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Tap City 2019

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (ages 14 - 19)

Sunday, July 7 – Friday, July 12, 2019
 

2 LEVELS: Tap City’s popular Teen program is geared specifically to advanced teens and young adults seeking a challenging and unique educational and performance opportunity.  Pre-Professional students will be placed in two groups, based on skill level. 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 last day of the program.

The Pre-Professional Program includes:

• Registration Fee

4-Day Choreography Residencies with JEANNIE HILL & AYODELE CASEL

• Lunchtime Event: brown bag lunch with the choreographer

• Master Classes within PPP with BRENDA BUFALINO, MICHELA MARINO LERMAN, CALEB TEICHER & NICHOLAS YOUNG

Studio Events
• 1 Ticket to the Tap Treasures Tour

• 1 Ticket to the Annual Copasetic Boat Ride
• 1 Ticket to Tap Awards Show
• 1 Ticket to Rhythm in Motion
• 1 Performance in Tap Future
• Tap City T-Shirt

• Additional optional performance opportunity, master classes and tap events!

 

FEES & DEADLINES

PPP PRE-PLACEMENT: All PPP students must be accepted into the program. Please send a 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 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 35 dancers in two levels. 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:
 
American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher Street #2B (between Washington & Greenwich Streets)


Tap Future Performance will be at:
The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

PPP SCHEDULE & OVERVIEW:

 
SUNDAY, July 7

MONDAY, July 8

TUESDAY, July 9

WEDNESDAY, July 10

THURSDAY, July 11

FRIDAY, July 12

9:15 - 9:30
 
Orientation
       
9:30 - 10:00

 

Warm Up & Rep Review

Warm Up & Rep Review
Warm Up & Rep Review
Warm Up & Rep Review

Tap Future

Rehearsals
(TBA)

Peter J. Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space

 

10:00 - 12:45

Tap Treasures

Orientation

& Tour
(9:30am - 1:00pm)

 

Repertory Rehearsal

 

Repertory Rehearsal

Repertory Rehearsal

Repertory Rehearsal

 

12:45-1:45

 

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

LUNCH Break

1:45 - 2:45

Tap Treasures

Tour

Part Two
(2-4pm)

Studio

Event

 

Studio

Event

 

 

Studio

Event

 

Studio

Event

2:45 - 3:00
Break
Break
Break
Break

3:00 - 4:15

 


Master Class

Brenda Bufalino

or

Michela Marino Lerman

 

Master Class

Brenda Bufalino

or

Michela Marino Lerman


Master Class

Caleb Teicher

or

Nicholas Young

 


Master Class

Caleb Teicher

or

Nicholas Young


4:15 - 4:30
Rep Review

Rep Review

Rep Review


Rep Review

 

Tap Ellington
5:30-7:00pm
Birdland
(optional)

 

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

 

FREE


 

Tap Awards Show
7:00pm
Thalia Theatre

Symphony Space

 

Rhythm in Motion

8:00pm
Peter J. Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space


Tap Future

8:00pm

Peter J. Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS:

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM ORIENTATION: On Monday morning, please join our PPP Director, Susan Hebach and Staff at 9:15am for a short orientation.

 

WARM UP & REP REVIEW: Each morning begins with time to warm and review of repertory from the day before.

REPERTORY: Each morning, Monday-Thursday, students will work with Master Tap Choreographer JEANNIE HILL or AYODELE CASEL learning a professional-level work of tap repertory. Over the four days they will polish the work and prepare it for performance. On Friday evening 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 choreographers for videos and talk about their dance careers. Students should bring a bag lunch. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, students will have a 1-hour lunch break.

PPP STUDIO EVENTS: TBA

PPP MASTER CLASSES: Afternoons, the dancers will have special master classes with BRENDA BUFALINO, MICHELA MARINO LERMAN, CALEB TEICHER & NICHOLAS YOUNG

FRIDAY TAP FUTURE STAGE REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE: On Friday, all the Pre-Professional Program tap dancers will report to Symphony Space for a stage rehearsal (Time TBA). Friday evening students will perform in Tap Future. 8:00pm Show

DO YOU OR YOUR GROUP WANT MORE STAGE TIME?

Click here for: Student Performance Opportunities and How to Apply

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES & EVENTS:  

TAP TREASURES TOUR: Sunday, 7/7 - Orientation at Broadway Dance Center, 322 West 45th Street, 9:30-10:30am) followed by Tap Treasures Tour (Part One) 11:00am - 1:00pm, Lunch Break 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Tap Treasures Tour (Part Two) 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
See Public Performances and Events

TAP ELLINGTON (TAP TREASURES OPTIONAL EVENT): Sunday, 7/7 - 5:30-7:00pm, Birdland, 315 West 44th Street (Optional Event NOT included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events


COPASETIC BOAT RIDE
: Monday, 7/8 - Check in at 6:30pm, Departs at 7:00pm, Returns at 10:00pm, Circle Line Marina, Pier 83, 42nd Street at the Hudson River. (Ticket included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events

TAP AWARDS SHOW: Wednesday, 7/10 - 8pm -Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street (Ticket included in Package Tuition)
See Public Performances and Events

RHYTHM IN MOTION: Thursday 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: Friday 7/12 – 8pm - Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Final event 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

Please also check out the Student Information and FAQs to help prepare you for this exciting week of tap dancing. For more information call our office at 646-230-9564.

 

OPTIONAL:  

MASTER CLASSES at the American Tap Dance Center, Saturday 7/6

Tap City begins with a full day of amazing Master Classes at the American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher Street #2B (Optional Classes, not included in tuition).

See Adult Master Classes


If you have questions please contact Pre-Professional Program Director Susan Hebach at shebach@atdf.org, or call (646) 230-9564.

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, 2019

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 us at: info@atdf.org for more information.