(Saturday 28th September – Saturday 5th October, 2019)
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If a class you want to take says SOLD OUT, please send an email to [email protected] to be placed on a waiting list as extra classes may be added.
In masterclasses you will learn from our selected tap masters on the faculty who will share with you tap warmups, techniques, new steps and combinations and their approach to the dance. Each masterclass is totally separate from each other, and all run for a jam-packed 90 minutes each!
Taking place on the festival weekend (Saturday, Sunday) choose which teachers you would like to learn from. When registering for Masterclasses (maximum 4 per day available), choose no more than one per time slot and according to your level. Places are limited so book early.
5 day Choreography Residencies (Monday – Friday)
Students study intensively with a choreographer 5 days in a row at the scheduled times to learn a routine. Technique and drills will also be covered at the beginning of each 90 minute class. At the end, students will have the opportunity to perform this routine on stage at the 2018 Australian Tap Dance Festival Show (this bonus performance opportunity will be invite only at the discretion of the faculty).
At the end of the five days all students will have a polished routine – something memorable to walk away from the festival with, in addition to enhanced technique and relationship building.
Due to the consistency and intensity of these residencies you will enjoy building strong connections and relationships with your teachers and fellow dancers in these residencies.
To get the most out of the festival, we encourage you to take as many residencies as possible so that you can benefit from a range of teachers, each with their own gifts, inspiration and style you can incorporate into your own tap style and repertoire. Residency experiences are something you will remember the most, long after a festival is over. If you get to perform your residency piece in the Festival Show, you will be backstage for the duration of the concert so please do not purchase a show ticket for yourself.
By registering in residencies, you will get to do progressive, intensive 90 minute classes everyday for 5 days with the residency teacher/s of your choice.
When registering for Residencies, choose no more than one per time slot and according to your level. If on the first day you find you have registered for an incorrect level (too easy/too hard), you can switch on the first day to an available alternative. Places are limited so book early.