San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Master Teacher, Company Director, Studio Owner, Dance Educator, and Author Thelma Goldberg, alongside other passionate tap dance educators in an intensive overview of what to teach, when to teach it and how to teach it.
Based on Thelma's Tap Notes, a recently published workbook for teachers, Thelma will explain the methods that result in clear, concise rhythm making. Her approach is based the principles of release, relaxation and readiness and promotes a series of exercises that progress rhythmically.
The morning session 9:00am-12:00pm will cover six series for Levels 1 - 5 (ages 6 - 12) that will be taught include: Rudiments, Shuffles, Slaps and Flaps, Paddle and Rolls, Spanks and Time Steps. The afternoon session 12:30-2:30pm will feature choreography for each level. Video taping is allowed, but come prepared to dance!
Participants can elect to participate in the full day, or morning only session. Thelma is offering Thelma's Tap Notes at a special workshop price of $50.00. If you would like to order a copy of Thelma's Tap Notes to have available during the workshop, please make sure to add it to your shopping cart, and we will have it waiting for you at the workshop! Register by May 1, 2014 to take advantage of our Early Bird Full-Day Discount Package!
About Thelma's Tap Notes:
A step-by-step guide to teaching tap to children ages 6-12 in an easy-to-read format. Information about what to teach, when to teach it and how to teach it is included. Class Outlines, Music Recommendations, Combos, Choreography Ideas, Musical Rhythms, Improvisation Activities as well as Tap History provide material and guidance for both the experienced and new tap educator. Included are exercises and drills based on a series of progressively challenging rhythms to promote sequential progress in the major areas of tap education. Inspiring photos of tap students in action reinforce the passion and joy of sharing rhythms for both students and teachers.
Visit www.theatreontap.com to learn more about Thelma Goldberg, THELMA'S TAP NOTES, and sign up for Thelma's master classes!
*This workshop is a co-production of Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap and Encore Studios.
When & Where
Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap
Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap is New Orleans' Premier Rhythm Tap Dance Company whose mission is to celebrate, promote, and preserve America’s indigenous dance form in the birthplace of jazz, and to share with the community the amazing experience that blending the two American art forms can illuminate.
Emmy Award Winning Artistic Director and principal choreographer, Heidi Malnar, directs the three divisions of the company: Professional, Pre-Professional, and Junior in training, choreography, and performance. In addition to our diverse group of dancers, Theatre on Tap is proud to share the stage with our Live Jazz Ensemble.
We believe that rhythm is universal, and that tap dancing is accessible to people of all ages and levels of experience; and we offer first-hand opportunities through classes, workshops, master classes, company memberships, and live performances with the hopes of uniting diverse individuals through the power of shared rhythm.