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Summer Studio: Beginner Tap for Adults

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BEGINNER TAP FOR ADULTS

Time: Tuesdays in June (6, 13, 20, 27) from 6pm-7pm

Instructor: Heidi Malnar

Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street

Tuition: $100

Beginner Tap for Adults is ideal for the absolute beginner, tap veteran, or anyone looking to continue their training and journey into the art of tap dancing! The class emphasizes core tap fundamentals, proper technique, and vocabulary. Students will learn why it is so important to master the basics of tap dancing, and will be able to successfully demonstrate them by the end of the term.

In a fun and relaxed environment, students will learn to rhythmically shift weight and dance in time, proper placement and weight distribution in their tap shoes, how to accurately articulate all parts of the foot, and of course the ABCs of tap vocabulary (i.e. “the steps”). Once we establish the basics, we learn to build on them, and individual steps will become exercises, progressions, longer combinations, and eventually fully realized choreography! Dancers will also develop an appreciation and understanding of basic music theory, as they will experience first-hand the deep connection between tap dancing and music.

REQUIREMENTS

No prior experience is required. This is a high-energy class and an engaging workout for the mind and body! Please wear tap shoes and comfortable clothing for moving with ankle visibility. Enrollment is limited to adults age 18 and older.

NOTE

A minimum number of students must enroll in this class for it to "make". If fewer students enroll than are necessary, the class will be cancelled and full refunds will be issued. If we have to cancel the class, we'll make every effort to notify students at least one week before the first class meeting.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Heidi Malnar is an Emmy- and four-time Big Easy Award-winning dancer and choreographer from Chicago. She is the founder and artistic director of Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap, New Orleans' premier rhythm tap company, which has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and produced Hoofing for Heroes and Love Taps. Currently teaching at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Malnar received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Columbia College Chicago. She most recently choreographed Ain't Misbehavin' and Pictures of Marilyn at The National WWII Museum’s BB’s Stage Door Canteen as well as Le Petit’s productions of Pippin, for which she was also nominated for a Big Easy Award for Choreography. Heidi has also choreographed local productions of 42nd Street and Spamalot at Rivertown Theaters. In Chicago she performed with Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, directed by Billy Siegenfeld, and Chicago Tap Theatre, directed by Mark Yonally. Before moving to New Orleans, Heidi was on the faculty of Carthage College. She has enjoyed teaching positions at Tulane University, New Orleans Ballet Association, and Encore Studios in New Orleans.

WAIVER, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

By registering for this class ("the Activity"), which is offered by The NOCCA Institute, you represent, covenant, and agree, on behalf of yourself and your heirs, assigns, and any other person claiming by, under, or through you, as follows:

1. You acknowledge that participating in the Activity involves certain risks (some of which you may not fully appreciate), and that injuries, death, property damage or other harm could occur to yourself or others. You accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, including any associated travel, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA, and/or its or their departments, trustees, affiliates, employees, officers, agents, or insurers ("Released Parties").

2. You waive all claims against any of the Released Parties for any injuries, damages, losses, or claims, whether known and unknown, which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties. You release and forever discharge the Released Parties from all such claims.

3. You agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees and other litigation costs and expenses) incurred by any of the Released Parties as a result of any claims or suits that you (or anyone claiming by, under, or through you) may bring against any of the Released Parties to recover any losses, liabilities, costs, damages, or expenses which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties.

4. You have carefully read and reviewed this Waiver, Release, And Hold Harmless Agreement. You understand it fully, and you execute it voluntarily by registering for the Activity.

Summer Studio is hosted by The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA's nonprofit support and advocacy organization. Proceeds support an array of programs for NOCCA students, faculty, and the community.

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