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TAP SPECTACULAR MIAMI

JUNE 18 – JUNE 22
(1 Week Session)

Ages 8 – 25

Students will have an opportunity to learn Tap history from the contemporary Tap Masters who carry on this truly American dance tradition. Students will spend a week tracing the history of Tap Dance, learning the fundaments of Soft-Shoe, Clogging, Buck and Wing, Classical Tap, Class Acts, Jazz Tap, Hoofing, Rhythm Tap, Broadway Tap and Funk Tap. This program will be comprised of master teachers who collectively cover the spectrum of tap dance genres.

Daily classes are designed to perfect tap technique, and expand the student’s knowledge of tap repertoire. , A tap improvisation class will encourage students to experiment with their own movement and sound ideas. This intensive is designed to give the series tap student the full picture of what tap was and has evolved into in the 21st century. Small classes will provide the students individual, personal attention, directed corrections and the opportunity to pick the brains of the Tap Masters.

Tuition

$799 per week

Tuition Due at Registration: $300

Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.

Registration Fee: $99

Housing

$450 per week

Housing Due at Registration: $250

Housing Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st

Students ages 10 and 11 that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

Meal Plan

Meals are requires if in housing
$225 per week

Meal Plan Due at Registration: 50%

Prices include food & beverages plus sales tax. Breakfast and Dinner Only.
Only offered to dancers in housing.

Meal Plan Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st

Chaperone Fee

$250 per dancer

Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st

Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13

One time fee

Resident Fee

$150 per dancer

Resident Advisor Fee: Monthly Payments through June 1st

Required for all dancers in housing

One time fee

3.5% Processing Fee

For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Joffrey FAQ's

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Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

Students accepted into any Miami Intensive will be staying on campus at Florida International University. The dorms are located in an enclosed, security surrounded college campus. Students will need to bring their own linens, as well as any additional items they will need for the duration of their stay. Joffrey is committed to providing all Intensive students with a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment.

Lakeview Hall

Address: 11060 SW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33174

Students ages 10 and 11 that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

We will do our best to honor roommate requests that are completed and remain within the established guidelines.

A dancer may request up to a maximum of three roommates for a total of four dancers in a chain. Please note that all roommate requests must be completed by both sets of parents, at least fourteen days prior to arrival.

Please note that confirmed roommates will be in the same room, but we are unable to accommodate requests for a bunk assignment near another dancer. Dancers are assigned their beds by their Resident Assistants based on numerous factors including medical conditions, sleepwalking, etc. and these assignments may not be changed during the arrival process.

Roommate Requests will be asked during Registration.

ALL dancers staying in FIU Housing must purchase the meal plan offered by FIU Food Services.

The Joffrey Ballet school is proud to have partnered with FIU that serves healthy, well-balanced and mindful meals. The food is delicious and healthy. It is perfect for the developing dancer. We care about you and your child and have worked very hard to partner with FIU.

Dancer’s staying in the dorm will be charged for a Monday-Friday (3) meals; Breakfast Box, Lunch and Dinner, Saturday and Sunday (2) meals; Brunch and Dinner. On Mondays-Fridays, lunch for housing students will be packed in a cooler box on the Joffrey shuttle from the dorm to the school.

We recommend our commuter students to bring their packed lunches, water bottles and snacks daily in a small cooler type lunch bag. We do not allow students to leave the studios while in our charge unaccompanied.

The Joffrey Ballet School has setup a very simple and orderly housing check in and check out process. Please drop off your dancer Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Lakeview North. When picking up your happy dancer please assist your child to be packed and on their way home prior to 12:00 PM Saturday. Please note after check-in that evening the dancers will have a mandatory orientation.

Orientation and arrival times depend on whether or not you will be staying in our housing facilities. Please check the Orientation Times section for full details. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.

What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; so only bring what you really need. Remember, you can always purchase extras in the neighborhood or have your family send them to you.

  1. Bedding: Twin XL Sheets, Blankets, Pillows
  2. Bathroom Essentials: Towels, Shower Shoes, Hair Dryer
  3. Toiletries: Toilet Paper, Hand Soap, Shampoo, Body Wash, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste and other personal toiletry items.
  4. Dance Attire: Dance clothes, shoes, and other related supplies.
  5. Recreational Clothes: Jeans, t-shirt, Swimsuit, Walking shoes, sandals, etc.
  6. Electronics: Alarm clock, Computers, iPods, iPads, and other valuables at your own discretion. Don’t forget to bring the accompanying chargers!
  7. Cell Phone: Every student is required to bring or purchase upon arrival, a personal mobile phone. This phone number must be provided to the RAs upon arrival.

What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited in both our housing locations and may be confiscated if found in your room:

  • Hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, BBQ grill or any other cooking appliances
  • Candles or incense • Extension cords 7 7
  • Halogen lights
  • Pets of any kind, including fish
  • Alcohol/ Drugs
  • Illegal substances of any nature

There is a Lost and Found table set-up during check-out on Saturday. Please check this section for any misplaced items before you leave. If you realize that you did not make it home with an item, please call Customer Service at +1 888.438.3808 and leave a message describing the missing item(s). All claimed items will be returned C.O.D. Items will be held for two weeks, and after that time they will be donated to charity. Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving. JBS is not responsible for lost or broken items.

Housing

$50 Change Buildings (NYC only)

$50 Roommate Change Request

$100 Initial Roommate Request

$100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out

Team Assignments

$50 Change Team Assignment Request

In Studio Showing (No Tickets Required)

Friday June 22

Time: 3:15pm

Duration: 1 hr.

Location: Miami Arts Charter School Theater

Address: 95 NW 23rd Street 5th FL, Miami , FL 33127

Parking: Miami Arts Charter School

Lakeview Hall Features

All residential units are furnished with standard university furniture:

  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry room on 1st floor of Lakeview North
  • Twin mattress (size 36 x 74 x 6)
  • Shared bathroom

All residence halls have Wi-Fi. There are no landline phones in the resident’s rooms. Laundry machines are on the first floor of Lakeview North.

Laundry machines take credit/debit card payments. All students must sign the Housing Occupancy Agreement upon arrival (this agreement can be found at the end of the housing manual).

This document lists the most important housing policies. Please refer to the housing manual of your assigned facility for a complete list of rules, policies, and procedures.

We know you are anxious to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your intensive(s) and we cannot wait to share all the details! All dancers are required to complete our Online Pre-Check In form prior to arrival. All dancers will need to DocuSign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

We do not provide transportation from the airport for this intensive.

Non-Refundable Tuition and Other Fees

It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.
In some instances we are able to offer a credit towards a future Joffrey program. The Registration Fee, All Deposits, and all Processing Fees are non-refundable and will be forfeited.
Prior to May 1st, a credit for any remaining tuition and some additional payments may be placed in the dancer’s name to be used the following summer.
After May 1st, all payments are non-refundable unless due to injury or illness certified by a Dr’s. note. A partial credit may be used towards next summer at Joffrey Ballet School’s Discretion.

The Joffrey Ballet School prides itself in taking photos of the dancers that represent their superb experience and will utilize the photos for its website and or marleting and advertisig purposes. Dancers and parents are welcome to take photos of the dance experience. When attending the program you consent to the use of your photography in our website and marketing materials.

We have taken great care in providing superb and exciting weekend and after class activities. Please see our activities page for details.

Studio Location:

Miami Arts Charter School
95 NW 23rd Street Miami, FL 33127
(Studio/Performance Location)

Note: Please see your Weekly Schedule’s studio assignment for your exact location

Housing Location:

Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199
(Housing Location)

Note: Please see your housing assignment for your exact housing location

You will be emailed a link to your dance schedule. You will receive it a week before your session starts.

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Artistic Director of Children's and Youth Ballet Program

Jo Matos

Also directing: NYC Ballet Intensive, NYC Summer Dance Camps, Joffrey Miami and Tap Spectacular Miami.

Jo Matos is the Artistic Director for the Joffrey Ballet School’s Children’s Dance and Youth Ballet Programs and Summer Intensives in New York and Miami. She joined the Joffrey Ballet School, as a Director in 2008. Jo devised a curriculum and acts as liaison for a partnership between the Joffrey Ballet School and Fort Hamilton High School’s, “Joffrey Dance Academy” in Brooklyn. Jo teaches in the Children’s Dance, Youth Ballet and Ballet Trainee Program. She has over 35 years experience as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and arts administrator at many prestigious institutions, including Ballet Hispanico, The Hartford Ballet, and the University of Hartford. She is also the co-founder of “Dancing Day,” a school that brings dance to disabled children and adults. Jo’s work with autism and dance was featured in PBS documentaries in 1999 and 2004. Ms. Matos teaches as a Master Teacher around the country.  Jo trained at the School of the Hartford Ballet and performed with The Connecticut Children’s Ballet, the School of the Hartford Ballet and as a guest artist with Dance Now! Miami. Jo is the Artistic Advisor to Alison Cook Beaty Dance in New York City. She holds a BFA in Dance from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford.

Kurt Csolak

Kurt is establishing himself as one of the finest tap dancers, choreographers, and instructors working today. The son of a drummer and dance studio owner, Kurt grew up surrounded by the arts and naturally gravitated towards tap dancing. Kurt has taught at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and the Peridance Capezio Center in NYC, and has been accepted as a judge at the IDO World Tap Championships in Germany. Stage/Live credits include: International Tour of Tap Dogs, Top Hat Lab w/Chris Gatelli, Carnegie Hall w/Chris Erk, featured soloist and choreographer at Tap United in Boston, MA, Dorrance Dance, Caleb Teicher & Co, I Love Tap w/Derick K. Grant, America’s Got Talent with Aaron Tolson, Dance Captain of Andrew Nemr’s “CPD Plus” tap company. Kurt is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School, and continues to perform, choreograph, and instruct around the NYC area.

Current cast member of Tap Dogs!

Lisa La Touche

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Lisa’s recent credit includes original cast member of SHUFFLE ALONG on Broadway choreographed by Savion Glover and directed by George C. Wolfe. With the cast she was appeared at the 70th annual TONY Awards and Maya & Marty on NBC and became recipient of the Fred Astaire award for “Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway show” and the A.C.C.A. Actor’s Equity Award for “Outstanding Broadway Chorus”. She appears as a principal dancer in an episode of Amazon’s Original TV series Z- The Beginning of Everything starring Christina Ricci, Directed by Shane Black and choreography by John Carrafa. Previous highlights have also included touring with Savion Glover productions in STEPZ, and also performing in both New York’s Off-Broadway and the North American touring casts of STOMP. She was also in the original ensemble of Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards “Sophisticated Ladies” where they performed weekly at The Cotton Club in Harlem and also a member of Jason Samuel Smith’s company A.C.G.I. Lisa has performed, choreographed and taught world wide on various independent projects and was also faculty member of the School of Jacob’s pillow under the direction of her mentor Dianne Walker. She appears as guest faculty at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and loves sharing her passion within eager up and coming professionals of all ages. She is currently continuing her studies in acting at both Matthew Newton and Susan Batson Studios, and works with vocal coaches Shelton Becton and Susan Eichborn Young. She believes whole heartedly that we are all to trust and follow our inspirations and welcome a journey of unlimited opportunities. www.lisalatouche.com

Joffrey Miami Instructor

Felipe Galganni

Also a Miami Tap Spectacular Intensive Instructor.

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Felipe Galganni started his training in dance and theater at the age of 10.  Mentored by Heather Cornell (Manhattan Tap), Felipe moved to New York City in the summer of 2010 to further his education in tap.  Since then he has had the honor of working with such great names on the tap scene as Tony Waag, Max Pollak (Rumba Tap), Chikako Iwahori, Lynn Schwab, Ray Hesselink, Michelle Dorrance, and Derick K. Grant. He has also studied under the master Brenda Bufalino and recently performed in one of her newest works.

In the nearly 15 years of his career, Felipe has given tap dance lessons at the best schools in Brazil, as well as worldwide for such well-known studios as Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and the American Tap Dance Foundation in New York City. He has worked as a choreographer in shows and movies.  Revealing the unique Brazilian influence in his expression of tap dance, he also develops his own work with his company in New York City. Regarding his piece Fuga, the New York Times writes, “…Felipe Galganni juxtaposed the precision of tap with the curvaceousness of capoeira, the Brazilian martial art. As two crouching, cartwheeling capoeiristas and six tappers wove through one another to Baden Powell’s ‘Berimbau,’ their musicality was contagious.

Felipe has performed at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Joseph Papp’s Public Theater (Joe’s Pub), The NY Summer Stage, The Cotton Club, Metropolitan Room, The Bronx Museum, The New York City Center, Lavo NYC, Arlington Club, and others. As a Team Leader of New York’s Tap City festival, Felipe was interviewed by NBC Channel 4 in 2014.

Felipe is excited to share his love for tap dance with the students of the Joffrey Ballet School!