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Tap Spectacular | Flagship Tap Intensive NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive

New York City

(1 Week Session)

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive – Tap Spectacular

➡ Ages 8-25

Program Style

Come tap with us on the streets of the “Dance Capitol of the World”! If your Broadway dreams include improving and refining your tap skills, “The Tap Spectacular” is the place to make those dreams come true. Tap, a uniquely American art form honing both the musicality and movement skills of the dancer. Joffrey’s NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive has been curated to connect the past to the present and reach into the future of where Tap is going. Classes will include fundamentals and historic forms i.e. Soft-Shoe, Buck and Wing, Classical Tap, Class Acts, Jazz Tap, and Hoofing, into more contemporary techniques such as Rhythm Tap, Funk Tap and the most recent fusion of Tap and Hip Hop.

Students will learn the history of tap, as well as gain insight into its future. 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. The NYC summer tap dance intensive is designed to give the serious 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.

The NYC tap dance summer intensive offers a full week of tap instruction with small class sizes and individual instruction and correction from our seasoned tap dance professionals. At the end of the week, students will perform for their parents in Joffrey’s “Tap Spectacular”, an in-studio performance. Classes will be held in one of 4 locations around the city, dancers should check their schedules at the beginning of the week to determine the exact locations.

Instructors for Joffrey’s Tap Spectacular include Artistic Director Jo Matos, who brings more than 35 years of dance instruction and choreography experience, 11 of those with the Joffrey. Other master instructors include Kurt Csolak, Felipe Galganni, Joey Cullinane, Samara Seligsohn, all experts in tap. And returning for another summer of Tap the one and only Christopher Broughton from the Dorrance Dance Company,

Dancers in our NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive won’t just be learning in the classroom; they will also have the opportunity to grow and develop their dance and cultural awareness by attending a Broadway production, visiting New York’s museums and other cultural venues, and much more.

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive What to Expect

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Ages

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Class Days

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Class Times

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Class Length

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Performances

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Faculty

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Dates & Tuition Fees

$799.00 per week
Any One Week
$699.00 per week
Any Two Weeks
$599.00 per week
Three Weeks or More

  • Week 1

    6/22/2020 – 6/26/2020


Tuition FAQ’s

  • Tuition Due at Registration: $300
  • Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • Registration Fee: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Housing, Meals & Other Fees

Housing

$499.00 per week
Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

Meals

$275.00 per week
Breakfast and Dinner Only

Registration

$99.00 per intensive
Registration fee per dancer

Housing and Meal Plan FAQ’s

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Registration
Registration Fee: $99 per intensive
  • Registration Fee Due at Registration: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Housing
Housing Fees: $499 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

  • Housing Due at Registration: $250
  • Resident Advisor Fee: $150 per dancer
    (Required for all dancers in housing – One time fee)
  • Chaperone Fee: $250 per dancer
    (Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13 – One time fee)
  • Housing, RA Fee & Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.
Housing – Other Fees
  • $50 Change Buildings (NYC only)
  • $50 Roommate Change Request
  • $100 Initial Roommate Request
  • $100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Meals
Meal Plan Fees: $275 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.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.


33 Beekman St, New York, NY 10038

The PACE Dormitory Residence Hall brings customized, first rate amenities to the heart of New York City’s Financial District. Each floor is staffed with a Resident Advisor.


81 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003
The Joffrey Ballet School Third Street Residence is located at 81 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003. Located in Manhattan’s East Village, Third Street is within short walking distance to some of New York’s best restaurants, independent stores, coffee shops, and theaters. Nearby essentials are Whole Foods, K-Mart, NY Grocery, several banks, City MD Clinic, Starbucks, Rite Aid, and easy access to the N, R, 6, B, D, and F trains. It is a short 20 minute subway ride to Joffrey.

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

Pace Housing

  • Bed Style: Twin XL; some rooms have a loft bed.
  • Pace University Security monitors the building 24/7
  • Microwave, refrigerator, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning unit in each room.
  • Window blinds provided

East 3rd Housing

  • Bed style: Bunk beds or loft bed, Twin XL
  • Each apartment will be furnished with bunk and loft beds, dresser drawers, desks and chairs, closet, full kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, and full size fridge.
  • AC unit available in each bedroom for temperature control (air conditioning included). There is no AC unit in kitchens. For effective airflow, keep bedroom doors open with bedroom AC units on.
  • Laundry available on top floor. TV, beverage vending machine, sink, and counter tops (no oven or fridge) available in the basement Recreation Room West and East.
  • Window Screens/Blinds not provided.

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 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.

The Joffrey Ballet School is proud to partner with Pace Cafeteria and Panera that serves two hearty kid-friendly meals per day. Enjoy breakfast burritos with veggies, sausage, pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, trail mix with dried fruit, and mixed nuts on the side. Imagine a wonderful grilled herbed chicken breast, a flavor-filled soba noodle salad with edamame and cucumber relish, bok choy, carrot ginger dressing, accompanied by a side of watermelon. The food is delicious and healthy–perfect for the developing dancer. We care about you and your child and have worked very hard to partner with the best food providers in the NYC area.

Pace housing students will eat at the Pace University Cafeteria

Students in all other buildings will have their meals catered by Panera which provides an array of options, including vegetarian, dairy free, and gluten free choices. Panera Bread provides students with breakfast and dinner daily

Please note that lunch is NOT included in any of the meal plan. We recommend that students pack a healthy lunch and snacks to eat between meals. Due to severe food allergies, dancers are NOT permitted to pack anything with peanuts in their lunch.

What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; please bring only what you need. Also, keep in mind that items can
be purchased upon arrival at nearby stores.

  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-shirts, swimsuit, sandals, etc.
  6. Electronics: Alarm Clock. Computers, iPods, iPads, and other valuables at your own
    discretion. All dorms are Wi-Fi equipped. Don’t forget to bring the 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. Students should download Google Maps and Embark NYC.

What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited in Joffrey housing and may be confiscated if found in your
room.

  1. Toasters, toaster ovens, coffeemaker, or any outside cooking appliance not provided by JBS.
  2. Candles or incense
  3. Space Heaters
  4. Halogen lights
  5. Pets of any kind
  6. Alcohol
  7. Anything that produces a flame/spark, fireworks, sparklers.
  8. When not in use, lighters for your pointe shoes MUST remain in your dance bag.
  9. Drugs, tobacco, including eCigarettes; illegal substances of any nature

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. 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.

Joffrey Ballet School offers Airport Transportation for housing students to and from the airport.

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.

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Master Faculty

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Performances

NYC Tap Spectacular Performances

Date: June 26, 2019
Time: TBA
Run Time: TBA

NYC Tap Dance Summer Intensive Details

Admission

All dancers (new and returning) are required to audition for the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Programs to be considered for: Placement   |  Scholarships  |  Acceptance.  

The audition is a 90 minute class instructed by a Joffrey Instructor and the cost to audition is $40. All sales are final. No refunds are provided for auditions regardless of attendance.

Our audition(s) are meant to place you at your skill level for either the Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensive series (June – August) and/or our 4 year Trainee Program (Sept – May).

Results will be emailed and posted online.

Pre-Check In & Orientation

Pre- Check In

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 sign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

Studio Location

Joffrey Ballet School
434 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011
Between 9th and 10th Streets.
3rd, 4th and 5th Floor

Joffrey Dance Center
47-10 Austell Place, Long Island City, NY 11101

Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center
29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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

Orientation Times

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 on our Dance Portal. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.


Schedules

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


Extra Activities

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Arts Administration Intern, Health Intern, Brand Ambassador Intern, HRA, RA, or RA Assistants

If you are interested in working for our Summer Intensives please read the duties described below and submit the application form. They are all paid positions.

Positions will be filled at a first come first serve basis to qualified candidates – please submit application early for best consideration. Final candidates who are offered a position will be required to undergo a background check prior to finalizing the hiring process.

Application deadline date: April 1st, 2020

Please email us at resume@joffreyballetschool.com for questions regarding any of the positions.

PROGRAM DATES

NYC Summer Sessions: May 31 – August 22, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: May 25, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Ballet Intensive, Jazz and Contemporary Program, Broadway Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Tap, Pre-Professional Program and Joffrey Experience

Long Beach Summer Session: June 14 – July 11, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: June 10, 2020
  • Intensive Program Types: Fusion Intensive, Hip-Hop Intensive

Dallas Summer Session: July 12 – August 1, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 8, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Fusion Intensive

San Francisco Summer Session: July 12 – August 1, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 8, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Contemporary Ballet Intensive

Georgia and Colorado Springs Summer Session: May 31 – July 18, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: May 27, 2020
    *Applicants must be able to work in both GA and CO, but not all employees will work in both locations*
  • Intensive Programs Types: Ballet and Jazz Intensives

Las Vegas Summer Session: July 12 – August 8, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 9, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Jazz and Contemporary Intensive, Cirque du Soleil Intensive

Tampa Summer Session: July 26 – August 8, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 24, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Hip Hop Intensive, Fusion Intensive

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