Michelle Dorrance and an award-winning artist faculty from the East and West coasts offer a wide range of choreographic approaches and music styles to sharpen dancers' musicality and technique. Studio work includes traditional tap and cutting edge styles; music composition, both acapella and in collaboration with musicians; and work in both solo and ensemble performance skills. Dancers perform works created on them for the public June 28 and July 5 as part of the free outdoor performance series.

Daily classes emphasize rhythmic structures, musical phrasing, articulated and relaxed approaches to the floor, and use of the full body. Music seminars, individual coaching, video viewing, tap history talks, and jam sessions help develop each dancer's distinctive artistry while sharing new directions influencing the field today. 
Attending Festival performances, talks, exhibits, master classes, and studying in the Archives are integral to this immersion experience in dance. 
For 25 tap dancers at an advanced pre-professional or professional level with strong performance skills, age 16 and up. Click here for faculty bios. For audition and application details, click here.

Tap Program

June 23-July 6
Program Director Michelle Dorrance
Artist Faculty Jason Samuels Smith, Dianne Walker, Samuel Weber, and Nicholas Young

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