Summer Intensives

Advanced

Tri-Tone Tap and Percussive Arts Summer Intensive with Tasha Lawson, Connor Denison, Kristian Alexandrov, Trudy Hipwell & Guest Musicians

The Tap and Percussive Arts Summer Intensive will provide an opportunity for Advanced level tap dancers to expand their rhythmic, musical and creative skillset. The intensive will focus on enhancing tap and body percussion technique, musicianship (West African drumming, and Jazz Trio), creative exploration, improvisation skills, and composition (learning repertoire and compositional approach discussions). 

*Advanced Dancers – Please inquire if you have questions about level. Contact: tasha@tashalawson.com 

Intensive includes: 

  • Rhythm Tap Technique
  • Body Percussion
  • Ethnomusicology; African Drumming & Percussion Clinics (Day 1 & 2)
  • Jazz Music Clinic (Day 3)
  • Tap and Body Music Improvisation  
  • Composition & Repertoire
  • Footage on Lunch break
  • Tap Jam with Live Jazz Trio

When:

• Wednesday, July 20 – Friday, July 22, 2022 – IN STUDIO – 11:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday, July 23, 2022 – Live Music Tap Jam Brunch – 12:30-2:30 PM

LOCATION:

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – 5th Floor; 111 – 12 Ave. SE, Calgary AB, T2G-0Z9

 

Intermediate

Tri-Tone Tap and Percussive Arts Summer Intensive with Tasha Lawson, Guest Instructors & Musicians

Tap Dance and percussive arts have many varied approaches and training methods available to develop a dancer. The history of the art form allows us to understand and respect the influence and impact that percussive dance has had, while inspiring forward thinking engagement. It serves as a pallet of knowledge, allowing a dancer to explore, expand, and develop their personal voice of creative and musical expression.

The Tap and Percussive Arts Summer Intensive will provide an opportunity for Intermediate level dancers to deepen their knowledge with a focus on enhancing technique, musicality, historical knowledge and creative expression.

*Intermediate Dancers – Please inquire if you have questions about level. Contact: tasha@tashalawson.com

Intensive includes:

• Rhythm tap fundamentals & rudiments

• Body percussion and introduction to varied musical cultures

• Developing the ear through rhythmic exercises, including note subdivision, counterpoint, poly rhythms, shading and accents

• Musicality and phrasing; time signatures, musical forms and structure

• The connection of tap dance to jazz music and its evolution

• Tap dance history and footage

• How to work with Live Musicians

• Live Music Tap Jam

When:

• Wednesday, July 20 – Friday, July 22, 2022 – IN STUDIO – 11:00AM-5:00PM; DJD
Saturday, July 23, 2022 – Live Music Tap Jam Brunch – 12:30-2:30 PM; Espresso Cafe

LOCATION: 

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – 5th Floor; 111 – 12 Ave. SE, Calgary AB, T2G-0Z9