On Tap Notes – May 2015

Dear Tappers,

Happy May! As our spring term comes to a close we celebrate and participate in the most important tap dance events of the year: National Tap Dance Day AND our 10th Annual Showcase party on May 25th . We also have the bonus of celebrating on Saturday May 23rd with Dancers Corner in Portland with tap classes and a SHOW performance. I’ll be teaching an Irish tap class at 3pm that day and we will all perform that night.

Please Pin these May/June dates to your calendar:

 Tap Classes on May 23rd  12-5pm at Grand Finale Dance Studio, 875 Portland Ave.,

                                                                                    Gladstone, Oregon

 *“Reverse It” Portland Showcase, May 23rd   7:30pm  19600 Mollala Ave, Oregon City

 **“Tap Between the Raindrops”On Tap 10th Annual Showcase , Monday, May 25  8pm  

                                                                          1795 Broadway, Salem,Oregon

***“Tap and Irish Fusion Show” at The Arbor at Avamere Court ,Saturday June 6  2pm

                                                                         5210 River Road N, Keizer, Oregon

More details below in your May 2015 On Tap Notes!

“In recognition of Tap History and Bill Robinson’s Birthday, Dancer’s Corner is honored to sponsor PDX National Tap Dance Day on May 23rd and continue to share the legacy. We are excited to offer 5 hours of classes (15 different classes to choose from) from noon to 5pm at Grande Finale Dance Studio. Our community will continue the celebration with our exciting NTDD Showcase featuring Oregon Tap Dance Artists at Clackamas Communtiy College, Gregory Forum building at 7:30PM. Tap artists confirmed to be teaching at the Workshop include Aaron Wheeler Kay, Stacey Brown, Erin Lee, Nancy Traina, Judy Tibbles, Molly Kaleikilo, and Karida Griffith!*1) Satuday May 23 Tap classes and Show in Portland..Here is their email:

We have created a suggested class syllabus for each level of Tap to make your choices easier. These are just a suggestion, however, feel free to jump into any class that you would like to take.
“Success in the Industry” are our suggested classes for Advanced levels.
“Pathway to Success” are our suggested classes for Intermediate levels.
“Shake it Up” are our elective classes that you can mix in to customize your Tap experience. These classes will vary in levels depending on the class and is posted on each class on the schedule.
*Make sure you check out our Audition Class! Tappers will go through an audition process and the group of dancers that are chosen from this class will be performing the piece at the Showcase!

Workshop tickets (which includes a Showcase ticket): $25 – Please print email confirmation of purchase for Workshop entry and Showcase ticket redemption.
Showcase only Tickets: $10
*FREE ADULT CLASSES. We are excited to offer 2 free adult classes in our workshop! Please send the word out to all adult Tappers of the great benefit this year

Tickets are available now online.all dancers are required to purchase a ticket. They either can purchase the $25 Full day ticket for classes an the show or the Showcase only ticket, $10 (presale) or $12 (door price). The dancers will be able to watch the performance as well as perform.

http://dancerscornerretail.wix.com/dcportland

 

 PDX National Tap Dance Day

“Choose Your Pathway”

MAY 23, 2015

CLASSES AT GRANDE FINALE DANCE STUDIO

875 PORTLAND AVE. GLADSTONE, OR 97027TIME

STUDIO A – (ADV)

SUCCESS IN THE INDUSTRY

STUDIO B – (INT)

PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

STUDIO C –

ALL LEVEL TAP

12-1PM

STEP IN TIME

(AARON WHEELER KAY)

TAP HISTORY

“MR BOJANGLES”

(ERIN LEE)

FUNK TAP

1-2PM

TAP HISTORY

“MR BOJANGLES”

(ERIN LEE)

JAM SESSION

(AARON WHEELER KAY)

RHYTHM TAP

2-3PM

JAM SESSION

(AARON WHEELER KAY)

SWING

(NANCY TRAINA)

BROADWAY

3-4PM

CLASSIC SAMPLER

(JUDY TIBBLES)

IRISH DANCE

(STACEY BROWN)

SWING (ADULT)

*FREE*

(NANCY TRAINA)

4-5PM

SHOWCASE AUDITION

(LISA GARNER)

CLASSIC SAMPLER

(JUDY TIBBLES)

ADULT TAP & TAPAS *FREE*

(MOLLY KALEIKILO)

**2.The “On Tap” 10th Annual Showcase “Tap Between the Raindrops” is Monday, May 25th at our studio on Broadway at 8pm.  Practice and set up are at 7:30pm. Showtime is 8pm

Volunteers are needed for serving root beer floats, set up, and clean up.

Purchase of the “Tap Between the Raindrops” T-shirt at $25.00 provides admittance for your entire family. The Showcase is FREE with donations to brain cancer research encouraged with every root beer float. The Root Beer float tradition continues in memory of our “tap angel” Bailey Santana.  This is our annual party so come with your smiles on and ready to have fun!

costumes for showcase:

1)    ONE:   red sequence vest, red sequence top hat, black long pants

If you donot have these items already PLEASE EMAIL ME IMMEDIATELY. If you have these items and are NOT dancing in the showcase please let me know if you would be willing to loan them to a dancer. That would be greatly appreciated!

2)    Irish Brush Dance:  green tops, black pants, and irish hats (I have the hats)

3)    Singin in the Rain:  Showcase T-shirts “Tap Between the Raindrops”   $25.00ea.

4)    Shim Sham Shimmy: Showcase T-Shirts

5)    Want to perform another dance from another term? Let me know and we’ll add it into the mix!

***3) Tap dance show for the Arbor at Avamere Court Saturday June 6 at 2pm in Keizer , Oregon.  Rehearsal Class Monday June 1, 7:30pm at our studio for the Avamere show. All dancers in that show must attend this rehearsal.

4) Happy Tappy May birthday to Wendy Ulmer! We look forward to seeing you at the Arbor!  Thank you to Sheri for the delicious and pretty red velvet cupcakes for my birthday and for all the facebook well wishes! Your kindness is greatly appreciated!

That’s all folks! Thank you for reading through all these updates! Please email or call me with any questions.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain

Yours in tap,

Stacey

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