Shuffle. Dig. Cramp Roll. Tip. Irish.
These are just a few of the steps dancers learned at the School of Dance Arts Musical Theater Summer Camp this weekend! First Company member Deedee Mann led an informative and energetic class filled with learning basic tap steps, experimenting with elements of choreography, and playing rhythmic games. For many of the dancers, this was their first time tap dancing. Thanks to Access 2 the Arts' tap shoe donation program, we were able to provide tap shoes to all students who did not have their own.
Directors Kat Richter and Katie Budris led a lecture demonstration for students at School of Dance Arts studio in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Students learned about the origins of tap dance, saw some Lady Hoofers repertoire, participated in creating polyrhythms, and even tried on tap shoes to learn the first part of the Shim Sham Shimmy!
The Lady Hoofers presented a 45-minute lecture demonstration at the Bakers Bay Condo Association. First Company Dancers Johanna Lockwood, Becky Mastin, Kat Richter and Meg Sarachan performed a selection of company repertoire along with Student Apprentice Beccah Edelman.
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