Workshops - Call for Schedule

Tap master/choreographer Brenda Bufalino teaches workshop for int/adv/professionals.

Technique in Rhythm Concert Tap and American Tap Dance Orchestra Repertory.