Musical Feet: Celebrating National Tap Dance Day
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10:00am - 02:15pm
The Hochstein School of Music & Dance is pleased to commemorate National Tap Dance Day on May 18th, 2013 with a series of workshops and a public performance dubbed, “Musical Feet: Tap as an American Art Form.”
10-11:30 “Doin’ the New Low Down” Workshop: This workshop, taught by nationally-known Tap Dancer, Choreographer, and Hochstein faculty member Cheryl Johnson is open to intermediate level tap dancers ages 10-adult. “Doin’ the New Low Down” is one of Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson’s signature dances. This is a study in classic rhythm tap dance. Fees: $15 ($10 for Hochstein Students) Includes Musical Feet Performance.
11:45-12:45 “Shim Sham” Workshop: This workshop is open to all levels of tap and swing dancers ages 10-adult. The “Shim Sham” is the tap dancer’s anthem and is shared by both tap dancers and swing dancers worldwide. Fees: $10 ($5 for Hochstein Students). Includes Musical Feet Performance.
Pre-register for both workshops by calling Hochstein at 585-454-4596. or NEW Register ONLINE: http://activenet.active.
1:30-2:15-“Musical Feet: Tap as an American Art Form”: This Lecture/Demonstration traces the evolution of a uniquely American art form with references to multicultural dance forms and American popular music. Highlights include performances of Irish Jig, Spanish Dance, African Drumming, vaudeville, the Jazz Age, MGM musicals, the Harlem Renaissance, and much more.
The dance and live music performers include Hochstein faculty and students and guests.
Location Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 14614