2019 BEANTOWN TAPFEST
MONDAY THRU THURSDAY // AUGUST 5 - 8, 2019
A four-day comprehensive training program designed
to educate the serious young tap student. Students, ages 10-20, will learn to interpret and incorporate rhythm, all for the purpose of enhancing future tap classes they take, choreography they perform, and improvisations they create.
We offer our YOUTH INTENSIVE curriculum at three levels,
Intermediate I, Intermediate II and Advanced, ensuring the right placement for all abilities. Our faculty includes professional musicians, giving students at every level the opportunity to work with live music.
The Youth Intensive advanced group* will perform in ON TAP - Beantown Tapfest Faculty Showcase, the festival's Main Stage show.
This year the guest choreographer is Jason Janas.
*This class size is limited and acceptance is by audition only (those previously accepted do not need to re-audition before registering).
RYAN CASEY & ZEKE MARTIN
IAN BERG & AKILI JAMAL HAYNES
REPERTORY CLASS - students will learn a piece of choreography to be performed at the Studio Showing on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
MUSIC CLASS - tap faculty and professional musicians partner to work with students on form and structure, improvisation, and musicianship.
TECHNIQUE CLASS - students will learn exercises to help develop and improve timing, dynamic range, control, balance and coordination.
SPECIALTY CLASS - the focus of this class is to explore and understand a specific style, (soft shoe, flash, musical theater); music element (genre, polyrhythms, time signatures); or theme, (stage performance, tap in film, compostion).
Schedule is subject to change.
The ages listed below are guidelines; experience and ability will be given priority in considering level placement.
Intermediate I - for students ages 10-13 with at least 3 years experience who are at a solid intermediate level.
Intermediate 2 - fast-paced class for experienced dancers ages 13-18.
Advanced (by audition*) - experienced and pre-professional students ages 15-20 with strong musicianship and performance skills.
*Audition application deadline is May 6, 2019. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance by
May 28th. To audition for the advanced group, click here.
Youth Intensive Prices:
Intermediate programs - $450
Advanced program - $525
For questions about the Youth Intensive Program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org