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Dance Fusion Tap-In Intensive Scottsdale
March 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm MST$20 – $70
Open to adults and teens. Beginning and Intermediate Levels. Learn from the best in one afternoon! Hone your skills. Have fun!
Dance Fusion hosts a Tap-In Intensive with instructors Jenefer Miller, Erin McBride, Beverly Pinkerton, and Bruce Goolsby. Open to teens/adults, beginning-intermediate levels. Learn from some of the best in one afternoon! Members/students/teachers: $20/class, $50 entire event. Non-members: $25/class, $70 entire event.
Schedule by Instructor:
Erin McBride: 12-1 pm Beginning Tech, 1-2 pm Int Combinations
Jenefer Miller: 1-2 pm Beg Tap Rhythm & Blues, 2-3 pm Int Tap Rhythm & Blues
Jenefer is the founder and producer of Just West of Broadway, a theatre convention designed for dancers, actors, and singers ages 14 and up. She is also a founding member and co-artistic director of Tap 24.7, a professional tap company in Phoenix. You can find her on faculty at Dance Studio 111 and Tempe Dance Academy and performing live at the Jazz Jam with Pete Gitlin on a regular basis. Visit jmillproductions.com and justwestofbroadway.com for more info!
Beverly Pinkerton: 12-1 pm Int Shim Sham Shimmy routine
Come learn the “National Anthem of Tap Dancers”! This legendary piece of historical choreography was co-choreographed by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant in 1930. Their catchy choreography was quickly embraced by the popular culture of their day and was often seen on the dace floor in clubs. The fathers of American Tap Dancing have shared this choreography from generation to generation, and the dance is traditionally performed at the end of Tap performances and Tap Jams. Come join in the fun and take your place in this wonderful legacy.
Beverly has more than 20 years of teaching experience in tap, jazz, and ballet including 16 years at Parker Dance Academy in Parker, Colorado where she was the director of the tap program. She co-directed Colorado Dance Coalition which served the Colorado dance community through the production of master classes, and she was the personal teaching assistant to Robert L. Reed for the Colorado Chapter of the St. Louis Hoofer’s Club. Recently Beverly choreographed musical theater productions of Oklahoma and Guys and Dolls for the Parker Theatre Company is currently performing with Tap 24/7, a local tap performance company.
Bruce Goolsby: 2-3 pm Beg Taprica (African-style tap)
Bruce grew up in the arts and has performed in venues ranging from performance halls in the U.S. to the concert stage in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Trained under the legendary jazz instructor Frank Hatchett, his studies also included voice and acting. Some of his early tap influences were Gregory and Maurice Hines. His performance credits include featured roles in musical productions such as DreamGirls, Philly’s Beat, The Evening is Yours and The Swan Ball. In addition, he was a featured singer with the R&B group Secrets and has done commercials for radio and television. These days he can be found teaching tap at local colleges, high schools, dance studios and various dance festivals.
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