April 2014 On Tap Notes

Hi all tappers!

Spring has sprung, as of 10 am last Thursday. How happy are we?! Very tappy indeed. Bring that spring in your step to class as we fine-tune our dances during the last two months of this session. The big happy hurrah will be Sunday, May 25th for our annual “On Tap Showcase”. Party time to share what we have learned all year. We will be discussing the theme in classes this week.

Here are your “On Tap” notes from now through April:

1. Yes, we had tap classes during Spring break. All classes were on regular schedule.

2. Adult Talent Show at the Salem Public Library! 7pm Friday April 4

FREE show BUT you must have tickets.” On Tap” will be presenting “The New Lowdown”, a tribute to Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple. Sheri , Stacey, and Danica will be performing.

The Claddagh Celtic Dancers will also be performing a new piece. Tickets are available starting March 28 and are available at the Library or my contacting Sonja Somerville at ssomerville@cityofsalem.net or 503-588-6083. Please come support this fun event!

*3. The 9th Annual On Tap Showcase! This is the party where we celebrate our love of dance, each other, and all we have learned this year. When: Sunday, May 25, 3pm Where: either at the studio or at the tap house..more information to come! It depends on the weather. Tickets: $5.00 each or $10.00 per family (no tickets needed for dancers) Tickets will be available May 5

*I need your t-shirt sizes now please AND your favorite bright color. Thanks ! Let’s make this the most fun Showcase ever!

4. Nancy Traina in Corvallis is having her tap show, Tap Happy on May 30th at 7:30pm at the Majestic Theatre, the weekend following our showcase. We can all carpool down to her show if you like! Makes it a really full week of Tap! More information to come.
5. Summer is fast approaching. I plan to bring back the “Celtic Kids” class focusing on Irish dancing and a tea party. Let me know if any 5-10 yr olds are interested. We’ll also have tap workshops to sign up for. No formal classes set yet…I’m leaning toward several workshops set on Monday afternoons instead. I’m open for your suggestions on workshop topics.

Summer session will be June 2 to July 28, all classes on Monday afternoons.

6. Happy Tappy April Birthday to Bobbe Priddy, Molly Searcy, Sudha & Shanti Basu, and Marie Melin!

That’s all for now! I’ll keep you posted with updates as they come in.

Yours in Tap, Stacey