West Chicago (Carol Stream, IL) July 31 - August 2
Many dance studios have those kids who just LOVE tap dance. They are the ones who can never hold their feet still and geek out over the newest tap video. Chicago Tap Theatre has created a Tap Intensive for those children! A place where they can spend time with kids from around the country who share their passion, develop their technique and ability to execute new steps, learn challenging choreography from CTT’s repertory and play games and activities that foster their understanding of rhythm, counting, and history. Most importantly, a place where the education is offered with a large serving of FUN.
Celebrating it’s 15th year, Chicago Tap Theatre is a leading tap company that is recognized for their technical virtuosity and the innovation of their work. They tour nationally and internationally in addition to presenting a three-show home season, and were selected by Dance Magazine for Best New Production of 2016 for their time travel show, TimeSteps. Classes will be taught by CTT Artistic Director and Founder, Mark Yonally, who is known for using humor to convey knowledge as well as the ability to make complex tap combinations understandable and do-able. Students will also enjoy a daily Story Time during which they will learn about the business of dance, tap history and tap audition preparation. Yonally brings over 26 years of professional experience and teaches, choreographs, performs and judges throughout the US and Europe.
Students will return to their home studio full of new ideas, steps and games that will enrich your tap program and keep them on the cutting edge of what is happening in tap dance today. They will have more than just new friends, awesome combinations, and improved skills, they will possess a deeper understanding of tap and a newly invigorated passion.
*THE CAROL STREAM INTENSIVE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM AUGUST 15-17 TO JULY 31 – AUGUST 2 DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!*