Intermediate Tap Technique with Jaye Allison

Practices fundamental tap technique and music concepts while increasing vocabulary, refining concepts and building speed. Students apply technique and concepts to across the floor work and center phrases.

Sound Space – Beginning Tap Concepts with Pamela Hetherington

Practice clean fundamentals and apply them to music concepts. Learn short phrases and conclude with some improvisational exercises. Tap shoes recommended, hard soled shoes work fine.

About the instructor: Pamela Hetherington is a professional tap dancer, choreographer, educator, and artistic director working in Philadelphia. Her artistic work aims to expand the boundaries of jazz tap, both as a soloist, a choreographer, and a composer. Her work for Take It Away Dance has been presented by Jazz Bridge (Neighborhood Concert), Philadelphia Jazz Project (7×7 Series), Creative Philadelphia (City Hall Presents), The Barnes Foundation (1st Sunday Series), Allentown Art Museum (3rd Thursday Series), Dixon Place (8 in Show, 30-30-30), and Symphony Space (Stam-Pede). She is interested in the genre of “music for tap dance.” She has an original jazz composition published in the Philadelphia Real Book and is a featured artist on the “Whitman Project” mixtape, published by The Philadelphia Jazz Project.

Intermediate Tap Technique with Jaye Allison

Practices fundamental tap technique and music concepts while increasing vocabulary, refining concepts and building speed. Students apply technique and concepts to across the floor work and center phrases.

Sound Space – Beginning Tap Concepts with Pamela Hetherington

Practice clean fundamentals and apply them to music concepts. Learn short phrases and conclude with some improvisational exercises. Tap shoes recommended, hard soled shoes work fine.

About the instructor: Pamela Hetherington is a professional tap dancer, choreographer, educator, and artistic director working in Philadelphia. Her artistic work aims to expand the boundaries of jazz tap, both as a soloist, a choreographer, and a composer. Her work for Take It Away Dance has been presented by Jazz Bridge (Neighborhood Concert), Philadelphia Jazz Project (7×7 Series), Creative Philadelphia (City Hall Presents), The Barnes Foundation (1st Sunday Series), Allentown Art Museum (3rd Thursday Series), Dixon Place (8 in Show, 30-30-30), and Symphony Space (Stam-Pede). She is interested in the genre of “music for tap dance.” She has an original jazz composition published in the Philadelphia Real Book and is a featured artist on the “Whitman Project” mixtape, published by The Philadelphia Jazz Project.

Intermediate Tap Technique with Jaye Allison

Practices fundamental tap technique and music concepts while increasing vocabulary, refining concepts and building speed. Students apply technique and concepts to across the floor work and center phrases.

Sound Space – Beginning Tap Concepts with Pamela Hetherington

Practice clean fundamentals and apply them to music concepts. Learn short phrases and conclude with some improvisational exercises. Tap shoes recommended, hard soled shoes work fine.

About the instructor: Pamela Hetherington is a professional tap dancer, choreographer, educator, and artistic director working in Philadelphia. Her artistic work aims to expand the boundaries of jazz tap, both as a soloist, a choreographer, and a composer. Her work for Take It Away Dance has been presented by Jazz Bridge (Neighborhood Concert), Philadelphia Jazz Project (7×7 Series), Creative Philadelphia (City Hall Presents), The Barnes Foundation (1st Sunday Series), Allentown Art Museum (3rd Thursday Series), Dixon Place (8 in Show, 30-30-30), and Symphony Space (Stam-Pede). She is interested in the genre of “music for tap dance.” She has an original jazz composition published in the Philadelphia Real Book and is a featured artist on the “Whitman Project” mixtape, published by The Philadelphia Jazz Project.

Intermediate Tap Technique with Jaye Allison

Practices fundamental tap technique and music concepts while increasing vocabulary, refining concepts and building speed. Students apply technique and concepts to across the floor work and center phrases.

Sound Space – Living Tap History: Barbara Duffy

Presented by Take It Away Dance and supported by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

Next up in our ‘Living Tap History’ workshop series….Barbara Duffy !

This workshop series invites tap dancers living today to share their memories and what they learned by being ‘in the room’ with some of the eminent masters of the 20th century. Barbara will teach the lessons and choreography of Leon Collins, who was one of Barbara’s most influential teachers. The second half of the workshop will feature Barbara’s signature techniques from her book, “Tap into Improv.”

Barbara Duffy’s performance highlights include “The Gregory Hines Show,” “Gala for The President,” performing with Gregory Hines before President and Mrs. Bill Clinton and as dance captain in Brenda Bufalino’s American Tap Dance Orchestra. Her all women ensemble, Barbara Duffy & Company has performed at the Duke Theatre, the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, the Tanz Haus Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow and with Tony Waag’s Tap City on Tour. In 2008, Barbara received the “Rhythm World Award” for preserving and passing on the legacy of Leon Collins. She was also the recipient of the American Tap Dance Foundation’s prestigious “Hoofer Award” in 2013 and National Tap Day Committee’s “FloBert Award” in 2015. A highly sought after teacher, Barbara has taught at numerous workshops and festivals in 20 countries. When not on the road, she teaches classes in New York City at The American Tap Dance Center and is on the faculty of their Tap Teacher Training program. Barbara’s book, “Tap into Improv, A Guide to Tap Dance Improvisation” is available on Amazon.com. Her greatest inspirations are Brenda Bufalino, the late Leon Collins and the late Gregory Hines.

Sound Space – Beginning Tap Concepts with Pamela Hetherington

Practice clean fundamentals and apply them to music concepts. Learn short phrases and conclude with some improvisational exercises. Tap shoes recommended, hard soled shoes work fine.

About the instructor: Pamela Hetherington is a professional tap dancer, choreographer, educator, and artistic director working in Philadelphia. Her artistic work aims to expand the boundaries of jazz tap, both as a soloist, a choreographer, and a composer. Her work for Take It Away Dance has been presented by Jazz Bridge (Neighborhood Concert), Philadelphia Jazz Project (7×7 Series), Creative Philadelphia (City Hall Presents), The Barnes Foundation (1st Sunday Series), Allentown Art Museum (3rd Thursday Series), Dixon Place (8 in Show, 30-30-30), and Symphony Space (Stam-Pede). She is interested in the genre of “music for tap dance.” She has an original jazz composition published in the Philadelphia Real Book and is a featured artist on the “Whitman Project” mixtape, published by The Philadelphia Jazz Project.

Intermediate Tap Technique with Jaye Allison

Practices fundamental tap technique and music concepts while increasing vocabulary, refining concepts and building speed. Students apply technique and concepts to across the floor work and center phrases.